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Mar
12

Please, Thank you, and ….?

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I know that it is 2012 and many of you are avid bloggers and Facebook communicators, but I am just getting on board. I am excited to share with you that I finally figured out how to write a blog with a link in it so I can share with…

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Feb
16

Members Vote to Purchase Land

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Members of the Waitsfield United Church recently voted to purchase 2 acres of land adjoining the back area of the church at their church annual meeting on February 5, 2012. As many churches are struggling with difficult decisions, ours has made a vote for the future. What a leap of…

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Feb
16

What if we DON’T give up something for Lent?

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It is nearly time for Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday.  These two events escort in the season of Lent.  Typically when we think of Lent we think of it as a time to “give something up”.    For many people it is a time to give up sweets, or coffee or…

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Jan
5

Happy New Year!

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As we begin 2012 and bid farewell to 2011 we cannot help but reflect on what has happened these last twelve months.  It has been a long year for the entire Mad River Valley.  In the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes chapter 3, it begins with these words:  “For everything…

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Dec
9

Third Sunday of Advent-

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Third Sunday of Advent As we approach the third Sunday of Advent (Dec. 11) we remember the messages of two prophets.  First we heard from Isaiah who spoke to the people of Israel who were in exile.  He told them to keep hope alive, as God is  near.  Then we…

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Nov
30

Too Cold, Wet or Muddy to Walk?

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Do you need a safe, dry and flat place to get some exercise this winter? Come to church and stretch your legs as we walk in the Sanctuary. It is out of the elements and you are sure to have good company along the way. There is quiet music and…

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Nov
30

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

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Do you need a safe, dry and flat place to get some exercise this winter? Come to church and stretch your legs as we walk in the Sanctuary. It is out of the elements and you are sure to have good company along the way. There is quiet music and…

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Nov
18

Thanksgiving Thoughts

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As we gather with friends and family for the Thanksgiving Holiday, let us not only give thanks for what we have, but for all that we can offer one another and the world around us. Many this year are struggling with recovery issues from the flood and/or the realities of…

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Oct
25

My 40 Day Trial

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Over the last 40 days I have faced a personal journey that required a new kind of strength.   I was a daughter caring for  parents in crisis.  One parent dealing with the distortions of life and reality that come with dementia and the other one facing  a terminal illness that…

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Sep
9

Tropical Storm Irene, an unwelcomed guest?

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Irene came and went in a matter of hours, but the wake of her passing through town will last forever.   We have attached a couple of photos from the storm.  One picture is the field behind the church on Sunday late afternoon, August 28th.  This field was usually a hay…

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