The Chimes Newsletter   
Federated Church of Ashland 
118 Main Street 
Ashland, MA 01721-3112
~ October 2019 ~

The Pumpkins are
Our annual pumpkin sale will commence at 12:30 pm (scheduled to arrive) with the delivery of 1500 pumpkins on Sunday, October 6th. The sales tent will be manned from 4:00-6:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm that day.
Signs will be posted on the front lawn for all the world to see prior to the 6th. Volunteers who are able to donate time and energy should bring the following:
- Non-slip gloves.
- A wheelbarrow if available. Would like to see 5 or 6 
brought for use.
- A piece of ½" thick plywood to serve as a ramp for the   wheelbarrows.
Please note water and light snacks will be provided. If I remember, this task took about 3 hours to unload and place the 1500 pumpkins.
The "date/shift" sign-up board is set up in the Sanctuary. While our congregation is small, I hope people reading this will step forward and participate in both the unloading of the pumpkins and then signing up to man the tent for a selling shift (or two or three) over the next several days of the sale. Two people will be required for each shift.
A four-wall tent was purchased this year, in the hope it will cut down on the wind and rain that made last year's sales so hard on the volunteers.
We are hoping for a good turnout of volunteers. Remember, this has been a successful mission project for our church, the Indians in the southwest, and the people of Ashland.
Success comes with pitching in,
Bill Wallace, Project Coordinator
P: 508-881-4265
C: 508-333-1763
World Communion Sunday
  October 6th  
On Sunday, October 6th, we will be taking a special collection for World Communion Sunday.  Please plan to give generously.             Thank you!  

Thrift Shop
The Thrift Shop is OPEN...
Wednesdays 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturdays 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
We have new items arriving every week.

Please stop by ...  you never know what you may find!

Thank you for your support! 

Columbus Day
Monday, October 14th 
~ Original Watercolor Paintings by Sue Scotland ~
These paintings may be viewed after Church on Sundays until Noon or during church office hours, Monday-Friday between 9-Noon. The paintings will remain in the Parlor for accessibility.
Paintings may be purchased by making a donation to the Federated Church of Ashland, adding Sue Scotland Memorial Fund in the memo line, if paying by check. Payments for purchased paintings will be accepted by Linda Iarussi, Office Manager.
Thank you, Bill Wallace

     Brown Bag Sunday
October 20th    
On the third Sunday of every month, we collect and bless the donations placed inside the bins in the Narthex of the Church.  
Please consider picking up a few extra non-perishable food items while you are doing your grocery shopping.
You may bring them to the Church on Sunday morning or  drop them off at the Church during the week.  All items are delivered to the Ashland Food Pantry.
 Thank you for your continued generosity!   

Halloween is ....
Thursday, October 31st

The "FAIR"
Saturday, November 2nd 
Believe it or not our "66th" Annual Church FAIR is almost here!
We hope you have been working on your projects and getting ready for our FAIR!
Have you started looking through your recipe files and decided what you will make for the Bake Sale?  Please label the item and include ingredients like nuts, etc. that could trigger allergies. Everyone looks forward to our homemade goodies! 
Do you have any Jewelry to donate to our Jewelry table?   Many customers wait in line for the FAIR to open and head straight for the Jewelry!
Are you able to donate a gift basket for our Raffle?   

Please mark your calendars and plan to Volunteer ... Help us make this another successful year! 
If you are available to help in any way or with set-up on Friday, November 1st or on Fair Day, please speak to Pam, Melanie or Sylvian or leave a message with Linda in the Church Office.   
Many Hands Make Light Work! 
   Thank you!

Our Member's Birthdays
10/2     Ruth Norton
10/2     Luca Mateo
10/4     Cynthia Winterhalter

11/15   Arlene Ripley
11/23   Pam Dunham

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
"All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within"
~ Horace Friess
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  
Federated Church of Ashland
118 Main Street
Ashland, MA  01721-3112



  Church Office Hours:   Monday - Friday 9 AM TO 12 Noon


Pastor - Rev. Katheryn Keene

Office Manager - Linda Iarussi

Organist - Doug Shelburne


Church Office:

     Web Site:

 Follow us on Twitter @FCOAshland