Weekly News for September 19

Church Council Meeting Thursday at 6:pm……Chairs, we have had excellent attendance, let’s keep the good stuff rolling. Remember any and all are welcome to attend.

Helping Folks affected by Hurricane Florence
Our church is helping our neighbors in the Carolinas. The Disaster ( Florence) Fund is underway and your contributions are really welcome. We started it last Sunday and will accept your gifts whenever they get to the church. Be sure to identify in MEMO on checks that it is for the Disaster Fund. Will keep you posted as to how we are helping.

Men’s Club and Cumberland Fair
It’s Cumberland Fair time and we are in need of some help. We are looking for some help Wednesday to take supplies from the church to the booth and set up. I plan on going to the back door of the church tomorrow at 10:00 am to start and then to the fairgrounds.

Work schedule with 5 days to go:

The morning shift 9 – 11 is covered! thanks😁 Sun. Black & Bickford, Mon. Paul Chace, Nancy & Sandra, Tue. Green & Chadbourne, Wed. Barter family, Thur Paul Chase & Steve Young, Fri. Trudy, Bud, & Martha, Sat.Sandy & Jeanne.

11 to 4 shift need: 2 for Sun. with Roger Pusher,
1 for Mon. with Linc & Judy,
1 for Tue. with Roger & Linc,
2 for Wed. with Roger, the Balvin Family has Thur.,
1 for Fri. with Gary Davis & Gail and 3 for Sat.

4 to 8 shift need: 2 for Sun, with Chris Dahlgren,
2 for Tue. with Dave Gray,
3 for Thur.,
3 for Fri.
and 1 for Sat. with Norm and Donna Smith. The Westhaven family has Mon. and Wed.

I will try to fill in some of the open spots but I do not cook. Norm Smith 829-5802 cell 749-8462.

Contact George Black for Passes, key and money 671-8717. Put passes in money bag and return to George at night. Thank you, Norm

After worship fellowship time (aka coffee hour, aka lemonade hour) is a vital part of our church life together. It is when we greet new people who have joined us for worship as well as connecting with those we have known for years. For some it is the only time during the week when we connect with our church family. Thank you to all of you who acted as hosts last year, to Jeanne Chadbourne who acted as host over the summer and to Donna and Norm Smith these past 2 weeks as we gear up for a new year. Please consider hosting this wonderful time together for one week or more in the coming year. It is up to you what you bring to share. You may put on a pot of coffee or use the single serve machine (especially nice now that we have reusable coffee pods😇) There will be a sign up sheet in the Gathering Space. Thank you, Pastor Nancy

The Wired Word
The Wired Word meeting Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm – a Christian discussion facilitated by Rev Nancy of our how faith intersects with current events in our world.

The Gospel of Mark
A Sunday morning study of the Gospel of Mark facilitated by Sandra Golonka from 8:30-9:15am starting Sunday September 16th. The group will explore the book of Mark from beginning to end.

Exploring the Bible
What is the Bible? The first of three sessions to be followed in the winter/spring by introducing the Old and New Testament. Each study is 6 weeks in length. There is a participant book available for $12. Tuesdays at 3:00 pm.

Tuesday Gals
The Tuesday Gals are putting together two new Raffle Baskets. As always we appreciate all donations.

One is Mainly Maine
Ideas for the Mainly Maine basket include: food items made here in Maine, such as B& M Bake Beans, can Brown Bread, taffy and chocolates, jams and jellies, relish, any decor, books and paper products.

The new basket we are starting is Kitchen/Baking
Ideas for this basket is dishtowels/dishcloths, placements, bowls, trays, cooking utensils, pans, baking pans, fry pans, measuring cups and spoons, cutting board, dish soap, pot scrubbers, cookie cutters, seasonings, frosting and sprinkles.
Any items anyone has for these baskets will help us a lot.
There is lists of ideas posted in the gathering space If you prefer not to shop, cash donations are greatly appreciated and we will do the shopping. I want to thank those who have given me cash donations and to let you know it sure is helping us fill the baskets.
Thank you all so very much,
Terri Bickford/Tuesday Gals

Pet Pantry Needs
Dry Dog Food, Dry Cat Food, Wet Cat Food and Kitty Litter.

Food Pantry Needs
Baby and Toddler Food


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 19
The Wired Word – 6:00 pm
Trustees – 6:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal 7:00pm

Thursday, September 20
Council – 6:00 pm

Sunday, September 23
Gospel of Mark – 8:30 am
Worship – 9:30 am
Drama Club – 11:00 am

Monday, September 24
Newsletter Deadline

Tuesday, September 25
Women’s Fellowship – 10:00 am
Exploring the Bible – 3:00 pm

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