06-08-17 News of the Week

Dear Friends:

Here is the news of the week:

  • Cookies and lemonade are in the house!  Now all that is needed is a volunteer to set up and clean up.  No cost to you.  And thank you to Ted Urbanski who sets up a table on the patio, making hosting even easier.  We love the lemonade hour.
  • VBS is open for registration.  Dates are August 7-11 with a wonderful service at Storrs Congregational on Sunday, August 13  Register at: tinyurl.com/2017StorrsVBS
  • This Sunday is our monthly lunch date at the Covenant Soup Kitchen. There is a need for volunteers.  Please let Joan Doiron know if you can help out.   jtdbeech@charter.net
  • And speaking of the Covenant Soup Kitchen, school is almost out and some children in our community will be missing the free lunch and breakfast.  These may be their only consistent meals of the day.  Please help fill the food bin–dry cereal, peanut butter, pasta, juice boxes are all appreciated.  Another way to find food assistance is to text
    FOOD” to 877877 and receive a message back with a location closest to where they live so can get free summer meals.
  • A reminder to all Sunday ministers who handle the offering– the safe should always be closed and locked after putting away the offering.
  • Congratulations to Gale and Tom Cottrell who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend.
  • And we extend our condolences to Nord Yakovleff and Peg Rux on the death of Nord’s mother, Gail Kiselewsky, who died Monday in Cheshire, CT at the age of 95. A memorial service is planned for late summer. May she rest in peace; and may light perpetual shine upon her, through the mercy and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Gratitude of the Week:  to so many who shared  their  gift of a second language that made for a wonderful  Pentecost service last Sunday: Harry Evageliou (Greek), Tom Long (Latin), Helene Marcy (French),  Franco Masciandaro (Italian), Magda Parera (Catalan), Julia Healey ( Spanish), Mateo Healey (German), and Lane Watson, (Russian), Thank you!
  • One more congratulatory note:

    Catina Caban-Owen, North Windham School social worker, and grandmother to Maggie, Louise and Calvin, was recently awarded the Victoria L. Soto award by Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters.  The award is given in memory of Soto who was killed at Sandy Hook School in 2012.  Catina, who works as a part-time adjunct professor at ECSU, in addition to her work at North Windham School, has been a Big Sister for 8 years. She believes the mentoring done by Big Sisters is so beneficial, giving girls opportunities to participate in programs and activities that they would not have otherwise.

    The award was presented at the Mark Twain House and Museum in  May.

    If you have news to share–a community activity, a recent accomplishment, life updates, please send the information to the office.

Best wishes, Linda