Tuesday, May 29, 2012

This Week

This Week At Bethany Church -May 27-June 3

 10:00 am Worship Sanctuary
11:30 am Hospitality Parlor

Office Closed in observance of Memorial Day
 7:30 am Youth Group The Great Escape
 11:45 am Bethany Bowl Fellowship Hall
 7:00 am Prayer Group Parlor
11:30 am Brown Bag Parlor
6:15 pm Bell Choir Choir Loft
7:00 pm Choir Choir Loft

 10:00 am Worship Service Sanctuary
11:00 am Hospitality Parlor
2:00 pm Vt. Conference Worship Service Vermont Technical College
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.

Annual Meeting will be held on June 10th at 11:30 am

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). May's request was for canned vegetables. For June they are asking for peanut butter and jelly.

Share your love! -Prayer Shawl Ministry is seeking knitters, crocheters and anyone else who is interested. There are shawl patterns available. If you have any questions, talk to Cassandra Brush, or call or email: 498-7328 or cassandrabrush@gmail.com

Wanted - Another traveler to El Salvador!  We want to travel as a group of 10 and there are now 8 of us:  Kristin Fowler (from Barre Congregational), Patrick Fraser, Theresa Lever, Jamie Merriam, Amy Papineau, Amy Pitton, Liz Sykas-Ringgenberg and Carrie Youngblood.  Our travel dates are Thursday, August 2 to Thursday, August 9.  The total cost is $1,700 - and this is ALL INCLUSIVE. Let your interest be known to anyone on this list and we'll be happy to answer all your questions!

Lawn Sale - We have a donated 10' X 10' Storage Unit- available to store Lawn Sale items for the summer. Please contact Joanne Hardy (joannehardy789@msn.com or #223-3246) for more information.

Summer Stuff For Kids- Do you have a hard time getting your child to come to church in the summer?  Does your child miss the structure of Sunday School during our off-months? The CE Board is planning some easy-going summer activities just for Bethany Youth. For example, we have one cook for Bethany Bowl who would like children to help one Sunday morning each month to prepare for that week’s meal. We’d like to fill the summer schedule this way.  We need 3 volunteers, with each taking one Sunday per month, to work with Bethany children on these kind of fun projects. We have good ideas and support for these folks, or perhaps you have your own ideas. If you would like to be involved in CE but have limited time during the rest of the year, please consider signing up for Summer Stuff – one Sunday per month. Let Patty Turley know.

 Summer Nursery Coverage- We are seeking adults and high school teenagers to volunteer in the nursery for the summer months.  There will be a sign-up sheet after church for the next several weeks.
Save The Date - Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Bethany Lawn and Bake Sale September 15 & 16. We will need many helpers starting September 10. Sign-ups will start soon - don't miss out on your favorite way to help support your church and community. Thank you, Bethany Lawn Sale Committee.
Bethany Bowl- Tuesday May 22, 2012  Fed: 110  Head Ccok: Judy Joy DISHWASHERS: Tom Lever, Gary Rogers, Dan Williams  Helpers:  Darlene Colby, Phyllis Rowell, Chris Terry, Meri Neilsen, Anne DeVaughn, Pete Gomez,and  Chloe Gordon from MHS. A class from UES came in to wash and set tables. Several of them brought desserts.  This was left over day so we warmed up several previous dishes and made use of the cocktail franks donated by Jim Conneman...they were a real treat.
The Property Board- is looking for some assistance with cleaning the church next week while Mark LeGrand is on vacation.  Please see a property board member if you can help.

Melitta Maddox and Esther Farnsworth are forming a committee who will send cards and/or visit sick or home bound people and people who have lost a loved one.We would welcome people who would like to be part of the committee. Please call Melitta or Esther if you know of someone who would welcome a visit or a card. Also, if you are going into the hospital or having out patient treatment we would like to send you cheer and thoughtful prayers. Melitta – 262-1019; Esther – 226-6006