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

THURSDAY, APRIL 15  – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2021

RUTH LANE, who is coordinating all indoor activities for our Annual ASC Spring Clean-Up Day, April 17, is inviting you to join her at the church, masked and social distancing in place, any day between now and April 17 to get ahead of some of the indoor tasks that need doing, even if it’s only for an hour or two. Please call Ruth at 802-254-6772 to let her know when you can help.

FROM THE CARING CIRCLE
Ellie Weiss has shared that her hip surgery was successful and that she and George are managing the aftermath well. Time and physical therapy will continue her healing.

 

Welcome Spring Fair! 
Now on-line and in-person on April 24

This is one of those “many hands make light work “occasions!

How can YOU help?

SPREAD THE WORD!!
Please let your friends and family know about “Welcome Spring” – both the outdoor and online event.

PLANTS–Household plants that need to be re-homed, garden plants that can be shared, flower or vegetable starters

EDIBLE DELIGHTS – Homemade Giftable Food:
Special baked treats, jams & jellies, pickles & relishes, candy, herb vinegars, baked beans, other?
Please contact: Kay Lewis 802 254 1063  or email Kay here 

IN-PERSON HELP FOR APRIL 24TH – DAY OF THE FAIR

There will be many tables (under canopies) set up in the parking lot so we will need folks to work each one.  We had lots of fun being outside at the Bazaar in December, even in the rain!  We will hope for nicer weather and at least it won’t be freezing out!

Setup – 8am   
Workers for Fair – 2-hour shifts available
Cleanup – 3pm

For more info or to sign-up, contact: 
Kathy Squires 802 365 7388 or email  Kathy here   
Marty Shaw 207 615 5279   or email Marty here

THE ASC FRIENDS OF THE ARTS is delighted to present a virtual exhibit about ‘ROCKS’ inspired by Stuart Copans, who has exhibited his Peace papercuts in our ASC gallery during the Jewish high holy days each fall prior to 2020. Featured here are visual and written offerings on rocks by Stuart Copans, Maisie Crowther and Linda Dixon. The exhibit will be up for at least the month of April. Click on the “Visit the Virtual Art Gallery” on the slider on the homepage of our website to view the exhibits.
ATTENTION COMMITTEE CHAIRS, BOARD MEMBERS AND OTHER ASC GROUP FACILITATORS:  
1)From now on the monthly West Village Voice Newsletter submission deadline is the 21st of the month, please!

2)The submission deadline for all reports for the 2021 Annual Report is April 15th.

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: 

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, APRIL 15

10:30 AM – Theater Adventure presents “Daydreaming”

April 15, 16

Sponsored by Green River, the Shapiro Family Fund, Community Bank, N.A., Brattleboro Town Arts Fund, and Arts Council of Windham County

Imagine this: Peter Pan flies into the open windows of the nursery. Those open windows invited quite a fantastical journey of other worlds of adversity, discovery, triumph, and claiming one’s belonging. Windows of inspiration. Windows of imagination. Windows of connectivity.  This is what our online performing spaces are offering us as we invent our new theater production with original characters created from our own imaginations during this pandemic.

This show will be a culmination of a semester-long exploration of character-creation, puppet-play, story-invention, worlds-discovered, and poetry-crafting. A lightness of spirit will be our guide as we lift off reveling in a hot air balloon-like escapade.

We invite you to hop aboard and join us!

People of all abilities are welcome in the audiences of all Theatre Adventure performances. ASL interpreting is provided.

In order to honor audience members with special sensory needs, each performance is Sensory-Friendly. Before the show begins, the Director will talk about our online production, and characters of the play in order to support the comfort level of audience members.

TICKETS available online (theatreadventure.org): $10 GENERAL

4:00 PM-MARTY SHAW CONNECTION GROUP
Click here to register in advance or join this meeting.
Please contact Marty Shaw  for more information.
FRIDAY, APRIL 16
6:00  PM – 
Theater Adventure presents “Daydreaming”

TICKETS available online (theatreadventure.org): $10 GENERAL 

SATURDAY, APRIL 17
 8:30 AM – ASC ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN-UP

The fun starts at 8:30 AM
If you can’t join us April 17th you are more than welcome to help at another time.

Below is a list of things that need to be done.

Bring your good spirits and snacks to keep yourself fortified, shovels, rakes, weed whackers, tarps and whatever other tools you think will be needed.

Tasks:

  • Turn compost pile
  • Bring out hoses and hose reel
  • Empty all sand barrels and store outside behind chapel
  • Store sand barrel wooden stands in furnace room (use outside access doors)
  • Rake leaves, collect fallen branches, and remove sand near sidewalk and road
  • Take down winter snow panels from walkway and place behind trash storage bin
  • Clean out rain gutters above Upper Classroom and Roofed Handicapped Entrance
  • Spruce tree and maple tree out front: Rake under, add wood chips to cover exposed roots.

    Fertilize maple tree.

  • Wash windows wherever reachable
  • Clean front and rear handicapped entrances: sweep, remove cobwebs, clean doors, scrub and apply hose, if needed
  • Clean out driveway/parking lot culverts
  • Tidy up sediment retention basin at bottom of driveway.
  • Clean out drainage ditch along and under pedestrian bridge
  • Clean out drain by driveway (not sure where this is located)
  • Use gravel from cleaning out culverts to fill in holes/channels in driveway and parking lot
  • Wash outdoor light fixtures and railing along walkway
  • Check all exterior lights and replace bulbs as needed
  • Bring out spring/summer yardwork tools and store fall/winter tools in boiler room
  • Sweep all sidewalks and pedestrian bridge

    Gardening:

  • Clean up patio area, including stone benches
  • Weed and trim, as needed
  • THE Rhododendron: Cut back/remove weeds/ferns (a never-ending battle)

SUNDAY, APRIL 18
10:00 AM – ALL SOULS CHURCH VIRTUAL WORSHIP SERVICE 

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

“PATHWAYS TO REGENERATION & HEALING” –  a virtual Earth Day service created by the UU Ministry for Earth. The preacher is Rev. Yadenee Hailu. Other participants are Lea Morris, Emma’s Revolution, John Olin, Petra Thombs, Rev. Elizabeth Mount, Rev. Florence Caplow, Aly Tharp, Rev. Cindy Davidson, Paula Cole Jones, Rashid Shaikh.

MONDAY, APRIL 19
9:30 AM- CRAFTING GROUP

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, APRIL 20
4:00 PM – ONLINE ASC CHOIR REHEARSAL

Click here to go to register for or join Choir Rehearsal.
For questions contact Tom Baehr.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21
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 – CAPITAL NEEDS COMMITTEE MEETING
Meeting of the Capital Needs Committee. If you have questions contact Ron Niswander.

Use this link to join the meeting.

“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, 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Our deepest fear is not that we are weak.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?  Actually, who are not to be?  You are a child of God.  Your playing small does not serve the world…As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Marianne Williamson