Monday, July 30, 2012

This Week

This Week At Bethany Church - July 29-August 5

10:00 am Worship Service Sanctuary
11:00 am Hospitality Parlor
1:00 pm Family Fun Day Zorn Home
4:00 pm Beth Jacobs Fellowship Hall

 6:30 pm Trustees Parlor

 11:45 am Bethany Bowl Fellowship Hall

11:30 pm San Antonio Grade Travelers Leave Parking Lot

7:00 am Prayer Group Parlor

 9:30 am Hospitality Fellowship Hall
10:00 am Worship 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.

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 29 and sent to the Pantry.

Kids Sunday Activities this Summer- Today! 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. Hospitality will be at 9:30 am in Fellowship Hall for the month of August.

TODAY!  Family Fun Day beginning 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 below) Jump in the pool, go for a walk in the woods, pick blackberries, go on the scavenger hunt, play a game of basketball, bring softball gear and whatever you can think of, play badminton, sit, relax, enjoy conversations!  Bring a dish to share for dinner with s'mores to follow... rain or shine, just come! 
Directions from Montpelier-
OPTION 1: Take Route 2 past Agway and after about a mile turn right onto Muddy Brook Road. Continue on Muddy Brook to stop sign by the cemetery. Turn left onto Pine Hill Road. At the end of Pine Hill, turn Right onto Route 14 for about 100'. Then turn left onto Plainfield Brook Road by Brookside Store. Take 2nd right onto Camire Hill. At the top, take a right onto Camp Street and 410 will be on your right just over a mile from Camire Hill
OPTION 2: Take Route 302 south following detour signs through Barre. Once you pass the State Historical Society building on left (the old High School) take a left at the light by Elmwood Cemetery. Then take first left onto Camp Street by Lincoln House, go 1.3 miles to #410 on the left.

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

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.

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.