Friday, March 21, 2014

KIOSK! March 21-28

March 14-21

The Second Sunday of Lent
John 4:5-42
Sermon: "I Won't Matter"
Music: Bach's Pastorale, How Majestic Is Your Name! by Smith, Deo Dicamus Gratis by Johnson
Mission: Blessing Sunday Supper for the Good Samaritan Haven &  Mission Trip to El Salvador
Education: Book Study on "The Last Week"
Youth: Bowling

This Week At Bethany Church
March 21-28

8:00 Waxing Fellowship Hall

10:00 am Worship
10:15 am Sunday School
11:15 am Hospitality
Blessing Of The Food for Good Samaritan
11:30 am Book Study
1:00  pm El Salvador Meeting
7:00-8:30 pm Youth Group Bowling

7:00 pm Finance Committee

11:30 am Bethany Bowl

7:00 pm Trustees

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

9:00 am Conference Recalculating Event    Lake Morey

10:00 am Worship-Collecting Food For Pantry
10:15 am Sunday School
11:00 am Hospitality
11:30 am  Book Study
7:00 pm Youth Group

Chris Jackman was the Church School superintendent for a very long time. Many owe here much. Since she requested that there be no funeral or even calling hours, we have been remembering her in our own way.

Chris Jackman always made sure there was a rose on the altar when a child was born. In memory and honor this one was placed there at her birth into new life.
Good-bye Chris.

The Art of Bethany

From March 16 - April 13, 2014, Bethany Church will be presenting an Art Show. The exhibit will be open each day from 10 am - 8 pm in the chapel.  Come in and enjoy the show!

Help needed in waxing Fellowship Hall  Rescheduled

Due to sickness and shortage of volunteers. On Sat., Mar. 22,@ 8 am The Property Board will gather to sweep, wash and wax the floor in Fellowship Hall. They would appreciate the help of 4-5 more people. If 8 am seems too early 9 or 10 is not too late as those who have been here will need a break. This effort will take 3-4 hours depending on the number of helpers. Please call Gary Rogers @ 229-9893 if you can help. (If we need to cancel then Gary will know who to call.)

Montpelier Food Pantry
Next Sunday, March 30th, we will receive food for the Food Pantry. We have been talking about canned meat as the focus food for this month. BUT, they have let us know that they really need canned fruit. SO, bring bring the focus or bring the need - you are bringing the goodness!

Annual Variety Show &
San Antonio Grande Fundraiser Dinner

It all happens on April 12^th! There will be a charge for the dinner which starts at 5:30. Show immediately following is free. Contact Theresa Lever with any questions about the dinner. If you would like to have an Act in the show, please contact Joanne Hardy ( ( ).

You will not find a more appreciative audience.  Come for the food!  Come for the show!  All are welcome!

El Salvador Trip  Meeting
TODAY! at 1:00 in the parlor.

Good News! We have tentative dates and prices.  Saturday, August 9 - Sunday, August 17.  Airfare - $530 (lower than previous trips - and out of Burlington!).  Daily cost - $100 (no change since 4 years ago!).  Daily cost includes lodging, food, transportation, translation, admissions, and more.  We need commitments SOON to secure these prices.  Is God nudging you toward this faith adventure? Come to our meeting on Sunday, March 23 at 1:00! Or contact Theresa Lever, 229-0415,

Good Samaritan Haven Sunday Supper
THIS Sunday the 22 we will bring in and bless the Sunday Meal that goes to the homeless shelter.

Would the individual who has pledge envelope #661 please see Judy Ribolini. She can't find her list and there was no name on the envelope. Thank you.

Finance Update
We have reached a point in our fiscal year where expenses sometimes exceed income.  Any increase or pre-payment of your pledge, as well as other financial contribution toward Bethany’s operating expenses, is greatly appreciated.

Lenten Book Study
We are looking at the book, "The Last Week", by Marcus Borg and J. Dominic Crossan. The book's subtitle is "What the Gospels Really Teach about Jesus' Final days in Jerusalem". Starting with Palm Sunday and ending with Easter, the book looks at what the Bible says and doesn't say while looking for metaphorical meaning in what is actually said. We will discuss what we learn and what it means for us.
Discussion/class will be on Sundays from 11:30ish to 1 pm. We are looking at Chapters 3 & 4 today.

BUT WAIT! THERE IS MORE! If you want to be a part of discussing the book, but cannot make it to class (ever or every time) there will be an online component for those who wish. There you can read what the class thought important and add your own comments and questions. There is a link on the church website or you can go

Some help?
I'm Persephone and I need some help getting a service dog.  My dog will help me when I am experiencing a PTSD event; when I am feeling anxious and depressed; and in the event that I have a seizure.  My therapist would like me to get a dog as soon as possible.

Would you help me please?  Money donated will go to help pay the cost of getting a service dog (it can be up to $24000).  The cost is for the dog and training for both of us.  You can donate HERE  .

Thanks so very much,
Peresephone Ringgenberg

There is a need for more drivers to transport people with Medicaid to their medical appointments.  Drivers are re-imbursed for mileage. If interested, see Jack Hall, Community Liaison Officer at the Vermont Center for Independent Living. Or talk to Rev. Mark