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Bulletin 10-16-2016

NURSERY CARE AND CHURCH SCHOOL Babies and children of all ages are invited, welcomed and encouraged in our worship services. We have a nursery available for infants through three years of age for your convenience. We have a basket in the narthex filled with children’s worship activities to use during the worship service. The nursery room is staffed with two volunteers who would be happy to care for your child while you attend worship. You may drop your children off in the nursery room at 9:45 a.m. Following the children’s sermon all children ages 4 through 7th grade are invited to go to church school . All children are to be picked up immediately after worship.


ACOLYTE AND BEADLE: In the past only children have served as our acolyte (bringing in the light of Christ and leading us in the Lord’s prayer) and beadle (carrying in the word of God and ringing the bell to start our worship service). Numerous people have shared interest in also serving in this role, which is very symbolic and meaningful. This upcoming year we are asking parents to serve with children, grandparents and grandchildren, friend with a friend, any combination. Our faith gets passed down from generation, to generation and it happens by intention. If you feel called to serve in this ministry, please talk to Gretchen Lima during coffee hour or feel free to call her at 362-5548 or email her at gretchenlima@aol.com. We will be putting together a schedule in the near future and we will add you into the rotation.

CRAFTS NEEDED FOR WOMENS FELLOWSHIP SERRV SALE Are you a sewer, knitter, or an all around crafter, we need your handiwork. If you haven’t gotten started yet, there’s still time. The “Alternative Gift Fair” is the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 26th . Whatever your talent, we will appreciate your contributions to our craft sale!

EAT, PRAY LOVE TO STUDY THE BIBLE Meets on Thursday evenings from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Come and share a simple meal of soup, bread and salad, prayers and a lesson taught by Rev. Gray. Everyone is welcome!

SERV COUNTER is open this Sunday

QUILTERS – The Dorset Church Quilters will begin meeting Tuesday, October 18th in the vestry. We meet Tuesdays between 10 am and 2 to 3 pm. Bring a lunch. Come early or join us for lunch and stay. Welcome!

BENNINGTON COUNTY COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS is hosting its annual “Take a Bite out of Homelessness” gala on Saturday, October 22nd from 5:30 to 10 pm at the Hubbell Homestead at Colgate Park in Bennington. There will be a full course dinner, a silent and live auction; a cash bar; dancing; and live performances by Nicki Shippen, Julie Shea, and Beard and Glasses featuring Sam Clement. Tickets can be purchased at Vermont State Employees Credit Union, 194 North Street; Rite Aid Plaza in Bennington, by calling 802-440-2487, and online at eventbrite.com. All proceeds will benefit BCCH.

SECOND HOUR Please join us on October 23rd at 11:45 for our Second Hour Presentation by Linda Waite-Simpson, head of Compassion and Choices. As a legislator in the Vermont House of Representatives, Linda voted for the Aid in Dying bill which passed in 2013 and is now Act 39. Compassion and Choices has led efforts to ensure all Vermonters understand the law so they can advocate for themselves and make informed decisions in the their own best interests and that of their families. In addition to explaining the law, Linda will answer any questions posed by interested listeners.

CELEBRATE THE BEGINNING OF THEIR JOURNEY Alex and Ben were married October 9, 2016 in a small private ceremony in Lake Placid, New York. Jim and Esther invite you to wish the newlyweds well, on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 109 Church Street, Dorset, Vermont. 12:00 p.m.—2 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served

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