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Faith UMC Update October 5, 2017

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Dear Friends in Faith,

 

This has been a week of tragedy and tears as we’ve reeled from the violence in Las Vegas.  The enormity of the tragedy is hard to comprehend – dozens killed, hundreds wounded.  We lift our prayers of lament and petition to God who weeps with us.  My faith was buoyed by stories of local United Methodist Churches that reached out with compassion and a helping hand.  You can read one such story here:  http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/after-mass-shooting-churchgoers-offer-help

 

Let us pray for the grieving, the wounded, the traumatized.  And let us work and pray for a world of peace and love, a world without violence and hate.  Below us a prayer we can lift in the face of the tragedy.  Further down you can read news of happenings in our church and local community.

 

Your Friend in Faith,
Pastor Kristabeth

 

Lord God, we don’t know how to pray.
This immense tragendy feels overwhelming.
We can only imagine how the victims feel,
and we are so many miles away that we feel helpless.
Surround those directly involved with your loving presence.
Comfort the families of the dead and injured,
Sustain those waiting for word of those they love.
Protect, strengthen, and uphold
the rescuers and emergency personnel.
Help all of us to remember that your love
is bigger and stronger than despair and destruction.
Guide and strengthen us to reach out to those affected
in ways that will bring healing.
Give them and us a sense of your peace and hope.
In the name of Jesus, our friend and healer. Amen.

 

~ Adapted from Prayers for Life’s Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments

 

Pastor Kristabeth’s Schedule and Office Hours Week of October 8-14

(Schedule may change as visitation needs and other pressing matters arise.)

Sunday: Worship 9:30am

Monday: Office Closed – Columbus Day

Tuesday: Writing Day – Office Closed – Rosemary Vacation

Wednesday:  Office 11am-2:30pm, New Member Class 5:30pm, Staff Parish 5:30pm

Thursday: Office Hours 10am-2pm, Visit, Barnes & Noble Open Hours 3:30pm-5:30pm

Friday:  Office 8am-10am, Writer’s Workshop 10:30am-12:30pm

Saturday:  Pastor’s Sabbath

 

Worship Sunday, October 8

Theme: God’s Wisdom

Scripture:  Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20

Sermon: “Rule of Life”

 

The Church Office will be closed Friday (Oct. 6) through Tuesday (Oct. 10) for UVM Family Days for Pastor Kristabeth’s family, Columbus Day, and Rosemary’s vacation. 

 

Our Conference Week of Prayer begins Sunday:  Praying our Way Forward

As part of the Council of Bishops’ initiative Praying Our Way Forward, our conference will engage in a week for intentional prayer for the denomination Oct. 8-14, 2017. The Praying our Way Forward initiative launched on New Year’s Day 2017 with 75 weeks of focused prayer for The United Methodist Church. Each annual conference will take one week to have intentional prayer for the mission of The United Methodist Church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world and for the work of the Commission on a Way Forward. The Commission on a Way Forward was proposed by the Council of Bishops and approved by the 2016 General Conference to do a complete examination and possible revision the Book of Discipline paragraphs concerning human sexuality and explore maintaining and strengthening the unity of the church.  Prayers written by United Methodists in New England will be shared our website www. neumc.org. Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar has written a prayer to begin our week which you can find here http://neumc-email.brtapp.com/files/imagelibrary/e%20news%20photos/2017%20aug%20-%20dec/oct%204%202017/devadhar%20week%20of%20prayer%208.5×11.pdf.

 

Installation of new District Superintendent, Rev. Jill Colley-Robinson

Sunday, October 15th at 3pm

Dear Partners in Christ: It is my delight to invite you to the installation service on Sunday, October 15 beginning at 3 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church in South Burlington. Rev. Jill Colley Robinson, Vermont District Superintendent

Everyone is welcome and invited to bring a fall-flavored (apple, pumpkin, etc.) dessert for the refreshment time. The offering will be designated for the use of the Mission HUBs in our district: Green Mountain (Shelburne-based) and Central Vermont (Montpelier-based).

 

Cookies for College! 

A sign-up list has been placed on the kiosk in the narthex for our “Cookies for College” distribution on Sunday, October 29th.  We will be sending cookies to at least 12 college students this year, so we anticipate needing at least 18 dozen cookies.  Our youth will package them in tins after worship service that Sunday, and we will mail them out the following day.  Thank you in advance for your thoughtful (and yummy!) contribution. – Tim Hess

 

New Coordinator for our Prayer Circle

The Prayer Circle is a group of individuals who value, practice and encourage compassionate and healing prayer. The Coordinator leads the group in weekly prayers of Joys & Concerns as well as more customized and personalized prayer requests received from the congregation. If you have a prayer request, or would like to join the Prayer Circle email list, please e-mail Anne Roberts at acyroberts@comcast.net. If you don’t have email access, please leave your prayer requests with Rosemary in the Office or via a message on the office voicemail at 802-863-6764. 

 

Our FUMC Men’s Breakfast takes place the first Saturday of every month at 8am at Denny’s on Shelburne Rd. All men welcome! Next one THIS Saturday, October 7th

 

Our FUMC Women’s Breakfast takes place the second Saturday of every Month at 9am at Trader Dukes on Williston Rd.  All women welcome!  Next one Saturday, October 14th

 

Donate to the Food Shelf – Fill the Shopping Cart! – Place your non-perishable food donations in the shopping cart in the Narthex.  We donated 125 pounds of food for August.  Let’s keep up the good work for September.

 

Donations of disposable razors and toothbrushes are needed for JUMP (Joint Urban Ministry Project). 

 

Register for Vermont Interfaith Power & Light’s Annual Conference

VTIPL’s 2017 conference, Building Local Resilience — Inspiring Climate Action!, will be on Saturday, October 21 from 10 am – 4 pm at First Congregational Church in Manchester, VT. Deb Markowitz, former Secretary of Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources, will be the Keynote Speaker. The conference also features six workshops in two workshop sessions so each participant can attend two. (Faith UMC is a member church of Vermont Interfaith Power and Light.)  You may follow this link to register:

https://vtipl.givezooks.com/events/building-local-resilience-inspiring-climate-action

 

 

Faith UMC Update September 21, 2017

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Dear Friends in Faith,

It may not feel like it, but tomorrow is the first day of autumn – the season of colorful leaves, warm apple cider and pumpkin everything!  (As I write this I am sitting at Barnes & Noble Café enjoying a pumpkin spice latte.) Even though the days have been warm, signs of autumn are everywhere.  And, noticing those signs is another opportunity to give thanks to God for the beauty of creation.  Below you will find a prayer celebrating the blessings of the season!  Scroll further to learn about events and opportunities in our faith community.

