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Worship Directory A publication of The Addison Independent March 21, 2013


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Whether in a formal group, church, synagogue, or mosque, or in a private and solitary way, many people are connected to traditions of worship. With this annual publication, we seek to provide a directory of venues and resources that help to draw a picture of the many places of worship within our communities. This guide comes at a time of year when many faiths celebrate Passover and Easter. Others simply mark the season with new growth and life as we emerge from winter into spring. Whatever the cause of celebration, we are fortunate to have a vibrant and active community of worshipers within our county lines. Assembly of God Christian Center............................................12 Baha’i Faith................................................................................12 Bristol Federated Church.............................................................5 Champlain Valley Christian Reformed......................................11 Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society.....................13 Christian Science Society............................................................7 Congregational Church of Middlebury......................................11 East Middlebury United Methodist Chruch...............................16. First Congregational Church of Cornwall....................................3 Grace Baptist Church.................................................................14 Havurah, the Jewish Congregation of Addison County...............3 Memorial Baptist Church.............................................................4 Middlebury Friends Meeting.......................................................2 Middlebury United Methodist Church.......................................16 New Haven United Reformed Church.........................................6 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Roman Catholic Church....................10 Shoreham Congregational Church...............................................7 St. Ambrose Catholic Church....................................................14 St. Jude the Apostle Roman Catholic Church............................10 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church ........................................................5 St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church - Orwell..............................14 St. Peter’s Catholic Church........................................................10 St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church...................................................4 St. Timothy Anglican Church......................................................7 Vergennes Congregational Church..............................................3 Vergennes United Methodist Church.........................................11 Victory Baptist Church..............................................................13 Weybridge Congregational Church..............................................6 West Addison United Methodist Church...................................11

MEAD MEMORIAL CHAPEL, MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE, MIDDLEBURY


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The Vergennes Congregational Church UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Youth Opportunities & Confirmation

We are a

Caring Community

• Vibrantly diverse congregation of ages and stages together in a caring environment.

Worship

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!

Led by Rev. Gary Lewis • Sunday Morning at 9:30 and Special Services throughout the year.

Habitat for Humanity

Children’s Message, Sunday School, Christmas Pageant

Local Mission Outreach Contact us to find out more!

30 South Water St., Vergennes, VT • 877-2435

vucc@vergennesucc.org

www.vergennescongregationalchurch.org

Sunday Service 9:30

Community Food Shelf

Seniors Monthly Meeting

THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF CORNWALL At our church you will find: vital and engaging worship, spiritual nourishment, a warm welcome, intergenerational activities, generosity, a sense of community, holy hilarity, soul-filling music. We are an open and affirming church. All are welcome to our worship services on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School and childcare during the service. PASTOR: The Rev. Dr. Mary Kay Schueneman MINISTER OF MUSIC: The Rev. Dr. Burt Dudding SUNDAY SCHOOL LEAD TEACHER: Amanda Payne

2598 Rt. 30, Cornwall

802-462-3111

To contact us directly, call 802-388-8946, or email president@addisoncountyhavurah.org


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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church - Celebrating faith, family and friendship - Working to build a more loving, compassionate world The Rev. Alan Kittelson, Rector Park and Main Streets Vergennes, Vermont 05491 Tel. 877-3322 Sunday Worship: 8:00 am Holy Eucharist 10:00 am Holy Eucharist with Music, Sunday School and Childcare

An open and inclusive church. Come join us!

www.saintpaulsvergennes.org

Bristol Federated Church White church on the corner of Church and North Street, across from the fire station

www.bristolfederatedchurch.org

802-453-2321 • bristolfederated@yahoo.com History: A combined community of United Methodist and United Congregational Churches. Preserving the worship traditons of John Wesley and Jonathan Edwards. Philosophy: We are a community of faith gathered to praise and serve our Lord by hearing and studying His Word and reaching out to care for others. Missions local and worldwide: Partners in Mission with: Have a Heart Food Shelf, CROP Walk, Heifer Project, HOPE, Habitat for Humanity, Haiti Relief, UMCOR, AA, Easter Seals and DCF.

Worship Services: 10:15 a.m. Worship service including: active K – 12 Sunday School Coffee hour fellowship after service Seasonal Adult Bible Study Pastor: Reverend Bill Elwell

Music: Dynamic contemporary and traditional music with full choir.

