Tuesday, July 24, 2012

This Week

This Week At Bethany Church - July 22-29

10:00 am Worship Service Sanctuary
11:00 am Hospitality Parlor
11:45 am Blessing of the food for Good Samaritan Parlor

 11:45 am Bethany Bowl Fellowship Hall
  5:30 pm Worship Planning for August Worship

 7:00 am Visioning Committee Parlor

10:00 am Worship Sanctuary
        Collecting food for Montpelier Food Pantry  <Mac 'n Cheese>
11:00 am Hospitality Parlor
  1:00 pm  FAMILY FUN DAY at the Zorn's
4:00 pm Beth Jacobs Fellowship Hall


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. www.bethanychurchvt.org

Bethany Church Family Fun Day at 1:00 PM and POT LUCK DINNER at 5:00 PM 
All are welcome to Nancy and Arthur Zorn's home at 410 Camp St Barre (see directions)
Jump in the pool, go for a walk in the woods, pick black berries, go on the scavenger hunt, play a game of basketball, bring soft ball gear and what ever you can think of, play bad-mitten, sit, relax enjoy conversations, share dinner and s'mores... rain or shine, just come! 

Kids Sunday Activities this Summer- July 22 – knitting with Cassandra Brush; July 29 – fun with Stephanie Ratmeyer.

During the summer months- the Bethany Choir meets by the piano at 9:15 AM each Sunday.  All are welcome to join us as we prepare an anthem for the 10 AM service.
What would Bethany be without Hospitality? If people do not sign up for August hospitality, we will find out.  Sign up sheet is on the Kiosk in the Narthex.

Montpelier Food Pantry - For the month of July we have been asked to focus on collecting Mac and Cheese. Boxed, canned, prefabbed, all the ingredients, name brand or generic: it is what kids want during vacation. Any and all food will be blessed on July 22 and sent to the Pantry.

Has your Spring Cleaning uncovered donations to the Lawn Sale?  Are you wanting a place for them to stay for the summer?   We have a Storage Unit available!  Please contact Joanne Hardy at #223-3246 or joannehardy789@msn.com.

2012-2013 Pledges - There are still several individuals who have not turned in their pledge information for the coming year. If you have not done so and need a form, you may obtain one in the Church office.

The 18th Annual Lawn and Bake Sale- will be held on September 15 and 16. This is a fun and rewarding event to support our many programs and connect with the local community. Many helpers will be needed Sept. 10-17 - - We are hoping to break in a new CREW LEADER for the CONCESSION.  Lots of good positions are still available.  Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board in the hall. Flyers with all the details are available in the Narthex. This is a perfect way to give back to Bethany and get to know each other better - - JOIN US!!
Melitta Maddox and Esther Farnsworth are leading 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 outpatient treatment we would like to send you cheer and thoughtful prayers. Melitta – 262-1019; Esther – 225-6006.
We Need Your Help!  The Bethany Bowl is again looking for a cook OR cooks on its second
Tuesday of the month. We can be very flexible here.  If you just might like to cook once, that's good, or a couple of times, that's good, too. If someone would care to take on the second Tuesday as a regular mission, that's even more awesome. If interested, you can make the choice. See or call Phyllis Rowell at 476-4277.

Ministerial Coverage - Sometimes in the summer Revs. Mark and Amy might flex their time a bit and be on a picnic at just the moment you need them.  If you cannot reach them, leave a message with the Office Manager.  If it should not wait until office hours, call the Church President or the Chair of Deacons.  They will know how to find them or who to call. 
Worship in August - Again this year we will have Sunday morning worship in a conversational style that works in Fellowship Hall. The air will be cooler as we discuss the scripture, focus our prayers, and see the faces of those we worship with.  If you would like to help the ministers plan this time of worship, we will meet on Tuesday, July 24 (time TBA). Hospitality time will be before worship.

Bethany Bowl- July 17, 2012  Fed: 110  Head Cooks: Joan Barrett and Tom Lever with help from Dan Williams and Donna Youngblood  Dishwasher: Gary Rogers Helpers: Darlene Colby, Phyllis Rowell, Pete Gomez, and Anita Rogers. Ten people from Ben and Jerry's came to help prepare and serve the meal and of course, brought ice cream which was a special treat. The meal was hamburgers and hotdogs donated by the Levers, green salad, egg salad, desserts and beverages. This meal is always a great treat and will be repeated on the third Tuesday in August.

Cup Cakes- We are providing cupcakes to enjoy during hospitality time and to purchase for taking home. All proceeds go to purchase Spanish-language books for the elementary school in San Antonio Grande. We will also use the proceeds to pay for materials for a gift of handcrafted prayer beads for each SAG household, made by the El Salvador travelers under Amy Pitton’s direction! Six cupcakes for $5, and for a great cause! Thank you for your support!