What’s Happening

THIS WEEK (132)+ of pandemic alterations
WEDNESDAY September 21  

Intercession Salad supper, 5:30 PM @ parsonage
–Welcome Class Bible study, 7:00 PM by Zoom
–Chiming choir practice, 7:00 PM @ meetinghouse

THURSDAY September 22
       Quaker Faith & Practice class, 7:00 PM by Zoom (see below)

SUNDAY September 25      

Meeting for Worship-Sharing, 10:00 AM, both in person at the meetinghouse and online via Zoom

MONDAY September 26     

Ministry & Oversight, 7:00 PM by Zoom

FOOD PANTRY SUNDAY:  Today is Community Food Pantry Sunday at Winchester Friends, when everyone is encouraged to donate a staple food item (or a dollar or two) to help area families who struggle to afford adequate nutrition.  Cash donations may be placed in the Quaker Oats tin in the parlor.
PANDEMIC REQUESTS:  Mask-wearing currently is optional while seated in the sanctuary during worship.  Please keep masks on when moving around the room, speaking with others, etc. 
COMPASSION GARDEN VEGETABLES are available on a parlor table today, in exchange for a freewill donation to assist low-income people in developing countries through Heifer International.  While you’re there, also check out the multipurpose sawdust Terry Reynard has packaged up for garden mulch, oil spill absorption, and icy sidewalk traction.
THE TRUSTEES’ SEPTEMBER MEETING will be held this afternoon at 3:30 PM by Zoom or in-person at the parsonage.
The MISSIONS & SOCIAL CONCERNS COMMITTEE also will meet today at 4:30 PM by Zoom.
THE WELCOME CLASS BIBLE STUDY will meet this Wednesday September 21 at 7:00 PM by Zoom to study Lesson 12 (“Resurrection,” drawn from John 20) in the Illuminate quarterly.  Everyone is welcome — please request a quarterly or the Zoom link from the church office.
READ THROUGH THE BIBLE IN 2022:  This week’s chapters are Ezekiel 28-48.  The year’s daily reading schedule is on the parlor table.
NEW FRUIT OF THE VINE devotional booklets for October-December are now available on the southwest parlor table.
YOU’RE INVITED:  Gretchen and Stan Hendrickson (regular Sunday Zoom participants) invite Friends to help them celebrate 60 years of marriage at a reception on Saturday October 1 from 2:00-5:00 PM at Countryside Christian Church (on CR 100 S, just east of US 27).  Congratulations, Stan and Gretchen!
THE FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP currently is reading novels by author Randy Wayne White, for discussion on October 10.  Three of his novels are available for loan from the church.  Everyone is welcome — request the Zoom link from the church office.
MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE —  speak with director Brian Lilly about joining the chiming choir this fall!  No expertise required.
BEST SPECIAL PROJECTS 2022-2023:   The Clerks & Officers group will be meeting soon to prepare a list of ministries “beyond ourselves” to receive Best Trust funds for making God’s love visible and tangible in the new church year July 2022-June 2023.  If you have a leading regarding a ministry to be considered, please speak with clerk Marsha Kritsch or the church office.
A FREE QUAKER FAITH & PRACTICE CLASS taught by Max Carter (Guilford College campus minister) will be held via Zoom on five Thursdays at 7:00 PM from Sept. 22 to Oct. 20.  Please contact Pam Ferguson for more information and the Zoom link.
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN $10 bills are available to Friends willing to carry them until led by the Spirit to share it with someone needing a bit of help and a reminder of God’s love.  See Ron Ferguson to obtain one.
Winchester Friends Church        winchesterfriends@juno.com
124 E Washington     Winchester IN 47394     765-584-8276