Friday, January 3, 2014

Eleventh Day of Christmas 
  Scripture: Psalm 77:11-20

Sermon: Looking for God in All the Wrong Places
Music: Arthur and choir

This Week At Bethany Church 
The full calender is   here.  

  January 3-10

10:00 am 11th Sunday of Christmas
10:15 am Sunday School 
11:15 am Hospitality 

11:30 am Bethany Bowl

 7:00 pm Deacons

 7:00 am Spiritual Exploration Group
11:00 am Worship Gary Home
11:45 am Brown Bag West View
1:00 pm Worship Heaton Woods
6:30 pm Choir
8:00 pm Bell Choir

 8:30 am Bethany Cup
9:30 am Second Sunday Concert
10:00 am Worship
10:15 am Sunday School
11:00 am Hospitality

Concert  TODAY!

Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio-Sunday,
angel window
 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, pianist Featuring 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

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San Antonio Grande - The Sewing Project

We are tremendously grateful for the involvement and generosity of the Bethany community over the 22 years of our sister parish relationship.  This ministry has allowed us to grow in faith, share gifts, and stand in solidarity with each other.


Thanks to all who worked doing and number of things to make our New Year's Eve Fund Raiser a success. Tickets, ushers, servers, kitchen minions, and craftie people.
Thank to Mark LaGrand for starting the idea and watching over the concert.
Thanks to Cindy Cykon  for being in charge of the creative activity for children.
Thanks to Chef Bob Hildebrand for the chefing in the kitchen.
Thanks to Bob Barrett and Paul Richardson for knocking the advertising out of the park.
Thanks to Arthur and Amy for decorating the Fellowship Hall.
Thanks to Joanne Hardy for saying a week before the event that it was already a success because we did it.
Thanks to Rev. Mark and Reg Welch for taking pictures.

Join the Youth Group for a midwinter
Sunday, January 12th - 8:30-9:30 am in the Parlor!
Come for a COZY breakfast!
Warm, homemade muffins, great coffee, yogurt parfaits,
an oatmeal bar, and artisan bread for toasting.
$5 for full breakfast -
 $3 for coffee and a muffin


New Year's Eve @ Bethany
Hat making leaders
What Joy!
Some wore their hats to dinner
Arthur and Denise are in the back right playing music

Amy opens the concert with
Lilly and Nancy Smith

Lizzy  Mandell on ukelele
Spencer, accompanying himself with the fiddle! 

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 about theVermont Conference. 
To check out what we do internationally and nationally, visit the website of our denomination:  
ONA Rainbow