FIRST BAPTIST TO EXPLORE COMMUNITY NEEDS WITH LOCAL RABBI
The public is invited to hear Rabbi Howard Cohen, rabbi emeritus of Congregation Beth El, during the July 30, 2006, worship service of the First Baptist Church of Bennington, Vermont. The church is located at 601 Main Street. Service is at 9:30 AM, and childcare is provided.
Rabbi Cohen will address how faith communities play a vital role in addressing social needs, particularly here in Bennington. Cohen brings a wealth of experience, serving as prominent religious leader in civic and social matters, manager of the Bennington Clergy Food and Fuel Fund, and chaplain of the local fire department. The Rev. Jerrod H. Hugenot, intentional interim minister at First Baptist, notes, "Rabbi Cohen's time at Congregation Beth El and as a community leader demonstrates a fruitful way for faith communities and their adherents to tend the ongoing needs of Bennington."
If you are unable to attend the July 30th worship service, you are invited to view Cohen's remarks when CA-TV rebroadcasts the worship service later in the week (Fridays, 2 PM and 9 PM; Sundays, 11:30 AM, and Tuesday, 6 AM). Those without access to CA-TV may request DVDs by contacting the church office at (802) 442-2105 or via email, firstname.lastname@example.org
The First Baptist Church is a congregation affiliated with the American Baptist Churches/USA and the Bennington area Interfaith Council. Learn more about the church at its new website: www.fbcbennington.squarespace.com