Friday, September 5, 2014

KIOSK! September 5-14


Boxing Day
Team Ministry Fair
Season of Pentecost

Scripture: Luke 12
Sermon: "Boxing"
Music: hymns, anthems, intruments
Mission: Boxes, Teams

Gathering Sunday
September 7

Team Ministry Fair!
What do you want to be doing at Bethany Church?  Do you want to help the church become a Green Church?  Maybe you want to sing in the Choir?  Or be a greeter or usher?  Maybe you are interested in planning fun get-togethers, or working on Justice issues in our community.  Maybe you are intrigued with our relationship with San Antonio Grande. All of these are possibilities for involvement as we begin our new team ministries at Bethany!  On Gathering Sunday, September 7th, after church in the chapel, you will have the opportunity to find out more about our new teams and to get involved!  So be thinking about how you would like to do and visit the fair!

Sunday School
On Gathering Sunday, you will be asked to register your children for Sunday School so that we have contact information as well as information about allergies or other health concerns.  Your child is also invited to bring a picture of  her/himself helping someone do something that will be used in a class collage.

Gathering Sunday 2013. Notice Boxes in back!

Lawn Sale
Last chance to sign up! Gathering Sunday will be boxing Day. Bring boxes to worship for the Lawn Sale.


This is the day to bring in the boxes we need for the Lawn Sale!

September 5-12

La Leche League Sale

10:00 am Worship - Gathering Sunday
10:15 am Sunday School
11:15 am Hospitality
11:15 am Team Ministry Fair

1:00 pm Lawn Sale Drop Off Begins

8 am - 8 pm Lawn Sale Drop Off

8 am- 8 pm Lawn Sale Drop Off
11:30 am Staff Meeting

7:00 am Spiritual Exploration Group
8 am - 8 pm Lawn Sale Drop Off

7:00 pm Lawn Sale Set Up. (Lawn Sale Open 8-4 pm)

10:00 am Sunday Worship
10:15 am Sunday School
11:00 am Hospitality
11:30 am Lawn sale Set Up. (Lawn sale Open Noon-3 pm.)

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
* get to know each other better -
* It's fun
* It's uplifting
* and only days away -




Food Pantry- for the month of September the food for the Montpelier Food Pantry is Cereal, Dried or instant.

A Memorial Service for Rev. Mark Follansbee will be on Saturday, September 13 at 11:00 am. The service will be at the College Street Church in Burlington.

Fall Clean Up-October 25,
Save The Date! 9-noon.

What Lawn Sale?  Helpers?  Who me??? YES YOU!!  We need lots of helpers starting Monday 9/8 at 1pm.  We need more cashiers (Sat morning outside and all times downstairs). It's fun working together on Sorting and Pricing (Morning, Afternoon, or Evening) if there are plenty of people.  Setting up the sale on Saturday the 13th  at 7AM, of course (bring a friend).  Good clean donations accepted 9/8 Monday 1-8pm and T-Th 8am-8pm, but not Friday. We need bags and boxes, and we don't need empty hangers.  Thank you to all who have signed up already!

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, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014, FED: 95  HEAD COOKS: Phyllis and John Hnylka  SOUP FROM NECI: Tom Lever DISHWASHERS: Conrad Rowell and Tom Lever HELPERS: Cathy Andrews, Grace Tarrant, Jim Hamel and Brittany from the New School, Ira Gravatt, Chris Terry, Anne DeVaughn, Pete Gomez, Jean Hnylka.  John and Phyllis made Jean's Beans (John's wife's recipe - baked beans, kidney beans, wax beans, green beans, brown sugar) sauteed zucchini and tomatoes (zucchini from an anonymous donor and Anne DeVaughn, tomatoes from the Rowell's garden), egg salad sandwiches, tossed salad, apple sauce cup, assorted desserts (wonderful cupcakes from a wedding and from Chris Terry) and beverages. NOTE: we will not have the Bowl next Tuesday as we prepare for the Lawn Sale so if you have vegetables to offer hold them until September 16.  Thanks!

Bethany Church will hold its annual Financial Meeting on Sunday, September 28th. 
Financial information packets will be available on Sunday, September 14, and an informational meeting to answer questions ahead of the meeting will be held on Sunday, September 21 following the worship service. You are encouraged to attend the informational meeting so that you can get your questions answered fully, or, if you have a question that needs more attention, the Bethany Board of Directors will be able to address he issue and have an answer before the Financial meeting. If you are unable to attend the informational meeting and have questions, please talk with one of the ministers or a member of the Board of Directors (Amy Bell, Judi Joy, Sandy Clougher, Joe Murray, Stephanie Ratmeyer, Judy Ribolini, and Patty Turley) prior to the meeting.

Central Vermont Musicians and Artisans present-a PEACE CONCERT in Commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Peace remembering MAYA ANGELOU, PETE SEEGER AND NELSON MANDELA.  There will be community singing and music by a community choir - Friday, September 19, 7:30 pm at the Unitarian Church, Montpelier.  Bethany, Unitarian, and Christ Church Church choirs and others have been invited to sing.

Let’s spend the night together . . .
Seriously, we could do that if you offered, say, a camping weekend in the Silent Auction.  Or a horror movie marathon in your shades-drawn living room.  Or a meal so comprehensive that it calls for naps between courses.
Seriously, I would bid on all these things, except the horror movies would have to be chick-flicks and you’d have to promise pillows and popcorn.
Seriously, what ARE you going to offer in the Silent Auction?
Take out the papers and the trash? Maxwell’s silver hammer? River deep, mountain high?
Take good care of my baby? A little help from my friends? Apples,  peaches, pumpkin pie?
Stairway to heaven? Ticket to ride? Silver threads and golden needles? Pour some sugar on me, baby? Let me know SOON what you’ll offer or you’ll find me crying, “I can’t get no satisfaction.”  That would be such a shame . . . seriously. 
Theresa Lever –, 229-0415

CHOIR WILL COMMENCE on September 4th. 6:30 p.m. in the Music Room. Hope to see you there. Hope to see you there, even if it is your first time!

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