Category Archives: Community Missions

March Rummage Sale

Rummage  Sale

23 March 9 AM – 6 PM and March 24, 9 AM -12 PM.

         This sale is for clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry and linens only.          Think textiles.

          Come enjoy a day of shopping for treasures and finding  bargains galore.

         Selections this year are special, so come early in order to beat the    afternoon crowds.

 

Training Active Bystanders (TAB)

There will be a training program for Bystander Intervention at our church on Thursday, July 13 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

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Training Active Bystanders (TAB)

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.
Suggested donation is $10 per person.
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Contact Charlie Magill, cmagillvt@aol.com, to enroll or for further information.

Rotary Christmas Party

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.

The food has always been prepared by the caterer who prepares the weekly Rotary breakfasts. The current caterer, Deb Ose, prepared ham, turkey, squash, mashed potatoes and gravy in the church kitchen. She also makes candy, cookies and salad at home. WFC members, such as Polly pictured here with Deb in the back ground also provide an additional pair of hands since there were approximately 150 dinners to get ready to serve. The dinners are served to our guests by members of the Rotary Club. It’s truly a time of appreciation.

 

Each year we have some sort of musical entertainment. We are fortunate that for the past several years the Williston School chorus has provided the entertainment. The chorus entertained our guests with some much loved holiday carols and Santa Claus paid us a visit. Poinsetta plants were abundant and at the end of the afternoon a raffle was held and many guests went home with a plant.
Thank you to all our congregation for making the fellowship hall available for these dinners.