Sep 112017
 
Coffee House, Peggy Rishel with “Heron Fire”
Saturday, September 23, 7 pm

“We’ve often been asked to describe what kind of music we do and have found that
performing is much easier to do than explaining.. That’s because the songs we play
aren’t limited to any one style. You’ll hear folk, rock, country, comedy, blues, jazz and
even a smattering of original material. Many of the songs are favorites of ours from a
long history of performing together, some are more recent, but all are our own
arrangements – rich with tight vocal harmonies and a unique sound and style of guitar
work.
In short, we feel that we provide a genuine sound, along with a versatility and creativity
that’s undeniably our own. Making music has always been fun for us and we do our best to make our audiences feel “at home” with use, our music and the places we play.

– Peggy Rishel with “Heron Fire”

All Welcome.  Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7pm.   This is a family-friendly evening of music and fun.   You will be able to purchase delicious snacks and beverages. 

Aug 282017
 

This award winning documentary directed by Sam Bozzo is based on the book BLUE GOLD: THE FIGHT TO STOP

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THE CORPORATE THEFT OF THE WORLD’S WATER by Maude Barlow and Tony Clark. The film examines the problems created by the privatization and commoditization of water.  1 hour 29 minutes Doors open at 6:45 pm and movie starts at 7 pm.  Popcorn and beverages served.  No charge. All welcome!

Jul 272017
 

backpack-project-aug-2017-copy-281x500As members of the Association of Springfield Area Churches (ASAC) we’ll be helping to collect school supplies to fill backpacks for students who need of them.  ASAC will pass the filled backpacks along to school guidance counselors to give to students. The list of materials that we need is linked below:
back-to-school-supplies

We’ll be collecting backpacks and supplies here at the church and then drop them off at North Springfield Baptist Church during the last week of August.

You can provide either complete backpacks, empty backpacks, or individual supplies.   Please have all donated items here by Sunday, August 27th.

We’re also looking for someone to deliver the backpacks to the North Springfield Baptist Church between Aug 27-Aug 30 (they’ll be open from 9am to 6pm).

 

Jul 132017
 

Our congregation is collaborating with our neighbors, Riverside School and St. Marks, to help make this new project happen.  Next week the Riverside School Food Justice Summer Camp will start, running July 17 – 28,  for 4th-8th graders, Mon. – Thurs, 2-5 pm. Here’s a link to a short video: https://vimeo.com/221265680.  Sign up through the All-4-One office at Riverside or email Becca Polk rpolk@ssdvt.org.

Rich Cofrancesco and Dan Keebler

Rich Cofrancesco and Dan Keebler

Jeff Taft-Dick and Dan Keebler

Members of our congregation have created a walking path from Riverside though our property to St. Mark’s. This will make it safer for the kids to get to St. Mark’s where their big, beautiful organic garden is.  The path is about 90% done thanks to Richard Cofrancesco, Jeff Taft-DIck, Dan Keebler and M’ellen Kennedy.

On Friday July 14, Richard will be at the church by 8 AM (to beat the heat) to finish the project.  If You can help, just show up.
Wonderful that this is about done!

May 292017
 
 
   This Saturday (July 8th) Matt and Rev. M’ellen will host a campfire singalong, 7:30 pm at the church.  Everyone welcome!

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New this year: SUMMER SERVICES

Services will be held on:
July 9 & 23;

Aug 13 & 27

More details soon!

There will also be a Picnic/Vespers Service on  August 6, 2017  The Caring Committee will be hosting a picnic and Vespers starting at 4:30. Plan on bringing a dish to share. More information will be coming.

summer-picnic-kids

 

Apr 242017
 

Tom’s songs have been recorded by Kris Kristofferson, Gene Watson, Bobby Bare, Mama Cass, Bobby Goldsboro, Michael Settle, Rita Coolidge, Charlie Louvin, and dozens of others. His classic, “Whiskey Whiskey” is considered a standard, and has been cut by a long list of performers in a variety of styles. He’s played lead guitar for Mickey Newbury, appeared as a background vocalist on Joan Baez’ “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and Steve Goodman’s “City Of New Orleans”, and his expertise in the studio is well known and respected among his industry peers. His performances have taken him from the coffeehouses of the Greenwich Village folk scene, to country honky tonks, The Philadelphia Folk Festival, Big Sur Folk Festival, Monterey Pop Festival, The Willie Nelson Picnic, The Hollywood Bowl, and numerous radio and television appearances. Tom also sang the title song on the soundtrack album for the Mick Jagger movie “Ned Kelly”, a soundtrack which also featured Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, and Jagger himself.a there is a five dollar suggested donation.

All Welcome.  Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7pm.   This is a family-friendly evening of music and fun.   You will be able to purchase delicious snacks and beverages.

Mar 302017
 

woodchucks-revenge-promo-photoFormed in front of the fire on a winter’s night in 1990, Woodchucks’ Revenge brings together as a performing group three friends who have combined their lifelong love of music to offer their audiences an eclectic and refreshing mix of traditional and contemporary folksongs played with spirit and an old time country sensibility.

The Woodchucks’ repertoire, which has been described as encyclopedic, ranges from New England fiddle tunes to modern cowboy songs, from Irish ballads to 60’s folk, blues and bluegrass. Songs about Vermont, mountains, and life in New England are staple of the group’s performances, along with a healthy dose of humor and a small but growing number of originals.

The Woodchucks have performed throughout Vermont and the adjoining states and in Wyoming and Montana… at colleges and community events and festivals, in coffehouses and summer concert series, country fairs and bluegrass festivals as well as the New England Folk Festival (NEFFA), and the Northeast Music, Arts and Dance Festival (NOMAD). They have performed on Public Radio in Vermont and New York, as well as local access television. Their audiences have included students, seniors, visitors to Vermont, historical reenactors, and folk music fans of all ages.

All Welcome.  Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7.   This is a family-friendly evening of music and fun. There is no cost to enjoy the music, but there is a “free-will” offering and any money collected goes directly to support the featured performers..  You will be able to purchase delicious snacks and beverages.

Feb 012017
 

All Welcome.  Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7.   This is a family-friendly evening of music and fun. There is no cost to enjoy the music.  You will be able to purchase delicious snacks and beverages.  Feel free to bring your instrument(s) and your voice and be part of the fun.