Your Friend in Faith,
Pastor Kristabeth

 

So many shades of gold
Autumn
Another miracle we take for granted
Another expression of the artist’s vision
The blending of the autumn hues
with the setting sun
Warm
Comforting
Perfect
Thank you for autumn, Lord

~ Faith and Worship

 

Pastor Kristabeth’s Schedule and Office Hours Week of September 24-30

(Schedule may change as visitation needs and other pressing matters arise.)

Sunday: Worship 9:30am, Pines Worship 11:30am

Monday: Office 8:30m-11:30am, Visits

Tuesday: Clergy Training to Support Veterans 8:30am-3:30pm, Bishop’s Day on District 6pm-9pm

Wednesday:  Office 1pm-4pm, Trustees Meeting 7pm

Thursday: Office Hours 10am-2pm, Barnes & Noble Open Hours 3:30pm-5:30pm

Friday:  Office Hours 8am-10am, Writers Workshop 10:30am-12:30pm

Saturday:  Pastor’s Sabbath

 

Worship Sunday, September 24

Theme: God’s Fairness

Scripture:  Matthew 20:1-16, Exodus 16:2-8

Sermon: It’s Not Fair!

 

BISHOP’S DAY IN THE DISTRICT – Tuesday, September 26th

Trinity United Methodist Church, Montpelier

6pm – Potluck

6:30pm – Conversation with the Bishop

Let Pastor Kristabeth know if you would like to attend and carpool.

 

METHODIST MIXER – SEPTEMBER 30TH

The next Methodist Mixer will take place on Saturday, September 30th at Chef Leu’s. For those unfamiliar with the Methodist Mixers, we are a group of people from local Methodist churches who gather twice a year to enjoy good fellowship at a local restaurant. For reservations, please RSVP Beth Williams, 802-881-1984.

 

Animal Blessing on Sunday, October 1st at 2:00 pm

Our Service of Animal Blessing will be held in Brand Hall on Sunday, October 1st at 2:00 pm. All friendly pets on leashes or in carriers are welcome! Invite your two-legged and four-legged (winged and slithering) friends!

 

New Coordinator for our Prayer Circle

The Prayer Circle is a group of individuals who value, practice and encourage compassionate and healing prayer. The Coordinator leads the group in weekly prayers of Joys & Concerns as well as more customized and personalized prayer requests received from the congregation. If you have a prayer request, or would like to join the Prayer Circle email list, please e-mail Anne Roberts at acyroberts@comcast.net. If you don’t have email access, please leave your prayer requests with Rosemary in the Office or via a message on the office voicemail at 802-863-6764. 

 

Our FUMC Men’s Breakfast takes place the first Saturday of every month at 8am at Denny’s on Shelburne Rd. All men welcome! Next one Saturday, October 7th

 

Our FUMC Women’s Breakfast takes place the second Saturday of every Month at 9am at Trader Dukes on Williston Rd.  All women welcome!  Next one Saturday, October 14th

 

Donate to the Food Shelf – Fill the Shopping Cart! – Place your non-perishable food donations in the shopping cart in the Narthex.  We donated 125 pounds of food for August.  Let’s keep up the good work for September.

 

Donations of disposable razors and toothbrushes are needed for JUMP (Joint Urban Ministry Project). 

 

Register for Vermont Interfaith Power & Light’s Annual Conference

VTIPL’s 2017 conference, Building Local Resilience — Inspiring Climate Action!, will be on Saturday, October 21 from 10 am – 4 pm at First Congregational Church in Manchester, VT. Deb Markowitz, former Secretary of Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources, will be the Keynote Speaker. The conference also features six workshops in two workshop sessions so each participant can attend two. (Faith UMC is a member church of Vermont Interfaith Power and Light.)  You may follow this link to register:

https://vtipl.givezooks.com/events/building-local-resilience-inspiring-climate-action

Faith UMC Update September 14, 2017

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Dear Friends in Faith,

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen the devastation of two massive hurricanes.  We’ve also witnessed the heroism of neighbors and emergency workers, and the generosity of millions who’ve given money to help those who’ve lost so much.  Coming on the heels of the divisive and hateful events in Charlottesville, this witness of neighbors helping neighbors reminds us that the bonds of love are stronger than hate.  We have more in common than that which divides us.

Let us reject the rhetoric of hate and embrace love.  Let us see each other in all our humanity and reach toward each other in generosity.  If you scroll down you can find information about how to donate to hurricane relief efforts through UMCOR.  Also, below, I have included a prayer for a world impacted by natural disasters.

Your Friend in Faith,
Pastor Kristabeth

 

This beautiful world
can be cruel,
destroying life
and livelihood
in an instant,
challenging our faith
in a God who cares.
This beautiful world
is yours, Lord,
created in love,
gifted by grace.
Help us
understand it ,
care for it ,
protect it,
and when disaster strikes
be there,
if not in person,
then in prayer.

~ John Birch at Faith and Worship

 

Pastor Kristabeth’s Schedule and Office Hours Week of September 17-24

(Schedule may change as visitation needs and other pressing matters arise.)

