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Friday August 1, 2014 -  Sunday August 31, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibit-Waitsfield Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Waitsfield United Church of Christ, 4335 Main St. (Rte. 100), Waitsfield, VT

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Saturday, August 2, Artist's Talk
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Saturday, August 2, Opening Reception
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Thursdays - Monday, August 1-31, Exhibit open

Holiness and the Feminine Spirit: The Art of Janet McKenzie - the Waitsfield United Church of Christ will exhibit the paintings of Vermont artist, Janet McKenzie, during the Vermont Festival of the Arts in August. This summer will be our second annual Art Exhibit in collaboration with The Festival of the Arts event in the valley. We are enormously privileged to be hosting Janet McKenzie and her beautiful paintings. Holiness and the Feminine Spirit is an exhibit of fifteen paintings modeled on two groups (women and people of color) that have been under-represented in traditional Christian imagery. Her painting Jesus of the People will be on view, offering a rare opportunity to see the original painting. Selected First Place Winner of the National Catholic Reporter’s global competition for an image of Christ for the new millennium, the painting invariably generates conversation. Janet’s paintings reflect her hope for greater love among all of us, for seeing with honest eyes, having an open heart, and an open mind. She strives to create art that celebrates our inherent similarities rather than our differences. What lies beyond skin and gender, within the depth of our universal soul is more alike than we’ll ever know.

Janet will speak about her work and sign her book Holiness and the Feminine Spirit on Saturday, August 2nd, followed by the Opening Reception.

Contact: 802-496-3065 (church), 802-723-4122 (artist)

Click here for a flyer.

Click here for more information about the artist.    
Saturday August 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Chicken Pie Supper-Northfield Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Maloney-Evans   802-485-8347   debra.maloneyevans@gmail.com
   

Location: United Church of Northfield, 58 South Main St., Northfield, VT

5:30 PM and 6:30 PM, Seatings 

Locally produced poultry, vegetables, fruits.

Take-Out Available-order before 8/25/14. Reservations accepted until 8/29/14.

Benefit of:  United Church of Northfield

Tuesday September 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Ministerial Standing & Standards Committee-Randolph Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rev. Laurie Krooss, Chair   802-824-6453   lkrooss@yahoo.com
   

Location: Conference Office, 36 N. Main St., Randolph, VT

 

 

Saturday September 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Board of Directors Meeting-Randolph Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rev. Amy Pitton, Chair   802-223-2424   revamyp@comcast.net
   

Location: Conference Office, 36 N. Main St. Randolph, VT

 

Tuesday September 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Annual Meeting Planning Committee-Randolph Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Conference Office, 36 N. Main St., Randolph, VT

Sunday September 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM 250th Anniversary Celebration-Newbury Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location:   First Congegational Church, 4915 Main St. S, Newbury Village, VT

The Newbury First Congregational/UCC Church will celebrate its 250th anniversary on September 14th, 2014 at a service at 10 a.m. with a pot luck meal following. This service will be a celebration of this congregation's history with music and drama.

Our congregation is the 2nd oldest gathered in the state of Vermont and the oldest in the Vermont Conference.

All are welcome.

Friday September 19, 2014 -  Saturday September 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Fall Rummage Sale-Middlebury Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Foster   802-388-7634   midducc@comcast.net
   

Location:  Middlebury Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 27 North Pleasant St., Middlebury, VT

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Saturday (Bag Day)

The Fall into Winter Rummage Sale will be held at the Middlebury Congregational Church fellowship hall. Clothing, bedding, linens, kitchen and household items, toys and books and much more will be on sale. 

Saturday September 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Fall Rummage Sale (cont.)-Middlebury Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Foster   802-388-7634   midducc@comcast.net
   

Location:  Middlebury Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 27 North Pleasant St., Middlebury, VT

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Saturday (Bag Day)

The Fall into Winter Rummage Sale will be held at the Middlebury Congregational Church fellowship hall. Clothing, bedding, linens, kitchen and household items, toys and books and much more will be on sale. 

