United Church of Northfield
Monday, December 22, 2014
58 South Main Street, Northfield, VT 05663
We are a member of Vermont Conference.  The United Church of Christ and are affiliated with the National
Unitarian Universalist Association and the Northern New England District of the UUA
Historically we are united from Congregational and Universalist roots.
The Frist Sunday of each month we have Communion Sunday and our
Dolma Sunday offering (sponsored child of the Tibetan Chidren's Village, Dharamsala, India).
We offer a Gluten Free Communion option.  We are handicap accessible.
Photo by John Knox
Pastor Sherry (Darlene) Baer
(802) 279-7251 (cell phone)
(802) 685-9967 (Home)
OFFICE HOURS:  Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Church Office Phone:  485-4431
Church e-mail:  uccnorthfield@trans-video.net  
 Joy-making, shepherding God, your love, goodness, mercy, and grace are constantly before us.
May we know you so well tht we implicitly trust you, and unselfconsciously live to your glory and praise
Advent and Christmas
November 30th:  1st Sunday in Advent:  A family is invited to light the first candle of our Advent wreath.  The Creche will be on
a table and the children will add a few creatures waiting for the coming babe.
December 7th:  2nd Sunday in Advent.  A family will light the second candle.  After Worship, all are invited to help decorate the sanctuary
with greens and candles.
December 13th:  3rd Sunday in Advent.  Another family is invited to light three candles.  The tree is up and has lights.  Children
will be asked to put a shoe in front of the altar.  Coffee hour will include Christmas cookies and hot cocoa. You are invited to bring
a dozen of your favorite cookies to share.
December 21st:  4th Sunday in Advent.  A family will light the four candles in the Advent wreath.  Worship will include a carol
sing and the children will be involved in the service, and they will see what is in their shoes (and hear a special story).
December 24th:  Christmas Eve:  A service of Nine Lessons and Carols at 7PM.  Worship closes with a traditional candlelight
ceremony to usher in a holy Christmas Day, a day we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Order Now - $15.00 per plant.  Forms are available on the back table of Sanctuary
or on the church website or by contacting Bev Knox or Laura Ranker
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.
 Annual Stewardship Campaign
 The Finance Committee is finalizing the pages and pictures for the notebooks that will be used this year in our annual stewardship
drive.  Thank you for all pictures submitted.  We are looking forward to Rev. Jim Thomas who will be our guest preacher on September 7th
and he will speak on stewardship and faith.  The Campaign will "officially" start on September 21st with a special hymn sing service and potluck meal to share afterwards.  We are looking forward to everyone having a chance to be involved this year!
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.
"Friday night Suppers" are now "Community Suppers":
The first one will be at the United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Sept 9th.
It is hoped we will pick up a Tuesday night a month.  Perhaps our first one could be on September 22nd?
Please talk to Pastor Sherry if you are willing to help out with this important mission
of our church that has become an expression of our faith in action in this community.  


COFFEE HOURS:  A time for fellowship

        Host and Hostesses needed!

Please consider signing up to host a coffee hour.  Coffee hour Hosts/Hostesses will be asked only to make coffee and tea water and a cold beverage.  Anyone, on any given Sunday, wishing to bring a food item to share during the coffee hour is welcome to do so.


   Discovery Hour Classes 


Discovery Hour for children has begun on Sundays from 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM.  Children leave the Sunday morning worship service after the Children's Time with Pastor Sherry Baer and join their teachers in Howes Hall for a Sunday School lesson.  Bible stories are shared and discussed with games, drama, arts and crafts and food making used to reinforce the daily lesson.  Classes are multi aged up to grade 6.  Nursery Care is provided for infants.


Come and join us for a potluck lucheon every third Sunday.  This is a good time to visit, parents don't have to cook a meal, and we all get to eat delicious food.  It is truly Church family at it's best!  This continues to be a fun time to get together and visit over a wonderful meal.  We need 2 people to set up the tables, and set out the food for the potlucks.  Please see a deacon if you would like to do this for the upcoming one --- or for another month!  This will be really appreciated by all as we love this time of fellowship.

We offer gluten-free Communion.


LOCATION: The United Church overlooks Depot Square and is in the center of Northfield at 58 South Main St. across from the Municipal Building.  Traveling north on I-89, take exit 5 onto Rt. 64 heading towards Rt. 12 (Main St.)  Turn right onto Rt. 12 and proceed past Norwich University, then three blocks north. United Church is on the left with the village clock on  the steeple.                                                                      

You are always welcome in this faith community. Our church seeks to provide caring prayer and presence to all people. We welcome anyone who is seeking a church family and who wishes to worship with us.

Send a prayer request                                                           
The United Church is a landmark in the Northfield community.  

 It is a church for all seasons!