December 11, 2023

Bellows Falls

Immanuel Episcopal Church

Services at Immanuel Episcopal Church are offered in person at 20 Church St. and via Zoom, beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays. To attend via Zoom, email [email protected]. Telephone: 802-463-3178.

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church of Bellows Falls, 9 Church St., holds a traditional worship service every Sunday at 10 a.m. Pulpit Supply Pastor this week is the Rev. Rubin Jennings. For more information, like how to join the weekly bible study, contact the church at 802-463-3220.


Centre Congregational Church

Centre Congregational Church holds worship service at 10 a.m. every Sunday in our Sanctuary at 193 Main St.

This Sunday, the congregation continues with the six-week series offered by the Rev. Dr. Scott Couper titled, “Christian Symbols: Signposts of Devotion.” The series, while devotional in nature, will examine the history and theology of early Christian iconography. The sermon for this Sunday will be “Descending Columbidae.” The scripture related to the sermon is John 1:29-34. A sermon for children will honor Mother’s Day and will be offered by Nan Mann. Flowers will be distributed to all the mothers present. Finally, a Second Sunday Special Offering will be taken for the benefit of the Community Asylum Seekers Project.

To celebrate the church’s post-COVID status and in honor of Mother’s Day, there will be a special fellowship hour after the service. One of church members, Duo Xi, will be helping to provide a light lunch for those present.

Centre Church sponsors several programs and activities to which the public is invited:

Womanspirit is a book group for women that meets in person and is currently reading “Saving Us” by Katharine Hayhoe.

Sunday Spirit Book Discussion is a book group that meets in person and is currently reading and discussing “Finding the Mother Tree” by Suzanne Simard.

Loaves and Fishes is sponsored in cooperation with St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, serving 400 meals a week for those in community in need. Volunteers are needed.

Carry Me Home is also sponsored in cooperation with St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and providing good used clothing at no cost for those in need. Volunteers are needed.

For more information, call the office at 802-254-4730, email [email protected], visit the church website at or the church at Friends of Centre Congregational Church Facebook group,

First Church of Christ

First Church of Christ, Scientist, 57 Putney Road, offers worship services on Zoom. Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. and a Wednesday testimony meeting is held at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit

First Baptist/First United Methodist

First Baptist Church and First United Methodist share worship service at 18 Town Crier Drive, on Sundays with the Revs. Suzanne Andrews and Ralph Howe presiding.

This week the congregation celebrates the Fourth Sunday of Easter, continuing to celebrate the Ascension of Jesus Christ. The service begins at 10:30 a.m. with announcements, mission moments and a sharing of the peace. A chime will ring once, and the worship service will begin. Holy Communion is offered each Sunday.

The next Joint FBC & FUMC Leadership meeting is May 31 at 10 a.m. FBC Annual Meeting is June 12, after the service. Church Pot Luck and Spring Clean-Up after worship on June 26. Welcome Center Joint Fundraiser, July 16. Picnics after worship at Pastor Sue’s house on July 31 and Aug. 28.

This Sunday the congregation will listen to the message from the Book of John, Chapter 10:22-30.

Rev. Ralph’s sermon is titled, “Allowing Christ to Shepherd Us.” Dan DeWalt will play on the church Estey pipe organ and the grand piano.

Remember to bring nonperishable food, baby items, and hygiene products for the homeless. If you need a ride, call the church office at 802-254-1234.

For more information about First United Methodist, email [email protected] or fumcob1@gmail. com or visit church/6399010/

St. Michael’s Episcopal

The annual tag sale of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church on Saturday runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome to see furniture and clothing outside on the lawn at the corner of Putney Road and Bradley Avenue. Books, housewares, jewelry and food are downstairs in the Church Undercroft. Furniture, jewelry and food will be priced; most other items will be “by donation.”

Each Sunday St. Michael’s Episcopal Church has an 8 a.m. service with Eucharist and a 10:15 a.m. service with Eucharist and music. The 10:15 service is also available on livestream. The nursery is open for child care throughout the 10:15 service. Godly Play Sunday School is in session between at 10 a.m. for kids ages 3 to 10.

Services during the week include: Monday through Friday, 8 to 8:30 a.m., Morning Prayer on Zoom; Wednesdays, 11:30 to 11:55 a.m., Centering Prayer service in the Mary Magdalen Chapel; Wednesdays, noon to 12:30 p.m., a 30-minute liturgy of scripture, prayer, reflection on the saint of the day, and Eucharist in the Chapel; Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., contemplative service in the chapel and on Zoom; and Saturdays, 8 a.m., Centering Prayer in the Chapel.

More information and links to the various Zoom services and programs are on the church website,

St. Michael Roman Catholic Parish

St. Michael Roman Catholic Parish, 47 Walnut St., offers Weekend Mass on Saturdays at 4 p.m. (also live streamed) and Sundays at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass is typically offered Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:45 a.m., Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. and Fridays at 9 a.m. Confession is Saturdays at 2:45 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, call 802-257-5101 or email [email protected].

