Churches, Synagogues, and Spiritual Groups

We are most grateful to the members of the following churches and synagogues in our area for their generous support.  Each congregation included on this list has partnered with Habitat by sending groups of volunteers to help with construction, by making a cash contribution, or by hosting the Global Village teams or some combination of all three. 

Christian Missionary Alliance Church
Christ Our Savior Parish
Congregational Church - UCC - North Bennington
Federated Church of East Arlington
First Congregational Church - Manchester
First Baptist Church - Bennington
First Baptist Church - Manchester
First Baptist Church - South Londonderry
First United Methodist Church - Shaftsbury

Israel Congregation
New Canaan Society

North Bennington Baptist Church

Old First Congregational Church - Bennington
Peru Congregational Church
Rupert Congregational Church
Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Salles
Sandgate Methodist Church
St Jerome Catholic Church
St James Episcopal Church

St. John the Baptist Church
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Second Congregational Church
Temple Beth El
United Church of Dorset and East Rupert UCC
Zion Episcopal Church


Christian Missionary Alliance Church


Members of the Missionary Alliance Church were a great help with the home we built with Cindy Drake and her family in Shaftsbury.  Cindy is a member of the congregation.

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Pastor Ed Blue - working on the trim boards on the Silver Street home in Bennington July 21, 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

Pastor Edward Blue
Missionary Alliance Church.
198 Crescent Blvd
Bennington, VT 05201

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Christ Our Savior Parish

Father Thomas Mattison
Christ our Saviour Parrish
398 Bonnet St.
Manchester Center, VT 05255
Phone: (802) 362-1380
Fax: (802) 366-1168

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Congregational Church - UCC - North Bennington

Rev. Penny Rich Smith
Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
P.O. Box 248
North Bennington, VT 05257

www.church-of-christ.net

(802) 442-5161

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Federated Church of East Arlington

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We are most grateful to the members of the Federated Church for their support and for allowing us to have many of our meetings at their church.

On April 24, 2010 the Men's Fellowship sponsored an Italian dinner with the proceeds of $1,000 going to Habitat.   This evening included great food, good company, and was a fun way to further Habitat's work.   

Reverend Katherine Clark
Ice Pond Road
East Arlington, VT 05252
802-375-2548
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First Baptist Church of Bennington

The Rev. Jerrod H. Hugenot, Minister
First Baptist Church of Bennington
601 Main St.
Bennington, VT 05201

802-442-2105 - office
802-447-2287 - parsonage

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First Baptist Church - Manchester

We are most grateful to Martha Thompson, Rev. Bob Carpenter, and the members of the First Baptist Church for hosting a delicious dinner for the Global Village team on Tuesday evening, October 17, 2006 and for inviting us back to make a presentation about Habitat to members of the church on Sunday, October 22nd. The church also provided a lunch for the Global Village Team in the spring of 2008, and a group worked on the West Rupert home in the spring of 2008.

Russ and Bryan left and Dottie right.

Rev. Bob Carpenter
Bryan Richheimer
First Baptist Church
Main and Bonnet Streets
Manchester, VT 05255
802-362-1555

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First Baptist Church of South Londonderry - "A Community Church"

The Londonderry Junior High Youth Group demonstrated their commitment to the community by spending part of their spring break in April of 2006 doing yard work in the area to raise funds for the home that will be built in Winhall - starting in mid August 2006. They plan to come to the site this some day this fall and will help with the construction.

We are most grateful to Rev. Hamblett and the members of the church for providing a delicious lunch for the Global Village team during their visit - October 16, 2006.

Rev. Malcolm Hamblett
P.O. Box 278
South Londonderry, VT 05155
802-824-4066

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First Congregational Church - Manchester

Our vibrant congregation welcomes you to worship with us and to take part in our many activities. We are followers of Jesus Christ who seek to emulate His way, truth and life in the world. We are a diverse community of faith, drawing together folk from many religious traditions and various parts of the country. At present we have over 250 adult members and 50 children. We offer children's programming throughout the year, including nursery care, Sunday school and fellowship groups for our 5th -12th graders.

We are most grateful to the church for allowing us to host the farewell dinner and celebration that concluded the Global Village week (October 15 - 22, 2006). It was a perfect setting and was much appreciated. We are also thankful to the church for allowing us to use a room for our monthly board meetings. In early June, the church hosted Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity. Many of our volunteers were inspired to hear him speak and to meet him.

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A group from the church worked on the Silver Street home on July 21, 2010.  They insulated the bathroom and put strapping on the exterior walls of the south bedroom.  They did a great job, and we greatly appreciate their help.

The team had a great day!  And it was fine if some of us were "hanging out" while others toiled!  We all had a great day and will come back for more, for sure!  - Tammy White

 

Route 7A
P.O. Box 588
Manchester, VT 05254

(802) 362-2709
www.firstcongregationalmanchester.org
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Office hours Monday - Thursday from 8:30 to 4:30 - closed Fridays.

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First United Methodist Church - Shaftsbury

RR2, PO Box 422A
Shaftsbury, VT 05262

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Israel Congregation

We are most grateful to the members of the Israel Congregation for hosting the Global Village team for dinner on Friday, October 20, 2006 of the week of their visit.

Rabbi David Novak
6025 Main Street (Rte. 7A)
Manchester Center, VT 05255
802-362-4578
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New Canaan Society - a Faithful presence in the Northshire

What started as a small, loosely organized men’s group, the New Canaan Society is making a strong foothold in the Manchester area. In June of 2010, this Christian-based brotherhood was established in earnest as NCS Manchester, The Green Mountain Boys. 

