Friday, April 5, 2013


The Kiosk 
Bethany Church, UCC
news, updates, photos, reminders, calendar.

First Sunday of Eastertide
Psalm 78:17-32, Isaiah 25:6-10, Luke 14:15-24 Roman"
Worship: Hymns, Scripture, and Communion.
Music: Mozart, Taize, Zorn
Sunday School
starts a series of lesson about Taking Care of the Environment.  This ties into the UCC  4/1 Earth Campaign

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1-4-1 Earth Bulletin Board
This Week At Bethany Church                                   
The full calender is   here.  

March 14-March 21

 9:00 am Choir Rehearsal
10:00 amSunday Worship 
11:15 am Hospitality Parlor
7:00 pm Youth Group

11:30 am Bethany Bowl 
5:00 pm Confirmation Class 
6:30 pm Habitat For Humanity

 2:00 pm Property Board 
7:00 pm Deacons 

 7:00 pm Prayer Group Parlor
11:000 am Worship Service Gary Home
11:30 am Brown Bag at Westview
1:00 pm Worship Service Heaton Woods
6:15 pm Bell Choir 
6:15 pm Choir 

8:30 am Bethany Cup 
9:00 am Choir Rehearsal 
9:30 am Second Sunday Concert Chapel
10:00 am Sunday Worship 
11:15 am Hospitality
11:30 am All Church Conversation
Words for God's word Easter
Were you there on Easter to see this started? Watch this space to see how it is going. Or growing.

 Update on Dinner and Variety Show:  

April 6th Variety Show and Dinner Update: "DELICIOUS!" is what you'll be saying if you attend the supper before the Variety Show on April 6. Pasta with two sauces (marinara and mushroom), meatballs, salad, homemade bread, dessert and drinks.  All for $10 for ages 12 and up, $5 under 12. Supper begins at 6 p.m. and no reservation is needed. The show will begin immediately after supper.  
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There is no charge for the show and it is okay to skip the supper and just attend the show--but your stomach may hold it against you! Never too late to sign up your Act. 
Please contact Joanne Hardy at 223-3246 or
 Thanks, Joanne

Bethany Bowl-
April 2, 2013  Fed: 96  Head Cook: Phyllis Rowell  The menu was NECI's Brunswick Stew, Phyllis's Mexican Vegetable Soup, a choice of a ham salad sandwich made by Phyllis, egg salad made by Sue Day or tuna salad made by John Hnylka, three bean salad, potato chips, assorted desserts (some from NECI  and others from Anne DeVaughn and Chris Terry) with beverages poured by Pete Gomez.  Gary Rogers and Conrad Rowell washed and set the tables and did the dishes. Tom Lever fetched the soup from National Life. 
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 National Religion Author Speaking 

A Not-to-be Missed Opportunity!  Come hear  Diana Butler Bass, well-known author of Christianity After Religion and thinker on the future of the Christian Church.  She will be speaking on "Exploring the 3 B's of Faith:Belief, Behavior, Belonging".  

This important day-long workshop, sponsored by the Vermont Conference of the UCC, will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Lake Morey Conference in Fairlee, Vermont.  Cost is $65 with lunch included - Register at

photo Diane Butler BAss
Mark and Amy Pitton, Liz Sykas-Ringgenberg, and Joanne Hardy are
 all attending - join them!

For her author page, click on her picture  

Bethany Cup 
 Next Sunday, April 14th, join the Youth Group for Bethany Cup! Fresh warm muffins, great coffee, a smoothie bar and other treats! 8:30-9:30 am in the Church Parlor - $5 for full breakfast, $3 for coffee and a muffin. 
  Bethany Cup

Sunday, April 14th! 

What is our mission? How are we doing?  Where are we going? Following the worship service, please come to a meeting to participate in our Visioning Process. 
Lunch and childcare will be provided.  The meeting will conclude by 1:30 pm. All (not just the official members) are invited. Your participation is important!


Sunday School 
The Sunday School will be spending the next 5 weeks participating in Mission 4/1 Earth, a mission project of the United Church of Christ! (see the details about Mission 4/1 Earth in the Outreach section of the Dialogue!) This promises to be a very exciting program and we hope that all our Sunday School students will be able to attend! Here is a taste of what we will be doing! logo Mission 4-1
Sunday, April 7th - Introduction to Mission 4/1 Earth - Design and create a bulletin board for the church to log hours for Mission 4/1 earth as well as create bulletin inserts with information and posters.

Mission 4/1 Earth
I'm sure you all know how it is when it feels as if you are so busy you don't even have time to pray. Well, Mission 4/1 Earth arrived is a National UCC Eastertide initiative on environmental issues and she asked for a volunteer to help organize it for the state of Vermont. As much as I tried to keep it down, my hand shot up and I was committed! I just have to think of Earth-care as a form of prayer and
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 trust that God will give me the energy, time and patience to do what is needed.

Check out this Video invitation.  


Second Sunday Concerts- 
On April 14 with Carolyn's Angel Band - a hospice choir; May 12 we will have something special for Mother's Day so you better plan on attending; and June 9 a small choir from the Montpelier Gospel Choir will perform. 
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All will be held in the Chapel beginning at 9:30 a.m. and coffee will be provided. These wonderful events help center you for worship service at 10:00 a.m.

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Food Collection
On Easter we will be collecting canned Vegies for the Montpelier Food Pantry. Your favorite, or corn, beans, beets, cabbage, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, peas. 

Covenant Hills Christian Camp - 
2013 Summer Season Camp Brochure Highlights,click here.  
Covenant Hills Camp at Your Church! 
Share about Covenant Hills by having someone who has attended camp give testimony about their experience.
~If no one has ever been to Covenant Hills, go to the camp website and watch the video. All God's People
~Share the brochures at coffee hour with a special camp snack (s'mores)
~Sponsor a camper to attend camp.

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ONE GREAT Hour of Sharing

Sharing brings joy to us, to others, to God. When we share resources, lives change.  Each of us can help with the work of transforming lives across the world and in the U.S. through a contribution to the One Great Hour of Sharing offering today.
 We have received $1,054 to date for the support of these ministries around the world and any where there is a disaster. Yes, you can still be a part of this work.
We are part of a mighty community. To read a bit more about what we do as a part of the church community, you can read the news of our Vermont Conference.

To check out what we do internationally and nationally, visit the website of our denomination:   United Church of Christ. 

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Environmental Stewardship Retreat 
Mission 1

What is Mission 4/1 Earth?
Click here to read the entire article by Emily Mullins on the UCC website. 

And YOU? What will you be willing to do for One Earth?
  Mission 4/1 Earth links together four significant events - Easter (March 31), Earth Day (April 22), Arbor Day (April 26) and Pentecost (May 19) - for a sustained, aggressive and collective mission opportunity for the entire United Church of Christ. Together, we will inspire and aspire to what we can accomplish as ONE CHURCH.Groups are encouraged to engage in creative local mission projects, service opportunities, educational programs, worship services, and media events.  
More info is here. 

Is your yard in need of a new tree?
1-4-1 Earth Bulletin Board
Do you live within a 7 minute drive of the church? The Sunday School is looking for a place to plant a tree in the Montpelier area as part of the Mission 4/1 Earth. We will provide a tree in consultation with you, and plant it on Sunday, April 28th. Please contact Amy Pitton if you are interested!