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Christ's Church

Christ's Church Saxtons River, Vermont Located at 24 Main Street in the center of Saxtons River across from the Village Market.


    The following officers were elected for the coming year:

      • chairman – Barbara Bye
      • vice chairman – Elaine Bowen
      • clerk- Beth Smallheer
      • treasurer – Donna Anderson
      • directors – Wanda Salter and Mary Jane Bosworth
      • members Roberta Geist and Jane Cook

        More members of Micah Circle are needed to help run the church and volunteers would be welcome. 
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Updated July 31, 2015   

The Church Welcomes Reverend Ivy Merrill from Keene, NH as the Settled Pastor

Ivy MerrillOrdained by the American Baptist Churches,USA in 1982, Pastor Ivy has worked herself out of a parish job 16 times, as an Intentional Interim Pastor. Ivy grew up in dairy farm country in upstate NY, and served 6 churches in her home state, before moving to MA in 1989 and then NH in 2000. She has served churches affiliated with 3 different denominations, has preached in many others, and until recently served as on-call weekend chaplain at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene.

Her philosophy of ministry is, "anything can be ministry; it's not about titles, it's about attitude....what you bring to it, how you approach the work and the people. Being in ministry with Christ's Church is the perfect fit. The members are capable organizers, administrators, hands-on workers! They asked me to nurture them spiritually and care for their pastoral needs in times of change or crisis. Thankfully, I love to do those things, and God has gifted me for such work, and provided plenty of opportunities to hone my skills over the years."

Ivy is a mom to 2 twenty-something daughters, a pastor's wife to a Baptist minister in Keene, a published author, and a former clown. She is in Saxtons River every Wednesday, usually 10:30 to 2:30, where she can be reached at the church office 869-2340. Other times you can reach her at home, 603-352-8351 or by email at She leads worship every 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays of the month. Guest preachers and lay leadership provide creative worship experiences the other Sundays. Pastor Ivy looks forward to being a familiar presence to the people of the Saxtons River community, and welcomes you to stop in & say hello.



    What’s Happening? The Church Welcomes Reverend Ivy Merrill from Keene, Nh as the Settled Pastor


    Hope you have had an opportunity to enjoy the several lovely summer days we have had this past week -  sprinkled appropriately with rain… at least in the Saxtons River area!

    August 2nd at 10:00 AM is Outdoor Church at the Geist’s – rain or shine.  Of course if it does rain….we will be enjoying nature from within our home. J  Come, sing, meditate and enjoy a shared Potluck Luncheon following the Service.  So please mark your calendars. 

    In the Spirit,


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