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Centre Congregational Church

Join in this Sunday at 10 a.m. for the last Union Service of the summer, which will be held at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., and will include the UCC churches of Dummerston, Guilford and Brattleboro. Rev. Scott Couper of Centre Church will deliver the sermon titled, "The Angelus: `Acceptable Worship with Reverence and Awe.'" The lectionary readings are Isaiah 58:9b-14 and Hebrews 12:18-29. Music directed by Mary Milkey-May is "Christ the Light of All the Living," arranged by J. Pasquet, "Praeludium und Fuga in D", by D. Buxtehude, "Be Still and Know" by Anon, "We, Thy People Praise Thee," by F. Haydn, "I'm Gonna Live So God Can Use Me" by A. Pote and Toccata by J. Krieger.

The 9 a.m. Sunday morning reading group, meeting in the Heritage Room, will continue Krista Tippett's "Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living." The Thursday Women's Spirit group, which meets from 4:30-5:30 in the Heritage Room, has begun reading David Brook's "The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life."

Also during the week at Centre Church: Loaves and Fishes, lunch provided on Tuesday and Friday; Centre for Children, weekday childcare; AA meetings; Quilting Ministry, Thursdays at 1 p.m.; Brown Bag Lunch, monthly. On Mondays at 1 p.m. the Prayer Shawl Knitters join in the church parlor.

If you need a ride to church and for more information, contact the church at 802-254-4730 or Bruce Landenberger at

Corner Stone

Everyone is welcome to come celebrate the seventh year at Corner Stone Baptist Church, 154 Elliot St. Receive Jesus' Gift of Eternal Life. Service are held Sundays at 11 a.m., with lunch at noon. There is Bible Study / Prayer Hour every Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more information, visit or call 802-490-490-3534.

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church congregation will be joining Christian brothers and sisters at First United Methodist Church, on Putney Road, for Union Sunday this week. Worship begins at 11 a.m.

For Thought & Prayer: My Father, as I encounter others, help me not to be indifferent, but to genuinely care about the hurts, and need for love, in someone today. Make me sensitive to the problems of others in our world. Amen

An adult Bible Study meets every Thursday at 5 p.m. at Pastor Sue's home.

First United Methodist Church

All are invited to worship at First United Methodist Church, 18 Town Crier Drive, every Sunday at 11 a.m. Plan to stay after worship for refreshments and fellowship. Children are welcome to come and be a part of children's time with Pastor Larry and his puppet Buddy the Bear.

For more information, contact Pastor Larry Lake at; Church phone, 802-254-4218 or find us on Facebook.

Trinity Lutheran Church

Join in at Trinity Lutheran Church, 161 Western Ave., at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday to welcome Pastor Randall Wilburn, who will be leading the communion service. He is visiting from Amherst, Mass. Molly Melloan is the organist. There will be no 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.

Whetstone Assembly of God

The services at Whetstone Assembly of God are being held at 6 p.m. Sundays at 28 Birge Street The Whetstone AG Church is an extended ministry campus of Faith Christian Church in Rockingham. Services started in May and are led by the Revs. Matthew and Brenda Farkas. Revs. Matthew and Brenda Farkas are credentialed: ordained and licensed ministers, bringing over 40 years of ministry experience to the table. Matthew has Bachelor and Master of Ministry degrees as well as a Bachelor of Arts. Their ministry is from the heart (spirit) and a blend of style from his passions of writing and study with an extemporaneous expression that brings the principles of the Bible as the Word of God and Truth alive to give you a "takeaway" and answer some of your soul searching questions.


Congregational Church

There will be no service at the Dummerston Congregational Church this Sunday, as the congregation will be joining other UCC churches in the area for the last united service of the summer at Centre Church, beginning at 10 a.m.

Some happenings during the coming week at Dummerston Congregational Church include Apple Pie Committee meeting on Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the church; Stewardship Committee meeting on Wednesday at 4:45 p.m.; Bone Builders on Monday and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; and next Sunday, Sept. 1, will be a Hymn Sing during the 10 a.m. service; let Pastor Shawn know your favorite hymn.

For more information, call 802-257-0544.


Baptist Church

East Dover Baptist Church, 34 Dover Hill Road, welcomes everyone to worship service this Sunday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. There will be a blend of hymns and worship songs. Pastor McIntyre is preaching through the book of Ephesians. His sermon this week is, "Not Enough Imagination," taken from Ephesians 3:20-21. For more information call 802-348-6366 or visit the website at


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Union Society

The Rev. Dr. Marcia Dorey continues her discussion of the Book of Exodus this Sunday, starting at 6 p.m., at the Halifax Union Society. Organist Merrillyn Courser plays old favorite request hymns as part of the service. Non-perishable food donations for the Deerfield Valley Food Pantry are gratefully accepted. The Halifax Union Society meets on Sunday evenings during the summer at the church near the intersection of Jacksonville Stage, Old County, and Stowe Mountain Roads in Halifax Center.


