NURSERY CARE AND CHURCH SCHOOL
Babies and children of all ages are invited, welcomed and encouraged in our worship services. We have a nursery available for infants through three years of age for your convenience. We have a basket in the narthex filled with children’s worship activities to use during the worship service. The nursery room is staffed with two volunteers who would be happy to care for your child while you attend worship. You may drop your children off in the nursery room at 9:45 a.m. Following the children’s sermon all children ages 4 through 7th grade are invited to go to church school . All children are to be picked up immediately after worship.
DO YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY? The best way to reach someone for assistance is to leave a message at the church office at 802-867-2260 Our office is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. We check the machine often in the off hours. Diane or Jane will contact Rev. Gray if he is available or Rev. “Skip” Dickinson on Jim’s days off.
LOVE TO SING? Choir rehearsals will begin on Sept. 7th, 7-8PM, and first Sunday in service will be Sept. 10th. Please contact Jane Wood if you’d like to join. firstname.lastname@example.org or 362-3305.
Diane Jennings will be on vacation for the next two weeks. The office will be closed on Monday, August 28th.
GREEN MOUNTAIN ACADEMY FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
Tuesday, August 29 – “Bioethics in Literature“, Professor Anastasia Pease of Union College will talk about works of fiction that have been breaking taboos and asking probing questions about humanity’s long road of discovery and innovation. This talk will highlight some of the prophetic books from the past and some contemporary ones that look into the future., 5:30 – 7:00 pm, $15 in advance/$20 at door, Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester VT. 802-867-0111. www.greenmtnacademy.org.
Thursday, August 31 – “Scenic and Cultural Treasures of Scotland,” Scottish native Anthony MacLaurin will talk about the work of the National Trust of Scotland, which is protecting and preserving the islands, coastlines, mountains and historic castles for future generations. This presentation will be a personal journey through Scotland visiting Trust properties, and will include scenic photos and music., 5:30 – 7:00 pm, $15 in advance/$20 at door, Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester VT. 802-867-0111. www.greenmtnacademy.org.
RALLY SUNDAY — PEACE RALLY — MINISTRY FAIR Mark your calendars and invite your friends, family and neighbors – Sunday September 10th Peace Rally Potluck and Ministry Fair, Blessing of the teachers in worship – We are preparing to kick off another school year at our church and this year during worship we will have a special blessing for all teachers and educators during worship. Following worship, we will gather for an ALL church potluck and ministry fair, with the theme: PEACE! You will have the opportunity to learn about and sign up for programs, ministries and educational opportunities at our church, including church school and youth group. Please bring a salad, side or dessert to share, beverages and hot dogs will be provided. Since the theme is PEACE, dig out your tie-dyed shirts and peace signs and get in the mood! This is a great opportunity to invite neighbors, friends and family who are searching for a wonderful church home and find out about the wonderful ministries and opportunities available at our church. Please contact Gretchen Lima at (802)362-5548, email@example.com if you can help setup on Saturday Sept. 9th at 4 p.m. or help with this event. We ALWAYS NEED HELP! Also, if you oversee a ministry at our church or in the community and would like to “host” an information table, please contact Gretchen or Jane LoBrutto ASAP! Let there be PEACE on EARTH and let it begin with ME!