Women’s Guild

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Jingle Bell Fair’s On Its Way!

FCC’s Jingle Bell Fair, Saturday, November 10th, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., is always church wide effort!  On November 1st   our loyal Troop 177 with their Leaders, as well as Paul Ayles and his reliable FCC Crew, will dig out risers, move tables upstairs and down, count card tables and transport them to their respective areas, in preparation for JBF 2018 Final Set Up Day, Sunday, November 4th after church.   Each year what seems a daunting task becomes much easier as we all share the work.   Please plan to have a coffee after service and then join your friends in setting up tables, risers stands and so on.   From Monday, the 5th, Guild Ladies and Other Volunteers will be cooking, baking, bagging candy, decorating, delivering crafts, goodies and  knitted items, storing pantry necessities, shucking lobster, etc., all to support this wonderful church that does so much good in our community.  So, everyone, start gearing up for the 10th!  Just like a song – A-n-ti-cip-a-tion!   Following is our shared overview with some important updates since the first notice.

“Mile High Apple Pies” — Now Available!

The Desrochers have done it again!  Thirty are now available for purchase, still only $12.00 each! 

Some are already in FCC’s Freezer.  To purchase, see Maggie G., Linda R. or Janet S. at coffee hour. 

Or reserve your pie with Lois for pick up later in the month (by October 25th).

Frozen, ready to bake when you are ready.  What could be easier? – Or tastier?

Bakery Area   Annemarie Sorrow – Chair  (apsorrow@comcast.net)

  • Annemarie will have a signup sheet at coffee hour two weeks before the Fair.
  • Please label (clear description) your donations and note any allergy inducing ingredients.
  • A table for deliveries will be set up in the Bakery Area by Thursday morning.
  • FCC’s back door (up to office) will be open on Thursday evening, the 8th , and very early Friday morning with a table set up to receive baked goods.  We prefer to take delivery of all food by Friday, if possible, as we need sufficient time for wrapping. 


Cookie Walk  Ruth Mason – Chair (baileymason@comcast.net)

  • To ensure a wide variety we will be sending out a Sign Up Wizard for cookie bakers.  See what new cookie you might add to the list!  Fewer chocolate chip encourages more buyers!
  • Please label (Name what kinds) of cookies for Tagging purposes.
  • Note if nuts or any such allergy inducing ingredients were used in baking .
  • Customers do ask for gluten free

Pictures with Santa and Face Painting   Abbie-Jane Anderson –  Chair

We look forward to Santa’s return and seeing your little ones (and some older friends) pose with him!

Have our “professional FCC face painters” create something fun that your child will love to show off!

Silent Auction   Liz Webster, Don Jenkins – Chairs (Liz:  webfam3@comcast.net).

Call Liz at 380-2064 with any questions or if you wish to donate.

Our Team is seeking the following types of items:

  • Authentic signed sports memorabilia; tickets to baseball, basketball and football games
  • Certificates to restaurants; golf courses; spas; family amusement venues
  • High end purses and such items are always popular
  • Original Art
  • The Team has a maximum limit of 16 items and appreciates donation before October 31st.

Candy Shoppe   Carol and Lavinia Palmer; Crystal Hardy; Shirley Christman — Chairs

  • We will have a signup sheet at coffee hour two weeks before JBF.
  • Please try to wrap your donation in pretty packaging (we will supply if needed).
  • Or bring your goodies early enough (Wednesday, Thursday or early Friday) for us to wrap
  • Name your candy and note any allergy inducing ingredients.

Jewelry    Janet Stone and Kris Sawyer – Chairs

  • Join Janet’s Salt Water Taffy Challenge – Two pieces of jewelry for a piece of Taffy (Honor system!)
  • MEN, want to free up or organize a bureau drawer? Unwanted, unused or unloved watches, lapel pins, rings and so on are items the Guild will be delighted to receive! (One set of cufflinks wins a taffy!)


Attic Treasures   Margaret Dennett, Sharon Buck – Chairs

  • Donations of wonderful Christmas decorations, gently loved, are appreciated.
  • Nicer vases, platters, clocks, pitchers, angels, candlesticks and such become great gifts.
  • Deliver to Maggie, Margaret, Sharon or leave outside catacombs door early in set up week, thanks!

Crafts    Maggie Ginieres – Chair   ( artgal1948@comcast.net )

  • Krafting Krew meets in Kitchen and Hall Wednesdays  (9:30 – noon) throughout October
  • Crafty Cooks are trying something new this year – Ask Janet Stone about it!
  • Please tell us about project(s) you are doing at home. We’d like to plan for display of your creations! 
  • WE CONTINUE TO SEEK SOURCES FOR BOXWOOD AND GREENS; Please leave message with Arlene during the week or see Maggie at coffee hour. Thanks!

Knitters   Marilyn Ayles, Maureen Ayles – Chairs

  • Come Monday afternoons to FCC’s Chapel ready to knit or crochet, or to learn how, and share fun and friendship while working for GBC and JBF. The knitters work pretty much year round.
  • Knitters really appreciate new beautiful yarns (wool, acrylic, funky). To donate yarn or needles etc. please speak with Maureen Ayles, Marilyn Ayles, Jane Blunda or Linda George.

Kitchen Crew

  • Lee Logan Hames, since 1998 Head Honcho of the Congo Café will return again this year! Lee’s devoted volunteers are signed up once more to create chowders, lobster rolls and all those things that make us the Talk of the Town!  Thank you, Lee & Company

Officially, Clean Up will start at 2:15 p.m.   Volunteers should plan to arrive by 2:00 just in case they are needed.

To Our Wonderful FCC Family: Thanks to You Success Always Happens! Gracias!

The Guild Board