Join us for Easter Sunrise Service, March 31, 2013 at the Bristol Recreation Field at 6:30 a.m. followed by Easter Breakfast at the Bristol Federated Church. All are welcome!


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WEYBRIDGE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH United Church of Christ

The Weybridge Church is a small, active congregation with a big heart. We are: an Open and Affirming Congregation in the United Church of Christ, involved in interfaith and ecumenical events and programs in the Middlebury area, known for community events such as our fall chicken pie supper, outdoor live nativity service, and Easter breakfast. We are committed to mission and service to others. Mission and outreach is a core expression of our faith. The church provides financial support to local, national and international organizations, such as John Graham Shelter, Vermont Kids for Peace, and Hands to Honduras. Members are actively involved in CROP Walk, Mothers Without Borders, HOPE, Community Dinners and more.

Weybridge Hill on Weybridge Road, or Rte 23, 3 miles north of Middlebury and 4 miles south of Rte 17 Interim Pastor: Rev. Leonard Rowell Home Phone: 802-388-8410 Church Office: 802-545-2579 Email: lar17g@myfairpoint.net Address: 2790 Weybridge Road, Weybridge, VT 05753

At the heart of our life together is: WORSHIP, which is lively in style yet traditional in form, and enhanced by an enthusiastic and inspired choir. LEARNING, which is offered in adult study groups and Sunday School, and FELLOWSHIP, which is warm and welcoming for all.

Though our current brick-and-stone house of worship was built in 1847, this congregation has been worshiping on Weybridge Hill since 1794. We invite you to come — and celebrate God’s presence, seek God’s word for your life, offer your gifts, and share in a caring and inclusive community of God’s people.


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Christian Science Society, Middlebury P.O. Box 452, Middlebury, VT 05753 History Established in August 1954, the Christian Science Society, Middlebury, is a branch of The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, MA. It has been holding Sunday and Wednesday services at the Middlebury Community House since its formation. Purpose To bring to the community an opportunity to learn how spiritual healing is as revelant today as when taught and practiced by Christ Jesus. The Bible is the foundation, with correlated teachings from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Contacts: Sylvia Coffin 453-3439

Worship Services are held at Middlebury Community House, Main and Seymour Streets, Sunday at 10 A.M. and Wednesday at 7:30 P.M. Both services include readings from the Bible and Science and Health, and the Wednesday service includes testimonies of Christian Science healing. Sunday School for students up to the age 20 is held at 10 A.M. All are warmly welcome to attend both the Sunday morning and Wednesday evening services. Steve Weber 545-2028

Shoreham Congregational Church United Church of Christ

Our worship and Bible studies help us to both learn the Word of God and put it into practice in our lives.

Worship: Sunday 10 AM

Main Street and School Rd. on the Town Green Shoreham, VT 897-2687 Pastor Gary O’Gorman

Activities: Worship, Bible studies, Women’s Fellowship, Vacation Bible School, Ecumenical Choir, Strawberry Festival, Jamaican Hymn Sing, Lobster Dinner, Shoreham Festival, and a variety of local and international missions.

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.


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Area Religious Directory The Addison Independent prints these free listings on a spaceavailable basis throughout the year. Send new and updated information including schedules, staff, phone numbers, e-mail and Web addresses, to news@addisonindependent. com, or by mail, fax, or in person to our office. This religious service listing is also online at addisonindependent.com. Addison ADDISON COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH. Addison four corners, routes 22A and 17. The Rev. Stephen Payne, pastor. Sunday school and prayer meeting, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday evening Bible study, 7 p.m.; Thursday choir rehearsal, 7 p.m.; church calendar at http://acbc. famundo.com/public/calendars. WEST ADDISON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. Copastors, Michael Doran and Charlie Magill. Sunday worship, 9 a.m. Information: Doran, 877-3484; Magill, 879-6238. Brandon/Forest Dale BRANDON BAHA’I COMMUNITY. Meets for regular Sunday morning devotions every Sunday at 10 a.m. For location information and more, call 2473919 or 345-0373.

