Friday, May 2, 2014

KIOSK! May 2-9


Scripture: Acts 1:1-8

Sermon: "Power"
Music: "Be Thou My Vision", Soon Very Soon" by Andrae Crouch, 
"Coronation" by Oliver Holdden


Spring Clean Up Day
Save the date!  Saturday May 17th 9-noon.

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

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

Pins Project
Snacks for Kids-Children are often at DCF in Barre for stretches of time because of court hearings or family visits.  The office is always in need of snacks and drinks for kids.  On Mother’s Day. May 11, we will be collecting snacks to help out.  Please bring snacks wrapped as individual servings: crackers, cookies, fruit strips, toddler snacks, juice boxes, etc.  DCF needs to be able to store any snacks without refrigeration.  Thank you for helping with our PINS partnership with DCF.

John Hall's New Book
The Cooner's Bench will be available for purchase as Fund Raiser for Bethany Church at The Mystery Dinner on May 3rd and after Worship Sunday May 4th.

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 to go to website HERE.

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.

May 11 is Mother’s Day and the Christian Education Board invites you to come to church that day with your family and friends.  Invite your kids, grandkids, best friends, neighbors, and yes, your Mom.  The celebration will be intergenerational and a refreshing reminder of one of Bethany’s important missions!


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

Second Sunday Concert
Mother's Day, May 11th. What better way to celebrate Mother's Day than to have a mother/daughter duo performing. Nancy and Lilly Smith who performed in the sanctuary on New Year's Eve will be our performers this month. We begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel and coffee will be served.


APRIL 29, 2014,  FED: 212  HEAD COOK: Joy Facos  SOUP COLLECTOR FROM NECI AT NATIONAL LIFE CAFETERIA: Tom Lever DISHWASHERS:  Gary Rogers and Conrad Rowell  HELPERS: Cynthia Latimer, Ira Gravatt, Phyllis Rowell, Chris Terry, Anne DeVaughn, John Hnylka. The menu was Potato Leek Soup from NECI, Sherpherd's Pie, Cole Slaw, Apple Sauce, Assorted Desserts, Beverages.  It's always a treat when Joy Facos comes to cook on the 5th Tuesday. Thanks, Joy.

May 2 - May 9

5:30 Mystery Dinner and New Way discussion

10:00 am Sanctuary
11:15 am Hospitality
11:30 am Congregational Information Meeting
7:00 pm Youth Group

11:30 am Bethany Bowl

10:00 am Funeral For Joan Hayes

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

8:30 an Bethany Cup
Christian Education Sunday
9:30 am Second Sunday Concert
10:00 am Sunday Worship
11:00 am Hospitality

Annual Reports Due