Past Events

Dates to Note

Weds. ongoing—Prayer shawl knitting group. Beginners welcome. 4:00-5:00, Houghton Room.





Purple Ribbon Day

Wearing a purple ribbon on October 20th, 2010, or dressing in purple, honors the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in the recent past due to homophobic abuse in their homes and/or schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ* flag and that's exactly what we'd like all of you to have with you: spirit. If you're experiencing harrassment or abuse as a young person, please know that times will get better, and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexual orientation or gender identity. Please wear a purple ribbon or purple clothing on Wednesday, October 20. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

*LGBTQ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer


Overflow Shelter Meals & Overnight Volunteers

We are scheduling meals for the Overflow Shelter for the Homeless, which opened after Thanksgiving and will stay open at least through March. We are looking for families or groups within churches to make and serve meals in the evening. (Meals are served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.) Please contact Lise Sparrow if you would be interested.


Conference Minister Visits


Sunday, October 17—Members of the Dummerston and First Congo Churches will join us to welcome our Conference Minister, Rev. Dr. Lynn Bujnak. Lynn has been our conference minister for two years.  Before this, she worked as a staff member for the national setting of the UCC.  She brings to us many years of experience in local churches of all sizes, and a knowledge of the unique gifts and challenges of Northern New England from 14 years of ministry in the Maine Conference UCC. Lynn is passionate about issues of vocation and call for individuals and congregations.


High Tea with Hungarian Visitors Sept. 29

Come meet Zoltan Szucs and his wife sharing with us about our UCC Global Ministries.

Zoltan is currently serving with the Hungarian Reformed Church in Hungary, assigned to the Faculty of Theology at Karoli Gaspar University in Budapest to teach practical theology, and available to the Reformed Church of Hungary and its General Assembly as needed.  He serves as Professor of Practical Theology at Karoli Gaspar University in Budapest.

The Szucs have been spending the month visiting churches in Vermont and this is our own opportunity. Everyone is welcome.



Green Belt Special Collection and teen slide show Oct. 3

REVIVAL at Guilford Church

October is a big month for Guilford Community Church, United Church of
Christ. Not only will we fill our pies with local apples,
peaches, rhubarb and pumpkin for the Pie Sale on October 9 but the
worship services will overflow with special music intended to revive
exhausted hearts. October 3  is World Communion Sunday, and the
relationship with Wangari Matthai,


Harvest Meal Sept. 26

Everyone is welcome to join us for aHarvest Meal after church to 1 p.m. on September 26. Child- and nursery care are provided. Soup, salad, bread and dessert are provided for everyone! Come join us to celebrate the past year and imagine what Guilford Community Church might be and do in the year ahead.

Planning to attend? Please bring a magazine, any title with pictures, that you would be willing to let us cut apart. Thanks and see you there!

Interested in becoming a new member? Join us at a table just for you!


September 11 Meditation


The Brattleboro Area Interfaith Clergy Association encourages the community to remember the people of many faiths who died and all who were affected and are affected by the tragic attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in the fourth airplane which went down in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2010.


Mia Begovich Sept. 16

Everyone in Vermont is reading The Day of the Pelican, by Katherine Paterson. Everyone who's taking part in the annual Vermont Reads, that is. The story is about


Harvest Meal Sept. 26

Everyone is invited to the harvest meal after church, Sunday, September 26. Stay tuned for more information!


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