Jesse Lee United Methodist Church Prepares for Easter

Easton’s Jesse Lee United Methodist Church has released its schedule for Holy Week and invites all to attend.

The distribution of palms will take place during the Palm Sunday Service on April 10 at 10 a.m. Maundy Thursday Service including music and Holy Communion is April 14 at Continue reading “Jesse Lee United Methodist Church Prepares for Easter”

Easton Holds Peace Vigil for Ukraine

There was joy and sadness at the Vigil for Peace in Ukraine last night on the library lawn, where about 100 Easton residents gathered in solidarity. Despite the solemn occasion, friends and neighbors were happy to see one another and to support local aid efforts for Ukrainian refugees Continue reading “Easton Holds Peace Vigil for Ukraine”

Easton’s Oldest Resident, Luella Ostrofsky, Dies at 105

Luella Ostrofsky, 1916 – 2022

Easton’s oldest resident, Luella (Dow) Ostrofsky, passed away peacefully at her home on Feb. 24. She was born on Sept. 6, 1916 in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine to Lewis and Lillian (Mitchell) Dow. Growing up on a small dairy farm as one of ten children (the Continue reading “Easton’s Oldest Resident, Luella Ostrofsky, Dies at 105”

Jesse Lee Church Welcomes All to Celebrate Ash Wednesday

Jesse Lee United Methodist Church’s new Pastor Fern Blair Hart will be at the church from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, March 2, to hand out ashes. No appointment is necessary, just come to the front door of the sanctuary.

There will also be a service that evening at 7:30 Continue reading “Jesse Lee Church Welcomes All to Celebrate Ash Wednesday”

Easton Centenarian Exhibits ‘Ministry in Miniature’ at Easton Library

Paul Rawson is well known in the community as a watercolorist and industrial designer. His works have been featured in the conference room at the Easton Library as well as in Easton Arts Council shows. Now as he approaches his 100th birthday, he has turned to pen and ink note cards. Continue reading “Easton Centenarian Exhibits ‘Ministry in Miniature’ at Easton Library”

Jesse Lee Church Document Shredding Event Coming in September

The annual document shredding event at Jesse Lee United Methodist Church, 25 Flat Rock Road, Easton, Conn., will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.

Jesse Lee UMC is confident that despite ongoing Covid-19, its vendor, ShredSmart, can safely and securely Continue reading “Jesse Lee Church Document Shredding Event Coming in September”

Jesse Lee Church Document Spring Shredding Event

A spring document shredding event at Jesse Lee United Methodist Church, 25 Flat Rock Road, Easton, Conn. is on for Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.

Church members feel confident that despite Covid-19, their vendor, ShredSmart, can safely and securely destroy Continue reading “Jesse Lee Church Document Spring Shredding Event”

Wishing You a Joyful and Healthy Christmas

I always considered myself fortunate, growing up in Easton. Most of my​ ​relatives were within a 20-minute drive, meaning we gathered together over the holidays, often at my childhood home. 

My cousins, siblings and I eagerly tore​ ​into our stockings as soon as our parents allowed Continue reading “Wishing You a Joyful and Healthy Christmas”

Jesse Lee United Methodist Church Prepares for Christmas

Jesse Lee United Methodist Church winter — Joanne Kant Photo

Although Jesse Lee United Methodist Church is currently worshipping virtually, its members have been busy behind the scenes preparing for Advent and Christmas.

Our annual Giving Tree was filled with donations of Target Continue reading “Jesse Lee United Methodist Church Prepares for Christmas”

Obituary: Norma Bechtel Hummerstone, 74

Norma Bechtel Hummerstone

Norma Bechtel Hummerstone passed away on August 28 at her home in Stonington, Conn.  She was 74.  She had struggled with brain cancer for a year.

Norma (formerly Norma J. Martin) lived for many years in Milford and then Easton, Conn., where she raised Continue reading “Obituary: Norma Bechtel Hummerstone, 74”

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