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!

Speak, Lord. Your Servant is Listening.

Samuel Tells Eli that He Hears Him Call - I Samuel 3:1-9Worship this Sunday, January 18th at 10 am will include scripture from 1 Samuel 3:1-10, read by Jane Clarke, telling the story of Samuel being called three times, thinking it was the priest, Eli, when in fact, it was God. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, entitled “Speak, Lord. Your Servant is Listening.” will share this servant’s personal call to ordained ministry. Kevin Mills will play the organ. Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar has asked that the pastor of each New England church share their call story emphasizing the Conference’s dedication to spiritual formation and leadership development. The hope is that through hearing the various ways that pastors have been called by God into pastoral leadership, that laity will hear God’s call in new ways for their own lives. An offering will be received to further support the ongoing work of training pastors and supporting continuing education of all clergy. 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!

Baptism: A Radical Change

Baptism-of-JesusWorship this Sunday, January 11th at 10 am will include scripture from Mark 1:4-11, read by Doug Reed, telling the story of the baptism of Jesus. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, entitled “Baptism: A Radical Change” will explore the ways in which Mark’s account of our Lord’s baptism depicts a slightly terrifying, unexpected entrance of God, after which Jesus is driven immediately into the wilderness by the Spirit. 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!

This Holy Mystery: A United Methodist Understanding of Holy Communion

BK_DR457_ThisHolyMysteryPastor Cheryl will lead a seven week Bible study on Communion titled, “This Holy Mystery: A United Methodist Understanding of Holy Communion” on Monday mornings and Wednesday evenings beginning January 5th at 10:30 am and Wednesday January 7th at 6:00 pm. Contributions for the books costing $9.52 are welcome but not required. Rides available.