Monday, November 22, 2010

Up on Monday

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

Lecture - State of Hate -Southern Poverty Law Center’s Mark Potok Considers Rise of Hate Groups at Unitarian Church. Mark Potok, director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama, will discuss the prevalence of hate groups in America in a talk at Unitarian hurch on Tuesday, November 23. Potok grew up in Plainfield.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner -

The Youth Service Bureau has hosted Thanksgiving meal for Washington County residents since 1974. Each year at the Bethany Church in Montpelier, hundreds of community members sit down together for a full-course turkey dinner and over 100 home-bound residents receive a personally delivered meal. Year after year, hundreds of local businesses, community members, and Bureau staff donate food and their time to making the dinner a success.

If you would like to donate food, time, or receive a home-delivered meal on Thanksgiving Day, please contact the Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club at 229-9151.

The Thanksgiving meal is served between 11 am and 2 pm on Main Street in Montpelier. Please join us!

Also For The Pantry-Kimberly Lashua director of the food pantry has sent a note of thanks for Bethany's generous October support. Carts full of tomato products were donated last month. This month we are gathering Pasta.

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.

Missed Worship? If you cannot make it to worship and want to at least know what the announcements were, check out “Up On Monday” on the Church website. The announcements, including some that were only verbal, will be posted to the web site on Monday Mornings at 9:00am. You can check them all week by clicking “Up On Monday” in the upper right corner.

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.

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.

Advent- Join us next Sunday for Worship on the 1st Sunday of Advent.