 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Fall Rummage and Food Sale-Shoreham Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School St., Shoreham, VT

The Shoreham Congregational Church will hold its Fall Rummage and Food Sale on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 9 AM to 2 PM. The proceeds from this sale help support a variety of activities, both within the church and in the greater community.

Great bargains in clothing and other items can be found, as well as wonderful baked goods and preserved foods. A special bag sale starts at noon on clothing and white elephant items.

Donated items in good condition (no stains or rips in clothing) can be dropped off at the church between 1 and 3 PM on Thursday, September 18 and Friday, September 19. 

Contact:  Jeri 802-897-8591 for more information or to arrange for other donation times.

 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:30 PM Boundary Awareness Training (BAT)-Bedford, NH Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Bedford Presbyterian Church, Bedford, NH

Sponsor: Presbytery of Northern New England

Click here for more information/registration.    
Monday September 22, 2014 -  Wednesday September 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Ministers' Convocation-Burlington Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location:  Bishop Booth Conference Center, 20 Rock Point Circle, Burlington VT

What is Deeper than the Grave? Loving our Deepest Roots - The Convocation Planning Team is pleased to welcome the Rev. Dr. Kathleen Rusnak - Kathleen is an ordained Lutheran pastor with a doctorate in Psychology and Religion. She has been the pastor of three Lutheran congregations, a hospice chaplain in two hospices, the director of spiritual care and bereavement at The Connecticut Hospice (the first hospice in the United States), and lived and worked in Israel for over two years as the director and study coordinator of the theological department at a post-Holocaust Christian European kibbutz in the Galilee, which focused on repentance and renewal towards the Jewish people.

What will we be doing? Most pastors are ministering to aging congregations. How do we do this work well? During this time together, we will explore issues of dying and death; loss of memory and dementia; diminishing energy, physical ability, and presence among the oldest members of our congregations; and our personal emotions around our aging and inevitable death. The Gospel tells us that aging and dying are at the foundation of the Good News of life and resurrection that we strive to preach. How do we preach and live this Good News in a way that helps us and our congregations to discover “What is Deeper than the Grave”? 

Registration Deadline: September 9, 2014

Click here for brochure/registration.    
Tuesday September 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Ministers' Convocation (cont.)-Burlington Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location:  Bishop Booth Conference Center, 20 Rock Point Circle, Burlington VT

What is Deeper than the Grave? Loving our Deepest Roots - The Convocation Planning Team is pleased to welcome the Rev. Dr. Kathleen Rusnak - Kathleen is an ordained Lutheran pastor with a doctorate in Psychology and Religion. She has been the pastor of three Lutheran congregations, a hospice chaplain in two hospices, the director of spiritual care and bereavement at The Connecticut Hospice (the first hospice in the United States), and lived and worked in Israel for over two years as the director and study coordinator of the theological department at a post-Holocaust Christian European kibbutz in the Galilee, which focused on repentance and renewal towards the Jewish people.

What will we be doing? Most pastors are ministering to aging congregations. How do we do this work well? During this time together, we will explore issues of dying and death; loss of memory and dementia; diminishing energy, physical ability, and presence among the oldest members of our congregations; and our personal emotions around our aging and inevitable death. The Gospel tells us that aging and dying are at the foundation of the Good News of life and resurrection that we strive to preach. How do we preach and live this Good News in a way that helps us and our congregations to discover “What is Deeper than the Grave”? 

Registration Deadline: September 9, 2014

Click here for brochure/registration.    
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Tuesday September 23, 2014 -  Thursday September 25, 2014 Go To Top
ent_note Faith in our Music: Many Voices, Diverse Chords, Common Hopes-Richmond, VA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Union Presbyterian Seminary, 3401 Brook Road, Richmond, VA

Sponsor: Union Presbyterian Seminary

A music conference for clergy, church musicians, worship committees, and anyone interested in music in the church! Featuring John Bell from the Iona Community in Scotland; Warren Cooper, who writes and performs sacred jazz music; and Amanda Powell, whose specialty is global music.