“Our goal is simple.” said Ramsay Gourd, member & treasurer. “To support one another and explore what it means to be a Christian man and to live as such in a community.” NCS is not a church group or a bible study. It is an international organization that is not affiliated with any specific denomination.

7-10-10-gourd-group3While each of its members is an active contributor to the community, the group looks forward to establishing a greater “faithful presence” through its combined efforts.  Recently, seven of these Green Mountain Boys spent a
rainy day on a Habitat for Humanity build in Bennington.  The men who worked the build were so invigorated by it,
they are planning to make this a regular event. 

The Green Mountain Boys meet every other Friday morning at 62 Highland Ave. in Manchester.  To learn more about the New Canaan Society or see the NCS Manchester schedule, visit: http://www.newcanaansociety.org or http://ncsmanchester.blogspot.com.

Contact:
Louis Midura (802) 375-2387 or
Ramsay Gourd (802) 384-7268

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North Bennington Baptist Church

17 Church Street
North Bennington, VT 05257

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Old First Congregational Church - Bennington
Volunteers from the Old First Church have helped with several of our homes.

8-27-10-Old-First-ChurchIn August a group from Old First Church helped put up sheetrock and
insulation in the ceiling.


Above center - East Arlington. taken in July 2007 at the Rupert home. Led by Pastor Scott Barton and Mike Briggs, this group spend three full days working on that home. they did a great job - a perfect example of putting faith into action!

Left - fixing the deck. Right - Mike Briggs

Ken Clarke, Pastor
P.O. Box 248
North Bennington, VT 05257
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Peru Congregational Church
Peru, Vermont 05152

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Rupert Congregational Church

Pastor Mary Beth Hutchinson
2890 Route 153
P.O. Box 87
Rupert, VT 05768
802-394-2501

Mary Beth Hutchinson led the dedication of the Lewis home in August of 2007.

 

 

 

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Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales
Roman Catholic Church

We are most grateful for the generous support through the House Bank program - a most creative way to support our work.

A group from Sacred Heart helped build the North Bennington home on May 30, 2009. They did a great job - and with their help - we put up the first two walls.

 

 

 


Another group from Sacred Heart helped build the Silver Street home on July 31, 2010.  sacred-heart-group2-web
They helped with the fascia, and the strapping in preparation for the siding. 


Contact Information

238 West Main Street, Bennington, VT  05201
Phone (802) 442-3141 ~ Fax (802) 442-3142
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:a.m.to Noon
and 1:00-4:30 PM


Rev. James Preskenis, c.s.c., Pastor

Rev. Vincent Coppola, c.s.c, Associate Pastor

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Sandgate Methodist Church

Kathleen Persnonette
Sandgate, VT 05250

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St Jerome Catholic Church

398 Bonnet St.
Manchester, VT 05255

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Rector the Rev. Scott Neal
46 Church Street
P.O. Box 25
Arlington, VT 05250
802-375-1265
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Secretary - Kelly Stork
Mary Ann Mento - Habitat Contact
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www.stjamesarlington.org

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St. John the Baptist Church

P.O. Box 219
North Bennington, VT 05257

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St. Luke's Episcopal Church

In 2013, St. Luke's made a contribution in support of our work in Vermont.  We are most grateful for their generous support and hope that members of St. Luke's will schedule a group build day. 

Clergy:  The Rev. Carole Wageman, Interim Rector

Website:  http://www.stlukesepiscopalvt.org/

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Phone:  802-875-6000

Diocese:  Vermont

313 Main Street

Chester, VT 05143 

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Second Congregational Church

Rev. Mary Lee Clark
P.O. Box 465
Bennington, VT 05201

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Led my Pastor, Mary Lee Clark, members of the church have been active as leaders and builders from the time our affiliate was founded. Pastor Clark was a member of the founding board of directors, and she served as the president of the board for a number of years. She currently serves on the Advisory Board. Each year the congregation makes a generous financial contribution to our affiliate. We are most appreciative of the leadership role that Pastor Clark and members of her congregation have played in our success.

 

A group from the Second Congregation Church helped with the North Bennington home on Saturday, September 12, 2009.

 


They did a great job, helping with the sheet rock and varnishing the trim boards. They also dug away the dirt near to the foundation, making it easier for the stucco to be applied.

 

 

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Temple Beth El

255 North Street
Bennington, VT 05250

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United Church of Dorset and East Rupert UCC

 

Members of the Dorset Church helped with the Winhall home on Saturday, November 11th (photo montage above). They brought trim boards that had been cut to fit and had been routed by a group from the church before in Brian DeCesare's workshop. They did a great job.

Members of the Dorset Church helped build the home in East Arlington (above right) in December of 2004.

A group from the church helped with the Rupert home in June 2007.

We are most grateful to Rev. Gray and to the members of the Dorset Church for all the help they gave us in hosting the Global Village team during the week of October 15 to 22 2006. Rev. Gray led the group on a special hike on Wednesday afternoon. And we used the church van to transport the team to and from the Winhall site. They helped again in the spring of 2007 and 2008.

Rev. James Gray
P.O. Box 263
Dorset, VT 05251

www.church-of-christ.net
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Zion Episcopal Church

Rev. John Mitchell
P.O. Box 717
Manchester Center, VT 05255

On September 14, 2006, Lou Midura, liaison to the Habitat Faith Relations Committee for the Zion Church, brought a crew of three others from Midura Builders and they volunteered their time to put the plywood and felt on the roof. They accomplished a lot in half a day and made a tremendous contribution for which we are most thankful

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are most grateful to the members of the Zion Episcopal Church for hosting a delicious dinner for the Global Village team on Monday evening, October 16, 2006 and for helping out again with the Global Village teams in the spring of 2007 and 2008.

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New Canaan Society