Sunday Service, November 11


Sunday November 11 will mark One hundred years since European nations gathered to sign the Armistice agreement to end World War 1.  Thirty three years ago the National Synod of the United Church of Christ followed, setting a course for churches to work for Just Peace. Following suit  Guilford Church will hold their Annual Meeting after 10am worship on November 11 to affirm the 2019 budget and a new covenant in which we as a community and as individuals, commit ourselves to embodying Just Peace in the following ways: 1) Supporting racial equality and indigenous rights 2)Standing in solidarity with, and advocating for, the poor, the homeless, and the oppressed 3)Embracing people of all backgrounds, abilities, and sexual orientations $) Working to promote the ethical use of environmental resources 6) Engaging in self-reflection and honestly confronting our own privilege and shortcomings 6) Finding effective ways to work through conflict 7) Resisting divisiveness and injustice; rejecting violence 7)Serving as witnesses for Just Peace in our community 8) Acting as true neighbors to all people. We believe that peace is possible. For Christ himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,Ephesians 2:14.
The 10am worship service will open with a traditional Hebrew round, "The Vine and Fig Tree” invoking the ancient cry that everyone might "live in peace and unafraid”.  Other anthems include: “Only Remembered” to affirm we will all be remembered for “what we have done” and “Guide  My Feet”, a sung prayer for courage and guidance. The children’s story for the day will tell the story of Sacajaweja, a Shoshone woman who acted as peacemaker among tribes and between Lewis and Clark and native peoples and the Sunday school will expand this helping children learn sign language for a native song as part of this month’s focus on Native American children. Rev. Lise Sparrow will offer a homily reflecting on the lectionary scripture for the day in Mark 12:38-44 in which a poor woman offers all she has to the work of the temple. Everyone is invited after church to a potluck fellowship followed by the Annual Meeting.

Guilford Community Church, an Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ, is fully handicapped accessible and committed to providing hearing assistance and ASL interpretation, if given notice ahead.  The church is located one mile south of exit 1 on Route 5 just in back of the Guilford Country Store.  For more information call 257-2776 or friend us on Facebook at "Guilford Community Church”. Our services are also being filmed and can be found on BCTV Wednesday morning at 7am and Sunday mornings at 8am or anytime online at www.brattleborotv.org.



 

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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Office Hours

Tuesday - Friday:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

 

Opportunities and Meetings Held Here at the Church

 

Need a ride to church? Please call Patty Meyer at 257-0994 by Friday noon.

Want to receive our weekly e-news and quarterly newsletters? Please fill out one of the cards in the pews and place it on the offering plate.

BCTV: Our services are filmed and can be found on BCTV, channel 8 Wednesday morning at 7am and Sunday mornings at 8am or anytime online at www.brattleborotv.org.

Audio-recordings of services are available through Patty at 257-0994.

Guilford Senior Lunch is offered the first and third Fridays of the month. For more information, please call Peg Curtiss at 254-9774.

AA meets on Tuesdays and Fridays. The Tuesday 6-7pm meeting is a Big Book/Step meeting and is open to alcoholics and families of alcoholics. The meeting on Friday from 5:30-6:30pm is for women only.

Living Strong strength and balance classes at the church meet on Monday & Wednesday from 5:30-6:30pm, Tuesday through Friday mornings from 10-11am.

Second Sunday Step/ StudyAn Al-Anon Family Step Work Group. This group meets the 2nd Sunday of the month, 2-4pm in the Houghton Room.

Tai Chi These classes are taught by Leah Gessner, Certified by Tai Chi Vermont, Inc. Suggested donation is $2.00 per class. Classes are on Mondays at 10:00 for experienced practitioners and 11:00 am for beginners. This class will introduce and practice the most basic movements of introductory forms taught by Dr. Paul Lam and are recommended by the Arthritis Foundation.The pace is smooth, slow and can be done while seated if necessary. Questions? Call Leah at 579-1350 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 
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