Worship Services every Sunday 10:00 AM

WELCOME, TO OUR WEBSITE HOME PAGE!  We are happy that you are here.  We invite you to enter our “tab sites” above, which contain information about, and photos of, our church and church family.  Note our activities and events to the right of this page.   AND  you are most welcome to phone our church office for additional information, or to schedule a time to see Pastor Gary O’Gorman (802-524-4555).  

Our church is located in the heart of downtown St. Albans, adjacent to the “town green” – Taylor Park.  We are on “Church Row” and known as “the church with the clock,” which has chimed for the community since 1893.  We have welcoming and friendly people who attend here and a beautiful, historic building.  Come see us, ANYtime!  Bring Baby Jane, Uncle Henry and Grandma Betsy!

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Come join on Sunday mornings at 10 AM during The Season of Advent as we wait the coming of Jesus in Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. Christmas Eve services will be at 4:30 PM and 7 PM.

All are welcome. 

Blessings and Peace,

                         Pastor Gary

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Centering Words….

“Joy is the surest sign of the presence of God.”

  • Brother Lawrence, from “Practicing the Presence of God.”

 

Click on “About Us,” then on “Centering Words,” for a short story and thought to carry you through the week.           _____________________________________________________________________________

ADVENT: THE THIRD CANDLE OF JOY

We have lit the first two candles, one for HOPE and one for PEACE.  This week, we light the third candle, the candle of JOY.  this should be the easy one, because joy is all around us – in the lights, the music. the gathering together.  But how often do we let our preparations – or our memories – push joy to the side?  Joy is like an underground spring that wells up within us, but joy is also a choice, an attitude.  Like a muscle, it needs to be exercised.  So today we open ourselves to joy, trusting that God already planted it in us.  All we need to do is give it care and offer to share.

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Our church service is broadcast over Channel 15, Public Access TV on Sundays at 4:00 PM and Mondays at 2:30 AM.

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Come worship, pray and praise, with us.  Service is at 10:00 AM.  Come in through the parking lot door, bear left, and come straight in, or come in the main door on Church Street.  – hear the friendly voices and head toward that!   :-)

Nursery is available for any young person(s), or…   they are certainly welcome to remain in the worship service, if they or you, would prefer.

You are most welcome to register your children, or youth, for Sunday School or Youth Group, at any time, just inquire to the Minister, before, or after the church service, or phone the church with a request to register for Sunday School (802 – 524-4555).

We have lots going on…   Upcoming concerts, and music!!!  Prayer Chain, Bible Study, Lecture Series, Book Discussions, Choir Rehearsals, Potluck Luncheons, Ladies’ Breakfasts and Dinners, Men’s Breakfasts, Music Concerts, etc., and opportunities to be involved…  recording our services for the greater community, Ushering, Scripture Reading, Chancel Committee, helping with Signage, Cleaning Up our church grounds, etc.  See our church calendar of events, on this website, or call the church office for more information, if you are interested in what’s going on!   802-524-4555

 

Upcoming Events

Sep
6
Thu
7:00 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal
Adult Choir Rehearsal
Sep 6 2018 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 6 2019 @ 8:00 pm
YOU are welcome to join us, in song and friendship!  Rehearsing every Thursday in the Fellowship Hall from
Dec
20
Thu
8:00 am Church Office Hours
Church Office Hours
Dec 20 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
 
7:00 pm Adult and nearly adult Choir Reh...
Adult and nearly adult Choir Reh...
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come and sing with us – LOVE to have you!!  Great music – fun rehearsing!  Call Erin Grainger
Dec
24
Mon
8:00 am Church Office Hours
Church Office Hours
Dec 24 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
 
4:30 pm Christmas Eve Family Service
Christmas Eve Family Service
Dec 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
For families and children, a “lighter” service.
Dec
27
Thu
8:00 am Church Office Hours
Church Office Hours
Dec 27 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
 
7:00 pm Adult and nearly adult Choir Reh...
Adult and nearly adult Choir Reh...
Dec 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come and sing with us – LOVE to have you!!  Great music – fun rehearsing!  Call Erin Grainger
Jan
1
Tue
8:00 am Church Office Hours
Church Office Hours
Jan 1 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
 
11:00 am Bible Study with Pastor Gary.
Bible Study with Pastor Gary.
Jan 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
YOU are invited!
7:00 pm Board Meetings
Board Meetings
Jan 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Group meetings of Deacons, Trustees, and Christian Education meet together at 7:00 PM.  Individual Boards meet at that
Jan
3
Thu
8:00 am Church Office Hours
Church Office Hours
Jan 3 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
 
7:00 pm Adult and nearly adult Choir Reh...
Adult and nearly adult Choir Reh...
Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come and sing with us – LOVE to have you!!  Great music – fun rehearsing!  Call Erin Grainger
Jan
7
Mon
8:00 am Church Office Hours
Church Office Hours
Jan 7 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
 
12:00 pm Red Cross Blood Drive
Red Cross Blood Drive
Jan 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Come give blood and save a life.  Either get onto REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG and make an appointment, or walk in
Jan
10
Thu
8:00 am Church Office Hours
Church Office Hours
Jan 10 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
 
7:00 pm Adult and nearly adult Choir Reh...
Adult and nearly adult Choir Reh...
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come and sing with us – LOVE to have you!!  Great music – fun rehearsing!  Call Erin Grainger