Monday, February 14, 2011

Up On Monday

This Week At Bethany Church – February 13-20

10:00 am Sunday Worship Sanctuary

11:00 am Hospitality Parlor
3:00 pm Dianne Huling Concert Sanctuary
7:00 pm Youth Group Twin City Lanes

8:00 am Stewardship Mark's Office
11:30 am Bethany Bowl Fellowship Hall

5:00 pm Choir Coaching Choir Loft

7:00 am Prayer Group Parlor

11:45 am Brown Bag Parlor
5:30 pm Music Board Choir Loft
6:15 am Bell Choir Choir Loft
7:00 pm Choir Choir Loft

7:00 am Bethany Cup Prep Kitchen

8:30 Bethany Cup Parlor
8:30 am Peace Service Chapel 10:00 am Worship Sanctuary
11:00 am Hospitality Parlor


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.

Concert Today! 3:00 PM, Bethany Church, 115 Main St., Montpelier Pianist Diane Huling performs: Brahms Sonata No. 3 in f minor, Opus 5, Handels Theme and Variations in B-flat Major, Chopins Mazurka in f-sharp minor and Ballade No. 4, Piazzollas Tango No. 3 from the Tango Suite. Huling performed extensively as a duo-partner with violinist Michael Appleman, former concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra, flutist Karen Kevra, and soprano Celina Moore. She has also performed as soloist with the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra. Huling received her performance degrees in piano from the Eastman School of Music, with post graduate work at the Westminster Choir College. Tickets are $20, $5 for students and limited income, $30 per family.
For information, call (802) 563-2860, or e-mail:
The Brown Bag is beginning the study of Bishop Katherine Schori's book: The Heartbeat of God, Finding the Sacred in the Middle of Everything. This study is strongly recommended by Joan Chittister OSB, (one of our favorite authors in years past) who says: " The Heartbeat of God should be read, studied and discussed in every parish hall of every Christian tradition--so that the renewal of the church may finally, finally begin in a world that knows that the revolution that is Jesus is long overdue."
Food for the Montpelier Pantry
Each month the Outreach Board focuses on collecting one type of food (as per request of the pantry). At the end of the month we gather all the food collected and bless it before we send it to the Pantry. People may give any type of food, it too will be collected and blessed and sent. For the month of February our focus food is Mac and Cheese. So, bring in boxes, or cans of Macaroni and Cheese, or bring in boxes of macaroni. Other donations are also welcome.

Missed Worship? The announcements, including some that were only verbal, will be posted to the web site on Monday Mornings at 9:00am.

Bethany Book Group- February's read is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.

Thing Spring-Think Flood-Would you be willing to come to the church at a moment's notice to help move items (tables, chairs, etc) out of the basement in case of a flood emergency? Leave your name in the church office. Gary Rogers will be the initial contact person Thanks!

The Sunday School is in the midst of a two-week unit on the story behind the hymn Amazing Grace. On February 20th and 27th we plan to watch a movie, The Prince of Egypt, during class. We are having a great time with the children and youth of this congregation!
Bethany Bowl, Tuesday, February 1, 2011: Fed 100, Head Cook: Phyllis Rowell, Dishwasher: Conrad Rowell with lots of help from Meri Nielsen Volunteers: Darlene Colby,Pat Seivwright,Corky Nielsen, Cleo Facos. Pete Gomez, Sandy (a community diversion helper) and three MHS students. These MHS students are part of a "soup kitchen club" at the high school. We are fortunate to have their support.
Bethany Church Cookbook - Coming May, 2011! Please submit 3-5 recipies for inclusion. You know we have great cooks in the church. Now you'll be able to have their recipes in one place when you purchase this new cookbook. Forms to submit recipes are available in the Narthex, Church website or by emailing Judy Ribolini at and she will send you a form via email; you can type your recipe and return to her via email for inclusion. Last day for submission of recipes is SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27. You may also pre-order your cookbook(s) on the recipe submission forms or just tell a member of the Committee you want a copy or copies. We estimate the cost to be between $10 and $12. Questions? See Judy Ribolini, Vera Winter, Kathy Cowens or Jim Conneman. Other committee members include: Melitta Maddox, Katrina Pelkey and Mark Pitton.

Peace Service Next Sunday - 8:30 am in The Chapel.

Second Sunday Concert - March 13 @ 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel featuring Justin Murray singing many of his favorites accompanied by Arthur Zorn on piano.