Sunday, April 1, 2012

This Week

This Week At Bethany Church - April 1-8


10:00 am Worship Sanctuary

11:00 am Hospitality Parlor

7:00 pm Youth Group Youth Room


6:00 pm Spanish Class Blue Door Room


11:30 am Bethany Bowl Fellowship Hall


5:30 pm Outreach Parlor 7:00 pm San Antonio Grande Parlor


7:00 am Prayer Group Parlor

11:00 am Maundy Thursday Gary Home

11:30 am Brown Bag Parlor

1:00 pm Maundy Thursday Heaton Woods

6:15 pm Bell Choir Choir Loft

7:00 pm Choir Choir Loft

7:00 pm Maundy Thursday Chapel


Labyrinth Open All Day For Meditation Chapel


6:00 am Sunrise Service Vermont College Green

9:00 am Choir Rehearsal Choir Loft

10:00 am Easter Sunday 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)

Saturday, April 21 is the date for Bethany’s second annual spring auction. There are many ways to help, ahead of time or at the auction. Please sign up at the bulletin board by the chapel. Of course there must be items to sell, so please consider donating something. Donations will be received starting on Monday, April 19. The schedule of times is posted on the bulletin board. You can also request a pick-up by calling the church office any weekday morning (223-2424). Leave your name and number and you will be contacted to make arrangements.

The Nominating Committee- will soon be filling vacancies on boards and committees for next year. If you have a special interest in serving, there are many opportunities. In June we'll be electing officers and members of these boards and committees: Christian Education, Deacons, Music, Outreach, Trustees at Large, Finance, Property, and Stewardship. There are also appointed committees including Memorial Gifts, Personnel, Hospitality, Bethany Relations, Investments, Flowers, and Nominating. If you'd like to represent Bethany Church within the wider UCC community, there are delegates to the Washington Association and Vermont Conference. Please talk with the Nominating Committee to find out where help will be needed. The Committee is Phyllis Rowell, Jane Staudt, and Joanne Blakeman.

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

Bethany Bowl- March 27, 2012: Fed 116, Head Cook: Phyllis Rowell. Dishwashers: Gary Rogers, Dan Williams Helpers: Darlene Colby, John, Hillary and Cameron from Ben and Jerry's. They who also brought yummy ice cream. A real treat. Zack and Bruce from Barre City Elementary School. Chloe Gordon from MHS and Anne De Vaughn. Mark Pitton pitched in since we were short handed. The meal was roasted vegetables with kielbasa, green salad, egg salad, apple sauce, desserts, and beverages.

Brown Bag A new study will start next week, April 5. If you have always thought about checking out Brown Bag, NOW is the time. They will be using Walter Bruggeman's book, "Embracing the Prophets in contemporary Culture”. This six week study uses a DVD to explore: what was the prophet's message in their day? What is their message for today? Who are today's prophetic voices? How has the church been co-opted by culture? What is our role in bringing God's perspective to today's society? Brown Bag meets every Thursday from 11:45-1:30 in the Parlor. Bring a lunch and an inquiring mind.