Sunday, February 23

Sunday, February 23 is the Last Sunday in Epiphany and Guilford Community Church will mark the Transfiguration of Jesus during 10am worship.
The choir will offer two anthems under the direction of Peter Amidon: ‘Alleluia’ by Leonard Cohen and “Soon I Will Be Done”, an African American spiritual which will help mark the final Sunday in Black History Month.
Rev. Lise Sparrow will offer reflections on the many stories of transfiguration in the Bible…moments in which the light of God transcends human perception.
The children of the church will continue preparations for children in Kenya for whom they are preparing notes and cards. Next week 17 travelers will be blessed for the journey which will take place March 8- 19. This is the seventh trip for members of the church and the church is busy preparing  offerings for the 140 children who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS in the village of Kenya.
At 4pm the church and public are invited to watch TAKING ROOT: The VISION OF Wangari Maathai which tells the story of the Green Belt Movement which began near the village they will visit.
Alan Dater and Lisa Merton , the film-makers will be on hand to speak about the making of the film and the current status of tree-planting in Kenya.
The award-winning film is part of a series of events planned to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  Maathai was one of the original movers in creation of the day and she would have been 80 on April 3. 350VT is co-sponsoring the events and everyone is welcome.
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”. Services are also filmed and can be found on BCTV Wednesday morning at 7am and Sunday mornings at 8am or anytime online at  Donations can be made to the Kenya trip at Go Fund Me/ Kaiguchu-Guilford Children Project.