Untying the Donkey

hosannaWorship this Palm Sunday, March 29th at 10 am will include scripture from Mark 11:1-11, read by Betty Stacy, telling the story of Jesus’ request that the disciples find him a colt and his subsequent entry into Jerusalem to shouts of Hosanna! Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, titled, Untying the Donkey, will explore what we need to let go of in order to truly experience joy and adoration of Jesus’ presence. The Children’s Time, titled, I Love a Parade, will focus on Mark 11:9-10 and will include a noisy, colorful procession of children throughout the sanctuary. Eleanor Vanderpool will sing The Palms as the congregation processes with fresh palms. A quartet will sing, All Glory, Laud and Honor during the offertory. We will celebrate Holy Communion. Kevin Mills will play the organ. Other Holy Week services include a Maundy Thursday potluck at 6:00pm on April 2 with contemplative worship stations, a community Ecumenical Good Friday service at 12:00 noon on April 3 and a sunrise service at 6:30 am with our sister church at the Town Common in Leyden MA. The Brattleboro 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!

Fasting: Hungry for Jesus

FastingWorship this Sunday, March 22nd at 10 am will include scripture from Hebrews 5:5-10, read by Mary Anne Deer, describing the priesthood of Christ. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, the fifth in a Lenten series of six Wesleyan Spiritual Disciplines, will focus on Fasting: Hungry for Jesus. The Children’s Time, titled, The Power of His Love, will focus on John 12:32 and the power of Jesus to draw us near. The choir, directed by Jenny Hinton, will sing No Rose Bloomed in Gethsemane. 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!

Christian Conference: Holding Each Other Accountable in Love

conferenceWorship this Sunday, March 15th at 10 am will include scripture from Numbers 21:4-9, read by Leslie Kramsky, telling the story of the Israelites’ fear of serpents and hungry discomfort in the wilderness. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, the fourth in a Lenten series of six Wesleyan Spiritual Disciplines, will focus on Christian Conference: Holding Each Other Accountable in Love.  The Children’s Time, titled, Walking in the Light, will focus on John 3:20-21 and Jesus’ teaching that we walk in the light and the sight of God. The choir, directed by Jenny Hinton, will sing God So Loved the World. Kevin Mills will play the organ. Eleanor Vanderpool will sing The Lord is My Shepherd. 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!

A New Covenant

judgementWorship this Sunday, March 1st  at 10 am will include scripture from Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, read by Jane Clarke, telling the story of God’s covenant with Abraham. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, will focus on The Supper of the Lord, the second in a Lenten series on Wesleyan Spiritual Disciplines.  The Children’s Time, titled, The Game of Life, will focus on Mark 8:35-36 and teach Jesus’ precept of saving life by losing it for the sake of the gospel. The choir, directed by Jenny Hinton, will sing Come Follow Me. 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!

Don’t You Know: God Created It All

grasshopperWorship this Sunday, February 8th at 10 am will include scripture from Isaiah 40:21-31, read by Mary Anne Deer, describing the wonderful, everlasting, unsearchable nature of God. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, entitled Don’t You Know: God Created It All will explore the wondrous nature of creation and God’s care in tension with the bad things that happen within it.  The Children’s Time, titled, Show Others You Care, will focus on Mark 1:32-34 and teach how Jesus showed his love by his actions. Eleanor Vanderpool will sing, “His Eye is on the Sparrow.” The choir, directed by Jenny Hinton, will sing. Kevin Mills will play the organ. We will receive a special Wishing Well offering for the heating fund for the Overflow Shelter. 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!

Prophets with Authority

18-jesus_scrollWorship this Sunday, February 1st at 10 am will include scripture from Deuteronomy 18:15-20, read by Leslie Kramsky, describing the characteristics of a true prophet. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, entitled “Prophets with Authority” will explore Jesus teaching as one having authority in Mark 1 through the lens of the Deuteronomy text.  The Children’s Time will focus on the story of Jesus demonstrating his authority found in Mark 1:27 and will include a rousing game of “Rock, Paper, Scissors.” Holy Communion will be celebrated. All are welcome to the Lord’s Table in the United Methodist Church. 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!

Guest Speaker

Worship this Sunday, January 25th at 10 am will be led by Lay Servant Kurt Pearson from Greenfield MA. Kevin Mills will play the organ. The choir will sing. 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!