United Church of Northfield
Saturday, January 31, 2015
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  
 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.
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.
 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.
Northfield Food Shelf 
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. 


   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!