Weekly News for February 21

Newsletter Deadline
The newsletter deadline has come and gone. If you have an article for the newsletter please get it to by Thursday morning. I will go to print Thursday afternoon. Thank you.

It was decided to cancel the Church Council meeting for this Thursday and encourage you to attend the Retreat on Sat. To reflect on church and your role as one if its leaders. Hope you can make it there. Jeanne

Youth Group
Departing from our tradition of meeting on the third Sunday, youth group will NOT meet on February 18th. Instead, youth will have the option to travel to Camp Wilmot in Wilmot, NH the following weekend. Departing Friday the 23rd and returning Sunday the 25th, the group will be joining several other church groups at a youth retreat. Please see Jeremy or Shelby for additional information.

Lent 2018 – Ready for Change

All Boards and Committees: please let me know when your first meeting is as I want to be sure to attend! I will help you understand how to come up with your expectations! So far I have Missions meeting after worship on February 11th, a Trustee’s meeting on February 18th, Finance on February 21st, hopefully CE on February 25th, and Council on February 22. Deacons, when are we meeting?

Saturday February 24th from 9-noon – leadership retreat for all board and committee members and officers of the church – a time to reflect on your role as a leader at NYCC – no preparation required. Coffee and muffins or some such will be provided.

Friday March 16th – 6:00 pm til whenever! All church potluck supper with Expectations/dreams/hopes presentations from all boards, committees, groups, individuals. I am excited to see what everyone comes up with! Church Council will provide beverages and setup. Please bring the following: Alphabetically by last name – A-G brings munchies/salads/side dishes; H-P bring main dish items; Q-Z bring desserts! Clean up-everyone!

Sunday, March 25th – Journey to Jerusalem Worship of Drama, readings and music.

We also plan to have some Mission presentations dates TBD.

Thursday, March 29th- Maundy Thursday Worship at 7:00 pm.

Sunday, April 1st Easter Sunrise Worship at Skyline Farm with breakfast following? Then worship at NYCC at 9:30 am.

Rock Bottom – You are invited to write a word on a rock that represents what you are turning away from or turning toward this lent, or that reflects your feelings about the changes coming in the church or in your personal life. Use a word or draw a picture. The rocks will be placed on the communion table during lent. So please do a rock and put it on the communion table. Watch how our changing rocks will grow.

Missions – Missions has scheduled a meeting for Sunday, March 11 at 11:00 am

Pet Pantry Needs

Dry Dog Food, Dry Cat Food and Kitty Litter.

Food Pantry Needs

Laundry Detergent or Dish Detergent (medium sizes are better)

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 21 – Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, February 21 – Finance Meeting – ?

Saturday, February 24 – Leadership Retreat – 9:00 am

Sunday, February 25 – Drama Club – 11:00 am

Sunday, February 25 – Christian Ed. – 11:00 am

Tuesday, February 28 – Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm



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