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 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.
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 “WISDOM". Please send photos on this theme to office(at)christchurchburlington(dot)org so that they may be shared.
Resist! In this time of increasing assaults on the rights of immigrants, people of color and the LGBTQA community, demonstrating with and on behalf of these communities becomes even more important. Significant political efforts to undermine the right to marry and other protections for the LGBTQ community are well underway at the national level and it’s a critical time for the churches to speak up.
CCP has a long proud tradition of participating in the Pride Parade. Please join us as we carry our banner and show faith in action in this way. Note the changed day of the week: this year’s parade will take place on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 from noon- 2 pm, since Rosh Hashanah begins Sunday. Way to go demonstrating respect for all identities, PRIDE!
Our CCP group will walk near other church groups, including St. Paul’s. We’ll meet in the Hood Plant parking lot on King Street and walk up Church Street, ending in Battery Park. Join us for the whole march or whatever amount of walking feels comfortable. Just let us know where we should look for you along the parade route.
Questions? Contact Mary Beth Barritt at mbbarritt(at)yahoo(dot)com.
Registration for VT Interfaith Power & Light's 2018 conference, A Just Economy to Achieve Climate Goals, will begin in August. The conference will be on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Faith United Methodist Church in South Burlington. George Lakey, our Keynote Speaker, will soon be coming out with his tenth book, How We Win: A guide to nonviolent direct action campaigning. If it hasn't been released by the time of the conference, it will come out soon after. George will also be leading one of the conference workshops, and the plans for the other workshops are coming along well. A "Save the Date" flyer for the conference is included as an attachment near the bottom of VTIPL's website homepage.Please post it on bulletin boards and in newsletters to help us spread the word!
Join us for the annual Run or Walk for JUMP on September 22nd at 10:00 am!
This year the run will be as fun as ever and has set a goal of raising $15,000 to support the work of JUMP:
• Vouchers for transportation, food, clothing, household goods, laundry, utilities, ID’s and prescription co-pays
• Thoughtful, caring support and informed referrals from JUMP staff and volunteers during JUMP’s Drop-In Center hours: 9am to noon, Tuesday through Friday.
• Food bags, personal hygiene items, cleaning products and toiletries for neighbors in need
Run for JUMP is a fun event for students, adults, children, grandchildren and the entire family as it includes an open 5K run, a 1K run for kids under 14, and a 1K walk – all on Burlington’s beautiful Waterfront. Become an event sponsor or register as an individual to participate. Help those in need while also having fun! FREE PARKING
Local businesses, including many restaurants, donate prizes for the top finishers, top team, age group winners, and youth and adult fundraisers. Every participant will have an opportunity to win terrific raffle prizes.
To register online go to: https://www.firstgiving.com/event/jumpvt/RUN-or-walk-for-JUMP-2018
Friday Night Movies @CCP!
6:00 - 6:30PM: Potluck supper
6:30 – 9:00PM: Film & Discussion
Bring a friend and a dish to share.
FALL, 2018 SCHEDULE OF FILMS (Dates subject to change)
September 7, 2018
Lars and the Real Girl (2008)
Lars (Ryan Gosling) is a lovable loner whose extreme introversion and suppressed grief have kept him from being fully engaged in life. After years of virtual solitude, he invites Bianca, a friend he met on the Internet to visit him. The kicker is that Bianca is a life-size, anatomically correct plastic doll, which Lars treats as a real person. With the guidance of a local therapist, Lars’ family - and eventually his whole community - embraces Lars’ delusion…and Bianca. The emotional journey that follows is a tribute to the healing power of community and unconditional love.
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%. Running Time: 106 minutes.
October 5, 2018
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer (2015)
For a change of pace and medium, we will listen to the audio version of Fredrik Backman’s powerful novella. Backman writes, ”This is a story about memories and letting go. It’s a love letter and a slow farewell between a man and his grandson and between a dad and his boy.” Those who have already read the book are certain to find new meaning listening in community to this moving portrait of an elderly man’s struggle to hold on to his most precious memories and his family’s efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go.
Amazon 5 star customer reviews: 74%. Running time: 60 minutes.
November 2, 2018
The film features Lucky, a 90-year-old atheist, played by Harry Dean Stanton, who has out-lived and out-smoked all of his contemporaries, and his relationship with the quirky characters that inhabit his tiny desert town. The fiercely independent curmudgeon finds himself thrust into a journey of self-exploration as he wrestles with his own mortality. In a tragic twist on art imitating life, Stanton died at age 91, just two weeks before the premiere of his last movie. As one reviewer observed, it was a “jazzy benediction” to Stanton’s storied career. Alternately poignant and humorous, this meditation on loneliness, legacy and human connection will give us much to talk and think about.
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%. Running Time: 86 minutes.
December 7, 2018
Paddington 2 (2018)
The adventures of a charming and clever bear, adopted by a human family, who spreads joy, kindness and marmalade wherever he goes in London’s Windsor Gardens. Touted as one of the 10 best films of 2018, Paddington 2 is based on the timeless, best-selling series of children's stories by British author, Michael Bond. The animation of the bear is seamlessly and brilliantly integrated with the delightful human actors to create a cinematic Christmas gift of pure joy. Your face will hurt from smiling.
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%. Running time: 105 minutes.
*R2R criteria: Meaningful, relevant and discussion-worthy films. Available on DVD. Rotten Tomatoes ratings - 80% or more. Running times -2 hours or
Questions? Contact Sue or Al Brooks
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