Annual Meeting Nov. 13
LEGAL WARNING TO THE MEMBERS OF THE GUILFORD COMMUNITY CHURCH, UCC, GUILFORD, VT
The Annual Meeting of the Guilford Community Church, United Church of Christ, will be held in the Sanctuary of the church on Sunday, November 13, 2011, after the morning service, to set upon the following business:
ARTICLE 1. To elect officers and committees for the ensuing year as required by the By-Laws of the Church.
ARTICLE 2. To adopt a budget for the calendar year as proposed by the Finance Committee.
ARTICLE 3. To conduct any other business that may legally come before the membership.
On behalf of the Church,
Joy W. Amidon, Clerk
October 23, 2011
Choir concert Oct. 22
This Saturday, the choir performs such favorites as City of Heaven, Great Trees, Let the Life I Lead Speak for Me, and others. Join us at 7:30 for an evening of musical pleasure.
2011 Fall Pie Sale
If you had seen the Guilford Church kitchen on Thursday morning, October 6, you would never have believed that, by Saturday morning, there would be over 150 pies ready to sell. The women of the church stepped up to roll pie crusts, peel apples, make baked beans, and fill all those pie shells, bringing in over $1700 for the work of the church. Here are a few photos; click on a photo to start a slide show.
Online raffle ticket sales are CLOSED. You can still buy tickets at the bazaar, 9-1:30 Dec. 3! To learn about the quilt, and see photos, please
A specially called meeting of the Guilford Community Church, United Church
was held on Sunday, December 11, 2011 in the Sanctuary immediately
following the service
July 4th Parade
Standing on the Side of Love is the theme for Brattleboro's 4th of July parade this year—led by us! Join the interfaith community at 9 in the high school parking lot to show your support for respecting all people. Wear your red comma t-shirt or pick one up at the parking lot. Those who want to will sing with the Chorus of Community led by Peter Amidon. More information on the singing at
Aug. 7 Barbecue
This Sunday, August 7th, the Home Services Committee will be hosting the church birthday barbeque and collecting presents for the Aids Project.
For the Barbeque: Home Services will provide hot dogs, burgers, tofu pups and veggie burgers, buns, condiments and beverages. We would like to invite the congregation to bring their favorite side dish (such as green salad, pasta salad, baked beans, veggies with dip, fruit…). Desserts and chips are also welcome. No sign-ups, just a true potluck.
For the Aids Project: Please bring gifts wrapped and labeled for these children living in families with AIDS:
2 boys, 4 years old
1 boy, 8 years old
1 boy, 10 years old
1 girl, 13 years old
Our plan is to picnic on the lawn between the shed and play structure. Bring a blanket and spread out on the lawn or enjoy the shade of the tents. If the weather is not cooperating, we’ll be inside. See you there!!
Concert Friday June 10
A CAPPELLA À LA CARTE - BRINGING IT HOME
Friends of Music at Guilford/Guilford 250th Anniversary & Guilford Community Church 9 o'Clock Choir present A CAPPELLA À LA CARTE on Friday, JUNE 10. Original a cappella chorale compositions by: Peter Amidon, Mary Alice Amidon, Andy Davis, Zeke Hecker, Don McLean, Gwenyth Walker, and Robert DeCormier
Guilford Community Church 9 o'Clock Choir
Blue Moon Vocal Quintet
This Friday, June 10
FOMAG meeting 6:00 pm
Community potluck 6:30 pm
Concert - 7:30 pm followed by dessert
$10 adults/$5 for students/$25 for family max includes the dessert buffet reception. More info at (802) 254-3600 or by email at
. Visit online at http://www.fomag.org.
Pastor Lise Sparrow will be on sabbatical from June 9, 2011 to August 31, 2011. As a part of her contract with the church, we agreed that she would have sabbatical leave after five years of service. She began as our part-time, then interim pastor in 2000, and was called to be our settled pastor in the fall of 2001. Accordingly, she is now taking her second sabbatical. Lise expects to become a grandmother during this break!
During Lise's sabbatical, pastoral duties will be covered by the lay leadership and by Rev. Judith Kinley. Margie Serkin will continue her wonderfully efficient office work, and the lay leaders, deacons, service coordinators and committees will continue in their roles.
If you have needs or concertns that require pastoral attention, please call the pastor's phone (802-257-2776). Every day while Lise is away, one of the lay leaders will check for confidential messages and will respond to each message.
Women's Retreat April 16
A Day of Spirit, Song, Scripture, and Silence
Saturday, April 16, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Choir please arrive by 8:30 a.m.
For more information, talk to Lise or Mary Alice
Registration fee is due by Sunday, April 10th.