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Church Matters - our monthly newsletter.

  • Advent Adult study: Watch for the Light

    Join Pastor Andy and Pastor Elizabeth in an Advent Adult Study each Tuesday at noon during the season of Advent. Together, you will read and discuss selections from "Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas." The class meets at noon in the Russell C. Carpenter Room and/or on Zoom.


    Reading assignment for December 13th class:

    Kathleen Norris, pg. 44

    Lenoardo Boff, pg. 165

    Philip Yancey pg. 251

     

    Zoom link here.

  • Christmas Season Calendar

    Potluck Lunch             December 11     11:15 a.m. 


    Christmas Pageant      December 18    10:00 a.m. 

    Messiah Sing                                         2:00 p.m. 

    New Light                                              4:00 p.m. 


    Christmas Eve             December 24     4:00 p.m. 

                                                                  7:30 p.m. 


    Christmas Day             December 25    10:00 a.m.

  • Once a month Potluck lunches

    Our Potluck Lunches will be held on the first Sunday of each month!


    Join us after worship on Sunday, December 11th for a Chili Cook-Off - all are welcome. The tables will be set and all you need to do is bring a dish to share. Food that needs to be refrigerated or kept warm can be dropped off in the Fellowship Hall kitchen before church and the Kitchen Crew will follow your instructions. Looking forward to seeing everyone for a great meal and some fun activities.



  • alternative gift and christmas card sale!

    Habitat for Humanity of Addison County Christmas card sale is back on! Habitat will once again hold their alternative gift fair and Christmas card sale during coffee hour after church on December 18. This is a chance to give your friends or relatives a gift that will help Habitat for Humanity of Addison County build their next home. Gifts are priced so that children can also participate. Shop the alternative gift fair!

  • Middlebury Messiah Sing

    Join in our annual community "sing-along" of selections from Handel's Messiah here at our church on December 18th at 2:00 p.m. A Middlebury holiday tradition open to all! We invite you to come and sing along (or simply watch and listen!) as we join together for many choruses from Handel's "Messiah" -- including the famous "Hallelujah" chorus! 


    We welcome string players (violin, viola, cello); kindly bring a music stand. We'll also hear soloists from our local community and church choirs. Jeff Rehbach conducts. Music scores provided; the church is well ventilated (masks welcome); donations gratefully accepted at the door ($5-$10 individual; $10-$20 family). 


    Come joyfully make music this season with friends and neighbors, a Middlebury tradition since 1984! More information: jeff.rehbach@gmail.com or 802.989.7355

  • Help those in Need for Christmas

    Parents who do not have the funds with which to purchase gifts for their children may come to HOPE and select new books, toys, games, and other items for their children, free of charge. The shop is set up in our office building, and can be accessed by appointment.

    Parents who wish to register should call (802)388-3608 or email receptionist@hope-vt.org.


    Donate Items to the Holiday Shop

    We welcome your donations to the Holiday Shop. Click below to view the Holiday Shop Wish List


    Donate Books to the Holiday Shop

    We are also looking for book donations for the Holiday Shop. 

    Suggested titles

  • Morning Has broken

    Our Art in Unity show, "Morning Has Broken" featuring photography by David Phelps was very successful!


    All the artwork has been sold, but David is taking orders on duplicates. Contact the office if interested. Proceeds benefit the Holiday Bazaar fundraiser.


  • Church Council

    Between annual meetings, the Church Council meets on the second Wednesday of the month to fulfill its responsibility to coordinate the church's programs and business. Council has the powers generally ascribed to a corporation's board of directors.


    The Church Council is composed of the following Church members:  Moderator, Clerk, Treasurer, Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor, and the chairpersons of the six church boards.


    Minutes


    Zoom link

    Meeting ID: 834 6026 1231

    Passcode: 213261

    Call in: 646-931-3860

  • All Boards

    The basic life and work of the church is under the direction and supervision of church boards, which meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month. This month - December 21st!


    Zoom link

    Meeting ID: 863 2522 7733

    Passcode: 098876

    Call in: 646-931-3860