We are an Open and Affirming faith community that seeks to love kindness, do justice, and walk with God humbly.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
KIOSK! September 9
Sunday, September 11, 2016
No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey,
you are welcome here. And we are glad to see you.
Scripture: Romans 12:9-21
Prelude Tapestry of Grace arr. by A.B. Zorn
Ministry of Music Weave, Weave, Weave Us Together Rosemary Crow
Offertory Weave Our Varied Gifts Together William Whitla
Communion Pie Jesu Greg Gilpin
Hymns: Blessed Be the Tie That Binds No. 393 black hymnal
Won't You Let Me Be Your Servant? No. 539 black hymnal
Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ No. 347 black hymnal
The Bethany Church Finance Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 10 am during the Sunday morning worship service.
The order of business will be as follows:
1. Opening Worship and Call to Order
2. Approval of the Minutes of the June Annual meeting
3. Offerings of Gifts and Service
a. Discussion and Vote of the 2017 Spending Plan
b. Invitation to Offering of Individual Gifts and Prayer of Dedication
4. Prayers of the Church
5. Other business that may appropriately come before the congregation
6. Adjournment and Benediction
Financial Documents for next week's Congregational Meeting are available at the rear of the sanctuary this Sunday
The Montpelier Food Pantry
This month's food is Cereal, cold, hot, instant.
As the rebuilding plans continue at Trinity, the Food Pantry is going to continue handing out food on a limited basis from the Fellowship Hall during our regular Food Pantry hours. They will be assembling recipe kits, a recipe and all the ingredients needed to make meals at home. The first one will be our chili kit. To complete the kits they will need chili powder and tomatoes, either crushed or puree. If you're able to donate those items in the next couple weeks, it would be really helpful. In addition, any financial contributions you're able to make would be very much appreciated.Checks to: Just Basics, Inc, 137 Main St, Montpelier 05602 Food Pantry in memo line.
Thank you for all you do!
Ministry Team Sign-ups
It's that time of year when you are invited to consider which of the church's ministries you'd like to participate in! Maybe this is the year to do something new! Take a look at all the options on the bulletin board outside the parlor and sign up!
The time has come to gather BOXES for the sale! Not too small. Not too big. Not broken down. That and this: we are hoping for good weather - and we need to be ready for rain, just in case. Do you have a TENT we can borrow? One more 10 x 20 or two more 10 x 10's would do it! THANK YOU to all who have already signed up to help and to loan equipment. For all the details, pick up a flyer in the narthex!
Appeal for help:
Easter Seals need help making their Family Visiting Room more welcoming! Items needed area kid-sized table and chairs, a wide but not too tall bookcase, a side table and toys and games (for all ages) in good condition. If anyone has these items, that you might have been planning to donate to the Lawn Sale, I’d be glad to pre-purchase them and put the money in the Lawn Sale money box. Thanks very much for your help with this project. Judi Joy 279-3177
Back to School!
The Sunday School program is ready for the new year. Today is our first day of classes! We have moved the classroom to the old resource room, with the nursery next door in Amy Pitton’s former office. Come see the new space!
The nursery has made the move from the basement up to the first floor in Amy Pitton’s former office. Even if you do not have a little one coming to Bethany, stop in and say hello! We are looking for a good, comfortable and easy to-keep-clean chair for an adult to sit in while in the nursery (nothing too large). If you have a chair to donate to the nursery, please let Amy Pitton, Patty Turley or Jennifer Weinert know!
Nursery Attendant Needed
We are looking for someone to manage the Church Nursery every Sunday from 9:45-11:30 am. This is a year-round, paid position. A background check is required. A seasoned parent, grandparent, or someone with childcare experience is preferred. If you know someone who would be great for this job, pass this request along! If interested, contact the church office at 223-2424 between 9 and noon on weekdays or speak to Jennifer Weinert.
2016 Crop Hunger Walk
The Central Vermont Crop Walk will be held this year on Sunday, September 25th at the Berlin Pond. We need a recruiter from Bethany and some walkers. There will be a meeting this Thursday, September 1st at 6:00PM at the Barre Congregational Church. If you are interested in being part of the CROP Walk, but aren't able to make the meeting, call Judy Cookson at 479-9002 and she will deliver the materials. The goal for this year's walk is $10,000.