Current Events

Current Event: Forbearance in Difficult Times (District Resource Day)

How can we navigate differences in the church?
What does it mean to forbear in difficult times?

You (laity and clergy) are invited to a conversation on Forbearance with the Rev. Dr. James Calvin Davis.

Sunday afternoon, March 31, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
North Ferrisburgh UMC (227 Old Hollow Road, N. Ferrisburgh)
Please reply to the District Office by March 27:, 802.483.4724.

Dr. Davis is author of Forbearance: A Theological Ethic for a Disagreeable Church, which offers guidance for how Christians can see disagreement in the church not as a problem, but as an opportunity to practice virtue, and in doing so model for the world a better way for navigating difference.

Dr. Davis is Professor of Religion at Middlebury College, where he offers courses in Ethics and Christian Studies, with particular interest in religion, ethics, and public discourse in the United States. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
(information from his website,

You might want to read his book before the event (see link above) – there will also be some copies available for purchase on the 31st.

Upcoming Events

UMCOR Sunday – March 31

Men’s Breakfast – Denny’s – April 6 8AM

Women’s Breakfast – Denny’s – April 13 8:30AM

Laity Party – Trinity UMC Montpelier – April 13

Holy Week – April 14-21

Ham Dinner & Silent Auction – May 11

Pre-Conference Briefing – May 18

New England Annual Conference – Manchester NH – June 13-15

Previous Events

Ash Wednesday – March 6

Advent Worship – December 2-25

Church Conference & Way Forward Listening Session – November 11

Holiday Bazaar – November 10

Cookies for College – November 4

Leaf-a-palooza – October 28

VT Interfaith Power & Light Conference – October 13

Blessing of the Animals – October 7

Hymn Sunday – September 16

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