On Sunday, March 15th, we had a very successful intergenerational Winter Carnival after worship, as the following photos suggest. In addition to games and the chili contest, Middlebury Foods was there to do their monthly deliveries of inexpensive healthy food.
Big thanks to Mary Lou Payne and Jen Stoneking for planning and preparation, and the rest of the church for helping out. Thanks to the Jeskies for many of the following photos.
Thanks to all who participated in our “Souper Bowl of Caring” offering. We raised $332.70 for the John Graham Shelter in Vergennes.
We also collected 44 food items for our church Food Shelf. Hurray!
On Sunday Nov 9th during worship, we give everyone an opportunity to support God’s mission through our 2015 church budget by making a pledge. Pledges help us plan our ministry well.
This year there is a $10,000 challenge grant from several generous NFUMC families that will match every new pledge, and every increased pledge amount. For example, if someone increases their pledge $20 a week, the challenge grant would match $20 x 52 weeks or $1,040. The total amount of a new pledge would be matched by the challenge grant.
We will learn at the brunch if this challenge grant was fully matched. The figure below shows what happened last year in terms of new and increased pledges.