United Church of Christ

Womens Service League

Women’s Service League Programs
2011-2012 “Growing in Faith and Fellowship”

For over 150 years, our Women's Service League (WSL) has provided a combination of social programs, spiritual retreats, trips, and educational activities that appeal to women of all ages. Programs are held approximately every other month, and we play an active role in our denominational family's statewide and local women's programs. In addition, the WSL sponsors a prayer circle, craft circle and each year gives out a college scholarship to a deserving graduating seinior. The WSL also bakes home-made pies, which are sold at the Berlin Fair.
Below is a listing of the WSL actitivities we sponsor each year. If your interested in joining, just contact the church offic and someone from the WSL will get back to you.

October 20st, 6:00 pm: Heritage Potluck Supper

Let’s share and celebrate our diverse roots with a heritage potluck supper! Prepare a dish from your family recipe archives or country of origin and bring it to share. Dessert and beverages will be provided. Following our meal we will share stories and memories of our roots of faith. Please bring an item for donation to the food pantry too!

November 15th, Noon: Book Discussion


December 7th, 7 pm: Christmas Program

An evening of music and reflection is planned in our beautiful sanctuary to root us in the spirit of the season. Refreshments and fellowship will follow in the Parish Hall. Please bring a wrapped grab bag gift ($5-10) for our annual swap. Donations to benefit the Prudence Crandall Center will be collected that evening; details to follow.

December 20th, 11:15 am: Christmas Cookie Sale

This popular WSL fundraiser will be held during coffee hour. We hope many will share in the baking and buying of these delectable treats.

January 24th, Noon- 2:30pm: Art Journaling

We hope that many will branch out and try this new and creative form of journaling, led by Dorie Wojcik and Rev Olivia Robinson. Bring a bag lunch; all other supplies will be provided. No experience necessary!

February 19th, 6:00 pm: - Intergenerational Movie Night-Title TBD

We’ll meet in the Parish Hall (upstairs). Pizza sign-up optional with the movie beginning at 6:45 pm. Popcorn for all!

March 12th, 5:30 pm: Progressive Dinner-Ciao Italia!

Social hour will begin in the Parish Hall with appetizers. From there we will carpool to several area homes for a shared meal then return to the Parish Hall for dessert, concluding by 9:30 pm. (We will postpone ‘til March 19th in the event of inclement weather). All church members are welcome for this event.

March 24th, 6:30 pm: Meal in the Upper Room

April 23rd: *Save the Date* for an All-day activity

Details to Follow

May 6-7th: Women’s Retreat

With options for overnight or day participation, this time away will offer opportunities to deepen our roots of faith and extend our branches. Save the date; location and details to follow.

June 14th, 6:30 pm: Annual Salad Supper

Bring your favorite salad for a “potluck” salad supper. Our annual scholarship recipient will be our guest. We will also install officers for the coming year. More details to follow.