All Are Welcome
Join us in worship every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

We joyfully welcome all people. regardless of age, gender, race, ability or sexual orientation into our spiritual community, and affirm the worth of all people as unique individuals loved by God.

Christ's Church

Christ's Church Saxtons River, Vermont Located at 24 Main Street in the center of Saxtons River across from the Village Market.

Summer 2014

Rev. Ivy Merrill, Pastor

          We're already well into summer!  We've sung the hymns of freedom and celebrated the Fourth.  The Blue Door Free Lunch Program is finishing up its fourth week with a good number of kids and families in attendance.  But there's more to come!

          On Sunday, July 20, we'll have our monthly Congregational Gathering and Potluck.  Following the meal, we will consider a covenant with Ivy to provide pastoral services through October. The Micah Circle will also report on their investigations into the future of the church building.  We hope you'll want to be a part of the process.
On July 27, LynnWickberg, our seminarian, will  lead worship while Ivy takes a Sunday to attend her home church in Keene.

          August begins with Communion Sunday on August 3.  The Micah Circle will meet on August 10 and the Congregational Meeting on August 17 will be held, following the service, at Donna and Richard Anderson's.  The month ends as we gather at the home of Roberta and Franklin Geist for the summer outdoor service, followed by a potluck lunch.

          So enjoy your summer, your friends, your family and join us for worship and fellowship at Christ's Church!

The Flame by Jane Cook


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Updated August 14, 2014   

What’s Happening?

  • Coffee Place Monday 10:00 a.m.
  • Blue Door Lunches to begin June 23rd

News from Sunrise Hill


            Christ’s Church is pleased to announce that Rev. Ivy Merrill will be leading the congregation as “Transitional Pastor” through October of this year.  Rev. Merrill has been our visiting pastor many times in the past – and we welcome her and look forward to our shared time together. 
Rev. Merrill lives in Keene, NH with her husband, Rev. Mark Ferrin, and their two college-age daughters.  She has served as a Transitional Minister in 16 churches in three states, serving both UCC and ABC congregations – for the past 30 years. 
This Sunday, August 17th, the Church will have its annual Outdoor Service at the Geist Home – on Hitchcock Hill in Saxtons River. The Service will begin at its regular 10:00 a.m. time –rain or shine - and will be followed by a Potluck Luncheon and the monthly Congregational Meeting.  The Service is one that focuses on Creation and nature’s beauty through praise, scripture readings, hymns and quiet reflection.  Anyone needing directions or more information may call 802-869-3300.

The Blue Door Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program held in the Church Dining Room as gone well this summer and has one week remaining.  The Church expresses its appreciation to Jane Cook and her Volunteer helpers as well as to those who have made food and money donations. 

The following Sunday the Worship Service will return to the Sanctuary at 10:00 a.m.  Following the service, Richard and Donna Anderson have invited all to their home for Coffee, Refreshments and conversation.

In the meantime, hoping you all are enjoying a delightful summer and look forward to seeing you!

In the Spirit,


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We invite you to visit the Church Website each week for the “happenings” at our church (  ) and for Rev. Daly’s special messages

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Organizations and Activities


  • Calling All Senior Citizens....

    We are pleased to announce that Senior Solutions (formerly the Council on Aging) is partnering with Christ's Church.  Since the closing of the Dish on Main, there has not been a Senior Solutions monthly meal in this area.  Effective in January 2014, seniors citizens are invited to attend Blue Door Community Suppers every week, with Senior Solutions contributing to the cost of the meal. We look forward to seeing as many seniors as possible for good food and fellowship on Wednesdays from 5:30-7!



    The following officers were elected for the coming year:

      • chairman – Jane Cook
      • vice chairman – Elaine Bowen
      • clerk- Barbara Bye,
      • treasurer – Donna Anderson
      • director – Roberta Geist. 

        More members of Micah Circle are needed to help run the church and volunteers would be welcome. 
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