Dear Women of ECC,

I hope you made time for some relaxation over the summer months.  As we move into the autumn season, we continue planning for activities.  We hope our plans are not stifled by the pandemic. 

We are looking forward to our Farmhouse Fair which is scheduled for November 5 and 6 this year.  We are very grateful for the work of Farmhouse Fair Chair, Vivian Hary and all of her committee chairs and workers.  This is Vivian’s last year chairing the Fair, so we are also looking ahead for her replacement for 2022.

Thank you to everyone who helped clear out and clean up our kitchen.  Kitchen Chair Laurie Hazleton assembled a kitchen clear-out team including Laurie Hazleton., Janice Schaeffer, Scott Noble, Richard Steele, Roxanne, Marcia Hesse, Joyce Jordan, and Janet Wieliczka.  They spent a few hours cleaning out unneeded clutter or duplicates.  Scott and Richard ran all the dishes through the dishwasher.  Then two days later Joann Scott met the commercial cleaners at the church, having removed what needed to be out of the kitchen and pantry with her two nieces the night before.  The day after the commercial cleaning, Joann replaced everything that had been removed.  Wow!  Thank you all for completing that huge job!  Women’s Fellowship paid for the commercial cleaning of the kitchen, which was just under $1,200.

As of this writing, we are looking forward to the celebration of Esther Pezzella, scheduled for August 29, 2021 following our church service.  Esther brought so much love and joy to our church through her musical gifts!  We have been truly blessed as a church to have enjoyed her talents for 30 years.  Thank you, so very much, Esther.

Save the Date! On Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Brian Cocuzzo will be presenting a program about cyber-theft and computer safety.  Please join us!  This program is open to the entire church and will begin at 7:00 p.m.  Please watch the bulletin for more details on how to sign up.  

We are offering two links to Apple Crisp recipes -   Apple recipes are perfect for September.    The first one is a link for a family-size apple crisp (and you can see in the link name that it is from Betty Crocker): https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/best-apple-crisp/3715a45c-3c00-430c-bbe2-9865f9013238 The second link is for apple crisp in a mug, which is perfect if you want to make a small amount for one or two (and you need to scroll down a bit to actually see the recipe) which can be cooked in the microwave or in a traditional oven: https://www.yellowblissroad.com/microwave-apple-crisp-in-a-mug/

Next Women’s Fellowship Executive Board Meeting, September 10, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the church.

Blessings,

Penny Gates, Acting President