GRACE CHURCH. Route 73, Forest Dale — part of St. Thomas and Grace Episcopal Church. (May through October services will be held at St. Thomas Church in Brandon Village at the corner of Route 7 and Prospect.) 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, simple service, no music; 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, familyfriendly service with music. Sunday morning program for children preschool and older (during the school year). 247-6759. The Rev. Margaret (Margo) Fletcher, rector. LIVING WATER ASSEMBLY OF GOD. 76 North St., Forest Dale. Lewis Butterfield, pastor. Sunday service and children’s church at 10 a.m. 247-4542. ST. MARY’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. 38 Carver St. Father Albert “Skip” Baltz, pastor. Mass schedule at St. Mary’s, Saturday, 4 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.; Mass at St. Agnes’ in Leicester, Sunday, 8 a.m. 247-6351. ST. THOMAS & GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Route 7, Brandon village, corner of Prospect Street. (November through April services will be held at Grace Church on Route 73 in Forest Dale.) 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, simple service, no music; 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, family-friendly service with music. Sunday morning program for children preschool and older (during the school year). 247-

MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH (AMERICAN BAPTIST) SOUTH PLEASANT STREET, MIDDLEBURY 6759. The Rev. Margaret (Margo) Fletcher, rector. Bridport BRIDPORT CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. (Conservative Congregational Church Conference). The Rev. Tim Franklin, pastor. Summer worship schedule (through August): Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. No Sunday

HOPE COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP. Bridport Community Hall, 52 Middle Road. Pastor Jeff Kauffman. Age graded Bible classes, 9 a.m. Second service, 10:30 a.m. Bible studies on Sunday nights. 759-2922 or hopecommunityfellowship.org. ST. BERNADETTE’S / ST. GENEVIEVE’S PARISH. Part of the combined mission of St. Mary’s in Middlebury, offers Mass Saturday, 7:30 p.m., November through April only. St. Genevieve’s in Shoreham has Mass from May through October at 7:30 p.m.

BRANDON BAPTIST CHURCH. Routes 7 and 73 West, Brandon. Sunday services, 11 a.m.; adult and young adult Bible study, 10 a.m.; Sunday school for ages 5 and up. Wednesday prayer and Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Handicap accessible. 2473339 or www.brandonbaptistchurch. org.

Bristol BRISTOL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP. Meet at the River, 400 Rocky Dale Road. Sunday, 9 a.m. 453-2660, 453-4573 or 4532614. www.bristolcf.org.

BRANDON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, U.C.C. A “God Is Still Speaking” church. Route 7, P.O. Box 97, Brandon. The Rev. Richard A. White, pastor. Sunday worship, 10 a.m. year round; Sunday school, 10 a.m. (October through May); choir Wednesday, 7 p.m. (September through June). 247-6058 or brancong@sover.net. BRANDON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. Franklin Street. Kathleen A. Bevan, pastor. Regular worship, 10 a.m., Sunday school every Sunday, 10 a.m. Fellowship hour, 11 a.m. Child care. Holy Communion, first Sunday. 247-6524.

school. Nursery care provided. Coffee hour immediately after service. 758-2227 or www. bridportchurch.com.

FEDERATED CHURCH OF BRISTOL. The Rev. Bill Elwell, pastor. Sunday worship and K-12 Sunday school, 10:15 a.m., year round. Child care provided. Coffee hour follows service. 453-2321, rescueme97@yahoo.com or www. bristolfederatedchurch.org.

THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF MIDDLEBURY (UCC) 2 MAIN ST., MIDDLEBURY

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF BRISTOL. The Rev. Michael Kroll, pastor. Sunday service, 10:15 a.m. For Bible studies, Sunday school, and youth group times, call 453-2551 or find the First Baptist Church of Bristol on Facebook.

