What does it mean to “Be the Church”: Care for the poor. Fight for the powerless: Share earthly and spiritual resources: Protect the environment: Reject racism: Celebrate diversity: Forgive often: Love God. Enjoy this life
“The Glory of God is the human being fully alive!”Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, YOU are invited to join is on the journey at Second Congregational — a church for young and old and in-between. Second Congregational Church is a progressive church, musical and mission-minded, with opportunities for questioning and seeking. Vermont’s first “Open and Affirming” Congregation of the United Church of Christ, we welcome all people of faith or in search of faith to our work and worship, without regard to age, race, economic condition, disability, or sexual orientation.
Snowball Bazaar 2017
A big Thank You to sponsors Solar Pro Vermont , Second Congregational, Bennington, and Climate Advocates Bennington of 350 Vermont who helped to make Sun and Fun a success!
BIRTHDAYS AND CELEBRATIONS THIS WEEK:
Nov. 21 – Spencer Thomas
Nov. 25 – Marilyn & Sidney’s Russell’s Anniversary
Note: We light the red candle on the altar this morning for the victims of yet another mass shooting, this one in Rancho Tehama, CA.
New Member materials and information available from the table in the lobby this morning. If you’re interested in becoming a member of Second Congregational Church, please sign the sheet on the table and take whatever materials interest you.
11:35 a.m. Eaarth Advocates meet in the Clayton Room
Pre-Advent Book Sale in Webster Hall. Provided by the Bennington Book Shop.
5:00 pm Sunday Supper
The Office is closed Thursday, Nov. 23 — Happy Thanksgiving!
NEXT SUNDAY, NOV. 26—Service of Memory and Hope—We will light candles in memory of church family members and loved ones who have died. If you’d like a candle lit in memory of a loved one whose name you’d like in the bulletin, please get names to Erin by Wed. noon.
–After worship next Sunday, we’ll “clear the decks” for the Snowball Bazaar! Please plan to stay and help in this monumental task. Many hands make “light” (or at least quick) work!
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Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside Street, Bennington VT 05201
Telephone: 802-442-2559, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit the church
From middle of town intersection of Routes 7 & 9, take Route 7 south 2 blocks.
Turn left onto Hillside St. (just before Friendly’s).
Church is located on right at top of hill.
We will be pleased to hear from you