Weekly News for January 27, 2016

Annual Congregational Meeting

The Annual Congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, February 7th directly following worship. Please plan to attend.

Super Bowl Sub Sale

Christian Education will be having a Super Bowl Sunday Sub sale this year. Look for the order sheet in the Gathering Space. Subs will be $5.00 each and will consist of ham, cheese, tomatoes, pickles and olives on a roll. Special orders don’t upset us! Subs will be ready for pick up after church on Sunday, February 7. Proceeds will benefit the Pilgrim Lodge Scholarship program.

Snow Removal

The Strawbridge/Wright family is looking for snow removal coverage for March 17 through the 27th. They volunteered this year to clear the 7 exits, oil and propane tanks, etc. after each snow event. If you are interested in covering this time please contact Kristi at klwright72@gmail.com or 522-2607. Thank you!

EMAIL CHANGE (NEW!)

Please change the following email address in your directories: Norm Smith from nsmith2@maine.rr.com to smithnorman325@gmail.com

Save the Week of February 8, 2015, for Building Chicken Pies

The February 12th CHICKEN PIE SALE is a significant fund-raiser for our church, which helps us, in turn, be able to give back to the community at large…it’s a win-win! We have many enthusiastic patrons who have already ordered our delicious chicken pies and incomparable gravy.

Now we need enthusiastic volunteers who would like to be part of a fun-loving team to create 400 chicken pies! Bring a friend along, too.

Please block out these dates in your 2016 calendars:

– February 8, Monday: weigh and create dough balls at 10:30 am

– February 9, Tuesday: pick chicken at 1:00 pm

– February 11, Thursday: roll pie bottoms at 8:30 am

– February 12, Friday: roll pie tops at 8:30 am and assemble those yummy chicken pies to be boxed and sold from 2:00-5:30 pm.

Also during that week, we’re looking for volunteers to perform other tasks, such as building the pie boxes and cutting up frozen chicken from Sysco.

Thank you in advance for blocking out the week of February 8-12. We sincerely appreciate any and all help you can give. Just the aromas in the kitchen will be enough to cheer you up during this bleak time of year…to say nothing of the fellowship we’ll all enjoy!

~Mark Heath and Pam Ames

Ash Wednesday Services

There will be two Ash Wednesday services on February 10th. 12 noon – Imposition of Ashes and 6:00 pm- Family Service. Both will take place in the sanctuary.

RADA

We have a good stock of the most popular Rada items still available for purchase in a basket in the office. If you are interested in items that we do not have, please check out the catalog — we can order items when we have sold enough to restock. Payment may be put in the Women’s Fellowship box. Checks may be written out to NYCC/WF. This will be an ongoing fundraiser for Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday Gals. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Whittier.

Here is what we have available in the office:

Regular Paring knives
Super Paring knives
Slicers
Peelers
Party Spreaders
Spatulas
Tomato Slicers
10” Bread Slicers
Stubby Butcher

Pet Place Pantry Needs

Dry Dog Food

Dry Cat Food

Kitty Litter

Food Pantry Needs
Greetings and Happy New Year to all of you,

I hope you all had a joy full holiday season. I always look forward to the holidays and family but am always glad when it is over as well. We anticipate a busy winter season at the pantry. Winter is hard on our clients, trying to heat their homes as well as feed their families. As always we have some empty spots on our shelves and we are hoping you can help.

jam/jellies
canned fruit – peaches, pears, pineapple, mandarin oranges
baked beans
vegetable oil
soups – beef, chowders
boxed macaroni and cheese
spaghettios
hamburger helper
pancake mix
pancake syrup
coffee
condiments – mayonnaise, ketchup, salad dressing
dish detergent
personal hygiene items
cleaning supplies

We appreciate and value all your support and help. It truly is a community effort.

Donations may be dropped off at the church and will be taken to the pantry. Thank you.
Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 27 – Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, February 3– Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday Girls – 10:00 am

Friday, February 5 – Friday Lunch – 11:30-1:00 am

Sunday, February 7 – Annual Congregational Meeting – Following Worship Service

Sunday, February 7 – Super Bowl Sub Sale following Worship Service/Annual Meeting

Wednesday, February 11 – Intergenerational Ash Wednesday Service

Friday, February 12 – Chicken Pie Sale – 2:30-5:30 pm.

Saturday, February 13 – Pet Place Pantry – 9:00-10:00 am.

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