802-875-8895. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to sign the guestbook located at the entrance to the church.
Regarding Individuals in the Hospital or Sick at Home
It would be greatly appreciated if you know of individuals or family members in the hospital or sick at home, to kindly inform the pastor, Rev. Harpster.
-Women’s Group - Every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M.
-Dedication of Christmas Fund Veterans of the Cross Offering – December 23 during the service.
-Christmas Eve Service – Monday, December 24, 7:30 P.M.
-New Year’s Epiphany Communion – Sunday, January 6, 2019, 10:15 A.M.
-Executive Committee, Wednesday, January 9, 2019,
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week ending December 16 were $1,823.00 ($1,060 General Offerings, $350 Pastors Gift, $353 Christmas Flowers, $60 Veterans of the Cross Fund) The costs for each week are $1,188.00. (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. Bob and Ginny Kottkamp will lead us in the lighting of the Fourth Advent Candle – Joy.
Jean Eggleston and Linda Alexander will do the Altar Guild duties for the month of December.
A time of fellowship following the service of worship is held in the social hall. Coffee, juice and refreshments will be served.
2018 Christmas Fund for Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund
In this holy and joyous time of year, our thoughts turn to the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, the light of the world.
For 117 years, the Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund has been a way in which we, as members of the United Church of Christ and the predecessor denominations, reflect the love of Jesus Christ in the lives of the many women and men who have so faithfully and selflessly served, and who now find themselves facing unforeseen financial crises.
The offering will be dedicated on Sunday, December 23 during the service. An offering envelope is enclosed in the bulletin.
Joy, Wonder and Happiness
Your generous gifts have been picked up and people have spent many days sorting, organizing and packing them with boxes of food for families in our area. Many in the United Church not only gave gifts but helped as the food and toys were delivered near and far on December 20th.
Parents will feel joy knowing they will be able to share a Christmas meal with their families and see the joy and wonder in their children’s eyes as they gaze at the presents under the tree. A day of happiness will be shared by many thanks to the efforts of our great community.
Thank you all from Black River Good Neighbors for sharing the joy and true meaning of the holiday season.
CHRISTMAS CHEER AT THE THOMSON’S
George and Linda invite you and your family to enjoy some Christmas Cheer
at their home following the Christmas Eve Service December 24.
An RSVP would be helpful.
Thomson131VT@gmail.om or 802-228-6275
CHRISTMAS FLOWER MEMORIALS
IN MEMORY OF
Mr. and Mrs. Victor E. Lucas
Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Harpster
Mr. James E. Harpster
Mrs. Johanna L. Harpster
by: The Rev. Dr. Donald E. Harpster
Mr. Benjamin E Harpster
Mr. Matthew L. Harpster
IN HONOR OF FRIEND AND FAMILY
by: John and Carol Wu
IN MEMORY OF OUR LOVED ONES
Florence and Jack Stolp
Susan Stolp Vieser
Mary and Tom Dady
James kennedy Dady
by: Loren and Bernadine Stolp
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
Virginia and Donald Ellison
by: Laura, Allison and Jesse
IN MEMORY OF MARILYN TRICK
by: Penny Trick
IN MEMORY OF OUR PARENTS
Jud and Judy Nelson
& George and Rose Macintyre
by: Marge and Gary Macintyre
IN HONOR OF OUR FLOWER LADIES
Jean and Laura
IN MEMORY OF DEPARTED
by: Robert and Sally Watts
Janet and Ralph Pace
IN MEMORY OF IGGY MATULONIS
by: Anne and Michele