Friday, March 28, 2014


March 28-April 4

 The Season of Lent
John chapter 9

Sermon: Finding God's Wayr"
Music: Parluriym by Rinck, "Lord, they Tender Mercies' Sake by" Farrant, "Lead Me, Lord, in They Righteousness" by Wesley, Postlude No. 4 by Boellmann
Mission: Collection of Food for the Pantry
Moment for Mission - The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
Education: Book Study on "The Last Week"
Youth:  7:00

This Week At Bethany
March 30-April 6

9:00 am Recalculating the Way Lk Morey

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

11:00am-7:00pm Receiving Auction Items

11:00am-7:00pm Receiving Auction Items
11:30 am Bethany Bowl

11:00am-7:00pm Receiving Auction Items

7:00 am Spiritual Exploration Group
11:00am-7:00pm- Receiving Auction Items
11:45 am Brown Bag West View
6:30 pm Choir
8:00 pm Bell Choir

Vt. Low Income Advocacy Day State House

9:00 am Auction Preview
9:30 am Bidding Starts

10:00 am Worship-with Communion
10:15 am Sunday School
11:00 am Hospitality
11:30 am  Book Study
7:00 pm Youth Group

Bring canned Meat or Fruit. They need both!

Central Vermont Community Action Council (CVCAC), Public Assets Institute, Voices for Vermont's Children, Vermont-NEA, and the Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council (VLIAC)
Invite you
to a special screening event for Legislators
with Robert Reich
Q&A with Robert Reich via Skype following the film
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Savoy Theater, Montpelier
5:00 pm - Appetizers and cash bar
5:45 pm - Film, Q&A with Robert Reich or 802-223-6677
We hope to see you there!
Please RSVP Karen if you can attend so I can get your name on the list:


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.

Art @ Bethany
The exhibit will be open each day from 10 am - 8 pm in the chapel.  Come in and enjoy the show! Bring your friends and neighbors!

Please take items to the Red Door classroom this week, Monday through Thursday between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.  Items cannot be received after Thursday.  For special arrangements, please see Gary or Anita Rogers.  Helpers are welcome and sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board by the Chapel.
The bidding will start at 9:30 on Saturday (April 5) with preview time beginning at 9 o’clock.  Snacks and beverages will be available throughout the sale.  New this year will be random drawings for door prizes for bidders.  Come and add to the fun and bring a friend or two.  There are always a few items that result in competitive bidding!

The Property Board
The Property Board  would like to thank those who got up early on a Saturday morning to help wash and wax Fellowship Hall. Because 13 people showed up we were also able to clean in the kitchen and wash the walls in one bathroom. Thanks again to Connie, Phyllis, Tom, Amy, Jane and grandson Parker, Stuart, Art, Christa, Peter, Mark, Anita and Gary.

Lenten Book Study
We will be 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.

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 gohere ( : .

Annual Variety Show &
San Antonio Grande Fundraiser Dinner
This will be on April 12th! There will be a charge for the dinner which starts at 5:30PM.   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!

 One Great Hour of Sharing does so much for the world in God's name. 

Go HERE for a sample.

Bethany Bowl
March 25, 2014  Fed: 106   Head Cook: Phyllis with lots of help from John Hnylka  SOUP GATHERER: Tom Lever DISHWASHERS:Gary Rogers, Conrad Rowell and Erick  HELPERS: Cynthia Latimer, Ira Gravatt, Anne DeVaughn, Chris Terry and Pete Gomez.  The menu was a Butternut Squash Soup from NECI, Stacked Vegetarian Enchiladas, Tossed Green Salad, Fruit Cup, Manghi's Bread, Assorted Desserts, and Beverages.  Many thanks to Jim Connemann for defrosting the freezer. Phyllis says that finding it cleaned was like, Christmas, Valentine's Day and her birthday all wrapped into one great gift. He is the best!

Please Join Us for
VLIAC Annual Legislative Day
Friday, April 4th ~ Vermont State House
Co - Sponsored by the Vermont Conference United Church of Christ

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Come to the VT Statehouse -  Meet with your Legislators, Community Action Folks, State Officials, and other Advocates

“Bag” Lunch in Room 10 at 12:00 PM
Lunch generously provided by the Vermont Conference UCC Department of Mission

Program During Lunch
50th Anniversary of the "War on Poverty" - How are we doing?

On January 8, 1964, in his State of the Union Address, President Lyndon Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America,” vowing that “It will not be a short or easy struggle,… but we shall not rest until that war is won. The richest Nation on earth can afford to win it. We cannot afford to lose it.” ... he  declared that “Our aim is not only to relieve the symptom of poverty, but to cure it and, above all, to prevent it.”

Please RSVP Karen if you will be attending the LUNCH kmlafayette

Pictures of last years lunch and speaker.