Christ Church, Presbyterian Burlington, Vermont
Christ Church, Presbyterian Burlington, Vermont

Announcements

Prayer Chain

Please bring your prayers to worship on Sunday afternoons.  Please direct all prayer network requests for immediate crises during the week to prayerchain(at)christchurchburlington(dot)org or to the CCP office by phone 802-862-1898.

Worship Planners

Worship Planners meets most Tuesday afternoons in our space in the lower level of St. Paul's.  If you have ideas for how we could enhance your worship life - in music, liturgy, themes to be explored in the context of worship - please attend our meetings or speak with one of us. For more information call 658-4169.

“Word of the Week” Photo Project

Each week we focus on a word or theme in our service, and invite anyone with a related photo to share it.  This week’s word is “BELONGING”  Please send photos on this theme to office(at)christchurchburlington(dot)org so that they may be shared.

Pastoral Care

Rev. Marjorie MacNeill is available to provide pastoral care at this time, as well as any of the deacons.  Please contact the church office if you require contact information for any of these people.

Presbyterians for Just Immigration

Looking for information about the recent Supreme Court decision to not enjoin the government's rule that asylum seekers must apply for asylum in another country (i.e. Guatemala, Mexico) they pass through before arriving at the southern border of the United States - 3rd country rule asylum ban? CLINIC has provided a brief summary.

 

First Presbyterian Church in Canton, Mississippi, is part of the Mississippi workplace raid response. The Office of Immigration Issues created a response guide that includes how you can help support the response and prepare for one in your community before it happens. 

UVM Religious Literacy Month Events

The University of Vermont Religion Department presents a set of exciting events this month focusing on Religious Literacy.  Join us!

  • October 28, 2019, 5pm, Mildred Livak Ballroom (Davis Center 419).  Liz Kineke. “Religion is Always in the Room.” 
  • November 4, 2019, 5pm, Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building.  Religion Department Faculty Forum: “Religious Literacy in the Age of Trump.”

Emma's Revolution Benefit Concert

Their songs have been featured on NPR's All Things Considered, sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger, and covered by Holly Near. Their song and video, "I Believe Her" written in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Dr. Anita Hill and all survivors, was heralded by The Daily Kos in an article titled "We Have An Anthem, Folks," called "the musical equivalent of breaking news" by KPFA Radio and shared heavily on social media.  www.emmasrevolution.com

 

Emma's Revolution will perform a concert to benefit Justicia Migrante/Migrant Justice, Vermont Interfaith Action, Gun Sense VT, Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism.

 

Saturday October 26th, 7:30pm

First Unitarian Universalist Society at 152 Pearl St. Burlington, VT

$22 in advance/$28 at the door.  No one turned away.

Tickets available at First UU on Sundays, or Peace and Justice Center (60 Lake St.)

 

Coming to the concert will be a great way to raise your spirits, raise some needed money for VIA and the other groups, and be with others in the interfaith community working for justice.

Vermont Interfaith Power and Light Annual Conference 2019

"Envisioning & Acting for the World We Want"

Middlebury Congregational Church, 27 North Pleasant Street, Middlebury, VT
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9:30 - 3:30
Keynote Speakers: The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal & Professor Molly Anderson

Workshop topics:  
•    Green New Deal advocacy
•    Sustainable foodsystems 
•    Vermont's new water bill
•    Advocacy for effective climate legislation
•    “Heart change” for climate action

Conference also includes a delicious catered lunch, music,  sponsors' exhibits; a book table; and more! Register now online or with a mail-in paper form at: 

https://vtipl.org/fall-conference-2019/

VIA Corrections Reform Action, October 29th

7:00-8:30pm at Cathedral Church of St. Pauls

Please come to support VIA leaders from St. Pauls and CCP  as we ask for changes in facilities and therapeutic and restorative programs in Vermont’s prisons. Special guests: Mike Touchette, Commissioner of Department of Corrections, Members of House Corrections and Institutions Committee and of Senate Judiciary committee. Note: Park in the garage or in the St. Pauls’ lots which will be free for the evening. 

Samhain Celtic New Year on October 30th

Anam Cara Sojourners invites you to A Celtic New Year (Samhain), Halloween, All Souls and All Saints Celebration! We remember and honor those who have passed over the veil. Wednesday, October 30, 2019: Gather 5:30; Potluck 5:45; Worship 6:45 Trinity Episcopal Church 5171 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, VT.

“Soup(er) Night for JUMP” 

SAVE the Date and come to the Saturday, November 2nd “Soup(er) Night for JUMP” for soup, salad, bread, and dessert 5-7:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Society, top of Church Street.  Tickets $20 adults/$10 children.

 

Open seating – tickets at door.  For reservations/tickets –please email or call Beth at (802) 899 – 4557 --- edreib2@comcast.net.

 

AMAZING SILENT AUCTION!  All proceeds to benefit JUMP’s voucher assistance program.

 

Reel to Real Returns!

 

Friday Night Movies at CCP

6:00 - 6:30PM: Potluck supper               

6:30 – 9:00PM:  Film & Discussion
Bring a friend and a dish to share. 

 

 

 

November 1, 2019 
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) 
November’s film is the story of a friendship and a love affair. The friendship is between Jimmie and Mont, two young African-American men living at the margins of San Francisco society. Jimmie Fails is an unemployed, third–generation San Franciscan. Abandoned by his parents, he is trying to find his way in a city that seems to have left him behind. Jimmie shares a bedroom with his devoted friend, Mont, a gifted playwright and actor, who works in a fish market and lives with his elderly grandfather. The love affair is between Jimmie and a house, a stately Victorian mansion in the gentrified Fillmore District. The house is the source of Jimmie’s fondest childhood memories and a symbol of his hopes for the future. Jimmie Fails himself stars in this autobiographical film, which he co-wrote with his  childhood friend, Rob Richert. The Last Black Man in San Francisco won the Best Director and Best Creative Collaboration awards at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Roger Ebert has pronounced it one of the year’s best films - “a slow ballad, a tragic ode, a wistful lament, a heartbreaking elegy and a tribute to the notion of home that we all carry.” Rotten Tomatoes: 93%. Running time: 2 hours. Rated R for language.

Supporting Immigrants in Our Community

For those seeking ways to support immigrants in our community, please use the document below for a list of actions you can take right now.

Things that you can do_.docx
Microsoft Word document [2.8 MB]

Weekly Meditation Group

Are you curious about meditation and interested in exploring it a bit? Or, are you familiar with meditation, and interested in practicing in a group? In either case, this group is for you!

We’ll meet on Fridays from 7:30-8:00 am, in our space at St. Paul's. Whether you have never meditated or have done so occasionally this is a time to learn or begin a spiritual practice that can bring real benefits to your life.  All are welcome. For further information, contact Tom Barritt at 862-1336 or at tmbarritt(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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