Midweek Update: 4th Sunday of Easter

Dear friends in Christ,

I hope all of you are doing well this week. My allergies are kicking into full gear, which means spring is most definitely here. I’m looking forward to seeing many of you this weekend for the Spring Clean Up and for church.

Spring Clean Up: This Saturday, April 29th Starting 8am

Our annual Spring Clean Up of the church and parsonage grounds is scheduled for 4/29, starting at 8am, rain or shine. Tools and Supplies Needed: rakes, shovels, pitchforks, edgers, brooms, loppers, pruners, leaf blowers, tarps, wheelbarrows, trailers, and pickup trucks.

Thank you to our volunteers this past weekend who did some important prep work to prepare for the mulch being put down on Saturday. (Picture attached.)

MCC Players Present As You Were: Tickets on Sale!

Dinner theater is back at MCC! Play rehearsals are in full swing. Mark your calendars for a performance like no other this Mother’s Day weekend. As You Were is the play written by our very own Chris A., which was scheduled to be performed in Spring of 2020. After three years of pandemic delays, the show will go on!   More information and tickets can be found here: https://www.middleburyucc.org/mcc-players/

Vacation Bible School Registration is Live!

Vacation Bible School is back this summer at MCC, and registration is now open!  Join us for “Hero Hotline”, June 19-23rd.  To register a child (K-6th), go to: https://middleburycc.breezechms.com/form/VBS2023.

To register a counselor (7th-college), please go to: https://middleburycc.breezechms.com/form/VBSCounselor2023.

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please contact Valerie at vbeard@middleburyucc.org

Interested in Joining MCC?

We’ve noticed a number of new faces around! If you’re interested in learning more about MCC or about joining the church please contact me! (kmanzi@middleburyucc.org). We’re looking to receive new members during worship on Pentecost, 5/28.

Charles P. Luckey Scholarship: Deadline May 31st

The application for the Charles P. Luckey Scholarship is available and is on our website:


Scholarships are open to any high school student entering their freshman year of college that is a member of Middlebury Congregational Church and will be attending an accredited college or university.

All applications must be postmarked by May 31, 2023.

Interim Faith Formation Coordinator Position Posted

As many of you are aware, Valerie Beard, our Faith Formation Coordinator, is stepping down at the end of this school year. Church leadership has decided to search for an Interim Faith Formation Coordinator for the 2023-2024 program year, and there is possibility that person may be eligible for the permanent position. We’re beginning a search for that position which is open to people outside of MCC and people affiliated with MCC. The job posting is available here: https://www.middleburyucc.org/job-openings-at-middlebury-congregational-church/

General Comments

Sarah K has been photographing a number of events at church. I had a chance to go through some of the pictures this week. I’ve posted a selection on our social media and attached some here.  Thanks, Sarah for capturing some of the fun moments of our life together here at MCC!


Pastor Katrina

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