Steam Vent Coffee House at First Church of Winsted opens
is Fall season on Sept 14 from 6-10 PM as a special benefit
for Zoe Rose Fortier.

Zoe was born with a rare congenital condition called Osteogenesis
Imperfecta…which is disease that causes her bones to be very brittle,
and easily broken.  She is not even a month old, and has suffered 2
broken arms.  Even burping her can be a dangerous act.  Amanda and
Dan (Mom and Dad) are facing huge hospital bills…for surgery and
infusions to try to help strengthen her bones.  A fund for the family has
been established at the Torrington Branch of Northwest Community

All of the funds from the September Steam Vent Coffee House (See
poster above with pic of Zoe Rose) to be donated to her fund.  Funds
donated through this venue will be tax deductible!   So…if you are
able…come on down…kick your shoes off…grab a bite to eat and know
you are helping out…while you enjoy an evening of music...and help this
young family as they face their greatest challenge.

Next performance is Saturday, September 13, 2014

September 13th Performers:
6:00 – Bluebyrd
6:30 – Tim Martin
7:00 – Joel Blumert
7:30 – Eric Paradine
8:00 – Mike Lovallo
8:30 – Breathless Charm
9:00 – The CRB
9:30 – Open Mic

Free Will Offering to Benefit Zoe Rose Fortier

Steam Vent Café will serve light supper, desserts and beverages
for the evening from 6 – 8 PM.

In the Café...
Pizza Night

Two Slices of Pizza and Chopped Greek Salad
~Adult Portion...$7.00
~Child Portion...$3.50
~A night at the Steam Vent Coffee House... Priceless.

STEAM VENT Coffee House...where the Music is FREE...Dinner'll cost
ya...and donations go to Missions!  Come on down... kick your shoes
off... sit a spell, you'll be happy you did!!
Benefit Missions ~ Donations are tax deductible!

STEAM VENT Coffee Houses will run every 2nd Saturday from 6-10:00
pm March through June and September through November
 If you would
like a chance to perform, please call Debbie at 860-482-3491 or email

Upcoming Vents…

October 18th
*Moved to the Third Saturday*
November 8th

Steam Vent's sixth season continues in the Fall of 2014!  Join us
the second Saturday in September, third Saturday in October, and
second Saturday in November for more musical escapades...
pickin'...singin'...good food and friends!

Thanks to all the performers who have graced our stage to help
us accomplish our mission...and thanks is not enough.  We are
blessed to have so many talented performers in our little state...
and beyond...who are willing to share their talents!

Many of our performers have websites and CD's of their own.  
Check them out...Support your local musicians...!!

Free Will Offering to support Mission Activity!
First Church Mission Activities include support local and global
missions. Locally we help support the Open Door soup kitchen
and the YMCA homeless shelter, and provide scholarships for
area youth. Globally we have been helping out in Oaxaca, Mexico
at an orphanage for special needs children and building houses
and planting trees to help to improve the lives of folks who live in
the dump there.  

This year, the mission will be continued help to establish the
coffee co-op, for small coffee farmers who live in the hills around
Oaxaca.  Their farms are too small for the major dealers to be
bothered with, and it has caused extreme poverty in these areas.  
They walk miles out of the hills for food and supplies, and
everyone has to come and carry back their own supplies…from
young children to the most senior members of the villages.
This year's participants will help to distribute food and supplies to
the people in a remote mountain village in the impoverished state
of Oaxaca, Mexico.  The mission group will also help with
construction work at the Simply Smiles base camp, and help on a
school building project in the mountains.
Very strenuous…but very rewarding!
River Road
Kristen Graves
Steam Vent Coffee House
First church of Winsted

95 North Main Street
Winsted, Connecticut 06098
American Baptist   ~   United Church of Christ
Established 1778