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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - April 30, 1966, Bennington, Vermont I Bennington Banner saturday april 30, 1966 eight protestant denominations consider unification plans at meeting in Dallas Sammy by lolis Cassels Washington up a eight protestant denominations Are nearing the moment of truth in their Effort to create a United Church with 24 million members. Their merger talks which have been in Progress for five years will reach a crucial stage at a meeting in Dallas tex., next week May 2-5. Involved in the merger negotiations Are the United presbyterian Church Southern presbyterian Church methodist Church episcopal Church afro a a n methodist episcopal Church United Church of Christ disciples of Christ and evangelical United Brethren. Here Are the main features of the Union proposal which May have far reaching effects on the Structure of american protestantism e Aith the United Church would affirm the authority of the Bible As the Norm of its total life Quot and the yardstick by which All doctrines must be measured. It would accept the apostles and nicene creeds with the understanding that the Church from time to time must supplement these historic expressions of the Christian Faith with a new formulations As relevant As possible to new times and situations a a worship there would be Freedom within the new Church for a diverse traditions of ceremony vesture music and the each local congregation could continue using its familiar forms and rites but experimentation with the services of other traditions would be encouraged in the Hope that Over a generation or More there would be a a steady movement toward the creation of new forms of worship expressive of the enriched new tradition of the United Church sacraments baptism could be administered by either of the modes historically practice in the Church immersion or sprinkling. The baptism of infants would be a recognized and accepted Quot with the proviso that a no congregation May be required against its will a to baptize infants. The importance of a personal commitment of Faith stressed in communions which limit baptism to those of responsible age would be recognized by a requirement that anyone baptized As an infant must in a a subsequent solemn act Quot of confirmation a accept his personal responsibility As a Christian and make the affirmations appropriate to membership in the the lord s supper also known As the eucharist or holy communist could be celebrated with any of the rites now in use by the various uniting churches. The service could be celebrated Only by an ordained minister. But laymen and women should a assist in appropriate the consecration of the elements must include the words of institution used by Christ himself at the last supper. Ministry the new Church would have the historic orders of ministry mentioned in the new testament Bishops presbyters or elders and deacons. Organization another major innovation provides for two distinct kinds of local units of the Church. One would be the familiar Parish congregation setup serving a geographical Community. The other equally Basic would be a a task Force Quot of christians United not by geography but by similarity of vocation or concern and organized for specialized functions such As a ministry to the inner City an educational program or some kind of Christian social service. Stage of unification the proposal to be considered at Dallas envisions that it will take from 5 to 15 More years to work out All of the details of a Union and to get it approved by the governing bodies of the participating denominations. For a Long time the United Church would be a Loose federation governed by a provisional Council representing All seven bodies with most administrative matters being handled through existing denominational machinery. Brattleboro to be weekend Host of Vermont episcopal convention Brattleboro a the 176th annual convention of the episcopal diocese of Vermont will be held Friday and saturday May 6-7 in St. Michael s Church Hare. The it. Rev. Harvey d. Butterfield Bishop of Vermont will preside Over the sessions which begin with opening devotions at 2 . Friday in the Church building. The 46 Active priests of the diocese and 166 Lay delegates representing 52 parishes and missions throughout the Green Mountain state Are expected to a Viet Nam profile to be shown Al missionary Alliance Church a Viet Nam profile Quot a feature length movie which has been called the Best documentary film made in Viet Nam since the escalation of the War will be shown Here in the