Pentecost

PentecostWorship this Sunday, May 24th at 10 am will celebrate the holy day of Pentecost and will include scripture from Acts 2:1-21, read by Jane Clarke. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, titled, Sparks Flew, will explore the ongoing creation of the church of Pentecost. The Children’s Time, titled, The Wind in Your Socks, will teach about the nature of the Holy Spirit and the making of wind socks. This date also marks Aldersgate Day, the anniversary of when founder John Wesley’s heart was “strangely warmed” in a deeply spiritual conversion experience. There will also be a celebration of Heritage Sunday inviting stories from the church’s history. The choir, directed by Jenny Hinton, will sing God Is In This Place. Parishioners are encouraged to wear red to symbolize the day. 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!

Celebration of Hymns

hymns-of-the-faith_wide_tWorship this Sunday, May 17th at 10 am will be a celebration of hymns led by Council Chair, Patti French. Hymns and histories will be interspersed with musical scriptures and prayer. The Children’s Time, titled, Soli Gloria Deo, will teach about Bach writing those words which mean “for the glory of God” on each piece of music he wrote. 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!

That Your Joy May Be Complete

mom_child.250w.tnWorship this Sunday, May 10th at 10 am will include scripture from John 15:9-17, read by Betty Stacy, sharing Jesus’ teaching about loving as God loves. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, titled, That Your Joy May Be Complete, will explore the command to love neighbor, friend and family in a sacrificial way, even laying down life for others. The Children’s Time, titled, Show Your Love, will include an opportunity to create a Mothers’ Day card. Those attending are invited to bring flowers or pictures or objects to place on the altar to represent moms as a special Mothers’ Day prayer is offered. The choir, directed by Jenny Hinton, 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!

From Healing to Wholeness

healing-hands-headWorship this Sunday, April 26th at 10 am will be a healing service and will include scripture from Acts 4:5-12, read by Leslie Kramsky, telling the story of Peter describing by whose power healings are accomplished. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, titled, From Healing to Wholeness, will explore the wounds in we bear due to sin and sickness and how they are healed by God’s love. (View the sermon at this link.) The Children’s Time, titled, Taking Care of the Sheep, will focus on John 10:14-15 and will include corralling some sheep. 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!

Love Came Back

eastercrossandcloudsWorship this Easter Sunday, April 5th at 10 am will include scripture from Mark 16:1-8, read by Doug Reed, telling the story of Jesus’ resurrection through the eyes of the women who found the tomb empty. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, titled, “Love Came Back,” will explore Jesus’ resurrection not through the lens of a violent, bloody death, but rather an extension of the love God expressed at Christmas, when Love came down to live among creation. The Children’s Time, titled, “Benjamin’s Box” by Melody Carlson and Jack Stockman using symbols found in resurrection eggs. Christina Catino will sing “Was it a Morning Like This” during the offertory. The Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion will be celebrated. The choir will sing “Shout It Out.” Kevin Mills will play the organ. 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!

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!