Sunday Service, March 17

The Annual  (fantastic) Sugar Supper takes place Saturdaywith seatings at 4:30, 5:45 and 7pm (call Fred Breunig at 254-9019 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for reservations. Tomorrow the Sermon on the Mount continues to be unwrapped as the Lenten season unfolds at Guilford Church. The liturgy will hold up "prayer and fasting" as central to the message Jesus shared with his disciples and followers. The music of the day under the direction of Peter Amidon will include two meditative pieces for the choir: a South African chant, “Ukuthula”, which means Peace in the Zulu language, and “Agnus Dei” by Kristina Vaskiliauskaite and Tony Barrand will open the service with “Lord of All Hopefulness” by Jan Struther. The scripture for the day, read by Tom Ragle, will include Matthew 6:6-8, Romans 8:26,27  and James 5:13-18. Rev Lise Sparrow will offer reflections on forms of prayer and the centrality of prayer to Christianity.

The Sunday school will continue with the "Ahlan wa Sahlan! Welcome to the Holy Land: curriculum from the UCC Global Ministries and Disciples of Christ. This week they will make prayer bracelets and learn about the town of Bethany as the context for the home of Martha, Mary and Lazarus and as a contemporary town where muslim, christian and jewish children mingle.

After worship,  the Lenten Series will continue with Stephanie Nelson offering an introduction to Centering Prayer. Everyone is welcome. Other events in the series will include:  “Judge Not:“I Am from Here,  a film discussion with Curtiss Reed, Jr. on racial equity in Vermont on March 24; “The Golden Rule: the Edge of ContemporaryChristianity”, an introduction to Nadia Bolz-Weber with Jen McCalley on March 31. “Build on Rock:  Building Relationships on Pine Ridge Reservation” with John Willis and Arthur Running Horse on April 7 at 2pm and     “Ask, Seek, Knock: Universal Christ”, a conference excerpt with Richard Rohr from the Center for Action and Contemplation on April 14.

Guilford Community Church, an Open and Affirming/Just Peace Congregation of the United Church of Christ, is fully handicapped accessible and committed to providing hearing assistance and ASL interpretation, if given notice ahead.  The church is located one mile south of exit 1 on Route 5 just in back of the Guilford Country Store.  For more information call 257-2776, check the website at or friend us on Facebook at "Guilford Community Church”. Our services are also being filmed and can be found on BCTV Wednesday morning at 7am and Sunday mornings at 8am or anytime online at



 "No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey…you are welcome here." 

Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. We are Open and Affirming and fully handicapped accessible. We provide hearing assistance and an ASL interpreter, and have large-print Bibles in the pews as well as large-print copies of the bulletin. Everyone is welcome.

We are a member of the Vermont Conference of the United Church of Christ (UCC).


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Sunday, March 17
10:00 am Worship - Rev. Lise Sparrow, pastor

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Need a ride to church? Please call Patty Meyer at 257-0994 by Friday noon.

Want to receive our weekly e-news and quarterly newsletters? Please fill out one of the cards in the pews and place it on the offering plate.

BCTV: Our services are filmed and can be found on BCTV, channel 8 Wednesday morning at 7am and Sunday mornings at 8am or anytime online at

Audio-recordings of services are available through Patty at 257-0994.

Guilford Senior Lunch is offered the first and third Fridays of the month. For more information, please call Peg Curtiss at 254-9774.

AA meets on Tuesdays and Fridays. The Tuesday 6-7pm meeting is a Big Book/Step meeting and is open to alcoholics and families of alcoholics. The meeting on Friday from 5:30-6:30pm is for women only.

Living Strong strength and balance classes at the church meet on Monday & Wednesday from 5:30-6:30pm, Tuesday through Friday mornings from 10-11am.

Second Sunday Step/ StudyAn Al-Anon Family Step Work Group. This group meets the 2nd Sunday of the month, 2-4pm in the Houghton Room.

Tai Chi These classes are taught by Leah Gessner, Certified by Tai Chi Vermont, Inc. Suggested donation is $2.00 per class. Classes are on Mondays at 10:00 for experienced practitioners and 11:00 am for beginners. This class will introduce and practice the most basic movements of introductory forms taught by Dr. Paul Lam and are recommended by the Arthritis Foundation.The pace is smooth, slow and can be done while seated if necessary. Questions? Call Leah at 579-1350 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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