Trinity Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of Fredonia
On a cold, rainy and very blustery Saturday, Oct. 11, the Episcopal Church Women of Trinity Episcopal Church met for a special luncheon meeting at Shorewood Country Club. Hosted by ECW member Marie Shaw, a luncheon was served after which the business meeting was held.
Under discussion was the reception for the new Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Western New York, the Rt. Rev. Williams, who was coming to Trinity Episcopal Church on Oct. 23, for his first visit to the parish and to confirm three young women of the parish. A formal tea/coffee reception to be held after the service was planned by the ECW to take place in the newly-renovated Garland Hall. The hall was to be decorated with art works by parishioner Lucy Bryant using the newly-installed art hanging molding.
Plans were made for the fall rummage sale, scheduled at Garland Hall on Nov. 4 and 5, and the annual Christmas cookie sale (which is always sold out) was scheduled for Dec. 16, also to be held at Garland Hall. Reports were given from several groups such as the Church Out Reach which asked for help in planning the annual support of several Thanksgiving baskets that the Rural Ministry will distribute locally. Also, the in house prayer shawl ministry shared the fact that they have taken on the additional knitting of "Peace Pal dolls" and "preemie" caps for Women4WomenKnitting4Peace world wide missions as well as knitting shawls for parishioners in need. The dolls and caps will be traveling to children in the Sudan in early November. Knitters and crocheters of all levels are encouraged to get involved. Thanks to a recent donation from former parishioner Marlene Raines there is plenty of wool available for these projects as well as the stuffing needed for the dolls. The new prayer to accompany the shawls that are given was most favorably received.
The meeting ended with a prayer circle with prayers for those women unable to attend especially those that are in need of support as well as thanksgiving for all the good things in life.
The November meeting will be held at the home of Emily Ivey on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. All women of Trinity Episcopal Church are welcome to attend and become more active in this group.
Holy Trinity Senior Citizens
The Holy Trinity Senior Citizens held a Halloween luncheon at Bob Evans Restaurant on Oct. 13 at 12:30 p.m. President Rita Lombardo gave the Invocation. An OBSERVER photographer took pictures which appeared in the newspaper on Oct. 15. There was no secretary's report due to the absence of Secretary Josie Wierczynski who had another commitment. The treasurer's report was submitted and approved. Vice President Doris La Spada will be collecting the dues and also collecting money for the Serenity Brick and Lombardo will be depositing all money.
Table decorations were donated by La Spada and Lombardo in the Halloween theme with pumpkins, four arrangements of baskets with fall flowers including wheat, corn, black spiders on a yellow tablecloth, orange foil baskets filled with Halloween candy. Apples were given by Kathy Damiano. The door prize was donated by La Spada which was won by Marian Genovese. The best costume was won by La Spada, the prizes for which was donated by Lombardo.
Kathy Damiano told jokes. Lombardo read the message "Hi, handsome. My name is Rose," which was well-received by all. Everyone told a remembrance of Halloween that was special to them.
The next meeting will be on Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Parish Center at 12:30 p.m. The committee will be Wierczynski and La Spada. All attending are asked to bring their own brown bag lunch. Cider and donuts will be provided.
The Christmas luncheon will be on Thursday, Dec. 8. Time and place will be announced at a later date. Lombardo will be the host.