Sunday Service, November 22nd, 2015

You’ll have to turn up your volume for the first fifteen minutes or so until we adjusted George’s microphone.

George talks to the children about the changing church season and to everyone about what it means to accept Christ as your king.



Hope’s Place Thanksgiving Meal and Ecumenical Service

Thanksgiving(2)On Tuesday, November 24th, Hope’s Place will be holding their traditional  Thanksgiving dinner. Dinner will be served at 6:00PM and no reservations are needed. We welcome community volunteers from Bell and Hudson who will be serving the meal. This is also a celebration of the third anniversary of Hope’s Place!

Dinner will be followed by an ecumenical  Thanksgiving service in our sanctuary. The service begins at 7:00PM and we welcome all to join us as we give thanks for the bounty that God has provided.

November 15th Sunday Service

Please enjoy today’s service.  We think that you will especially enjoy the anthem, My Hope is Built on Nothing Less and the Veteran’s Day message from Lt. Col. Bill McClure.  We thank all of our veterans for their service to our country!

A message from our Bishop

Nov. 14, 2015
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
bishoppicGreetings in the precious name of our Lord and Savior  Jesus Christ.
May the peace of Christ that passes all understanding be with you.
While wars rage around the globe, the latest terrorist attacks in Paris strike renewed fear and anger and grief for so many lives lost.
May we be in prayer for the victims, their families, first responders, and those who perpetrate violence that they would turn from hatred toward love. 
May we offer places of refuge and support to those hurting in our communities through worship, prayer, and acts of hospitality this weekend. 
Prayers and other resources for worship in times of tragedy are available at
May we allow those who gather in our sanctuaries this weekend a time for silent prayer and corporate prayer  for the tragic events in Paris and for all other places in conflict and crisis around the globe.
At moments like this, may we turn to the words of the psalmist who reminds us “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
In Christ’s love,
Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar

Heifer Farm Visit

Saturday October 3rd turned out to be a cold and drizzly day but a hardy group bundled up and grabbed their umbrellas and headed off to Rutland to visit the Heifer Farm to attend the Global Harvest Festival.  We spent the morning learning more about Heifer International and the way that they help impoverished families.  In their Global village we saw how people from other countries live.


Heifer digging potatoes

Justin and Ethan digging potatoes in the rain

Allison, Paige and Lauren making prayer flags

Allison, Paige and Lauren making prayer flags


We met llamas and alpacas, goats and rabbits, cows and sheep and yaks!  The children were able to participate in various hands on activities at each country’s site to help them learn about the culture.

Hannah and Ethan help with the apple press

Hannah and Ethan help with the apple press

We were then able to see and help make apple cider with a hand crank press!  For some of us the best part was the delicious warm cider that they had for us to sample; it was a real treat since we were pretty cold by then!

We ate our bag lunches in the community room of the barn and then finished up our visit watching a team of bareback riders who were giving a demonstration and of course a visit to the gift shop.

Abbie and Emily hamming it up!

Abbie and Emily hamming it up!

We are hoping to head back to the farm for another visit in the late winter when they have a pancake breakfast (or lunch).  We will be able to see the maple syrup being made and hopefully there will be lots of newborn sheep and goats.

The gang

The gang

Open Forum Group

A new group has been started to stimulate discussion and to broaden our knowledge and thinking about such topics as Global Warming; Clean Renewable Energy Sources; the Hidden Economy; Government Secrecy; Farming in America; Environmental Issues; and so much more.  The group will meet for one hour at 6:30 on the fourth Monday each month.  We are calling it the OPEN FORUM GROUP.  The next meeting is on November 23rd.