PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
God-with-us in right relationship, open us to understand the unjust relationships in
which we participate every day. Inspire our concern and guide our actions with your Spirit, as
we question and seek to change them to reflect your justice and love. Help us claim our baptisms in Christ
as a belessing and source of power. Amen
The annual meeting of the UCN is January 25th following the morning worship service. All reports are now past due
to the church secretary; Please submit then asap. The church council, acting as the Nominating Committe.
wishes to hear from anyone interested in serving on a committee or in a church position.
HOSPITALITY CALENDAR LEADERS -2015
The 2015 Hospitality Calendar is being compiled. If you can assist with this important church ministry and
are willing to usher or greet on a given Sunday morning please contact Laura Ranker (802-229-4351)
or Pastor Sherry (802-279-7251) and we will gladly schedule you for a Sunday worship service. Your
help is greatly appreciated and needed. Thank you.
Thanks to all those who decided to mak a financial pledge to the United Church of Northfield for the
upcoming year. We are close to being able to finalize a summary of the pledges in order to begin to
build the budget for next year. We hope to receive more pledges soon from folks who are continuing to
support the church despite living outside of Northfield and Vermont. All of this will help us prepare for the annual
meeting on the last Sunday of January. If you have not made a pledge and would like to, it's not too late.
There are pledge forms on the table in the back of the church. Please place completed pledge forms in
the envelope and drop it in the offering plates.
COFFEE HOUR HOSTS NEEDED
Please sign up to host a coffe hour. Sign up sheets are located in Howe's Hall on the wall just outside
the kitchen door. This is an important part of the church ministry and provides a time for fellowship.
INFANT & Toddler CARE
We welcome Ellisa "Lisa" McCarthy into the church community. Lisa attends Norwich University as a cadet and comes highly
recommended to serve as our childcare provider on Sunday mornings during the worship service.
Lisa will be available to care for infants and toddlers from 9:45 to 11:15 as needed,
Please introduce yourself to Lisa and extend your hospitality to her.
CERV still needs winter clothing in good condition. Use basket in sanctuary for your donations. Fall and
Winter are fast approaching. Warm clothing, especially children's and men's winter coats and snowsuits,
Fall clothing for women and children, and shoes in good condition will be gratefully received. Use the
large woven basket in the sanctuary to place your donations and Linda Gray will bring them to CERV.
Please note: If, at any time, you or someone you know, needs food, please contact Linda Gray at (802-595-1173).
She is in charge of the Northfield Food Shelf, and she can help in an emergency.