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Judea Weekly eNews for June 16 - Happy Fathers' Day!

Judea Weekly eNews for June 16 - Happy Fathers' Day!

Dear Friends,

       Thank you all for your generous response to our One Great Hour of Sharing appeal!  We will share the total with you in the summer issue of the Judea Journal due out in a couple of weeks.

     This weekend is our annual Fathers' Day River Service and Strawberry Shortcake Social!  And this time our youth will be tubing in to our new location behind Washington Primary School.  Though the weather looks great so far, you can plan to come rain or shine because we'll hold our activities under the cover of the Pavilion.  Come celebrate our youth and the beautiful outdoors together with us at 10 am.  All children will remain in the service but there will be quiet activities available for those who need that.  And please mention it to everyone you know in case they have forgotten we have a change of venue this Sunday.  See the announcement below for particulars. 

     Then next week, on Thursday, June 20 you'll want to be in the church hall at 7 pm for a seriously terrific Trash Talk, where you will get all your questions answered about trash and recycling in CT.  It really is a "must do" FREE event for everyone who generates any kind of waste.  If next Thursday doesn't work for you, you can catch the same basic presentation in Bantam 7 pm TONIGHT at  the Borough of Bantam HallClick this link for location.

     Read on to all the announcements below for more happenings with Pride Sunday, a call for BAKERS to make goodies for the Green Fair, and even an all new summer theater camp at St. John's Church in July.

Hope to see you this Sunday!

Karen Esslinger

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Annual "River Service" - June 16 at 10 am

Our Annual River Service (Sort of), Youth Sunday and Strawberry Shortcake Social will indeed take place!

WHEN:  Sunday, June 16 at 10 am

WHERE:  at the Pavilion near Washington Primary School on School Street, Washington Depot.

The service will celebrate our youth and bless our graduating seniors this year: Abby, Caroline and Alyssa.

The Strawberry Shortcake Social after the worship service is hosted by our Deacons.

Come! Bring a friend, too!

What's In? What's Out? Trash Talk - June 20

Managing waste and knowing what to Recycle can be confusing.  Come to this family friendly event at the First Congregational Church, UCC, to learn where our garbage and recycling really goes after leaving the Town of Washington. 

What is the State of Connecticut’s universal recycling guide. What happens when you put the wrong thing in your recycling bin.  What does China have to do with recycling in Connecticut.  How can managing your waste save you money and how it effects your taxes. Jennifer Heaton-Jones the Executive Director of the regional governmental solid waste and recycling authority, HRRA, will give a one hour presentation followed by a half hour Q & A.  You’re guaranteed to learn something new.

WHEN:  Thursday, June 20 @ 7 pm

WHERE: Parish House/ Church Hall

Click here to download the flyer

Soldier Boxes - Donations needed by THURSDAY, June 13

"The Town Hall Gang" sends two boxes to military personnel stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan every week.  One box is for personal care items and the other is for food items.  They send to a variety of troops - some with connection to people in Washington and others are total strangers.

Note: We’ll be packing Thursday because Village Improvement picnic is Friday.

Our Airman for THURSDAY June 13, 2019

Attn: Any Airman®
UNIT 94123
APO AE 09352

Added here: 03 June 2019
Expected to leave Afghanistan: 15 Aug 2019
Contact for approx number of Males: 3, Females: 1
Unit is from: Colorado

03 Jun 2019:

The team normally packs for shipment on Friday evenings upstairs in Town Hall. 

Items can be dropped off weekdays at the Town Hall in Bryant Plaza. Please place items in the upstairs room next to kitchen. 

Contact Denise Arturi if you have any questions about the program or items in

found on a weblist of troops requesting supplies. Also, for shipping purposes, any canned food should be small.

For more information, contact Denise Arturi:  860-868-2880

Pride Sunday - June 30

WHEN:  10 am in the Meeting House

It’s been 50 years since the Stonewall Inn riots, and while many victories have been won, there is still work to do. First Congregational Church of Washington will mark this Golden anniversary with a special service honoring LGBTQ+ Pride, Sunday, June 30th at 10 am. Whether you celebrate Pride in drag, rainbow colors, or your everyday fabulousness, you are welcome to join us as your whole self at First Congregational Church!

Share/invite your friends:  (Instagram) #explorewashingtonct   (FB) #ONA   #GodLovesEveryone

Calling all BAKERS . . .

Dig into your recipe files and fire up those ovens --

The 2019 Green Fair Bake Table crew is looking for lots of goodies to stock our tent this year!


  • Pies, Breads, and hand-held treats that can be eaten alongside a delicious cup of coffee (big cookies, small coffee cakes, brownies, donuts, muffins, etc.).

Even if you can't bake, feel free to purchase treats from your favorite bakery and donate to the table. We're also in need of volunteers to spend an hour or two selling.

Reach out to Kate Vengrove at kvengrove@gmail.com or 203-788-9900
to let her know what you can provide/donate. BAKE ON, my friends!

Come to the Green Fair - Sat July 13 - 10am-2pm

The Go-To source for all things GREEN FAIR can be found at:


Donations are now being received and this year's fair schedule is being put together.  Bookmark it and check back frequently for latest updates!

Summer Theater Camp at St. John's Church -Jul 8-27

Summer Music Fun at St. John’s!

St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, CT, is offering a three week summer theater and musical camp for area children this July. The children will be introduced to the magic of theater arts– acting, dancing and singing. The camp culminates in two joyous performances of an original work based on the story of Noah’s Ark in the beautiful Ehrick Rossiter designed church. The play is written and directed by Tom Dulack specifically for this event. Mr. Dulack is an award-winning playwright and director who worked for years with the New York Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concert series.

What: “The Rainy Days & Nights of Mr. and Mrs. Noah.”
Who: Children ages 6-11; no experience necessary
Where: St. John’s Parish Hall, 80 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT 0673
When: Monday July 8 through Saturday July 27, Monday – Friday, 9 am – noon. Snacks provided.

The days leading up to the performance might require additional rehearsal time.

Tuition: $50 (Some camperships are available, if needed;  ask Sarah.)

Register Today! For more information please call Sarah Eyre at St Johns 860-868-2527  or visit http://stjohnswashington.com/the-rainy-days-nights-of-mr-mrs-noah/

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