Monday, September 19, 2011

This Week

This Week At Bethany Church - Sept 18-25

10:00 am Worship Sanctuary

11:00 am Hospitality Parlor
7:00 pm Youth Group Youth Room

11:30 am Bethany Bowl Fellowship Hall
7:00 pm Habitat For Humanity Parlor

5:00 pm Peace Concert Sanctuary-Fellowship Hall

6:30 pm Habitat For Humanity (CV) Parlor
7:30 pm Property Board Library

7:00 am Prayer Group Parlor

11:30 am Brown Bag Parlor
7:00 pm Christian Education Parlor

New Keys for Old Doors Church Growth Workshop Waterbury

10:00 am Sunday Worship Sanctuary

11:00 am Hospitality Parlor
11:15 Blessing of Meal to Good Samaritan
11:30 am Annual Budget Meeting Sanctuary
4:00 pm Beth Jacobs Dinner Fellowship Hall
7:00 pm Youth Group Youth Room

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 September our focus food is milk. Canned, Dry, Boxed or Powdered. These will be collected this Sunday.

From the Office: Just a reminder. If you know of times that our various Church groups would like to schedule space, especially on weekends, please let the office know. Rentals are filling up fast.

The Lawn Sale is going great! Thank you to all who have donated good things to sell. And thank you to all who have been on the crew so far. We can use many hands to set up the sale again for this afternoon- and hospitality will be outside after worship. Clean up will start at 3 pm. More clean up tomorrow morning at 9 am. Please join us-WE STILL NEED YOU.

The Brown Bag Study Group- will reconvene on Thursday, Sept 22nd, at 11:45 am in the Church parlor. We are an ecumenical group so bring a friend, your BB lunch and join us to share in a stimulating, challenging study of the book we've chosen for this fall: The Meaning of Mary Magdalene, Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity, by Cynthia Bourgeaault. If you'd like to consider a provocative, enlightening book, the first statement on the back cover is an eye-lifter: "Was Jesus's most important disciple a woman?-a thoughtful......analysis of the evidence by one of today's most contemplative teachers."

Help Wanted- The CE Board is looking for teachers for the Sunday School Program this year! We are looking for people to commit to teaching a two week unit, and especially asking parents of students to consider teaching a unit. Units are usually only two weeks long, and we will find one that works for your interests and strengths. Everyone learns in Sunday School - even the teachers, so try a different way to spend two Sundays this year! Please contact Patty Turley, Stephanie Ratmeyer, Kassi Benedict, Donna Legare, Melitta Maddox, Amy Papineau or Amy Bell.

Bell Choir - will resume on Thursday, September 29 @ 6:15 p.m. Anyone interested should come to the Music Room.

Apple picking & Applesauce Making - Sunday Oct. 2, 2011 - VTC Apple Orchard - 12:30 (ish) Come and join other Bethany folks at the VTC apple orchard to have a picnic (bring your own) and pick apples for yourself and/or for making applesauce! Then, return to Bethany and make some applesauce for Bethany Bowl! If you are interested and would like to carpool, please let Liz Sykas-Ringgenberg know. or 229-2403 (message only phone).
Good Samaritan- Last chance to sign-up for the September End-of-Summer Picnic Dinner (September 25th) in the Parlor or on the Outreach section of the bulletin board for the rest of the month. Thanks so much for being part of this life-affirming ministry!!

The Montpelier Chorus- will present a Peace Concert in commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Peace on Wednesday, September 21 at 7 PM at Bethany Church. The chorus of singers from Bethany Church, Unitarian Church and members of the Philharmonic Chorus will be directed by Arthur Zorn and Catherine Orr and accompanied by Diane Huling. Admission: a can or box food for the Food Pantry or a donation to the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund.