Monday, July 11, 2011

This Week

This Week At Bethany Church July 10- July 17

10:00 am Sunday Worship Sanctuary

11:00 am Hospitality Parlor

11:30 am Bethany Bowl Fellowship Hall

7:00 am Prayer Group Parlor

11:00 am Worship Service Gary Home
1:00 pm Worship Service Heaton Woods

10:00 am Sunday 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.

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

From the Montpelier Food Pantry- after our June donations of Peanut Butter: Paired with bananas, peanut butter makes a sandwich fit for a "King". This pantry staple is so versatile and also a great source of protein. Peanut butter makes a great go-to snack with fruit & veggies but it can also be used in sauces and as part of main dishes and desserts. Thank you Bethany Church for helping us to keep this very popular food item available to our friends and neighbors in need. Happy Summer!!! - Kimberley Lashua (Director)

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.

The Rev. Dr. Stuart Brush will be leading worship on July 24th. Rev. Brush served northern Vermont parishes beginning in l955 in E. Berkshire, was College Chaplain at Champlian College, and lastly ministered at So. Church in St. Johnsbury in the l970s. For the last 13 years he has been Chaplain for 825 mentally retarded adults and elderly on a campus in Connecticut.

Deacons- Will resume meeting on Wednesday August 10th at 7 pm.

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

Casey Willard- is a UCC member in North Carolina and has accepted an Americorps position with the Washington County Youth Service Bureau beginning August 8th. Casey is looking for a rental in Montpelier or Barre. Casey also needs a place to stay that first week of home hunting. If you could help with either need, please be in touch directly at

The Brown Bag Study Group- had its closing picnic in June. We will take the summer off. All who are interested in joining this ecumenical women's study group in the fall are asked to keep their eyes and ears open for selecting a book--of spiritual content--which you feel would be of depth and challenging interest to the members. Chances are that if you are excited by its content, others will be also. In the meantime, have a great summer of restful change and then come back with enthusiasm, ready to stretch and challenge our minds together. Phyllis Merritt, BB Member

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.

Bethany Cook Books- are on sale in the parlor after Church. Cost is $12.00.