Sunday: Worship 9:30am

Monday: Office 8:30m-10:30am, Afternoon Meeting in White River Junction

Tuesday: Lectionary Group in St. Albans 9am-10am, Visits

Wednesday:  Working Out of the Office

Thursday: Office Hours 10am-2pm, Barnes & Noble Open Hours 3:30pm-5:30pm

Friday:  Office Hours 8am-10am, Writers Workshop 10:30am-12:30am, Clergy Lunch

Saturday:  Pastor’s Sabbath

 

Worship Sunday, September 17

Theme: Preachers’ Aid Society

Scripture:  Luke 12:13-21, Psalm 107:1-9

Sermon: Caring for Those Who Have Cared for Us – Rev. Wesley Palmer

 

Guest Preacher from The Preachers’ Aid Society

Rev. Wesley Palmer will be our guest preacher on Sunday.  Rev. Palmer is the executive director of The Preachers’ Aid Society.  You may remember our work with The Preachers’ Aid Society for our Forward in Faith capital campaign in 2013.  With their help we were able to raise funds to re-pave our parking lot, re-roof our building and re-carpet the gathering space and sanctuary, as well as support PAS in the building of retired clergy housing in Wells, ME.  Rev. Palmer will share the ongoing mission of PAS and how it connects with God’s mission in the world!

 

Run for JUMP

Kenny Chamberlain (who was confirmed on Sunday) is participating in the Run for JUMP and would appreciate any support you can give!  Here is the link to his donation page:  https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/kenny-chamberlain/run-or-walk-for-jump-2017
Way to go Kenny!

 

Hurricane Relief Efforts

UMCOR is our United Methodist disaster relief agency.  Through their work we respond to emergencies all over the world and 100% of our donations go directly to those in need.  Here is the link to the donation page for relief efforts for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma:  https://secure3.convio.net/gbgm/site/SPageNavigator/umcor_donate.html?type=1002&project=901670

 

BISHOP’S DAY IN THE DISTRICT – Tuesday, September 26th

Trinity United Methodist Church, Montpelier

6pm – Potluck

6:30pm – Conversation with the Bishop

Save the date and let Pastor Kristabeth know if you would like to attend and carpool.

 

METHODIST MIXER – SEPTEMBER 30TH

The next Methodist Mixer will take place on Saturday, September 30th at Chef Leu’s. For those unfamiliar with the Methodist Mixers, we are a group of people from local Methodist churches who gather twice a year to enjoy good fellowship at a local restaurant. For reservations, please RSVP Beth Williams, 802-881-1984.

 

Animal Blessing on Sunday, October 1st at 2:00 pm

Our Service of Animal Blessing will be held in Brand Hall on Sunday, October 1st at 2:00 pm. All friendly pets on leashes or in carriers are welcome! Invite your two-legged and four-legged (winged and slithering) friends!

Our FUMC Men’s Breakfast takes place the first Saturday of every month at 8am at Denny’s on Shelburne Rd. All men welcome! Next one Saturday, October 7th

 

Our FUMC Women’s Breakfast takes place the second Saturday of every Month at 9am at Trader Dukes on Williston Rd.  All women welcome!  Next one Saturday, October 14th

 

Donate to the Food Shelf – Fill the Shopping Cart! – Place your non-perishable food donations in the shopping cart in the Gathering Space.  We donated 125 pounds of food for August.  Let’s keep up the good work for September!

 

Donations of disposable razors and toothbrushes are needed for JUMP (Joint Urban Ministry Project). 

Faith UMC Update August 10, 2017

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Dear Friends in Faith,

Another sunny day in Vermont!  Could we get used to this?  I think so!  But even with the warmth of the sun, I’m starting to feel a crispness in the air at night that reminds me autumn is just around the corner.  And with autumn comes the return to school for some and the start of new adventures for others.  Ben moves into his dorm at UVM in two short weeks.  Others begin their college adventures even sooner.  Let us pray for our students – those beginning at new schools and those returning to familiar places.  And let us pray for each other that, as the days grow shorter, we may find moments of peace to experience God’s presence in the joy of summer in Vermont.

Below I’ve included a prayer for your spiritual reflection. Please scroll down to read the announcements about events and opportunities in our church and community.

Your Friend in Faith,
Pastor Kristabeth

 

Enter my hearing, Oh, silence

Soften my sight with love

Rid my thoughts of harshness

Open my search for good

 

Lighten my heart, compassion

Relieve my soul from the fight

 

Wash me, best intentions

In hope’s pure promising light

 

Protect my day, good instincts

Safe from remorse this night

~ Richard Holdsworth

 

Pastor Kristabeth’s Schedule and Office Hours Week of August 13-19

(Schedule may change as visitation needs and other pressing matters arise.)

Sunday: Worship 9:30am, FLOCK Teachers Meeting 11am, Visit

Monday: Office 8:30am-11:30am

Tuesday: Lunch Meeting, Working out of the Office

Wednesday:  Vermont Interfaith Action Convention 9am-3pm, Staff Support 6:30pm

Thursday: Office 10am-2pm, Visit, Barnes & Noble Open Hours 3:30pm-5:30pm, Tending Faith 7pm

Friday:  Morning Confirmation Class

Saturday:  Pastor’s Sabbath and Evening FUMC @ Lake Monster’s Game!

 

Worship Sunday, August 13

Theme: Family Stories:  Direction

Scripture:  Psalm 105:16-22, 45b, Matthew 14:22-33

Sermon: “Putting Yourself Out” – Tim Hess Preaching

Healing Prayer

 

Holy Humor Sunday:  August 20

Do you have a joke you want to share?  Do you have a crazy hat you can’t wait to wear?  Bring both to Holy Humor Sunday on August 20th!  The theme for Holy Humor Sunday is “He Who Laughs Last….”

 

Circle Sunday August 20 following Worship

(Note Change of Date)

Sunday, August 20th will be our quarterly Circle Sunday!  On Circle Sundays the Ministry Circles of Compassion, Encouragement and Inspiration meet.  Ministries of Compassion are ministries that show concern or care for the experiences of others. Ministries of Encouragement are ministries that support others in their spiritual growth. Ministries of Inspiration are ministries that move us closer to God.  Please bring a simple pot luck dish to share.  A collaborative meeting of all Circle Ministry Teams will gather from 12-1pm.

There’s a Circle for Everyone!  Families, singles, children, elders, youth….. everyone has a place in the Circle!  Plan to stay for Circle Sunday and discover where your gifts can be used in the work of the church!

 

Hymn Sunday:  September 3

On Sunday, September 3 we will sing all our favorite hymns – or as many as we can squeeze into our worship time!  Sign up on the kiosk to sing your favorite hymn and indicate the hymn name, number in the hymnal, and which two verse you would like to sing.  Then warm up your vocal chords for a Sunday morning filled with song.  We will not have communion September 3.  Communion will be shared September 10.

