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Special Activities & Events


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16 - FRIDAY, AUGUST 18: Vacation Bible School at the Federated Church of East Arlington each day from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.  Open to any child between the ages of going into Kindergarten this fall through entering 6th grade.  The theme is "Fruits of the Spirit" with stories, crafts, games, and snacks.  Phone 802-375-2548 to register.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, AUGUST 18-19: Vacation Bible School at Highgate Methodist Church (3327 Route 78, Highgate VT). Call 868-4921 with inquiries.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 9:30 AM: Outdoor revival service at the Highgate Methodist Church (3327 Route 78, Highgate VT)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 4:00 PM: Elisabeth Von Trapp Concert at the Federated Church of East Arlington.  A free will offering will be gathered. Phone 802-375-2548 for additional information.

MONDAY TO THURSDAY, AUGUST 21-24, 5PM-7:30PM: “Maker Fun Factory” Vacation Bible School (ages 4-12) at Trinity United Methodist Church (137 Main Street, Montpelier VT). At Maker Fun Factory VBS, kids discover not only that God made them the way they are, but for a purpose too. Maker Fun Factory is filled with incredible hands-on Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Plus, we’ll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life. Pre-register your child online at www.tumcvt.org/vbs, or contact the church office at 802.229.9158 or trinityvt@comcast.net.

End of Life Journey Series at Shelburne UMCEnd of Life Journey… Choices, Challenges, Conversations. Sundays beginning September 17 -October 8. Choose to attend any or all of the series offerings which include a one-act play B.O.A.T.I.N.G., documentaries, hospice presenter from the VNA, and discussions. All events are free and will be at the Shelburne United Methodist Church, 30 Church Street, 802-985-3981, ShelburneUMC.org. Please see the full details End of Life Journey.

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Friday Open MICs and Coffee Houses 


First Friday of the month, resuming in the fall: Coffee House and music at Trinity United Methodist Church, (137 Main Street, Montpelier), 7PM ‘til – 9 or later. Bring a friend! Join us for a couple of hours of fellowship, singing and praise. We provide coffee, tea, hot chocolate and soft drinks and people bring as they can something to share, as simple as cookies or chips to chili pizza, chicken wings or – just join us. ALL are welcome!

FIRST FRIDAY OPEN MIC: Chittenden Church of the Wildwood

First Friday of the month, October - April, 7:00 PM: Wildwood Open Mic, at Church of the Wildwood, 347 Holden Rd, Chittenden VT. Musicians, poets and storytellers of all ages invited to perform.Desserts & non alcoholic beverages available. Come to entertain and/or listen and sing along.  Portion of free-will donation goes to local charities. Please contact Jessica to sign up for a 5-10 minute performance spot: 802.725.8176 or email: jlcromie@hotmail.com

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Dinners, Suppers, and more... 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 5:00PM: Family style Peach Shortcake Supper with continuous serving at the Pownal United Methodist Church (corner of Rt 346 and Church Street). The menu includes: grilled chicken breasts and thighs, baked Ham, pineapple sauce, baked beans, potato and Jello salads, rolls, coffee, iced tea or lemonade, and homemade peach shortcake. Tickets available at the door: $12 for adults, $6 for children 4-10 years, and free for children 3 years and under. Take outs available at south side entrance: $12 for adults, $6 for 1/2 portion dinner.  Questions: Contact Mary Louise at 802-823-7769. Remember how good it was last year!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 4:30 – 6:30PM: Ham Supper at the North Hero UMC (US Rt 2, North Hero Village). Ham, baked beans, potato salad, tossed salad, ice cream and brownies, assorted beverages. Adults $10, Children 5-12: $5, under 5: free. 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017, seatings at 5:00 PM and 6:15 PM: Chicken and Biscuit Dinner at Shelburne UMC (30 Church ST, Shelburne). Menu includes: Chicken, gravy, and biscuit with mashed potatoes, coleslaw, squash, homemade B & B pickles, cranberry sauce, homemade pies, apple (with cheddar cheese or ice cream) or pumpkin with (whipped cream), and coffee or cider. $12 adults, $6 children (5-11), free for children four and younger. Reservations are required. Take outs are available starting at 4:30. Please call 985-3981 or email shelburne.umc@myfairpoint.net, more info at shelburneumc.org.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, seatings at 4:00, 5:15 and 6:30 PM: Annual Turkey Supper at St. Paul's UMC (11 Church St., St. Albans). All-You-Can-Eat, served family style. Dine in only (tickets are not redeemable for take-out). Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for children age 12 and under. For reservations/tickets please call Ken at 527-0036 or the church office at 524-5632.

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Sales, etc.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 9:00 - 2:00: Multi-family Lawn Sale, Bag Sale at Clouds of Clothes Thrift Store VT Rte 78 next to the Highgate UMC). 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 and SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 9AM to 12 PM: annual fall Book and Bake Sale at Grace UMC (130 Maple Street, Essex Jct.). Any questions please call Jane at 878-4078 or Ann at 879-7943.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 9:00AM. – 6:00PM, & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 8:00AM - Noon. Fall Rummage Sale at St. Paul's UMC (11 Church St., St. Albans). Clothes, baby items, toys, games, household goods, and lots of books! Come Friday for best selections. Saturday is Bag Day: $3 to fill a small bag or $6 to fill a trash bag.

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