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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!
For the Bennington Battle Day Parade, Second Congregational Church’s Sun and Fun team (in yellow shirts) joined with the local Climate advocates group (blue shirts) and the Peace and Justice Resource people to march in the parade carrying signs and a 6-ft earth, which drew lots of applause from spectators.
During worship August 6, the children had the polar bears sliding on their iceberg and swimming in the surrounding “ocean” as the kids learned something about icebergs melting in the Arctic.
Sun and Fun community festival at Second Congo: Fidel creates rhythm on the Native American drum as folks dance with the blanket of stars. Join us Saturday August 19, 10am-3pm
A worship service brimming with joyful music to honor Choir Director Emerita Linda Johnson on June 16 raised many joyful noises unto the Lord – piano, organ, chancel choir, handbell choir, Gospel singers and hymns – within the setting of the origami spiral of the Pentecostal cranes of peace.
The Jubellaire Handbell Ringers called us to worship with “Spirit Song,” accompanied by Jenn Clarkson-Smith on flute. The Chancel Choir and the Gospel Singers, under the direction of Music Director Matt Edwards, offered anthems and songs to “sing us into God’s presence.” Rev. Mary Lee-Clark’s sermon, based on Psalm 100, was entitled, “A Joyful Noise.”The spirit of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit descended and landed on the heads of the disciples, continued to be celebrated with the red vestment on the communion table and the spiral of origami doves of peace ascending upwards. A special Sunday Social in Webster Hall honored Linda Johnson, Choir Director Emerita, for her over 40 years directing the choir.
Three rooms of the Christian Education Wing were newly painted the first week of June. By 8am on Saturday June 3, Jeff Hunt, Bruce Smith, and Jennifer Clarkson-Smith had already moved heavy shelving units from Rooms 1 and 2 out to the hallway.
For Pentecost this year, when we celebrate the Holy Spirit coming down to settle on the disciples, folks in Second Congregational Church made over 300 origami cranes (a symbol of peace). On June 3, a group of intrepid folks created this spiral of cranes flying from a hula hoop that had been wrapped in red (the color of Pentecost) and …