Friday, November 7, 2014

KIOSK! November 7-16

The stage at the Barre Opera House set for worship:
All Saint, All Souls, All Association

 This Sunday

Scripture:Matthew 25:1-13
Sermon: "A Question of Timing"
Music: "Passacaglia" by  Witt, "How Lovely are the Messengers" Mendelssohn, "Lord, for Thy Tender Mercies' Sake" Farrant
Confirmation Class

  Pictures from last Sunday,
All Saints, All Souls, All Association Worship
at the Barre Opera House.

With Willem Lange preaching,
 Arthur Zorn leading music of an all church choir, stage set for worship by our Commissioned Minister of Liturgical Flower Design, Laura Cadmus serving Communion, Denise Ricker playing flute,loose Offering going to the San Antonio Grande scholarships, Joanne Hardy doing Liturgical dance, bread by Rev. Mark, and Liz Sykas-Ringgenberg and Rev. Amy helping with organization and liturgy. And a whole lot of people worshiping. 
See you next time!

 This Week

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

7:00 pm Conversational Spanish

11:30 am Bethany Bowl
6:00 pm Team Pot Luck

11:30 am Staff Meeting
5:00 pm Strategic Investment in Sacred Places

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

9:00 am Chapel Painting

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


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

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!

Team Ministry Potluck and Orientation - Tuesday, November 11 at 6PM in Fellowship Hall.  Are
you signed up to be a part of a Team Ministry at Bethany Church?  Then this potluck and program is for you!  Bring a hot dish, salad, or dessert to share, as well as a place setting and come have dinner with other Bethany team members.  After dinner, we will explore how team ministry will operate at Bethany!  And we will be done by 8 pm!

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.

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, NOVEMBER 4, 2014  FED: 114 HEAD COOKS: Phyllis Rowell and John Hnylka  NECI SOUP: Tom Lever DISHWASHERS: Conrad Rowell, Gary Rogers and Tom Lever  HELPERS: Tina Campbell, John Hall, Chris Terry, Anne DeVaughn, Pete Gomez, Kathy Andrews, Grace Tarrant.  This was "clean out the freezer day" so the menu had items from previous meals with a few additions to provide for everyone.  The NECI soups were Cream of Broccoli and Vegetable Lentil. Added to them were Baked Ziti with or without meat, Vegetarian Chili (with lots of additions from John Hnylka), Cole Slaw, Mini Meat Ball Subs made from last week's leftovers, Tuna Salad Sandwiches for when the Grinders ran out and awesome Homemade Apple Sauce from John and Donna Hall. As usual there were assorted desserts with some unexpected contributions from Shaws and Beverages. The meat ball grinders were a big hit. We will have them again especially when John Hall is there to assist in their construction.

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.

Potluck and Trivia Night, Saturday, November 22nd at 5:30 pm in Fellowship Hall Bring a favorite dish to share and your keen mind to meet the trivia challenge.  Sponsored by the Frivolity and Fun Team!

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


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  top left of this page.

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. Click the button above left.