Monthly Archives: December 2015

Love Poured Out

maryandelizabeth2Worship on Sunday, December 20th at 10:00 am will celebrate the fourth Sunday of Advent – Love. The service will feature scripture from Luke 1:39-45, read by Doug Reed, where Mary, mother of Jesus travels to see her cousin Elizabeth and the child in her womb leaps for joy sensing the presence of the baby Jesus. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon titled “Love Poured Out” will explore the love of Jesus poured into creation at his birth, through his life, at his resurrection and in our hearts. The Children’s Message is “The Gift of Love” based on Luke 1:42-43 and will explore a few favorite simple things like brown paper packages tied up with string in the midst of a season of glittering lights. Holy Communion will be celebrated and all may participate. The choir will sing and 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!

Candlelight Services

candlesHandedCandlelight services of Lessons and Carols will be held on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24th at both 4:00 and 11:00 pm. Come and hear the story of Jesus birth in scripture and song, culminating with the singing of Silent Night in the darkened church with each person holding a candle in a circle around the altar at midnight. 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!

Joyful

pinkWorship on Sunday, December 13th at 10:00 am will celebrate the third Sunday of Advent – Joy. The service will feature scripture from Zephaniah 3:14-20, read by Betty Stacy, where the joy of the coming of the savior is foretold. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon titled “Joyful” will explore how we can express the joy of Christ in the midst of difficult times. The Children’s Message is “A Heart Full of Joy” based on John 15:11 when Jesus says that he taught us so that we may be full of joy. The children will learn more about Advent calendars and candles, as well as the song, “I’ve Got the Joy…Down in My Heart.” Holy Communion will be celebrated and all may participate. The choir will sing and 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.