Dear Friends in Faith,

This Sunday is World Communion Sunday, which is the Sunday we celebrate Christians around the world taking part in the sacrament of Holy Communion.  Below you will find a Communion Meditation inviting us to reflect on the meaning of the bread and the cup.  Scroll further down to read about upcoming events and opportunities in our Faith community.
Your Friend in Faith,

Pastor Krista Beth

Deeper Love:  Communion Meditation

For deeper love we spread the bread
I won’t be full till all are fed
Till every soul has home and bed
The rest of us can’t move ahead
For deeper love we share the wine
I cannot taste the love divine
Till every soul has walked the line
And you’ve had yours like I’ve had mine
Now Mary sings her birthing song
Till every voice can sing along
And voices weak will rise up strong
Her choir is one where all belong
No one’s saved till all are healed
As Jesus on the Mount revealed
Your life and mine forever sealed
Just like the lilies of the field
We follow where the Christ has led
To table that for all is spread
And no one’s sitting at the head
But deeper love in wine and bread
~ Jim Burklo

Pastor Krista-Beth’s Schedule

Next week I plan to keep all of my regular Office and Open Hours.

Sunday Service October 5
Theme:  Guiding Words
Scripture:  Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20
Sermon: God’s Love Story
Baptism of Leigha Hack
Animal Blessing Service THIS Sunday, October 5th at 2pm in Brand Hall!  All friendly pets welcome on leashes or in carriers. Invite your friends!

Annual Church Conference to be held THIS Sunday following Worship

Our District Superintendent, Rev. Brigid Farrell, will join us for our annual Church Conference.  Everyone is welcome!  All members are invited to vote on the business brought before the Church Conference.  The agenda will include accepting the Ovitt bequest, recommendation on the Pastor’s salary, approval of church leadership (including new Trustees) and affirmation of Lay Servant Ministers. 

Tuesday Bible Study meets next week, October 7th
Our mid-week Bible study meets every other Tuesday at 1:00pm in the High School room.  All are welcome!  We are studying the Gospel of Matthew.  Study guides are available in the “Bible Study” mailbox in the Gathering Space.

Celebrate!!  111 pounds of food were delivered to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf from our September collection.  Amen! 

What is Certified Lay Ministry all About? Webinar Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Starting time: 6:30 pm, Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)
Duration: 1 hour
Presenters: Jodi Cataldo
Description: To learn more about what Certified Lay Ministry is all about, join Jodi Cataldo, Director of Laity in Leadership, as she discusses the call to ministry of all believers, how Certified Lay Ministry provides an avenue of concentrated service for those called to ministry as a layperson while providing a system of training, supervision, support, and accountability. 
Go to and register.

Dough Raiser Sunday, October 12th

What could be more inviting for Methodists than to invite them out for food and fellowship?  Join or bring along your faith friends for lunch or dinner Sunday, October 12 at Uno’s on Shelburne Road.  Print out the ‘Giving Coupon’ attached.  Present it to your server and Uno’s will donate up to 20% of your check to Faith UMC!  We are not allowed to hand these out at the restaurant so remember to bring it along and present it to your server when you are seated.  Enjoy the food and fellowship! DoughRaiser-FUMC- 10.12.14

New Member Conversations

Are you interested in becoming a member of Faith United Methodist Church?  Would you like to learn more about the history and structure of Faith Church or the United Methodist Denomination?  Meet with Lay Leader, Tricia Waldron, after worship on October 19th.  Bring your calendar to set dates for New Member Conversations. 

Faith Church Yoga Class Continues

Yoga class meets at 8:30am every Saturday in the Gathering Space or Sanctuary.  All ages and experience are welcome.  Bridget Kimsey is our talented and spirited yoga instructor.  The fee per class is $10.

News for the Update

If your Team has news of an event or opportunity you would like to share through the “Update,” please e-mail me with the information by Tuesday. I will be happy to get it out. Thanks!

Rev. Krista Beth Atwood
Faith United Methodist Church
899 Dorset St.
South Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 863-6764

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:30am (Tuesday 10:00am) -12:00pm (Off on Friday)
Open Hours: Monday 3:30pm-5:30pm Barnes and Noble Cafe on Dorset St.

“What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8