Church Family Night, March 3rd - Come out!

There will be a church family night on Friday, March 3 with postcard writing, soup and games. Start time at 5:30 p.m. Please contact Meg Minehan ( or 802-875-2487) if you are willing to bring soup or bread to share.

 If you have any favorite games bring them along; we will have Rummy Kube, Clue, The Game of Life and a few others on hand but the more the merrier.

From Barbara Windham

This notice was omitted from the last First Parish Newsletter so I am sending out a special notice of the planned “family night”. I received the notice below from my brother-in-law who lives in Olympia, WA about postcard writing. This explains who we are writing, when we are sending it etc. So bring along a few postcards and we can write out a few to send to our president on March 15.

"On March 15th, each of us will mail Donald Trump a postcard that publicly expresses our opposition to him. And we, in vast numbers, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm the man with his unpopularity and failure.  We will show the media and the politicians what standing with him — and against us — means.  And most importantly, we will bury the White House post office in pink slips, all informing Donnie that he’s fired. Each of us — every protester from every march, each congress calling citizen, every boycotter, volunteer, donor, and petition signer — if each of us writes even a single postcard and we put them all in the mail on the same day, March 15th, well: you do the math. 

No alternative fact or Russian translation will explain away our record-breaking, officially-verifiable, warehouse-filling flood of fury.  Hank Aaron currently holds the record for fan mail, having received 900,000 pieces in a year.  We’re hoping to set a new record: over a million pieces in a day, with not a single nice thing to say.

So sharpen your wit, unsheathe your writing implements, and see if your sincerest ill-wishes can pierce Donald’s famously thin skin.

Prepare for March 15th, 2017, a day hereafter to be known as #TheIdesOfTrump

Write one postcard.  Write a dozen!  Take a picture and post it on social media tagged with #TheIdesOfTrump.  Spread the word! Everyone on Earth should let Donald know how he’s doing.  They can’t build a wall high enough to stop the mail.

On March 15th, mail your messages to:
President (for now) Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

It might just be enough to make him crack.  Not my original post but someone else's great idea!"

If you can't come to the family night you can still fill out a postcard and post it on March 15. And give some to your friends and neighbors to fill out and send also.

Thanks and hope to see you all on Friday March 3. I am making some pumpkin rising bread (A King Arthur Recipe) which I tried last month and hope everyone will enjoy it.