Midweek Update: 5th Sunday of Easter

Dear friends in Christ,

I hope you’re staying dry this rainy week. We have a number of things coming up in the church:

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/

Do You Speak a Language besides English?

In celebration of Pentecost on May 28th, we’re looking for people to read aloud a sentence or two of the Pentecost story in languages besides English. This will help us commemorate how the Holy Spirit enabled the disciples to speak many languages on the first Pentecost, which foreshadowed the future diversity of the church. Please email Pastor Katrina (kmanzi@middleburyucc.org) if you’re interested in participating!

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/

Raffle Basket Items Needed

Well we need some of your items you’d like to recycle for our raffle baskets that we are putting together for the Strawberry Festival. The themes are: Date Night, Baking to Your Hearts Content, Kids Summer Fun, Beach Time, Christmas in June, Garden Delight, and Margarita Salsa Night. So if you are getting rid of that pasta maker you never used or garden tools, Christmas ornaments, extra spatulas, rolling pins, bread bowls, Frisbees, beach balls, buckets, tickets to a restaurant you haven’t used, etc. we would love to have them to incorporate in our baskets. So please let us know what you have that you think would work well in these baskets. Look out for signup sheets on the bulletin board by the kitchen. Thank you from the Mission Board.

Strawberry Festival: June 11th 3-7pm

Strawberry Festival is scheduled for Sunday, June 11th from 3-7pm. We’ll have strawberry shortcake. food, games, raffle baskets, and a book sale! Mark your calendars!

General Comments

Thank you to our Scouts and volunteers who came out for the Spring Cleanup this past Saturday! The property looks great! I’ve attached a few pictures from the day. Volunteers are what make this community run, so thank you to all of you who are so generous with your time.


Pastor Katrina

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