ST. AMBROSE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. Fr. Yvon J. Royer, pastor. Saturday, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. Confessions: Saturday, 6-6:15 p.m.; Sunday, 7-7:45 a.m. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH. 839 Rockydale Road. Bruce Wilkinson, pastor. Sabbath school, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; worship, Saturday, 11 a.m.; weekly Prayer Meeting, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. 453-4712. Charlotte CHARLOTTE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. Church Hill Road. The Rev. Will Burhans, pastor. 10 a.m.: Worship service and Sunday school. 425-3176. OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. Saturday 4:30 p.m. at St. Jude, Hinesburg. Sunday and 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, and 9:30 a.m. at St. Jude, Hinesburg. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP. Charlotte Children’s Center, Ferry Road. Child care available. Pat Neal, 4253136; Diane Butler, 425-2373. Cornwall FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF CORNWALL. Route 30. The Rev. Dr. Mary Kay Schueneman, pastor. Sunday worship 9:30 a.m., with nursery care and Christian education provided. 462-3111 or cccucc@shoreham.net. (Continued on Page 9)


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Area Religious Directory (Continued from Page 8) East Middlebury EAST MIDDLEBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. Corner of Routes 125 and 116. The Rev. Elisabeth Smith, pastor. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. Sunday worship and children’s Sunday school, 9 a.m. Choir rehearsal Sunday, 8:30 a.m. www. eastmiddleburyumc.org. VALLEY BIBLE CHURCH. Routes 7 and 125. Rev. Ed Wheeler. Services on Sundays: Sunday school for all ages, 9:30 a.m. Worship services 10:45 a.m. (Nursery provided) and 6:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesdays; Youth Group and AWANA meet on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. 388-7137 or valleybiblechurch.us. Ferrisburgh CROSSROADS CHAPEL. Route 7, Brown Church. Pastor Charles Paolantonio. Non-denominational Bible-believing fellowship. 11 a.m. worship service. Nursery begins Sept. 6. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., starting Sept. 13. 425-3625. FERRISBURGH COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. Route 7, Ferrisburgh, next to the town offices/Grange hall. The Rev. J.W. Hong. Sunday worship, 9 a.m. (802) 876-7622. NORTH FERRISBURGH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. 277 Old Hollow Rd. The Rev. Kim Hornung-Marcy, pastor. Sunday worship, 10 a.m.,

Sunday school, 10 a.m. Nursery available. Call for information on youth group and adult education. 425-2770, nfumc@madriver.com or www.nfumchurch.org. Hancock and Granville COMMUNITY CHURCH OF HANCOCK AND GRANVILLE. Above the Town Hall, Route 100, Hancock. The Rev. Wayne Holsman, pastor. Meets at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Sunday school at 10 a.m. 767-3797.

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH. 52 Merchants Row. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. Visitors welcome. www.gracebaptistmiddlebury.com or 453-3003. GREEN MOUNTAIN SANGHA. Havurah House, 56 North Pleasant St. Buddhist and non-denominational meditation. Practice, instruction, stress management, all levels welcome. Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. Teacher Ann S. Barker. gms@skymeadow.net or 388-7329.

Leicester COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE. 39 Windy Knoll Lane. The Rev. Philip Smith, pastor. Sunday: coffee and fellowship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; the Truth Project, 5 p.m.; evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Dare to Care program, 6 p.m. LIFEBRIDGE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. 39 Windy Knoll Lane (services held at the Church of the Nazarene). Sunday worship, 8 a.m. LifeGroups meet weekly, call for schedule. 247-LIFE (5433). www. lbccvt.com. ST. AGNES’ MISSION. Leicester Whiting Road. Father Albert “Skip” Baltz, pastor. Mass on Sunday, 8 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s in Brandon, Saturday, 4 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. Lincoln SUNRAY MEDITATION SOCIETY AND SUNRAY PEACE VILLAGE. 2202 Downingsville Rd. Home of the Green Mountain Ani

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF VERGENNES (UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST). WATER STREET, VERGENNES Yunwiwa and Vajra Dakini Nunnery. Cherokee Ceremonial Cycle on new moons; Cherokee and Tibetan Buddhist teachings offered. Come join us to renew the Sacred Hoop in these times. 453-4610 or www. sunray.org. UNITED CHURCH OF LINCOLN. The Rev. David Wood,

pastor. Sunday worship, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school, 11:15 a.m. Sunday youth, 6:30 p.m. 453-4280, ucol@ gmavt.net, unitedchurchoflincoln.org. Middlebury CHAMPLAIN VALLEY UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY. Corner of Duane Court and Charles Avenue. The Rev. Barnaby Feder, minister. Sunday service 10 a.m. Religious education and nursery care provided. 388-8080. www.cvuus.org. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY, MIDDLEBURY. Middlebury Community House, Main and Seymour streets, Sunday, 10 a.m.; Sunday school 10 a.m., Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF MIDDLEBURY (UCC). 2 Main St. The Rev. Andrew Nagy-Benson, pastor. Sunday worship and church school at 10 a.m. Nursery care provided. 388-7634. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS. 133 Valley View Drive, Buttolph Acres. 388-3102. Ward President, Bishop Brandon Hicks. Sunday: Sacrament meeting 10 a.m.; Sunday school 11:15 a.m.

