Midweek Update: Third Sunday of Easter

Dear friends in Christ,

I hope you’re all doing well this week. Things have been busy here at MCC as rehearsals continue for the play and we engage in spring cleaning and maintenance:

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!  The latest flyer is attached. 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

Spring Clean Up: Saturday, April 29th

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

We’ll also be looking for a few volunteers the week prior to do some more detail oriented garden work prior to bringing in all the mulch on the 29th.

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

As I mentioned last week, our Scout Troops 5&6 , Eversource, and the Town of Middlebury helped coordinate planting a new tree on the green for Arbor Day. I’ve attached a picture once everything was all done. Thank you to Doug P (scout parent and arborist) for the picture and for coordinating everything!

This Sunday we’ll have a guest preacher, the Rev. Jeff Lukens (a Troop 5 Eagle Scout), who grew up here at MCC.

See you Sunday!


Pastor Katrina

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