Our Lady of Mt. Carmel/St. Jude’s Catholic churches and Charlotte Congregational Church, UCC Advent & Christmas Events.
Bishop Christopher Coyne, who leads the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington, last week released the names of 40 priests who “had credible allegations of sexual abuse filed against them by victims who were under the age of 18 at the time of the incident.” Included in that list was Monsignor Edward J. Gelineau, who served as the pastor at Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Spear Street in Charlotte from 1976 to 1990.
I moved to Charlotte with my family at the end of August 2017 from Underhill, Vermont. Since moving, I have regularly experienced something that others in Charlotte may find familiar. Not every day, but definitely every week, when I tell someone that I live in Charlotte the response I get is some form of, “Oooh, Charloooootte!” (as eyebrows raise). Why?
Are you raising a teenager? Do you have the skills and tools that you need to stay on course, especially during the inescapable and often unpredictable challenges that parenting brings?
On December 17 six members of the junior youth group at the Charlotte Congregational Church packed care packages and distributed them on Church Street in Burlington. The care packages consisted of socks, hats, food and first aid kits. For us, it was an experience to expand our comfort zones and give some love to people who needed it.
Sundays, Dec. 3 through 24, at 10 a.m.
Worship services and lighting the Advent wreath – Messiah Sing, Dec. 3, 4 to 5 p.m. Musicians from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and the Burlington Chamber Orchestra will gather at the Charlotte Congregational Church for a rendition of Handel’s Messiah.
The Charlotte Congregational Church has a new senior pastor, Rev. Kevin Goldenbogen.