 

FLOCK Kick-Off Sunday – September 10

FLOCK Classes (preschool through high school) begin for the Year.  A Potluck Lunch will follow Worship and FLOCK.

 

THIS SATURDAY August 12!  Our FUMC Women’s Breakfast takes place the second Saturday of every Month at 9am at Trader Dukes on Williston Rd.  All women welcome!

 

Our FUMC Men’s Breakfast takes place the first Saturday of the Month at 8am at Denny’s on Shelburne Rd. All men welcome! Next one Saturday, September 2. 

 

Nursery Care Volunteer Needed First Sunday of the Month

Our dedicated Nursery Care Provider, Sharon, takes the first Sunday of the month off so she can attend worship.  If you would like to volunteer to provide nursery coverage on the first Sundays of the month please speak with Pastor Kristabeth.  Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.  Those under 18 may serve as nursery assistants under an adult’s supervision.

 

Celebrate 138 pounds of food donated to the Food Shelf for July!  With children home from school for the summer break, need continues to be great. Place your donation in the shopping cart in the Gathering Space.

 

Donations of disposable razors and tooth brushes are needed for JUMP (Joint Urban Ministry Project).  

 

Weekday Bible Study

For the past several years we have held a weekday Bible Study during the school year (September –June).  At various times we’ve met weekly or every other week, in the morning or in the afternoon.  In order to determine the best time for the study I’ve created a poll.  Participation in the poll does not obligate you to attend!  Please give your feedback as to what days and times would work best for you if you were to attend a weekday study: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C5P9SWR

(This study is for those available during the day.  We will continue to have Sunday and evening studies for those who are occupied during the weekdays.) Thanks!

 

Ministry Circles on the Web!

As our circle ministry plan continues to evolve –

so does our website.

If you haven’t been there in a while –

take it for a spin!

http://faithsbvt.org/our-ministries/

Faith UMC Update July 27, 2017

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Dear Friends in Faith,

 

Last Sunday afternoon we had a great time at the Church Picnic.  Many thanks to Tim for coordinating it and preparing hot dogs!  Fellowship events are a great way to get to know each other better and strengthen our faith community.  Jesus said that when, “…two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”  I’m sure that applies to church picnics, too!

 

Below I’ve included a prayer for confidence that we may ever more be who God created us to be. Please scroll down to read the announcements about events and opportunities in our church and community.

 

Your Friend in Faith,
Pastor Kristabeth

 

Grant us the confidence, Lord
to step out in faith and become
the people we are meant to be,
unapologetic in our love for you,
wanting to be change-makers,
bringers of hope, love and grace
into an unbelieving world
that has no faith but in itself,
is almost blind and cannot see
that all it seeks is found in you.
Grant us the confidence, Lord
to step out in faith and become
the people we are meant to be.

~ Faith and Worship

 

Pastor Kristabeth’s Schedule and Office Hours Week of July 30-August 5

(Schedule may change as visitation needs and other pressing matters arise.)

Sunday: Worship 9:30am, Leave for Vacation

Monday: Vacation

Tuesday: Vacation

Wednesday:  Vacation

Thursday: Office 10am-2pm, Barnes & Noble Open Hours 3:30pm-5:30pm

Friday:  Office 8am-10am, Memorial Service 11am

Saturday:  Pastor’s Sabbath

 

If you have a pastoral emergency while Pastor Kristabeth is away please call the church office (863-6764) between 9am-1pm or, if it is after office hours, call Kristabeth on her cell phone (825-8141).  There will be no Faith UMC Update next week.

 

Worship Sunday, July 30 – Family Stories

Theme: The Next Generation

Scripture:  Genesis 29: 15-28, Psalm 105:1-11, 45b

Sermon:  “Marriage, Children and Reconciliation”

Worship will include a “Story Time” for you to tell a family story of your own! 

 

Worship Sunday, August 6

Theme: God’s Ever Present Love

Scripture:  Romans 8:26-39

Sermon: “Inseparable”

We will share Holy Communion.

 

Lake Monster’s Game with Fireworks Saturday, August 19

Ticket Prices: $6.00 – Adults and Children under 12, $4.00 Seniors and Children under 12

Deadline for Sign Up:  August 1 (Sign-up sheet on kiosk)

See Tim Hess with any questions.


Children’s Table in Sanctuary

For those children who are too old for the nursery, but too young to be expected to sit quietly for an hour, we have set up an activity table in the sanctuary.  Children are not required to be at the table.  They are welcome to play at the table for part or all of worship, as they would like.  There are coloring sheets, books, and games available.  If you have an older child who would like to sit at the table and engage with the younger ones as a helper, that would be great too! We hope this creates a space in which parents can worship and children feel welcome and included.  Children are a blessing to our church and our worship experience, with all the joy and enthusiasm they bring!

 

Nursery Care Volunteer Needed First Sunday of the Month

Our dedicated Nursery Care Provider, Sharon, takes the first Sunday of the month off so she can attend worship.  If you would like to volunteer to provide nursery coverage on the first Sundays of the month please speak with Pastor Kristabeth.  Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.  Those under 18 may serve as nursery assistants under an adult’s supervision.

 

Donate to the Food Shelf:  With children home from school for the summer break, need continues to be great. Place your donation in the shopping cart in the Gathering Space.

 

Donations of disposable razors and tooth brushes are needed for JUMP (Joint Urban Ministry Project). 

 

Weekday Bible Study

For the past several years we have held a weekday Bible Study during the school year (September –June).  At various times we’ve met weekly or every other week, in the morning or in the afternoon.  In order to determine the best time for the study I’ve created a poll.  Participation in the poll does not obligate you to attend!  Please give your feedback as to what days and times would work best for you if you were to attend a weekday study: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C5P9SWR

(This study is for those available during the day.  We will continue to have Sunday and evening studies for those who are occupied during the weekdays.) Thanks!

 

Ministry Circles on the Web!

As our circle ministry plan continues to evolve –

so does our website.

