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  This Weeks Happenings for November 10, 2017

Rev. Timothy Gilbert

Good Afternoon Congregational Church of Union, UCC,

I write to you from the Courtyard Marriott in Boston Massachusetts.  I was able to join John this weekend for Boston's Coronation.  The Imperial Court System will crown their new emperor and empress this weekend, and there will be pageantry, jewelry, shows, and lots of fun.  It's good to be able to support John with his Court endeavors, just as he supports me in my ministry. 

This Sunday we will begin to collect food for our Thanksgiving baskets.  The baskets will be given to families who are in need.  This week, please bring non perishable food items to church.  Non perishable items include can goods...cranberry sauce, yams, green beans and other vegetables.  Then there are boxed items like stuffing, or jars of peanut butter, jelly, or any other food stuffs that will help families by providing groceries over the holidays.  The following Sunday, the week of Thanksgiving, we will donate perishable items like fresh vegetables, butter, pies, and turkeys.  Thank you for all that you do to ensure our neighbors are taken care of in these difficult times.

We are now ONE WEEK away from the Holly Day Fair on Saturday, November 18, 2017!  We are beginning to get the church ready for the big day but need everyone's help with the following:

We need many Bakers to make a variety of homemade cookies, pies, candies and loaves- see Denies Babbitt if you can bake at

We need Workers for the day of the fair.  It will be impossible to run the many tables and events we offer if we don't have the man power there to help!- Get in touch with Heather if you can volunteer 2 1/2 hours at

If your have offered a Gift Basket for the raffle, or would like to donate one please bring it to church no later than Sunday, November 12.

If you have collected any GIFT CARD DONATIONS from local restaurants and shops, please get to Heather no later than Sunday, November 12th.

If you have a Donation for the Silent Auction, please contact Bonnie or Kevin Scanlan at

This is gearing up to be a great fair so please think about how YOU can help make it even better!

That's all I have for now.  God's blessing be on each and every one of you.


Rev. Tim