Weekly News for August 14

Church Yard Sale
The Church Yard Sale is set for August 17 from 9:00 to 1:00 pm. Contributions will be collected up until August 16th. Please no used computers, tv’s or broken items.  Please contact Gary Davis at 831-1254 or Priscilla Brobst at 829-3480 before dropping off any questionable items.

Please use nyccrevnancy@gmail.com  when you send email to Pastor Nancy.  Thanks!

Summer office hours 
Monday and Wednesday 6:30-8:30 am
Tuesday and Thursday 6:30-8:30 am and 12:15-3:00 pm

Vacation
Lyn will be on vacation from August 19-23.  The office will not be open, but Rev. Nancy will be available.  

Church Council will meet on Sunday, August 25th, after the church service.  As you may recall, we did not have a meeting in July.  We hope you all had a great long summer.  Please try to be present or have a member of your committee present because Rev. Nancy will be leaving on vacation in September, and we will be planning for Homecoming in late September as well.  Marsha Heath, Moderator

Grief Support Group
The Grief Support Group will meet on Thursday, August 22 at 1:00 pm.  

The mysterious disappearance of the blue cart?????? Apparently it crumbled a couple of months ago and was last seen in the dumpster. Case closed!

PAVING THE WAY       
This Week….$505.00!   Getting us to the $47,700.00 mark. which includes $5,000.00 in promised gifts . So, as we continue to support this project, and without saying the same thing over and over, I am having trouble expressing gratitude on behalf of our church. But you get my drift. You’re the best!   Jeanne

A Note from the Nominating Committee
It is not too early to start thinking about your interest in serving the church by becoming a member of a board or committee or an officer. If you are now serving one of these positions, are you planning on staying on?,,,,( we hope you are as it is becoming more difficult year after year to fill the slots prescribed by our By-Laws.) The  boards that could use a new member or two are Trustees, Deacons, Christen Ed, and Missions, There may be officers who would appreciate a break. If you are interested, please speak to or ask questions of Rev. Nancy, Annie Graham, Cindy Tompson, or Jeanne Chadbourne. That would be the Nominating Committee.

FYI
The Church Council is in the very early stages of addressing the the need to “do” things differently than we are now as far as structure and governing the church. The By-Laws etc., have not kept up with the changes, or the way folks are doing life today. There are other more efficient forms of church governance that certainly would accommodate our busier life styles. I am looking forward to continuing this study. Any comments? Ideas? Suggestions? It would be especially helpful to hear from folks who are interested in doing their part, but can’t make a commitment to monthly meetings, or indefinite time constraints.  Jeanne   

Missions
Missions is collecting school supplies needed in Machias.  We are collecting until the end of August and then will send them to the Machias Church to be dispersed to school children in need.  There will be a box in the Gathering space.  If you wish to help here is the list of items needed.  Thank you!
boxes of crayons
glue
scissors
pencil cases
pens and pencils
spiral bound notebooks

New Email Address
Pat Field has a new email address.  Her new address is pfield334@gmail.com.
 
Opportunities to Serve

Food Pantry Needs
Paper Goods – Paper Towels, Toilet Tissue, Facial Tissues

Pet Pantry Needs
Biggest Need:  Kitty Litter, if possible scoop-able.
Dry cat and dog food, smaller bags if possible

This Weeks Calendar

Wednesday, August 14
AA – 7 pm

Thursday, August 15
Yoga – 2 pm

Saturday, August 17
Men’s Club Breakfast – 7:00 am
Church Yard Sale – 9:00-1:00 pm

Sunday, August 18
Worship – 9:30 am

Monday, August 19
Yoga – 2 pm

Tuesday, August 20
WF/Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am

Wednesday, August 21
AA – 7:00 pm

Gentle Reminder
Please turn the lights off behind you when you leave your space. Thank you.
Please make sure that the water is shut off in the bathrooms when you leave.  The hot water was left running in the ladies upstairs bathroom sink from Sunday late morning to Monday morning.

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