BRATTLEBORO -- The annual Strolling of the Heifers Parade passes in front of Centre Congregational Church at 193 Main St., and strollers of all kinds are invited to gaze upon an unusual sculpture on the church lawn, June 6 to 8. This includes Gallery Walk participants. Artist-poet Namaya (no first name) has created the "Inevitability of Peace" sculpture and the "100 Flowers of Peace" banners, along with his B4 Peace Team.
The sculpture is a steel pyramid supporting a 300-pound block of ice and inside is a peace wreath. The ice is suspended from chains, and beneath is a small candle, which over a period of several days melts the ice. Beneath the ice block is a large black pool with the words "Inevitability of Peace." The banners have been translated by world volunteers into over 100 languages. A bake sale will also be offered.
On Pentecost Sunday, June 8, the Rev. Carra McFadden will lead 10 a.m. worship, basing her sermon on Acts 2:1-21 and John 20:19-23. The special June offering will benefit Strengthen the Church, a special mission of the national United Church of Christ. Kidz Club meets during church in the annex. The annual church picnic will follow at the Kiwanis Shelter at Living Memorial Park. This includes active games for all ages. The Board for Member Care provides much of the food, but all donations are welcome.
For more information, contact the church at 802-254-4730 or visit the website at