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Write about services and such here. This is what we do.

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We celebrate our role as community meeting space. Our church building is home for a range of community groups – from the CIDER senior meals, to 4-H, Girls Scouts, Boys Scouts, arts classes,support groups, VNA health clinics and Red Cross blood drives. The Community Chorus rehearses and performs he as do many other music groups. There is always something happening!

About our Food Programs

We care about feeding people.

Food for Thought

Community Meals

Hunger Coalition

About our Mission Programs

We are updating information about these programs.

Our Adult Ed activities

Activities change based on the interests of those attending. In the past

Our Programs for ChildreN

Children are a vital part of this community! Church School runs through the school year for ages 5 +, with a staffed nursery available for younger children. The youth group meets monthly and there is a children’s choir . Vacation Bible School is a highlight of each summer ( families schedule their annual visits to grandparents to coincide with the week of VBS. Our young people serve as acolytes, ushers and liturgists in worship as we learn together.

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Our Staff

Great people work here.

Reverend Cordelia Burpee

Rev. Cordelia Burpee has been pastor of the Congregational Church of South Hero since September 2010. Prior to entering the ministry she worked for the Illinois Arts Council and several community organizations in Illinois and Ohio. For several years Rev Burpee was in charge of Young Adult programs for the Public Library of Mount Vernon, Ohio and a storyteller. She has a MDiv from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio and a MA in Community Arts Administration from the University of Illinois, Springfield.

She loves being back in Northern New England where she grew up and has still many connections. She has two grown children, both musicians. Her interests include; science fiction in all its manifestations, yoga, storytelling, walking and reading about pretty much everything. She lives with Maggie, a tiny calico cat who remains intent on world domination.

Margaret Nowak began working at the church in 2004.  As office administrator she is responsible for a wide variety of managerial, technical, clerical and support tasks.  Margaret is the face of CCSH, creating a welcoming environment for those visiting and reaching out to our church.

Born in Vermont, her journey has included college graduation in the 1970s, marriage, three children and now grandchildren.  Margaret has resided in seven states with a varied career in clothing/textiles, stay at home mom, Scout leader, school volunteer, retail, banking, and eventually a return to Vermont as a caregiver for her mom. She enjoys vegetable gardening and cooking, reading and sewing . Recognizing the importance and need for community of family, friends and church, Margaret is dedicated to promoting the missions and goals of CCSH. 

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Who We Are

The Congregational Church of South Hero, U.C.C. embraces Jesus’ message that God loves and accepts every person.  God calls us to care for and meet people where they are as together we worship, rest in, and serve God

We are a congregation with a shared commitment to community, service, and welcome. We celebrate the gifts and questions of each person who enters our door as we seek – through worship and prayer, service and listening for God’s still speaking voice.   We are committed to the reconciliation of all persons as children of God and lovers of all creation.