One of the most effective and participatory parts of worship is the music. Worship music has changed tremendously over the past 30 years, and is changing still! This three-day conference will introduce new music and new music styles that can be used in your church’s worship. Through worship services in different styles, two workshop opportunities on different topics, panel discussions, and more, we will put our many voices and diverse experiences together to build hope in our faith and in the church.

Pastors, church musicians, worship leaders, and those interested in church music are welcome to attend.

A discount is offered for groups who register from the same church with more than two people. Space is limited – register early!

Discount Registration Deadline:  July 31, 2014

Click here for more information/registration.    
Wednesday September 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Ministers' Convocation (cont.)-Burlington Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location:  Bishop Booth Conference Center, 20 Rock Point Circle, Burlington VT

What is Deeper than the Grave? Loving our Deepest Roots - The Convocation Planning Team is pleased to welcome the Rev. Dr. Kathleen Rusnak - Kathleen is an ordained Lutheran pastor with a doctorate in Psychology and Religion. She has been the pastor of three Lutheran congregations, a hospice chaplain in two hospices, the director of spiritual care and bereavement at The Connecticut Hospice (the first hospice in the United States), and lived and worked in Israel for over two years as the director and study coordinator of the theological department at a post-Holocaust Christian European kibbutz in the Galilee, which focused on repentance and renewal towards the Jewish people.

What will we be doing? Most pastors are ministering to aging congregations. How do we do this work well? During this time together, we will explore issues of dying and death; loss of memory and dementia; diminishing energy, physical ability, and presence among the oldest members of our congregations; and our personal emotions around our aging and inevitable death. The Gospel tells us that aging and dying are at the foundation of the Good News of life and resurrection that we strive to preach. How do we preach and live this Good News in a way that helps us and our congregations to discover “What is Deeper than the Grave”? 

Registration Deadline: September 9, 2014

Click here for brochure/registration.    
Thursday September 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Joint Church Growth Committee / Episcopal Diocese Meeting-Randolph Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location:  St. John's Episcopal Church, 15 Summer St., Randolph, VT

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Interim Ministers Gathering-Randolph Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rev. Pam Lucas   802-728-4999   lucasp@vtcucc.org
   

Location: Conference Office, 36 N. Main St., Randolph, VT

Saturday September 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Vermont Interfaith Power & Light (VTIPL) 2014 Conference-Rutland Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Hardy      info@vtipl.org
   

Location:  Grace Congregational United Church of Christ, 8 Court St., Rutland, VT

Save the date and plan to join us!

Vermont Interfaith Power and Light's annual conference will be on Sat., Sept. 27, 2014 at Grace United Church of Christ in Rutland.

The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal will be the Keynote speaker. He is the Conference Minister of the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ and is committed to taking climate action. More details in coming months! 

 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Writing with Spirit All Day Retreat-Burlington Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: To Register: Nancy Kilgore   603-643-2931    Click here for a flyer.
   

Location: Rock Point Retreat Center, 20 Rock Point Road, Burlington, VT

Retreat Leader: Nancy Kilgore, MDiv, DMin

Click here for a flyer.    
Sunday September 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Southwest Association Fall Meeting-Rupert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location:  Rupert Congregational Church, Main St., Rupert, VT

2:00 PM, Registration
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Program

Keynote Address - Keynote Speaker -  Rev. Jim Thomas, Associate Conference Minister - “How to get more money without intimidation.” 

Practical Hands-on Workshops

Light Refreshments will be served.

Click here for a flyer.    
Saturday October 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Fall Rummage Sale-Dorset Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location:  Dorset Church, 143 Church St. (off Rte 30)Dorset, VT

8:30 AM, Outside sales begin
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Rummage Sale 1
2:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Bag Sale

he fabulous shopping day you have been waiting for is on Saturday, October 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Remember outside sales begin at 8:30 a.m.—NO EARLY BIRD SHOPPING) at the Dorset Church! The bag sale will take place from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM.

