Guilford Community Church UCC will continue its Season of Creation under the leadership of Rev Lise Sparrow, focussing at the September 18 10AM service.
This new season of the church year is celebrated around the world and across denominations during the four Sundays that precede St Francis of Assisi Day (4 October).
The three year cycle allows us to go deeper into the joy and challenges of living responsively and joyfully as part of God’s creation. Scripture readings are taken from Job 39 and Luke 19: 39-44 and the liturgy for the day will lift up the many species at risk of degradation. The children's affirmation for the day is "God Is Everywhere within and Around Me" and is part of the new "Joyful Path"curriculum. Children will spend time outdoors looking for the many home of plants and animals and their connection to them.
Music for the day will include Lakota hymns and two anthems under the direction of Andy Davis: "Desert Pete", a folk song by Billy Edd Wheeler and a spiritual entitled "Rocks Gonna Cry Out!". Anyone wishing to sing in the choir should arrive by 8:55.
Teens from the Brattleboro Area Interfaith Youth Group (BAIYG) will tell stories of their trip to the Cheyenne River Lakota Reservation in South Dakota during and after the service for those interested. Some of the teens will also be at Newfane Congregational Church tomorrow and next week at Dummerston Congregational Church for their 9:30 AM service. The youth group currently has member from five faith communities, also including the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community and St Michael's Catholic Church. For more information call Rev Sparrow at 257-2776.