Kid’s Club

Kids Club happens Sunday mornings during the academic year, starting at 10:00 am. This is 20-25 minutes of children’s ministry with Pastor Kyle then time for a quick break before worship at 10:30 am. Kid’s Club usually includes a theme, bible story, teaching time, interactive video, and singing. There are always lots of laughs and many smiles. Our Kids Club serves all children in the same room, allowing children to learn from one another. While some of our children are regular attenders, Kids Club is certainly open to any child- even if it is your first time here!

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Write for Rights, Offering of Letters

Write for Rights is Amnesty International’s largest annual Human Rights campaign, held throughout the fall to mark Human Rights Day on December 10th.  Each year, we write letters to support people and help end other abuses, such as individuals who are wrongfully imprisoned for the peaceful expression of their beliefs or identity—people we call prisoners of conscience. Our Social Ministry Committee is sponsoring an opportunity for members of the congregation to write letters on behalf of, and personally to, prisoners of conscience.

In addition to the letter writing before worship on November 24th, there are letter-writing packets available to take home.  Letters may be returned by Sunday, December 15 for an Offering of Letters you may mail the letters on your own.

As people of God, we have an opportunity and a responsibility to be a voice for those who have no voice by writing letters to let the oppressed go free.  Through the power of collective action, these letters convince government officials to free people unjustly imprisoned and end other abuses. This year’s 2019 cases are all young people.

Please join us during the Advent time of waiting by speaking out on behalf of others.  Thank you.  For any questions, email or call 802-649-3828.

Thanksgiving Day Potluck at OSLC

Once again, the invitation is heartily extended to bring a special Thanksgiving dish to share for a common meal on Thanksgiving Day, November 28th.  We gather from noon until about 4 p.m. with the meal at about 2 p.m. For the past several years, this has been a delightful time spent together with a range of individuals and families, sojourners and friends. Richard and Kathy have volunteered to cook the turkey.  Please bring a dish to share.

November 8-9, 2019 Women’s Retreat

Once again, Ruth M. is opening up her home in Thetford for our fall women’s retreat. This retreat will give us time to reflect, listen to the Spirit, and walk the labyrinth.  Our retreat begins on Friday, the 8th, at 5 p.m. for those who can make it that early and may want to walk the labyrinth. Appetizers at 6 p.m., a common meal (potluck with wine), and a session together around the fireplace will round out the first evening. Those who can stay overnight are welcome to do so.  On Saturday we begin with 7:30 a.m. optional stretching (yoga light), continental breakfast at 8:30, and then we will continue to conversation with small groups and as a whole.  The retreat concludes with lunch.

We realize you may only be able to present for part of the retreat — that’s OK!  Please let us know what portion(s) you’ll be able to join us for so that we can plan accordingly. RSVP here or sign up in the Narthex.