Donations of clean, serviceable winter clothing (children’s clothing is always appreciated), jewelry, purses, linens, kitchen and household items and books will be accepted at the Dorset Church on Tuesday, September 30th, Wednesday, October 1st and Thursday, October 2nd from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Please remember we now have a tent for tools and outdoor supplies. Please do not donate furniture, large appliances, TV’s, stereo equipment, computer and computer related items.

For the shopping experience you will remember--come to the Rummage Sale on October 4th! 

Saturday October 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Craft Church: From Attraction to Integration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: United Church of Bethel, 129 Church St., Bethel, VT

Sponsor:  Vermont Conference Church Growth & Vitality Committee / Center for Progressive Renewal (CPR)

Save the Date!

The next event in our Congregational Vitality Series: CRAFT CHURCH: from Attraction to Integration - This workshop is designed to offer specific and practical insights into how to get people to come to your church, then get them to come back, then get them to stay and become the Body of Christ. Vintage Churches can grow again if they learn to CRAFT services, programs, and systems in ways that are congruent with the local settings values, mission, and Vision.

Our Keynote Speaker is the Rev. Michael Piazza of the Center for Progressive Renewal (CPR). This workshop is presented as part of our three year investment with CPR to equip our churches for mission and ministry today and tomorrow! 

Cost: $25 per person includes lunch.

Click here for a flyer.

Click here for more information/registration.    
Tuesday October 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stewardship Department-Randolph Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rev. Lucia Jackson, Chair   802-436-2224   revlucia13@gmail.com
   

Location: Conference Office, 36 N. Main St., Randolph, VT

Saturday October 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  3:45 PM Super Saturday-Framingham, MA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Keefe Technical School, 750 Winter St., Framingham, MA

Sponsor: Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences of the United Church of Christ

Join hundreds of pastors and lay leaders from across two Conferences for a day of worship, workshops, forums, networking and a marketplace.

Featuring The Rev. M. Linda Jaramillo, Executive Minister of the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries Rev. Jaramillo is responsible for the church's work on human rights and social, racial and economic justice. She is a former president and vice-president of the Council for Hispanic Ministries and former co-convener of the Council of Racial and Ethnic Ministries. She will give the message during morning worship and also offer a lunchtime forum.

Workshops: Forty-eight workshops are being offered related to various aspects of church life, mission and ministries. 

Marketplace: A marketplace will give participants a chance to learn about a variety of ministry opportunities and to shop their favorite vendors, such as Magnificat Liturgical Artwork and Spirit and Fire Pottery.

Be Green! We encourage attendees to bring their own reusable water bottles and/or travel mugs.

Be Seen! (on macucc.org) We will have a professional photographer taking portraits for use on macucc.org. We’ll be looking for people of every age and ethnicity, singles, couples and families. Come prepared with your best smile! 

Cost: $54 per person or $44 per person in church groups of 5 or more who register at the same time.

Registration deadline:  October 10, 2014. 

Click here for more information/registration.    
Sunday October 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Parables: A Still Speaking Worship Event-Wayzata, MN Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Boulevard, Wayzata, MN

Sponsor: UCC Local Church Ministries, Faith Formation Team

Come experience PARABLES. Reflect on the experience and bring back what you can to your own ministry settings.

PARABLES is an interactive, "special-needs friendly" Worship Service, open to anyone and everyone. It is designed for the "little red fish in all of us – that part of us that yearns to swim against the tide!" This service celebrates the gifts of all who are part of the Body of Christ – those with special needs and those without. Check out PARABLES and what others have to say about it. 

This worship event is designed for worship leaders, faith formation directors, pastors, disability ministry volunteers, Sunday school teachers...anyone interested in making your church and worship services more inclusive.

