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FIRST BAPTIST WELCOMES NEW PASTOR


The First Baptist Church of Manchester Center, VT is pleased to announce the arrival of our new Pastor, Rev. Rebecca Sommons, who will assume the pulpit at a Communion Worship Service on Sunday, August 7th at 10:30 am. Rev. Sommons is a recent graduate of Palmer Theological Seminary and was ordained through the sponsorship of the First Baptist Church of Lansdale, PA.


Rev. Rebecca will reside in Manchester Center with her husband, Matthew, a veteran of the United States Navy and a psychiatrist, and their two
daughters: Grace, who is an incoming freshman at Houghton College in Houghton, NY; and Natalie who will enter her sophomore year at Burr and Burton.


The First Baptist Church of Manchester Center, VT, an affiliate of the American Baptist Churches of the USA and the American Baptist Churches of VT and NH, was founded in 1781 and is the oldest congregation in the Town of Manchester. First Baptist Church is a faith community that believes in studying God's Word; sharing our gifts, graces and talents; and acting as Christ's compassionate servants in and to this world.


All are enthusiastically invited to join us in welcoming Rev. Sommons and her family to the Manchester community. The First Baptist Church is located on the corner of Main and Bonnet Streets at the roundabout in Manchester Center, VT.



Music Director



Jeff Linebeck
Jeff can be reached at the Church Phone 802.362.1555
or home at (802) 362-3796

Clerk


Martha Thompson
802.362.3473
Term ends January 2018
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Treasurer



Lisa Hess
802.362.3322

Term ends January 2018

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Church School Superintendent



 Maurie Hill 
802-362-3667

​Term ends January 2017

Auditor



Russ Taxter

802.362-2667

Term ends January 2018

"SpiritSpark" The First Baptist Newsletter:

Spiritspark Newsletter Update

From Glenna Taxter

In light of the fact that postage is increasing and with all other aspects of our lives becoming more costly, I would like to begin e-mailing SpiritSpark to those with e-mail addresses. So if you would either e-mail me your e-mail address or give it to me at church, I would appreciate it very much. If anyone has a list of them that they would share with me, I would appreciate that, also. Thank you for your cooperation.
Following is list of Board and Committees of the Church :

Diaconate






Carol Lattuga
802-362-3997
Term ends
Jan 2018



Linell Pike
802-362-3380
Jan 2021



Anna Ennis
802-375-6003
Jan 2021


Linda Hulett
802-362-1717

​Term ends
Jan. 2020

Paul Bauer
802-375-9938
 Term ends Jan 2020


Edith Sargood
802-362-2287
Jan 2019

Lindy Mylott 

802-645-9301
Term ends
Jan. 2018

Martha Bowen 

802-375-9366

​Term ends
Jan. 2019

Pastoral Relations


Lorraine Wilkins
802-645-9525
Jan 2019



Glenna Taxter

802-362-2667

Jan 2020

Edie Sargood

802-375-6342
Term ends
Jan. 2018

Mary & Martha FellowshipOfficers for 2014- 2015

Presidents Vice President
Lorraine Wilkins 645-9525 Lisa Towslee 362-3076

Treasurer Secretary
Lois Squires 362-1116 Martha Thompson 362-3473

Committee Chairs

Devotions/Love Gift Sunshine
Barb West 362-3329 Linda Hulett 362-1717

White Cross Flowers
Cathy Comar 362-1751 Martha Thompson 362-3473

Kitchen
Glenna Taxter 362-2667

Church Secretary

 
 

Moderator



Lorraine Wilkins
802.645.9525
Term ends January 2018
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Collector



Cathryn Comar
802.362.1751
Term ends January 2018

Click here for Duties of Officers

Fellowship Fund

Barb West 

802-362-3076
Term ends January 2018

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Public Relations



Martha Thompson
802.362.3473
 
Following is list of the committees of the church :

Christian Education




Holly O'Brien
802-362-1761
Term ends January 2020

 

Jenny Russell 

 802-753-6403

 Term ends January 2019 


Sharon MacFarlane

802-293-5567

Term ends January 2018
 

Prudential Committee




Jim Comar
802.362.1751
Term ends
January 2019


Jim Johnson
802.362.3039
Term ends
January 2019



Bryan Richheimer
802-375-1627
Jan 2020



Judy Koch

802-375-8378

Term ends Jan 2018


Matthew Sommons
802-362-5335
Term ends Jan 2020


Maurie Hill 
802-362-3667
​Term ends Jan. 2018

Missions Committee


Dottie Sundquist 
802-375-6127

Term ends
Jan. 2018
​​Caroline Kerson
802-768-8733
Term ends Jan. 2018



Jeff Linebeck
802-345-3799
term ends Jan 2019



​Barbara West
802-362-3329
Term ends Jan 2019


​Martha Thompson
802-362-3473
Term ends
Jan. 2020


​Lisa Towslee
802-362-3076
Term ends Jan 2020

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Russ Taxter
802.362.2667