Funeral Services – Marjorie Butler

PLAINFIELD –

Marjorie Ann Butler, 54, of Plainfield, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, March 15, 2015, from a long and courageous battle with cancer at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. Marjorie is survived by her loving husband, Bob, of 33 years. She is also survived by her two sons, Bryan Butler and Daniel Butler. Marjorie was born on June 27, 1960, at Ramey Air Force Base in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, to William and Marjorie Brooks. She grew up in Tampa, Florida, with her three brothers, Benjamin, Gregory and David. She graduated with honors from Robinson Senior High School in Tampa. Marjorie and Bob married July 24, 1981, at the former Ballast Point Baptist Church in Tampa. Together, they had two children whom Marjorie was very proud of. They moved to Plainfield, Vermont, in 2000 and have served together at Macedonia Baptist Church. Marjorie was a stay-at-home mom who enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, and serving others. She was a beautiful Christian woman whose love and faith in God was evident by the testimony she lived. The first memorial service for Marjorie will be held at Faith Community Church at 30 Jones Brothers Way, Barre, Vermont, on Friday, March 20, 2015, at 10 a.m. Public viewing hours will be held one hour prior to the service. There will be a reception following the service at Macedonia Baptist Church in Plainfield. The second memorial service will be held in Tampa, with a graveside service to follow.

Military Prayer Journal Project

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1210283309/military-prayer-journal

About this project  Support our Troops with the Gospel

Contact: toddgoulet@ne.rr.com

Military Prayer Journal

There is no question that our men and women serving in the US Military are facing growing challenges. Everything from extended or multiple deployments, challenging rules of engagement, PTSD, inadequate support when returning home, extended separation from their families and the list goes on.

Those who deploy have challenges finding Bibles or other materials durable enough to endure an extended deployment.  One active duty Infantryman said it this way;

“I need to go to the Chaplain before each deployment and grab as many bibles as I can carry, they just don’t last once we get into the field.” 

The Military Prayer Journal will be 100% no cost to our network of Military Chaplains.

As this prayer journal can be used in any condition and not deteriorate, it can be used and re-used year after year. At the end of the year, you can simply clean the pages and start again! The MERS (Multi-Environment Rewrite System) concept provides a rewritable medium that will not smear or wash away with water or sweat and can be erased completely with having the preprinted information removed.

The Military Prayer Journal is 100% designed, developed and created in the United States. Although the Military Prayer Journal is a new concept; the THULS Infinite Rewrite System is the most widely used within the Dept. of Defense. The designer of the platform is a former Marine Scout Swimmer who was frustrated with the lack of durable field books. This book can be submerged indefinitely without damaging the content or what you have written. The any-condition design makes the THULS platform perfect for the Gospel!

Your Support   Our goal with this Kickstarter campaign is to raise funds to continue the publishing R&D process, establish our non-profit standing and develop our web presence for future fund raising efforts. Our goal is to deliver thousands of these journals to willing Service members free of charge through their Chaplains by Q3 2015.

The end user of this prayer journal will pay nothing for it. The men and women serving in the military certainly deserve our prayer support, but we can also provide them with the essential tools needed to grow in Christ. As this journal is free to the Military Chaplains and active duty, the more money we can raise, the more journals we can print and ship.

Contents include;

  • A primer chapter that teaches the “basics” of the Christian faith.
  • 52 weeks of journaling space
  • 52 week Bible reading plan that will allow the user to read the entire Bible in one year.

Each week includes; Questions from the Protestant Catechisms, Old and New Testament scripture passages and inspirational quotes from military and spiritual leaders.

Project Development  We have invested the past few years developing the journal and invested in development of several prototypes. We have a final product that we are really happy with. The final prototype has seen snow, rain, subzero temps, mud, muck, swamps and all kinds of extremes that we could throw at it and just kept on smiling. Your support will help bring the first phase of this project over the finish line. We have a pipeline of waiting Chaplains.

 

Mission Critical Update   We have a Kickstarter Campaign live to support the work – would consider sharing the Kickstarter link on all your social media accounts and supporting the project financially?  This project will only be successful with your prayers and financial support!  May God richly bless you as you bless our men and women in the Military.

The Concept   The Military Prayer Journal is 100% designed, developed and created in the United States. Although the Military Prayer Journal is a new concept; the THULS Infinite Rewrite System is the most widely used within the Dept. of Defense. There are over 200k copies of THULS books in current use, in all conditions throughout the world.  The Military Prayer Journal has been developed for use by the armed forces. The pocket sized journal is designed specifically to help our soldiers grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Contents include;

  • A primer chapter that teaches the “basics” of the Christian faith.
  • 52 weeks of journaling space
  • 52 week Bible reading plan that will allow the user to read the entire Bible in one year.
  • Each week includes; Questions from the Protestant Catechisms, Old and New Testament scripture passages and inspirational quotes from military and spiritual leaders.

