First United Methodist Church to hold Blueberry Festival today

Saturday August 11, 2012

BRATTLEBORO -- First United Methodist Church will hold its annual Blueberry Festival today from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be food, music, crafts and fun. All are welcome.

Worship this Sunday, Aug. 12, will be held at 10 a.m. behind the church overlooking the Connecticut River. The service will be based on Ephesians 4:25-5:2, read by Lucie Fortier, where the writer provides guidance such as "do not let the sun go down on your anger," "let no evil talk come out of your mouths," "be kind to one another" and "live in love."

Pastor Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, "Let Love Be Your Guide," will explore the benefit of following these simple and profound maxims in one’s lives. Jenny Hinton will sing "Come to the Water."

Monique Gallant, Anna Kruseman, Lily Gutterman, Emma John and Shea Riester, members of the Climate Summer team bicycling through Vermont, will speak. They will demonstrate their commitment to teaching that if people hope for a just and stable future for all, then they must begin to act now to reduce the carbon footprint and to start reducing the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

The group has spent the week in Brattleboro, sharing the message about the need to act, celebrating and raising up the work that people in each community are already doing, and then helping those groups to connect with more people in their towns who care about climate change, but do not know how to take action to make a difference.

For more details check the Facebook page, visit, sign up for the e-newsletter, e-mail or call 802-254-4218. 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.


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