Friday, December 27, 2013


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

Fifth Day of Christmas 
  Scripture: John 1:1-18

We are doing a Carol Sing. Pick 'em and then sing 'em
Mission:Still accepting Food for the Pantry 
Memorial Service for Gary Bryce   

This Week At Bethany Church 
The full calender is   here.  

  December 20-January 3

10:00 am 5th Sunday of Christmas
Carol Sing!
10:15 am Sunday School Red Door Room
11:15 am Hospitality Parlor
2:00 pm Memorial Service for Gary Bryce

 New Year's Eve @ Bethany  
 New Years Day-Office Closed
7:00 am Spiritual Exploration Group 
11:45 am Brown Bag West View Meadow
6:30 pm Choir 
8:00 pm Bell Choir 

 10:00 am 11th day of Christmas - Epiphany 
10:15 am Sunday School 
11:00 am Hospitality 
11:30 am Youth Group trip

Montpelier Food Pantry

This Sunday, the 5th day of Christmas,we collect for the Montpelier Food Pantry. Bring anything, the food of the month for December is BEANS. Count them, cut them, dried, canned, baked, or chillied.

angel window 
Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio-Sunday,
 January 5, 2014-3:00 PM.Bethany United Church of Christ, 115 Main Street Montpelier. Admission by donation at the door. The early part of the concert program will feature favorite selections from the Christmas portions of Handel's  Messiah.Performed in English by the Bethany Church Choir, Arthur Zorn, director  with Diane Huling, pianistFeaturing vocal soloists, Lisa Jablow, soprano, Vera Winter, mezzo soprano,

 Linda Radtke, alto, Skip Potter, tenor,  Stuart Williams and Arthur Zorn, baritone.



Something Old 
Something New 
with San Antonio Grande El Salvador
San Antonio Grande Annual Campaign-During the month of December, we offer
 you three ways to participate in the fundraising campaign for our San Antonio Grande, El Salvador sister parish ministry.
1.  You may use the donation envelopes found in the pews or bulletins.
2.  Bethany's Outreach Board invites your donations for cards to give as gifts:  "A monetary gift has been given in your name to the scholarship and community development fund for the village of San Antonio Grande, El Salvador . .  ."
3. For a donation, you may also obtain stars to place on the narthex Christmas tree in honor or memory of someone special. 
In 2014, our San Antonio Grande funds
 will be used to help pay high school and college education expenses for some of San Antonio Grande's young people, as well as a community development sewing project for dozens of adults.

If you would like a glimpse of the sewing project, here is a video from El Salvador

 Fun at Bethany to End the Year 

Please forward information about this fund raiser to your local friends. It will be fun for them and funds for us. 
For Tickets, simply click HERE.

Help With Needed Supplies

On New Year's Eve afternoon, Bethany Church will be providing a craft time for children to make New Year's Eve hats & noisemakers. This event will is free!! We are looking for donated supplies. If you have any of these items, please bring them to the church and put them in the collection box in the Resource Room outside Rev. Amy's Office.
 Foil Wrapping Paper, Stickers, Colored Paper Plates, Paper Bags - Large and Medium size grocery bags, Ribbon - Curly, colorful, different widths, Crepe Paper - any color, Recyle/Used File Folders - any color and Other Shiny, Fun Stuff!
 Please contact Joanne Hardy ( or #223-3246 or Amy Pitton with questions.
Get Involved for Fun and for Bethany
Would you like to help out with the New Year's festivities?  Folks are needed to help with the kids program, staff the kitchen and usher for the concert!  Sign up on the bulletin board outside the chapel! 

Christmas Eve at 6:00

"We talk about the New Year as if it can make all things new. Make us new. Give us a fresh start. Leave the old behind.  We can reset our life direction with New Year's resolutions and that will be a solution. 

But we have that right here in our church. Every Sunday. ANY day, really. Every day. And better than forgetting the past, because we can not - not really, here we have the past forgiven. It now longer has the power to bum us out, drag us down, or control what we will do. Here we can say that we want that old bit of our life to go away and that we want to start a life that we know is better. Not once a year, but in any hour we know we want to travel a different path. 

Here, in this church anyway, we are not a person with a New Year's resolution tacked on to our life. We are a new person, a new creation. Fresh and clean and ready for Holy Work."
"I Want More For You"