Tuesday, September 11, 2012

This Week

This Week At Bethany Church - September 9-16

Today: 
10:00 am Gathering Sunday Worship Service Sanctuary
11:30 am Gathering Sunday Luncheon Fellowship Hall

Monday: 
9 am-8 pm Lawn Sale Drop Off

Tuesday: 
9 am-8 pm Lawn Sale Drop Off
6:30 pm Habitat For Humanity Barre-Mont. Parlor

Wednesday: 
9 am-8 pm Lawn Sale Drop Off
7:00 pm Deacons Parlor

Thursday: 
 7:00 am Prayer Group Parlor

9 am-8 pm Lawn Sale Drop Off
11:00 am Worship Service Gary Home
1:00 pm Worship Service Heaton Woods

Friday: 
No donations for Lawn Sale Please

Saturday: 
8:00 am Lawn Sale Entire Church

Sunday: 
10:00 am Worship Sanctuary
12:00 pm Lawn Sale Entire Church
7:00 pm Youth Group Youth Room


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 www.bethanychurchvt.org

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 does it mean to belong to Bethany Church? and a fill-in-the-blank - Being a member of 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!
THANK YOU- to all who have already signed up to help at the LAWN SALE.  More helpers are needed starting TOMORROW and continuing through Monday 9/17 - - We especially need folks to SORT & PRICE at all times especially evenings and Friday, SETTING UP THE TENT(s)
Friday noon, SETTING UP SATURDAY MORNING (the more the merrier), a DRIVER with or without truck for Saturday hauling, CLEANING UP Saturday at 4, Sunday at 3, and Monday at 9. Taking LEFTOVERS away Sunday after cleanup. We have plenty of POSTERS - PUT THEM UP
EVERYWHERE. We've got the fun - come share it with us!
WARNING: The Financial Meeting of Bethany Church will be held on Sunday, September 30th 15 minutes after the end of the worship service. The Agenda for the meeting is: Opening Prayer, Approve the minutes of the June 10, 2012 Annual Meeting, Presentation of the Spending Plan for 2013, an Introduction to the Visioning Process, and any other business that may appropriately come before the meeting.
The Brown Bag Study Group- There will be no meeting on Sept 13, (Lawn Sale set up week). We will resume on Sept. 20th.
Get ready for the SILENT AUCTION at the Lawn Sale! - 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, contact Theresa Lever at 229-0415 or thelevers@comcast.net 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. Let me know as soon as possible what service YOU can offer. 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 simple tasks as setting the tables, wiping dishes, and 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!

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! 

BETHANY BOWL, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012  FED 82  HEAD COOK: Phyllis Rowell DISHWASHER: Conrad Rowell  HELPERS: Pat Seivwright, Sue Day, Chris Terry, Anne DeVaughn, Pete Gomez and Marcia LaPlante whose help was greatly appreciated as some of the regular helpers were unavailable. Phyllis used  lots of the vegetables donated by Food Works and Bethany gardeners. The menu included NECI soup, ratatouille, marinated vegetables, fried green tomatoes, tuna salad sandwiches, assorted desserts  and beverages.  Phyllis learned that it is very important to turn on the fans when making fried green tomatoes. Jim Conneman saved the day by clearing out the clouds of smoke that developed. BUT the tomatoes were well received.

HELP NEEDED- to move Storage Unit contents to Bethany Church on Monday, 9/10 beginning at 12:30 or when most people are available. Please contact Joanne Hardy (#223-3246 or joannehardy789@msn.com) if you can help.  Thank you!

Sunday School-  Bethany offers two Sunday School classes (K-3 and 4-8).  Children begin the service with their families and leave together at a designated time to attend Sunday School.  Pastor Amy Pitton develops our curriculum and this unit is We are Better Together.  The lesson is that even though each person is different and unique, we are all needed for a complete church.
  
The Nursery-  is now open for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. 
Visioning-  During our September services, you will see questions posted in the Narthex and in hospitality, which will help us to define our vision. These are “Reflective Walls” and give us a creative outlet for some of our visioning. You may also see questions posted in other areas of the church, so that we can receive information from the many users of Bethany. Other activities such as meetings and surveys are planned for later in the Fall.  Please participate!  We need your eyes to make our vision clear.