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THIS WEEK (Thirty-One)+ of pandemic restrictions

Monday October 12     
–Nonfiction book discussion group, 7:30 PM via Zoom (details below)
Wednesday October 16  
Prayer Soup supper, 5:30 PM @ parsonage
–Chiming choir practice, 7:00 PM    

Sunday October18   
–Meeting for Worship-Sharing, 10:00 AM, both in person at the meetinghouse and online via Zoom video conferencing by computer or phone
–Community Food Pantry Sunday
–Missions & Social Concerns Committee, 4:30 PM via Zoom
Monday October 19     
–Fiction book discussion group, 6:30 PM via Zoom
THE NONFICTION BOOK GROUP plans to discuss How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi in an online meeting at 7:30 PM on Monday October 12.  All are welcome to participate, whether or not you’ve yet read the book.  Please let the church office know if you’d like to get the Zoom invitation.
CHIMING CHOIR PRACTICES begin this Wednesday October 14 at 7:00 PM in the church basement parlor.  Health precautions (masks, distancing, etc.) will be observed.  If you’d like to play the choir chimes, please contact Brian Lilly or the church office.  Everyone’s welcome!
PANDEMIC GATHERING:  Out of concern for Friends’ health and safety, combined in-person and online Meetings for Worship-Sharing (utilizing Zoom video/phone conferencing) will be held at 10:00 AM each Sunday in October.  If a spike of COVID-19 cases occurs in Winchester, M&O may at that time instruct returning to online-only Sunday services.  Those gathering in the meetinghouse are 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 participate online or by phone.  To connect by telephone, dial 1-301-715-8592, then key in the meeting ID (249 900 7533) and meeting password  (162473).
THE FICTION BOOK GROUP is now reading The Gurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. It is a story set on Britain’s Gurnsey Island when occupied by German troops during World War II.  Discussion will held by Zoom on Monday October 19 at 6:30 PM.
UNITED SOCIETY OF FRIENDS WOMEN does not plan to meet during October.  If ladies would like to help clear the basement entry room by sorting and packing up rummage to store for next spring’s sale, please contact Pam Ferguson to coordinate times and tasks.
ONGOING THANKS to the many faithful Friends who have continued to contribute tithes and offerings to support the Meeting’s ministries and fixed expenses during the many recent weeks of pandemic restrictions.

Winchester Friends Church           765-584-8276
124 E. Washington St.      Winchester, IN  47394