ST. STEPHEN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH ON THE GREEN IN MIDDLEBURY

EASTERN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN WORSHIP. Information on service in the Middlebury area: 453-5334.

HAVURAH, THE JEWISH CONGREGATION OF ADDISON COUNTY. Havurah House, 56 North Pleasant St. A connection to Judaism and Jewish life. Independent and unaffiliated. High Holy Day services are held jointly with Middlebury College Hillel. Weekly Hebrew school from September to May. 388-8946 or www.addisoncountyhavurah.org. MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH (AMERICAN BAPTIST). South Pleasant Street. Arlen Vernava, interim pastor. Adult and teen classes on Sunday, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday morning worship and church school (nursery provided) 10 a.m.; Wednesday evening service and Bible study, 6:30 p.m. www. memorialbaptistvt.org or 388-7472. MIDDLEBURY FRIENDS MEETING (SOCIETY OF FRIENDS: QUAKERS). Havurah House, 56 North Pleasant St. (Route 7). Sunday, 10 a.m., First Day School (September through June), childcare provided. MIDDLEBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. Corner of Route 7 and Seminary Street. The Rev. Elisabeth Smith, pastor. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. Traditional service Sunday, 10:45 a.m.; contemporary service Wednesday, 7 p.m. Choir rehearsal Thursday, 7 p.m., with Director of Music Dr. Kevin Parizo. Adult study, Sunday, 10 a.m. Children’s Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. with Gus Jordan, leader. SAINT MARY’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION). Father William Beaudin, pastor. Masses: Saturday, 5:15 p.m., Sunday 8, 10 a.m. (Continued on Page 15)


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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church Pastor:

Lord’s Day Masses:

Father David G. Cray, S.S.E. 802-425-2253 E-mail: dgcray@gmail.com

Saturday at 4:30 p.m. & Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at Saint Jude Church Sunday at 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Weekday Masses:

2894 Spear Street P.O. Box 158 Charlotte, VT 05445 802-425-2637 E-mail: carmel@gmavt.net Website: www.olmccharlotte.org Established: 1858

Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 8:00 a.m. at Saint Jude Church Tuesday & Thursday at 5:15 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at Saint Jude Church and by appointment AA Meeting: Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

Saint Jude the Apostle Roman Catholic Church Pastor:

Weekday Masses:

Father David G. Cray, S.S.E. 802-425-2253 E-mail: dgcray@gmail.com

Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 8:00 a.m. at Saint Jude Church Tuesday & Thursday at 5:15 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

Lord’s Day Masses:

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at Saint Jude Church

Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at Saint Jude Church and by appointment

Sunday at 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

AA Meeting: 10759 Route 116 (P.O. Box 69) Hinesburg, VT 05461 802-482-2290 • E-mail: StJude@gmavt.net Website: www.stjudevt.org

Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church


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The Congregational Church of Middlebury, U.C.C. No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

Worship Service Sunday 10:00 Nursery care provided.

Philosophy Our mission is to live as Jesus taught, loving God and loving our neighbors as ourselves. Open and Affirming congregation.

Pastor Rev. Andrew Nagy-Benson

Outreach Saturday Community Breakfast, Community Lunch, Community Supper, Transitional Housing, Service Trips

Education Church School classes (pre-K - 8th) Junior and Senior High Youth Groups Adult Bible Study

Please join us on Easter

Music Chancel Choir Junior Choir Adult Bell Choir Junior Bell Choir 2 Main St., Midd. • Office: 27 No. Pleasant St., Midd.

802-388-7634 • www.midducc.org

Pastors Michael Doran Charlie Magill Church Phone 877-3376 Come join our warm caring fellowship.

Vergennes United Methodist Church Main Street, Vergennes Sunday Worship 10:30 am

Activities: Worship, Singing, Choir, Sunday School, Bible Studies, UMW, Suppers and Mission Projects.

