The Women’s Fellowship of the Ellington Congregational Church is open to all members and friends of the church. We encourage you to participate in our organization.

Dear Women of ECC,

October is such a beautiful month and forecasters are promising a vivid foliage this year. There are some changes to our schedule, including our Farmhouse Fair. The date has been moved to October 16 and it will be only one day this year held outside. Please keep in mind that we are doing our best under the difficult circumstances of COVID and we are happy to have something to offer this year (as opposed to canceled like last year). Ellington will be a destination because other groups, like the Ellington Historical Society is holding a Fall Festival on the same day. By working with other town groups, we are all pulling together as a church, a community and a town.

This is Vivian Hary’s last year chairing the Farmhouse Fair, so we are also looking ahead for her replacement for 2022. Please prayerfully consider if you are willing to lead our Farmhouse Fair in 2022.

The reception for Esther Pezzella, held on August 29, 2021 was a beautiful success. Sharon McLaughlin received many thanks and handwritten, thank-you notes for organizing the reception. Moreover, Esther said that she was very happy with her last day!

We are offering two links to fall treats: Mulled Cider and Joe Froggers

The first link is for making hot mulled cider in slow cooker:
https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-mulled-cider-in-the-slow-cooker-235029 

The second link is for a soft, spicy cookie that uses rum or rum extract (if you prefer not using rum) that is quite delicious for those of us who like the ginger, clove, allspice, and nutmeg flavors. The recipe is from New England Today which is the website for Yankee Magazine:
https://newengland.com/today/food/desserts/cookies-bars/joe-froggers/

Blessings, Penny Gates, Acting President