Saturday, March 10, 2012

This Week

This Week At Bethany Church - March 11-18

10:00 am Worship Sanctuary

11:00 am Hospitality Parlor
11:30 am Completing The Circle Fellowship Hall
7:00 pm Youth Group Youth Room

6:00 pm Spanish Class Blue Door Room

6:00 pm Finance Purple Door Room

11:30 am Bethany Bowl Fellowship Hall

6:30 pm Habitat For Humanity Barre/Mont. Parlor
6:45 pm Bible Study Group Purple Door Room

7:00 pm Deacons Parlor

7:00 am Prayer Group Parlor

11:30 am Brown Bag Parlor
3:30 pm Auction Team Parlor
5:30 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

8:30 am Bethany Cup Parlor 9:00 am Choir Rehearsal Choir Loft

9:30 am Second Sunday Concert Chapel
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.

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 February our focus food will be fruit, dried, canned, boxed and bagged.

Today- 2:00 PM Gospel of Mark Alive with Rev. Bert Marshall Location: United Church of Northfield, 58 S. Main St., Northfield, VT.

Auction - Saturday, April 21. The auction will begin at 10 a.m. The items may be previewed starting at 9 a.m. You can get a sneak peek at some early donations in the glass cabinet in the hallway toward the Parlor. Please fill out a donor sheet describing an item (or items) that you plan to contribute. You can leave the sheet in the office any weekday morning or bring it with you to church on Sunday.

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 This dinner will be a fund raiser for San Antonio Travelers.

Basic Spanish Class- Monday's 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)

Bethany Bowl: March 6, 2012 Fed: 93 head cook: Phyllis Rowell with lots of help from Jim Conneman DISHWASHERS: Conrad Rowell and Chloe Gordon from MHS. Helpers: Darlene Colby, Mara Songhurst, Meri Nielsen, Chris Terry, Ann DeVaughn, Pat Seiwright and Pete Gomez. We served chicken thighs, mixed vegetables, carrot raisin salad and cranberry sauce, desserts and beverages

The Bethany Center for the Arts- announces a world-class concert of music for two pianos on Friday, March, 30, 2012 at 8pm, Bethany Church. Featuring The Transcontinental Piano Duo, Elaine Greenfield and Janice Meyer Thompson, pianists. A Program of Dances and Variations including Slavonic Dance, Antonin Dvorák, Variations on an Original Theme, Franz Schubert, Selected French Dances, Claude Debussy, Selections from the Dolly Suite, Gabriel Fauré, Mephisto Waltz No. 1, Franz Liszt, Souvenirs, Ballet Suite, Op. 28 Samuel Barber and Variations on a Theme of Paganini for Two Pianos, Witold Lutoslawski. Suggested donation $20 or sliding scale. Information at or (802)223-2424 and at

Remembering Archbishop Oscar Romero Saturday, March 24 - - All over the world, people and churches remember Romero, assassinated while saying Mass on March 24, 1980. We invite you to join the San Antonio Grande committee and the El Salvador travelers for a potluck in the parlor at 6:00 p.m., followed by a viewing of the excellent film "Romero."