This event is made possible with support from the Minnesota Conference Ashley Endowment.

Click here for more information/registration.    
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misc_none 12:30 PM Champlain Association Fall Meeting-Burlington Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    802-864-7384   GEBC50@aol.com
   

Location: First Congregational Church UCC, 38 South Winooski Ave., Burlington, VT

The Fall Champlain Association Meeting will be at First Church in Burlington on October 26. A chicken and biscuit/vegetarian option luncheon at 12:30 will be followed by a brief business meeting and program.

Sunday November 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Grafton-Orange Association Fall Meeting-Meridan, NH Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location:  Meridan Congregational Church, 5 Mitchell Dr., Meriden, NH

Thursday November 6, 2014 -  Friday November 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3rd Annual Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future Conference-Dover Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      vtvision2014@vermontpartnership.org
   

Location: Grand Summit Hotel & Conference Center, Mount Snow Resort, Dover, VT

Sponsor: Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity 

 The 3rd Annual Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future Conference (aka Vermont Vision 2014) will be held once again at the Grand Summit Hotel & Conference Center of the Mount Snow Resort located in Dover, Vermont. The conference dates are November 6th and 7th, 2014.

Vermont Vision 2014 is a participant-driven, strategy-sharing conference of Vermont leaders dedicated to enhance business-essential diversity, inclusion and equity practices.

Registration is now open.

The early registration fee is $125 until September 1, 2014 after which open registration is $150.

Those of you without Paypal accounts can still pay via credit/debit card through our Paypal portal. If you experience any problems please contact us or follow our off-line payment instructions:

Click here for more information/registration.    
Saturday November 8, 2014 -  Sunday November 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Let Them All Come: A Still Speaking Worship Event-Denver, CO Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Washington Park United Church of Christ, 400 S. Williams St, Denver, CO

Sponsor: UCC Local Church Ministries, Faith Formation Team

Let Them All Come - an opportunity to explore inclusive worship.

Engage in an inclusive, intergenerational worship experience, followed by lunch, discussion, and reflection. Does your church want to be more inclusive of all generations in your worship services? Or is the space in your church underutilized and you want to use it to be more inclusive of your neighborhood? Wash Park UCC has wrestled with these issues (and more) and wants to share with you what they’ve learned and help you take their lessons back to your ministry settings.

This worship event is designed for pastors, worship leaders, faith formation directors, music and worship team members, faith formation volunteers, and facility planners. Plus, children are welcome at the worship service. Child care will be provided for the conversation following lunch. 

Click here for more information/registration.    
Saturday November 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Vermont Ecumenical Council (VEC) Conference on Drug Addiction-Rutland Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joseph Gainza      jgainza@vtlink.net
   

Location:  Grace Congregational United Church of Christ, 8 Court St., Rutland, VT

Save the date!

Vermont Ecumenical Council will be holding a conference to address root causes of drug addiction. More information to follow.
Friday April 17, 2015 -  Saturday April 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Northeast Ecumenical Stewardship Council Event-Boxborough, MA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Holiday Inn, 242 Adams Pl., Boxborough, MA

Sponsor: Northeast Ecumenical Stewardship Council (NESC)

The Northeast Ecumenical Stewardship Council is pleased to announce its next event: Stewardship in the Changing Church: Moving from Consumerism to Generosity. Featuring Keynote Speakers: The Right Reverend Michael Curry and Ben Stroup.

This event will also feature multiple workshop opportunities, “TED” talks, and amazing worship.

Registration opens Fall 2014. 

Save the Date!

Click here for preliminary information.    
Friday April 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Vermont Low Income Advocacy (VLIAC) Legislative Day-Montpelier Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location:  Statehouse, 115 State St., Montpelier, VT

Save the Date!

 

Tuesday June 30, 2015 -  Friday June 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none General Synod 30-Cleveland, OH Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location:  Cleveland, OH

Save the Date!
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