The Problem

“I need to go to the Chaplain before each deployment and grab as many bibles as I can carry, they just don’t last once we get into the field.”  Active Duty Soldier

All you need to do is watch the news to understand the struggles that our men and women in uniform face every day. From extended deployments, multiple deployments, extended time away from family, and all the challenges that come along with each, this journal helps to ground the user in the truth of God’s Word.

The Solution   As this book can be used in any condition and not deteriorate, this journal can be used and re-used year after year. At the end of the year, you can simply clean the pages and start again! The MERS (Multi-Environment Rewrite System) concept provides a rewritable medium that will not smear or wash away with water or sweat and can be erased completely with having the preprinted information removed.

Who is it for?

The purpose of this devotional is to teach soldiers, even the very young in Christ, why and how to pray, and how to read the Bible. Our men and women in uniform will find this supplement to their bible a useful tool to help them in their study, prayer and growth in Christ. To that end we have provided a weekly devotional that includes prayer topics, scripture, and thoughts for meditation and area to journal each week.

Who are you?   Rev. Todd Goulet is a graduate of both Liberty University and Union University. In partnership with active duty and retired military members, he compiled and wrote the content of the prayer journal.

How can I help?

  1. Pray for this project.
  2. Financial Support – our goal is to raise 1.5 Million over the next 18 months to supply the journal to thousands of waiting and willing soldiers.
  3. Spread the word!

Contact: toddgoulet@ne.rr.com

 

Pastor Needed: Bi-vocational, Full Time. $21,000 annually

New Life Community Church is a Southern Baptist Church that started in Northfield in 2008. Our purpose is to see that all people grow in their relationship with God. We are located in the Green Mountains of Vermont and our town is also home to Norwich University—the birthplace of ROTC.  We are seeking a committed pastor to work with the leadership of the church to do the following:

  • Proclaim God’s Word in weekly worship services and in community outreaches
  • Provide pastoral care and counseling
  • Set the example of a man of prayer
  • Organize and encourage the church body to use their gifts in ministry
  • Be integrated with the Northfield community
  • Advance our small group ministries
  • Be an exceptional steward of church resources

The ideal candidate will be responsible for taking a thriving church of a diverse membership body to the next level in a Gospel adverse area, which is ripe for harvest.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be a spirit filled man of God that meets the requirements for pastoral leadership as outlined in 1 Timothy 3: 1-7  and Titus 1:5-9
  • Be ordained and some seminary education is preferred
  • Some ministry leadership and organizational experience is preferred
  • Demonstrated heart for evangelism and disciple making

    This is a full time bi-vocational position, where the pastor would be free to pursue secondary employment which supplements his income without disrupting the duties as pastor of our church. It is the goal of the church to see this position fully funded by the congregation in the near future.  If you are interested in joining our community and pastoring our church, please visit our website at http://www.newlifevt.com/and send your resume, with cover letter to pastorsearch@newlifevt.com.

JOB OPENING – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GMBA

The Green Mountain Baptist Association has re-opened its search for an Executive Director (formerly Director of Missions).  The GMBA is a rapidly growing State Association that covers all of Vermont.  With the help of the North American Mission Board we are experiencing unprecedented growth.  This year we are anticipating adding as many as 11 new churches to our 34 existing churches in our association.  For the past two years we have operated with a team approach consisting of three Co-Directors, four Officers, and six Mission Service Corp volunteer missionaries.  We are open to restructuring under new leadership and we are willing to work with new ideas.  While remuneration will be limited at the start we all see unlimited possibilities for the future. Please send your resume’ or contact us at: gmbaoffice@gmail.com.

The ideal candidate will have:

A Minimum of five years pastoral experience,

Experience working with churches and organizations within the SBC.

Administrative gifts to oversee the daily operations of the GMBA.

Organizational gifts to help lead our association through this time of rapid growth.

Flexibility to work with teams and people from varying backgrounds.

Fund raising skills to meet his own needs as well as those of the GMBA.

Willingness and ability to network with other SBC churches & states.

Communication skills to keep the churches of the GMBA informed & involved.

Faith Community Church Encouraged By Seven52

Bible

Faith Community Church, Barre was encouraged by Pastor Matt Dunavant to participate in Seven52, a program to read through the New Testament in 2014. The pastor distributed a schedule of readings for each day, included an  introduction to each book and a list of questions to consider or to discuss if families were reading together. Enthusiasm is high!  One member said that she normally didn’t read the Bible every day but she has discovered it is wonderful to spend time with God daily.

