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United Church of Dorset and East Rupert – Dorset Vermont Weekly Bulletin

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MARRIAGE COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP   The  annual marriage communications workshop is coming up soon, Saturday, May 7th from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  It is free, it is open to anyone who would like a relationship tune-up devoted to better communications.  There will be refreshments served.  This is not a lecture but strong couples interaction in a very private way so that no one has to feel put on the spot.  We have a number of couples already signed-up but there is room for several more.  Please call the office to  sign-up      867-2260.

Rummage Sale Concession Stand Saturday,  April 30  – The Christian           Education committee is excited to host the concession stand once again at this year’s       Rummage sale.  We are looking for donations of cookies, brownies, cakes, soups, pies,     gluten free and vegetarian items, etc.   Please contact Gretchen Lima at Gretchenlima@aol.com    (802)362-5548 or Janet Chandler at dchandler44@gmail.com/(802)867-5533.  All proceeds from this event go to the Christian Education program and mission projects.

Get ready forE Recycle the spring Electronic Recycling Day! It is being held at The Dorset School on Saturday, April 30th from 9 am – 12 noon. The Dorset Teachers’          Association and the Dorset Energy Committee are co-hosting this event to raise money for the school’s technology fund.  This event is open to everyone. It is not limited to Dorset residents.   All items will be accepted free of charge. Acceptable items include computers (laptops, desktops, tablets, and servers), printers, ink and toner cartridges, monitors, UPS battery backups, stereo equipment, satellite dishes (any size!), game consoles (Wii, PlayStation, etc.), digital cameras, cell phones, blackberries, MP3 players, and small  household appliances such as toasters, fans, and hair dryers, and more. Large appliances such as stoves and ovens cannot be accepted. Monetary donations are being accepted and proceeds will go towards the school’s Technology Fund.  Please note that The Dorset School will only be accepting items the day of the drive. Because of storage space and cost of removal they cannot accept any of these items prior to or after the drive.  We would like to extend a special thank you to Good Point Recycling (www.retroworks.net) for their donation of time and manpower to help make our drive a    success   For more information, please contact Phyllis Tate at ptate@brsu.org. The       Dorset School is located at 130 School Drive, Dorset, VT 05251. Visit their website at dorsetschool.us.

Blanket DriveCWS BLANKET SUNDAY  – MAY 8, 2016  When you give to Church World Service, you help families around the world recover from disaster and displacement.  CWS also provides tools, seed and microloans to CWS Agricultural Co-ops in poverty stricken countries like Haiti.  After Hurricane SandY, CWS sent 11,400 blankets to U.S. relief agencies and churches.   A $10 donation on CWS Blanket Sunday will provide a blanket and honor your Mom, Grandmother, Aunt or friend on Mother’s Day.

BCCH Wish ListWe need the following supplies to furnish at the Dorset Room at Thatcher House. Please drop them off in the office. We will make sure the Mission Committee get them.  Thanks for your generous help.



RummageDonations will be accepted at the Dorset Church on Tuesday, April 26, Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28  from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Please do not donate furniture, large  appliances, TV’s, stereo   equipment, computer and computer related items.