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We joyfully welcome all people. regardless of age, gender, race, ability or sexual orientation into our spiritual community, and affirm the worth of all people as unique individuals loved by God.

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.

November 2014

   We'll celebrate Thanksgiving Sunday on November 24, and there may be a surprise or two.
Stewardship Sunday will be celebrated Nov. 23 and you can look forward to receiving a yearly update and your pledge cards in the mail.
Attendance continues to be good at the Blue Door Suppers.  Soups are tasty and conversation is the best seasoning!  Please volunteer to host a supper or make a soup if you can, but your presence will add to the occasion and your donations will help Our Place. 


            The Micah Circle will meet on Sunday, November 3 and will continue to discuss the everyday running of Christ's Church as well as the special projects, and the future of our building and our church.  Along with other possibilities, we have been investigating the idea of  turning the building into a non-profit community center and to this end, we have hired Laurie Rowell to research the legalities of the ownership of the building as well as the restrictions of our endowment fund.  This will be a lengthy process and it is our intention to keep the building in good repair and our programs on track as we discuss the ideas for our future.
            We have contacted both the UCC and the American Baptist Conferences to help us find worship leaders in the coming weeks.  We have received good feedback from the two home services which were held this Fall and we will consider more alternate kinds of worship as the year goes on.  Everyone is welcome to attend Micah Circle meetings and we always want to hear your ideas for the church.  A reminder: our members are Jane Cook, Donna Anderson, Roberta Geist, Elaine Bowen, Barbara Bye, Beth Smallheer, Mary Jane Bosworth and Todd Roy.

            Guess what?  The Church Mouse is alive and well, existing on crumbs from breakfasts and suppers and enjoying the shouts of the day care children and the enthusiastic voices of grownups in conversation.  Observing everything from afar, he has seen the enthusiastic response to Rev. Ivy Merrill's short time with us and waits with bated breath (whatever that is) for the next installment of our history.  He loves bazaar day, the color and the activities and the chance of a crumb of Franklin's bread or apple pie. And speaking of pies, the Women's Fellowship has made their usual quota of apple pies for sale at the bazaar.  Early tasting has confirmed that they are extra good this year!
The Church Mouse has also enjoyed listening to the rehearsals and performances of the Handbell Choir (not as hard on his ears as the organ!) He is looking forward to Christmas with the tree, the lights and the sounds of carols.  And he's finding a good spot to watch the dancers – Guess he's just one of us!

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Updated November 24, 2014   

What’s Happening?

  • Blue Door Community Supper Wednesdays 5:30 now through April



Photo: Alice Salter-Roy hangs socks on the Holy Socks line at Christ’s Church in Saxtons River. 

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – This village may find itself nicknamed Sockstons River if the project underway at Christ’s Church gets traction.

   Members of the church are conducting a drive to collect new and used socks for the Greater Falls Warming Shelter from now until Jan. 1, and have dubbed their drive Holy Socks.

   To make the drive more visible, they will be hanging the socks from a clothesline strung in the church in the manner of the stockings “hung by the chimney with care.”

   “The words holey, holy, heel, heal, sole and soul are ripe for punning,” said Wanda Salter, one of the instigators of the drive, “but this is serious business when you’re out in the cold with wet feet.”

   Socks in all sizes are needed, but especially men’s sizes, either new or old, as long as they are in good condition, the heavier the better.

   “Guests at the shelter often show up with wet socks from being out in the snow and rain,” said warming shelter board member Louise Luring. “A pair of dry socks can make a big difference in a person’s health and mental attitude.”

   The church will have a sock collection basket inside its front entrance, which is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday mornings, as well as for the Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Socks can also be dropped off at the Blue Door free community soup suppers in the church dining room each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

  Salter’s co-instigator is Donna Anderson, who can be contacted at (802) 869-3582 for information or to make other arrangements to donate socks.



News from Sunrise Hill


Are OPEN for the Season

Link to Blue Door Community Suppers
Hosting Checklist
Note: The checklist was updated on 1/11/14

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Organizations and Activities


  • Calling All Senior Citizens....

    We are pleased to announce that Senior Solutions (formerly the Council on Aging) is partnering with Christ's Church.  Since the closing of the Dish on Main, there has not been a Senior Solutions monthly meal in this area.  Effective in January 2014, seniors citizens are invited to attend Blue Door Community Suppers every week, with Senior Solutions contributing to the cost of the meal. We look forward to seeing as many seniors as possible for good food and fellowship on Wednesdays from 5:30-7!



    The following officers were elected for the coming year:

      • chairman – Jane Cook
      • vice chairman – Elaine Bowen
      • clerk- Barbara Bye,
      • treasurer – Donna Anderson
      • director – Roberta Geist. 

        More members of Micah Circle are needed to help run the church and volunteers would be welcome. 
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