United Church of Northfield
Sunday, September 21, 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  
Welcoming Sunday and Discovery  Hour for the children resumes on September 14th
Welcome back!
 Sunday Septermer 7th
Rev. Jim Thomas will be our guest preacher and he will speak on stewardship and faith.
Coffee hour to follow the service.  Your special coffee hour treats will be much appreciated.  There will be no
Deacons'meeting this Sunday as Rev. Jim will be meeting with the Finance Committe.
INFANT CARE position available durning Sunday morning worship service.
If you are interested in providing infant care on Sunday from 9:45 AM to 11:15 AM and are
experienced and qualified for the position please see Pastor Sherry Baer or Laura Ranker for more details
Paid compensation is based on hours worked.
 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!
October 5, 2014
Hear more about it on Sunday, August 31st
During the 5th Sunday Mission moment. 
August item of the month:  Cereal - all varieties.
Coming in October!  T0 support the VT Conference of the United Church of Christ.
It will be at the Chandler Music Hall in Randolph on Friday night, October 10th at
7:30 pm.  It is a fundraiser for the VT Conference of the U.C.C.  The money raised
will go to:
-helping individual churches to thrive
-working for the peace and justice (local and internationally)
-building Open and Affirming awareness
-fostering multiracial and multicultural endeavors
Individual tickets are $25.00
"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.  
Looking Ahead:
DR. William Tortolano, Organist
The Organ at
The United Church of Christ
Northfield,  Vermont
Thursday, July 24, 2014
7:30 pm
Froberger, Buxtehude, Pachelbel, J.S. Bach,
Franck, Clarke, Peeters, Alain, Vermont Hymns
The concert is free and open to the public
A free will offering is appreciated

Free Friday Night Dinners at the United Methodist Church 

The United Church of Northfield will continue to host the SECOND FRIDAY Night Dinner - 

each month at the Methodist Church.  Volunteers are needed to assist with this effort. 

If interested, call Harriet Hirst at 485-3770. 

We thank Bonnie Gayle and Harriet Hirst for leading this wonderful effort as we share in

fellowship with the 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.



 Please bring donations of non-perishable food items for the Northfield Food Shelf and place them in the

mission food cart located inside the sanctuary.  Cereals, canned soups, and peanut butter are always welcomed items. 

Thank you!

 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!