West Addison United Methodist Church Jersey Street, West Addison Sunday Worship 9:00 am

73 Church St., Vergennes, VT 05491 church: 877-2500 · pastor: 877-3009

Sunday Worship: 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM

“I am a new pastor here in Vermont and am still getting to know people in this community. Give me a call if you are curious about the Christian faith or our church.” — Pastor Phillip Westra

Educational classes meet on Sunday mornings after worship. Coffee Break for women, our adult Bible study and youth group meet twice a month on weekday evenings. Online at cvcrc.net or

fb.com/cvcrc


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You’re always welcome in God’s family!

Find out more about us at www.agccvt.org or call (802) 877-3903 Located on VT Route 7 1/4 mile North of VT 22a between Ferrisburgh and Vergennes

Service Times: Easter Sunday, March 31st Sunrise Service at 7:00a.m. Sunday AM Worship Times Sunday School:9:00 Worship: 10:00 En Español: 11:00 Sunday Evening @ 6:00 Adult Life Bible Study 24-7 Youth - 7-12 grade Kids’ Club - 3 yrs.- grade 6 And other monthly events


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Victory Baptist Church Home

of the Ark Preschool/Kindergarten

862 US Route 7 • P. O. Box 160 • Vergennes, VT 05491 www.victoryvt.org

802-877-3393

email:victoryvt@gmail.com

Pastor Tim Taylor • John Kaufman, Youth & Music

We are a friendly congregation and we try to provide ministry to all ages. Please join us for a service! When do we meet?

Sunday 9:45 a.m. • Bible Hour-Age-divided classes from nursery through high school. Six different adult classes available from which to choose. Sunday 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.- Worship Services Wednesday 6:30 p.m.- AWANA Kids Club Program for children ages 3 years through 6th grade during the school year – Jungle Safari Adventures during the summer • JaM Sessions for Junior High • Youth Group for Senior High • Prayer & Bible Study for Adults - Nursery provided for infants through 3 years old provided for all services. - Deaf interpretation available for all services. Come visit us or join us online as we live stream our services at www.victoryvt.org

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS for 2013 AWANA Club Grand Prix Pinewood Derby Race Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 pm Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 30 – 10:00 to 11:30 – Crafts, Prizes, Snacks, Egg Hunt Easter Services, Sunday, March 31 7:30 a.m. – Sunrise service followed by breakfast 9:45 a.m. – Bible Hour 11:00 a.m. – Special Easter Worship Services NO EVENING SERVICES ON EASTER DAY

Missions Conference - April 17-21 – Wednesday through Friday at 6:30 pm Ladies’ Brunch - Saturday, May 4 - 10:00 am Gospel Concert - Friday, May 17 - 6:30 pm – Drexel University Choir Concert Free Community Truck Day - Saturday, May 18 – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Free to all – see big trucks of all kinds, with games, free popcorn, hotdogs and more! Special Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day services - May 12 and June 16 – 11:00 am Vacation Bible School - June 17-21 – 9:30 to 11:30 each morning. Our theme is “The Great Egyptian Escape”


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Grace Baptist is a friendly community of the followers of Jesus Christ. We strive to emphasize the love of our Savior, trust in the Scriptures, and the worship of God as we enjoy each others company in the Family of God. Our goals are to partner to reach our community and the world with the good news of salvation provided by Jesus Christ, to encourage faithful trust in the Scriptures, as we strive to live lives pleasing to the Father. We delight in meeting new people and hope you will visit us soon.

SAINT AMBROSE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY West Street, Bristol, Vermont

Bristol • Lincoln • Monkton New Haven • Starksboro

Fr. Yvon J. Royer 802-453-2488 email: stambros@comcast.net Website: saintambrosevt.org Rectory Address: 11 School Street, Bristol, VT 04553

Holy Week Schedule: Palm Sunday: Saturday, March 23 Sunday, March 24

6:30pm 8:00am

Holy Thursday: 7:00pm Good Friday: 7:00pm

Easter Vigil: March 30, 7:30pm Easter Sunday: March 31, 8:00am

Regular Mass Schedule: Saturday, 6:30pm

Sunday, 8:00am

Monday & Wednesday, 8:30am

Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30pm

All our welcome to join our celebrations

Mass Schedule

Sunday Tuesday

10:30 AM 7:00 PM

Easter Sunday

March 31

9:00 AM


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Area Religious Directory Handicap accessible. 897-2687. Starksboro/South Starksboro EPISCOPAL GATHERING AT THE JERUSALEM SCHOOLHOUSE. Behind Jerusalem Country Store, Route 17, S. Starksboro. The Rev. Molly Bidwell. First and third Sunday of each month, 9:30 a.m. 453-5537.

