April 2: Insights for Writing
Reflection: Carol Egbert, Sherry Belisle, Polly Forcier, Kathy Fiske
Music: Diane and the NC Choir
Service Coordinator: Rick and Kathy Fiske

We are a small group of friends without a formal name. We share tea, cookies and chocolate, too. We write together weekly using a prompt pulled from a basket and find insight when we share what we have written.  We are right together and so if we had a formal name it would be Write Together.

Perhaps, our sharing will inspire others to share their writing with friends.

April 9: ‘Freedom- A Call from the Heart’
Reflection: Rabbi Ilene Harkavy Haigh
Music: Diane and the NC Choir
Service Coordinator: Jenny Gelfan

Rabbi Ilene Harkavy Haigh is the rabbi at the Woodstock Area Jewish Community / Congregation Shir Shalom- in Woodstock VT. where she has served since 2012.   She is a graduate of Hebrew Union College / Jewish Institute of Religion, and the University of Pennsylvania.  After working for 20 years on Wall Street, Rabbi Haigh left the corporate world to enter the rabbinate.  Rabbi Haigh is deeply committed to the cause of liberal and progressive Judaism in Vermont and around the world.  Social Justice and spiritual health as well as interfaith dialogue are tenets of her service to the community.  With Woodstock and WAJC as her beloved adopted home she is pleased to be joining the North Chapel at this wonderful season and grateful for the invitation.

April 16: Easter Sunday 
Reflection: Jim Totin
Music: Diane and the NC Choir
Service Coordinator: Don Ransom

Jim is the lay minister of the West Fairlee Congregational Church and also has a business doing window cleaning, painting and carpentry.  His life and work experiences, which include being a 200 hr. Svaroopa® Yoga teacher, have been about helping people to experience the world in a new and clearer way.  Jim has a son,Corin who is married and has two daughters  in Winooski, VT.  Jim and his partner Annie travel to Winooski often  to experience grandparenthood.

April 23: Candidate Week & Moving Spirit Dancers
Music: Diane and the NC Choir
Service Coordinator: Susan Inui

April 23 marks the start of Candidate Week, and our Ministerial Candidate will participate in the service which will also feature the Moving Spirit Dancers.

April 30: Candidate Week
Music: Diane and the NC Choir
Service Coordinator: Don Ransom

The service will be lead by our Ministerial Candidate and follow the theme for the month of April. After the service, there will be an important Congregational Meeting to decide whether we will call the Candidate to be our new Settled Minister.

 Children’s Spiritual Exploration Schedule

Children’s Spiritual Exploration is BACK!!!  Each Sunday, Nursery care will be provided for birth-grade 6 children, upstairs in the parlors.

I feel so fortunate to announce that we have an incredible team returning again this year. Ben Fox, Angel Rubino, Jessica Stout, Murray Ngoima, Geraldine and the Change The World Kids will each be sharing our unique talents and enthusiasm with the children this year. Our Fall schedule is as follows:

April 2: K-6: CTWK and Geraldine
April 9: Music as a Spiritual Practice with Michael Zsoldos (and Geraldine)
April 16: Easter. Annual Easter Egg Hunt!
April 23rd: Ben and Murray (SE will be held at the church this week and not at ArtisTree due to “Candidate Week” for Search Committee)
April 30: Geraldine will lead

More information on the Children’s SE program is available online! For any questions or ideas please speak to Geraldine or email office@northchapelvt.org.

*Change The World Kids—Rising*

This is a new idea that we are working on in collaboration with the Change The World Kids. We are looking at a monthly gathering of the children in 4th—6th grades, working with and learning from the older Change The World Kids. Contact the office if you are interested in learning more office@northchapelvt.org.

OWL (Our Whole Lives) Grades 4,5,6

Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a sexuality education curriculum that helps participants of all ages make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. The North Chapel is the gauging the interest of parents whom might like to sign their children up for this class.

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