Local events around the Vermont Conference

Strafford Choral Singing Workshop

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (bring your own lunch)

United Church of Strafford, 230 Justin Morrill Memorial Hwy

Strafford , VT 05072

For all of you who love to sing, all levels, all ages welcome. Peter and Mary Alice Amidon will be coming to Strafford VT to lead a day long workshop.

Peter and Mary Alice Amidon lead a choral singing workshop with a focus of choral anthems for Lent and Easter. $15 ($10 for singers under 18).  Singers will go home with a handout of arrangements of old and new anthems including American shape note, African American and South African spirituals and gospel, Amidon arrangements of old and new hymns, and Amidon settings of The Lord's Prayer and 1 Corinthians 13.

Please, register, so we can supply all needed materials. Also, music books and cd's will be for sale.

We hope to see you, sing, sing, and share passion and joy,


Annemieke McLane, Music Director, United Church of Strafford.

Support low income Vermonters at the Statehouse

Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council invites Vermont’s UCC churches to do justice by attending the annual day at the Vermont State House, Friday, March 12. This is an event the Vermont Conference has supported for many years.  For the first time, VLIAC and Vermont’s Community Action Agencies are teaming up for Legislative Day.  Karen Lafayette, the lobbyist for low-income concerns, has remarked that our presence will play a crucial role because the Governor’s proposed budget includes the elimination of two key economic programs that benefit low-income Vermonters.  So please mark your calendars to join your UCC family at the State house that day. 

70th Sugar on Snow Supper

First Congregational Church of West Brattleboro


In recent years, our annual Sugar on Snow Supper has been held the second Saturday of March. That means that this year’s event will be Saturday, March 14th. So make sure you save that date on your calendars! Seatings will be 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Please call 257-7557 for reservations. Organizing and putting on such a supper is a lot of work--but more importantly, a lot of fun, as we work and laugh together to create this meal and open our doors to host and feed folks from the community and beyond.

Visit Hogwarts at Bethany UCC in Montpelier

Come experience the magic of Hogwarts, Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29th at Bethany UCC in Montpelier, VT!  On Friday, come for Dessert in the Great Hall at Hogwarts at 6 pm. Tickets are reserved by Hogwarts house, and cost $20 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. On Saturday, join us for Dinner at Hogwarts at 5 pm. Tickets are also reserved by Hogwarts house, and cost $30 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. All tickets include photo ops with Hogwarts staff, a butter beer, and the opportunity to have a wand choose you! Make the experience more fun by coming in costume! Request your tickets by emailing revamyp@comcast.net or by Facebook messaging Bethany Church UCC or friend us on Facebook at Bethany Church, UCC and go to our Events page.

Chili Supper in Shoreham

February 29, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Shoreham Congregational Church

Beat the cold by warming up at a Chili Supper on Saturday February 29 from 5 to 7 PM at the Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd, Shoreham.  Enjoy chili (both meat and vegetarian styles), cornbread, desserts, and beverages. There will be a Free Willing Offering for the meal, and part of the proceeds will benefit the Addison County Meals on Wheels program.  Children can come to a sliding party earlier and also enjoy a piñata.

Disaster Case Manager Training


In cooperation with the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont and your Disaster Ministries Committee, The Vermont Agency of Human Services and Vermont Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters are offering a 2-day training program in Williston on March 12 and 13 to teach anyone how to assist with case management during a disaster.


Is this a ministry that might interest you?  If you’d like to help your community in the event of a disaster but don’t want to or are not capable of physical labor, learn how to be a key support by providing case management services. A case manager serves as the primary contact for a person or family suffering loss due to a disaster and assists with coordinating the necessary services and resources to recover.