Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard
In light of weather events around the country, we certainly cannot complain about some rainy days. Actually, it was a pleasant surprise that I was able to officiate the outdoor wedding at the Echo Lake Inn this weekend, since rain had been predicted.
I imagine that the UCC Emergency USA Fund will be disbursing money to FL as well as TX and other areas of need. When we made our plans for the fundraiser and concert on 9/17, there were not as many people being impacted as there are now. Please consider joining us this coming Sunday at 10:30 AM for a concert by Jamie Ward.
If you cannot attend, please feel free to send a check to Tyson Congregational Church (mailing address – 39 Dublin Rd, Ludlow 05149), with the notation of disaster relief or flood. Then we will combine the contributions and send a check to national UCC for this special fund they have established. It seems important for our church to participate because we were sent $2000 to distribute locally after Irene and many other churches in VT were also provided with funds.
We are a small community, so when folks pass on, it seems like a big loss. Condolences to the family of Jack Whalen who passed away suddenly on 9/4. His service will be at the church at 11:00 AM on Monday, 9/11.