Videos

Sermon on Hope for the 2nd Sunday of Advent

Pastor Kim’s text was Isaiah 9:2 and 6 and Luke 2: 8-14  The sermon notes she refers to are as follows:

Advent 2 Hope  God Bless us Everyone!  Dec 10, 2017

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah 9:2 and 6 New International Version

 

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And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 

Luke 8-12 New International Version

#2 Our hope is in ________________________________________

 

#3 Our hope is in ________________________________________

 

“The Hidden King” sermon on Nov 26th, 2017

Pastor Kim’s sermon was based on Matthew 25:31-46 (sheep, goats, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty…?)  She discusses how this teaching is like the preventive check-up or teeth cleaning we hardly look forward to.

And she talks about the difference between “grace” and “cheap grace” – forgiveness without transformation.  She referenced Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s book “The Cost of Discipleship“.  Click the link if you would like to learn a bit more about this concept.

 

“Give Thanks” sermon on Sunday, November 19th

You can view Pastor Kim’s message on the video below.  You will find the scripture and sermon prompt questions or phrases  below that.

Deuteronomy 8:7,10-14

For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with flowing streams, with springs and underground waters welling up in valleys and hils…Take care that you do not forget the Lord your God, by failing to keep his commandments…When you have eaten your fill and have built fine houses and live in them, and when your herds and flocks have multiplied, and your silver and gold is multiplied and all that you have is multiplied, then do not exalt yourself, forgetting the Lord your God, who brought you out of slavery….fed you in the wilderness with manna…But remember the Lord your God.

Sermon Prompts and Questions

Pilgrims and People of God teach us:

Real poverty is:

Both hardship and prosperity

Hospitality and giving are basic

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.