Friday, May 16, 2014

KIOSK! May 16-23


This Sunday is Eastertide

Scripture:I Corinthians 1:4-17
Sermon: "Not Mine, But Thine"
Music: Pastoral by J.S. Bach, Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen, Intrada by Christopher Graupner
Mission: Sign up for Good Sam Meal
Youth: Lunch!

CE Sunday

CE Board thanks the teachers

Rev. Amy baptizing Caroline Murray
NOTE: The banner above is a gift from Caroline for Baptisms.

Caroline getting her Bible.

Some of the others who have received a Bible at Bethany Church.

Justin and Angus read the scripture.

Second Sunday Concert:
Nancy and Lilly Smith

Special Worship Music from Bethany Early Consort

Prayer Shawls and Rainbow Scarves sent out to be blessed by congregation.

May 16-23

9:00 am Spring Clean Up Day!

10:00 am Worship
11:15 am Hospitality
11:45 am Youth Group lunch at Positive Pie 2

6:00 pm Conversational Spanish with Betsy Parah
7:00 pm Finance Committee

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

2:00 pm Property Board

7:00 am Spiritual Exploration Group
11:45 am Brown Bag
6:30 pm Choir

10:00 am Sunday Worship
Collection for Food Pantry
11:00 am Hospitality
Blessing of Sunday Supper


Food Pantry
For the month of May Montpelier Food Pantry is Fruit! Canned, Dried, Juice or Boxed.

Sunday Supper
Bethany takes a bit of pride in supplying a nutritious and delicious meal to the Good Samaritan Haven, the Barre-Montpelier Homeless Shelter. We are scheduled to do so on May 25. But there are still a lot of splaces on the sign up sheet. Never done it? Ask about it. Would love to sign up? Hurry, so those who deliever know they will deliever a full meal.

Spring Clean Up Day
Saturday May 17th 9-noon.

The Bethany Directory is in the final steps before production. We would like to include you if you want to be. If you are wondering if you have been included in this publication and if so is the information correct, please call Phyllis Rowell at 476-4277 or e-mail her at

Mark and Amy Pitton will be on vacation from Wednesday, May 21st through Thursday, May 29th. In case of pastoral need, contact the church office (223-2424) during business hours, or Judi Joy, chair of Deacons, at 279-3177.

Pins Project
The people at DCF were thankful, very thankful for our gift to them. It will make their work easier.

A Conversational Spanish Class
This is for beginners as well as the more proficient, will be held Mondays, 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Bethany during May and June. Facilitator is Betsy Parah. There will be a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board near the parlor; or email Betsy at Anyone interested in learning some phrases for travel, or simply looking for an opportunity to work on their Spanish, is welcome to take part.
People going on the upcoming El Salvador trip are especially encouraged to join us! Payment will be $5.00 per class you attend. If you miss a class, you don't owe $$ for that class. Spanish class money earned will be contributed to the Bethany Church operating budget. Bueno, amigos, amigas y compadres - vamos a hablar espanol, juntos!

Support for Summer Camp:
In the past, the CE Board has been able to fund some partial scholarships for Bethany kids to attend Covenant Hills Christian Camp, located in Cabot. Because of the low interest earned by our savings account in the last few years, we don’t have any funds eligible for this purpose (until the principal in our savings account grows again). We know there are Bethany kids who would like to attend Covenant Hills this year. Click the picture to go to website.

If you would like to contribute for that purpose, please see a CE Board member: Patty Turley, Amy Papineau, Melitta Maddox, Cindy Cykon, Karen Songhurst or make a check out to the church, with the notation that it is for Camp Scholarships.

The CE Board is contemplating an easy-going summer program for kids that involves simple gardening projects.  Perhaps outside at Bethany but if not, certainly some inside projects.  The program would be based on the wonderful book Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman – which follows a community garden, participant-by-participant in short, illuminating chapters. You may remember that this was a “community read” many years ago. We need to know if kids will be attending Bethany this summer, and we also need adults to help.  Or, would this be a fun project before or after church, for all ages? Are you interested in being part of a team the pulls this together?  Please let a CE Board member know!  Patty Turley, Amy Papineau, Melitta Maddox, Cindy Cykon, Karen Songhurst

MAY 13, 2014, FED 125,  HEAD COOKS: Joanne Hardy and Judi Joy  DISHWASHERS: Conrad Rowell, Gary Rogers and Erick Norkaveck  HELPERS: Judy Murray, Ira Gravatt, Kathy Andrews, Grace Tarrant, Chris Terry, Anne DeVaughn, Pete Gomez, Phyllis Rowell, John and Jean Hnylka and a class from UES to wash and set the tables. The menu was a choice of two soups from NECI, a choice of Egg Salad, Tuna Salad or Ham and Cheese Sandwiches, Tossed Salad, some pretty awesome desserts and beverages. We had some 20 plus extra guests from Judi Joy's work site. They were so incredibly appreciative and made our day. The Bowl is in need of a head cook on the third Tuesday for the months of July, August and September.  Is anyone interested? If so talk to Phyllis Rowell or call her at 476-4177 or e-mail her at

Persephone Sykas Ringgenberg has a puppy that will be training to be a service dog for her.  There is cost involved and we will be hosting a fundraising event here at Bethany on Friday, May 30th which will be a family friendly coffee house/game night with DJ entertainment.  For more information please see me after the service in the parlor. Thank you all for your ongoing support.
Blessings, Liz Sykas-Ringgenberg