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 “BLESSED”.  Please send photos on this theme to office(at)christchurchburlington(dot)org so that they may be shared.

Pastoral Care

Rev. Marjorie MacNeill may be available to provide pastoral support in circumstances such as serious illness or hospitalization.  Tom Barritt or Lori Soule, co-moderators of the deacons will coordinate any  such requests for pastoral care, or you may contact your deacon directly.

Guest Preacher for Feb 17

Welcome to our guest preacher, Carl Hilton VanOsdall!  As pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Barre, VT, Carl enjoys leading worship, engaging with prayer groups, building relationships, doing outreach to the community, and listening for God’s voice, particularly around the question, “What does it mean to be the church in New England today?” Carl appreciates the collaborative work of Barre churches to address issues of hunger, homelessness, and to create community. Carl and his wife, Gina, have three children. In his free time, Carl enjoys coaching soccer, bicycling, reading, and family time. He is inspired by the writings of Thomas Merton, Barbara Kingsolver, Richard Rohr, John Green, Henry Nouwen, and Kathleen Norris.

Ken Wolvington Preaches

Next Sunday, February 24, Ken Wolvington will be sharing his theological views with us in a reflection.  Frank Sadowski will be leading the service that day. 

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday March 6 @ 7 pm: Save the date. Commissioned Lay Pastor Frank Sadowski will be leading a service at CCP to mark the start of the Lenten Season.  What does Ash Wednesday mean in a progressive Christian church? Come and see!

2019 Celtic Ireland Pilgrimage

We invite you to consider a spiritual pilgrimage in July of 2019. We will be exploring the magical landscapes of the Midwest of Ireland. The 2019 pilgrimage will be an intimate, reflective, and moderately-paced spiritual journey. This year we in Vermont are developing a partnership with friends from Atlanta, Georgia. Our path will be a guided journey through the areas of Connemara and the Burren. Against a backdrop of spectacularly beautiful landscapes, and amidst a rich cultural and spiritual heritage, our desire is that this pilgrimage will provide space for connection with the Divine. The timing of this special journey coincides with the amazing full light of mid-summer. July has the sun blessing the land for almost 17 hours each day.

Those who have come before describe life changing experiences. We accept pilgrims until we have a full contingent of 14 but because of our partnership this group could fill quickly. We hope you will consider this opportunity.

Please find the full itinerary and detail as this link.

Advocacy Training, April 5-8

In 2019, we gather at a time in which people of faith and conscience are again called to stand in the prophetic stream of those who have come before us, those who were not afraid to stir up #GoodTrouble for the sake of God’s kingdom.

Join us April 5 for Compassion Peace and Justice Training Day at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. Gather with your fellow Presbyterians as we look at how our church and our partners are working to organize for change.
After Compassion Peace and Justice Training Day, join the ecumenical community for Ecumenical Advocacy Days, April 5-8. Almost one thousand Christian advocates join us every year for a weekend of workshops, lectures and concrete actions addressing movements for social change.

Click here for more information, or to register.

REEL to REAL (R2R*) Continues . . .

 

Friday Night Movies @CCP! 

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

March 15, 2018         New Listing!

Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral On a Moving Train (2004)

Howard Zinn described himself as “something of an anarchist, something of a socialist. Maybe a democratic socialist.” The documentary takes its name from Zinn’s autobiography and provides an abridged version of his philosophy and life as an anti-war, labor and civil rights activist, historian and college professor (Spelman College and Boston University). Burlington documentarians, Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller, skillfully combine archival footage, contemporary interviews  and voice-over narration (by Matt Damon) to create a compelling film that is “tightly edited and gripping.”  One reviewer observes, “Zinn presents a clear moral vision that makes the compromises of modern society appear intolerable and reversible.” One can’t help wondering what Zinn would have to say about the state of our nation today! Featuring music by Pearl Jam, Woody Guthrie and Billy Bragg. Rotten Tomatoes: 97% Running time: 78 minutes.

                  

*R2R criteria: Meaningful, relevant and discussion-worthy films. Available on DVD. Rotten Tomatoes ratings - 80% or more. Running times -2 hours or less.

 

Film Selection Committee: Sue Brooks, Elinore Standard & Charlie Rathbone 

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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