Weekly News for September 9, 2020

Trustees Meeting The next Trustees meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 9 at 6 pm outside at the church.

Disaster Relief – Helping those in need
There are many in our nation needing help following disaster – the gulf coast from hurricane Laura and in California because of the wildfires. We will be collecting donations and sending them to UCC disaster relief (100% of funds designated for disaster relief to the United Church of Christ are used for disaster relief and rehabilitation programming). Please give as you are able – please include a note that your donation is for UCC disaster relief – mail a check to NYCC at 3 Gray Rd, North Yarmouth, ME 04097 or donate online at https://tithe.ly/give

From Pastor Nancy Sunday evening I had an email from one of our home bound members that they had been unable to get either our FB or our YouTube link to work that morning for worship. Her son helped her just go to YouTube and do a search for NYCC. It worked! Yay for the helpers!
Why do we have those cryptic links, you ask?
We do have a YouTube channel. If we have 100 subscribers, we can get a custom url like ‘Nyccucc’ and then our link will not be so crazy. We currently have 25 subscribers. If you go to our YouTube channel YOU can subscribe- it is free! You will need to put in your email address.
Pastor Nancy

Confirmation class will meet via zoom on every other Wednesday from 7-8 pm starting Wednesday September 16th. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82376446430?pwd=WWJ2UndOenBQd1BLL1NydGNYKyt6UT09

More From Pastor Nancy Chicken Pie Event: After meeting with Mark Heath and Pam Ames and some discussion about possibilities for this event it was decided that it would be too difficult to do it safely so it will be cancelled this year. Pam and Mark put a lot of thought into this and tried to figure out a safe way to do something but in the end this was the decision.

We also will not hold any 1st Friday lunches through year end and Tuesday gals have decided to cancel the Christmas fair.

I know this is all difficult for everyone but it is ok. We will be ok. It is ok to feel bad about this. And we will get through this pandemic with God’s help. We will be ok – better than ever – ‘see I am doing a new thing’ Isaiah 43:19.

Consider taking this opportunity to consider what new things God is calling us to do.

On an up note, faith formation is planning to hold a safe scaled down outside version of the pumpkin party on Saturday afternoon October 24th – more details to come on that. In Christ, Nancy

All Church Discussion All church discussion about Jesus, the church, and anti-racism. This will be a guided discussion with weekly questions to consider for six weeks every other Sunday – no prep required. Join us in our first hybrid series of in person at church socially distanced with masks in fellowship hall with the option of joining from home over zoom. We will meet on Sunday afternoons starting September 13 at 2pm for one hour. (Sep 13, sep 27, oct 11, oct 25, Nov 8, nov 22).
Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87344116383?pwd=UE1vNDZvZ1lLdGtuK2VZRjUxZ0J3dz09

From the Diaconate ~ Upcoming outdoor in person worship opportunities:
Sunday, September 20th and Sunday, October 11th at 9:30 am – this will be outside at church – BYO chair and mask – social distancing will be observed. The parking lot will be open for parking during these services. These services will be live-streamed on the NYCC FB page for those not joining us in person.

Fill the basket for the Cumberland Food Pantry
Thank you to everyone who contributed to overflowing the grocery cart with non-perishable food and other items for those in need during our outdoor service in August. We will wheel out the cart for our next outdoor services on September 20 and October 11.

Links for Recurring Zoom Meetings and Worship

Diaconate: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89617775399?pwd=Q2dpMnBqeE0rT2hEenF4NG5JUkZTUT09
Council: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81321017944?pwd=QzkwRll0ajhuV3FXVTBPYjJJU1RJQT09
Trustees: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83582115294?pwd=K3NnVXZVMENieWFod0UxZkxMUHhJQT09
Tuesday Gals: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83989985429?pwd=TzF2N2ZtMW1JbEJqc3BuWHUxdHpIUT09
Confirmation Class: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82376446430?pwd=WWJ2UndOenBQd1BLL1NydGNYKyt6UT09
Access worship video on the church Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NYCC04097/ (you do not need to be a FB user – just click past the create account box to get to our public page)
OR you may access it directly on our youtube channel (subscribe to our channel while you are there) at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfpqlTAslXE8sARi5SSJWlQ
Join us for zoom coffee hour following worship. (Approx. 10:15AM)

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