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BENNINGTON

Communion Sunday at Second Congregational

All are invited to join in worship, to explore what it means to be human, to find companions for the journey, and to discover the good news of the Gospel that God's love is for all people, this Communion Sunday at 10 a.m. at Second Congregational Church featuring the Chancel Choir with music director Matt Edwards. Rev. D. Mark Blank's sermon "Caught a Little Short" is based upon Ps 119:137-144 and Luke 19:1-10. Nursery care for younger children provided throughout. Fellowship time with coffee and light refreshments follows the 10am worship.

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, sex, economic condition, ability, sexual identity, gender identity, or citizenship; and we seek to care and advocate for the earth and its creatures. Our building is located at 115 Hillside St. and is wheelchair-accessible. Nursery care is provided. Large-print bulletins and hymnals are available during worship. For more information, call the church office at 802-442-2559 or see our website at www.bennscc.org.

Sunday at St. Peter's

St. Peter's Episcopal Church invites people of all faiths or those in search of faith to join them in their service of Christ and of each other.

On this the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost (All Saint's Sunday), the Reverend Jane Brady-Close, will celebrate the Holy Eucharist at the 8 a.m. service, using Rite I (traditional language) of the Book of Common Prayer. At the 10 a.m. service, Brady-Close will lead Holy Eucharist using Rite II (contemporary language) of the Book of Common Prayer. The Gospel for the day will be Luke 6:20-31. A healing service will follow both the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. liturgy.

In other news:

- The knitting group will meet Sunday following the 10 a.m. service.

- The Lunch Bunch will be held on Nov. 14 at 11:30 a.m. Bring a dish to share

- St. Peter's monthly pot luck will be held on Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. Bring your favorite fall dish to share.

- On Nov. 26 at 7 p.m., the St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble will be performing at St. Peter's. Donations will be accepted.

St. Peter's is wheelchair accessible. For more information about the church, or to read the Keystone, visit www.stpetersvt.org or call 802-442-2911.

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NORTH BENNINGTON

Worship at the Congregational Church

The North Bennington Congregational Church welcomes everyone to its 11 a.m. Worship Service led by the Rev. Penny Rich Smith on this All Saints Sunday. Holy Communion will be celebrated. The Meditation, "Faithful Souls," will be based on Luke 19: 1-10. There will be a young-at-hearts time, after which child care is available.

All are invited to stay for coffee hour and a time of fellowship following the service. The North Bennington Congregational Church is an open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ, welcoming all without regard to age, race, abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity or economic condition. 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.

EAST ARLINGTON

'To See and Be Seen' at the Federated Church

With the end of Daylight Saving Time, enjoy the extra hour of sleep and then plan to join in the 10:00 a.m. Service of Worship on November 3rd at the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road. It is Communion Sunday to which everyone is welcome at the table and encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Arlington Food Shelf. This week's message is based on the story of Zacchaeus who climbs a tree for a better look at Jesus and gets an invitation to eat with him, as found in Luke 19:1-10. The Rev. Kathy Clark's message is titled "To See and Be Seen." There will be Sunday School for children 3 to 11. Following the service, stay for a time of fellowship and refreshments in Bailey Hall.

The Federated Church of East Arlington is an open and affirming and reconciling local church in covenant and connection with the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church. For additional information, visit the church website at http://www.federatedchurchofeastarlington.org, call 802-375-2548 or like the church Facebook page.

SHAFTSBURY

All Saints Sunday service

Shaftsbury United Methodist Church will hold its Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. This will be an "All Saints" service — a service of honor and

remembrance. All Saints is a day of remembrance for the saints, with the New Testament meaning ~ of all Christian people of every time and place. We celebrate the

communion of saints as we remember the dead, both of the Church universal, and of our local congregations.

There will be Sunday School for ages 4 to 12 at 10 a.m. Fellowship and food will be held at 11:15 a.m. The church is located at 127 Church St.


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