Dear Women of ECC,
We hope you and your families had a wonderful Easter! As we head into May, the Women’s Fellowship Executive Board is planning for a slate of officers for the 2022- 2023 program year. Our new officers are elected at our Annual Luncheon, which is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at noon. We expect to return to Figaro’s in Enfield this year. There will be sign-ups in June and we hope you can join us! Please see Penny Gates if you are interested in serving as an officer.

There are many opportunities to support and help in Women’s Fellowship, including joining the Women’s Fellowship Executive Board. The officer positions include President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Kitchen Chair, Farmhouse Fair Chair (filled for the next year!), Program Chair and Chaplin.

We are so excited and grateful that Jen Traynor will be chairing our 60th Farmhouse Fair this year! Dates of the Farmhouse Fair are Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, 2022. It is not too early to start crafts or projects for the Fair. If you have some ideas, or would like to chair a new booth, please see Jen. 

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.

Ministries have been meeting again at church! 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 meetings are May 26 and June 23, 2022 and everyone who would like to help is welcome! Please contact Jan Starkweather at 860-875-1543 for more information.

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.

We are prayerful that we will be able to organize a field trip again in the fall. Those who went to the Thimble Islands with us a few years ago had a fun day.

Our next Women’s Fellowship Executive Board Meeting is Friday, May 13, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. on Zoom.


Penny Gates, Acting President