Monday, November 29, 2010

Announcements for the week of the week of November 28.

We had some wonderful flowers in the Sanctuary from the Memorial service of Ruth Thompson. Our condolences to Ruth's family and our thanks for the flowers. Special thank you to Theresa Lever who conducted the Memorial Service allowing our ministers to be on vacation.

Prayers are requested for brothers who have died, friends with cancer, and those who face uncertainty.


Announcements- If you would like to have your announcement printed in the bulletin, please have it into the office by 9:00 am Thursday morning.

On the evening of December 12, we need children for the community carol sing to act in the pageant. We supply the costumes. There are no speaking roles. This event will have broad exposure in the Montpelier community. Does your child want to be involved? Please tell Patty Turley (223-5488).

Also For The Pantry-We had a great amount of pasta and food this last Sunday. For December we will collect canned foods; vegies, fruit, meat, milk, sauce, etc. We will collect all month and dedicate them on December 26.

Wanted!- Dec. 11, 2010 @ 9:00 am, 3 to 5 people to assist Mark L. and Gary R. with moving chairs, tables etc in Fellowship Hall prior to mopping and waxing the floor. Also if 1 to 3 people could hang around to assist with the actual mopping and waxing or just to keep the mop pails re-filled with clear water and to scape off any stuck on gum etc. Any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated. Please call Mark L. in the office to sign up. (223-2424) Thank you.

San Antonio Grande- The Outreach Board will again be offering commemorative stars to be hung on the Christmas tree in the Narthex. A star in memory of a loved one can be purchased for $5.00 or more in our church wide effort to raise money for San Antonio scholarship fund. Note cards picturing San Antonio Grande families will also be available.

PINS Christmas Gifts-For many years Bethany Church members have generously provided gifts for children involved with the Barre Office of the Division of Social Services. Tags with holiday wishes from individual children are available in the narthex this morning. Gifts will be received on December 12. Thank you for helping foster parents and social workers provide a merry Christmas for children and youth who come from families that struggle to provide them with a safe, secure home.

New Website. New look. New content. New features. Same address: Please check it out.

Deacon's Fund: The Deacons Fund is how Bethany Church meets the needs of those who are experiencing a short term financial problem or need a little help to create a better balance in life. That fund is low. If you would like to make a gift of thanks, or joy, or hope to the Deacons Fund, simply note this fact on your offering envelope, a check's memo line, or an attached note. Thank you.

On Wednesday, December 1st, the San Antonio Grande Task Force invites members of the congregation to a time of remembrance on the 30th anniversary of the martyrdom of four church women in El Salvador. Please join us at 6 PM for a soup supper & the the film "Roses In December," telling the story of Ita Ford, Maura Clark, Dorothy Kazel, and Jean Donovan.

All are welcome to attend- Montpelier's 40th Annual Community Carol Sing
Sunday December 12, at 6:30 PM Bethany United Church of Christ, 115 Main Street Montpelier VT. Admission by a donation of food for the Food Pantry. Choirs will perform. The audience will sing many traditional carols and the (now famous) Hallelujah Chorus "off the wall." Please note the move to Bethany Church from the past 39 years at the Unitarian Church. For information contact Arthur Zorn 223-2424 ext 224 or

Bethany Book Group-November”s read is Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Richard Janzen. Discussion is after church on Sunday Dec 5th.

This Week At Bethany Church – Nov. 28th - Dec.-5th

Today: 10:00 am Sunday Worship Sanctuary

11:00 am Hospitality Parlor

Tuesday: 11:30 am Bethany Bowl Fellowship Hall

5:00 pm Choir Voice Coaching Choir Loft

Wednesday: 6:00 pm San Antonio Grande Youth Room

7:00pm Trustees

Thursday: 11:45 Brown Bag Parlor

6:15 Bell Choir Choir Loft

7:00 pm Choir Choir Loft

Sunday: 10:00 am Worship Sanctuary

11:00 am Hospitality Parlor

11:30ish Book Group Youth Room

6:30 pm Youth Group Youth Room

PLEASE LET THE OFFICE KNOW if you are aware of a change in a regularly scheduled committee meeting.