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Eaarth Advocate Group after church activity

As part of our Lenten activities, to raise awareness and promote earth sustaining activity, the Eaarth Advocate Group sponsored an after church activity.  All the (accessible) electrical outlets and switch plates were insulated.  Thanks to all who helped, especially David Durfee for organizing, Tom Steffen for supplies and our two youth representatives pictured here.

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One Great Hour of Sharing

One Great Hour of Sharing is an offering that makes the love of Christ real for individuals and communities around the world who suffer the effects of disaster, conflict, or severe economic hardship, and for those who serve them through gifts of money and time. Today, projects are underway in more than 100 countries, including the United States and Canada. …

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EAARTH FRIENDLY LENTEN PRACTICES

Living Lightly on God’s Earth: A Guide to Spiritual Practices Focused on the Environment   It is customary during Lent to practice fasting as a sacrifice that acknowledges our repentance in preparation for our resurrection/renewal at Easter.   Many of us have sought to expand this idea by participating in positive efforts rather than experiences of denial.  During this Lenten …

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Tibetan Prayer Flags

These flags are prayers for the Earth.  Folks put their intentions in a prayer as they decorate the flag.  Then as the flag hangs flapping in the wind, the prayers are spread.

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Youth Group’s Potato Brunch

Thank you to all for your generosity!  The youth group raised enough money to send one team to the Big Brother’s Big Sister’s of Bennington Bowl-A-Thon on April 5th.  There was also enough money raised to put aside for our Mission trip this summer.  THANK YOU!!

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The Face of Jesus by Janice Campbell

  The Face of Jesus  by Janice Campbell Recently I have been pondering how we usually celebrate the Lord’s Supper. And by “we”, I mean the Protestant church in general with the little cups or little pieces of bread. How we stand in line, taking turns. It’s all very polite. We’re all very solemn and respectful. I just can’t stand …

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Profile: Dara Lindley

Dara K. Lindley is one of our faithful members who joined us in 2001.  She drives up from Pownal to attend church and the activities in which she is involved.  Though quiet and unassuming, Dara is a great addition to our membership with her attendance at services and using her skills to assist in other activities. Dara was born in …

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Youth Service, Sunday May 19th, enjoyed by all

Wonderful service for Pentecost Sunday lead by our youth group. Please click the link below to our Facebook page to see all the pictures.

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Three Confirmands, Sunday, May 12th

Wonderful Mother’s Day gift as three of our youth get Confirmed.  Congratulations! Please click the link below to our Facebook page for the photo album taken that day.

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“You are my beloved” April 14, 2013

“You are my beloved”–What the church might learn from Positive Psychology Final Project for the Certificate in Positive Psychology by Rev. Mary H. Lee-Clark Imagine a place where, no matter where you’ve been or what you’ve done, no matter how old or young or inbetween, you are welcome and reminded that you are a beloved child of God, precious in …