United Church of Northfield
Friday, August 29, 2014
58 South Main Street, Northfield, VT 05663
WELCOME TO THE UNITED CHURCH OF NORTHFIELD
 
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
 
CONTACT INFORMATION 
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  
   
Pastor Sherry Baer will be on vacation from August 20th to August 27th.
Empy Schneider (the Episcopal priest)  is availabe if someone has an emergency needing a Pastor.
She can be reached at 485-8221 (church) or (401) 241-1036 - Judy Howard is the
 Deacon in charge for calls to go through. 
 
 
CHICKEN PIE SUPPER
"Keeping it local"
 
Come enjoy the best of locally grown ingredients in this Vermont classic chicken pie supper.
Everything from the chicken to the apples from local producers.
 
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Two seatings:  5:30 pm and 6:30 pm
 
United Church of Northfield
58 So Main Street
Northfield,  VT
 
$12/Adults
$8/ Children under 12
 
Includes
Chicken Pie
Side dishes - Squash, coleslaw, bread and pickles
Cider, coffee, milk
Apple crisp with whipped cream
 
Take-out Available reserve by 08/23/14
Reservations taken for the first and second seating until 08/29
 
Call Peter Evans - 485-8347
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CROP WALK   
October 5, 2014
Hear more about it on Sunday, August 31st
During the 5th Sunday Mission moment. 
  
     
 
NORTHFIELD FOOD SHELF DONATIONS NEEDED -
August item of the month:  Cereal - all varieties.
 
 
      
   
GOSPEL - BLUEGRASS CONCERT
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
 
 
 
 
 
SAVE THE DATE
COMMUNITY VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
ANIMAL CRACKERS
Heifer International VBS Program 
July 21th - July 25th
Community Vacation Bible School well be held at the UCN from 9 AM - noon
Plan to have your Children, Grandchildren, and friends and neighbors children to join us for a fun filled week while we explore
God's beautiful creation:  its animals and plants through the use of music, games, science activities, arts and crafts, cooking and
Bible literacy through stories.  Heifer International's Animal Crackers is the program for this summer's VBS.  This week
is one that is fun and meaningful for children and for the youth and adult leaders, spent learning about God's wonderful world.
It's free and loads of fun!  Sign up soon. For more information, please see our Christian Education Coordinator, Laura Ranker,
or Pastor Sherry Baer.  Please consider being a youth or adult leader for all or part of the week.
 
 
 
 
 
Looking Ahead:
Recital
DR. William Tortolano, Organist
The Organ at
The United Church of Christ
Northfield,  Vermont
Thursday, July 24, 2014
7:30 pm
 
Programme:
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.

 

 SUPPORT FOR THE LOCAL CERV

 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.

 
 
 
MONTHLY POTLUCKS

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!