Pastor’s Blog

Oct
19

Farewell Party for Rev. McHugh

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The Church Council will be hosting a farewell gathering on Saturday November 17th to honor Nancy’s Ministerial service and leadership over the past 11 plus years. Please join us in the Fellowship Hall from 2-4 pm to wish Nancy well. There will be a presentation at 2:30 pm with time…

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Oct
19

Gifts of the Earth – Creation Care

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Last Sunday Joshua Faulkner and Megan Nedzinski, members of our congregation, helped open up our Creation Care series. Megan brought a pumpkin to share with the children and sent them to class with some dried seeds. Joshua shared words from Wendell Berry and some of his own insights working with…

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Oct
1

The Blessings of Creation are Ours to Count

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The leaves have begun to turn colors and the children are in school. Fall sports programs are in full gear but the temperature still speaks of summer. We have observed and felt the blessings and the challenges of this warm weather through August and September and it raises questions about…

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Sep
14

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On October 7 we will celebrate World Communion Sunday with Warren and the Waterbury churches in Waterbury. This three Church event is a rare and wonderful opportunity to worship and celebrate what it means to Be the Church together Everyone is invited to bring a dish and stay for the…

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May
31

Straining Against the Wind

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May 17, 2018 Written by Christina Villa “When he saw that they were straining at the oars against an adverse wind, he came towards them early in the morning, walking on the sea.” – Mark 4:45-56 This sentence from Mark is just one example of the peculiar way the Bible often has…

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Mar
27

Easter Holy Week

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Holy Week: Maundy Thursday (3/29/18) service, at Waitsfield United Church of Christ 7pm. This somber, yet meaningful service of Christ’s journey to the cross features scripture and song shared by the church’s four-part choir. This is a shared service with Warren UCC, and all are welcome Easter  Sunday Sunrise (4/1/18) service…

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Dec
30

Martin B. Copenhaver – a Seasonal Devotional

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(UCC Still Speaking Devotional: author – Martin B. Copenhaver) “Beware, keep alert, for you do not know when the time will come.” – Mark 13:32-37   Sometimes I think that Christmas, properly celebrated, would not be a fixed date on the calendar.  It would not happen on the same day…

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Jul
21

End of Sabbatical

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I cannot begin to tell you how much I have appreciated this time on Sabbatical. For most of my life I have been a very physically active person. In the last few years I seemed to have let that go by the wayside. Over the last two months I have…

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Jun
23

Requests for Proposals

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The Building Committee has advertised the “Requests for Proposals” (RFP) and on June 28th the RFPs, soliciting proposals from qualified architectural firms and their consultant teams for professional services, are due.  As described in the request, the “project will include stabilizing and flood proofing our basement and moving all mechanical and electrical…

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May
18

News & Notes

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  Weekly News and Notes May 18, 2016 Greetings Waitsfield UCC Family and Friends, Although Nancy is on her Sabbatical, we know she is experiencing relaxation and renewal. Please keep her in your heart. Here is the blessing she gave us last week. Nancy’s Blessing: May the Spirit of God…

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