If you haven’t been there in a while –

take it for a spin!

http://faithsbvt.org/our-ministries/

 

Hymn Sunday:  September 3

On Sunday, September 3rd we will sing all our favorite hymns – or as many as we can squeeze into our worship time!  Sign up on the kiosk to sing your favorite hymn and indicate the hymn name, number in the hymnal, and which two verse you would like to sing.  Then warm up your vocal chords for a Sunday morning filled with song.  We will not have communion September 3.  Communion will be shared September 10.

 

Holy Humor Sunday:  August 20

Do you have a joke you want to share?  Do you have a crazy hat you can’t wait to wear?  Bring both to Holy Humor Sunday on August 20!  The theme for Holy Humor Sunday is “He Who Laughs Last….”

 

Circle Sunday August 20 following Worship (Note Change of Date)

Sunday, August 20 will be our quarterly Circle Sunday!  On Circle Sundays the Ministry Circles of Compassion, Encouragement and Inspiration meet.  Ministries of Compassion are ministries that show concern or care for the experiences of others. Ministries of Encouragement are ministries that support others in their spiritual growth. Ministries of Inspiration are ministries that move us closer to God.  Please bring a simple pot luck dish to share.  A collaborative meeting of all Circle Ministry Teams will gather from 12-1pm.

There’s a Circle for Everyone!  Families, singles, children, elders, youth….. everyone has a place in the Circle!  Plan to stay for Circle Sunday and discover where your gifts can be used in the work of the church!

Faith UMC Update July 20, 2017

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Dear Friends in Faith,

This week we managed to string together a couple of sunny, dry days.  What a blessing!  I’ve certainly enjoyed not getting wet while walking the dogs.  I think it is true that we appreciate our blessings even more when we have to wait for them! Let’s pray that these blessings continue and the rain stays away for our church picnic on Sunday.  Yet, even if we are inside in Brand Hall the blessings of fellowship, food and fun will rain down on us!

Below I’ve included a prayer celebrating God’s creation. Please scroll down to read the announcements about events and opportunities in our church and community.

Your Friend in Faith,
Pastor Kristabeth

That we can glimpse you within creation
is a beautiful thought,
but also tells us that you desire to be seen,
to be found and known.
Open our eyes, Lord,
as we walk through this world,
feel the wind and sunshine,
see the majesty of creation
unfolding before our eyes.
Help us to see you.  Amen.

~ Faith and Worship


Pastor Kristabeth’s Schedule and Office Hours Week of July 23-29
:

(Schedule may change as visitation needs and other pressing matters arise.)

Sunday: Worship 9:30am, Worship at the Pines 11:30am, Church Picnic 5:30pm-7:30pm

Monday: Office 8:30am-11:30am, Office Work and / or Visits in Afternoon

Tuesday: Lectionary Group 9am-10am, Visit, Afternoon Off

Wednesday:  Worship at St. Michael’s 11:30am, Office 1pm-4pm, Trustee Meeting 7pm

Thursday: Office 10am-2pm, Visit, Barnes & Noble Open Hours 3:30pm-5:30pm

Friday:  Office 8am-10am, Office Work and / or Visits in Late Morning, Afternoon Off

Saturday:  Pastor’s Sabbath

 

Rosemary, our Office Administrator, is on vacation July 24-28.  Office coverage will be limited.  Please call before you stop by the church office. 

 

Worship Sunday, July 23 – Family Stories

Theme: The Black Sheep

Scripture:  Genesis 28:10-19a, Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24

Sermon:  “The Morning After”

 

Summer Worship Series:  Family Stories – Bring Family Photos for Altar
Ancient Families, Modern Stories, Sundays June 18 – July 30
We are nearing the end of our worship series “Family Stories.”  You may still bring your family photos to decorate the worship space!  These last two Sundays of the series you will have the chance to share a family story during our worship time and / or at other times during the service.  If you have a (short) family story you would like to share please let me know by e-mailing or calling the church office at 863-6764.

 

Church Picnic THIS Sunday, July 23rd 5:30-7:30pm at Veteran’s Park Pavilion, Dorset Park, South Burlington:  Hot dogs will be provided.  Bring a dish to share!  Rain location is at the church in Brand Hall. 

 

Lake Monster’s Game with Fireworks Saturday, August 19

Ticket Prices: $6.00 – Adults and Children under 12, $4.00 Seniors and Children under 12

Deadline for Sign Up:  August 1 (Sign-up sheet on kiosk)

See Tim Hess with any questions.


Children’s Table in Sanctuary

For those children who are too old for the nursery, but too young to be expected to sit quietly for an hour, we have set up an activity table in the sanctuary.  Children are not required to be at the table.  They are welcome to play at the table for part or all of worship, as they would like.  There are coloring sheets, books, and games available.  If you have an older child who would like to sit at the table and engage with the younger ones as a helper, that would be great too! We hope this creates a space in which parents can worship and children feel welcome and included.  Children are a blessing to our church and our worship experience, with all the joy and enthusiasm they bring!

 

Nursery Care Volunteer Needed First Sunday of the Month

Our dedicated Nursery Care Provider, Sharon, takes the first Sunday of the month off so she can attend worship.  If you would like to volunteer to provide nursery coverage on the first Sundays of the month please speak with Pastor Kristabeth.  Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.  Those under 18 may serve as nursery assistants under an adult’s supervision.

 

Donate to the Food Shelf:  With children home from school for the summer break, need continues to be great. Place your donation in the shopping cart in the Gathering Space.

 

Weekday Bible Study Survey – Participate Now! 

For the past several years we have held a weekday Bible Study during the school year (September –June).  At various times we’ve met weekly or every other week, in the morning or in the afternoon.  In order to determine the best time for the study I’ve created a poll.  Participation in the poll does not obligate you to attend!  Please give your feedback as to what days and times would work best for you if you were to attend a weekday study: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C5P9SWR

(This study is for those available during the day.  We will continue to have Sunday and evening studies for those who are occupied during the weekdays.) Thanks!

 

Ministry Circles on the Web!

As our circle ministry plan continues to evolve –

so does our website.

