Sunday Service, September 23

The service on Sunday September 23 will be held at 10:00.

For a week at the end of June five teens and two adults from the Brattleboro Area Interfaith Youth Group, generously sponsored by the Rotary Club, The Brattleboro Area Jewish Community and and four churches: the Putney and West Brattleboro Friends Meetings and the Newfane and Guilford churches of the United Church of Christ, lived and worked with the Cheyenne River Lakota children in La Plant and Swift Bird, South Dakota.  While they helped with some construction, the focus was the running of a summer camp for over 50 children ages 3 to 18.  They played basketball and went swimming,  did art and science projects, sang songs and played games, and most of all, made friends with the  people there.  They cooked three community meals, learned about indigenous plants and foods, helped in a community garden and prepared food for a vegetable and fruit stand.
This Sunday the group will share photos and tell stories of their time together at the 10AM service at Guilford  Community Church.  The Guilford Church has actively sponsored the interfaith group for the past 9 years.
Rev Lise Sparrow will welcome the group and frame a service composed of mostly Native American songs, prayers and readings. Patty Meyer will lead the choir in three anthems: “Hallelujah”, a Muskogee (Creek) chant,  "O Great Spirit" by Adele Getty and “By the Waters of Babylon”.  The children’s wisdom story for the day is a story from the Ki-o-wa people and music for the children in Sunday School will continue the theme. Everyone is welcome.

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, check the website at 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


 "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

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 and Thursday mornings from 10-11, and Wednesday and 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. 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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