• Plant Giveaway!

    Our 4th annual Plant Giveaway will take place in Fellowship Hall after the 10:00 service on Sunday, May 26th. Stop by during Fellowship Hour to pick up a free plant or two grown by your friends and neighbors here at MiddUCC, then help out Mother Earth by growing some of your own food at home. (As we do each year, we'll also be donating plants to the food shelf at CVOEO.) We hope to see you on the 26th!

  • Baptism

    We're so excited for the Vergennes Congregational Church to join us for worship on Sunday, June 9th, during which Theresa Gleich Munn will be baptized! We're delighted that choirs from both our congregations will sing together on this Sunday. 

  • La Comunidad Cancelled this month

    La Comunidad will be cancelled this month due to Mother's Day. We will meet again on June 9th at 5:00 p.m.

  • NEW... Online Fellowship Each week!

    Experience fellowship online with Hal and Jean each Sunday immediately after worship! They are originally from Vermont now exploring their church membership from Aruba. There are others who join in each week from across the country. Each week we welcome you to share our churches open and affirming commitment to each other. Click on the link to share and discover new friendships. 


    Zoom link

    Meeting ID: 876 3774 4686
    Passcode: 063702

  • Middweek Morning Prayer Group

    MiddWeek Morning Prayer is a gathering at 9:00 a.m. each Wednesday morning on Zoom. Together, we share pray concerns and reflect on the upcoming Sunday’s scripture text. All are welcome!


    Zoom link

  • Important Resources

    In April, our church held Round Table Discussions about the conflict in Gaza. These conversations were led by Rabbi Danielle Stillman (April 7th) and Zahra Meybodi (April 21st). Below is a list resources that were mentioned during these talks.

     

    Resources from April 7th Round Table Discussion with Middlebury College Jewish Chaplain, Rabbi Danielle Stillman

    Women Wage Peace

    https://www.womenwagepeace.org.il/en/


    Women of the Sun

    https://womensun.org/


    Jerusalem Intercultural Center centered in Mt Zion area

    https://jicc.org.il/


    Allmep: Alliance for Middle East Peace

    https://www.allmep.org/


    Arava: institute for environmental studies

    https://arava.org/


    Churches for Middle East Peace

    https://cmep.org/


    Kids for Peace

    https://kidsforpeaceglobal.org/


    Book: "Side by Side" – Editors: Sami Adwan, Dan Bar-On, Eyal Naveh, and Peace Research Institute in the Middle East


    Jerusalem Youth Chorus:

    https://jerusalemyouthchorus.org/hear?lang=en


    History of the Future on PBS (in 6 parts)

    https://www.pbs.org/show/a-brief-history-of-the-future/

     

     

    Resources from April 21st Round Table Discussion with Middlebury College Muslim Chaplain Zahra Meybodi:

    Francesca Albanese (UN Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestinian Territories)  

    Gaza Fast Facts

    UN History of Palestine: 1947/#Origins_and_Evolution_of_the_Palestine_Problem_1917-1947_Part_I

    UN Human Rights Council Report by Albanese (March 2024) 

     

    For more in-depth reading:

    Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac (Bethlehem College)

    Historians like Palestinian American Rashid Khalidi (A Hundred Year's War).

    News: MSNBC's Ayman Mohyideen/Mehdi Hassan (formerly at MSNBC).

    Noteworthy Jewish-American and Israeli voices that can shed light on the history and the current crisis at hand, namely Illan Pappe, Avi Shlaim, Naom Chomsky (MIT/Famous Linguist and Political Commentator) as well as journalist Gideon Levy (Haaretz), or Raz Segal (Historian in Holocaust and Genocide Studies). 

     

  • May: Flour Power

    With the emergence of our awakening gardens, we honor Spring with FLOUR POWER! Any type of flour, sugar, corn meal, baking soda or powder, cocoa, cinnamon, oatmeal ... put on your baking hats.


    We hope you are enjoying our creative ways of making your purposeful shopping more fun. The staff at HOPE are having fun seeing what we will come up with next and are very grateful to the church for the commitment.


    Extra thanks to David Phelps for counting the 164 jars of nut butters that were collected--you all went purposefully nuts, thank you! And, many of those jars were able to be paired with jelly, jam, and Fluff as well--hurrah!

  • Hook, Needle and Stitches

    A new idea is afoot! There is some interest with those of us who Hook, Knit, Crochet, Embroider, or just want to sit and chat with those who do while having a Fellowship Hour coffee! We have decided to meet on the 3rd Sunday of the month going forward.


    Next meeting is May 19th. All are welcome! For info contact Chris Ketcham.

  • Something New!

    Starting in 2024 we have made available the texts of all of our sermons here on our website so that you can read your favorites again, or share them with friends.


    Sermons


  • Red Clover Children's Center

    Save the Date!

    Save the Date! Join us on Saturday, June 15 from 10AM to noon when we are planning to celebrate the opening of Red Clover with a community event. Details to follow.


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  • The Upper Room devotional

    Did you know that we subscribe to the "Upper Room" devotional guide? This guide contains daily devotions. Copies of the Ma/June issue are on the Communications Table in the back of the sanctuary. Please take one!