From the Deacons Bench
On July 14th, we began a new era here at the Federated Church. Reverend Katie Keene started her first six months as our designated term minister. She will be working 20 hours a week and has begun having office hours on Wednesday evenings and Friday mornings. She has also been visiting our less mobile members on Sunday afternoons, when time allows. If anyone knows of a member who would like a visit please let Linda in the church office know.
Most of you know that our friend, Guy Williams, has moved to Golden Pond in Hopkinton. On one Sunday after church, thanks to Porter and Sylvian, we made a virtual circle with our hand prints. Porter had it framed and Rev. Katie brought it to him to hang on his wall. We wanted him to feel a part of our closing circle, even though he is not able to be here.
We have just learned that our sister, Dotty Clowes, has moved to Christopher Heights in Marlboro. We hope that she will be happy in her new place.
And lastly, we have just said goodbye to our dear friend, Pete Russo. Pete was a faithful and hard working member and will be missed by all of us. Our deepest sympathies to Linda and Jimmy and all of Pete's family.
The excessive heat this summer found us having services in the parlor with the air conditioner running. These services seemed to be well accepted, a little more informal and relaxed. As we enter into our fall season we anticipate a return to the sanctuary as our numbers return to normal.
We have been notified that there will be a double baptism on September 15th, an event we are very much looking forward to. Come join us on that special day.
There is much to look forward to as we welcome Rev. Keene, officially. Her love of our church and her enthusiasm for the future are a welcome breath of fresh air. Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 and feel the renewed energy of our church.
As always we sign off with great hope for the future,
Pam Dunham and Melanie Conner, Co-chair of the Deacons