Welcome Center 9/10

DSCN1451Join us in our annual fundraiser serving at the I-91 Welcome Center in Guilford on September 10th between 7:30-5. (We usually stay until the guest traffic slows down or when food runs out.) We need folks to help serve and greet guests as well as folks to donate, buy or bake food. We need food for breakfast, snacks and lunch to offer motorists stopping for a break. We’ll be serving COFFEE and will need half & half, 2% milk, iced tea mix, hot chocolate mix and tea bags. We’re looking for donation of BREAKFAST food items like donuts, cream cheese and bagels, muffins, coffee cake, tea breads and fruit like apples and bananas. For LUNCH, we need donations of sandwich fillings and bread or premade sandwiches like tuna, egg salad, ham salad, cheese, peanut butter and jelly and veggie DSCN1452spears like carrots, celery and cucumbers. We need items for SNACKS like small bags of assorted chips, cookies, brownies, trail mix and hard-boiled eggs. We are looking for donations of BEVERAGES like bottled water, juice or soda and DOG BISCUITS for the furry friends who visit. These are just suggestions. If you have a great idea, please do something unique and wonderful! Cash donations also gladly accepted. Please bring to the church kitchen, clearly marked “Welcome Center” by Tuesday, September 8th and place items needing refrigeration in refrigerator. Weight Watchers uses the counter facing the Fellowship Hall Tuesday evening so you should leave your items on the counters closer to the refrigerator. We need volunteers to Work shifts from 7:30 – 11:00, 11:00 – 2:00 and 2:00 – 5:00. Sign up on the oak table or send an email to volunteer or bake.

Union Service

The United Methodist congregation will worship this Sunday, August 30th at 10 am with our friends at First Baptist Church at 190 Main Street for our second union service of the year. Contact us via e-mail fumcob@gmail.com or phone 802-254-4218. All are welcome!

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Hard Truths

John 6Worship this Sunday, August 23rd at 10 am will feature scripture from John 6:56-69 read by Jane Clarke sharing the teaching of what it means to partake of Jesus’ as the bread of heaven and the disciples’ dismay saying, “This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?” Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, titled, Hard Truths, will explore the choice of some disciples to leave while the twelve remained because, in Peter’s words, Jesus had “the words of eternal life.” The Children’s Time, titled, To Whom Shall We Go? based on the same gospel will teach about facing difficult decisions.  A quartet including Jane Clarke, Patti French, Lillian Hellinger and Betty Stacy 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!

Decision Time

Cross@gbgm-umcWorship this Sunday, August 16th at 10 am will feature scripture from Ephesians 5:15-20 and John 6:51-58 read by Leslie Kramsky. Sharlene Cormie, a member of the Mutual Ministry Team in at the Greenfield MA UMC will share a message titled, Decision Time. The Children’s Time is titled Do You Understand? 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!

Rules for Living

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Visit the annual Blueberry Festival Saturday, August 8 from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm featuring a blueberry breakfast until 10:00 am; delicious blueberry baked goods; wonderful hand crafted items; and burgers and dogs for lunch. Worship this Sunday, August 9th at 10 am will feature scripture from Ephesians 4:25-5:2 read by Ron Francis sharing Paul’s list of rules for a new life. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, titled, Rules for Living, will explore these rules and what it means to be imitators of God, living in love. The Children’s Time, titled, Heavenly Bread, will teach about the importance of bread as a staple sustenance through the ages and Jesus as bread as stated in John 6:50-51. 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!

Abundant Grace: Rooted and Grounded in Love

rooted-and-grounded-in-love-ephesians-31421-1-638Worship this Sunday, July 26th at 10 am will celebrate our annual union service with our friends from First Baptist Church. All are welcome! The service will feature scripture from Ephesians 3:14-21 read by Betty Stacy sharing Paul’s prayer for the indwelling of Christ in the hearts of all. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, titled, Abundant Grace: Rooted and Grounded in Love, will explore the idea that the fullness of God’s glory means something much different than a prosperity gospel. Pastor Suzanne Andrews of the First Baptist Church will share a Children’s Message. 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.