Letter from the Pastor

by Ed Sunday-Winters

Generous is a word that comes quickly to my mind when I think about our church. In these nearly five years we have been together, I have watched time again your willingness to help those near and far. Today, I am thinking about your eagerness to assist the Ukrainian people as they experience the devastation […]

Animal Companions: Mokey and Donald

If you’ve ever been on a Zoom call with Janet Long, you’re likely to see Donald stealing the show. Although he and his brother Mokey were born on the same day, Donald seems to think he’s the alpha cat. He was given his name because he is orange and bad! It’s hard to imagine when […]

Just for Fun!

by Eleanor Guare

by Rosann Hickey Click here for a word search! Tip: Use your cursor to highlight the words listed, and reveal the name of a person featured in this newsletter! Remember, you can highlight letters up, down, and across. You’re not finished until you see the banner: Puzzle Completed!

Mission and Outreach

by Eleanor Guare

Even before the pandemic, our Mission and Outreach committee, along with many volunteers, continually met the human needs for warmth, shelter, food, and goodwill. We support agencies that provide community action such as Capstone (https://www.capstonevt.org); AWARE (http://www.awarevt.org); Meals on Wheels (https://www.agewellvt.org/services/meals-on-wheels-community-meals); Vermont Association of Area Agencies on Aging (https://www.vermont4a.org); and Vermont Refugee Resettlement through the […]

Fun Things Coming Up

by Eleanor Guare

Food brings people together and we plan to make that happen as much as is safely possible in the coming weeks. S’mores! February 13th On Sunday, February 13th at 4:30 PM in the side yard of the church there will be a campfire for the roasting of marshmallows which can be added to the graham […]

Holidays Remembered

by Eleanor Guare

Contributing writers: Penny Bretschneider, Judy Dales, Rosann Hickey, Shelly Jungwirth As the vibrant Autumn foliage waned, so did our hopes of fully gathering again, due to the Delta and Omicron variants of the Coronavirus. We all watched as the COVID tally sign on the village green depicted alarming numbers. Worship services had resumed in-person (with […]

Judy Dunnan: A Builder

by Eleanor Guare

Making our church property energy-efficient, safe, and attractive is no small undertaking. Insulating, painting, constructing, and renovating are often complex and labor-intensive projects. Luckily, we have Judy Dunnan to lead the way. I’ve had the opportunity to learn more about Judy as a leader in our church. One day I walked into Fellowship Hall and […]

Music Corner: The New Century Hymnal

by Eleanor Guare

by Hal Parker As many of you know, I was a free-lance church musician before I came to GUCC in 2010. Hardwick UCC was one of the churches I served, and it was there I met Roger and Judy Waible and the New Century Hymnal (NCH). There were so many things I liked about it […]

Note from the Pastor

by Eleanor Guare

The new year is upon us. If I’m honest, I must confess that I have my doubts about whether 2022 will bring much new or not. So far, it is bearing a rather strong resemblance to 2021. If the new year is upon us, that means we are in the season of Epiphany in the […]

Animal Companions: The Huckster

by Eleanor Guare

By Patti Sunday-Winters (Editor’s Note: Each issue of Pancakes and Prayers offers a peek into the love we feel for our animal companions. This issue is dedicated to Huck, who belonged to the Sunday-Winters family and even after his passing has remained in their hearts.) Although we added a new puppy to our family, our […]