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Bethany Church Prayers for Ash Wednesday

A Season of Hope

Friend, in the middle of this busy week, you are invited to pause to observe Ash Wednesday and remember that God made us from fragile, blessed dust and breathes through us the breath of life and love. From dust you were created in God's image and to God's good dust you shall return.

This year, March 6th begins a forty day Lenten journey to discover who we are to be as God's beloved. Lent is an invitation to follow Jesus, God's Beloved Child, bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh, in whom God's image is seen most clearly. Come, pray today for strength and imagination to follow Jesus wherever he will lead.

Bethany provides a devotional meditation to members of our email mailing list. You may view that meditation in your browser and sign up for more information from Bethany.

St. Patrick's Day Family-Friendly Shenanigans!

St. Patrick's Day Shenanigans

A Family Celebration!

Bethany Church, UCC is hosting an all-you-can-eat Corned Beef and Cabbage fundraiser to support the Tuesday community meals!

Please join us for a family-friendly, alcohol and drug free, G-rated night of food and fun on Sunday, March 17 at 5:00pm.

We will be serving an all-you-can-eat buffet of corned beef and cabbage, potatoes and vegetables, bread, desserts and drinks! We will, of course, have a vegetarian option to include vegetables, potatoes, and eggs! Meals and desserts also have gluten free options.** Take-out available by advanced order.

But that's not even the best part!

After you've gotten your food, after you've gone back for seconds or thirds…there will be an on stage lip sync competition!

Prizes will be awarded for all different types of songs. Feel free to just lip sync your song or full on act it out- costume and all!! The more contestants that enter the more fun it will be! The only rule is the song must be family-friendly G-rated.

Reservations for dinner are not required, but suggested. Walk-ins are welcome! Food service starts at 5pm and continues until the food is gone, or people finish eating. Lip Sync begins at 6 pm!

Suggested donation is $15.00 per adult/ $10.00 for 12 years and under, or $40.00 for a family of 3 or more. All proceeds directly benefit the weekly Tuesday Community Meal at Bethany Church.

The Community Meal, held every Tuesday from 11:30-1:00pm in Bethany's Fellowship Hall, is free and open to everyone. This fundraiser will help us purchase food and other items needed to make the Community Meal a success.

To enter the contest, make reservations, request meals, or any other question, please email Rachel at

Catch all the details below and we hope to see you there!

  • What: Family-Friendly St. Patrick's Day Shenanigans
  • When: 5:00 pm, Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Where: Bethany Church, UCC, 115 Main St. Montpelier
  • Cost: Suggested donation $15.00 per adult/$10.00 for 12 years and under; or $40.00 for a family of 3 or more

Ticket Purchases or Take-Out Orders: Please email Rachel at

Take-Out Details:

We will be accepting to-go orders in advance for pick up at the ticket table between 5:00 & 6:00pm. You may also stop in during this time and we will happily pack one for you. The suggested donation for a take-out meal is $12.00.

Lip Sync Details:

Want to Lip Sync? Please send the song info along with the names of the person or persons performing the song to us ASAP so that we may get you on the program. We will be using iTunes through our sound system to play your song, so if there is a certain or unusual version, please let us know which one to purchase.

Questions? Please email Rachel at:

Sunday Morning Worship CANCELLED at Bethany Church January 20, 2019

Roger Hill, Vermont meteorologist, is forecasting heavy snow, bitter cold, and dangerous wind chills for Saturday night through Sunday afternoon. Because of this storm, the 10 am Worship Service, choir, Sunday School, the Wand making workshop, and other activities are cancelled for Sunday, January 20th.

While we will miss being together, you can still take time to spend with God. A prayer and meditation has been sent out to our Kiosk subscribers. That issue is available online for anyone who would also like to use those resources for your worship at home. As they say, "Stay at home, pray at home!"

May you enjoy the beauty of God's winter creation from the warmth of your home. And may God bring us back together for worship and fellowship next Sunday.

Dinner at Hogwarts is back again!

Didn't get a ticket to this sold out event in previous years? Or maybe you did and want to experience the magic again! In either case, now's your chance!

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm the chapel at Bethany Church will be transformed into the Great Hall of Hogwarts where you can dine with your House on a meal of comfort food, all the while listening to the ever curious and entertaining conversations of the Hogwarts staff at the head table.

Tickets sold by House - Adult (12 and older) $30, Child (11 and under) $20.

The purchase of your ticket includes a visit to the Wand Shop so your wand can choose you! Which one will you take home? Don't forget to visit the Three Broomsticks and get your butterbeer too!

There will also be lots of photo ops with Hogwarts faculty!

