The Promised Land

promise landWorship this Sunday, October 26th at 10 am will feature scripture from Deuteronomy 34:1-12 read by Jane Clarke, describing Moses’ death before the Israelites reached the Promised Land.  Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, entitled The Promised Land will explore Moses’ great legacy as a prophet and leader contrasted with the sad fact that he never personally reached the land which God promised. The choir will sing. Kevin Mills will play the organ. The church is located at 18 Town Crier Drive off Putney Road and is handicap-accessible. Contact us via e-mail fumcob@gmail.com or phone 802-254-4218. All are welcome!

Laity Sunday and Church Conference

wingsWorship this Sunday, October 19th at 10 am will celebrate Laity Sunday with a drama on The Lord’s Prayer by Dennis and Mary Anne Deer, as well as a beautiful double duet of “Take My Life and Let It Be” by Jane Clarke, Patti French, Lillian Hellinger and Betty Stacy. Scripture from 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 will be read by Doug Reed.  Kevin Mills will play the organ. Vermont District Superintendent Brigid Farrell will preside over our Church Conference and Holy Communion. A potluck lunch will follow. The church is located at 18 Town Crier Drive off Putney Road and is handicap-accessible. Contact us via e-mail fumcob@gmail.com or phone 802-254-4218. All are welcome!

Union Service in Leyden Massachusetts

IMG_20140630_184957671_HDRWorship this Sunday, October 12th at 10 am will be held at our sister church in Leyden Massachusetts at 15 West Leyden Road. Our pastor, Rev. Cheryl Meachen was appointed to also serve the Leyden Church by Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar beginning July 1st of this year. This union service is a part of our ongoing effort to get to know our sister church in the United Methodist Connexion. Scripture from Psalm 106, a song of praise of God for second chances in spite of human shortcomings will be read by Mary Lou Barton. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, entitled God of Second Chances will explore our great God’s love and care for us, even when we are sinful and foolish. The combined choirs will sing a Peace Medley arranged, directed and accompanied by Marilyn Kugler. There will be no service this week at the building on Town Crier Drive. Contact us via e-mail fumcob@gmail.com or phone 802-254-4218. All are welcome!

Blessing of the Animals

animalsWorship this Sunday, October 5th at 10 am celebrates St. Francis of Assisi’s Feast Day with a Blessing of the Animals. All are welcome to bring their leashed, caged or crated pets to come and receive blessings and treats. Scripture from 1 Corinthians 10:16-17, Paul’s explanation of Holy Communion, read by Mary Anne Deer, will kick off our celebration of World Communion Sunday including Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s homemade communion bread and homegrown grape juice from the parsonage vines. Her sermon, entitled One Loaf will explore the inclusive nature of communion across geographic boundaries and through the ages. Kevin Mills will play the organ. Contact us via e-mail fumcob@gmail.com or phone 802-254-4218. The church is located at 18 Town Crier Drive off Putney Road and is handicap-accessible. All are welcome!

Quit Yer Complainin’

moses_water_rock_strike-1Worship this Sunday, September 28th at 10 am includes scripture from Exodus 17:1-7, the story of the travel weary Israelites on their way to the Promised Land, complaining, when God instructs Moses to strike a rock which provides water, read by Leslie Kramsky. Rev.Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, entitled Quit Yer Complainin’ will explore God’s provision for us, even when we complain and doubt that we will have what we need. Contact us via e-mail fumcob@gmail.com or phone 802-254-4218. The church is located at 18 Town Crier Drive off Putney Road and is handicap-accessible. All are welcome!

Oppression and Opportunity

oppressionWorship this Sunday, September 21st at 10 am includes scripture from Matthew 20:1-16, Jesus’ parable of workers coming early or late to the vineyard being paid the same wages, read by Ron Francis. Rev.Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, entitled Oppression and Opportunity will explore where God is in the economic inequity in America. Eleanor Vanderpool will sing The Lord’s Prayer and the monthly Wishing Well offering will be taken for the Windham County Humane Society. Contact us via e-mail fumcob@gmail.com or phone 802-254-4218. The church is located at 18 Town Crier Drive off Putney Road and is handicap-accessible. All are welcome!

Retired Rev. Tom Shanklin to share sermon, “The Last Penny”

shanklinWorship this Sunday, September 14th at 10 am includes scripture from Matthew 5:21-26, read by Jane Clarke. Retired Rev. Thomas Shanklin, who served this church in the 80s is visiting and will share a sermon entitled “The Last Penny.” The choir, directed by Jenny Hinton will sing. Contact us via e-mail fumcob@gmail.com or phone 802-254-4218. The church is located at 18 Town Crier Drive off Putney Road and is handicap-accessible. All are welcome!