Monday, July 18, 2011

This Week

This Week At Bethany Church July 17- July 23

10:00 am Sunday Worship Sanctuary
11:00 am Hospitality Parlor

11:30 am Bethany Bowl Fellowship Hall

7:00 am Prayer Group Parlor

7:00 pm Stewardship Meeting

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.

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.

This coming Sunday! 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.

During vacations and other times, If you can not reach a minister- during a pastoral emergency, please be in touch with the Church Office, Church President, or the Chair of Deacons. They will contact information for a minister.

Church Fun Day- at Lake Elmore State Park this afternoon - We will meet after lunch and stay as long as we want! Bring everything you need for an afternoon at the beach! You can also bring kayaks or canoes for a paddle around the lake. There is an admission to the park for day use of $3 for adults and $2 for children 4-13 years old. In case of inclement weather, it will be your call whether or not you want to go to the lake. Another Fun Day at Lake Elmore is scheduled for Sunday, August 21st!

Lock Change- It is time to change the codes to the electronic locks on some church doors. If you are a person who has need of a lock code to the main office door, the kitchen door, the sexton's office or the sacristry, you will need a new code as of the week of July 24th. The office will automatically send new codes to folks who use the spaces the most, but not all code holders are known by the office staff. If you do not receive a new code to the door you use, you can get it by calling the church office during regular business hours (9 - noon, M-F).
Bethany Bowl- Tuesday July12, 2011 Head Cook: Darlene Colby (great job as one of three folks who have volunteered to do at least one second Tuesday) Fed 135 Dishwasher: Conrad Rowell with lots of help from Julie Barton and Meri Neilsen Volunteers: Chris Terry, Pete Gomez, Anne DeVaughn, Cleo Facos, Phyllis Rowell and two young women from Germany who are part of the group staying at Bethany and working in the park. Thanks to John Hall for eggs and greens and to Polly Paulsen for lettuce.

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.