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Judea Weekly eNews for July25 - Broadway at First!

Judea Weekly eNews for July25 - Broadway at First!


     We hope you will be here in the Meeting House on Sunday at 10 am for the kickoff of our summer sermon series, "Broadway at First: Where scripture meets showtunes."  It begins with "Seeing those 'invisible'", featuring the musical, Dear Evan Hansen.  The music should be wonderful and if you ever wondered about the relevance of scripture in these times, you just might be surprised by how God is still speaking in unexpected places.

     There are still a number of people working very hard behind the scenes to make the leftovers from the Green Fair disappear.  Books are being shuttled to Salvation Army, Goodwill and assorted other places.  Furniture and boxed up small items are being picked up by a Veterans' organization in batches.  Some folks are still still being delighted in their finds of both furniture under the tent and small stuff in Wersebe Hall. All remains of furniture on the Green as of Friday must be moved out from under the tent and into the Parish House.  If you can help at all with this, please contact Ferris Gorra.

     Wherever you are this week and for the rest of the summer, don't forget to save a little water from where you have refreshed yourself and put it in a safe place to bring on September 8 when we celebrate Homecoming with our annual Mixing of the Waters!

     Whatever you are doing, enjoy your summer... but we do hope to see you in church this Sunday at 10 am!

Karen Esslinger

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Broadway at First!

Broadway at First! Where showtunes meet scripture, Sundays at 10 in the Meeting House: 7/28, 8/4, 11 and 18

Free Performance Fri or Sat, 7/26 or 27 @ 7 PM

WHAT:  "The Rainy Days of Mr. & Mrs. Noah"
WHERE:  St. John's Episcopal Church, Rt 47, Washington, CT
WHEN:  Fri 7/26, 7 PM (Dress Rehearsal) and Sat 7/27, 7 PM
COST:  Free and open to the public

There is a post show reception in Parish Hall. All are welcome.

The young people who have participated in the summer arts camp at St. John's for the past three weeks want to share with the community what they have created. "The Rainy Days of Mr. & Mrs. Noah" is a fun, interactive performance appropriate for people of all ages. Bring your friends, bring your children, and bring your love of singing! The bigger the audience, the more fun we will have.

Have You Completed Your SURVEY?

The past couple of weeks, we have been asking members and attenders to complete a relatively short survey that includes feedback about all aspects of our church life.  If you have not gotten one yet, you can CLICK HERE for your copy.

Please complete and return to the church office or Pastor Robyn by 6-30-19, if possible.  Late submissions will be accepted but please... as soon as you can.

WFM Summer Concert Series - Fridays, July 26 - Aug 16

Washington Friends of Music presents the 7th Summer Concert Festival Fridays at 5:30pm on July 26th, August the 2nd, the 9th, and the 16th in Washington, Connecticut. Lead by Douglas Myers, the New Baroque Soloists, a chamber orchestra performing with musicians from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra offer an engaging and uplifting program with strings, keyboard, brass, and other wind instruments. The performances include some of the Brandenburg concertos by Bach, Tafelmusik by Telemann, and compositions by Vivaldi, Handel, Albinoni, and Quantz. The concerts are followed by a reception with the musicians and refreshments.

Program and ticket information at WashingtonCT4Music.blogspot.com or call 860-868-9174

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Thursday, August 8th at 6 PM in the Wykeham Room, at the Gunn Memorial Library in Washington, CT.
Free and open to the public.

Eva Bermudez Zimmerman, who was awarded Latina Person by the CT Legislature for enrolling over 7,000 people into the Affordable Care Act in its first two years. Ms. Zimmerman will speak about current CT Healthcare, where we go from here and Medicare For All.

This event is sponsored by the Washington Democratic Town Committee and part of the John Millington Lecture Series.

Remember the WATER! (Sunday, Sept 8)

Don't forget the water - image of dropletDon’t Forget the Water!

Over the summer, in whatever place you go to recharge (experience Sabbath), remember to save some water in a bottle.  From a lake, a stream, an ocean, or your kitchen tap!  Be sure to label it and save it in a safe spot to bring along on Recovenanting Sunday, September 8, for our annual “Mixing of the Waters” as we begin another year of exploring and celebrating Sabbath together.

Mark the date on your calendar so you don’t miss the service and also the annual “Last Gasp of Summer” picnic afterward.  ENJOY!

RecycleCT - What's In? What's Out?

Do YOU know what should go into your recycle bin?

Are you you putting in things that don't belong?

Don't know for sure?

Check out RecycleCT.com for more details.  There is even a tool on the page where you can type in any item of question and the site will tell you what do do with it.

And download this handy reference sheet to hang by your bin.

Remember, though, each collection site sometimes offers additional special recycling programs so be sure to check with your town's site or your hauler for their special programs. 

And don't forget!  First Church has recycling collections for Oral Care (toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes, empty floss containers) and Pur and Brita water filters.

And check WEC.org for additional special collections around town.

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