Please bring your prayers to worship on Sunday afternoons. Please direct all prayer network requests for immediate crises during the week to
or to the CCP office by phone 802-862-1898.
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.
This week's word is "THICK INSTITUTION". Please share photos on this theme by emailing them to Sophia at office(at)christchurchburlington.org
People from all over will converge in Washington D.C. for the People's Climate March (PCM) on 4/29. Buses have been chartered for the trip to D.C. To find out more about PCM in D.C. and to connect with the faith contingent in D.C., contact Vermont Interfaith Power and Light, www.vtipl.org 802-434-3397.
Vermont's PCM event on 4/29 will be in Montpelier at 1 pm on the Statehouse lawn. We're trying to reduce the number of cars and ask that people organize buses and carpools. It's important that people register in advance so we have an idea of how many people are coming. Also, we welcome volunteers to help with various parts of the event. A great line-up of speakers and musicians will motivate and inspire us! To Register and get more details and to sign up to volunteer, contact Vermont Interfaith Power and Light, www.vtipl.org, 802-434-3397.
This spring the Social Issues Forum will be discussing Sam Quinones' latest book, Dreamland, The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. The book describes how the unfettered prescribing of extremely addictive pain medications, especially OxyContin, during the 1990s, along with the massive influx of cheap black tar heroin from Mexico have devastated communities from Tennessee to Oregon, Indiana to New Mexico. Quinones, a journalist and storyteller, interviewed numerous individuals across America in putting together their stories for this book. The four session series will begin the week of May 1, and will be held in individual’s homes during the day or in the evening. The number of groups will depend on how many people sign up. If you are interested in this study, please email John Owen at jrowen18(at)gmail.com, or call him at 495-0710. Sign-up sheets will also be available at the CCP worship space.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Ohavi Zedek Synagogue 188 North Prospect Street Burlington, VT
RSVP by April 28
(802) 864-0218 or email email@example.com
This event is celebrating freedom as a goal of the world’s great religions! Our interfaith Seder will be a universalized version of the Passover Seder. Passover is the Jewish festival which celebrates the liberation of the people of Israel more than three thousand years ago. At a Passover Seder, Jews share stories, historical and personal, of searching for and finding freedom from things that oppress us. Please join us as we celebrate a Seder including stories of efforts for all peoples to achieve freedom.
Adults/$25, Children 7-12/$10, Age 6 and under- Free
Please consider an additional $25 to help ensure places at the table for New Americans. Profits, if any, will be donated to support the work of Vermont Interfaith Action.
All food will be vegetarian and non-dairy. Some food will be gluten free
Everyone welcome. New Americans will be our guests!
Sponsored by Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in affiliation with Vermont Interfaith Action.
The annual COTS Walk, on Sunday May 7, is a 3-mile trek around downtown Burlington, starting from Battery Park and follows the route a person experiencing homelessness might travel to receive shelter and services. This is the one day of the year that we open our shelters to the community so people can see how their pledges are put to use.
Registration opens at 1p.m. and at 2 p.m., participants are led by the drummers of Sambatucada down the Church Street Marketplace along Main Street and into surrounding neighborhoods. Along the way, walkers are invited inside of COTS’ numerous buildings.
The walk takes about an hour and concludes back at Battery Park where walkers are met with music and refreshments.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Sophia, christchurchburlington(at)gmail.com, or pick up an envelope at Sunday’s service (4/30).
Miquette Denie McMahon the founder of TeacHaiti (the school where we sponsor Haitian children's education) will be visiting the weekend of May 20th. She will be joining us for our worship service on May 21st and will share the work of TeacHaiti and more information about the children who we sponsor. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for this special service and refreshments afterward!
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