Summer 2013 The Ste-E-ple @ Buckingham Congregational Church Worship remains at 10:00 a.m. throughout the summer. Buckingham Leadership Retreat! Calling ALL who will be serving on a committee, board or as an officer of Buckingham Church this year. Come for an afternoon retreat at Rev. Lindsey’s family cottage on Lake Amston. If you do not serve in an official capacity but are active in any of the various ministries of our congregation, you are invited too! Saturday, August 10th 10am to 2pm. We’ll gather for outdoor worship, get to know one another, envision for the year ahead and enjoy a cook out lunch. If you can come, please RSVP to Susan Betz at [email protected] by August 4th. Susan will provide you with the address when you RSVP. Summer Music Do you sing? Play an instrument? During the summer, with our choir on a break, we look to you to share your musical skill in an anthem, offertory, or prelude. If you are interested in playing or singing during worship this summer, please contact our Director of Music, Rich Prario at [email protected] Rev. Levenson will be on vacation August 19-28. Buckingham has a Facebook page! If you are on Facebook, simply search for “Buckingham Congregational Church” and then “Like” us so you can be a part of our online community. Annual Meeting Buckingham’s Annual All-Church Meeting was held after worship June 23rd. We voted “Yes” to all those individuals volunteering as leaders of our congregation by serving on a board or committee or as an officer this year. The board, committee and officer names are included in this Steeple. Other items that were shared were the upcoming arrival of the YMCA preschool program, changes to the Early American Fair in the fall, an update of our website redesign and Facebook page creation. You can request the minutes of the meeting by emailing or calling our Office Administrator, Susan Betz. Spiritual Exploration Opportunities Women’s Spirituality Group A women’s spirituality discussion group has formed and has been named the M&M’s (Mary & Martha!). The group is open to all women, and is currently exploring the Gospel of Mary of Magdala. Join in anytime. Their next meeting is Monday, July 1st at 7:00 pm. Read the Weekly Word and follow Buckingham on Facebook to find out more information. Men’s Retreat The Bible Nuts, Buckingham’s weekly men’s bible study group, is organizing a Men’s retreat for this fall. The dates are October 18, 19, 20. All men are welcome to join! Summer 2013 Children’s Message and Church School Leaders Our Director of Christian Education, Sue Fisher, is off during the summer. On summer Sundays, you can expect there will be a children’s message in worship led by either Rev. Levenson or a volunteer from the congregation. We continue to have Church School programming when volunteers sign up to lead it. You can see the summer schedule below. Children are always welcome to stay in worship. If you are interested in leading Church School or doing the children’s message on any of the open dates below, please contact Susan Betz by email or phone. Date July 7 Message July 14 July 21 July 28 August 4 August 11 August 18 August 25 Teacher NO CHURCH SCHOOL-Family Communion Michele Mudrick & Gary Case Sherrie Schallack NO CHURCH SCHOOL-Family Communion Lisa Gilmore Sherrie Schallack Alanna Sullivan The Annual Strawberry Supper was a big success! From the strawberry cutters to the wait staff and those who enjoyed the meal everyone had a good time! 2013-2014 Leadership OFFICERS President Lisa Gilmore 2012-2014 Vice President Andre Dumas 2012-2014 Treasurer Carol Perkins 2012-2014 Assistant Treasurer Susan Mann 2011-2014 Clerk (Shared Position) Sherrie Schallack 2012-2014 BOARDS Deacons Liz Bunker Kevin Downey Fred Dudley Frank Fuchs Bob Howe Eileen Pratt Susan Fuchs Arlette de Koning Caring Ministries Liaison Cathy Haugh Music Ministries Liaison Sherrie Schallack Christian Service Fred Dudley Susan Fisher Sherrie Schallack Laura Rudolph Cindy Aissis Dan Sullivan 2009-2014 2010-2014 2011-2014 2011-2014 2013-2015 2013-2015 Finance Bob Orr, Chair Susan Mann Carol Perkins Stephen Patton Gary Case 2010-2012 Jan. 2011-2014 2012-2014 2013-2015 2013-2015 Trustees Kevin Hankard Co-Chair Manny Contos Jamie Fisher Sam Groves Liz Bunker Ex-officio Hank Butler, IT Liaison Dennis tanner, Consultant STANDING COMMITTEES Young People’s Ministry Michele Mudrick, Chair Gary Case Kate Dumas Carl Peterson 2012-14 2012-14 2012-14 2012-14 Sanctuary Alice Robinson-Co-Chair All annual renewal Hatti Cooke-Co-Chair Maryrose Naylor Carolyn Peyrot Helen Sweeney Nancy Ellis Eileen Pratt Cindy Egolf DELEGATES CT Conf of the UCC Hartford East Association CONTINUING COMMITTEES WITHOUT NOMINATION Pastor Parish Relations Committee Andre Dumas Fred Dudley Eileen Pratt Women’s Fellowship Sue Tanner, President Cathy Haugh, Vice President Susan Mann, Treasurer Bebe Dudley, Secretary Buckingham Congregational Church 16 Cricket Lane, Glastonbury, CT 06033 PHONE: (860) 633-7992 E-MAIL: [email protected] OFFICE HOURS Mon.-Thur. 8:30-2:45 Pastor Rev. Lindsey Levenson Director of Christian Education Susan Fisher Music Director Rich Prario Volunteer for the MACC Charities Soup Kitchen. Every third Saturday of the month two or three volunteers are needed from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for light kitchen duties and to serve lunch at the MACC Soup Kitchen in Manchester. Please contact Laura Rudolph at 646-6664 or by e-mail, [email protected] to volunteer. The next dates to serve will be July 20th and August 17th. Your Chauffeur is Waiting If you need a ride to church, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE to call one of our friendly and charming drivers: Jamie Fisher (860-6578997) or Kevin Hankard (860-633-2611). They are more than happy to transport you safely to and from worship. Office Administrator Susan Betz Sexton Liz Bunker buckinghamchurch.org BUCKINGHAM CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 16 Cricket Lane Glastonbury, CT 06033 The deadline for the September 2013 Steeple will be Thursday August 15th. Please have all articles in the office by noon.
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