Past Events

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Community Event

On Monday, January 15th at 5:30 there will be a celebration in honor of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St. in Brattleboro. The service will include representatives of many faith traditions, readings from Dr. King, an update from state representative Becca Balint regarding initiatives being taken around the state and in the legislature. Well-known Blues guitarist Scott Ainslie is the featured musician and Andy Davis will lead a community choir. The celebration will end with an encouragement by Steffen Gillom of the local NAACP and the lighting of candles by everyone in attendance. Singers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to come to the church by 4:20 to rehearse songs for the service.

This event is sponsored by Brattleboro Area Interfaith Leadership and is a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages, faiths, races and ethnicities to come together to remember the work of Dr. King, to celebrate all that unites us and to learn about local community organizations working against racism. Admission is free, but a good will donation will be taken with proceeds shared between the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity and the Root Social Justice Center.

A community gathering to include food will follow the celebration on the lower level of the church. ROOT Social Justice Center, Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity, VT Poor People’s Campaign, Youth for Change, NAACP, People of Color Caucus, Lost River Racial Justice Group and other local group working for racial justice will all offer information and make short presentations on how people can be involved locally to work against racism. For more information about This event please contact Guilford Community Church, U.C.C. at (802) 257-2776.



Guilford Community Church will hold their Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Handmade crafts, decorated wreaths, holiday cookie platters, white elephants, and unique gift items will be for sale, along with a delicious luncheon of soups and sandwiches.

Raffle items include a beautiful handmade quilt, American Girl doll, a basket of Vermont-made products, cut-your- own Christmas tree and other gift certificates, and much more.

All proceeds from the Bazaar benefit the church, which supports numerous local
programs and organizations serving the wider community. Directions: 1-91 to Vermont Exit 1 (Brattleboro), south on Route 5 to just past the Guilford Country Store, left on Bee Barn Road,left again to 38 Church Drive.


By the People for the People choral concert

As part of Guilford Community Church’s 250th anniversary celebration, the church’s music leaders, Patty Meyer, Andy Davis, and Peter Amidon, are leading By the People For the People: A Celebration of Song and Community, a choral concert at the Latchis Theater, Saturday, November 11 at 7:00 PM.

A 70-member Choir of the Community will perform sacred and secular choral music including African American spirituals, gospel, Sacred Harp, songs of social change, and songs from Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs, Doc Watson, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Special guests include Nowell Sing We Clear, Sam Amidon, and Shoulder Narrows—BUHS’s primo a cappella group.

At the Latchis Theater:

Tickets are $22 and can be purchased here:

For more information: 802-257-1006 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Additional information here:



Let Justice Roll Down Concert and Sing-Along

NOTE:  Due to weather, this event has been postponed until Wednesday, April 5. See you then!

On Friday, March 31 Wednesday, April 5, area congregations and civic organizations throughout the Brattleboro area are coming together to support "Let Justice Roll Down," a concert and sing-along at Guilford Community Church, 38 Church Drive in Guilford. The concert will provide an opportunity for many across the valley to stand together for the rights of those facing serious threats to their safety, rights and dignity. This event is a benefit for Black Lives Matter Vermont and the Root Social Justice Center.

The concert will feature Lea Gilmore, a blues-gospel singer and civic activist. She has lent her voice, literally and figuratively, to advocacy for the underserved of the world for many years. Essence Magazine named her one of the "25 Women Shaping the World" in 2005. She has worked tirelessly to advance racial justice and bridge divides in her native Baltimore and around the world. Accompanying Lea will be award winning blues pianist and vocalist Professor Louie.



Come enjoy the famously delicious Guilford Community Church Sugar-on-Snow supper, Saturday, March 18, 2017!

Seatings at 4:30, 5:45, and 7:00 PM.

Menu: Ham, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw, deviled eggs, homemade rolls, and maple sugar on snow with homemade donuts and dill pickles.

Cost: Adults $12 (children 11 and under $6, preschoolers $3)

Reservations: call 802-254-9019, or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Cabin Fever BBQ and Concert





The Brattleboro Area Interfaith Youth will be hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at 
5pm following the 4pm Martin Luther King Jr Celebration at the Centre Congregational Church UCC on Main Street.   This will not be spaghetti "as usual" but rather Spaghetti al a "Tessitore", featuring the skill and recipes of local Chef Marc Tessitore.  Tessitore, proud of his Italian roots, is the owner of the Guilford Country Store and his daughter, Lily will be going with the interfaith youth to South Dakota this summer to work on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.  He will work with the teens to make a truly authentic (and delicious sauce).  This dinner catches the spirit of the group's commitment to diversity and social action.   Rev. Sparrow, the group leader, laughs as she mentions "we will serve immigrant food in honor of the history of civil rights with the goal of serving the rights of indigenous peoples!"    The menu will include both vegetarian and spaghetti ala bolognese with meatballs, garlic bread, salad and brownies.  Gluten-free options will also be available. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children with all proceeds going to fund the trip.  Everyone is welcome.

Standing Rock: A Clergy Call to Action

To the broader church: As Christians, we, the undersigned clergy, are conditioned by the gospel to stand on the side of the persecuted and the jailed. As such, we are compelled by our faith to stand with the water protectors of Standing Rock, who have pricked the conscience of a nation and the world. In opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline that would carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois,...

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Women's Retreat

“As long as the earth remains, there will be springtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night.” Genesis 8:22 (Living Bible)

Lise, Connie Green, and Mary Alice Amidon have scheduled the Fall Women’s Retreat for Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. The stories of four women—Rachel, Bathsheba, Puah, and Lois—will help us think about the elements of Water, Fire, Earth, and Air and their rhythm in our lives. Breakfast is potluck beginning at 8 a.m. (coffee and tea provided), with choir gathering at 8:30 a.m. Lunch is included, and we will end with Eucharist by 3 p.m. Women of all ages, from the church and the broader community, are welcome. Cost - $15, non-refundable. Please honor the planning and register by October 16 with Elly or Connie at 257-0994.


THE LAST (Strawberry) SUPPER : Saturday, June 18


Signup sheets (food donations and worker slots) are now posted at church, so
be sure to check them out and choose your favorite slots. If you can’t make it
to church, please contact Fred Breunig (802-254-9019 or
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and he will be happy to add your name to the lists
or answer any questions.

And please talk it up among friends and co-workers! Email the particulars to
folks you know (you can just copy and paste the info below). We would like to
fill every seat and make our last strawberry supper the best ever!

WHO: You and your family and friends

WHAT: THE LAST (Strawberry) SUPPER featuring ham, baked beans, potato salad,
coleslaw, deviled eggs, fresh baked rolls, strawberry shortcake with real whipped cream

WHERE: Guilford Community Church, 38 Church Dr., Guilford, VT 05301

WHEN: Saturday, June 18, 2016; seatings at 5:00 and 6:30 pm

HOW: Reservations at 802-254-9019 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Adults $12; Children (11 and under) $6; Preschoolers $3

WHY: To have a great affordable meal which benefits a church that supports
many local programs and organizations serving the community.

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