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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.