Sunday Feb 1 Adventures in Reading Group meets after worship to discuss books read. Those who want to hear about book suggestions for their reading are also invited. Bennscc@sover.net
This march was the largest march calling for action on the climate. There were over 2,000 folks from Vermont to make the March. Grace Winslow, Barbara True-Weber, Kathy Shaw, and Mike Weber were 4 folks from our congregation to go. Thanks to them for representing us and helping to voice our concern for the environment!
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Following worship, the whole church family was invited to “rally” in exploring a number of different service and mission opportunities for the coming year. Tables with ongoing projects were staffed by folks involved in different ministries, and a “None of the Above” inspiration table was available to help connect folks with resources and others who wish to initiate new projects …
As the sign reads, the wall of cartons are from 27 churches. They weigh 3,092 pounds and contain 777 School Kits, 706 Hygiene Kits, 170 Baby Kits, 2 Flood Buckets, 25 Quilts, 1 Box of Rolled Bandages. The estimated value is $24,150!!
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.
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. …
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 …
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.
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!!