Monday, May 16, 2011

This Week

This Week At Bethany Church May 15-22

10:00 am Sunday Sanctuary

11:00 am Hospitality Parlor

8:000 Stewardship Mark's Office
11:30 am Bethany Bowl Fellowship Hall

5:00 pm Choir Coaching Choir Loft
7:00 pm CE Nursery

6:30 pm Spanish Class Youth Room

7:00 pm Habitat For Humanity Annual Meeting Parlor
7:30 pm Finance Purple Door

7:00 am Prayer Group Parlor

11:45 am Brown Bag Parlor
6:15 pm Bell Choir Choir Loft
7:00 pm Choir Choir Loft

10:00 am Sunday Worship Sanctuary

7:00 pm Youth Group Entire Church

Annual Reports Due


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.

Food for the Montpelier Food Pantry Each month the Outreach Board focuses on collecting one type of food (as per request of the pantry). People may give any type of food, it too will be collected and blessed and sent. For the month of May our focus food is tuna fish. They will be received and blessed this Sunday.

Bethany Cook Books Have Arrived- and are on sale in the parlor after Church. Cost is $12.00 and those who pre-ordered can pick them up. Those who did not order, do not fret, there are plenty of extras.

One Great Hour Of Sharing-Many thanks to those who have contributed. $1540.00 has been raised through April.

Announcements are posted on the website Mondays at 9:00am.

Blooms into Spring- Show and sale of new paintings by Montpelier artist, Arthur Zorn at The Skinny Pancake, 89 Main St, City Center complex in Montpelier VT. March 30th through May 30th. Bright acrylic "representational" abstract impressions of flowers and more. For further information call (802)229-4431 or visit

Head Cook Needed For Bethany Bowl- Sonja Grahn, who is the head cook on the second Tuesday of each month, is opening a business with her sister later this summer. Consequently she will no longer be available at the Bethany Bowl starting the second Tuesday in August. The head cook's responsibility is to plan the menu, buy needed items for which he/she is reimbursed, and prepare the main entre whether it might be a pasta dish, a hearty soup or stew, etc. with help, of course. The other volunteers will prepare additional items that might be on the menu such as a tossed salad, cole slaw, sandwiches, cheese and crackers, desserts, beverages etc. If you or maybe a couple of folks who might share the responsibilities (we can be creative here) are interested in this mission please call Phyllis Rowell at 476-4277 or see her at church or at the Bowl on any Tuesday. We really do have fun in spite of the work!

Bethany Bowl, Tuesday, May 9, 2011: FED 108 HEAD COOK: Sonja Grahn Dishwasher: Conrad Rowell VOLUNTEERS: Darlene Colby, Chris Terry, Phyllis Rowell, Pete Gomez, Anne DeVaughn, Cleo Facos, 3 MHS students

Annual Reports-Yes reports are due in the office on May 23. Chairs, ministers and group leaders please take notice.

Good Samaritan Haven Dinner - Jesus told his followers to “prepare a feast” for those in need of food and the Bethany Church congregation certainly heeded those directions. Easter Dinner for The Good Samaritan Haven was truly a bountiful feast! Our next dinner is coming up on May 22nd and it would be lovely to have another feast to share with the guests at the shelter. Your help is needed to make this a reality. The sign-up sheet will be in the Parlor following worship. We can show that, not just on Easter but on any day of the year, Bethany is truly an “Easter Church” bringing the Gospel to life in very real ways.

The Nominating Committee- is finding willing volunteers for vacancies on boards and committees and we thank all who have agreed to serve. There are still some holes to fill: Christian Education, Deacons, Outreach, Property and Finance. Please consider giving one evening a month to help make decisions with one of these groups. If evening meetings are out of the question, there are a few other places where your help would be welcome. Speak with Phyllis Rowell (472-4277) or Joanne Blakeman (223-2097) or any current member of a board that appeals to you. Annual Meeting is on June 5 and new terms begin on July 1.