Luke 21:30 As soon as they come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and know that the summer is already near.

Dear Women of ECC,

We were so pleased that our general Women’s Fellowship membership voted to add an extra scholarship this year for a total of three $500 scholarships. Our very worthy recipients are Laurel Feindel, Owen Feindel and Samuel Forst. Best wishes and blessings to these students of higher education.

We are fully in summer, now. Our schedules are a bit lighter, too. Our slate of officers for the program year of 2023-2024 includes Co-Presidents Penny Gates and Sharon McLaughlin; Secretary, Dottie Marshall; Treasurer, Jan Schaeffer; Assistant Treasurer, Janet Wieliczka; Chaplin, Cassie Miller; Kitchen Chair, Laurie Hazleton; and Farmhouse Fair Chair, Jen Traynor. Dottie Marshall also fills the roles of Prudential Rep. and Hospitality Chair. We still need a Program Chair and, there are several members on the Board for whom our 2023-2024 program year will be their last year. These are Penny Gates, Sharon McLaughlin, Janice Schaeffer and Janet Wieliczka, all of whom have served several terms on the Executive Board. If you are interested in serving on the Executive Board, please see Penny Gates.

Sacred Stitches will not be meeting in July or August. They will begin meeting again on the third Thursday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to noon in September, and their next meeting is Thursday, September 21, 2023. Everyone who wants to sew is welcome to join. Please contact Jan Schaeffer at 860-875-5581 with any questions.

Our coat collection for hawkwing continues. Please place clean, gently-used coats in the bin in the narthex.

Please watch the bulletins and emails for upcoming workshops for the Farmhouse Fair. The dates of the Farmhouse Fair are Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4, 2023. The Farmhouse Fair always generates lots of excitement.

Our next Women’s Fellowship Executive Board meeting is Friday, September 8, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. on Zoom.

Penny Gates and Sharon McLaughlin, Co-Presidents