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.

A House Not Built with Hands

church_peopleWorship this Sunday, July 19th at 10 am will feature scripture from 2 Samuel 7:1-14a read by Jane Clarke telling the story of King David’s desire to house the ark of God in a place as grand as his own palace. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, titled, A House Not Built with Hands, will explore the desire to do something tangible as religious expression while often failing to simply recognize the beautiful fact of God’s ever-presence. The sermon will invite a hard look at God’s admonition that a building is not what is required and what that means for worship and ministry in the world. The Children’s Time, titled, Sheep without a Shepherd, will teach about Jesus’ compassion and teaching of the least, last and lost people based on Mark 6:34. 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!

Worship July 5th

2010-04-12 09.27.12Worship with us this Sunday, July 5th at 10 am. Scripture from II Corinthians 12:2-10 will be read by Ron Francis. Our guest speaker is Lay Servant Jeanette Streeter from Greenfield MA. She will share a message titled, Daring to Show Weakness. Jane Clarke, Patti French, Lillian Hellinger and Betty Stacy will sing Leaning on the Everlasting Arms. 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!

The Faith that Heals

healingWorship this Sunday, June 28th at 10 am will be a healing service. Scripture from Mark 5:21-43 will be read by Doug Reed telling the story of Jesus healing Jairus’ daughter and the bleeding woman. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, titled, The Faith that Heals, will explore the roles of faith, fellowship and prayer in healing. The Children’s Time, titled, There Is Power in a Touch, will teach about the sense of touch and the connection based on the Mark text. Everyone is invited to bring friends, neighbors and family members who are in need of healing and fellowship. 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!

Gender and God

fatherWorship this Sunday, June 21st at 10 am will celebrate Father’s Day. Scripture from Mark 4:35-41 will be read by Betty Stacy telling the story of Jesus calming the storm. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, titled, Gender and God, will explore the tradition of viewing God as male and what it would mean to our spiritual life to view God as female or genderless. The Children’s Time, titled, Who’s in Your Boat, will teach about confident faith in the midst of the storms of life based on the Mark text. Everyone is invited to bring photos or mementos of their father to place on the altar for a special prayer. 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!

Annual Blessing of the Bikes

13449_410971873048_549943048_4226683_7291240_nWorship this Sunday, June 14th at 10 am will celebrate our Sixth Annual Blessing of the Bikes with an uplifting, spirited service. Scripture from 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 will be read by Jane Clarke which says, in part, “the LORD does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.’” Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, titled, Gangs, Tribes, Families, will explore the “us vs. them” herd mentality and the ways in which Jesus’ admonition to love neighbor can transform peer groups into the body of Christ. The Children’s Time, titled, Planting Seeds, will teach about growing the kingdom of God based on Mark 4. Kevin Mills will play the organ. After worship and fellowship, the church ladies will judge which motorcycle is the prettiest or sportiest and which riders are youngest, oldest, have come the furthest. Gift certificates from The Marina, Top of the Hill Grill and t-shirts from Vintage Steel and Full Throttle will be shared along with event decals and t-shirts. The bikers will leave for a group ride ending at The Tent, a Cornerstone Motorcycle Ministry on Route 9 in Antrim NH for a delicious lunch. 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!32193_130202190341280_100000544981156_259577_700698_nIMG_20110605_112133a view from the roofIMG_20130609_101630_402