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 "LISTEN". Please share photos on this theme by emailing them to Sophia at office(at)christchurchburlington.org
Join us for the Annual Run for JUMP! This year the run will be as fun as ever and has set a goal of raising $12,000 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 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!
“The war against hunger is truly mankind’s war of liberation” --John F. Kennedy
There is a meal that everyone can eat. It is available at “The Friendly Kitchen” in the Salvation Army on Main Street. For those who alone, hungry and weary, they can find a meal and friendly smile.
We can help feed our neighbors who come downtown, who are on Church Street, who stay in apartments in tents or in the park. We can provide some food. give smiles and hugs, help with serving, and clean-up after the meal.
Check out the sign-up sheets (in the back of the chapel) for activities that you might be able to do to feed your neighbor on Friday, September 29th at the “Friendly Kitchen” in the Salvation Army.
When people are hungry, Jesus didn’t say
“Now is that political or social?”
He said “I will feed you”
Because the Good News to a hungry person is bread
October 8 – CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. From seeds and tools to wells and water systems, the key is people working together to identify their own development priorities, their strengths and their needs - something CWS has learned through 70 years of working in partnership around the world. Please contact Lisa Sitek, ljsitek(at)yahoo.com
Registration is open for VT Interfaith Power & Light's 2017 conference, Building Local Resilience - Inspiring Climate Action! Don't wait to register - the October 13 registration deadline will come quickly. You can register online and get more information at http://www.vtipl.org/node/364 The conference features fantastic leaders, great food, wonderful sponsors, music and more! It will be on Saturday, Oct. 21st at First Congregational Church in Manchester. Come and invite your friends!
This year, instead of a Button Up Day in early November, there will be a Button Up season lasting a couple of months. Efficiency Vermont will provide resources such as LEDs to energy committees and other community partners working to engage residents in reducing energy use in their homes and communities. They will also provide educational materials, media and social media support, and guidance and training to local energy committees. In exchange, these committees will be asked to commit to implementing at least two community engagement activities of their choosing. For example, tabling at town events and workshops. Contact Paul Markowitz for more information at 802-540-7608 or pmarkowitz(at)veic.org
In this article, a Harvard study by Geoffrey Supran and Naomi Oreskes is described which analyzes Exxon's research and public statements and shows a sharp contrast between what the company told the public about climate change and what it knew.
There are numerous opportunities over the next few weeks for you to help feed your hungry neighbors.
- Contribute to the Vermont FoodBank. In Vermont 153,000 people (including 33,900 children) struggle with hunger and may not know where they’ll find their next meal. September is Hunger Action Month in Vermont. You can help by making a contribution at vtfoodbank.org.
- Salvation Army Dinner. You can help feed your downtown neighbors on September 29. See Janet Patterson after church to sign up for this month’s dinner.
- Restaurant Roundup. Enjoy lunch or dinner at Leunig’s Bistro and round up your bill to benefit Meals on Wheels.
- CROP Walk 2017. This year’s CROP Walk, sponsored by Church World Service, is on October 8. Sign up with Lisa Sitek ljsitek(at)yahoo.com to sponsor a walker or walk yourself.
CCP is once again sponsoring a number of Haitian students to ensure their return to school this year. Donations to support these students may be sent to Christ Church, Presbyterian, PO Box 574 Burlington, VT 05401. Please include "Haiti Schools Project" in the memo.
You can read Ann Naumann's letter describing the project at the link below.
The Sisters of Mercy are holding their annual Mercy Bazaar on Saturday, October 28, 9:00am - 2:00pm. The bazaar features home grown/canned goods of many varieties,
fudge, and new or gently used items including books, toys, knit goods, household items, decorations and much more. The bazaar will be held in the Mater Christi School elementary building,
50 Mansfield Ave. Burlington, VT.
Please make plans to drop in!
CCP is part of the Cooperative Christian Ministry, a spiritual community and resource on the UVM campus. Their fall newsletter is now available--please use the link below to read more.
Click here for a calendar of CCP Events.