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Below is a copy of the last issue of the E-News.

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All Souls Church at The West Village Meetinghouse
Weekly E-News

THURSDAY, MARCH 4  – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2021

YET ANOTHER NEW ZOOM VERSION!!! If you have not yet uploaded the most recent version of Zoom, Version: 5.5.2 (12513.0205) please do so as it will help your connectivity to all online church activities.  Just go to https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362233-Upgrade-update-to-the-latest-version to learn how to upgrade to this most recent version.

LINK TO SET UP YOUR VT DEPT. OF HEALTH ACCOUNT FOR COVID-19 TESTS AND VACCINATIONS (THANKS TO LINDA LYON)https://vermont.force.com/events/s/selfregistration

You can set up your account now, even if you are not yet in an age group that is eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccination.

After you set up your account, it will streamline the registration process to sign up to receive a Covid vaccination. You can also use this account to sign up for testing.

THURSDAY, MARCH 4
4:00 PM-MARTY SHAW CONNECTION GROUP
Click here to register in advance or join this meeting.
Please contact Marty Shaw  for more information.

5:00 PM – REOPENING TASK FORCE MEETING

The All Souls Church Task Force will have another meeting to consider the steps, criteria and protocol for opening up in-person activities at All Souls Church. Under consideration is everything from individual appointments, small group and committee meetings to larger events including worship services and public gatherings as well as any potential combination of in-person and zoom activities.

For more current information see the reopening page on the All Souls website. You may also contact Steve Squires the task force chairman.

Use this link to reach the meeting: https://ascvt.org/ReopeningTaskForce

FRIDAY, MARCH 5
11:30 AM – PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

You can register for the meeting by clicking on this link.

SUNDAY, MARCH 7
10:00 AM – ALL SOULS CHURCH VIRTUAL WORSHIP SERVICE 

Click right here Sunday shortly before 10:00 AM to join our next online service.

“Healthy Families,Thriving Farms, Connected Communities”
Our “Share the Plate” organization for March is Food Connects (“Healthy Families, Thriving Farms, Connected Communities.”)  Laura Carbonneau will be our guest at the March 7 service. Please contact Karen if you’d like to participate.

 

2:00 PM – 
The Compassionate Friends of Brattleboro currently meets every other Sunday online in a Zoom format to offer understanding, consolation and support to all parents and families who have endured the death of a child regardless of age and cause of death.  If you or anyone you know could benefit from having the company of a group of people who have all endured this worst loss please contact Beverly for more information and/or to join us.

MONDAY, MARCH 8
9:30 AM- CRAFTING GROUP
Monday morning Craft Group meeting. For questions contact Ellie Weiss
Click here to register in advance or join this meeting

4:00 PM – VIRTUAL SMALL GROUP MINISTRY
(Please contact Marty Shaw  for information on how to join.)
Click here to register in advance or join this meeting

TUESDAY, MARCH 9
4:00 PM – ONLINE ASC CHOIR REHEARSAL
Click here to go to register for or join Choir Rehearsal.
For questions contact Tom Baehr.

5:00 PM – FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING

Meeting to review church budget and other financial concerns. To join the committee or attend as a guest, contact Sarah Lott, Treasurer.

To  register and join this meeting please click here.

If you have questions contact the treasurer, Sarah Lott

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10
4:00 PM – KATHY SQUIRES SUNDAY TEAM MEETING
Kathy Squires is hosting a scheduled Zoom meeting. Contact Kathy.

Click here to register in advance for this meeting.

5:00 PM – ASC BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Meeting of the All Souls Church Board of Trustees.

To register of join this meeting please go to https://ascvt.org/ascboard/

FROM THE CARING CIRCLE
Ann Newsmith has had another bout with a return of the mrsa virus. After a few days in the hospital and a procedure to drain an abcess, she has returned home again and is continuing antibiotic infusions once a day at BMH for the next month. She still has some pain but says they do not need specific help at this point other than your caring thoughts and encouragement. Cards can be sent to her at 55 Scott Rd., Brattleboro, or you can email her at  .

FROM SEAC:
Online Forum: Inspiring Change for 2021

hosted in collaboration with Brooks Memorial Library and The Women’s Freedom Center
Thursday, March 4th, 2021, Online. 7pm-8pm. For more information on how to register, call the WFC at 802-257-7364, email , or contact Brooks Memorial Library at 802-254-5290 or . Free and open to all.
The Women’s Freedom Center is hosting a month-long dialogue focused on reimagining and shaping a world where everyone is valued and everyone is safe to thrive.
We’ll outline the scope of our anti-domestic and sexual violence work in a broader social context, and invite your questions and best thinking throughout the series. Highlighting how different oppressions function in tandem, we’ll discuss various systems of power and their impact, not just on survivors of domestic and sexual violence, but on our whole community. The main focus will be on honing skills for the everyday social justice work facing us all.
The topics include aiming for economic and legal justice, media literacy across the lifespan, bystander empowerment to address all forms of oppression, and domestic and sexual violence.
The WFC bills itself as “a feminist organization working toward ending men’s violence against women while offering support and advocacy to all survivors of domestic and sexual violence, as well as prevention and educational activities to help create a community in which violence is not tolerated.”
The four-part series is an opportunity to learn how people can safely advocate for their families and friends, but it’s also about how the culture minimizes violence against women.
Part of the lens of the discussion will be about how we can be more informed to know exactly what survivors are up against.

LOCAL LOVE BRIGADE, CURBSIDE
We’re trying out a curbside version of the Local Love Brigade postcard-writing project. Portable kits with everything you need to create and mail out 10 cards are available in a small bin outside the entrance to All Soul’s Church. Come pick up a kit and send out some love! Each kit includes colored pencils, a heart stencil, the web address for the LLB, and stamps. Contact Katherine Innis with questions: 

“OFFICE” ADMINISTRATION HOURS:
Tuesday through Friday – 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

I will be in the physical office on Wednesday mornings.  Please be advised that, except for emergency situations,  if I receive calls or emails after hours on any given day, I will respond at the start of the next work day.  Thank you for your understanding of and cooperation with these changes as we continue to navigate our way through this unprecedented time.
Sincerely,
Beverly

PHYSICAL DISTANCING IS STILL HAPPENING BUT SACRED SOLIDARITY CONTINUES!

To keep us together, All Souls Church is using the on-line program, Zoom, to conduct church services and some committee meetings.  You can get all the details on the church webpage under this “Virtual Services” link: https://ascvt.org/virtual-services/  where you will find instructions, links to church events,  and a continuously evolving list of information. If you are having trouble hearing or being heard at our online meetings or services, here is the link to a video that can help with this issue. https://youtu.be/nN_9_GWMb7M

You can find out what’s happening and how to stay involved by checking the church calendar, Look for the word “CALENDAR”  in red at the top of the webpage under the “Click here to donate” button. Each calendar event listing for all ASC meetings now contains a secure link to  that particular Zoom meeting. You can also submit an event request for the calendar using the link at the top of the calendar page,

If you have any questions about an event on the calendar, you can reach out to the person listed in the event, or the church office,  or the web support team

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