Sunday September 6: Worship with Communion at 10am. Nursery care is provided. Social hour with refreshments afterwards.
5 pm Sunday Supper
BIRTHDAYS AND CELEBRATIONS: August 31 – Robert and Nancy Osgood’s 52nd anniversary
September 1 – Edna Prouty, 87, Thomas Saunders, 9
September 2 – Heather McManigle
September 5 – Mickey Marchetti, 15; Bonnie Holden
Sunday September 13 – Rally Day! Bring your vials of water that you collected over the summer from waters near and far. KIds are invited to bring their school backpacks for a Blessing of the Backpacks. Godly Play and Middle-High school class begin.
Back to school items are now on sale. Items needed for CSW schools bags:
12 inch rulers
Boxes of 24 crayons
blunt scissors
hand-held pencil sharpeners
Or make a donation to Pat Lafontaine and she will do the shopping.
Mon, Wed and Fri, 9:30am – 35 minute DVD-led exercise with group in Room 6 or 2

During worship on July 26, the congregation commissioned, and gave its blessing to, the Search committee that will soon begin the crucial process of seeking our next pastor. They are a group of talented individuals who bring a range of experience and perspectives to the search. They have made a major commitment; we can assist them by communicating who we are as a church and what we hope to become, and by respecting their adherence to confidentiality. Here they are with a short item about each:

Ernie LaFontaine: led Re-thinking Church initiative
Bruce Smith: Vice-moderator
Kathy Shaw: active in Earth Advocates
Bonnie Holden: faithful member of the choir
Nora Parsons: former moderator, deacon, trustee, youth leader
Barbara True-Weber: whose passion led to the Earth Advocates
George Sohn: helped initiate Sunday suppers
Lisa Plummer: mother of Emma and Erica
Eric Webster: former Moderator and ONA member
Adopt a room at Thatcher House. The Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless invites faith communities to adopt a room at the transitional living facility at Thatcher House pm Pleasant St. This involves making sure the room is painted and cleaned and welcoming to incoming families, as well as providing furnishings and household items for the family. If this is something you’d like to be involved with, please speak to Bruce Lee-Clark.
Support Habitat for Humanity: Donate $5 and have one chance to win a handmade quilt which SCC helped make (or 5 tickets for $20) See Nancy Jean or Rebekah for tickets
The choir needs a Metronome needed for music practice.
Church library is now in Room 2, Education Wing
Members of our church made, collected and assembled 309 School Kits, 107 Hygiene Kits and 41 Baby Kits. These weighed 886 lbs. and have a money value of $ 6976 and processing fees of $ 914. A mammoth job well done! The Church World Service truck picked up the kits, to start them on their journey to those in need.

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