Saturday March 9, 2013

BRATTLEBORO -- The Rev. Carra McFadden will preach on "Facing One Another" at 10 a.m. worship Sunday, March 10, at Centre Congregational Church in downtown Brattleboro. For the Fourth Sunday in Lent, her sermon text will be Ephesians 4:31-32. Kidz Club meets in the annex at the same time. Fellowship Hour follows worship in the fireside parlor and all are welcome.

The special offering for March will benefit One Great Hour of Sharing, which enables the national United Church of Christ to respond quickly to disasters and other urgent needs as they arise, as well as to local recovery work following Tropical Storm Irene.

A new adult book study about Islam has begun at 9 a.m. Sundays in the church library, based on John L. Esposito’s book, "What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions." Islam is the largest religion in the world after Christianity, and will soon be the second largest in America.

A Newcomers Potluck Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 11, at the home of Pastor McFadden. Wednesday night Bible study takes place at 7 p.m. weekly at the home of Gisela Robeck in West Brattleboro. Easter flowers for Sunday worship may be ordered from the church office through Sunday, March 17. There are a variety of choices and prices and special celebrations may be specified.

Centre Church will be hosting the Overflow Shelter meal at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 24.


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Jill and Rob Harnish are the liaison contact persons and volunteers may sign up through them or on the bulletin board form.

Choir rehearsals under the direction of Christian Huebner take place at 7 p.m. on Thursdays and at 9 a.m. on Sundays. Future plans include rehearsing for an upcoming performance of Franz Schubert’s Mass in G with an enlarged choir.

Centre Church is a congregation of the United Church of Christ and is located at 193 Main St., Brattleboro. For more information, contact the office at 802-254-4730, or visit the website at www.centrechurchvt.org.