Monday, May 14, 2012

This Week

This Week At Bethany Church -May 13-20

 10:00 am Worship Sanctuary
11:30 am Hospitality Parlor
 6:00 pm Spanish Class Blue Door Room
11:30 am Bethany Bowl Fellowship Hall
6:30 pm Habitat For Humanity CV 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
7:00 pm Stewardship Parlor
 3:00 pm Installation of Rev. Elissa Johnk Old Meeting House
10:00 am Worship Service Sanctuary
11:00 am Hospitality 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.

Annual Reports are due on May 21st

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 May they are asking for canned vegetables.

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

Iris Gardner- has asked for two things: help getting to Doctor appointments and some lunches at her old house while they go through the wreckage. Would you be willing to be in a pool of people willing to drive if you are available?  Would you be willing to make lunch for 3-5 people?  Is this the only person you would be willing to do this for?

Share your love! -Prayer Shawls can be what one author calls "a tangible evidence of prayer." The shawls get shared with people who seem like they need them; be it someone moving, or experiencing health problems, or mourning a loved one, or having any other difficult or transitional time in life. Creating prayer shawls is an effective, simple way to share our love and prayers, so we are re-starting a Prayer Shawl Ministry and are seeking knitters, crocheters and anyone else who is interested. There are shawl patterns available. We may set up some times for making our shawls together if the spirit leads us in that direction! If you have any questions, talk to Cassandra Brush, or call or email: 498-7328 or

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!

How can you help Bethany Church?  By letting the Nominating Committee know that you could be on a board or committee.  See Jane Staudt, Phyllis Rowell, or Joanne Blakeman for information on 2012-2013 vacancies to be filled at Annual Meeting.

We have a donated 10' X 10' Storage Unit- available to store Lawn Sale items for the summer. Please contact Joanne Hardy ( 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.
Bethany Bowl- Tuesday, May 9, 2012, Fed 90 Head Cook Cassandra Brush Dishwashers:Gary Rogers, Conrad Rowell and Chloe Gordon,MHS student. Helpers: Darlene Colby, Phyllis Rowell, Zack and Bruce from Barre City Elementary School, Chris Terry, Anne DeVaughn, and Pete Gomez. Cassandra made a Mexican bean, rice and vegetable dish...really good!  We could use a few more desserts from some of the excellent Bethany bakers.