Women’s Group - Every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
Executive Committee – Wednesday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m.
- Deacons’ Luncheon – October 26 Speaker - Robert Fleming of Malayaka House
- Reformation Sunday – October 26 - Remembrance of Deceased Members and Dedication of Memorial Gifts.
- Windham Union Association Meeting – November 2
- Annual Congregational Meeting – November 9
- The Rev. Dr. Lynn Bujnak, Vermont Conference Minister (UCC) – November 16
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week of October 12 were $2,241.84. The cost for each week is $1,385.00 (derived by dividing the annual budget by 52 weeks).
Brenda Dansingburg and Laura Caravatt will be sharing the Altar Guild responsibilities for the month of October. Brenda will take care of the altar and Laura will provide her beautiful flowers.
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 & November
This is a reminder for those of you who have signed up and a notice of those Sundays that are open.
October 19 Anne & Andy
October 26 Bob & Ginny
November 2 Laura Sandy & Jim
November 9 Sandy & Jim
November 16 **Open
November 23 **Open
November 30 **Open
2014-2105 Offering Envelopes
Envelopes 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 2014-2015 budget. Please submit them as soon as possible.
Fall Meeting of Windham Union Association
The Windham Union Association will hold its fall meeting at United Church of Ludlow on Sunday, November 2nd beginning with lunch at 1:00 P.M.
Associate Conference Minister, Jim Thomas, will be with us as we explore what it means to be an Association in the 21st Century.
In a mix of presentation and conversation, those gathered will explore our history, polity, and future as a setting of the United Church of Christ. We’ll hear of movements afoot in other associations, and consider what our future role may be.
Luncheon for Association Meeting – 1:00 P.M.
The United Church is hosting the Windham Association meeting on Sunday, November 2nd and luncheon will be served. Available in the lobby will be the menu donations we hope you will consider providing.
Harvest Home, October 19
The annual service of Harvest Home will be celebrated on Sunday, October 19. 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, especially 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.
Reformation Sunday, October 26
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. In order for your dedication to be included in the bulletin for Reformation Sunday, all gifts should be in the church office by Wednesday, October 22. For more information, you can speak with Anne Oakes, Receiver of Offerings.
Example of form:
In memory of
In honor of
Memorial Gift Opportunity: The New Church Sign
A beautiful new church sign announcing our presence has been ordered and will be installed this fall on the front yard such that is visible from all three approaches to the Elm and Pleasant Street intersection.
We have received one major memorial donation; a second donation toward this project was made several years ago.
If you would like to honor or memorialize someone, this is a great opportunity to donate toward a needed and permanent physical improvement to our church.
All donations received before Reformation Sunday, October 26, will be acknowledged during the service. Andy Ohotnicky is the expert on the sign itself. Pastor Harpster and Bob Kottkamp can also answer questions.