Videos

UM ARMY Youth and Adults Talk about the Mission Trip

During Sunday worship the message was the youth and adults talking about a) what they each did; b) where they saw God; and c) what they liked the best.  I videotaped MOST of the messages, but unfortunately, my iPhone ran out of memory before everyone spoke.  Apologies to Megan McIntyre, Sophie and Nora Hatch, and Joe Kwiatkowski who all gave wonderful messages as well.

Written comments from some of those not on the video:

Nora Hatch: One of the things that was hard for us was our homeowner got sick and had to go to the hospital.  We told the whole camp and the whole camp prayed for his healing.  We were so grateful to see that he was released from the hospital the next day. We were very fond of him, his wife, and their cute dogs.

Joe Kwiatkowski: “My role at UMARMY was providing the music during worship services.  Being able to see all the different groups on the program team, I saw God in the interactions between the different groups and the people they did work for. My favorite moment was meeting a client who had met my godmother because the client’s sister owned a flower shop my godmother would do deliveries for on busy holidays. “

Christmas Pageant 2016 by the youth

This year’s pageant was performed by our youth under the direction of Janette Dumont and Shirley Parfitt with Joe Kwiatkowski as the piano accompanist.  James and Lily Steadman played piano solos.

This video is thanks to Janette Dumont and Chris Potter, with still photo by Margaret Roddy.  The rather rough editing was by Ted Marcy.

“Why I Love my Church” poster offerings on Sundays

During worship on Sun, Oct 25th, Nov 1st and 8th, we consider our blessings and how we can give back in gratitude so that ministry flourishes in 2016.  We have some members of our church family sharing how our church has changed their lives using posters read during worship.  Watch each Sunday’s offerings below.

On Sunday Nov 8th, we invite all who are able to make a pledge and offer it as an act of worship.  We do have a $10,000 challenge grant that will match new and increased pledges up to $10,000.  If someone increases their pledge $10 a week that equals 52 weeks x $10=$520. The grant will match the $520 so that the church receives a total of $1,040.

After worship on Sun Nov 8th, we traditionally hold a free celebration brunch for everyone provided by the Vergennes UMC women.  Contact Jill Wilkens who is keeping track of the numbers so that Vergennes knows how much food to prepare.