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Dorset church fall rummage sale
DORSET >> A huge event, Saturday, Oct. 15,from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Outside sales begin at 8:30 a.m,) One the public looks forward to each year—a great mixture of merchandise at unbelievable prices. There will be useful items from clothing for men, women and children to treasures of all sorts. Please come! The church located at 143 Church St. Dorset (right off Route 30 and the Dorset Green). Call 867-2260 for any additional information.
Worship at Second Congo
BENNINGTON >> Whoever you are, wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome to join us in worship at Second Congregational Church this Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. Following a Time for the Children in All of Us, children up through grade 5 are dismissed for A Joyful Path, while nursery care is provided throughout worship. Rev. Mary Lee-Clark's sermon, based on the readings from Jeremiah and Luke, is entitled, "Prayer Warriors." A time of fellowship and refreshment for the whole church family follows in Webster Hall.
Second Congregational Church is an Open and Affirming, Green Justice Congregation of the United Church of Christ. We welcome to our work and worship all people of faith or in search of faith, without regard to age, race, economic condition, disability, or sexual orientation. Our building is located at 115 Hillside St. and is wheelchair-accessible. For more information, contact the church office at 442-2559 or see our website at www.bennscc.org/2cc.
'And Justice for All' at the Federated Church of East Arlington
EAST ARLINGTON >> A warm welcome is extended to people of faith or in search of faith for the 10:00 a.m Service of Worship at the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road. The theme of this week's service comes from the story in the Luke's Gospel about the persistent widow in her mission for justice. The message from the Rev. Kathy Clark, inspired by Luke 18:1-8, is titled "And Justice for All." Children 3 to 11 are invited to begin worship in the church and then they will move into church school in the Methodist Church Building where they begin a new unit called "Dig into the Bible." Musical accompaniment and choir direction will be provided during the service by Mary Edwards. Plan to stay after worship for refreshments and fellowship in Bailey Hall. Come early this Sunday for the monthly Pancake Breakfast served up by the Battenkill Grange from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Bailey Hall.
The Federated Church of East Arlington is a local church in covenant and connection with the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church. The Federated Church is an Open and Affirming and Reconciling congregation, with the following statement of identity: "We, the members of the Federated Church of East Arlington, declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming and Reconciling congregation. With God's help, we include all persons in our fellowship, embracing and celebrating differences of gender identity, marital status, age, mental and physical ability, and sexual orientation, as well as racial, ethnic and socio-economic background. We welcome into our community everyone who seeks to share in the work and worship of the church of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ." For additional information phone the church office at 802-375-2548, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Facebook page.
Worship in North Bennington
NORTH BENNINGTON >> The North Bennington Congregational Church welcomes everyone to its 11 a.m. Worship Service led by Rev. Penny Rich Smith. The sermon, "Written On The Heart," will be based on Jeremiah 31:27-34 and Luke 18:1-8. There will be a children's time, after which Sunday School classes will meet for pre-school through grade 9. Newcomers welcome.
Following the service, everyone is invited to stay for coffee hour and a time of fellowship. The church is located at 8 Bank St. and is wheelchair accessible from the back door at the parsonage driveway. For more information, call the church office at 802-442-5161.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
BENNINGTON >> On the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, October 16th at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, the Reverend Justin Lanier will preside at the Holy Eucharist at the 8 am (Rite 1 ) service and at the 10 am (Rite 2) service using the Book of Common Prayer. We will pray with music lead by our Organist and Choirmaster John Riddle. The gospel for this Sunday is 2 Timothy 3:14 - 4:5.
The office will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:30 am to 1 pm. Father Justin will be in the office on Wednesday only this coming week from 10:00 am to 1 pm.
There will be Evening Prayer at 5 pm and Contemplative Prayer from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Wednesday October 19th.
On Thursday October 20th, there will be Holy Eucharist celebrated at 10:am in the Lady Chapel.
• The Vestry will meet at the conclusion of the 10 am service in the Guild Room on Sunday October 16th.
• On Saturday October 15th The Red Hats will meet in the Guild Room at 12 noon. Contact Barbara Gorry 440-9656
• The Thatcher House is in need of cleaning products and personal hygiene products. Please drop them off at the church office.
• The Parish Fair Committee will meet on Sunday October 16th after the 10 am service.
• The Birthday Sign Up Board is in the hallway and please sign up all October birthdays. Also, birthday cake bakers are needed for November and December.
• The freezer is always in need of food for those in a food emergency. Please drop off items at the church office on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday mornings.
St. Peter's invites people of all faiths or those in search of a faith community to join us in our service of Christ and of each other. Wheelchair accessible. for more information visit www.stpetersvt.org or call 802- 442-2911.
Annual Turkey Supper
POWNAL >> The Pownal United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Route 346 and Church Street, will be serving its annual Turkey Supper on Thursday, Oct. 20. The family style dinner begins at 5 p.m. with continuous serving. The menu includes: Roast turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, winter squash, cranberry sauce, rolls, coffee, tea and lemonade, and apple, pumpkin, mince, or raspberry pie with cheese. Tickets available at the door: Eat in: $12 for adults, $6 for children 4-10 years, and free for children 3 years and under. Take-outs available at south side entrance: $12 for adults and $6 for 1/2 portion dinner. Questions: contact Mary Louise at 802-823-7769. Remember how good it was last year!
Celebration at St. Luke's in Cambridge
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> On Sunday, Oct. 23, at 4:30 p.m. the congregation at St. Luke's invites all to join them in the Celebration of a new ministry and in an anointing and recommisioning the church in its 150th year.
The Rev.Canon Mathew Baker will be instituted and inducted as the new Rector of St. Luke's Parish. The Rt. Rev.. Wm. H. Love of Albany, N.Y., will be the chief celebrant of the induction and The Eucharist.
This service will include the re-dedication and consecration of St. Luke's Church as it enters its 151st year as a house of prayer and praise! A new anointing on this day will be made with gratitude to God for the church building, all His people and the faith of those who have gone before us.
A reception will follow and all are welcome.
Roast Beef Dinner
PITTSTOWN, N.Y. >> Roast Beef Dinner at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall (located just off route 7) on Saturday, November 5 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Eat in or take out. Menu: roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, cole slaw, rolls, homemade pies, beverages. Price: adults $15, children 5-12 $5, under 5 free. Reservations suggested. Call 518-663-5607.
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