Monday, January 23, 2012

This Week

This Week At Bethany Church - Jan 22-29

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 Trustees Parlor

7:00 am Prayer Group Parlor

11:30 Brown Bag Parlor
6:15 pm Bell Choir Choir Loft
7:00 pm Choir Choir Loft

7:30 pm Concert by Randolph's Sounding Joy Sanctuary

9:00 am Choir Rehearsal Choir Loft

10:00 am Worship Sanctuary
11:00 am Hospitality Parlor
12:00 pm Church Game Party Parlor
4:00 pm Beth Jacobs Dinner Fellowship Hall

If you would like to have your announcement printed in next week's bulletin, please have it into the office by 9:00 am Thursday morning.

Announcements- posted on t Mondays at 9:00am.

We are collecting Food- for the Montpelier Food Pantry on the last Sunday of the month. Each month the Outreach Board focuses on collecting one type of food (as per request of the pantry). For the month of January our focus food will be soup, canned, boxed, broth, chunky.

Emergency Clean Up Kit Challenge- Buckets and their contents should be returned on Sunday February 12th just before Valentine’s Day – a true gift of love and justice from our congregation to others in need.

Super Bowl Subs! The Youth Group is once again selling delicious sub sandwiches for Super Bowl Sunday on February 5th! Orders will be taken on Sunday mornings, January 22nd and 29th, or by calling the church office. The subs will be 10 inches long and available with ham, turkey, salami and/or cheese, with all the fixings! Salads available too! Cost remains at $6 per sub! Order yours and enjoy the game!

Apples to Apples - Sun. Jan. 29th from 1-3 PM in the church parlor. The Bethany Youth Group invites you and your friends to an afternoon of fun playing Apples to Apples while eating apple treats! Apples to Apples is a card game that is fun and easy to learn for ages 6 and up and always provides lots of laughs! We will have two versions available - Apples to Apples Junior for kids and Apples to Apples for those 12 and older. A great opportunity to make a day of it - go out for lunch after church, then come back for dessert, fun, and laughs!

The Romance of Scotland- will bring alive the traditional songs and stories of Scotland on Friday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Montpelier's Bethany Church. The concert is by Randolph's noted choral group Sounding Joy!, conducted by Marjorie Drysdale and accompanied by Marta Borgstrom, Admission is by free-will donation. The concert will be presented today at 3 p.m at Bethany Church in Randolph which is on Main Street. For more info see our website.

Bethany Bowl- January 17, Fed: 85 Head Cook: Joan Barrett Dishwashers: Gary Rogers, Tom Lever, Dan Williams VOLUNTEERS: Darlene Colby, Phyllis Rowell, Katrina Pelkey, Esther Farnsworth, Anita Rogers, Chris Terry, Ann DeVaughn, Pete Gomez and two young friends. Students from UES washed and set tables and brought desserts. Community Connections made two delicious soups for us as part of the MLK celebration and Joan made a third so it was a real soup kitchen day. We are blessed.

Brown Bag Study Group- This Thursday (the 26th) we are beginning the study of the book Songs of the Heart, Reflections on The Psalms by Joan Chittister (one of our favorite authors thru the years.) The books have arrived and we invite you to join us at 11:45 (bring your lunch) for a couple hours of sharing and study.

Bible Study-Starting on Tuesday February 7 there will be a Bible Study on the middle section of the book Acts of the Apostles (chapters 7-15) This 6 week session will be led by Rev. Mark. The purpose of this class is to study the book of the Acts of the Apostles and by doing so to grow in our knowledge and understanding of Scripture, to hear God’s word for us and for our church today, and to grow in our friendship with one another. Class will start at 6:45pm and end at 8. Study packets can be picked up starting on January 22. Homework should be done before the first session. Preparatory reading and homework can be picked up starting today in the office.