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Our Open and Affirming Covenant

by Ed Sunday-Winters

In 2015, the members of Greensboro United Church of Christ entered an Open and Affirming Covenant. They did so two years before I came to serve as their pastor. That they had done it was one of the reasons that made me want to be their pastor.  After much prayer, discussion, and believing that the […]

Food Distribution Volunteers Needed

by Ed Sunday-Winters

This request comes from Jenna O’Donnell at Hunger Free Vermont: As many of you know, the Farmers to Families food distributions are shifting to a new format, starting next Monday (July 6th). And they need our help! There will be distributions happening in 20-25 different locations across the state for the months of July and […]

The Steeple and the People

by Eleanor Guare

“Here is the church and here is the steeple. Open the doors and see all the people.” Many of you know this finger rhyme. When I was little, this lighthearted pastime was typically enjoyed upon my father’s lap, probably to get me to giggle until he ended the rhyme with “Close the doors until they […]

The Little Food Shelf that Could

by Eleanor Guare

There are many good deeds a church community can do throughout the year. In a normal year, church events and community deeds are the subject for discussion and deliberation by various church committees. There are details. These things take time… Things are different now. Unemployment, fear, and hunger are stark realities in our community. What […]

The Little Food Shelf is Open!

by Eleanor Guare

The first time I ever saw a Little Library was on a foot path that traversed an oceanside community in Maine. Since then I’ve noticed them right here in Greensboro, alongside the Memorial Garden and on a path to Willey’s Beach. There may be many more. There is novelty associated with these little libraries, and […]

Village Fellowship

by Eleanor Guare

A little over a month ago I thought about creating a local map and directory that would help stores and services in the village deal with the flow of folks seeking beer, cheese, lodging, performances and other delights and necessities. The idea was nothing original, just a way to guide visitors and create a sense […]

We are with you!

by Eleanor Guare

Recently I asked my nephew, an inner-city cop responsible for policing some of the toughest neighborhoods in Boston, what human characteristic he felt could tie us all together. He said, “empathy.” Empathy is the ability to recognize what another person is experiencing. It allows us to align our emotions and concerns around other people – […]

GUCC Fall Retreat

by Judy Dales

Twenty-five members of the church met on a beautiful fall day for a leadership retreat at the Green Mountain Monestary. Activities of the day were organized and facilitated by Rev Ed Sunday-Winters and Eleanor Guare as we evaluated how well our activities of the past year aligned with the three main goals of our strategic […]

A Creation Justice Covenant

by Ed Sunday-Winters

This summer we read Jim Antal’s, Climate Church, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change, at Greensboro United Church of Christ. We gathered for five weeks to discuss our planet and our responsibility to care for it. The experience was rich and sobering. We took account of the ways we have already […]

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