Friday, October 17, 2014

KIOSK! October 17-26

This Sunday

Season of Pentecost

Scripture: Psalm 46
Sermon: "Present Help"
Music: "Elevation in F" and "Scherzo Symphonique in C major" both by A. Guilmant, Offertory "Let us Live in Justice" by Iverson
Confirmation Class

This Week

6:00 pm San Antonio Grande Dinner Dance

9:30 AM - 3:00 Craft Church:  From Attraction to Integration

9:00 am Choir
10:00 am Worship
10:15 am Sunday School
11:15 am Hospitality
12:00 Confirmation Class

11:30 am Bethany Bowl

11:30 am Staff Meeting
7:00 pm Bethany Board Of Directors

7:00 am Spiritual Exploration Group
6:30 pm Choir

9:00 am - noon  Fall Clean Up

9:00 am Choir
10:00 am Worship
10:15 am Sunday School
11:15 am Hospitality
12:00 Confirmation Class

Dialogue articles due on October 29 at 9:00 am


Fall Clean Up - October 25, Save The Date! 9-noon.
That is in 1 week!

Special Worship on November 2: An All
Saints, All Souls, AllAssociation Worship Service will be held on Sunday, November 2 at 11 am at the Barre Opera House.  The churches of the Washington Association UCC will gather for worship and communion.  Our preacher will be writer, storyteller and VPR commentator Willem Lange.  Arthur Zorn will lead an all Association Choir. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to worship!
There will be NO WORSHIP at Bethany Church on that Sunday.

A Chancy Idea...
...from Tom Clougher
Free money or free stuff can be won. It might be easier if we pool our resources. SO, if you go to McDonald's and get Monopoly play pieces, consider sharing them with an effort at Bethany to win so that we can give away what ever we get. Be it cash or prizes, what ever is won will go to someone else and for God's glory.
Please note: if we see you with Monopoly play pieces, we will assume that a friend went and that you do not eat there yourself. To turn them in to the church: you can just put them into the offering plate (secretly if you want), slid them in an envelope under the door of the church office, or just turn them into the office no questions asked. Our staff is use to keeping information confidential, and you can rely on our discretion in this matter as well.

Fall Clean Up Day - Next Saturday, October 25, from 9 - noon. Because we have had lots of outdoor help already this fall, we will be focusing on the inside of the building!  Cobweb patrol, dusting, polishing, and maybe some painting will be on the docket!  Come help spruce up the church!

Check out our posters! As part of telling our story, we will be putting new posters in our signboard out front each week.  If you want to see the whole series of posters, they are on the bulletin board outside the Parlor.  Some of those posters will also be used as ads in The Bridge newspaper between now and Christmas.  We want the wider Montpelier community to know who we are and this is one way to let them know.  Another way is for you, our members and friends, to talk up the church and what we do here with your friends and neighbors - you might even invite them to church!  We will be putting interesting "Telling our Story" factoids in the bulletin each week - as you talk, you can share these tidbits with them.

Telling our Story!
The mural on the back of our building reflects our long-term commitment to our sister parish in San Antonio Grande, El Salvador.  The mural is painted in "La Palma style" developed by Salvadoran artist Fernando Llort, and recreated here at Bethany by church member and artist Kate Papineau.  
 Llort taught the people of La Palma, El Salvador how to paint in the same style in 1973 and the village soon founded a cooperative that produces everything from key chains to crosses to wall art.  75% of the village of La Palma now works to mass produce these items.  Here at Bethany, we give La Palma crosses to everyone who receives the sacrament of Baptism, as a reminder of the Christian Church worldwide, as well as our friends in El Salvador.

Concert: Sunday the 19th there will be a concert at the United Church of Cabot. Isaac James and Lynn McKinney and Friends starts at 3:00 to benefit the Building Restoration Fund of our sister church in Cabot. Two of the friends of Isaac and Lynn are also our friends: Diane Huling and Skip Potter. $20 is the suggested donation.

Team Ministry is underway! The Sunday School Team, San Antonio Grande, Hospitality, and Strategic Investment in Sacred Places have all met, and other teams are starting up!  Teams and their members are posted on the bulletin board outside the parlor. If you want to join a team, speak with Rev. Amy or the team leader.  If you have an idea for a new team, and can find two other folks to join you, talk to Rev. Amy about how to get a new team going!

Conversational Spanish class is resuming for fall, for confident beginners/intermediates. We will meet in the Red Door room Monday evenings starting October 27, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Affordable - pay per class you attend; instructor is Betsy Parah. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board near the chapel, or email Betsy: Come join us and refresh your Spanish - vamos a hablar espanol!

BETHANY BOWL, OCTOBER 14, 2014  FED:106  HEAD COOK:Judi Joy(ous)  NECI SOUP: Tom Lever DISHWASHERS: Gary Rogers (whoopee, the Rogers are back)and Conrad Rowell  HELPERS: Anita Rogers, Judy Murray, John Hnylka, Tina Campbell, Chris Terry, Anne DeVaughn, Pete Gomez, and Phyllis Rowell and a class from Union School who washed and set the tables. Judi's menu was a choice of two NECI soups, Baked Ziti with or without meat, Tossed Green Salad, Garlic Bread, Assorted Desserts and Beverages.
A little Help: We are still in need of smaller containers for the left cottage cheese containers.  We have plenty of taller containers.

Laura Cadmus
You should know by now that we have a student minister with us until May. Hopefully you have had a chance to say "Hi" to Laura on Sunday morning. If not, it will be something to look forward to.

Laura is a student at Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) where Rev.s Mark and Amy studied. Laura requested that Bethany consider letting her learn here because all that she had seen and heard. The Board of Directors agreed and the Congregation has now voted on her stipend.

Before entering Seminary, she grew up in Williston and the Williston Federated Church.  She was active in choir, youth group, UMC Troy Conference. A college degree in Geology allowed a career in GIS, digital mapping and analysis technology. For 15 year she as a practitioner, instructor, project manager, supervisor, and did software solution sales.

After entering Seminary, she has three times been a licensed ministered to  provide summer sabbatical coverage for Barre Congregational and Williston Federated churches. Also, she served as the pastor for the United Church of Cabot for three years.

Currently (along with studies, and being at Bethany) Laura lives in Barre, works as a residential electrician, is a member of the Barre Congregational Church, and, in the rare moments when she has time to pursue what delights her, she might be hiking, motorcycling, kayaking, skiing, bicycling, cooking, baking or sampling fine craft beers with friends.

Laura will be spending 8-10 hours a week with us in various forms of ministry and tasks. She has identified three areas that she wishes to grow in: Pastoral Care and Worship, the management of a church as an institution (especially around finances), and youth ministries. She will be an active worship leader, do some visiting and pastoral care, work with both the Confirmation Class and Youth Group, attend the Board of Directors meetings, and finance discussions. Largely, her days will be Sunday and Tuesday.

She is not an inexperienced student, more of an intern. Still, it is important to remember that she is here to learn from us not work for us. Much of her learning will be done in as she reflects with her practicum group and with her Supervisor. As a church we can assume she will make mistakes and try things that do not work out. These are not failings, they are learnings. She is suppose to try and risk. Don't feel the need to rally rub it in when a risk does not work. But when she does something you really like, please make sure to tell her you liked it and why.