Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2017’

“Love God. Enjoy this life.” –Matthew 28: 1-10– April 16, 2017–Easter

There is a Peanuts cartoon strip by the late Charles Schultz when Snoopy is feeling particularly great. “In the first frame he says, ‘Sometimes life is so good I feel like dancing.’ In the second frame he says, ‘Sometimes I want to take into my arms the first person that I meet and dance merrily through the streets.’ In the …

“While it was still dark….”- John 20:1-18– Early Easter, April 16, 2017

“Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb….” While it was still dark. It’s hardly the way we’ve come to expect world-changing events–in the quiet dark. We’re used to blinding lights and blaring sirens. Shock and awe. Displays of power that rumble through our bodies and assault the senses. …

“Forgive Often”– Palm/Passion Sunday– April 9, 2017

“Be the church.” “Forgive often.” Peter asked Jesus just how often we have to forgive. “Lord,” he asked him, “if a brother or sister sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.” In other words, just keep on forgiving. So two stories …



Every Thursday the Singers at Second Congo practice at 7 PM with our dynamic director Matt Edwards. We are growing as singers, as a group, and having fun together! Come enjoy the music every Sunday at 10 or come practice and sing with us Thursdays!


Busy Bees

Busy Bees: Members of the Church’s Earth Advocates and Climate Advocates Bennington are fast at work Saturday April first making paper maché bee bodies for the Climate March in Washington. Next workshop 3 PM Friday April 7th at the Hudson-Knapp House, 2674 South Stream Road, Bennington. Anyone who wants to help will be welcomed and appreciated! The group also appreciated …

“Celebrate Diversity”– Ezekiel 37:1-14, Galatians 3:23-29– April 2, 2017

25 years ago on a cold January evening, this congregation voted to make bold its openness to “people of faith or in search of faith, without regard to age, race, sex, economic condition, disability, or sexual orientation.” And further, that we “invite all to share in the worship, life, leadership and employment opportunities of the church.” As you can read …

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