Weekly News for May 3, 2017

Friday Lunch
Our next Friday Lunch will take place this Friday, May 5 from 11:00-1:30 pm. We will be offering Haddock Chowder, Chicken Tortellini soup, Biscuits, two desserts and drinks. Please join us for delicious food and wonderful conversation.

Council News
I will try as succinctly as possible, to fill you in on any of the April 27th Council’s meeting discussions. The status of Friday Lunch and Chicken Pie Supper are at a crossroads, although Friday Lunch may be under control, with different folks taking the lead on a monthly basis. Chicken Pie however is at a critical point. How much longer can we do this? We are hoping to get some answers at the congregational meeting on May 21 to get any and all thoughts out on this matter. Between it being a significant fundraiser there is the “community” piece. It’s very involved and will take a good healthy discussion with as many as possible expressing their ideas. Hope you can be there.

There is a lot of old, old, old music which has been cleaned out of the closets in the upper room. It was decided that nobody would want it and so it needs TO GO ! Dumpster or recycle ?. Anyone interested in taking care of this ?

The hardest news to hear, at least for me, was Janine expressing her need to let go of the Sunday School. She is not celebrating this decision, but is “done” as they say today. This is sad for our church, but we are incredibly thankful for all she has done for the past too many years. The kids have been blessed beyond words to have had Janine as their teacher, We will be working very hard. to figure out where we go from here.

June 11th is Children’s Sunday.

May is toothpaste and deodorant month for our food pantry giving. Also any paper goods ,ie TP, paper towels, are always needed .By the way our church is so good about seeing that these needs are met. A huge thank you.

Karen B. reports that the Mission Comm. is thoughtfully working out the details how best to disperse there available funds.
Jeanne C.

Church Cleanup Thank you
A big thanks to everyone who helped Sunday to get out outside shaped up for the summer. We got a lot accomplished even though not quite everything complete. We’ll have to play catch up on the rest of the raking, bark mulch, window screens, etc. maybe the sun will return in a week or ten days!

Do you know what’s in the Bible?

Bible 101 will be held on the following Tuesdays: May 9th, May 16th, May 30th, June 6th and June 13th at 3:00 pm.
Tuesday Gals Christmas Raffle Baskets
This month’s basket is A DAY AT THE BEACH. This would include beach games, snacks, sand tools/toys, towels or anything to do with spending a day at the beach. We thank you for your support!

Item Request

Candace is looking for 4 to 6 Pringle cans to decorate for the church fair, 10 corks for future tree ornaments and Canning lids and rings. Used lids are fine as they’ll be covered. Thank you.

Coffee Hour
The Missions Committee is responsible for coffee hour for the month of May.
Pet Place Pantry Needs
Dry Dog Food, Dry Cat Food and Kitty Litter

Food Pantry Needs

For the month of May we will be collecting toothpaste, deodorant or paper towels. The paper products are the most difficult to keep ahead. So your help is doubly appreciated.
Thank you for any and all of the goods that you bring to help those who can use a little boost.
Donations may be dropped off in the grocery cart and will be taken to the pantry. Thank you.

Upcoming Events
Wednesday, May 3– Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm

Friday, May 5 – Friday Lunch – 11:30-1:00 pm

Sunday, May 7 – Missions – 11:00 am

Sunday, May 7 – Christian Education – 11:00 am

Sunday, May 7 – Sara’s Bartlett’s Ordination – 2:30 pm

Tuesday, May 9 – Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am

Tuesday, May 9 – Bible 101 – 3:00 pm

Tuesday, May 9 – Confirmation – 4:00 pm

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

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