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.
BIRTHDAYS AND CELEBRATIONS THIS WEEK:
May 29 – Chuck Tobias
June 4 – Fran & Bucky Broomhall’s 62nd Anniversary
5:00 pm Sunday Supper
- Pentecost–Next Sunday, June 4 — You are invited to wear something red. If you’ve been working on origami Peace Cranes, please bring them in today!
- We are also wrapping up our Bridge to the Future Capital Campaign on June 4. If you haven’t turned in your Estimate of Giving yet, please do so by next Sunday. Extra forms are in Webster Hall.
- Ministries Council meets after worship on June 4, 11:35 in the Clayton Room.
- Picnic Sunday is June 11! Bring a salad or dessert to share and whatever you’d like to grill. Condiments, beverages, and grills will be provided.
- OTHER NEWS:
- Tri-City Valley Cats—For a number of years, we got a group of tickets for a Tri-City Valley Cats Minor League Baseball Game in Troy. Is this something we’d like to start up again? If you’d be willing to be our “point person,” please speak to Mary Lee-Clark or Erin Liimatainen in the office. (Al Ray was our original point person, so talk to Al if you want to know what this involves.)
While Bill and Joy were in Montepelier, Marshall and Cindy Hudson-Knapp, also of Second Congregational Church, journeyed to Washington, DC taking some twenty papier mache “bees.” Cindy, an artist, had directed the creation of this “hive” by a group in Bennington prior to the marches. A group of young people carried the “bees” at the front of the march, while Marsh, outfitted as Mr. Tree was as green as Second Congregational Church’s commitment to the environment.
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Want to know more about the national United Church of Christ that we’re a part of?
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