Trinity Lutheran

Trinity Lutheran Church, 161 Western Ave., will offer in-person worship at 9:30 a.m. this Sunday. Message: “Third Day Living — Peace,” followed by coffee and conversation at 10:30 a.m. On Wednesday, Trinity Church offers tai chi spiritual movement at 9 a.m., the choir meets at 10:15 a.m. and NA and A (women) meet at 7 p.m. On Saturday at 9 a.m. there will be a guided meditation/discussion. Trinity is a Reconciling in Christ congregation. All are welcome.


Congregational Church

Dummerston Congregational Church, UCC will worship on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. The Rev. Shawn Bracebridge and Mary Westbrook-Geha will lead the service celebrating Good Shepherd Sunday and Mother’s Day with a focus on Psalm 23 this week. Church children and youth will gather with families for the start of worship, then move downstairs after a children’s message to Sunday School with Billie Slade.

East Dover

Baptist Church

East Dover Baptist Church, 34 Dover Hill Road, welcomes everyone to worship service this Sunday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Robert McIntyre will preach a Mother’s Day sermon. The church also offers a simulcast of the service. For more information, call 802-348-6366 or visit


Community Church

Community Church, 55 Main St., offers virtual worship services via Zoom. Visit or on Facebook (The Grafton Church).


Community Church

Jamaica Community Church, located in the heart of the village, welcomes all on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. To meet with Pastor Pete, call the church (802-874-7109) or his house (802-874-4181) or email him at [email protected] to schedule an appointment. His office hours are Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. During these hours if you would like to donate to the Wardsboro/Jamaica Food Pantry, items can be left inside the front door in the large basket.


Congregational Church

The First Congregational Church of Newfane, UCC, will be open for in-person worship and Holy Communion at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The service will be recorded and audio links will be available at

Worship will be led by the Rev. Rob Hamm. His sermon is titled “Courage and Belief.” The scripture reading is from John 20:22-30. Hymns for the service are “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” and “He Leadeth Me.” The prelude “Polonaise” by J.S. Bach, the offertory “I’m Gonna Lift My Family Up” by F.R. Toure, arranged by Mary Alice and Peter Amidon and the postlude “Open the Eyes of My Heart” by Paul Baloche will be played by Mike Kelly, music director.

The mission for the month of May is the Women’s Freedom Center. The church continues to collect food for the Townshend Food Shelf. The calendar for this week includes: On Monday, Al-Anon meets in Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. Wednesday, at 6:30 pm, trustees will meet in Fellowship Hall. On Thursday, handbell rehearsal begins at 6:15 p.m., and choir rehearsal begins at 7:30 p.m.

For more information or to leave messages, call the church office at 802-365-4079. Office hours are Monday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.



The Putney Friends Meeting (Quaker) community is gathering in person at The Meetinghouse, at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday (child care available at 10:30). An online worship option is available at 10:30 a.m. On the third Sunday of every month the group will hold one worship time at 9 a.m., in person and on Zoom, with child care available. To join in using the Zoom platform, email [email protected]. For more information, visit


Townshend Church

The Townshend Church welcomes Pastor Don Hashem back for normal services at 10 a.m. at the church on the common, with wife Carmen Hashem playing the music. All are invited/welcome. Call 802-365-4321 for more information.

Walpole, N.H.

St. John’s Episcopal

St. John’s Episcopal Church holds services most Sundays at 10 a.m. via Zoom. The service includes music played by the church organist, readings from the Bible, prayers and a sermon by the Rev. Duncan Hilton. Check the website at for the schedule. Recordings of the services are on the website. There are discussion forums after the services. For more information, leave a message at 603-756-4533, or email [email protected].

Walpole Unitarian

Church services have resumed at the Walpole Unitarian Church for those fully vaccinated. The church is located at the corner of Main and Union streets. Service begins at 10 a.m. led by the Rev. Elaine Bomford, the church’s affiliate minister, and other clergy and lay leaders. The congregation embraces spiritual exploration, social justice and care for each other and the planet.

The church plans to continue a modified Zoom element to the service as technology permits. Visit


Yoke Parish

The Wardsboro Yoked Parish offers in-person worship service at the Baptist Church on Cross Road, Sunday at 9 a.m. Communion will be observed. Mask are required and social distancing will be in effect.

West Brattleboro

All Souls Church

All Souls Church will offer in-person worship this Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m., and also online at All Souls Church is located at 29 South St. Office hours are 8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday through Friday. For more information, contact 802-254-9377, [email protected].

First Congregational Church

All are welcome to join in for a Communion service at 10 a.m. this Sunday at First Congregational Church, 880 Western Ave.

Contact the church by email at [email protected] or by telephone at 802-254-9767. The office is open Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pastor hours are by appointment. Previous worship services are also available on YouTube and Brattleboro Community TV. Enter “Rev Audrey Walker” in the search bar.


The West Brattleboro Quaker Worship Group is meeting for unprogrammed worship, both in person and on Zoom, Sundays at 10 a.m. In-person worship is indoors at the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community, 151 Greenleaf St. Those attending in person must be vaccinated and wear a mask. To join via Zoom, email [email protected] for more information.


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