EAST MIDDLEBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CORNER OF ROUTES 125 AND 116, EAST MIDDLEBURY (Continued from Page 9) ST. STEPHEN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH. On the green in Middlebury. The Rev. Dr. Susan E. McGarry, rector. Sunday morning services, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Adult education, choir and childcare at 9 a.m. Childcare and Sunday school available at the 10:30 service. Mondays: Free community lunch, 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays: Healing service, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Communion in the chapel, 12:05 p.m. Thursdays, Christian meditation, 4 p.m. 388-7200 or www.ststephensmidd.org. ST. TIMOTHY ANGLICAN MISSION. Middlebury Community House, 6 Main St. The Rev. Alex W. Cameron. Sunday services, 4 p.m. Service consists of an informal homily followed by the celebration of the Eucharist. Monkton MONKTON FRIENDS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. The Rev. Bill Elwell, pastor. Sunday worship, 8:45 a.m. 453-2321 or rescueme97@yahoo.com. New Haven ADDISON COUNTY CHURCH OF CHRIST. 145 Campground Road. Dale Pennock, preacher. Worship assemblies, Sunday, 9 a.m. and 11:20 a.m. Bible study classes for adults and children, Sunday, 10:30 a.m., and Tuesday, 7 p.m. Call for free Bible study course or in-home Bible study. Watch Bible Forum on MCTV-15 (Middlebury) or NEAT-19 (Bristol). 453-5704 or 545-4772. NEW HAVEN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. The Rev. Abby Gackenheimer, pastor. Church services and Sunday school at 10 a.m. on Sunday. 453-3777. NEW HAVEN UNITED REFORMED CHURCH. 1660 Ethan Allen Highway (Route 7). The Rev. Jeremy Veldman. Sunday

services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday school 11:30 a.m. 349-7175. Orwell FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. The Rev. David Anderson, pastor. Sunday worship service, 10:45 a.m. 948-2900. SAINT PAUL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. The Rev. Henry Ferman. Mass Sunday, 10:30 a.m., and Tuesday, 7 p.m. 468-5706. Ripton RIPTON COMMUNITY CHURCH, UNITED METHODIST. All are welcome. Service at 4 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. Rochester FEDERATED CHURCH OF ROCHESTER. The Rev. Gregory Homan, pastor. Sunday worship, 10 a.m. 767-3012. Sunday school during the school year. ST. ELIZABETH ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. Sunday, 9 a.m. Salisbury SALISBURY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST). The Rev. John Grivetti, pastor. Sunday worship service, 10 a.m., church school 10 a.m. Shoreham ST. BERNADETTE’S / ST. GENEVIEVE’S PARISH. Part of the combined mission of St. Mary’s in Middlebury, offers Mass Saturday, 7:30 p.m., November through April only. St. Genevieve’s in Shoreham has Mass from May through October at 7:30 p.m. SHOREHAM FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHUCC. The Rev. Gary O’Gorman, pastor. Intersection of Main and School streets. Sunday service, 10 a.m., with child care available.

SOUTH STARKSBORO FRIENDS MEETING (SOCIETY OF FRIENDS: QUAKERS). Dan Sargent Road (call). Sunday worship and First Day school, 9:30 a.m., preceded by singing at 9 a.m. 453-4927. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF STARKSBORO. 2806 Vermont Route 116. Pastor, Larry Detweiler, (802) 434-6715 (home), (802) 989-2679 (cell) email revdets@ gmail.com. Sunday mornings: 10 a.m., Chat, Chew and Renew, adult Bible study and fellowship; 11 a.m., Sunday worship, Communion monthly on the first Sunday; also at 11 a.m., Sunday’s Cool for School, grades K-3 and 4-8, with program coordinator Roberta McKinney, Kidsrme7316@yahoo.com; noon, Sunday’s Cool meal and Sunday’s Cool program closure by 1:30 p.m. Monthly: fourth Thursday, Starksboro Senior Meal, 11: 30 a.m., Brenda Boutin, senior meal coordinator, 453-6354.

