Weekly News for April 6, 2016

Getting to Know You
Rev. Nancy’s next Getting to Know You session (Meet and Greet) will be held on Thursday, April 7at 11:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. Drop by if you can.

Missions Fundraiser CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE AND MORE CHOCOLATE!!

On May 1st 1:30-3:00 Missions is holding a fundraiser in conjunction with Wilbur’s Chocolates. For $20,00 you can sample all the chocolates you want. You will be given a bag to take some of your favorites home. This will be held in the Fellowship Hall. Bring family and friends. This is sure to be a good time. Tickets are being sold by members of the missions committee and they can be purchased at the door.

Spring Cleanup

Spring Cleanup for the church will take place on Saturday, April 30th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. We will be sprucing up the outside of the church grounds and taking off storm windows. Please plan on helping. Many hands make light work. Thank you

Old Fashioned Rummage and Tag Sale
Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday Gals are sponsoring an Old Fashioned Rummage and Tag Sale on Saturday, April 30, 9:00-1:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. We are accepting clean, undamaged, salable items such as: Clothing, shoes, books, dishes, knickknacks, housewares, linens, antiques, tools and complete games or puzzles. Please NO electronics, old phones, old small appliances or computers. Please have all your items dropped off by April 26. If you have any questions please contact Kathy Whittier at 829-3905.

A Story of Redemption!  Continues..

Hi everyone! Through the South Portland Congregational Church’s youth group, Josh Brobst will be going to the UCC National Youth Event to be held in July. Josh is planning on -and looking forward to – sharing his experience with the church and what he learned about his faith, social justice, and church youth leadership. He, along with others, has been working hard to raise money. One of the things he has been doing is collecting returnables for money. He is wondering if anyone would have any bottles they would be willing to donate to his fundraising efforts. If so, you can call his Mom at 440-0494 or email her brobstsara@gmail.com and she will arrange to pick up the bottles. Thank you.

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 to all of you,

We are enjoying a nice mild winter so far. No major dumps of snow and no bitter cold temps. I am thankful.
The pantry continues to be busy. Yesterday we was not a record day but we were very busy. I am so grateful that we can help those people that need the help.
This months needs are as follows:

canned fruit
baked beans
jam/jellies
tuna fish
salad oil
chowders
beef soups
boxed mac and cheese
hamburger helper
spaghettios
spaghetti noodles -not whole wheat
spaghetti sauce
condiments – mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, mustard
toilet paper
paper towels
personal hygiene items

We continue to be thankful for all your support and donations. It truly is a community pantry.
Donations may be dropped off at the church and will be taken to the pantry. Thank you.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 6– Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm.

Thursday, April 7 – Meet and Greet with Rev Nancy-11:00 am

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

Sunday, April 10 – Trustees – 10:45 am

Sunday, April 10 – Missions – 11:00 am

Sunday, April 10 – Music Festival – Tuttle Rd Church-3:00 pm

Tuesday, April 12 – Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am

Monday, April 18 – Patriots’ Day – Office Closed

Saturday, April 30 – Rummage Sale – 9:00-1:00 pm

Saturday, April 30 – Spring Clean up – 2:00-5:00 pm

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