Thursday, October 30, 2014

KIOSK! October 30-November 9

 This Sunday

Our time of worship will not be in our Sanctuary. We will gather with the United Church of Christ Churches in Washington County at the Barre Opera House for an All Souls Worship. Remember the Saints in your life, past and present, and worship God with few hundred people.

 Set Clocks back

Scripture: Psalm 107:1-7, 35-38 &
Hebrews 12:1-2
Sermon: by Willem Lange
Music: "Alleluia" by Mozart, music from Barre
Bell Choir, and anthems
by Iverson, Raney, and Althouse under
the direction of A. Zorn.

This Week

11:00 am All Association Worship Service

7:00 pm Conversational Spanish

11:30 am Bethany Bowl

11:30 am Staff Meeting
7:00 pm Deacon's Team

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

6:00 pm Middle Youth Group

9:00 am Choir
10:00 am Worship
10:15 am Sunday School
11:00 am Hospitality
12:00 pm Confirmation Class-Youth Room



Set your clocks BACK one 
hour before this service...

Special Worship on November 2: An All Saints, All Souls, All Association 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.

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!  

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 28, 2014  FED: 120 (it was a 4th Tuesday)  HEAD COOK: Phyllis Rowell with lots of help from John Hnylka DISHWASHERS: Gary Rogers, Conrad Rowell, and Tom Lever  NECI SOUP: Tom lever  HELPERS: Tina Campbell, Ira Gravatt, Chris Terry, Jean Hnylka, Anne DeVaughn. The menu was a choice of Squash/Apple Soup or Lentil Soup from NECI, Spaghetti with John's great homemade sauce with or without meat balls, Tossed Green Salad, Chicken with Dressing (left over from the Beth Jacob dinner on Sunday), 1/2 Egg Salad Sandwich ( eggs and preparation from John and Donna Hall), Assorted Desserts, and Beverages.  The Halls also contributed some mighty tasty apples. What a hungry group we had! The fourth Tuesday is always a busy one and especially appreciated by our guests.

Chapel Paint & Prep-November 15 & 22. A couple of Saturdays to get together with some fun people and make our Chapel beautiful.

Dried Pasta Food Pantry- for the month of  November the food for the Montpelier Food Pantry is Dried Pasta! Spaghetti, elbows and egg noodles.

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Want to take the hassle out of writing a check every week/month for your pledge? Bethany Church has an ONLINE GIVING option where you can create a profile and have your weekly/monthly pledge amount taken out of your designated account by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)!

It's easy; you don't have to write that check and the church gets your payment within a day of it being taken out of your account. The Treasurer gets a report from the service that the transfer is being done and there is no paper! It's all electronic.

Check out the ONLINE GIVING button in the upper left corner of this page and go straight to our secure online service that will allow you to create a profile and set up a one time gift or ongoing giving.

Stewardship and Giving Plans

There are times at Bethany Church when our problem is not about having enough money. It is about cash flow and uncertainty about what will be coming in on any given Sunday. YOU can alleviate this uncertainty by signing up for electronic transfers from your account to the church account. Such a giving plan helps our planning. It might also be easier for you.