Psalmody, Poetry and Prophecy at Guilford

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In her book "Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith, 21st century" Anne Lamott writes: "...music is about as physical as it gets: your essential rhythm is your heartbeat; your essential sound, the breath. We're walking temples of noise, and when you add tender hearts to this mix, it somehow lets us meet in places we couldn't get to any other way." And so it is that tomorrow the Guilford Community Church will echo with psalms, poetry, scripture and music for Advent. Rev Sparrow offers "there is so much beautiful poetry and music written for Advent and Christmas that we have decided to give the day over to these profound delights!" The Nowell singers Tony Barrand, Fred Breunig, along with Peter Amidon, will offer a Nowell favorite from their years of touring, the choir will offer two favorite anthems and the congregation will enjoy the chance to sing advent hymns. Inspiration beyond the music will come from contemporary poetry and prophecy from the Old Testament.

As the adults dip their toes in these treasures during worship the children will continue with crafts and learning the movements and dances for next week's pageant. After church the congregation will enjoy its annual dessert potluck and anyone willing will go caroling for local neighbors and loved ones in nursing homes.

Next Sunday, December 18, is the Annual Pageant replete with angels shepherds and unexpected delights. Christmas is celebrated Christmas Eve, December 24, at 4 and 11pm. Everyone is welcome.

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Welcome!

"No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey…you are welcome here." 

Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. We are Open and Affirming and fully handicapped accessible. We provide hearing assistance and an ASL interpreter, and have large-print Bibles in the pews as well as large-print copies of the bulletin. Everyone is welcome.

We are a member of the Vermont Conference of the United Church of Christ (UCC).

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Calendar

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11
Worship Leader: Fred Breunig
Dessert Potluck & Caroling after church
Overflow Shelter Meal

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17
Pageant rehearsal 9:00 a.m.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18
Christmas Pageant

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22
Memorial Service for June St John

CHRISTMAS EVE, DECEMBER 24
CANDLELIGHT SERVICES - 4 pm and 11pm

CHRISTMAS DAY, DECEMBER 25
No Services

 

Office Hours

Mon. & Tues.: Closed
Wed. - Fri.: 8:30 to noon/1:00-5:00

               
 
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