In spite of the occasional warm breeze, we can already feel autumn’s cool breath and the promise of frost and snow right around the corner. Just as sure as the seasons change in Vermont, so to is our city changing. With downtown development, new housing and shops in the New North End, and the constantly shifting restaurant scene, our church is in the midst of critical conversations and challenging decisions. From October 7 through the middle of November we are exploring through Biblical eyes our call to ministry, our reason for being in Burlington as First United Methodist Church. Join us for worship – Prayer, Song, Scriptures. And for more in depth conversation, join us Monday evenings at 7 or Tuesdays at Noon for a discussion of Sokol and Owens’ book – “A New Day in the City”. Our worship at First UMC Burlington attempts to find the balance between the power of ancient liturgies and the realities of life in the 21st century. The Bible is our backdrop, the living canvass on which we strive to paint the pictures and stories of our lives. Jesus taught some of the most complex spiritual lessons with the simplest of stories. And what could be more simple than the command to love our neighbor? We invite you to join us for worship Sunday mornings at 9:45. Check out our Facebook Page and, for info regarding what’s going in the parish, go to our First UMC Burlington Community and ask to join – the group and the discussion.
One More Thing … Parking! Parking is available free on Sunday mornings at the parking garage directly across South Winooski Avenue from our church. You can enter either on Cherry or Bank Streets!