Community Church

The Jamaica Community Church, located in the "Heart of the Village," welcomes all on Sundays at 10 a.m. Rev. Roger Brown will be the guest pastor for this Sundays service. Rev Brown's Sermon is titled "Practice of Doing Nothing?" The focus of this weeks scriptures are, "Be Still and Know that I am God." At 10:15 a.m. there is a Sunday School program available in the children's room of the church. Join in after the service for fellowship in the church vestry. Remember your neighbors and donate to the Jamaica/Wardsboro food pantry basket located just in side the church


Meeting House

All are welcome to join in worship at Marlboro Meeting House, beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Michael Mario will offer a sermon on our relationships with God and keeping the Sabbath, focusing on the scripture readings, Luke 13: 10 -17 and Psalm 71: 1-6. The congregation will sing together the hymns "A Mighty Fortress is Our God," "Sweet Hour of Prayer" and "Our God, Our Help in Ages Past." Worship includes a message for children of all ages, and special music to be enjoyed. Following the service, join in downstairs for refreshments and fellowship. Marlboro Meeting House is located one half mile from Route 9 on South Road.


First Congregational Church

The First Congregational Church of Newfane will meet for morning worship at 10 a.m. Sunday. Rev. Rob Hamm's message is titled "Healing Season." The scripture reading is from Luke 13:10-17. Congregational hymns are "This Is My Father's World," "Strong Gentle Children" and "Sent Forth by God's Blessing." Music Director Mike Kelly will play the prelude "Make a Joyful Noise" by David Crowder, the offertory anthem, "Goin' Home" by Antonin Dvorak, Jim Kyle, soloist; and the postlude "Recessional March" from Athalia, by Felix Mendelssohn, a piano/organ duet.

Missions for the month of August are Valley Cares and Brattleboro Affordable Housing. The church is also collecting school supplies for neighborhood elementary schools, and continues to collect donations of canned goods and non-perishable foods for the Townshend Food Shelf     

Events for the upcoming week: Al-Anon will meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Liz Harrison's weight loss support group will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. On Tuesday, "Sew What's" will meet at 4 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. On Thursday at 10 a.m., Men's Coffee will meet, followed by the book group meeting at 5 p.m. For more information, call the church office at 802-365-4079, visit the website at or check out the Facebook page.



Putney Friends invites everyone to join in for unprogrammed Quaker worship at the meeting house at 17 Bellows Falls Road (Route 5). The group will gather for worship each Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and at 10:30 a.m. The 10:30 a.m. worship includes worshipful, playful care for children. All are welcome. For more information and directions, visit the website at


All Souls Church

All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist, 29 South St., invites all to worship at 10 a.m. Sunday. The theme this morning: "Falter"

Members of the ASC Book Group will be reporting on the summer book by Bill McKibben. It is subtitled "Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?" Why does McKibben call it a game? How can we be actively engaged? Christina Gibbons, Linda Hay, Peter Gibbons, and Bob Wyckoff will respond to McKibben's alarms about the lack of control over climate change and artificial intelligence. Readings and music will round out the service.

For more information or directions, call the office at 802-254-9377, e-mail:


The West Brattleboro Quaker Worship Group invites everyone to join in at 8:30 a.m. Sunday for pancakes and a discussion of climate crisis and our response to it from our call to faithful stewardship. Unprogrammed Quaker worship will follow from 10 to 11 a.m. Bring a pancake topping or side dish to share if you wish. The group will meet at the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community Center, 151 Greenleaf St. For more information, call 802-257-1024.


First Universalist Church

There will be no services during the month of August, services will resume on Sunday, Sept. 8.


Our Lady of Mercy

Roman Catholic Church services: include Our Lady of Mercy in Putney, Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m.; Our Lady of the Valley in Townshend, Sunday at 10:30 a.m.; Chapel of the Snows at Stratton Mountain, Sunday at 12:30 p.m. (Thanksgiving through Easter), and Saturday at 4:30 p.m. (Long weekends additional Saturday Mass at 6 p.m.); St. Edmund of Canterbury in Saxtons River, First Friday Mass 5:30 p.m. monthly. For more information visit or call 802-387-5861.


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