Tuesday, February 14, 2012

This Week

This Week At Bethany Church - Feb12-19

10:00 am Worship Sanctuary

11:00 am Hospitality Parlor
3:00 pm Diane Huling Concert Sanctuary
7:00 pm Youth Group Youth Room

6:00 pm Finance Committee Purple Door Room

11:30 am Bethany Bowl Fellowship Hall

6:30 pm Habitat For Humanity Parlor
6:45 pm Bible Study Group Purple Door Room

6:00 pm Habitat For Humanity Fellowship Hall

7:30 pm Property Board Library

7:00 am Prayer Group Parlor

11:30 am Brown Bag Parlor
3:30 pm Auction Planning Meeting Parlor
5:30 pm Music Board Choir Loft
6:15 pm Bell Choir Choir Loft
7:00 pm Choir Choir Loft
7:00 pm CE Parlor
7:00 pm Stewardship Mark's Office

9:00 am Choir Rehearsal Choir Loft

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

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 Mondays at 9:00am. www.bethanychurchvt.org

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 tuna, canned meat, spam etc.

Ash Wednesday-A time of reflection on our humanity. The imposition of Ashes is a part of this service, but you are not required to have this. This short service will be at 6:30 pm Wednesday, February, 22 in the Chapel

Emergency Clean Up Kit Challenge- Buckets and their contents should be returned today. A true gift of love and justice from our congregation to others in need.

Bethany’s Second Annual Spring Auction-is set for April 21. Last year we enjoyed a great day of fellowship and fun and know it will be the same this time. The auctioneers were talented and kept the audience entertained. We were joined by many visitors who bid on a variety of donated items. That’s where your help is needed. Please consider donating an item (or items) to benefit the church’s budget. We will sell antiques, uniques, originals, and useful items in good condition. Although items cannot be received at church until the week of the auction, it will help the planning team to know what you will donate, so there are forms in the Narthex. You may also use the form to request a verification of the sale price.

Today! Pianist Diane Huling- gives the second concert in her series of “Pianist-Composers” as part of the Bethany Center for the Arts series at Bethany Church in Montpelier, Sunday, February 12th at 3PM. This program, titled “Affinities: friends and admirers” focuses on composer/pianists who either knew personally and admired the represented composers, or admired them as fellow pianists or composers from afar. Huling’s 2011-2012 season paints a virtuosic and passionate overview of the piano, with the performer as “hero” (or in this case, “heroine”) from the first keyboardists who encouraged its beginnings, such as Bach, Handel and Scarlatti, onward through the repertoire of Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt and into the 20th century grandeur, color and spectacle of Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Ginastera and Scriabin. Pianists of the highest technical level, they essentially wrote music for their own performances. A breed alone, these virtuosi pushed musical, harmonic and stylistic boundaries in a Golden Age of solo piano playing that continues to this day. This recital includes music of Mozart’s A minor Sonata, K. 330, the Chopin sonata in B minor, three of Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words and Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in d minor, originally written for organ and transcribed by Busoni. “It’s been a challenge, playing music written by great pianists of the last three centuries,” says Huling. “There are a lot of notes!” For more information, call 802-223-2424 or email hulingperformances@gmail.com.Suggested donation at the door, $20, $12 and sliding scale.

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. Preparatory reading and homework can be picked up today in the office.

This Year's Variety Show- is coming on March 31st! If you have not already, please let me know what Act you will bring to the Show. Stay tuned for more details about Dinner and signing up to be in the Audience. A DVD of "The Best of Bethany Church Variety Shows" is in the making.....Did I lend anyone the DVD's for 2007, 2008 and 2009? Please let me know if you have a copy of any of those years. Thank you. Joanne Hardy #223-3246 or joannehardy789@msn.com.

Bethany Bowl- February 7, 2012 Fed: 102 Head Cook: Phyllis Rowell with lots of help from Jennifer and Amanda, two NECI students (we learned a lot of helpful hints about cooking, and they sharpened some of our knives) Dishwasher: Conrad Rowell and Chloe from MHS. VOLUNTERS: Darlene Colby, Chris Terry, Meri Nielsen, Pete Gomez, Anne DeVaughn and Zack from Barre City Elementary School. Phyllis made enchilada bake and Mexican rice.

Basic Spanish Class-will be starting up on Monday March 5 at 6:00 pm. and will go through mid May. $5.00 per class and you can pay as you go. For more information please email Betsy Parah at bafmcgee@aol.com