A warm welcome to all visitors. If the Pastor or any member of the congregation may be of service to you, please contact the church office at 802-228-4211 or Rev. Harpster at 802-875-8895. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Group-Every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M.
Executive Committee–Wednesday, December 17, 7:00 P.M.
- Reception of New Members – December 14
- Christmas Eve Service – December 24, 7:30 P.M.
- Sacrament of Baptism – December 28
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week of November 30 were $799.00. The cost for each week is $1,385.00 (derived by dividing the annual budget by 52 weeks).
Christmas Season is approaching. If you would like to make a donation for the Christmas flowers in memory or in honor of loved ones, please contact Anne Oakes.
Brenda Dansingburg will be the Altar Guild person during 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.
Ushers for the month of December
This is a reminder for those of you who have signed up and a notice of those Sundays that are open.
December 7 Laura Sandy & Jim
December 14 Sandy & Jim
December 21 Laura & Jesse
December 29 Anne & Andy
Season of Advent
The Advent Season, in preparation for the birth of our savior, continues this Sunday. Carol Wu and Pat Liao will lead us in the lighting of the Second Advent Candle - Peace.
Handel’s Messiah – Grace Church
George Thomson cordially invites you to hear Handel's Messiah under the direction of Rip Jackson at Grace Congregational Church (8 Court Street) in Rutland on
Sunday, December 7 at 3:30 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. The concert will be accompanied by an orchestra and harpsichord.
George is singing tenor and will be in the balcony on the left facing the altar.
Come and enjoy.
Handel’s Messiah – Springfield Community Chorus
Springfield Community Chorus, directed by Ken Olsson and accompanied by organist William McKim, will present Handel’s Messiah at the First Baptist Church, Chester, Vermont on December 6, 7:30 P.M and the First Congregational Church UCC, Springfield, Vermont on December 7, 3:00 P.M.
Participants from United Church include Lisha Klaiber and Fred Marin.
2014 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.
The theme for the 2014 Christmas Fund Offering is: A Light Is Drawing Near
For 112 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 light 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.
See the bulletin insert for more information on the Christmas Fund and Emergency Fund. The offering will be dedicated on Sunday, December 21.