Annual Christmas Hymn Sing A Success In Montpelier

On Sunday evening, December 8th, the Green Mountain Baptist association celebrated our Annual Christmas Hymn Sing at the Resurrection Baptist Church in Montpelier.

Hymn-Sing

Hymn-Sing-Service

While Russ Rathier led us in this time of celebration and fellowship a good portion of the service was led by Joe Wilson a full time lawyer and part time performing singer from  Mississippi. His rich bass voice and wonderful talent will be remembered for a long time.  In addition performances by members from Washington BC, Resurrection BC, East Montpelier BC were greatly enjoyed. The evening ended with a delicious buffet of sandwiches, vegetables, and cookies. Many thanks to the Resurrection BC and Russ Rather for their efforts in hosting this event.

Christmas Musical In Middlebury, VT

Grace Baptist Church, Middlebury preformed the Christmas Musical “One Small Child” on Saturday Evening, December 7th.

Christmas Musical

Christmas Musical Dinner

While we were all anxious that none of the people we had invited would attend we were surprised to discover that many from our community came to enjoy the show and share a ham dinner with us afterwards. This was the first time that we put on an event without paying for radio or newspaper advertising but relied solely on personal invitations from individual members of the congregation. To our surprise more than 50 people were in attendance.

Parsonage Update: Faith Christian Fellowship July 26, 2013

Pownal, Vermont

Parsonage

Special Thanks to our Mission Teams:

Foundation Installation – Gary Holland
Windy Gap Baptist Church – Franklin, NC

Walls and Roof Framed – Bryan Jackson
Buncombe Baptist Association – Asheville, NC

Vacation Bible School & Parsonage work – Rev. Rick Brewer
Main Street Baptist Church, Spindale, NC

Carpenters Hands – Mike Nelson
Mud Creek Baptist Church, Hendersonville, NC
Three Weeks- Windows, Siding, Roofing

Dry Ponds Baptist Church – Dr. Rick Crouse
Foundation stone, clean up

Foundation

Special Thanks to our Special Friends:
Steve & Nellene Carter – Mission Team Coordinators
The Hoover Family
Special Neighbors – Fran & Bernie Snide and family – Rick, Dawn, Carrie
Jeff Manny – Efficiency Vermont
Pete Olney, Matt Jakubowski – VT State Fire Marshalls
Mike Snide & Steve Carter – Stair assembly
Aaron & Joe Frey – Video publicity and music
Renee Gordon – Accounting for FCF

Parsonage Update

Parsonage-Update

Special Thanks to our Suppliers:
Tom Kupiec & the gang at Greenberg’s – Bennington, Vermont
Andy Ray – Alpha & Omega Transportation – Fairview, NC
Lester Blackwell Ferguson Enterprises – Asheville, NC
John Howell – Best Distributing – Asheville, NC
Ken Sutton – Tucker Materials – Fletcher, NC
Dan Hinkle – Blue Ridge Building Components – Dana, NC
Doug Harkins – Spring Mountain Electric – Fairview, NC
John Carpenter – EZ Way Rental – Bennington, VT

Special Thanks to our Local Subcontractors:
Terry Rousseau – Concrete Finishing – N. Bennington, VT
Steve Tatro – Concrete stamps – Bennington, VT
Josh Kurtz – Kurtz Excavating – Shaftsbury, VT
Chris Ponessi – Speath Engineering – Dorset, VT
Dave & Brad Hayden, Dave Guetti – Hayden Plumbing & Heating – Bennington, VT
Don Betit- Betit Electric – Bennington, VT
Dave Schueler – North Country Overhead Door – Bennington, VT
Gary Thomas – Lonergan & Thomas Insurance – Bennington, VT

Parsonage-Update

Parsonage

Parsonage

Continue to pray as we seek to complete this project: 
Air Sealing, Insulating, Sheetrock install & finish, interior doors & trim, and Kitchen install

 

Mission Service Corp Retreat in York, Maine

Thanks to the efforts of John & Anne Scoggins the 2013 MSC Retreat was a great blessing!
The two day retreat in York, ME was well represented by Vermont, as… Dwain & Sarah Killough, Jerry & Cheryl Frey, Johnnie & Lahoma Loar, Frank & Terry Rothe, Doug & Carol Parker all attended. The accommodations were great at the Union Bluff hotel. The Lord is doing great things in New England! It was great to spend time in prayer and hearing the reports of those who serve in various ministries.

Frank and Terry Rothe

Frank and Terry Rothe enjoy breakfast.

Nubble Light House at York, ME

Nubble Light House at York, ME