Colonial House & Inn is hosting a breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, September 5th. Serving time from 8:01 to 11:33 AM. The cost is $12.00 per person for full breakfast including made to order omelets, signature buttermilk pancakes with Vermont maple syrup and other specialties to choose from . . . You'll go away, but you won't go away hungry! All proceeds to benefit the rebuilding of the community's First Baptist Church in South Londonderry. The exterior of the building is almost complete. They continue to raise funds to finish the interior of the building. Colonial House Inn & Motel is located at 287 Route 100 in Weston. For more information, call 802-856-7266. Reservations suggested for parties of 6 or more. 824-6286.
A fire destroyed the building five years ago that First Baptist Church of South Londonderry had been meeting in and worshipping in since 1832. While it was a difficult time for the community to say goodbye to a building that had stood on the hill for generations, they have learned over the past few years how a church isn’t always defined by a building. Even though the members and friends have learned this valuable lesson, they also look forward to the day they will again have a building to be a center for ministry and a meeting place that they can open up to the community. The members and friends longed for a new building that would be reminiscent of the previous building but would be more accessible and more efficient than the previous one. They longed for a building that would be used not just on Sunday mornings but throughout the entire week by the community. They were excited to see what the new building would become.
Their plans included a brick exterior and stained glass windows that would remind them of another building that stood in the same place. Their plans also included more usable space and new features, such as showers for groups to use. They dreamed about a kitchen that they would be able to cook community dinners in. After years of planning and preparing, they broke ground on the new building in July of 2014.
Over the past year, they have watched in amazement how their dreams of the new building were coming to fruition as the foundation was being poured. Quickly the walls came up and the roof was put into place. The building was closed up for the winter so that the church could stretch the funds they had by not having to heat the unfinished building. In the spring the builders came back and quickly installed the windows, but it wasn’t until the siding and brick work was nearly finished that the community started to get excited about what was happening on the hill. The members and friends of the church look forward to the fall, when the exterior of the building will be completed and they can landscape around the building. At that point they will be able to focus on completing the interior.
In order to be cost effective, First Baptist Church will be working directly with volunteers and construction workers to complete the the building project. They continue to raise money for its completion. They had adequate insurance; however, with current commercial building codes, they are raising funds to help with the added expense. They are grateful for those who have made generous contributions and donations towards the new building already.
For more information about the building, volunteering opportunities, and fundraising efforts take a look at their website firstbaptistlondonderryvt.org or call 802-856-7266.
First Baptist Church of South Londonderry invites the community to check them out on Sunday, May 17th for their worship service. For every person who comes to worship, the congregation has pledged to donate $5 to the Collaborative, which supports substance free youth in the community. Everyone is always welcome to check First Baptist Church out, but they know that sometimes the first time can be intimidating. Once a year they try to make it easier by having a special “Check Us Out” Sunday. They'll explain each part of the worship service, and a lot of others will be checking them out, so no one will be singled out. They're all about growing followers of Jesus by planting seeds of faith and nurturing them to grow fruit.
Come join them for worship at 10:00am. After worship stay for coffee and muffins and walk down to the new church building to see the progress they’ve made! The congregation is currently meeting at the Londonderry Town Hall (139 Middletown Road in South Londonderry) for worship services. For more information, call 802-856-7266.
The First Baptist Church of South Londonderry would like to announce their Holy Week services. They will be joining with the Second Congregational Church of Londonderry for the Maundy Thursday Service on April 2 at 7:00 PM at the Second Congregational Church and the Good Friday Service on April 3rd at 7:00 PM at the temporary meeting place of the First Baptist Church, which is the Londonderry Town Hall building in South Londonderry at 139 Middletown Road in South Londonderry.
The Easter Sunrise Service will be on April 5th at 6:30 AM at the building site of First Baptist Church at 62 Crescent Street in South Londonderry with refreshments following the service at the Town Hall building. The Easter Worship Service will be on April 5th at 10:00 AM at the Londonderry Town Hall.
The community is invited to a Sledding Party at Cobb’s Mill on January 25th at 1:00pm, hosted by the First Baptist Church of South Londonderry. Kids and adults of all ages are encouraged to bring a sled and enjoy the long run. Sip some hot cocoa, stand by the bonfire and cook hot dogs and marshmallows for s’mores, and take the time to catch up with friends. There will be a warming area inside with the stove going in case it’s cold outside.
Cobb’s Mill, where the sledding party will take place, is located at 1683 Spring Hill Road in South Londonderry. This event is weather permitting. For questions, call 802-856-7266 or visit www.firstbaptistlondonderryvt.org. Everyone is invited to come join in on the fun afternoon!