Thursday, August 14, 2014

KIOSK! August 14-23

College Students from San Antonio Grande

 This Sunday

 Season of Pentecost

Scripture: I Samuel 16:14-23
Sermon: "Being Human"
Music: hymns, anthems, intruments

Last year the call went out that the Lawn and Bake Sale was an all Church Event. Things are different enough this year that we can only hope that people had fun and saw the benefit of the hard work it takes. Bethany will need your effort, bake goods, time, and maybe some moeny again this year to create what is the longest running All Church Fund Raiser.

September 7 will be boxing Day. Bring boxes to worship for the Lawn Sale.
boxes... BOXES... yes Boxes.. boxes.. LAWN SALE.. BOXES... more boxes.... a few big boxes.... lots of boxes... Strong boxes... boxes, not broken down boxes... and a few more extra boxes, PLEASE and  THANK  YOU

Happenings August 9- 17
Miss. Washington County in El Salvador

10:00 am Worship
11:15 am Hospitality
Travelers Fly Home!

11:30 am Bethany Bowl

7:00 am Spiritual Exploration Group

10:00 am Sunday Worship
Collect PINS supplies.
11:00 am Hospitality
Gather and Bless Sunday Supper
for Good Samaritan Haven


Tomato Products
Food Pantry- for the month of  August the food for the Montpelier Food Pantry is Tomato Products. Sauce, Paste, Crushed, Puree or Whole. These will be collected in 2 weeks.

School Supplies for Barre DCF kids - It is nearly time for the new school year to begin, and all children will be getting ready.  This includes the children involved with DCF.  It is hard for these kids and their foster parents to afford all the needed supplies.  The State of Vermont does not provide any extra funds for these items.  The Bethany Church PINS partnership is once again collecting school supplies to help out.  Please bring items on Sunday, August 24, 2014.  The following list gives ideas for kids at all grade levels:  #2 pencils, pens, erasers, crayons, colored pencils, markers, high lighters, pencil
sharpeners, calculators, rulers, compass/ protractor sets, notebooks, notebook paper, dividers, spiral notebooks, report covers, index cards, glue, scissors, paste, tape, book covers, backpacks, lunchboxes, water bottles.  Thank you so much for your help and generosity. Sandy Clougher, Sue Day, and Carol Welch.
These will be collected in 1 week.

The 20th Annual Lawn and Bake Sale will be held on September 13 and 14, 2014. This is a fun and rewarding event to support our many ministries and connect with the local community.  Thank you to all who have already signed up to help.  More helpers will be needed Sept. 8 -15 - - As usual, we need folks to SORT & PRICE mornings, afternoons, or evenings, SET UP THE TENT Friday noon 9/12, SETTING UP SATURDAY MORNING at 7am, work as a CASHIER or a DISPLAY & MARKETING associate, help with CLEAN UP Saturday at 4, Sunday at 3, and Monday at 9.  Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board in the hall with many types of positions available. Yes, we will need good bags - but we already have plenty of hangers.  Boxes will also be needed again - last year's sources for intact boxes (not broken down) seemed good. DONATIONS of clean items in good working order are welcome 9/9 - 9/11 8am - 8pm, also Monday 9/8 1 - 8pm.  We cannot take donations on Friday 9/12. Flyers with all the details are available in the Narthex. This is a perfect way to give back to Bethany and get to know each other better - It's fun and uplifting - and only 3 weeks away - - JOIN US!!

Gourd have Mercy!
HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW? At this time of year gardens are beginning to produce  summer squash, zucchini, green beans, and cucumbers.  Do you have an excess? If so, we would love to have them at the Bethany Bowl. You can bring your offerings into the church office daily from 9-12 noon or to the Bowl on Tuesday.  We love to invent dishes so can use just about anything. Thanks in advance.

BETHANY BOWL, AUGUST 12, 2014, FED: 100 HEAD COOK: Judi Joy(ous) Grocery Buyer: Joanne Hardy  NECI SOUP: Tom Lever  DISHWASHERS: Conrad Rowell, Gary Roges, Erik Norkeveck  HELPERS:Judy Murray, Mara Songhurst, Ira Gravatt, Anne DeVaughn, Pete Gomez . The menu was Carrot, Ginger Soup, Turkey Sandwich or Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Cole Slaw, Pickles, Olives, Potato Chips, Assorted Desserts and Beverages.  Keep the garden produce coming. It's a great help.

New Team Ministry!
At our Annual Meeting, we voted to try a new governance structure that includes team ministries.  Now we need to form the teams!  On the bulletin board outside the parlor, there are sign ups for teams - please take a look and sign up for a team that interests you!  Everyone's participation is needed.  If you have an idea for a team that isn't there, talk to Amy or Mark about the possibility!

Art Exhibit:

Holiness and the Feminine Spirit: The Art of Janet McKenzie.  August 1-31, 2014.  Location:  Waitsfield United Church of Christ, Waitsfield, VT.

Click HERE  for a flyer.