Thursday, November 13, 2014

KIOSK! November 14-23

This Sunday

Scripture: John 11:1-45
Sermon: "Being Bethany"
Music: " Pavane" G. Faure; "Arios"o J.S. Bach  "Hallelujah, Amen" G.F. Handel
Sunday School:
Confirmation Class
San Antonio Grande

This Week

9-12 Paint Party in Chapel

10:00 am Worship
10:00 am Sunday School
11:15 am Hospitality
12:00 pm Confirmation Class
6:00 pm San Antonio Grande Team

7:00 pm Conversational Spanish

11:30 am Bethany Bowl
6:00 pm Sunday School Team

11:30 am Staff Meeting
2:00 pm Property Team

7:00 am Spiritual Exploration Group
5:30 pm Music Team
6:30 pm Choir

6:00 pm Confirmation

9:00 am Chapel Painting
5:30 pm Potluck and Game Night
6:00 pm Ecumenical Middle School Youth Group         Unitarian Church

9:00 am Choir
10:00 am  Thanksgiving Sunday
Gathering and blessing 129+ pounds of food for the Pantry
10:15 am Sunday School
11:00 am Hospitality
Gathering and blessing meal for the Good Samaritan Haven


Painting the Chapel!  9:00 am -Saturdays, November 15 & 22. Are you handy with a paint brush?  Join other Bethany friends and members in painting our chapel!  If you have a favorite paint brush, bring it along!

Telling our Story - Did you know that the longest serving minister of Bethany Church was Dr. William H. Lord?  Dr. Lord served Bethany Church for 30 years, from 1847-1877.  Dr Lord was the minister during the building of the the 1868 church building, which included our present chapel.  Dr. Lord is also the one who proposed that church be called Bethany, rather than the Montpelier Meeting House Society.  The stained glass windows in the chapel were given in memory of Dr. Lord and his family.

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 donating them to Bethany to win so that we can give away whatever we get. Be it cash or prizes, whatever is won will go to someone else and for God's glory. To turn them in to the church you can just put them into the offering plate, slide them in an envelope under the door of the church office, or just turn them in at the office during office hours.

Brown Bag meets at Westview Meadows on Thursdays at 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM.  We are listening to a Bill Moyer’s video on the book of Genesis followed by a discussion.  We welcome all Bethany people and friends.  Bring a sandwich and join the group.  Call Esther Farnsworth for directions.  225-6006.

Bethany is Challenged
In October Theresa Murray-Clausen gave a Mission Moment about the Montpelier Food Pantry. Theresa is the Director of Just Basics. The Montpelier Food Pantry is one of the projects of Just Basics.
Bethany is the only Church that consistently gives food that, as she said, "is they healthy high nutrition food that our clients really do like.". In the preceding 12 months we delivered about 2,000 pounnds of food.

Theresa then challenged Bethany and when asked, the congregation accepted the challenge. For the next 12 months, Theresa will tell us the wieght of the food that we sent that month. The challenge is to give more the next month. In October we gave 128 pounds of food. In November we wil lneed more than 128 pounds of pasta (any food is accepted). BUT! Be careful that are enthusiasm does not create a need for 800 pounds of food in Decemeber!
The next collection of Food for the Montpelier Pantry will be on Thanksgiving Sunday, November 23. Out focus food is Pasta: noodles, ramen, wholegrain, rice, elbows, zitit, 'ghetti, udon, soba, etc. Watch for sales. We have to give more this month.

Potluck and Game Night - Saturday Nov. 22nd, 5:30 - 8:00, in the parlor.  Bring a favorite dish to share, a favorite game to play and a friend!

Organ Concert at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier: Celebrating 150 Years Organist Theresa Pepin of Knoxville, Tennessee, returns to Vermont in an eclectic concert of English and American works for the organ, including some by jazz composer Billy Strayhorn. The concert inaugurates 150th anniversary celebrations of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier and its George Stevens organ. The concert will be  Sunday, November 23, at  2:00 p.m. in the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main Street. Admission by free will donation at the door.

BETHANY BOWL, NOVEMBER 11, 2014, FED: 110  HEAD COOKS: Phyllis Rowell, John Hnylka NECI SOUP: Tom lever : DISHWASHERS: Conrad Rowell, Gary Rogers, Tom Lever  HELPERS: Cynthia Latimer, Jean Hnylka, Chris Terry, Anne DeVaughn, Pete Gomez and a class from UES to wash and set the tables.  The menu was a choice of Hamburg,Tomato, Macaroni Soup from Phyllis or Southwest Chicken soup from NECI, Baked Beans, a choice of Egg Salad or Ham and Cheese Sandwiches, Fruit cup, Deserts, and Beverages.

San Antonio Grande Team meeting - TONIGHT! Sunday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m. Contact Theresa Lever for meeting place and agenda.  229-0415,

If you have not picked up a copy of the updated Bethany Members and Friends Directory, you may do so Sunday after the service in the narthex. If you note any errors in addresses and telephone numbers, please see or call Phyllis Rowell (she's in the directory). Phyllis will create an addendum with those corrections.

Team Ministry Potluck and Orientation
After dinner, they explored how team ministry will operate at Bethany!

Thanks to Reg Welch for pictures!