Monthly Archives: August 2013

Seat of Honor

Worship this Sunday, September 1st at 10 am will include the reading of Jesus’ emphatic response to where people sat at the Pharisees’ leader’s house when invited for a Sabbath tablemeal; scripture found in Luke 14:1, 7-14 to be read by Jane Clarke. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, entitled, “Seat of Honor,” will explore the idea of being humbled when we exalt ourselves and being exalted when we humble ourselves. The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated with homemade grape juice and bread from the parsonage vineyard and kitchen. Contact us via e-mail fumcob@gmail.com or phone 802-254-4218. The church is located at 18 Town Crier Drive off Putney Road, across from the Shell Station and is handicap-accessible. All are welcome!

Unable to Stand

Worship this Sunday, August 25th at 10 am will include the reading of Jesus’ teaching about healing the woman who had been crippled for eighteen years on the Sabbath; scripture found in Luke 13:10-17 to be read by Ron Francis. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, entitled, Jesus helps the woman on the Sabbath“Unable to Stand,” will explore the things which cripple and imprison us, keeping us from standing for what is right. We will host our ecumenical friends from the First Baptist Church for our second union service of the summer. Rev. Suzanne Andrews will present the children’s sermon. Eleanor Vanderpool will sing “You Raise Me Up.” Lillian Hellinger, Patti French, Betty Stacy and Jane Clarke will sing, “Count Your Blessings” as a double duet and Jean MacLean, Mary Anne Deer, Patti French and Betty Stacy will billow to the song, “People Need the Lord.” We will bless the backpacks which have been donated by members for distribution to needy children, as well as our school teachers and students returning to school. All are welcome!

“Drive In” Movie Friday Night

driveinmovieYou may have noticed an item on the bulletin calendar Sunday that we forgot to announce. We are planning to have an outdoor movie in the church’s backyard on Friday night at 8pm. Doug is making lemonade and popcorn and Cheryl will set up the big screen. All you need to bring is a chair or blanket and some insect repellent. We have several movie choices, suitable for all ages or would be willing to rent something if you have a great idea for a movie that you’ve been wanting to see. Please RSVP by replying to this post so that we may know how many are coming and be sure to tell those without email, as well as your friends! 

Interpreting the Signs of the Times

fireWorship this Sunday, August 18th at 10 am will include the reading of Jesus’ teaching about bringing fire and division where we might expect peace; scripture found in Luke 12:49-56 to be read by Douglas Reed. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, entitled, “Interpreting the Signs of the Times,” will explore the radical nature of Jesus’ mission in tension with his message of love. Contact us via e-mail fumcob@gmail.com or phone 802-254-4218. The church is located at 18 Town Crier Drive off Putney Road, across from the Shell Station and is handicap-accessible. All are welcome!

Be Prepared!

Worship this Sunday, August 11th at 10 am will include the reading of Jesus’ teaching about being ready for heaven by giving to the poor, knowing that where our treasure is our heart will be and managing our business and relationships well; scripture found in Luke 12:32-48 Preparedto be read by Jane Clarke. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, entitled, “Be Prepared,” will explore the serious language Jesus employs admonishing us to be ready. Come join us at our Annual Blueberry Festival THIS SATURDAY, 8/10 from 7-2. There will be blueberry pies, blueberry baked goods, blueberry ice cream; a wonderful blueberry pancake, sausage and fruit breakfast until 10am and a hamburg or hot dog lunch from 11-2. Professional crafters will offer beautiful craft items including: jewelry, homemade chocolates, baby items, wood items, gift baskets, cloth items, Christian t-shirts and glass edge crafts. There will be a Cruise “Night” featuring the Now and Then Car Club of Southern VT and our delightful musical guests will be Santa Croce. A fun silent auction will include items like gas cards from Mobil and gift cards from Price Chopper thanks to Members 1st Credit Union; gift baskets from Maggies’ Hair Salon, Avenue Salon and VT Country Deli; a Digital Frame from Bakers’ Hallmark; gift certificates from the VFW, Curves, Delightfully Delicious Cafe, Thin Crust Pizza and many more. The Festival is held rain or shine but the forecast is GORGEOUS! Bring your friends and enjoy our church’s beautiful backyard overlooking the majestic Connecticut River munching on nature’s blue bounty and enjoying some great music and fun! All are welcome! The church is located at 18 Town Crier Drive off Putney Road, across from the Shell Station and is handicap-accessible.