Monday, April 16, 2012

This Week

This Week At Bethany Church - April 15-22


10:00 am Sunday Worship Sanctuary

11:00 am Hospitality Parlor


1:00 pm-7 pm Receive Auction Items Purple Door Room

6:00 pm Spanish Class Blue Door Room

6:00 pm Finance Committee Library


11:30 am Bethany Bowl Fellowship Hall

11:00 am-7:00 pm Receive Auction Items Purple Door Room


6:00 pm Habitat For Humanity Fellowship Hall

11:00 am-7:00 pm Receive Auction Items Purple Door Room

7:30 pm Property Board Library


7:00 am Prayer Group Parlor

11:00 am-8:00 pm Receive Auction Items Purple Door Room

11:30 am Brown Bag Parlor

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


10:00 am Auction Fellowship Hall


8:30 am Bethany Cup Parlor 9:00 am

Choir Rehearsal Choir Loft

11:00 am Hospitality Parlor

11:30 Good Samaritan BlessingParlor 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.

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 April they are asking for cereal. Dried, instant, hot!

Auction Week!
Please deliver your donation to the church before Friday. The times are posted on the bulletin board by the Chapel. There are still volunteer positions open for helpers during the week and on Saturday. You can also help by distributing a poster to spread the word. There's a wide variety of items going up for bids and it promises to be fun on Saturday. That's August 21, 10-2 in Fellowship Hall.

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. 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

Brown Bag A new study will start on April 12. If you have always thought about checking 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.

Bethany Bowl- Tuesday April 10, 2012 Fed: 85 Cooks: Darlene Colby and Phyllis Rowell Dishwashers: Gary Rogers and Conrad Rowell HELPERS: Emma and Ella and Mommy. These two little girls are home schooled and come in on the second Tuesday to wash and set tables. Chris Terry, the dessert lady, Anne DeVaughn,the center piece lady, Pete Gomez, the beverage baron, and Zach and Bruce from Barre City Elementary School (they do anything we ask). In response to a number of questions, the latest issue of Dialogue lists items which are needed by the Bethany Bowl. Blessings!

By our willingness- to follow the teachings of Jesus (feed the hungry, visit the sick, comfort those in need) we prove that the members of Bethany Church’s congregation are truly a group of “Easter People”. The next dinner for the Good Samaritan Haven is rapidly approaching on April 22nd. The sign-up sheet is mostly empty and awaiting your offer to prepare parts of the meal. As always your help is greatly appreciated!

Stewardship Sunday – Next Sunday, April 22, we will start to gather in pledges of support for the work and life of Bethany Church. You will receive information and a way to make that pledge in the mail this week. Please talk with God, listen to God, and pledge to that God for the love of that God.