Pageant in Guilford

Sunday December 21 is the Fourth Sunday in Advent and one of great celebration at Guilford Community Church, UCC. The church will start Christmas week at 10am worship with the Annual Christmas Pageant, directed and choreographed by Kathy Gatto Gurney. Prophets, angels, wise men and shepherds of all ages will prance and dance and bring in the Peace of Christmas . Peter Amidon will lead the choir in the anthems "For Unto Us a Child Is Born" (Handel) and "Watt's Cradle Hymn". Favorite Hymns will frame the readings from Luke 1 and 2. After the service a huge bonfire will be lit outside in honor of the Solstice and as a way to celebrate the purchase of new property next to the church and welcome good things to come.

On Wednesday, December 24, there will be two candlelit services. The 4pm Family Candlelight Service includes lessons and carols and anthems "Do You Hear What I Hear and Oh Holy Night under the direction of Patty Meyer. At 11 pm brass instruments join with folk instruments and the choir for a similar more jubilant celebration ending at midnight with the lighting of the Christ Candle. Peter Amidon will lead the choir. Everyone wanting to sing is encouraged to come by 9:30pm and those with brass instruments please come by 10:30pm.

Guilford Community Church is an Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ. The building is fully handicapped accessible and hearing assistance and an ASL interpreter will be present at the 4pm service. To find the church, drive one mile south of exit 1 on route 5 and turn left just beyond the Guilford Country Store. For information call 257-0994 or 257-2776. Everyone is welcome.



The Annual Vigil for the Homeless will take place beginning in Pliny Park on Main Street at 4pm on Sunday, December 21.

Since 1990, our country has observed National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day during the winter solstice on December 21, the longest night of the year. This memorial day serves to raise awareness of the tragic impact of homelessness on individuals, families, and communities, and to remember those who have died as a result of being homeless.



"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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Events 2014

Sunday, December 21
10am: Christmas Pageant. Adult angels and shepherds are welcome to join the children. The dress rehearsal is Saturday am, December 20 
from 10am to 12 noon
4:30pm: VIGIL for the Overflow Shelter for the Homeless: at Pliny Park

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