It Is Nice to Have Friends

 

    

Dear Friends,

The address of the Vermont Conference is not only 36 North Main Street in Randolph.  It is also your address and mine.  From East Montpelier to West Dover, from Bennington to Brattleboro to Burlington, from St. Albans to St. Johnsbury, from Rutland to Tunbridge to Saxtons River, the Vermont Conference is us — 139 congregations, eight Associations.

As unique as our congregations may be, we share the work of the Vermont Conference with a spirit of mutuality.  We strive to support one another, to increase the vitality of our churches, and to inspire each other to serve our wider communities with love.

 Our shared ministry is also supported by our Conference Ministers — Lynn, Jim and Pam —who are incredibly dedicated to the wellbeing of our pastors and congregations.  Whether they are guiding our churches through the Search and Call process, or administering Conference-wide workshops on Church Vitality and Stewardship, or providing pastoral care to our pastors, they work hard to equip us for the work of mission and ministry.

 With gratitude for the covenant that strengthens us and for the efforts of our Conference staff, I would like to invite you to join me and the Board of Directors and show your appreciation for the Vermont Conference.  FRIENDS OF THE VERMONT CONFERENCE is one way for individuals and churches to make an unrestricted, financial gift.  These contributions will support the Conference’s 2016 Budget and help us support the faith-forming work of our congregations.

 

 With your help and by God’s grace, may we to continue to share the costs and joys of being the church — a church that says, “No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”

 Blessings on you throughout these holy days.

 Grace and Peace,

 

Rev. Andy Nagy-Benson

Chair, Board of Directors

 Vermont Conference (UCC)

 

Electronic contributions are accepted from a debit or credit card, or a direct transfer

 from your bank account. It is safe and secure. Direct transfers have the lowest fees.

 Click the donate button or scan the QR Code (with a phone - if you don't understand, don't worry) and you will go to our safe and secure portal for giving.


You can also mail a check to the Conference Office at 36 N. Main St. Randolph VT 05060.

 

             Simplify your giving by becoming a "Sustaining Friend." Your automatic electronic monthly

              contribution is easy and convenient for you, while providing reliable support for your Vermont Conference.

 
 
 
 
Giving to "Friends of the Conference"

VT Conference logo It's a wonderful thing to be in covenant together; I love feeling like a part of the wider

 church and knowing that my "peeps" are there for me. In my experience, "whoever

you are and wherever you are on life's journey" is not just a slogan -- it's the doorway

 to radical hospitality that is at the heart of the gospel. And when I feel welcome,

embraced, loved, I like to give a little affection in return. That's why I give to

Friends of the Conference -- rather than just being supported by our congregations, the Conference

needs individuals like me to show some support, too. Since I get so much out of feeling like I

belong with my UCC friends on committees, at Clergy Convocation, at Annual Meeting, at worship

in many different congregations where I do pulpit supply throughout the year, it seems only fitting

that I should give something to sustain those relationships and keep the love flowing. 


Won't you consider giving to the Conference too?

Rev. Debbie Ingram

 

I am a "sustaining friend" of the Vermont Conference for several reasons. 

It is convenient and my bank has a far better memory than I.

I am honored to be the Treasurer of the conference and feel obliged to contribute.

Most importantly, I am proud of the fine work the conference does in support of

our VT Conference local churches. 

Please consider becoming a "friend" of the Conference.  Remember, being "sustaining friend"

 is easy and automatic.  Your contribution will help the wonderful work of the conference continue.


Hal Drury

 

To be a "sustaining friend" means that Hal uses automatic monthly electronic donations. This allows us to plan on income.

 

 
 

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