Monday, June 27, 2011

This Week

This Week At Bethany Church June 26- July 3

10:00 am Sunday Worship Sanctuary
11:00 am Hospitality & Blessing of the Meal Parlor
4:30 Beth Jacobs Dinner Fellowship Hall

11:30 am Bethany Bowl Fellowship Hall

7:00 am Prayer Group Parlor
11:45 am Brown Bag Parlor

10:00 am Sunday Worship Sanctuary


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.

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

From The Office-Due to a systems crash we no longer have the data contained in our calender program. Mark L. is reconstructing the schedule. If you have anything booked at Bethany Church in the future please check in with the office to make sure Mark has the date. This also includes any board meetings that will take place over the summer. Thank you.

A very special thanks to the Barretts for the donation of a fine electric lawn mower to replace our old, loud and smelly gas one that died.

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 July our focus food is jelly.

We are still in need of a head cook- or cooks (if a couple of folks wish to alternate) for the second Tuesday at the Bethany Bowl. The head cook prepares the menu, buys the food ( with reimbursement), and manages the main entree on the second Tuesday while the other volunteers complete other needs. For more details call (476-4277) e-mail ( ) or see Phyllis Rowell. Thanks

Nursery Care: We need volunteers to be available for the nursery this summer. A sign-up sheet is on the resource room door. Help us to show hospitality for the little ones in our church family.

Outreach For Flood Victims- Local flood victims need cleaning materials, clothing, non-perishable foods and personal items. Money may be sent by mail to PO Box 375, Barre VT. 05641. Bring items to The Salavation Army HQ 10-5, Mon. Through Sat.

Bethany Church is helping the Good Samaritan Homeless Haven with their Walk-a-thon. The walk will take place on Saturday, July 9th at the Barre Rec Field from 10:30-1. BETHANY CHURCH has 2 teams. Each team will need walkers but also sponsors/donations. The two teams are:
“All You Need Is Love!!” Judi Joy’s walking team for the Walk-a-thon will be joined on the walk by her 7-year-old granddaughter, Sophia. So if you are younger or slower this is the team for you to join. Let’s make this a multi-generational, multi-giggle event! If you are interested please call Judi at (802) 279-3177.
"Ecumenicals" Let Liz Sykas-Ringenberg know if you would like to be a part of this team! Invite friends from anywhere to be a part of this team. Meet and greet people ecumenically! And we won't care about speed either!

The Bethany Choir- does not rehearse on Thursdays in June, July and August.
We do meet at 9:15 AM and prepare an anthem for each summer Sunday service.
You are most welcome and encouraged to join us on any Sunday the Spirit moves you to do so.

2012 Pledges - We have received only about a 2/3 of our pledges for 2012. If you have not yet had the opportunity to turn in your pledge card, forms are available on the table outside the church office. Your pledge information is necessary as we plan for 2012 budget! Thanks!
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.

REMINDER - Bethany Church's fiscal year ends this week. Just a gentle reminder that full payment of your 2011 pledge would be greatly appreciated by June 30th. If you are unsure of your pledge balance, please contact Don Welch for the information at or by calling 223-6208. And as always, if you would like to make a special gift, or find that you can contribute more than your 2011 pledged amount, we would be happy to receive your gift! Thank you very much!

Bethany Bowl- Tuesday, June 21, 2011: Fed 156 (No not a record..That was 182) Head Cook: Joan Barrett Dishwasher: Tom Lever Volunteers: Darlene Colby, Anita Rogers, Katrina Pelkey, Chris Terry, Phyllis Rowell, Julie Barton, Pete Gomez, Anne DeVaughn, Cleo Facos with her daughter, Tina, and grand daughter, Caroline.