Wednesday, January 26, 2011

This Week At Bethany Church – January 23-30

10:00 am Sunday Worship Sanctuary
11:00 am Hospitality Parlor
11:30 New Members Gathering Youth Room
No Youth Group

8:00 am Stewardship Mark's Office 11:30 am Bethany Bowl Fellowship Hall
5:00 pm Choir Coaching Choir Loft
6:30 pm Peace Service Fellowship Hall

Wednesday: 7:00 pm Trustees Parlor

7:00 am Prayer Group Parlor
9:00 am Dialogue Due
11:45 am Brown Bag Parlor
5:30 Music Board Choir Room
6:15 am Bell Choir Choir Loft
7:00 pm Choir Choir Loft

10:00 am Worship Sanctuary
11:00 am Hospitality Parlor
11:30 New Members Gathering Youth Room
4:30 Beth Jacobs Dinner Fellowship Hall
7:00 pm Youth Group Youth Room


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.

Super Bowl Subs! Order your Super Bowl Subs today after worship! Youth Group members are standing by to take your order for ham, turkey, salami or veggie subs or salads! Cost is $6 for a 10 inch sub or salad, with profits going to support the Youth Group at Bethany Church. Subs and salads will be available for pick-up after worship on Super Bowl Sunday, February 6th.

For The Food Pantry- For January we will collect soup, canned, boxed, bagged, dry,condensed, chunky, broth, chowder, noodles or fancy. We will collect all month and dedicate them on the last Sunday of the month.

Studying the Gospel of Matthew - Are you looking for an in-depth Bible Study? The Vermont Academy of Spiritual Training (VAST) is offering a study of the Gospel of Matthew at the Vermont Conference Office in Randolph on the third Saturday of the month from February - June. Associate Conference Minister Pam Lucas will be teaching the course. Cost is $75 plus books. Contact the Vermont Conference Office at 802-728-4999 or go to the conference website ( for more information.

New Members: If you have an interest in joining Bethany Church, there will be New Member Classes for the next two Sundays after Worship. Class will be about orienting people to membership and Bethany Church. See Rev. Mark for more info. Classes will be about an hour in the Youth Room.

Missed Worship? 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. Same address:

Bethany Book Group- January's read is Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor, which will be discussed Sunday, Feb 6th.

Thing Spring-Think Flood-We need a list of volunteers who would be willing to come to the church at a moments notice to help move items out of the basement in case of a flood emergency. These items include chairs, tables etc. Also please let us know if you would be willing to call 2 or 3 other people on the list after you have been contacted. Gary Rogers will be the initial contact person and he will set up a phone tree once we have a list of names. Thank you in advance.

The Bethany Center for the Arts- presents Lynnette Combs, organist, playing a program titled "Northern Lights" at Bethany Church, 115 Main St in Montpelier, Sunday February 6 at 3:00 PM. Admission by donation, at the door. This is a recital of solo pipe organ music from Scandinavia and the Baltic countries. Music from the 17th through the 21st centuries will be heard, from Buxtehude to Part to Grieg. The influence of long days and short nights, as well as short days and long nights, can be heard in pieces such as "Geminorum Kastorum" which
is based on the movements of the stars. Lynnette Combs is organist at the First Baptist Church in Burlington and is well-known to Central Vermont audiences as an organist, harpsichordist and accompanist. In 2002 she was named Artist of the Year by the Vermont Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. In 2010 she gave the Katherine E. Dopp recital at First Baptist Church in Burlington and the Samuel B. Whitney organ recital in Woodstock. This is her fourth year of giving organ recitals throughout Vermont. In the coming months she will present a program of music based on dance forms and music.