If you haven’t been there in a while –

take it for a spin!

http://faithsbvt.org/our-ministries/

Faith UMC Update July 6, 2017

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Dear Friends in Faith,

The Burlington fireworks, watched from North Beach, were beautiful.  Gary and I biked from our home in the New North End to North Beach to join the throngs of people gathered to celebrate Independence Day.  There were young families and groups of teens, older couples and gatherings of friends.  “People-watching” before the fireworks began, I thought how the crowd assembled on the beach represented our country ~ diverse in age, race, political view, economic status, religious belief, but united. At the conclusion of the show everyone applauded and then, courteously, made their way out of the park. (Gary and I then had to bike home in the dark, which turned out to be more fun than we expected!)

Below you will find a prayer for unity of spirit and the ability to see God’s beauty in everyone.  Further down are announcements about some events and opportunities in our church and community.

Your Friend in Faith,
Pastor Kristabeth

In a world which cares more
for the needs of self than others,
and is increasingly becoming
more inward-looking and fractured,
give us a heart for the vulnerable,
the refugee, the forgotten, the lost;
a heart that is based on yours,
poured out for the needs of many
and not for the comfort of a few.
Give us a heart which looks out
and sees your beauty in all people,
and welcomes them as a friend. Amen.

~ Faith and Worship


Pastor Kristabeth’s Schedule and Office Hours Week of July 9-15
:

(Schedule may change as visitation needs and other pressing matters arise.)

Sunday: Worship 9:30am, Visitation Team Meeting 11am, Wedding Meeting 3pm

Monday: Office 8:30am-11:30am, Afternoon Off

Tuesday: Lectionary Group 9am-10am, Lunch Meeting

Wednesday:  Worship at St. Michael’s 11:30am, Office 1pm-4pm

Thursday: Office 10am-2pm (11am Meeting with District Superintendent), Visit, Barnes & Noble Open Hours 3:30pm-5:30pm

Friday:  Office 8am-10am, Writer’s Workshop 10:30am-12:30pm, Visit

Saturday:  Pastor’s Sabbath

 

Worship Sunday, July 9 – Family Stories

Theme: And Two Become One

Scripture:  Genesis 24:34-38, 42-40, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17

Sermon:  “A Match Made in….. Nahor”

Healing Prayer following Worship

 

Summer Worship Series:  Family Stories – Bring Family Photos for Altar
Ancient Families, Modern Stories, Sundays June 18 – July 30
We travel with Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob, Leah and Rachel, hearing their stories and reflecting on our own stories in light of God’s great promise that they ~ and we ~ shall be a blessing to the world. During this series we will be decorating the church with family photos.  Please bring in your family photos – modern or of past generations – so that together we may see the varieties of families that make up the family of God!

 

Church Picnic Sunday, July 23rd 5:30-7:30pm at Veteran’s Park Pavilion, Dorset Park, South Burlington:  Hot dogs will be provided.  Bring a dish to share!  Sign up on the kiosk so we know how many hot dogs to prepare and to let folks know you are coming!

 

Lake Monster’s Game with Fireworks Saturday, August 19

Ticket Prices: $6.00 – Adults and Children under 12,

$4.00 Seniors and Children under 12

Deadline for Sign Up:  August 1 (Sign-up sheet on kiosk)

See Tim Hess with any questions.


Children’s Table in Sanctuary

For those children who are too old for the nursery, but too young to be expected to sit quietly for an hour, we have set up an activity table in the sanctuary.  Children are not required to be at the table.  They are welcome to play at the table for part or all of worship, as they would like.  There are coloring sheets, books, and games available.  If you have an older child who would like to sit at the table and engage with the younger ones as a helper, that would be great too! We hope this creates a space in which parents can worship and children feel welcome and included.  Children are a blessing to our church and our worship experience, with all the joy and enthusiasm they bring!

 

Nursery Care Volunteer Needed First Sunday of the Month

Our dedicated Nursery Care Provider, Sharon, takes the first Sunday of the month off so she can attend worship.  If you would like to volunteer to provide nursery coverage on the first Sundays of the month please speak with Pastor Kristabeth.  Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.  Those under 18 may serve as nursery assistants under an adult’s supervision.

 

Donate to the Food Shelf:  With children home from school for the summer break, need continues to be great. Place your donation in the shopping cart in the Gathering Space.

 

Come join the New Member Conversations!

Come if you are curious –

You might be wondering about our church history or

How does Faith UMC plan for the future?

Who decides what we’ll do next week, next month, next year?

What does membership mean?

How can I become more involved?

What are my spiritual gifts?

Who was John Wesley and why is he important to Methodists?

If you’d like some answers – let Tricia Waldron know you are interested by seeing her at church or calling 373-6114 or via email triciavt@myfairpoint.net.

 

Weekday Bible Study

For the past several years we have held a weekday Bible Study during the school year (September –June).  At various times we’ve met weekly or every other week, in the morning or in the afternoon.  In order to determine the best time for the study I’ve created a poll.  Participation in the poll does not obligate you to attend!  Please give your feedback as to what days and times would work best for you if you were to attend a weekday study: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C5P9SWR

(This study is for those available during the day.  We will continue to have Sunday and evening studies for those who are occupied during the weekdays.) Thanks!

 

Bystander Intervention Training at Williston Federated Church

Training Active Bystanders (TAB) is a two hour training designed to help participants recognize when they are bystanders, analyze the situation in which they find themselves, and decide on an appropriate action they can take to interfere with interpersonal oppression and bullying as it happens. Active “bystandership” does not mean aggression but rather helping people in need.  The program presumes we can change our communities by encouraging active bystander responses. Suggested donation is $10 per person. Contact Charlie Magill, cmagillvt@aol.com, to enroll or for further information.

Faith UMC Update June 30, 2017

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Dear Friends in Faith,

Independence Day is next week, and our thoughts turn to the celebration of freedom.  Often the 4th of July is filled with cook-outs, family get-togethers and fireworks.  We are blessed to live in a country where we have the freedom to gather, the freedom to worship and the freedom to hold different opinions.  The rich diversity of our country is what gives us our strength.

This Independence Day I invite you to consider how you can use your freedom to make the world a better, safer place for someone else.  May we not take our freedom for granted, but may we use our freedom to do God’s will.  Be safe this Independence Day!