missionary Alliance Church on Crescent Boulevard at 7 ., sunday. Produced by or. Bob Pierce an accredited War correspondent and the founder of world vision inc., the film has been released for special showings in the churches of the Christian and missionary Alliance. Or. Pierce Well known throughout the Orient for his Chain of children s orphanages and an extensive program of assistance to hospitals and missions is co operating in Viet Nam with the missionaries and the National vietnamese Church of the Christian and missionary Alliance. With More than too missionaries still stationed in Viet Nam the Christian and missionary Alliance has been the major protestant Mission in Viet Nam since 1911. The evangelical Church of Viet Nam which is the protestant Church of the country with an estimated Community of 100,-000 Christian believers is the result of Alliance missionary work. A Viet Nam profile Quot is a sound and color film made with realism to depict the anguish and suffering of a nation at War. The picture then proceeds to show american audiences How missionaries american Ald personnel and the men in american military assignments have been co operating in meeting the needs of the people. The Christian and missionary Alliance churches will use the film to show the need of a series of Christian servicemen s centers to be used by american boys assigned to military service in Viet Nam. There is no charge to see this film but an offering will be received for this project after the film showing. All Are cordially invited to attend and urged not to miss this on the spot up to the minute account of War torn Viet Nam. Be in attendance at the Taro Day meeting. Choral Evensong will be Sung in the Church at 5 30 . Friday with All of the diocesan clergy vested and participating. Bishop Butterfield will be the celebrant of the convention eucharist to be held in St Michael s Church following morning prayer at 7 15 . Saturday. The second session of the con vent on begins after breakfast saturday morning and the meeting concludes with lunch that noon. Convention business includes reports on the various diocesan activities and financial and other business matters and elections to diocesan offices including one priest and one Layman to the standing committee two priests and two laymen to the diocesan Council and Lour priests and four laymen to represent the diocese at the general convert Don of the episcopal Church to be held in october 1967. During the Friday afternoon session the Rev. Roger Albright executive minister of the Vermont Church Council will address the convention on the occasion of its first meeting after joining the Vermont Church Council last year. An unusual aspect of this year s convention will be a testimonial dinner to be held at 7 p. In. Friday in the Church Undercroft in Honor of four prominent diocesan servants who Are retiring this year. Miss Doris k. Wright headmistress of the Rock Point school for girls Burlington since its inception 38 years ago is retiring at the close of the school year. Miss Agnes Hamilton who was miss Wright s close assistant for the past 28 years will also resign her position As assistant headmistress at this time. The Rev. Leonard w. Steele a priest of the diocese since Javery memorials 517 South Street Call mrs. Ernest ii. Javery mrs. Bennington Vermont Alan h. Page first Church of Christ scientist Brattleboro Vermont cordially invites you and your friends to a free lecture on Christian science entitled a what is your potential a by Jane o. Robbins c. S. Of Boulder Colorado member of the Board of lectureship of the Mother Church the first Church of Christ scientist in Boston Massachusetts in the Church edifice Putney Road tuesday May 3rd, 1966 at 8 00 p. In. Holy name speaker a the Rev. William Abernethy pastor of the North Bennington congregational Church will be speaker at the husband and wife communion breakfast of the holy name society of sacred heart Church which will be held sunday at the Vermont Steak House following the 8 30 mass. Frt la Hanson Walbridge dedication. We Are dedicated to serving the people of Bennington and Arlington by offering funeral service in the Public interest. Regardless of circumstances financial or otherwise it is our Earnest desire to prove the Best in service facilities and in Quality of merchandise. Member by invitation Bennington National selected morticians established 18s4 if 1tx Arlington 1949, and since 1959 director of the Brookhaven Home for boys in Chelsea is retiring this june from the Active ministry and from his position at Brookhaven. Miss Wright miss Hamilton and