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General Discussion / Another Skunk Saga
« on: July 11, 2007, 04:28:06 PM »
Last week I saw a rather wobbly skunk trying to walk in  the driveway.  It could barely keep its body upright.  It wandered patheticly to the compost heap and my husband, armed with ski pole, went out to keep track of it while I made phone calls.  I called the Rabies Hot Line and was asked if I knew anyone with a "firearm."  Off the top of my head, I didn't know a soul, so the person gave me the phone number of someone who could trap it, but of course, at 2 PM he wasn't home.  And what sense did that make, anyway? 
I called my neighbor who was, fortunately, home and he came by and shot it.  I called back the Hotline and they said someone would arrange to come and get the body.  Well, they did, and I got a call today from Bob Johnson of the Dept of Agriculture and yes, indeed, that skunk was rabid, as we had assumed.    So, indeed, there are rabid skunks around Fairfax. 

Current News & Events / We Move for a Month!
« on: June 23, 2007, 10:35:49 AM »
During July, the United Church of Fairfax moves its Sunday worship from the Methodist Church on the corner of Fletcher Road, to the Baptist Church Building on Main Street.  Once there were two separate churches in Fairfax, the Methodist Church and the First Baptist Church.  They merged in 1939 and became the Methodist Church.  It was decided to use the Methodist Church as the place of regular worship. But, two church buiildings still remain.  So, in order to maintain its integrity as a church building, worship is held for a month a y ear at the Baptist Church Building.
The Baptist church building is rented by the Masons and Eastern Stars and is used for a variety of community events including the local Food Shelf and historic society activities.
Worship in July, at the Baptist Church Building is still at 10:45 AM!

Current News & Events / Re: Check Out Photos Of This Retiree's Hobby
« on: June 07, 2007, 02:12:28 PM »
What a splendid array of beautiful irises, Steve!  Thank you for sharing the beauty of creation.
Rev. Elizabeth

Thanks for the great photos and comments on Orman.   I have known him as long as I have been here and he is truly an amazing man who works hard, enjoys his work, and has a real flair for gardening.   He always has another idea, another project that he is curious about!

Current News & Events / Re: Are You Getting Your Free Press????
« on: April 05, 2007, 10:32:53 AM »
Well, sure we get the Free Press---when both of us are long gone!   I have called innumerable times in hopes of having it arrive early enough so we can read it before we go to work--but that doesn't seem possible;  it comes after 7 and sometimes after 8.  We will probably cancel if we can't get it early enough to read.

Current News & Events / Re: Are You Getting Your Free Press????
« on: April 05, 2007, 10:30:07 AM »
Hi All,

Don't know if you get Motor Route Delivery or not for The Burlington Free Press, but mine has been very irratic and sometimes quite late.  Today I didn't get it at all.  Called and got the usual bum's rush and asked that someone call me back.  They tell me they are crediting our account, but so far haven't seen that either.  Oh, and no call back yet either.

What a fascinating article!  You go girls!  One question--what was a calico social?  I know all about chicken pie suppers.....

Wonderful photo's! I so enjoy seeing photos of old Fairfax!   Thank you, Miker, for sharing them. 

Current News & Events / Christmas Festivities at the United Church
« on: November 30, 2005, 08:45:13 AM »
On December 18th at 10:45 AM the United Church choir will present the annual Christmas Cantata.  Music of the season, scripture and story are all part of this celebration.
On December 24th at 7:45  PM we hold our annual Candlelight Service which features the scriptures associated with Christmas as well as Christmas songs, and a candlelighting event.  The format is somewhat different than it has been in the past, but the Scripture and songs are the same.
On Christmas Day we will hold a special Sunday worship at 10 AM.  
If you wish to experience the beauty and meaning of the season you are welcome to join us.  Feel free to email Rev. Elizabeth at pastorliz@earthlink.net for further information.

Current News & Events / chicken foot soup!
« on: August 30, 2005, 06:51:56 AM »
Interesting, your remark about chicken foot soup!  When Justin Brown and I and a group of students went to Guatemala this past February, Justin and I worked in the kitchen of the project where we worked.  Now, this project provided educational enrichment and meals for about 400 youth who lived near the Guatemala City dump.  Anyway, that particular day there were buckets and buckets of--yes, chicken feet!  And Justin's job was to use a knife and cut the nails off the toes, while I cut endless vegetables.  Unfortunately I don't have a photo of him doing this exciting job.  
The children loved the soup, of course, and would pick any morsel of meat or fat that they could get off the feet.  Actually, I tasted it, and it wasn't too bad!

Thanks for the photo of Doug Webb.  He is a great community member and has spent much of his life--besides working hard on his farm--giving back to the community in a variety of ways.  Wouldn't it be grand if we could have an intergenerational gathering of some sort so the newer families in town could meet the long time residents and hear about life in Fairfax when it was a small farming community!

Current News & Events / Rome photos
« on: April 12, 2005, 11:30:07 AM »
What an awesome tribute it was to the pope that on the morning of his funeral people from all over the world--including some world leaders who don't especially like each other--were gathered together  in peace and prayer.

Current News & Events / Christian Musician to Share Talents at Worship
« on: March 18, 2005, 09:33:39 AM »
Paul Gibbs, Christian musician,  and songwriter, who hosts  a music program on radio in upstate New York, who has written and produced several albums of Christian music, will be here in Fairfax on Sunday April 3rd.  
Bringing his keyboard, guitar, and fine voice, Paul will be sharing his musical gifts  as well as his spiritual message at the United Church of Fairfax for a special "Sunday Morning Live!" worship service.  He will sing his own songs, lead the congregational singing, and share special music with the children.  Rev Elizabeth will deliver the message.  
For more information about the worship service contact pastorliz@earthlink.net   For more information about Paul Gibbs, go to www.jesscottmusic.com.

Current News & Events / Bang Bang, You're Dead
« on: March 11, 2005, 02:06:16 PM »
Last night we went to see the opening of "Bang Bang, You're Dead," produced by the school drama group.   While the subject matter is difficult, it is handled very well in this short reflective drama about a high school shooting.
.  The young people, especially Kyle Melaschewski in the lead role as the shooter, did an excellent job.  The directing  and staging by Sara Daniels was superlative.  Plan on attending;  it begins at 7 PM and lasts about an hour.  It will be put on tonight and Saturday.

General Discussion / those snowmen
« on: January 17, 2004, 08:56:29 AM »
Does anybody know who  made those delightful snowmen that showed up around town on Christmas Eve?  They quite obviously took a bit of time and effort, and they brought great delight to all who saw them!
Thank you, whoever you were.

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