Your Friend in Faith,
Pastor Kristabeth

Lord God Almighty, you have made all the peoples of the earth for your glory, to serve you in freedom and in peace: Give to the people of our country a zeal for justice and the strength of forbearance, that we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.  ~ Book of Common Prayer


Pastor Kristabeth’s Schedule and Office Hours Week of July 2 – 8
:

(Schedule may change as visitation needs and other pressing matters arise.)

Sunday: Worship 9:30am

Monday: Office 8:30am-11:30am, Afternoon Off (Rosemary on Vacation)

Tuesday: Independence Day – Office Closed

Wednesday: Confirmation Class 9:30am-12pm, Office 1pm-4pm

Thursday: Office 10am-2pm (Personal Appointment 12pm-1pm), Visit,

Barnes & Noble Open Hours 3:30pm-5:30pm

Friday:  Office 8am-10am, Writer’s Workshop 10:30am-12:30pm

Saturday:  Pastor’s Sabbath

 

Worship Sunday, July 2 – Family Stories

Theme: Sacrifice and Secrets

Scripture:  Genesis 22:1-14, Psalm 13

Sermon:  “The Fear of Isaac”

We will share Holy Communion

No nursery care this week.

Summer Worship Series:  Family Stories – Bring Family Photos for Altar
Ancient Families, Modern Stories, Sundays June 18 – July 30
We will travel with Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecka, Jacob, Leah and Rachel, hearing their stories and reflecting on our own stories in light of God’s great promise that they ~ and we ~ shall be a blessing to the world. During this series we will be decorating the church with family photos.  Please bring in your family photos – modern or of past generations – so that together we may see the varieties of families that make up the family of God!


Children’s Table in Sanctuary

For those children who are too old for the nursery, but too young to be expected to sit quietly for an hour, we have set up an activity table in the sanctuary.  Children are not required to be at the table.  They are welcome to play at the table for part or all of worship, as they would like.  There are coloring sheets, books, and games available.  If you have an older child who would like to sit at the table and engage with the younger ones as a helper, that would be great too! We hope this creates a space in which parents can worship and children feel welcome and included.  Children are a blessing to our church and our worship experience, with all the joy and enthusiasm they bring!

Nursery Care Volunteer Needed First Sunday of the Month

Our dedicated Nursery Care Provider, Sharon, takes the first Sunday of the month off so she can attend worship.  If you would like to volunteer to provide nursery coverage on the first Sundays of the month please speak with Pastor Kristabeth.  Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.  Those under 18 may serve as nursery assistants under an adult’s supervision.

Donate to the Food Shelf:  With children home from school for the summer break, need continues to be great. Place your donation in the shopping cart in the Gathering Space. Celebrate 177 pounds of food delivered to the Food Shelf for June!  Thank you for your generosity.

Come join the New Member Conversations!

Come if you are curious –

You might be wondering about our church history or

How does Faith UMC plan for the future?

Who decides what we’ll do next week, next month, next year?

What does membership mean?

How can I become more involved?

What are my spiritual gifts?

Who was John Wesley and why is he important to Methodists?

If you’d like some answers – let Tricia Waldron know you are interested by seeing her at church or calling 373-6114 or via email triciavt@myfairpoint.net

Bystander Intervention Training at Williston Federated Church

Training Active Bystanders (TAB) is a two hour training designed to help participants recognize when they are bystanders, analyze the situation in which they find themselves, and decide on an appropriate action they can take to interfere with interpersonal oppression and bullying as it happens. Active “bystandership” does not mean aggression but rather helping people in need.  The program presumes we can change our communities by encouraging active bystander responses. Suggested donation is $10 per person. Contact Charlie Magill, cmagillvt@aol.com, to enroll or for further information.

Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program Hosts Documentary Viewing – TONIGHT

Warehoused shows what life is like for refugees living in Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp located in Kenya. Featuring interviews and commentary from resettled refugees as well as members of the UN and other relief agencies, Warehoused provides an important glimpse into the long and arduous resettlement process that hundreds of thousands of refugees go through every year. It also offers a look at the living conditions that refugees residing in Dadaab experience on a daily basis for years on end. Here is a link to the documentary’s website if you are interested in learning more: https://warehousedthemovie.com/#home.

Friday, June 30, 2017

7pm – 9pm

Studio A, 294 North Winooski Ave. Burlington, VT

By Donation

Faith UMC Update June 9, 2017

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Dear Friends in Faith,

This week I share with you some words from our Bishop, Sudarsharna Devadhar.  Scroll further down in the e-mail for information about what’s happening at Faith UMC!

Your Friend in Faith,
Pastor Kristabeth

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: 

Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Like many of you I am deeply concerned and disappointed by President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord. 

As United Methodists, as Christians, we are committed to being good stewards of God’s magnificent creation. It is up to us to protect and sustain this amazing, abundant gift – not just for ourselves, but for all the generations to come. 

This decision, which puts so much in jeopardy, is even more alarming because it seeks to isolate us further from the world community. 

I am proud to share this statement from the Council of Bishops urging the president to reconsider this damaging decision. 

I encourage you to read it, share it widely, and lift it up in your prayers on Sunday as we celebrate the birth of the Church. 

Climate Accord Statement

In Christ’s love,
Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar

Pastor Kristabeth’s Schedule and Office Hours Week of June 11-June 17:

(Schedule may change as visitation needs and other pressing matters arise.)


Sunday: Worship 9:30am, Worship Theme Meeting

Monday: Office 8:30am-10:30am, Afternoon Off

Tuesday: Lectionary Group in St. Albans 9am-10:15am, Visitation

Wednesday: Office 1pm-4pm, Leaving for Annual Conference

Thursday: Annual Conference

Friday:  Annual Conference

Saturday:  Annual Conference

 

New England Annual Conference Session
Thursday, June 15 – Saturday, June 17
Radisson Hotel, Downtown Manchester, NH
Theme:  Vital Conversations:  Race
Attending from Faith UMC:  Tricia Waldron, Julie Waldron, Tim Hess and Pastor Kristabeth

If you have a pastoral emergency during Annual Conference, please contact Pastor Kristabeth on her cell phone:  825-8141

 

Worship Sunday, June 11 – Trinity Sunday and Peace with Justice Sunday

Theme: Commission and Communion

Scripture:  2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20

Sermon:  “It Takes Three”

We will share Holy Communion

FLOCK, our Children’s Church School, will be on summer break from June 11th through September 10th.  Children of all ages are welcome (and encouraged) to attend worship with their families.  Coloring pages will be available for young children.  The nursery will continue to be staffed throughout the summer. 

