Saturday December 15, 2012

BRATTLEBORO -- Worship at First United Methodist Church on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. will include lighting the third candle of Advent, "Joy." Scripture from Zephaniah 3:14-20 will be read by Ron Francis. Pastor Cheryl Meachen’s sermon is entitled "Sing Aloud and Shout for Joy." Holy Communion will be celebrated.

Eleanor Vanderpool will sing "O Holy Night." The church’s liturgical dancers will present "Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming" and the choir, directed by Jenny Hinton, will sing "Joy Overflowing." All are welcome.

An Advent study continues this Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and is titled, "Shine!" Plan to come for the Christmas Eve services of Lessons and Carols at 4 and 11 p.m. For a ride: or 802-254-4218. For more details check the website at and sign up for the weekly e-newsletter.

The church is located next to Renew Salvage at 18 Town Crier Drive off Putney Road, across from the Shell station and is handicapped accessible. Come as you are and experience the joy of a caring congregation.