Dear Women of ECC,

The 60th Annual Farmhouse Fair is almost here! The dates are Friday, November 4 from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please join us. There will be lots of wonderful activities from an Italian-style Dinner on Friday night from 5-7 p.m. to our traditional Chicken a la King Luncheon on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Our rooms and booths include The Bakery, Cookie Bees, gift baskets, Colonial Brooms Squire, Gals & Dolls, Fabulous Fibers, Raggedy Ann & Andy, Wooden Yard-Snowmen, Everything Animals, Kids’ Corner, and of course our beautiful Christmas Shoppe. We also have a Reading Parlor this year. This is our special once-a-year event as well as our 60th Annual Farmhouse Fair! See you at the Fair!

The Prayer Shawl Ministry’s next meeting will be on November 17, 2022 (the third Thursday of the month only for this month – normally the meeting is the fourth Thursday of the month) from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Everyone who would like to help is welcome! Please contact Jan Starkweather at 860-875-1543 for more information. Please note that the Prayer Shawl Ministry is not meeting in December. Congratulations and Thanks to the Prayer Shawl Ministry – they will be celebrating 20 years of this ministry in January 2023!

Sacred Stitches meets on the third Thursday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to noon, but they are not meeting until January. There will not be any Sacred Stitches meetings in November or December. Everyone who wants to sew is welcome to join. Please contact Jan Schaeffer at 860-875-5581 with any questions.

Women’s Fellowship is also planning an all-church potluck on Saturday, November 12, 2022 in the Social Room beginning at 5:00 p.m. This is a celebratory potluck for the success of the Fair and it is for our entire church. All are welcome. Please join us. Last names beginning A - M, please bring a main dish to share. Last names beginning N - Z, please bring a side dish or salad to share. Desserts and beverages will be provided. We have activity sheets from our Historians, for both children and adults, which will be available at the potluck dinner. It will be a fun evening!

The kitchen was commercially cleaned in October. The new cleaning company, which was substantially less expensive than our previous vendor, did a wonderful job! The oven and stove were also thoroughly cleaned by them. Thank you, Joann S. for organizing this and making it happen.

Our next Women’s Fellowship Executive Board meeting is Friday, November 11, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. on Zoom.

Penny Gates and Sharon McLaughlin, Co-Presidents