Weekly News for October 3

Friday Lunch
Our next Friday Lunch is this Friday, October 5 from 11:30-12:30 pm. We will be serving Fish Chowder with a biscuit, a special, desserts and drinks. Please join us!

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

Decorate for Chicken Pie Supper!
We are looking for someone who would like to volunteer to decorate the outside of the church for the chicken pie supper. We need 2 cornstalks, one large and one small pumpkin, three Mums in different colors and one bale of hay. If you would like to take on this challenge please let Mark know or reply to this email.

Trencher in the Gathering Space
Each year we place the Mark’s big Trencher bowl on the Gathering Space table. This decorates the table for the chicken pie supper and beyond. This year we are looking for help to fill. We are looking for gourds and squash. If you would like your items back after we are done please put your initials on the back of your item.

Youth Group
October is finally here and that means so is Youth Group!
We will be joining the congregational pot-luck October 7th following service to catch up on our busy summers, pick up projects we left off with, and plan for the coming year! During this time we invite church members to come share ideas of how they think the youth group can be involved in the church community. Additionally, if you have not submitted a photo for the church directory we will gladly take your picture or upload one you bring in.

We will see you after service in the fellowship hall; grab a plate and come on over to our table, whether you’re a returning member or a first-timer. All junior high- and high-school youth are welcome!

Talent Show
It’s already time to start thinking about the Fall Talent Show! The Youth Group will be hosting the Fall Talent Show on the evening of Saturday, November 3rd at 6:30 pm. It is time to rehearse the songs, skits, and reading you had planned, as this is a church wide event. We hope to see everyone come out and join us in celebrating our combined talents. Youth Group will provide concessions at the intermission, with proceeds funding this year’s outings.

We have a cover to a dvd call “Old Maine Swedish Farms.” We believe it came in with a prayer shawl. If this is yours please let us know.

The Wired Word
The Wired Word meeting Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm beginning on September 12th – 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, October 3
The Wired Word – 6:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal 7:00pm

Friday, October 5
Friday Lunch – 11:30-12:30 pm

Sunday, October 7
The Gospel of Mark – 8:30 am
Worship – 9:30 am
Homecoming Potluck – After Worship
Missions – after potluck
Youth Group – after potluck

Monday, October 8
Columbus Day
Indigenous Peoples Day
Office Closed

Tuesday, October 9
WF/Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am
Exploring the Bible – 3:00 pm
Zumba – 6:30 pm

Wednesday, October 10
The Wired Word – 6:00 pm
Trustess – 6:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm


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