Thursday, April 3, 2014


KIOSK April 4-11

The Season of Lent
John chapter 11
Sermon: "Easter"
Music: "Arms of Love" by Amy Grant, "Lamb of God" by Tom Fetke, "How Beautiful"by Twila Paris, "Where There is Faith" by Billy Simon, "When God's People Pray" by A.B. Zorn
Education: Book Study on "The Last Week"
Youth:  7:00

This Week At Bethany
April 4 - 11
9:00 am Low Income Advocay at State House

9:00 am Spring Auction

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

11:30 am Bethany Bowl
6:30 pm Habitat For Humanity (Barre-Mont.)

5:30 pm Outreach
7:00 pm Deacons

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

5:30pm Variety Show

Palm Sunday:
8:30 am Bethany Cup
8:30 am Second Sunday Concert
10:00 am Worship
10:15 am Sunday School
11:00 am Hospitality
11:30 am  Book Study
7:00 pm Youth Group

Holy Week at Bethany
Sunday, April 13 -
10 am Palm Sunday Service
Thursday, April 17 -
7 pm  Maundy Thursday Service in Chapel
Sunday, April 20 -
6 am Easter Sunrise Service at Vermont College Green
10 am Easter Worship in the Sanctuary


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!

Helpers are welcome and can just show up and ask what's needed.
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!

One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) has the theme "We Are One".  We are all connected in God.  Our participation connects us to Church World Services and nine denominations working for the poorly clothed and fed, those lacking resources or training to support themselves.  They work during disasters.  You can help by donating on Palm Sunday, April 13th.

Lenten Book Study
We will be looking at the book, "The Last Week", by Marcus Borg and J. Dominic Crossan.

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
Variety Show Supper - Saturday, April 12 at 5:30 - Who makes the BEST macaroni and cheese?  Jim Conneman thinks he does!  Enjoy Jim's homemade mac'n'cheese, and that of his "competitors," at this comfort foods supper.  Homemade baked beans is also on the menu (and guess who thinks his are #1?).
There will be salad and veggies, and cake and ice cream.  $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12, $30 max. for a family.  All proceeds go to our San Antonio Grande ministry.  See you there!

Annual Variety Show! Saturday, April 12th!  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!   And remember--the show is free!

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.”