father and mrs. Steele will be guests of Honor at the Friday evening dinner at which the program will include the showing of slides on the work of both of these important diocesan institutions. Representatives from southwestern Vermont parishes include mrs. Agnes w. Belcher or. And mrs. Francis f. Dunbar and Richard k. Miles or. From St. James Church in Arlington mrs. Carole Mackubbin William Nawrath Marshall Peters and mrs. Lucille Steele from Zion Church in Manchester and James Holden Arthur Murphy John Stone Fred Welling and William Williams from St. Peter s Church in Bennington. Our Rich in Spring or i Pirn Bennington area Church events first Baptist Church 8 30 and la . A worship services with the Rev. H. Glenn Payne preaching on a a Christ a use of the the lord s supper will be observed at both services. Mrs. Paul Williams organist will play a prelude on a hymn tune Quot by Hughes a a Saraband Quot by Bach and a postlude in a minor key Quot by Roff. Choir selections will be under direction of Paul Williams. 9 30 . A Church school classes with extended session for grades 1-3 continuing during the la . Service. Care for pre school children is provided during both services. 5 .�?youth groups meet at memorial Park to play softball with parents going from there to Church for regular 6 .program. 8 . A the christain education building Council meets at Church. Monday a 8 . A Church school workers conference at Church. Tuesday �?6 30 .�?mother-daughter banquet at masonic Temple. Wednesday �?3 .�?brownie troop meets at Church. 4 . A Junior choir rehearses at Church. Church of Christ 524 South Street to . A Bible classes for All Ages from two years through adult. The adult class is currently studying. A the life of Christ a return to la .�? worship service and Observance of the lords supper. Sermon topic will be a financing the work of the Church Quot delivered by Charles Chandler minister. 7 30 . A evening worship with Charles Chandler preaching the first in a series on a David and the tuesday a to . A Watn a studies in the Bible Quot a a human conflict a problem of the wednesday a 7 30 . A midweek worship service and Bible study for All Ages from two years through adult. Topic for study in the adult class will be a Christian saturday a to . A a studies in the Bible Quot on Watn with a the lords Day is discussed by Charles Chandler. Second congregational 9 30 . A worship service a Sermon topic a seeing is Church school for three year Olds through Grade 8. La . A worship service Nursery provided at both services. 5 30 . A Pilgrim Fellowship supper meeting at the parsonage. Tuesday a 7 30 . A women a Fellowship. Wednesday a 3 30 . A Junior choir 4-5 . A babysitters course. Thursday a 7 30 .--senior choir. First Church of Christ scientist 3 . A the Bible Speaks to you on Watn. La . A lessons Sermon service sunday school. 7 30 . A wednesday service Reading room open from 2 30 to 4 30 . Wednesday and saturday. The spiritual basis for overcoming sin will be taken up at christain science Church services this week. A behold what manner of love the father hath bestowed upon us that we should be called the sons of god. Whosoever Arideth in him Sinneth these verses from i John will be included among the opening readings in the Bible lesson on a everlasting related passages from a science and health with key to the scriptures Quot by Mary Baker Eddy will be read including these lines a what we most need is the prayer of fervent desire for growth in Grace expressed in patience love and Good deeds. To hold yourself Superior to sin because god made you Superior to it and governs Man is True first Church of god to . A morning worship with Sermon by the Rev. W. Earle Forman a god can Lead la . A Church school with classes for All Ages kindergarten through adult. Tuesday a 8 45 . A morning meditations Over Watn. Wednesday a 7 30 . A id week prayer service. Missionary Alliance 9 45 .�?Bible school with classes for All Ages from Nursery through and including adults. La .�?morning worship service with the Lene Han As minister. Communion will be served following the service. Nursery is provided for children under three years of age. 7 . A worship service conducted by pastor Lenehan. The sound color film a Viet Nam profile Quot an 80-minute documentary produced by world vision will be shown. Wednesday a 7 30p.m.�?midweek service of prayer and Bible study in the Church. Pastor Lenehan will continue instruction on a How to conduct a neighbourhood Bible Friday a at 7 .