F. Lewis, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m., nursery, church school ages 3-8th grade. Info: www. vergennescongregationalchurch.org, 877-2435 or vucc@vergennesucc. org. PANTON COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH. Eric Carter, interim pastor, and John Rood, summer intern. Summer hours: Sunday morning worship service, 10 a.m. Nursery and junior church provided. ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Corner of Main and Park streets, Vergennes. The Rev. Alan Kittelson, rector. Holy Eucharist on Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m., with child care during the 10 a.m. service. 877-3322 or www. saintpaulsvergennes.org. ST. PETER’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. The Rev. Yvon Royer, pastor. Masses: Saturday, 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Confessions: Saturday, 3:304:15 p.m.; Sunday, 10-10:15 a.m. VERGENNES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. Main Street, Vergennes, across from the Vergennes Opera House. The Revs. Michael Doran and Charlie Magill, co-pastors. Sunday worship, 10:30

a.m. 877-3376. VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. 862 Route 7. Tim Taylor, pastor. Sunday: Bible hour classes (for all ages), 9:45 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Adult prayer and Bible study, AWANA Clubs (for boys and girls 3 years to 6th grade), JaM Junior High Group, Youth Group (high school), 6:30 p.m. Nursery (birth to 3 years) provided for all services. Deaf interpretation available. 877-3393. Weybridge WEYBRIDGE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. The Rev. Len Rowell, interim pastor. Sunday worship at 10 a.m. 545-2579. Whiting WHITING COMMUNITY CHURCH. The Rev. William Jones, pastor. Contemporary Sunday morning service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school for all ages, 10 a.m.; regular Sunday morning service, 11 a.m. 623-8171.

Sudbury SUDBURY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. Route 30, on the green, sanctuary upstairs in the ca. 1807 Sudbury Meeting House. Sunday worship and Sunday school (for children K-7), 10:30 a.m., July 4 through Aug. 22. 623-7295. Vergennes/Panton ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHRISTIAN CENTER. 1759 Route 7, Vergennes. The Rev. Arthur Adams, senior pastor. Sunday school (all ages), 9 a.m.; worship service and children’s church, 10 a.m.; evening service and youth group, 6 p.m. Spanish worship service, 11 a.m.: prayer open house, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Phone, 877-3903; fax, 8773924; e-mail, agcc@comcast.net; website, www.agccvt.org. CHAMPLAIN VALLEY CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH. 73 Church St., Vergennes. The Rev. Phillip Westra, pastor. Sunday worship services: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday school and Bible study for all ages. 877-2500. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF VERGENNES (UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST). Water Street. The Rev. Gary

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Pastor: Rev. Elisabeth Smith

We are open! Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

47 North Pleasant Street Office: 802-388-2510 pastorelisabeth@yahoo.com

CHURCH IS ABOUT MAKING A DIFFERENCE

in people’s lives through the experience of worship that involves mind and heart, spiritual growth, becoming mission-minded, offering fresh starts and second chances and proclaiming the good news to all people that God loves you.

MISSIONARY PARTNER Jeremias Franca

director of Chicuque Rural Hospital & Center of Hope in Mozambique

MISSIONS • Assist with community lunch and supper • Support Midd-summer lunch and recreation program • Volunteer at Charter House • Support back-to-school shop and Christmas shop • Support Habitat for Humanity, HOPE, CVOEO, CROP Walk, Church World Service, United Methodist Commission on Relief (UMCOR)

LOCATIONS Middlebury United Methodist Church Corner of Route 7 and Seminary Street

Traditional Worship Service Sunday, 10:45am Contemporary Service Wednesday, 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal

East Middlebury United Methodist Church Corner of Routes 116 and 125

Worship & Children’s Sunday School Sunday 9am Choir Rehearsal Sunday 8:30am

director of music, Dr. Kevin Perizo

Thursday, 7:00pm Youth Group 1st Sunday 12:30pm

www.middleburyumc.org

www.eastmiddleburyumc.org


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