Women’s Group - Every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M.
Executive Committee - Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00 P.M.
- Reformation Sunday – October 25 - Remembrance of Deceased Members and Dedication of Memorial Gifts.
- Windham Union Association Meeting – November 1
- Annual Congregational Meeting – November 15
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week of October 11 were $1,234.00. The costs for each week are $1,385.00 (derived by dividing the annual budget by 52 weeks).
Jean Eggleston and Brenda Dansingburg will share the Altar Guild duties for the month of October. Enjoy the beautiful flowers which are given by Laura Caravatt.
A time of fellowship following the service of worship is held in the social hall. Coffee, juice and refreshments will be served.
Ushers for the month of October
This is a reminder for those of you who have signed up and a notice of those Sundays that are open. Thank you for your service.
October 18 **Open
October 25 **Open
2015-2016 Offering Envelopes
They are available on the table as you pick up your bulletin. Estimates of Giving relate to the general operational budget and the building fund. They are a great help to the Executive Committee as it prepares the 2015-2016 budget. Please submit them as soon as possible.
Beef Stew Dinner
The Church will hold a fund raising supper of “beef stew” on Saturday, November 14, 2015.
Sign-up sheets for food preparation and donations as well as job responsibilities are available. Please sign up for this important event. See Jean Eggleston or Pat Liao for further information.
Harvest Home Sunday
The annual service of Harvest Home is celebrated in our service of worship this morning.
Gifts of food items to the Good Neighbors Food Shelf are encouraged. The following is a list of food most needed by the Food Shelf: canned fruits, esp. apple sauce, pancake mix and syrup, cereal, tuna fish, canned meats, canned vegetables, evaporated milk, crackers, and pasta or rice sides.
Monetary gifts are also encouraged. Checks should be made out to United Church of Ludlow specified for the Good Neighbors Food Shelf. An offering envelope is provided for your convenience.
Reformation Sunday, October 25
On Reformation Sunday, Rev. Harpster will dedicate gifts to the church that have been made in the past year. Members and friends of the church also have the opportunity to present monetary gifts in memory or in honor of individuals.
A dedication form is provided with this week’s bulletin. To be included in the bulletin for Reformation Sunday, all gifts made out to United Church of Ludlow should be in the church office by Wednesday, October 21. For more information, you can speak with Anne Oakes, Receiver of Offerings.
Windham-Union Association (UCC) Fall Meeting
The Vermont Interfaith Action and Public Assets Institute will be the featured speakers at the Windham-Union Association meeting on Sunday, November 1st from 2:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. at the First Congregational Church of Springfield.
Their presentation, which they have been sharing with people of faith throughout the state, will focus on “Building Vermont’s Moral Economy.”
Learn how income inequality is being caused by inequities in our systems, even in progressive Vermont, and discover ways to take action toward positive change.
Questions, contact Debbie Ingram at 802-310-4625 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A reception will follow the presentation.
Ed Boadway’s latest organ restoration and transplant is a large, 1912 Estey, to be dedicated Sunday, October 18th in the Brownsville Community Church. The 4:00 P.M. program includes music for trumpet and organ, and details are in the local weeklies.