�?Junior Alliance youth Fellowship for 8 to 12 year old boys and girls meets in Church under leadership of mrs. Miriam Chase and mrs. Dorothy Harrington. Senior Alliance youth Fellowship for Young people 13 through senior teen meets in Church with miss Margaret Hill and Scott Neville As leaders. Vermont soldiers Home Rev. W. Earle Forman. Chaplain 8 45 . A morning worship with Sermon on a love and first methodist Church 9 45 . A worship service in Sanctum with Sermon by the Rev. Melvin r. Mcgaughey on a the vocation of god and country scouting awards will be presented to Alan Hollister and David Peterson. Nursery care is provided in the Church parlor for infants through age three. Church school classes for three year Olds through Grade 8 meet in masonic Temple 504 main Street la . A senior High Church school class meets at masonic Temple. 5 . A Junior my meets at masonic Temple. Officers will be elected. 6 30 . A senior my meets at masonic Temple. 7 30 . A pre conference workshop meeting for Bennington sub District churches. Tuesday a 12 15 . A time for prayer group meets at Home of mrs. Kurt Adams 131 Putnam Street. 7 30 . A a pcs meets at schoolhouse in old Bennington. A film a portrait of a woman Quot will be shown. Wednesday a 8 . A methodist mothers Fellowship meets at Home of Joyce Mcdonald in North Bennington. Coordinator for next year will be chosen. Thursday a 7 30 . A choir rehearsal in Church. Friday a i . A May Fellowship Day at North Bennington congregational Church. Each two women attending Are asked to bring a hot dish or a salad. Have food at the Church by 12 45 . Gifts for the Waterbury Hospital Bazaar should be brought to this meeting. Saturday a to . A Cherub choir rehearsal at masonic Temple. 10 45 . A Chapel choir rehearsal at masonic Temple. Old first Church old Bennington 9 30 a sunday school in Church barn on Monument Circle la . A worship service with the Rev. Roscoe Mott Giles associate minister of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Albany n.y., As guest preacher. Organ offerings by Harold Mcdonald include a Idylle Quot by Merkel and a fugue no. 7&Quot by Bach. Songs by mrs. John Mason include a the Earth is the lords Quot by Lyne and a using for the world rejoices a by Conant. Thursday a 2 . A ladles Ald meets in barn on Monument Circle. Methodist Church Sandgate 8 30 . A worship service with the Rev. Granville Green Wold delivering Sermon. Unitarian universalist 10 30 . A the unitarian Fellowship meets at Bennington free Library with prof. William Anderson psychology teacher at North Adams state teachers College speaking on a the effect of science on visitors Welcome. Nursery facilities provided. St. Peter s episcopal 7 30 .�?celebration of holy communion. 9 15 .�?morning prayer with senior choir singing service. Following service a sound film strip a the gospel and modern Art Quot will be shown during Coffee hour. 11 15 .�? holy communion with Junior choir singing music from a an american Folk mass Quot by the Rev. Ian Mitchell written in contemporary Folk style with guitar accompaniment. Spring ingathering of women s United thank offering at each of the three morning services. 6 30 .�?youth group meets in Parish Hall for Spaghetti supper and program presented by the Rev. William Abernathy of the North Bennington congregational Church. Monday a 4 .�?Junior High confirmation group meets. 8 . A membership committee meets. Tuesday �?8p.m. A women a planning commission meets. Wednesday a 3 30 . A Junior choir rehearsal. 8 .�? stewardship committee meets. Thursday�?9 45 .�? holy communion. 12 30 .�?St. Mary a Guild meets. 3 30 a senior High confirmation group meets. 7 30 .�?senior choir rehearsal. 8 .�?Christian education committee meets. First methodist Church Shaftsbury 10 45 . A service of divine worship with Sermon a prevalent senior choir leads in service of Praise under the direction of Eleanor j. Lawrence. Nursery provided for care of pre school children. One half hour sunday school classes immediately following the service. Kindergarten classes following children a hymn. 6 30 senior my meets in social room. 7 30 . A pre conference workshops at Bennington methodist Church. Tuesday a 6 30 Junior my meets in social room. Thursday a 7 . A senior choir rehearsal. Outdoor furniture now on display Redwood Bench sets chairs play gyms furniture co. Main St. Dial 2-5340 Bennington it. Full service banking a Man needs full service banking when he has the responsibility of a Home car and family. Get full service at the Vermont Bank and Trust company Bellows Falls Chester Brattleboro Rutland Bennington Manchester member Federal Deposit insurance corporation

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