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

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INTERFAITH COUNCIL OF THE NORTH Emergency Needs Fund Auction On Sunday November 22nd  at 5:00 p.m. the Interfaith Council of the Northshire will hold its annual harvest potluck supper and fundraising auction to benefit the Emergency Needs Fund.  This year’s dinner and auction will be held at Israel Congregation of Manchester, 6025 Main Street, Manchester Center (next to Town Hall).


INTERFAITH COUNCIL OF THE NORTHSHIRE ANNUAL THANKSGIVING SERVICE  will be held on Tuesday, November 24 at 7:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Manchester.    Rev. Jordan (Skip)  will deliver the message.  ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.  If you would like to participate with the choir, rehearsals will be at 3:00 PM Nov. 15th and Nov. 22nd   and warm-up will be at 6:15 pm.  All rehearsals will be at First Baptist Church.  See Skip with questions.

MISSIONS The Missions group is collecting the Cuisinart stamps from Shaw’s.  We are   trying to collect as many stamps as possible to supply a room at Thatcher House, which is a temporary housing facility.  Please give them to Cheryl Gasperetti or Derry Dickinson.

The Women’s Fellowship will hold its ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON on Wednesday,   December 2nd   at 11:30 am  in the Church Vestry.  We will begin with lunch and follow with the meeting.  The Potluck assignments will be  A – F Salad;   G – R Main Course  S – Z Dessert.

HOLD THE DATE!  DORSET COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING,  Tree Lighting      POT-LUCK SUPPER ON WEDNESDAY  DECEMBER 2 AT 5:00 PM.   Again this year we will be joined by the faculty, students, and families  of Long Trail School.  We’ll  all begin at the Christmas tree on the Dorset Green for a  Christmas Carol  Sing-a-long [we have printed carol books–Bring a flashlight].   Then we will head over to the church for a Chili and Soup Potluck.  Please bring a pot of your favorite chili or soup.   We’ll provide the bread & drinks. Long Trail School will provide the salad.  The Christian Education Committee will provide cookies and brownies.

Advent WreathAdvent Wreath Making Extravaganza  Mark Your Calendars for the Fourth Annual Advent Wreath Making Extravaganza Sunday December 6th immediately following worship. We will share a soup, salad and bread lunch, make fresh advent wreaths, write Christmas cards to our troops, sing a few carols and enjoy each other’s company. All are   welcome! This is a great event to invite a friend or new neighbor. Questions, donations and Sign up during coffee hour with Gretchen Lima and Sandi Hedman in the weeks to come. We need donations of fresh greens, pine cones or anything that would look cool on a wreath, soup, salad, Christmas cookies, bread and willing volunteers.

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