Upcoming Chicken Pie Supper 2016

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It’s never too early to start thinking about the Chicken Pie Supper. This year the supper will be held on October 15.

So, the planning that comes to mind at this time of year is SQUASH. Ifany of you gardeners have a spot to plant some winter squash for our supper, we would be very grateful. We will need over 200 pounds. I know, that is a lot of squash!!

Thank you, Lois Mason

Summer Services

 

8/7/2016 Kids4Peace Sermon

7/31/2016 Addison White on Fiddle and Cindy Thurston Piano

 

7/31/2016 Ruth Skiff Sermon

7/24/2016 Hazen Metro on BagPipes

7/24/2016 Sally Metro Sermon

7/3/2016 Old Brick Church; Pam Lucas

6/26/2016 Bob Driver Sermon

6/12/2016 Rev Paul Sizemore Sermon

 

4th of July Pulled Pork BBQ

To the wonderful people of the Williston Federated Church:

Thank you all so much for your participation in the WFC Pulled Pork and Chicken BBQ.  This has been he most fun and best Organized yet!  The current total is around $1,400.  But there will still be some pulled pork and cookies available for Purchase after church.

There are a few folks who warrant special recognition. First I want to thank my husband Michael for getting up early to collect the tables and supplies at the church and bringing them over to the green, pitching the tent and helping set up, hanging the  banners, then staying the entire event doing whatever I ask him to do, cleaning up, taking down the tent and bringing back the tables, chairs and supplies to the church. He has done this for 3 years with a glad heart!

Vickie Walker and Polly Malik were totally responsible for the purchase and prep of the BBQ and organizing the food prep and delivery the day of the BBQ. Their expertise and skills have been invaluable!

Carolyn Pillsbury was our very own Miss Piggy with ears, nose and tail! Her enthusiasm and support were much appreciated!

Nancy Stone was quick and creative in updating our banner! And our faithful secretary Sally did an amazing job of creating colorful signup sheets! So just a big thank you to everyone who signed up to bake, pull, contribute and participate the day of  the BBQ! With everyone’s help it was a great success!

Some of the days festivities were caught on camera—enjoy !!

Cindy, Nancy, Lois and Carol are ready to get to work

Miss Piggy is met by kids who want a picture with her.
Miss Piggy is met by kids who want a picture with her.
Vicki and Don busy getting ready for the day
Vicki and Don busy getting ready for the day
Craig and Ruth relax at the food stand
Craig and Ruth relax at the food stand
Always at home in the kitchen Polly and Vicki get BBQ sauce ready
Always at home in the kitchen Polly and Vicki get BBQ sauce ready
Barb, Vicki and Ashley keep VERY busy making sandwiches.
Barb, Vicki and Ashley keep VERY busy making sandwiches.
Everyone wanted their pictures taken with famed movie star "Miss Piggy"
Everyone wanted their pictures taken with famed movie star “Miss Piggy”
Taking a break from the Hollywood throng, Miss Piggy lends a helping hand to WFC's Pulled Pork Day ... Much thanks to you Miss Piggy!
Taking a break from the Hollywood throng, Miss Piggy lends a helping hand to WFC’s Pulled Pork Day … Much thanks to you Miss Piggy!

Annual Meeting of Williston Federated Church  1937- 38

“Time Marches On” is no longer a catch phrase but rather a truism. Especially are we aware of thPicture5is fact when we stop long enough to recall the past however short or long the span may be.  Nationally and internationally changes have been taking place so rapidly that one man cannot comprehend what has taken place unless it is such an individual as H. G. Wells or Continue reading Annual Meeting of Williston Federated Church  1937- 38

The Days are Beautiful it is Time to Walk and Pray –

Picture4You are invited to walk and pray on our church front yard laby-rinth. Walking a labyrinth is like making a pilgrimage. It is a journey where you might think of loved ones, reflect on your busy life, pray for your children and grandchildren, slow down, spend time with God. Outlined by bricks, the walking is done on the grass path and may be used by friends and community people. A large center stone serves as a place to sit and reflect before exiting the path. The new bench is placed to see the WFC steeple backed by blue sky, clouds, even sunlight on occasion!

 

Brochures with suggested prayers are posted on the bulletin board inside the hall-way near the door to the labyrinth. We expect to have an outdoor box to hold brochures later this month. Peace be with you.

 

History Night

20160522_184412 (1)The History Night sponsored by the Search Committee ended up being a lot of fun.  Approximately 35 members of the congregation showed up to meet our consultant Barb Lemmel and to participate.

 The exercise was to document of the church through significant events in the Church from 1985 to the present.  A twenty foot roll of paper with a line had been place on the wall.   The first 10 feet was for 1985 to 2005 and the first 10 feet was for 2005 to the present.  The thinking is we would remember more from the last ten years and was probably more relevant as to where we are now.

For a short while the group just looked at the blank expanse.  Then slowly in ones and twos they began to fill in events.  Some were personal-“joined the church”, most were more general-terms of different pastors.  Missions were prominent-our three youths who have done Missions of Peace trips.  Our Mississippi trips.  Mission to South Carolina.  Problems and Celebrations.

 Groups of people would gather to discuss when something happened and one event would prompt the memory of the other. A lot of giggles and wow’s-particularly how time has flown past.  Events that seem so recent are quickly fading into the past. In about an hour the sheet was pretty full.

We spent a little while what we could observe from the timeline.  I think that each person may have had their own take away from the night.  Mine was how strong and resilient the congregation has been in the face of all of the changes we have been through.

The time line is now posted in the Northeast corner of the Fellowship Hall.

 

Barbara Lemmel is our new consultant

We are very pleased to announce that the Reverend Barbara Lemmel has accepted a position to join WFC as our church consultant.
We are inviting everyone from the congregation to join us in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday May 22 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. We can’t stress enough how important this time together will be. Both for Barb in developing a strategy for our Church moving forward, as well as, the Search Committee.
Your help is greatly needed on May 22nd. Your input will be very important as we move forward with the formation of both the Church and Settled Pastor profiles.
Child care is provided; Erica Bliss will be using her donated hours to the Church to provide this service. If you will be using childcare, please email Bob Drive at btvbobbo@gmail.com so we can have a child count. We look forward to seeing and especially hearing from all of you on Sunday, May 22nd, starting at 6:30pm. Thank You