Monday, September 3, 2012

This Week

This Week At Bethany Church - September 2-9

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

Office Closed for Labor Day

11:30 am Bethany Bowl Fellowship Hall
5:30 pm Outreach Parlor 
7:00 pm San Antonio Grande Parlor

 7:00 am Prayer Group Parlor
11:30 am Brown Bag Parlor

10:00 am Worship Sanctuary
11:15 am Hospitality Parlor
11:30 am Gathering Sunday Luncheon 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.

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Our church is doing good work- The lives and destinies of many people are being helped. Thank you for the generosity of your giving.

What are those yellow sticky notes in my bulletin? It is an opportunity to answer today's questions for the Vision Facilitation Committee! And the questions are: What drew you to Bethany Church this morning? and a fill-in-the-blank - Bethany Church is.... Write your answers on the sticky notes and then post the notes on the posters you will find by the hospitality table! The answers will be compiled as part of the information gathering for the visioning process at Bethany! Your answers are important!
Next Sunday is Gathering Sunday- and a new year of Sunday School begins!  Bethany Church will be offering Sunday School for children in grades K-8, as well as nursery care for children 5 and under.  The first unit of the year will be "We are better together!" using 1 Corinthians 12 as the basis for the lesson!  Parents and students are invited to come to church a bit early to update registration forms, which will be located in the entryway of the church.  
 VLIAC Dinner at Bethany Church - September 19 at 6 p.m.  Bethany partners with the Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council for this special celebration of VLIAC's 40 years of representing the interests of low income Vermonters.  There will be entertainment and special guests, including John Nutting, retired Vermont Conference minister who has been involved with VLIAC since its beginning.  Advocacy awards will be given and attendees will hear from some 2012 candidates for office.  Supporting VLIAC is an important Just Peace activity of Bethany Church and the Vermont Conference!
 The Brown Bag Study Group-will return from it's summer rest on Sept 6th. Will meet as usual in the parlor at 11:30 am. Bring your lunch (hot water will be furnished.) We're excited and enthused about our new study: The Gift of Years written by Joan Chittister, one of our favorite writers-intelligent, speaking from the heart to ours. Letters are being sent to members. If interested in sharing this study call Phyllis Merritt @ 223-2669 for further info. Books will be available at the first meeting. There will be no meeting on Sept 13, (Lawn Sale set up week). We will resume on Sept. 20th.
Gathering Sunday Luncheon- Enjoy the changing season and celebrate by coming to the special Service on September 9th. The Stewardship Committee would like to invite everyone to gather in Fellowship Hall, after the service, for a Hot Dog Luncheon.  We will be having hot dogs, rolls, etc., and assorted drinks. You are invited to bring a food dish such as a salad, chips, ???,  or dessert to share, if you wish.  Theresa Lever and Amy Papineau will create the entertainment that will include "audience participation." Come for the Food; Come for the Fun; Come for the Fellowship. We're looking forward to Gathering with you!
Our first Storage Unit for Lawn Sale items is full-  We have a 2nd Unit that is being generously donated along with a UHaul truck to transport everything on Sept. 10th”.  Please call Joanne Hardy @ #223-3246 or email if you have items that you must move before the lawn sale.  Please keep large furniture items.  They can be moved directly to Bethany during the week before the lawn sale.  

We Need Your Help!  The Bethany Bowl is 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.

LAWN SALE - we need your help Monday 9/10 - Monday 9/17:SORT + PRICE morning, afternoon, evening -especially evenings and Friday, SETTING UP THE
TENT Friday noon, SETTING UP THE SALE Saturday 7am, LEFTOVERS AND CLEAN-UP Sat 4pm, Sun 3pm, Mon 9am, PUTTING UP POSTERS all over downtown and
wherever you go, DRIVER with or without truck for Saturday hauling • • • SIGN UP SHEETS are in the hall by the Chapel • • • Only 8 days away.
BETHANY BOWL- AUGUST 28, 2012, FED 124, HEAD COOK: Judi Joy  DISHWASHERS: Tom Lever and Dan Williams  HELPERS: Darlene Colby, Meri Neilsen, Phyllis Rowell, Ann DeVaughn, Pete Gomez and some friends of Judi's from her work. Judi's menu included NECI soup, hamburger stroganoff, green salad, cranberry sauce, egg salad, assorted desserts and beverages.
Get ready for the SILENT AUCTION at the Yard Sale! - A message from Theresa Lever. Without delay, you should: Redeem your winnings from last year! You only have until September 14 to do so. If you can’t remember what you won or whom to contact, call or e-mail me; I have all that info. 229-0415, Let me know what you want to see on the auction board. What would you like to win? I’ll try to get someone to offer it. I'm going to nudge certain persons to offer sewing services again – they’re worth a fortune to me! VERY IMPORTANT – let me know as soon as possible what service YOU can offer. If you contact me first, I won’t have to bug you! And you know I will! Perhaps it’s not a service you have to contribute but a valuable item – I’ll be happy to put that in the Silent Auction, too! THANK YOU, EVERYONE!
Can you spare just a few hours- to help at the Bethany Bowl on either the second, third or fourth Tuesdays? We are asking for about 3 or 4 hours of your time (9:00 to 1:00) We are desperately in need of folks to perform such tasks as setting the tables, wiping dishes, making a salad or sandwiches, cutting up butter patties, setting out bread and any other tasks associated with the meal.  You would NOT be cooking the main entree.  You can choose the Tuesday that would work best for you.  If you have these few hours to share, see or call Phyllis Rowell at 476-4277. Blessings!