UPCOMING EVENTS

Building Fellowship Through Small Gatherings 

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Coming Soon!

NEWS FROM THE DIACONATE:  Within the next month or so, we are looking forward to holding some small gatherings, just for fellowship and for getting to know each other better. So please be on the lookout for the opportunity to sign up to host such a gathering or to attend one!   And you may find it hard to believe, but Lent will soon be upon us! News about various Lenten offerings will be announced soon.  We are excited that, once again, the Lenten breakfasts which are so enjoyed by members of our Bethany church family and members of our Randolph ecumenical family, will be happening again.

"For the Living of These Days" Discussions

3/12, 3/22 and a third date tbd

The Peace and Justice Committee, in coordination with the Diaconate, is offering three discussion opportunities during Lent, designed to help us think about how we respond to life in the world today.  We face many uncertainties, the refugee crisis, the opiate crisis, ongoing wars, concern for the environment, ongoing racism -  and many of us feel a bit overwhelmed!  Session One will be Sunday, March 12, after church, and will center on how we listen; how we speak; and the possibility of changing our minds, on occasion!  The second, on Wednesday, March 22 at 7 PM, will be more specifically faith-related - how does our faith teach us to respond?  The third session will be led by our Youth Group, with the date tbd soon! We will learn of some of the issues they confront, and how they respond.  Please join us, ready to learn and grow!


One Great Hour of Sharing

4/2

This offering supports partners in countries with ministries that fund health, education and agricultural development, emergency relief, refugee ministries and both international and domestic disaster response. Bethany will be receiving this offering on April 2, 2017.
One Great Hour of Sharing Top 100 Churches lists four churches I. Vermont and yes!! Bethany Church UCC of Randolph is one of this number!! Thank you for your generosity!!



​​​​​​​2017 Lenten Ecumenical Breakfasts

See Dates Below

2017 Lenten Ecumenical Breakfasts at Bethany Church UCC 7:00 – 7:45 a.m. Bethany Church Fellowship Hall Come enjoy breakfast and seasonal messages from area pastors. March 8 – Rev. Lee Moore, Retired Minister in the United Church of Christ March 15 – Neil Richardson, Member of St. John’s Episcopal Church March 22 – Rev. Kim McKerley, Bethany Church UCC March 29 – Pastor Roger Wotton, United Church of Randolph April 5 – Pastor George Sweet, Baptist Fellowship Church April 12 – Rev. Jim Thomas, Associate Conference Minister, VT Conference UCC.



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Holy week and Easter

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Seder Supper:

We will host a Seder Supper and Service of Tenebrae on Thursday, April 13.  The supper begins at 5:30 with worship at 7:00 PM.


Good Friday:
On Good Friday, April 14 from noon - 3:00 PM we will offer an "open sanctuary" event in conjunction with St. John’s Episcopal Church. Participants may attend for some or all of the three hours. During the event people may engage in a variety of worship-related activities: create art, listen to music and readings, experience silent prayer.  The event will be held at St. John's Church at 15 Summer Street in Randolph. 


Easter:
We will celebrate the Festival of Easter with two worship services. Our brief, early morning outdoor worship will be held at 6:30 AM and will be followed by breakfast in the Fellowship Hall.  We will worship in the sanctuary at 10:00 AM.  There will be lots of music from the brass ensemble, choir and organist.  There will also be a special time with the children and a message from our pastor.  Please  join us for the grand celebration of Easter!


Save the Date! 

5/7

Mark your calendars for May 7th. We will have, as our guest preacher, Rev. Dr. James Moos, Executive Minister for Wider Church Ministries UCC and Co-Executive of Common Global Ministries, a shared ministry between the UCC and the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.  Dr. Moos will also offer a program after a lunch.  This is a wonderful opportunity for our church to learn more about the wider church, and, as well, a delight for Kim, as Dr. Moos is a friend and colleague, and his visit, in part, honors her 8 years of service on the Global Ministries Board.  Welcome, Dr. Moos!

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