Reserve your tickets today by emailing, via Facebook Messenger to BethanyChurchVT, or by calling (802) 223-2424.

We hope you'll join us for this magical event!

The fine print:

Event Date and Time: Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Doors open at 5:00pm. Sorry, we can not accommodate early arrivals. Dinner service starts about 5:45pm.

Ticket Prices: Adult (12 and older) $30, Child (11 and under) $20.

You Get: Each adult or child ticket includes 1 (one) wand, 1 (one) butterbeer, an assigned seat at chosen House, and dinner.

Seating: House seats are on a first come, first served basis. Seats per House are limited so please get your tickets early if you have a strong preference for seating. Seating will be assigned to each table. To ensure your group sits together, please order all tickets needed at the same time.

Payment: Payment can be made via check, money order, or cash. We are unable to take credit cards at this time. Payment can be presented in person or mailed to Bethany Church.

Deadline: All tickets must be paid for by Wednesday, February 6. Any unpaid tickets remaining on Thursday, Feb. 7, will be released first to those on a waiting list, then to the public.

Photos: We love photo ops! All Hogwarts staff will be available for photos as well as themed standees and a Sorting Hat. Feel free to use your own camera/phone and also post to social media if you'd like. Additionally, we will have a professional photographer taking photos. All of these photos will be uploaded to a gallery to which attendees will have access and can purchase prints if they'd like.

Additional Costs: There are no additional costs at the event. Post-event, a photo gallery will be available and prints may be purchased. There is no commitment or pressure to make a purchase.

If you have any questions, please send them to

Christmas Services

Bethany Christmas Services


Sunday, December 23
10:00AM Fourth Sunday in Advent

Christmas Eve Service

Monday, December 24
7:00PM Candlelight and Carols



December 8, 9am-4pm

Bethany Church, Montpelier, 115 Main St: Decorations, Ornaments, Wrappings, Trimmings, Tableware, Lights, and LOTS MORE. Proceeds to benefit local and world-wide ministries of Bethany Church.

One Sky 2018

One Sky announcement

One Sky

October 28th, 2018 at 3pm

Concert and reception supporting Bethany's sister parish in El Salvador.

$20 suggested donation.



September 22 & 23, 2018

Please bring your donations 4pm - 7pm on Sat 9/15, and 11am-7pm Sun 9/16, and 8am - 8pm on Mon 9/17, Tues 9/18, and Wed 9/19.


  • CLOTHING (sorted by age and gender)
  • FURNITURE (no mattresses or boxsprings)
  • TOYS
  • BABY GEAR (no infant car seats, all items must be within current safety guidelines)
  • SPORTS EQUIPMENT (no downhill skis/ boots)
  • BAGS for “Buck-a-Bag.”

SORRY - We cannot take Electronics, Books & Magazines, Audio/Video Cassettes, Tires, Suitcases larger than Carry-on, or Used Fixtures/Appliances that were built-in. If you are not sure - please ask. 223-2424

Items should be CLEAN and in GOOD WORKING ORDER.

We need many volunteers to help make this a fun and successful event:

  • SORTING and PRICING clothing and lawn items - daytime and evening - starting at 4 pm on Saturday 9/15
  • SETTING UP on Saturday 9/22 at 7am sharp and on Sunday 9/23 after the worship service
  • CASHIERS and HELPERS for downstairs and on the lawn during the sale
  • ANNOUNCERS to inspire our customers
  • DRIVERS to help carry away the leftovers
  • CLEAN-UP CREWS – Saturday 9/22 at 4pm, Sunday 9/23 at 3pm, Monday 9/24 at 9am.

Sign-up sheets will be in the hall by the Chapel - JOIN THE FUN!!

Spring Auction and Breakfast

Saturday, April 21

Benefit Breakfast and Live Auction!

Come Support Some of Bethany Church’s Great Missions

Proceeds provide support to our weekly community lunch, the overnight warming shelter, the music program, and keeping the building open and heated for the 12-step and other programs that meet here weekly.

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
reasonably priced, made and served by our Music Team

preview 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
bidding 9:30 AM – noon

Come eat, bid, buy, have fun, and support some of our missions!

Call (802) 229-9893 for information

2018 Bethany Auction and Breakfast

Holy Week and Easter Services

Holy Week announcement poster

Bethany Church celebrates Easter this week with the following special services:

  • Maundy Thursday Service with Open Communion - Thursday at 7pm in the Chapel
  • Good Friday Labyrinth Walk - Self directed, open from 8am to 8pm
  • Easter Sunday Service - Sunday at 10am in the Sanctuary

All are welcome to join us for these services.