What's Happening This Month

Sunday Services

May 7th   Pastor Emeritus, Randy Rice, will be bringing the message for this Communion Sunday!

May 14th  Mother’s Day Celebration of the Christian Home!  Scriptures:  John 14:1-14, Acts 7:55-60, I Peter 2:2-10  

May 21st  Fifth Sunday in the Season of Resurrection   Scriptures:  John 14-15-21, Acts 17:22-31, I Peter 3:13-22

May 28th  Memorial Day weekend for the country, Ascension Sunday for the church!  Scriptures:  John 17:1-11, Acts 1:6-14, I Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11

( June 4th is Pentecost Sunday, the Sunday of the Spirit! )

Looking ahead…..
American Baptist Churches of Vt/NH Regional meeting will be May 5th and 6th at the Fireside Inn and Suites in West Lebanon, NH.   Annie Svitavsky, Don Palmore and Karen Wheeler will be our delegates.  If any others are interested in attending, call the church office.  Judy has information on the gathering.  The Theme:  A Sure and Certain Hope; the Church of the Future.
Young Life Golf Tournament  May 22nd   Each golfer raises $750 to play 100 holes!!  Prizes, Piles of Fun, Snacks, Dinner….  All proceeds go to Young Life of Addison County.  If you can’t play, would you consider sponsoring one of the golfers?  So far in our church… Paul Wood, Todd Goodyear, Kevin Tillotson

Pulpit Committee Update

 Folks are wondering… What will happen that first Sunday in July, Who will we be without Dave and Donna at the helm, Where does our future lie, and How do we get there? We celebrate our history over the last 38 years and beyond even as we anticipate what’s to come. Yes, we have work to do, interviewing potential interim ministers; learning what each member of our church body considers essential as we both continue and expand our ministry; and beginning the search for our new pastor. We are at an exciting crossroads, full of possibilities, a time to seek God’s will in His ministry to us and our neighbors, a time to love God with our hearts, souls and minds and our neighbors as ourselves! Is there nostalgia? Certainly! Is there excited anticipation to see where God leads? YES! We welcome your questions, comments and thoughts. We are now beginning our interviews for our Interim Pastor and your prayers are important. 

Pulpit Committee Liaisons: Shari Rowinski and Steve Danyow

In Learning

Many of you have read “The Shack” by William Young, or perhaps seen the movie.  It is a gripping story filled with new understandings or appreciations of the Presence of God as Loving Parent, Jesus and Holy Spirit…..   On May 14th, 21st, and 28th, I will use the second hour discussion as a time to consider portions of the book in a Post-Easter attempt to understand the Presence of God With Us.  I invite you to join as we put a ‘new twist’ on the 2nd Hour!

In Fellowship

We have fun for the young and old! On Tuesday mornings the play group is meeting upstairs in the nursery for parents with young children, from 9:30 – 10:30. 

On Thursday mornings the seniors gather for a mean game of cards. You don’t know what you’re missing – lots of laughs, food and fun. 

On the third Thursday of each month Greg and Nancy Orvis host the Senior Lunch at Burnham Hall. There is always entertainment beginning at 11:30, with lunch at noon. Donations are accepted. 

Men Under Construction

Way back in 1996 a group of men from the five towns rode the bus down to our nation’s capitol to join one million other men in the Promise Keepers conference, “Men of Integrity”. So rich and moving was this experience that we decided to continue meeting here at home, and have done so for the past sixteen years. Our current gathering spot is The River, location of the Bristol Christian Fellowship. Meeting at 7 a.m. followed by breakfast at Snap’s, our format is patterned after the “KISS” (keep it simple, stupid) slogan of Alcoholics Anonymous – gather, get coffee, pray, read a book or the Bible, discuss, pray, adjourn. Currently we are earnestly engaged in a Bible study on some aspects of the life of David the King. All men are welcome!!

The only criteria for participation are a desire to mature in your relationship with Jesus and to discover how to serve Him in church and community.

So come on down! We can always squeeze in one more seat!

Randy Rice

Youth Ministry

Addison County Young LifeGolf Marathon

On Monday, May 22nd some of the finest golfers for miles around will compete in the Young Life Golf Marathon at Basin Harbor. Check with some of our locals – Paul Wood, Kevin Tillotson and Todd Goodyear to sponsor them. Help raise money to enable our local Young Life to spread the word of God in our area!ildren (and their parents!)

FMS/GWG Update! Feed My Sheep has now been updated to include Grow With God. GWG is people in the congregation, and community at large, that are stepping up to help with growing vegetables to help feed those in need. We have received a donation of seeds from High Mowing seed company! Thanks!  We will be planting sooner than you might think - indoors!
Also, there has been a marvelous response to materials needed to continue, and grow, Feed My Sheep. More than 30 people are involved in one way or another! That is feet on the ground ministry! Thank you, and bless you, one and all!

Ten students from the 5-7th grade Sunday School Class took a trip to the Lincoln General Store….
In search to find God….What is He like???? (here are a few of their findings!!!!)

God is like a Newspaper….He knows everything that is going on!
God is like Snyder’s Pretzel Pieces…He is bursting with flavor!
God is like Jolly Ranchers…He is sweet and jolly!
God is like KING size Candy Bars…it is Christ Size-King of Kings!
God is like a cow...He never stops “MOOVING”!
God is like ALL…He gives His All!
God is like a Price Tag….He bought us for a price!
God is like firewood….He makes us feel warm on the inside!
God is like Maple Cookies…He is so naturally sweet!
God is like Life Savers…He saved our lives through Jesus Christ!
God is like double-stuffed Oreos…He is stuffed with Goodness and Love!
God is like a Pay Day…each day He pays us with His love!
God is like Sparklers…He lights the way!
God is like Pure Leaf Drink…when you read His story it’s sweet and the aftertaste isn’t bitter!
God is like Skittles….He is loved by most!
God isn’t like Monster Energy….He is no monster – just full of perfect loving energy!
God isn’t like Butterfingers…He doesn’t have butter fingers so He won’t let you slip away!

Pennies From Heaven

In the past month we have received an additional $18.50. PFH has also purchased some study books that will be used by Todd with Young Life.
Please keep the pennies and “can tabs” coming!