Week of October 15, 2023

2023 Fall Fest is this Saturday!
Fall Fest:  Our annual Fall Fest will be held at the First Baptist Church Etna, and is designed to bring together people of all ages. Whether you're a local resident or a visitor looking for an authentic New Hampshire experience, the Fall Fest is the perfect occasion to mingle, enjoy good music, and eat some good food fresh off the grill.

The festivities kick off at 3:00 pm. From the moment you step onto the grounds, you'll be greeted by the sound of live music filling the air. Local bands and talented musicians will take the stage, providing the perfect soundtrack to your Fall Fest experience. While the music plays, you can also participate in a variety of games designed for attendees of all ages, but especially for kids!

Of course, no festival would be complete without food and drinks!

The festivities continue into the evening, with a special event from 5:00 to 6:00 pm: a contra dance! If you've never tried contra dancing before, you're in for a treat. This traditional form of folk dance is easy to learn and a lot of fun. The rhythmic music and lively steps create an infectious energy that's sure to get your feet moving. Don't worry if you're new to contra dancing - there will be plenty of seasoned dancers ready to show you the ropes.

All ages welcome! See you there!
Chicken Pie Supper --  October 28, 2023:   Takeout meals (chicken & gravy with a biscuit), squash, onions, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, and apple pie.  Meals are $15 each. Please make your pick-up meal reservations through Elaine Hawthorne. Meal pick-up will be from 4:30 to 6 pm at the Hanover Center Congregational Church.
Click here for directions.

Squash will be available on this Sunday  Oct. 15 to be picked up from the back of Elaine’s car for anyone who would be willing to help cook squash for the Chicken Pie Supper.  Instructions will be provided. We truly appreciate the help!

Also, we could use a few volunteers to assist with traffic direction on the 28th.  Please contact Christine Hoskin if you'd like to help.
Vision Weekend:  Don't you want to be a part of planning for our church's future path?  What's important to you?  We want your input and ideas -- come gather in Trumbull Hall!

Saturday morning, Oct. 21
9-1:00 ish - We'll get some coffee, juice, and small "breakfast bites" to take to the tables. Chris will lead 3 "Visioning" sessions where everyone will be encouraged to share with their table group.

1:00 Stay for lunch and informal fellowship!  A big variety of sandwiches etc. coming from Cutting's

Sunday, Oct. 22
10:00 service, with a Vision focus

Potluck lunch after the service (This is a true "potluck" - no signing up; just bring your favorite, or come with your appetite!  There's always plenty.)

See the bulletin board in the hall between the sanctuary and Trumbull Hall to sign up to bring "breakfast bites," or contact Laurie Wadsworth.
Missions Committee Update:  Please click here to see the quarterly newsletter from Rise Again Outreach.  Their Healing Ministries, Prison Ministries, and Transition Programs are expanding.  Of interest is their first successful transition of a person from the women's prison.  Especially impressive is the fact that there is zero recidivism over three years for the 11 people that have worked with Rise Again.  This ministry is accomplishing great things.
Rummage Sale update:  The Etna Ladies Aid Society wishes to express their sincere thanks to the many people who donated to and shopped at our fall rummage sale.  We are very pleased to report that $4,187.62 was raised during this two-day event.  We will decide in upcoming meetings what local community projects and service organizations which we will support with these funds.  Mark your calendars for our next rummage sale:  April 12 and 13, 2024.

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