church office at 802-228-4211 or George O. Thomson, President of the United Church at
802-228-6275. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to sign the
guest book located at the entrance to the church.
-Women’s Group - Every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M.
-Executive Board Meeting – January 24, at 7:00 P.M.
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week of December 17 were $4,517.00.
The costs for each week are $1,438.46 (derived by dividing the annual budget by 52 weeks).
Season of Advent
The Advent Season, in preparation for the birth of our savior, continues this Sunday.
Anne Oakes and Andy Ohotnicky will lead us in the lighting of the fourth
Advent Candle – Joy.
A time of fellowship following the service of worship is held in the social hall. Coffee, juice and refreshments will be served.
Brenda Dansingburg and Jean Eggleston will do the Altar Guild duties for the
month of December.
Giving Tree - Thank You All
The Christmas elves from Black River Good Neighbors came to the church and gathered the presents from under the tree.
As always they were overwhelmed by the generosity of the parishioners and their
thoughtful selection of gifts for the children. The elves will spend a week organizing
bags of gifts for all the children in each family.
On December 21, food baskets and your gifts will be delivered to the humblest homes
in our neighborhoods and in the more remote corners of the area. The deliveries will
bring joy to the children, and families will be able to share a warm and festive holiday
Families are grateful to all the people who have been so generous. May we all share
the joy of helping others in the greater community and pray for the well being of all in
the year ahead.
Sunday, February 11, 2018 is the 50th anniversary of the day I was critically injured
in a catastrophic skiing accident. No one thought I would live, but God had other plans.
I plan to lead the church in worship that day - Miracle Sunday. I know that there are
other parishioners whose lives have been touched by God in miraculous ways. If you
would like to share your story, that of a loved one, or have someone else tell your
story, please contact me. LindaThomson@Hypnovations.com or 802-558-9055
SOUPFEST 2018 - January 14th – Come One, Come All
In the Social Room immediately following our Church Service.
This is the event you have been waiting for. We have decided to move
Soupfest to the Church so that we do not have to limit the number of people invited.
As in the past, we will supply salad and bread.
Please bring a soup to enter into the contest for Soup of the Year. You are all the
judges. The contest and prizes will be the same. Please let Lisha know what
you are bringing as this is SoupFest and hopefully we will get lots of soups.
Sign Up Sheet on table in Fellowship Hall.
Any questions - please call us at – 802-226-7445 or email Lklaiber@gmail.com
-Lisha and Fred