What’s Happening


THIS WEEK (Twenty-Four)+ of pandemic restrictions
MON Aug 24       
Ministry & Oversight meeting by Zoom, 7:00 PM
WED Aug 26   
–Bread for the World/Fast Once a Month, 12:00 Noon
 —Intercession Salad supper, 5:30 PM @ parsonage
 –Fabulous Friends and Parsonage Class Zoom meeting, 7:00 PM
SUN Aug 30       
Meeting for Worship-Sharing, 10:00 AM, both in person at the meetinghouse and online via Zoom video conferencing by computer or phone
WED Sept 2       
Monthly Meeting for Business, 7:00 PM via Zoom

PANDEMIC GATHERING:  Unless new restrictions are announced by the state, Winchester Friends will continue offering combined in-person and online Meetings for Worship-Sharing (utilizing Zoom video/phone conferencing) at 10:00 AM on Sundays during August.  A Zoom meeting invitation and a devotional essay are emailed to Friends on Saturdays and provided to those in the meetinghouse on Sunday.  Those gathering in the meetinghouse will be expected to arrive no earlier than 9:30 AM, and to honor hand sanitizing, facemask wearing, and physical distancing to help prevent COVID infection.  If you feel unwell or are experiencing any COVID symptoms (fever, persistent cough, shortness of breath, recent loss of taste or smell), please remain at home and join the meeting online or by phone.  Friends may forward the Zoom invitation email to friends to invite them to join us in online worship.  Those connecting by conventional telephone may dial 1-301-715-8592, then key in the meeting ID (249 900 7533) and meeting password  (162473) when prompted. 
OFFERING ENVELOPES for the remainder of 2020 (recycled from previous years’ unused ones) have been prepared by the treasurer and office assistants.  Please check the parlor table for your set, and please check to make sure they bear your correct number.  Thank you, Friends, for your faithful support of Winchester Friends’ ministries.
COMPASSION GARDEN tomatoes, cucumbers, and green peppers are available in exchange for a donation to Heifer International to help low- income families in developing countries.  See Pam Ferguson for details.
NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL QUARTERLIES for Sept.-Nov, titled “The Jesus Movement” and covering 1,2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, and 1,2,3 John, are available from the southwest parlor table or the church office. 
COMMITTEE CLERKS of the church’s standing committees are reminded to prepare written annual reports covering July 2019-June 2020 and submit them to the church office soon.  Due to the pandemic, the next Monthly Meeting for Business has been delayed until Wednesday September 2.