There will be a training program for Bystander Intervention at our church on Thursday, July 13 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.
Training Active Bystanders (TAB) is a two hour training designed to help participants recognize when they are bystanders, analyze the situation in which they find themselves, and decide on an appropriate action they can take to interfere with interpersonal oppression and bullying as it happens.
Active “bystandership” does not mean aggression but rather helping people in need. The program presumes we can change our communities by encouraging active bystander responses.
Elizabeth and Marion Magill were first introduced to Bystander Training when they took the course through a collaboration of the Shir Tikvah Synagogue, Winchester MA, the Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland, and the South Acton (MA) Congregational Church. They took the Train the Trainer course and have offered the material to their local communities.
Every year the Rotary Club holds a meal intended as a Thank You for the Seniors of Williston and Richmond. For the last 18 years this tradition has been carried out. This year was no different, the luncheon was held on December 8th, at the Williston Federated Church Fellowship Hall.
This year’s Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service will be held at Richmond Congregational Church, UCC – 20 Church Street, Richmond, Vt. 05477 ~ (802) 434-2053
Clergy, singers, and members of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Richmond Congregational Church and Williston Federated Church will all gather for this time of worship. Fr. Daniel Jordan will be preaching.
Following the service we will serve a light meal of soup and bread. Please let the Richmond church office know if you can bring a crock pot of soup or a loaf of bread there number is 434-2053.
The offering will be divided between the Richmond and Williston Food Shelves. Please join us as we come together and give thanks.
Williston Federated Church
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church (Williston)
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 !!