And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love.But the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13, NIV)

Dear Women of ECC,

February is a busy month. Valentine’s Day puts a focus of love in the middle of the month and all kinds of love is celebrated. So, Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!

Thank you to those who attended the brief meeting in the sanctuary following worship on January 8, 2023. We are pleased to report that our Women’s Fellowship Budget was
approved. Each year Women’s Fellowship makes a contribution to the ECC Budget, as well as other important contributions so we are grateful for the support to move forward.

Sacred Stitches meets on the third Thursday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to noon, and their next meeting is Thursday, February 16, 2023. Everyone who wants to sew is welcome to join. Please contact Jan Schaeffer at 860-875-5581 with any questions.

We are still in need of a Program Chair for Women’s Fellowship. The position is part of the Women’s Fellowship Executive Board, which currently is meeting monthly. The Program Chair is responsible for organizing and carrying-through activities and events for our general Women’s Fellowship. Sometimes the whole church is invited to attend a program or field trip. In the past we have brought in outside groups from Irish dancers, hula dancers, beekeepers to organizing field trips to the Thimble Islands. Please see Penny Gates if this is something you would like to try. Our term runs from June to June.

Save the Date! Women’s Fellowship has scheduled an All-Church Game Afternoon in the Social Room from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2023 with a snow date of Sunday, March 26, 2023. Women’s Fellowship will be providing a light lunch and beverages. Please join us and bring your favorite board game or cards. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. We have played cards, board games like Scrabble and children’s board games as well. Come join us for a fun afternoon of fellowship. We will have sign-ups at the end of February and in March to help us plan food purchase amounts.

Finally, thank you to Vicki Oravits, our coat collection for Hawkwing continues. Please place clean, gently-used coats in the bin in the narthex.

Our next Women’s Fellowship Executive Board meeting is Friday, February 3, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. on Zoom. Our first planning meeting for the Farmhouse Fair 2023 will be on
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 in Room 201 at 7:00 p.m. Please plan to join us as we kick off the planning for the next Farmhouse Fair.


Penny Gates and Sharon McLaughlin, Co-Presidents