Monday, February 20, 2012

This Week

This Week At Bethany Church - Feb19-26

10:00 am Worship Sanctuary

11:00 am Hospitality Parlor


11:30 am Bethany Bowl Fellowship Hall

6:45 pm Bible Study Group Purple Door Room

Wednesday: Ash Wednesday
6:30 pm Ash Wednesday Service Chapel

7:00 pm Trustees Parlor

7:00 am Prayer Group Parlor

11:30 am Brown Bag Parlor
5:30 pm Music Board Choir Loft
6:15 pm Bell Choir Choir Loft
7:00 pm Choir Choir Loft

Sunday: First Sunday of Lent
9:00 am Choir Rehearsal Choir Loft

10:00 am Worship Sanctuary
11:00 am Hospitality Parlor
11:30 am Blessing Of The Food for Good Samaritan Parlor
7:00 pm Youth Group Youth Room

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.

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

Saturday, April 21 - That’s the date for Bethany’s Spring Auction. Mark your calendar and be thinking about contributing an item or items. Look in the next Dialogue for a form to describe your donation or pick up a form in the Narthex or the office. We’ll also be asking for volunteers to keep the sale moving on auction day and assist our professional auctioneers who do the real work.

Bible Study-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 8pm. Preparatory reading and homework can be picked up today in the office. We are doing the third session this week.

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

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

Christian Ethics-what are they? Are Christian Ethics any different from "regular" ethics? Come explore the basics of ethical thinking and action as well as current ethical problems in our world. Have you ever thought about joining VAST - Vermont Academy of Spiritual Training? Would you like to check it out before making a decision? Well, here is your opportunity!!! You are invited to take part in the Christian Ethics class that will be meeting at the Richmond Congregational UCC, one Saturday afternoon a month, from March - June. This is being offered tuition free. If you are interested and want to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Liz Sykas-Ringgenberg at or 229-2403 (message only) by the end of February.