Dear Women of ECC,

The Ellington Congregational Church Women’s Fellowship Program Year is coming to a close. The month of June ends the 2021-2022 program year and the 2022-2023 program year begins. Our slate of officers for 2022-2023 includes Co-Presidents, Penny Gates and Sharon McLaughlin; Secretary and Prudential Rep., Dottie Marshall: Treasurer, Jan Schaeffer; Assistant Treasurer, Janet Wieliczka; Kitchen Chair, Laurie Hazleton; Farmhouse Fair Chair, Jennifer Traynor, Program Chair (unfilled) and Chaplin (unfilled). Please see Penny Gates if you are interested in any of the leadership positions.

We are planning our Annual Luncheon for Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at noon at Figaro’s Restaurant in Enfield. All women are invited to attend. Menu selections will be your choice of Stuffed Filet of Sole, Veal Marsala or Chicken Francese (lemon) chicken. The cost will be $22 per person and signups will begin on Sunday, June 5 during Fellowship Hour. Reservations made be made by contacting Jan Schaeffer 860-875-5581.

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. Also, please mark your calendars! 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.

Our ministries continue gathering. Sacred Stitches is meeting on the third Thursday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Social Room. Everyone who wants to sew is welcome to join. Please contact Jan Schaeffer at 860-875-5581 with any questions. The Prayer Shawl ministry meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The next meeting is June 23, 2022 and everyone who would like to help is welcome! Please contact Jan Starkweather at 860-875-1543 for more information.

Congratulations to our scholarship recipients, Owen Feindel and Jordan Terry! Each of them provided very thorough applications and each recipient will be awarded a $500.00 scholarship from Women’s Fellowship.Both of these young men have been very active at Ellington Congregational Church.

Cyber theft & identity theft: Reminder - There are two pamphlets from the federal government available on the table outside of the church office about protecting your identity and cyber theft. Please feel free to take what you need.

Our next Women’s Fellowship Executive Board meeting is Friday, June 3, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. on Zoom. There will not be a Women’s Fellowship Executive Board meeting in July.

Penny Gates, Acting President