June 2012 Crossroads

News of our Church Family

Two visitors from the 60s
Two visitors from the 60s

Again, THANKS…

To so many whose good will and energy helped us truly give thanks during BPC’s 50th Anniversary.

Praise God… and congratulations:

  • To Amoah Yeboah-Korang on his graduation from U.Conn Medical School on May 13. Amoah is headed for Chicago and a residency at Rush Medical Center.
  • And to Kevin Haley and Kelley O’Hearn who became engaged on May 4.
  • And to our Hunger Walkers, too, who on May 6 raised over $3000 for programs that serve people in need throughout the Boston area.
  • Marriage blessings…

    Ray Gabler and Shelley Henderson will be wed in Stockbridge, Mass by Rod MacDonald on June 9. Matt Gabler will serve as best man.

    Treading on fresh “ground”…

    We have a beautiful and durable new carpet in the sanctuary – thanks to our trustees for making it happen.

    Christian Education

    On June 10, we will be honoring our teachers and celebrating the end of our regular church school program. The children will have an opportunity to participate in the worship service. Following worship there will be a cook out. Hot dogs and hamburgers and rolls will be provided but we are asking that others provide some side dishes such as potato salad, pasta salad, chips etc.

    During the summer there will be an activity time during worship for those children from pre-school to second grade.

    Friday Night at the Movies

    Coming soon!

    Sometimes…there’s grace where you least expect it, even at the movies. I’ll be hosting occasional movie nights over the summer. Expect to be entertained as well as challenged to think! Features will be intended for adult audiences, with no charge. Plan to bring a friend.

    The first offering headed the choices made by our Sunday adult class from a list of possibilities. Remaining features TBA. If you would like to have a vote in selections, there will be a list available on Sunday mornings.

    First feature will be Friday, June 15, 7:30 p.m. —

    Nobody’s Fool (1994) — Comedy-drama that features one of Paul Newman’s best roles (in my view!). “Sully” is something of a loser and mischief-maker in a small upstate NY town. His going-nowhere life takes a turn when his estranged son and the grandson he’s never met show up, needing his help. What does make for a good life after all? With Jessica Tandy (her final role) as Sully’s landlady, Bruce Willis, and Melanie Griffith.

    Next feature will be Friday, June 29.

    Rod MacDonald

    Thank you!

    Thank you to Judy Brunner and James McIninch for re-arranging my office, Joseph Porte, James and Kasper McIninch for painting my office, Sally Morrison for making the curtains and Mark & Cheryl Wells for hanging them. And of course to Rod for agreeing to all this…!

    My ‘thank you’ seems so small compared to all you’ve done, but it comes from my heart.

    Linda Benson

    Deacons Corner

    The Burlington Food Pantry needs our help! Items they have requested include:

    – 100% Juice Boxes
    – 100% Juices (cans or plastic containers; no glass)
    – Baked Beans
    – Canned Beef Stew
    – Canned Broth
    – Canned Chicken, Turkey or Ham
    – Canned Fruits and Vegetables
    – Canned Soup
    – Canned Tomatoes
    – Cereal
    – Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Tea
    – Cookies
    – Crackers
    – Instant Oatmeal
    – Jelly
    – Ketchup
    – Liquid Dish Detergent
    – Liquid Laundry Detergent
    – Macaroni and Cheese
    – Mayonnaise
    – Mustard
    – Pancake Syrup
    – Shampoo
    – Salad Dressing
    – Shelf-Stable Milk (1%)
    – Spaghetti Sauce
    – Tissues
    – Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
    – Tuna

    Please check the expiration dates on food to make sure they have not expired before donating them. Our regular collection date is the first Sunday of every month, but food can be brought and placed in the red tub outside the church office at any time. If you prefer, you can also donate money. Checks should be made payable to the Burlington Food Pantry.

    Thank you!

    Celtic Harpist and Storyteller
    In Concert at BPC—
    Thursday, June 21, 7:30 p.m.

    You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to hear a renowned Celtic musician and storyteller at our church!

    Patrick Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and a captivating spoken word artist. In playing the ancient, legendary brass-strung harp of Ireland with its crystalline, bell-like voice, and in performing marvelous tales of wit and enchantment, he not only brings new life to two cherished traditions, but blends them in concert to create “hauntingly beautiful ballads and lilting storytelling…a gem.” (Variety)

    Tickets will be $15 (our church will benefit by 30% of proceeds). Please invite your friends. We plan to publicize this event extensively throughout the area. For more information, contact Rod MacDonald.

    Listening to words from Dick Douse - our founding pastor
    Listening to words from Dick Douse – our founding pastor

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