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.

Go to our News Page for further details

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.

Ecumenical Community Thanksgiving Service

Ecumenical Community Thanksgiving Service 

November 20, at 4:00pm

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)

Richmond Congregational Church, UCC

Holy Rosary Catholic Church (Richmond)

 

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!