United Church of Dorset and East Rupert – Dorset Vermont

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The rose on the altar is in honor of the birth of Theodore John Bowser. Theodore is the grandson of Ellen Wright. Theodore weighed in at 10 lbs. 15 oz. Congratulations Grandma Ellen!

SAVE THE DATE! In response to the Peru Church’s immediate need for steeple fix and a bathroom, our choir is preparing an exciting benefit concert. The Bondville Boys will be joining us too! Sunday, April 26th, 4PM, Peru Church

The Deacons of the Dorset Church are making plans for the next new member series. We would like to invite anyone interested in becoming a member to call 867-2260 to schedule a home visit from Rev. Gray. New members will be installed on Pentecost Sunday, May 24th during the morning worship service.

LOOKING AHEAD Spring Rummage Sale will be held on Saturday, April 25th!

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE wants to alert the church community that applications for scholarships awarded for the 2015-16 year are now available in the office. Call 867-2260 or email dorsetchurch@gmail.com . We encourage all high school seniors with an affiliation to our church who plan to attend college to apply. We also encourage all previous recipients of the scholarship who are continuing their college education to apply. APPLICATION DEADLINE is April 15, 2015.

COMMUNITY FOOD CUPBOARD ANNOUNCES FEINSTEIN CHALLENGE GRANT  The Community Food Cupboard will again be participating in the Feinstein Challenge. For the eighteenth consecutive year, the Feinstein Foundation of Rhode Island is offering a million dollar grant to help fight hunger across the country. Donations made to CFC during March and April will help us to bring a portion of that grant here to the Northshire area. Last year, we assisted about 1,000 individuals. Your gift at this time will go even further to help us to keep our shelves stocked through spring. If you would like to take up the challenge with us, please send your contribution to CFC, P.O. Box 864, Manchester Center, VT 05255. Donations of non-perishable food are counted at one dollar per pound for the grant and may be left in our collection box in the Manchester town office building or Shaw’s Supermarket.

ANNUAL TRIP TO WESTON PRIORY Tuesday, March 31 – 5:00AM Meet in church parking lot

MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICES will be held on Thursday, April 2.

  • 5:00 PM – Foot-washing Service
  • 5:30 PM Agape Supper (Potluck)
  • 7:00 PM Tenebrae Service with Communion


ECUMENICAL SUNRISE EASTER SERVICE April 5 at 6:45 am at the Dormy Grill in Manchester . Rev. Dr. Steven Jewett will deliver the message. The public is invited. Following the Sunrise Service, coffee and donuts will be served at the First Congregational Church vestry. The public is invited. For information/questions, call Skip at 867-5976.

EASTER SERVICE April 5 – 10:00 am