Area Religion Briefs


Called Out Quartet in concert

at the Green Mountain Chapel

BRATTLEBORO -- The Green Mountain Chapel at 480 Western Ave. will host The Called Out Quartet, originally based in Henderson, Tenn., on Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit The concert is free and a love offering will be received.

All Souls Unitarian

WEST BRATTLEBORO -- All Souls Unitarian Universalist at the West Village Meeting House invites all to worship on Sunday, July 20, at 10 a.m., when the topic will be "UUA’s General Assembly: Participant Reflections." All Souls is located at 29 South St. in West Brattleboro. For information: 802-254-9377, e-mail or

Halifax Union Society

HALIFAX CENTER -- All are welcome at the Halifax Union Society evening services on Sunday, July 20, at 6 p.m. Refreshments follow. The church is located near the intersection of Jacksonville Stage Road and Stowe Mountain Road, up the hill from the Town Office in West Halifax. The service is led by the Rev. Dr. Marcia Dorey, pastor, and Alan Dann, organist. Information, e-mail or 802-368-2455.

Centre Congregational Church

BRATTLEBORO -- The Rev. Carra McFadden will lead 10 a.m. worship Sunday, July 20, at Centre Congregation Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. Her sermon topic is "Learning to Live with Weeds," and the sermon text is Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43. For information: 802-254-4730 or

First Congregational Church of Newfane

NEWFANE -- The First Congregational Church of Newfane will meet for worship at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 20. The Rev. Robert Hamm’s sermon is titled "Consider a Weed" with scripture from the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 13, Verses 24-30, 36-43. For information: 802-365-4079 or

First Baptist Church, Bellows Falls

BELLOWS FALLS -- The Sunday service at the First Baptist Church of Bellows Falls will center on the importance of knowing what intention lies within us and asking for God’s help to search our hearts. Sermon is "Search Me, O God." Information contact Pastors Steven and Terri Walton, 802-463-3220. The church is located at 9 Church St., Bellows Falls.

First Universalist Church

WEST CHESTERFIELD, N.H. -- The topic at the First Universalist Church of West Chesterfield on Sunday, July 20, at 10 a.m. will be "Theodore Parker: The Transient and Permanent." Church member Douglas Parkhurst and flutist Laura Greenspan will lead the service. The church is located at 10 Main St. in West Chesterfield. Information:

Marlboro Meeting House

MARLBORO -- Sunday worship at Marlboro Meeting House is at 10 a.m. with Pastor Amanda C. Swoyer leading the service. Be a friend and bring a friend this Sunday. The sermon title is "Seeds, Weeds and Angels." Organists during the service will be Ellen Hamilton and Alan Dann. Marlboro Meeting House is one half mile from Route 9 on South Road, about eight miles between Brattleboro and Wilmington.

Townshend Church

TOWNSHEND -- The Townshend Church will be holding its service Sunday, July 20, at 10 a.m. They will be welcoming back the Rev. James Scott as preacher. The sermon is about music, and why people sing so much in church. The biblical reference is Ephesians 5, verses 8-20. Fellowship hour follows the service.

Trinity Lutheran Church

BRATTLEBORO -- On this Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Trinity questions why God allows evil in this world. In the parable of the wheat and the weeds Jesus suggests that both grow together until the harvest. Trinity meets for worship at 9:30 a.m. The church is located at 161 Western Ave.

Third Congregational Church

ALSTEAD, N.H. -- Vacation Bible School will be held Monday through Friday, July 21 to July 25, at the Third Congregational Church of Alstead. The theme this year will be "Weird Animals!" Registration will be held Monday, July 21, from 8:45 to 9 a.m. Information: 603-835-6727.

West Brattleboro Baptist Church

WEST BRATTLEBORO -- West Brattleboro Baptist Church invites children from ages 3 to 12 to "Avalanche Ranch: A Wild Ride Through God’s Word!" The program begins on Monday, July 28, and continues through Friday, Aug. 1. Meet at West Brattleboro Baptist Church, 979 Western Ave., each day from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Information: 802-257-0187.

First Baptist Church, Brattleboro

BRATTLEBORO -- The Sunday, July 20, worship service is at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., in Brattleboro. The Rev. Suzanne Andrews’ sermon will stress the need for all to be good soil for Christ. Lisa Provatas is organist. A new member class will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, July 22 and July 29. A Union Service with First Baptist Church and First United Methodist Church will be held at the Methodist Church, 18 Town Crier Drive, off Putney Road, on Sunday, July 27, at 10 a.m.

Dummerston Congregational Church

DUMMERSTON -- The scripture lesson on Sunday, July 20, at 9:30 a.m. at the Dummerston Congregational Church will be Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43, the Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds.

The sermon by the Rev. Susanna Griefen, is "Growing Together in Hope." At 11 a.m.organizing meeting for a new youth group, grades 5-8. Vacation Bible School Family Outings continue Thursday, July 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. Information: 802-257-0544, Church is at 1536 Middle Road in Dummerston Center.

Guilford Community Church

GUILFORD -- Pastor Lise Sparrow’s sermon on Sunday, July 20, at the Guilford Community Church will be "Small Seeds/Small Steps." Music includes "Jacob’s Vision" and "God Is There" Arrive by 9 a.m. for rehearsal. Children’s story includes an Eskimo story based on Psalm 139. Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. Church is one mile south of Exit 1 on Route 5. Information: 802-257-0994, 802-257-2776, visit

First Congregational, West Brattleboro

WEST BRATTLEBORO -- July 20 is the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost at the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 880 Western Ave. in West Brattleboro. Pastor Joseph Amico will share a sermon entitled "Jacob’s Ladder" based on Genesis 28:10-19a. Worship at 10 a.m. For a ride: 802-254-4522. Information:, 802-254-9767 or

West Brattleboro Baptist Meal

WEST BRATTLEBORO -- West Brattleboro Baptist Church will continue its free monthly Community Outreach Luncheon Ministry at 979 Western Ave. on Sunday, July 27, noon to 2 p.m. Menu: Chicken cacciatore, tossed salad, Italian bread, watermelon, dessert and beverage. Information, or ride, call 802-257-0187, leave message. All are welcome.


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