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Homecoming Picnic – Sunday, September 10

Please invite your friends and neighbors to worship on Sunday, September 10 – and then stay for this fun event for all ages that will follow the 10am service on the church lawn (or in our beautiful dining room if … Continue reading

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Stewardship 2017-2018 Online Pledging & Information

During our Stewardship Season, each of us has the opportunity to participate fully in the stewardship of our Church by making a pledge for the May 2017 to April 30, 2018 fiscal year. Stewardship information packets have been distributed by … Continue reading

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Free Legal Clinic on Sunday, April 23

Our Christian Action Committee has  organized pro-bono (free), confidential, Community Legal Clinics, open to our church members and to the wider community, featuring volunteer Vermont attorneys! The next three Legal Clinics are scheduled to be from 1 to 3pm at … Continue reading

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Harvest Bazaar/Chicken & Biscuit Supper: Oct 21-23

The “Women of the Church” Fall Harvest Bazaar and Chicken & Biscuit Supper are set for the weekend of October 21 through 23. The Bazaar opens on Friday, October 21 at 3pm, the day of the Chicken & Biscuit Supper. … Continue reading

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Hurricane Matthew – How to Help

Your Mission Committee met this week as Hurricane Matthew was doing devastating damage to Haiti. As we publish this communication, millions in the U.S. are evacuating coastal towns and cities in our southeastern states. The Mission Committee highly recommends giving … Continue reading

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Now Hiring: Children’s Ministries Coordinator

Seeking organized, energetic and caring leader for Children’s Ministries at First Congregational Church UCC of Burlington, VT. Responsibilities include working with clergy and lay leadership to plan, organize and support faith formation programs (i.e. Church School, activities, etc.) for our … Continue reading

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Oct 7 Faithful Friday to Focus on the Seasons!

  Rev. Sally May and our Worship Committee have everything in place for this week’s Faithful Friday Worship and Dinner! The October 7 event celebrates God’s Creation and the beauty of the four seasons, and the worship service will focus … Continue reading

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Minister’s Message – “What Do You See?”

With these words, the Rev. John Dorhauer opened our Clergy Convocation on White Privilege. The question also implies what we do not – or cannot – see. Even for Sally May and me (neither one of us new to this … Continue reading

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Forum on Sun, Sep 25 – Susan Cottrell

Join us Sunday, September 25 to hear speaker Susan Cottrell, former Evangelical and mother of a LGBTQ offspring, and founder of an organization called FreedHearts. She will speak for a few minutes at both the 8am and 10am worship services. … Continue reading

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Minister’s Message – Thank God for You!

How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you? – 1st Thessalonians 3:9 Are you as excited as I am? I can’t wait for Sally’s ordination … Continue reading

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