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church http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/644/all en St. Stephen's ceiling repairs well under way http://addisonindependent.com/201401st-stephens-ceiling-repairs-well-under-way <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-21048" style="width: 155px;"><a href="/201401st-stephens-ceiling-repairs-well-under-way"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/StStephens9447.thumbnail.jpg" alt="StStephens9447.jpg" title="StStephens9447.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="155" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Caleb Burkle checks on the structural work being done in the space between the ceiling and the church’s roof. Independent photos/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Alex Munteanu </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Repairs to the ceiling in the worship hall at St. Stephen&rsquo;s Episcopal Church on the green in Middlebury are nearing completion.</p> <p> It was only a month ago on Dec. 5 when Liz Cleveland, coordinator for lectors and intercessors at the church, and St. Stephen&rsquo;s organist George Matthew were in the building discussing heating when they were interrupted by a loud noise from within the sanctuary: One of the beams supporting the ceiling had fallen.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21049">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201401st-stephens-ceiling-repairs-well-under-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury ceiling church Featured Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:28:13 +0000 Alex M 21049 at http://addisonindependent.com In 21st century, local churches learn new methods to connect http://addisonindependent.com/20130921st-century-local-churches-learn-new-methods-connect <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-19000" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/20130921st-century-local-churches-learn-new-methods-connect"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/NewHpastor_0003.thumbnail.jpg" alt="NewHpastor_0003.jpg" title="NewHpastor_0003.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE REV. ABBY Gackenheimer, part-time pastor at the New Haven Congregational Church, is among the younger generation of church leaders trying to make religion relevant to a contemporary congregation. Independent photo/Andrea Warren </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Luke Whelan </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; The Rev. Andrew Nagy-Benson, pastor of the Middlebury Congregational Church, considers his profession one of the dwindling &ldquo;generalist&rdquo; vocations in an age when experts and wonks reign supreme.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;Our currency is not in knowing everything about one thing, but knowing something about a lot of things, and more importantly, beyond knowledge, it&rsquo;s all about human connection,&rdquo; he said, sitting down in his spacious Charter House office.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19001">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/20130921st-century-local-churches-learn-new-methods-connect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County church Featured Nagy-Benson Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:47:16 +0000 Zach Despart 19001 at http://addisonindependent.com Vigne graduates from pew to pulpit http://addisonindependent.com/201203vigne-graduates-pew-pulpit <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10986" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201203vigne-graduates-pew-pulpit"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/baptistminister0706.thumbnail.jpg" alt="baptistminister0706.jpg" title="baptistminister0706.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GREG VIGNE has become interim pastor of the Memorial Baptist Church in Middlebury, where he and his family have worshipped for more than two decades. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Greg Vigne has intently listened to more than two decades of sermons from a spot in the pews at the Memorial Baptist Church of Middlebury.</p> <p> Now Vigne, 49, is learning to appreciate the view from the pulpit, as he is currently delivering sermons to is fellow parishioners.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10987">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203vigne-graduates-pew-pulpit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury church Memorial Baptist religion Thu, 01 Mar 2012 16:14:35 +0000 John Flowers 10987 at http://addisonindependent.com Repairs signal new era for historic Ripton church http://addisonindependent.com/201106repairs-signal-new-era-historic-ripton-church <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> RIPTON &mdash; The temporary din of hammering, scraping and painting will soon give way to the once-familiar sounds of orating and hymn singing at the Ripton Community Church (RCC), which is in the final phases of a multi-year project to restore the historic building&rsquo;s role in the town&rsquo;s spiritual and social fabric.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8241">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201106repairs-signal-new-era-historic-ripton-church" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ripton church Ripton Thu, 16 Jun 2011 16:00:16 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8241 at http://addisonindependent.com