Woman’s Association’s Annual Holiday Fair
Saturday, November 22, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Each year the Fair features new items as well as fair favorites. This year, Amherst artist Mary Salmon has depicted the 1774 historic meetinghouse, now the Congregational church, on the 16”cover of a wooden Cabot cheese box. This heirloom painting will be auctioned at the Fair Silent Auction that closes at 1 PM on November 22. Bids begin on Sunday Nov 16 and continue during the week in the church office (9 am to 3:30 pm).
Other new attractions to the annual Women’s Association Holiday Fair on November 22 include handmade birch house ornaments and decorations. These adorable miniature houses will also be incorporated on a few birch bark themed Christmas wreaths. Come early for the best selection – there will be a limited number due to shortages of birch bark and time.
The Woman’s Association has been a central part of the life of The Congregational Church of Amherst for many years. Our purpose is “to cultivate the spirit of Christ beginning with our own lives and reaching out into the home, community and throughout the world.” We devote our time and energy to support the mission of the church.
We meet Monday mornings at 9:30 to work on craft projects and, most importantly, to share fellowship together, which is key to our success. We welcome new members from the church and community, but membership is not necessary to be part of our workshops and special projects.
Our annual Holiday Fair and the Spring rummage sale enable us to carry out our mission objectives to our church, our community, and beyond. These include a yearly church pledge ($6,500 in 2009 and 2010), and special donations to support church needs and mission outreach activities. We respond to special community needs and requests for contributions from charities. In 2011 our contributions totaled $1,500 to the community and $6,100 to the church.
Workshops are Monday mornings at 9:30 in the vestry. If you can stay for lunch bring a sandwich; dessert and beverages are provided.
We would love to see new faces with new ideas and energy. If you have a talent or craft you want to share, if you have some time and would enjoy the fellowship of Monday Morning Workshops, please think about joining us. You don’t have to come to every workshop. We say, “Come when you can.” There are also opportunities to serve on our board, which meets monthly.
For more information about the WA, please call the church office at 673-3231 and you will be directed to the current president.