David B. Kelley, 94, formerly of Westview Meadows and most recently of Cedar Hill Community Care Home in Windsor, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. David was born on Nov. 8, 1926, in Salisbury, New York, the son of Wesley and Edna (Rands) Kelley. He graduated from Dolgeville High School. On Feb. 8, 1945, David enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served during World War II, until his honorable discharge in December 1946. After his military service, He attended and graduated Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. On Oct. 4, 1952, he married the love of his life, Wilma Stegeman. He moved Wilma and their family to eight states before ending up in Vermont in 1971.They enjoyed 64 years marriage until her passing on March 3, 2017. He enjoyed being active with many years of square dancing and outdoor activities, like skiing and biking. He traveled the world with Wilma, including doing volunteer work in Brazil and taking their grandchildren on elder hostels in the western states. David worked as a highway engineer for both the Federal Highway Administration and the State of Vermont for more than 35 years. Upon retirement, David could be found keeping busy at the Trinity United Methodist Church, helping with any and all things for his church community, from cooking and shopping for the community lunch to painting windows and doing repairs. His memberships included Trinity United Methodist Church, Montpelier Rotary Club, American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers and Tau Beta Pi. Survivors include his children, Susan EK Scotti of North Kingston, Rhode Island; Ronald G. Kelley of West Townsend; and Richard W. Kelley of Shelburne; grandchildren, Jonathan Kelley, Bonnie Kelley, Lauren Kelley, Bethany Scotti and Eric Scotti. He was predeceased by his siblings, Sarah Lay, Eleanor M. Shea and Warren E. Kelley. Services will be held privately, however a public memorial service will be held at a future date. Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 137 Main St., Montpelier, VT 05602.
TRINITY BELLS FOR DAVID KELLEY'S MEMORIAL SERVICE
Michael Loris will play the bells on the 25th, beginning at 1:30.
CENTRAL VERMONT HUB KIT PARTY
Saturday, May 21, 9AM to NOON or when finished
Trinity UMC (137 Main Street, Montplelier, VT) Fellowship Hall
Items in need:
We have sufficient supplies of the other normal items.
We have enough supplies to assemble a dozen or so School Kits, except we need 15 packages of loose-leaf paper - 100 - 200 page packets are ok; Wide or college rule are accepted
Items can be delivered during church office hours which are Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Donations will also be accepted on Sunday mornings at church.
On May 1, 2022, TUMC joined others in the United Methodist Church to celebrate Native American Ministries Sunday. Here's the video mentioned during Rev. Jill Colley Robinson's sermon, put together by the Conference Committee on Native American Ministry (CONAM).
Watch the video and wear RED on May 5th to honor Missing or Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
NAMS Special Offering link: ResourceUMC.org/SSGive
"The Stations of the Cross"
Good Friday Prayer Walk
Friday, April 15, 2022
Sanctuary open from noon - 6pm
Come and spend as much or little time as you need in this self-guided prayer walk
A Service of Prayer and Holy Communion for Maundy Thursday
April 14th, 2022
TUMC Fellowship Hall
Lighting seven candles in response to the seven actions according to the narrative in John 13.
We are reminded of the presence of light even in the darkness of the eve of Good Friday.
"Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar intends to appoint Pastor Sinu Je as pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Montpelier, VT effective July 1, 2022 and subject to the fulfillment of all of the requirements needed for a successful transition by the pastor and the respective churches affected by the appointment."
Due to the rain shower this weekend,
the Trinity United Methodist Church & Anderbell Acres 2nd annual Easter Egg Fun Find
has been rescheduled to
Sunday, April 17 at 11 a.m. (immediately after Easter Sunday Service) at the church
RSVP required at email@example.com to make sure we have enough hidden treats!
Saint Patrick's Day Tower Bells
Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 11:58 a.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 137 Main St., Montpelier, Vermont
Michael Loris plays the unrestored 1908 ten-bell chime and the 1872 bass (or bourdon) bell
A Solemn Start
1. Ukraine Has Not Perished - The Ukrainian national anthem, followed by tolling 12 o'clock noon on the heaviest bell (2,552 lb.), celebrating its 150th birthday this year.
2. Jim Jones (Australian folk tune). "Come and listen for a moment, lads, and hear me tell my tale, / how across the sea from England I was condemned to sail. / Well, the jury found me guilty and then the judge, says he, / 'Oh for life I'm sending you, Jim Jones, across the stormy sea. / But take a tip before you ship to join the iron gang, / Don't get too gay in Botany Bay or else you'll surely hang. / Or else, you'll surely hang', says he, 'and after that, Jim Jones, / oh, it's high upon the gallows tree the crows will pick your bones.'" His crime? Poaching.
3. An Irish Lullaby
4. Bedlam Boys
5. Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral (Irish Lullaby)
6. Irish Girl
7. When Irish Eyes are Smiling
8. The Last Rose of Summer
9. That Tumble-down Shack in Athlone
10. Saint Patrick's Day (Jig)
11. Irish Washerwoman (Jig medley)
12. Clancy Lowered the Boom
13. Saint Patrick's An Dro
14. Macnamara's Band
15. Danny Boy
16. Matt Casey Formed a Social Club (The girl with the strawberry curl)
A Solemn Closing
17. Healing Bells - The final piece was written in 2020 by two Dutch composers; it is based on the Ukrainian folk song of the same name. The bells alternate between sad (and being sick with Covid) and making crashing noises symbolizing the destruction of the virus. It ends quietly, sounding the death knell of the pandemic.
Additional bell recitals planned for 2022 include Palm, Easter, and Pentecost Sundays; Memorial Day, Independence Day, foliage season (TBA), Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and for the 12th consecutive year, the Advent and Christmas seasons.
(photo by Amanda Frank, www.unsplash.com)
This year’s Ash Wednesday service with imposition of ashes and communion will be both in-person and online (TUMC’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TrinityUMCMontpelier)
The liturgy for the service is adapted from Thom Shuman’s “You Mark Us as Your Own: An Ash Wednesday evening service in a time of pandemic” published by Wild Goose Publications, www.ionabooks.com