 

Donate to the Food Shelf:  With children home from school for the summer break, need continues to be great. Place your donation in the shopping cart in the Gathering Space.

 

Resource Ministry Meeting rescheduled for Sunday, June 25th at 7:30pm (6:00pm for Staff Support and 6:30pm for Stewardship). 

 

Summer Worship Series:  Family Stories
Ancient Families, Modern Stories, Sundays June 18 – July 30
We will travel with Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob, Leah and Rachel, hearing their stories and reflecting on our own stories in light of God’s great promise that they ~ and we ~ shall be a blessing to the world.

 

Come join the New Member Conversations!

Come if you are curious –

You might be wondering about our church history or

How does Faith UMC plan for the future?

Who decides what we’ll do next week, next month, next year?

What does membership mean?

How can I become more involved?

What are my spiritual gifts?

Who was John Wesley and why is he important to Methodists?

If you’d like some answers – let Tricia Waldron know you are interested by seeing her at church or calling 373-6114 or via email triciavt@myfairpoint.net.

Faith UMC Update June 9, 2017

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Dear Friends in Faith,

Children’s Sunday is one of my favorite Sundays of the year ~ and not because I don’t have to preach :)  On Children’s Sunday the children lead us in worship which, it seems to me, is the way God intended it to be.  In Matthew 18 Jesus tells the disciples,  “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”  As adults we can get bogged down in the politics and minutia of church life (and life in general)Children remind us that the important things are joy, compassion, hope and trust.

Below you will find a prayer for our children.  Further down are announcements about our Faith community life together.

Your Friend in Faith,
Pastor Kristabeth

Bless our children, Lord,
growing up into a future
that is difficult to predict.
Protect them, guide them
and give them wisdom
to see above and beyond
the tempting choices
this world may offer,
that they might become
the people who, in your eyes,
they were always meant to be.

~ Faith and Worship

 

Pastor Kristabeth’s Schedule and Office Hours Week of June 4-June 10:

(Schedule may change as visitation needs and other pressing matters arise.)


Sunday: Worship 9:30am, District Celebration for Rev. Brigid Farrell 5pm

Monday: Office 8:30am-10:30am, Afternoon Off

Tuesday: Lectionary Group in St. Albans 9am-10am, Visitation

Wednesday:  St. Michael’s 11:30am, Office 1pm-4pm, Tending Faith 7pm

Thursday: Clergy Breakfast 8:30am, Office 10am-2pm, Open Hours at Barnes & Noble 3:30pm-5:30pm

Friday:  Office 8am-10am, Writer’s Workshop 10:30am-12:30pm

Saturday:  Pastor’s Sabbath

 

Children’s Sunday June 4th!

Theme: “Can You Hear Me Now?”

There will be a Potluck Lunch following worship.  Bring a dish to share!

FLOCK, our Children’s Church School, will be on summer break from June 11th through September 10th.  Children of all ages are welcome (and encouraged) to attend worship with their families.  Coloring pages will be available for young children.  The nursery will continue to be staffed throughout the summer. 

 

Celebrate 67 lbs. of food delivered to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf!  Please keep the donations coming over the summer.  With children home from school for the summer break, need continues to be great. 

 

Resource Ministry Meeting rescheduled for Sunday, June 25th at 7:30pm (6:00pm for Staff Support and 6:30pm for Stewardship). 

 

Come join the New Member Conversations!

Come if you are curious –

You might be wondering about our church history or

How does Faith UMC plan for the future?

Who decides what we’ll do next week, next month, next year?

What does membership mean?

How can I become more involved?

What are my spiritual gifts?

Who was John Wesley and why is he important to Methodists?

If you’d like some answers – let Tricia Waldron know you are interested by seeing her at church or calling 373-6114 or via email triciavt@myfairpoint.net.

 

Tending Faith to Meet Wednesday, June 7th at 7pm in the Library

Our Tending Faith group will meet Wednesday at 7pm.  This is our Leadership Development / Empowerment group and ALL are welcome!  Our topic for Wednesday will be “Visioning:  Keeping the Future in Mind.”  I’m looking forward to our discussion.  I hope to see you!

 

Let’s Celebrate the Rev. Brigid Farrell’s ministry as the Vermont District Superintendent!

Where: Hedding United Methodist Church
, 40 Washington Street, Barre Vermont

When: Sunday June 4, 2017 (Pentecost Sunday)

4:00PM Pot Luck Picnic for those who would like to come early and share a meal

5:00PM Worship followed by refreshments and presentations

(Refreshments will be FUN cupcakes provided by YOU! Please bring some of your favorite cupcakes to share! We’ll enjoy these after the worship celebration.)

Pick-up Choir – come at 3:30 to practice if you would like to join with others in singing a choral anthem.

Special Gift – we plan to honor Brigid with a donation to a special mission of her choice. Monetary gifts may be mailed in advance or contributed during worship. Please make checks payable to the Northfield United Methodist Parish, with memo: DS Brigid Celebration. Mail to ATTN: Evie Doyon, Northfield UM Parish, 152 South Main ST, Northfield VT 05663 or bring to the service on June 4.
Let Pastor Kristabeth know if you would like to carpool to the event.

 

Lay Servant Course Leading in Prayer
. The advanced Lay Servant course, “Leading in Prayer – Let the Whole Church say, Amen,” will be offered at the Essex Center UMC (119 Center Rd, Essex VT) on four Sunday afternoons from 1:00-3:30 starting  the end of June or early July at the convenience of class participants. If interested, contact Tricia Waldron triciavt@myfairpoint.net.  NOTE:  All who are lay servants are required to take a course every 3 years. Other courses are available, even some online, but this is local and in-person. Come join us!