Dear Women of ECC,

Dates of the Farmhouse Fair are Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, 2022. The summer is often a wonderful time to work on crafts for the Fair. If you have some ideas, or would like to chair a new booth, please see Jennifer Traynor. Some types of booths/rooms we have had in the past were Sugar Plums (candy), Harvest (with dried flowers), Grandma’s Shoppe (everything from miniature Christmas trees to pot holders to toast tongs) and an Angel Booth. We are seeking additional handcrafted items to sell at the Fairs to help us make our 60th Anniversary Fair the best one ever!

On Saturday, October 15 in conjunction with the Ellington Historical Society Fall Fair, we will be offering a preview of our Fair. Right now, this will be a few tables manned by Jen T. and Alexis K. It will also be an opportunity to promote the upcoming Fair.

The Prayer Shawl Ministry will not be meeting in August so their next meeting will be on September 24th (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. Sacred Stitches is meeting on the third Thursday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Social Room. They are meeting over the summer, so the next meeting is on Thursday, August 18, 2022. The blankets (and maybe quilts in the near future) will be sent to hawkwing. Everyone who wants to sew is welcome to join. Please contact Jan Schaeffer at 860-875-5581 with any questions.

Our next Women’s Fellowship Executive Board meeting is Friday, August 5, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. on Zoom.

Save the Dates! Rally Sunday is Sunday, September 11, 2022 and we will be at Arbor Park following our worship service. More details to follow, but this is an all-church event hosted by our Board of Christian Education and our Growth and Nurture Committee. Everyone is welcome! It will be a fun afternoon to visit and catch up as we move into one of the busiest times of our church year.

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. More details will be forthcoming.


Penny Gates and Sharon McLaughlin, Co-Presidents