Thursday, November 20, 2014

KIOSK! November 20-30

Cornicopa with all the things we are blessed with.

This Sunday

Scripture: Matthew 23:31-46
Sermon: "Huh"
Music: Thanksgiving Stuff
Sunday School:
Team Laura
Mission: Moment for Mission Good Samaritan Haven, collecting Food for the Montpelier Food Pantry, Gathering Sunday Supper for the Homeless Shelter

Next weeks KIOSK! information is due Tuesday at 9:00 am.
The Dialogue Deadline is Sunday Nov. 30 at noon.

This Week

6:00 pm Confirmation Class

9-12 am Paint Party in Chapel
5:30 - 8 pm Potluck and Game Night

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
11:30 am. Team Laura

6:00 - 7 pm Conversational Spanish

11:30 am Bethany Bowl

Office Closed for Thanksgiving

Office Closed

First Sunday of Advent:
9:00 am Choir
10:00 am Worship
10:15 am Sunday School
11:00 am Hospitality


Painting the Chapel!  9:00 am -Saturday, November 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!

Fun and Games Saturday Night from 5:30-8.  Bring a favorite dish to share, a favorite game to play and a friend!

FOOD Giving: If we give the food others will be able to say thanks. This Sunday we  collect food for the Montpelier Pantry (pasta is our focus) and Sunday Supper for the Good Samaritan Homeless Shelter. In a way, you are giving thanks that others will give.

Telling our Story - Did you know that the Dialogue, our monthly church newsletter, was first published in 1963?  It was filled with news and notes of what was happening in the life of Bethany Church - one can learn a lot about the history of Bethany Church by perusing old issues.  The Dialogue is now sent out in a digital form to most church members and friends, and has been joined by a weekly update email called KIOSK!  If you are not on our email list and would like to receive the KIOSK! and the Dialogue, email the office at and let us know!

Next Sunday is the First Sunday in Advent!  Our worship service will be led by Laura Cadmus, and the first candle in our Advent wreath will be lit by the San Antonio Grande team.  Come join us as we enter this holy season.

On Sunday, November 30, the worship service will highlight our experiences in El Salvador and our relationship with San Antonio Grande. Our annual campaign to raise funds for scholarships and sewing projects will begin.  Contributions can be made as gifts to family members and friends, with a choice of gift cards, Christmas tree stars, and handmade votive candles available.

Amy and Mark Pitton will be on vacation from Monday, November 24th through Monday, December 1st.  If you have need of pastoral assistance, please contact Judi Joy, Deacons Team Leader, at 279-3177.

Brown Bag now 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.

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 at 2:00 pm. in the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main Street. Admission by free will donation at the door.

If you have not picked up a copy of the updated Bethany Members and Friends Directory, you may do so today 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.

BETHANY BOWL, NOVEMBER 18, 2014, FED: 127  HEAD COOKS. Tom and Theresa Lever  DISHWASHERS: Gary Rogers, Conrad Rowell, Tom Lever   HELPERS: Phyllis Rowell, John Hnylka, Anita Rogers, Cynthia Latimer, John Hall, Chris Terry, Anne DeVaughn, Pete Gomez and a class from UES which washed and set tables.  Tom and Theresa made fabulous chicken enchiladas, along with cole slaw, Hubbard squash from the Halls, 1/2 egg salad sandwich, assorted desserts ( a surprise of 7 cakes from Shaws) and beverages. The class from Union School collected pennies in the amount of $11.82 which they presented to the Bethany Bowl.  Indeed, a little child will lead us.

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 our enthusiasm does not create a need for 800 pounds of food in Decemeber!