July 15, 2012—Jon Erik Brodhurst completed his Eagle Scout project, placing a bench he had made beside the tree planted by Wangari Maathai at GCC, and dedicating it to her. The first part of the project was the construction of a "sister" bench at the site of the sacred tree in the district of Nyeri, Kenya, during the interfaith youth group's trip there in April.
May 20—noon, sanctuary. Slides from the interfaith youth group's trip to Kenya. Potluck lunch.
Return from Kenya
Interfaith Youth Group Returns from Kenya Service Trip
A mission trip to Kenya April 18-27 was the culmination of two years of preparation by the Brattleboro Area Interfaith Youth Group, led by Pastor Lise Sparrow of Guilford Community Church. The 12 youth and 8 adult chaperones, representing five different church congregations in Windham County, returned with lasting memories, a great appreciation for their host village and a deeper understanding of their common humanity.
Kenya trip 2012
From April 18 to April 27, a group of teens and adults from Guilford Church, All Souls, Dummerston, and St. Michael's will travel to Kenya and back! You can read about their experiences and see photos at http://brattleborointerfaith.blogspot.com/
On May 20, after church, the group will show slides and talk about the trip at GCC.
African Dinner Feb. 25
The Brattleboro Area Interfaith Youth Group is hosting an East African Supper on Saturday, February 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the church as a fundraiser for their mission trip to Kenya in April, and as a memorial for Wangari Maathai, the founder of the Green Belt Movement in Kenya, who recently passed away.
The menu includes traditional meat
Spaghetti supper Jan. 16
Supper 5-7 p.m. Adults and teens $10; $5 twelve and under.
Martin Luther King Jr. celebration 7 p.m.
Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, and brownies—all delicious reasons to attend the interfaith youth group's supper on Monday, January 16
Moses comes to Guilford
The Sunday School children, under the direction of Rev. Sandy Daly, brought the story of Moses to life during the service on November 20. Click on a photo to start slideshow.
The youth group prepared a delicious African dinner on Saturday, October 15 at All Souls Church in West Brattleboro at 6 p.m. All proceeds go to a service trip to Kenya in April 2012 by Brattleboro Area Interfaith Youth Group members. The menu included traditional meat and vegetarian dishes such as African sweet potato soup, samosas, chicken legs, beef stew, Ugali, spicy greens, plantain chips, rice, beans and dessert of sweet cornbread and fried banana. We're thankful for the friendly help offered by Paul, our resident Kenyan.
20-family tag sale!
Families of the Interfaith Youth Group held a tag sale on September 17 from 8:30 to 1:30 at the church to raise money for their 2012 trip to Kenya. Members of the church donated items for the group to sell, in addition to the individual family collections. The tag sale raised about $2450 when all families' income plus the group income from the joint table were added together.
Chili Supper May 14
The interfaith youth group put on a chili supper at the Broad Brook Grange on May 14 to coordinate with a western swing dance that was part of the Guilford 250th year celebration. Not many came, but those who did had all they could eat of a delicious chili, cornbread, salad, and homemade baked goods. All the food that was left was sold after church the next day—people LOVED the instant dinners!
Don McLean took photos and video, and Evelyn McLean put them together into a fun, short scrapbook of the evening.
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