Weekly News for September 8, 2021

MASKS REQUIRED

Following CDC and our own guidelines at NYCC masks are again required to be worn in the church building regardless of your vaccination status.  Please keep them on for the entire time that you are in the building.  We will be holding worship service as we have been in the Fellowship Hall with social distancing guidelines in place.  Thank you.

Join us for Worship!

We are now worshiping in-person and online on Sunday at 9:30 am. At this time because of the heat we are worshipping in the Fellowship Hall, and are still following CDC guidelines requiring you to be masked and socially distanced.  For those who wish to join us online via livestream please connect with us on YouTube at youtube.com/c/nyccucc.   If you would like to see the Sunday Bulletin that can be found on our website at http://nyccucc.com

Please keep the following people in your prayers

Julie Beggs

Marion Goff 

Sandra Golonka

Vince Golonka

Richard and Nancy Lowell

Blanche Mays

Lin Tompson Murphy

Cindy Tompson

September Board and Committee Meetings

Sept. 13 at 7:00 p.m. – Missions Meeting – Via Zoom

Sept. 14 at 6:00 p.m. – Trustees – In person

Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. – Deacons Meeting – Via Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89617775399?pwd=Q2dpMnBqeE0rT2hEenF4NG5JUkZTUT09

Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. – Council – Via Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81321017944?pwd=QzkwRll0ajhuV3FXVTBPYjJJU1RJQT09

Hello all NYCCers!!

This fall we are trying to reconnect with everyone in various ways.  There is a mindfulness walk at Skyline Farm on Saturday, Sept 18th and I would love for some of us to enjoy this walk together.  Please bring a sack lunch and we will picnic together following this wonderful experience!  We do need to sign up for this so please let Sara Rose (829-2037) know if you want to go.  This is limited to ages 12 and older (and no dogs) with a suggested donation of $10 per person – please read description below.  We will plan other ‘reconnect’ times for ALL ages in the coming weeks – save the dates Sunday October 3rd (Labyrinth walk and picnic back at NYCC at 4pm)  and Sunday Oct 31st!  Pastor Nancy

FOREST MINDFULNESS WALK AT SKYLINE FARM WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 18th

Terri Young, a certified Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide, offers powerful nature-based experiences combining forest bathing, meditation and practical outdoor skills for folks 12 years and older.

Where:           Skyline Farm Forest, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth

When:            Saturday, Sept. 18, 9-11 a.m. (future Walk will be held on Oct. 23)

Cost:              Suggested donation of $10 per person

Registration: email Terri at young.terri@gmail.com or call 489-9696 to let her know you’re coming. No drop-ins, please.

We will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the Skyline Farm parking lot. This experience is two hours. One should be able to walk slowly 1 mile in varying terrain.

Bring appropriate outdoor clothing, sturdy shoes, and water bottles. Leave cell phones at home or in the car. No dogs.

A mindful connection with the outdoors is crucial for cultivating a balanced, inspired, and fulfilled life.

Let yourself be guided….

For your body: Release stress, receive healing health benefits, breath fresh air and get moving.

For your mind: Settle your awareness on nature’s soothing atmosphere.

For your spirit: Venture into the woods to gain inspiration from the living earth, taking in the forest atmosphere through all of our senses.

All proceeds will be donated to Skyline Farm and organizations that support the local community.

For a more detailed description, see Skyline’s Spring 2021 Newsletter, Mindfulness Walks, Page 8

Community Food Pantry

The Community Food Pantry serves people and families from North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Pownal and New Glouscester.  The pantry is open every other Friday from 3:00-6:00 pm. and currently serves over 80 families.  Our church supports the pantry with money and food donations.  We collect food donations in the grocery cart in the Gathering Space.  With the pandemic and fewer people in the church, the food donations have been less.  So, in hopes of having more food donations, on the first Sunday of the month, Communion Sunday, we are asking those attending church to bring something for the food cart.  Or if you won’t be at the service, drop something by when you can.

As of 8/11 the list of Food Pantry needs include:

Traditional baked beans (No other beans)                            Box cake and frosting

Italian and Ranch Dressing                                                   Sugar

Olives                                                                                    Maple syrup

Canned corn or peas                                                             K-cups

Chicken or beef gravy                                                           Coffee-Medium Roast

Pasta sauce                                                                          Cranberry juice

School snacks, protein bars                                                  Deodorant

Popcorn                                                                                 Pain relievers

Chips & salsa                                                                        Tissues

Ritz or Triscuit crackers

Pastoral Care Requests

For prayer requests, pastoral care or if you or someone you know is struggling in our community please contact Pastor Nancy at nyccrevnancy@gmail.com

UCC appeals for disaster Relief

If you would like to help with disaster relief for Ida, the United States, etc., you may do so directly with the UCC or send a check to church or donate online at Tithely, and we will send it in to UCC Disaster relief efforts.

You may also make a gift by mailing a check made payable to the United Church of Christ, to PO Box 71957, Cleveland OH, 44194. Please be sure to note where you would like your contribution to go on your check in the memo section, or in an attached letter.

Help for the Homeless

Preble street outreach collaborative (SOC) efforts:  as you know, I am one of the co-pastors at Grace Street Ministry, a street ministry for those experiencing homelessness in Portland.  Over the last year or so, we have been helping with the SOC at Preble Street.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays we help distribute meals throughout the city in the mornings and late afternoons.  It has been an enriching experience as we have added that to our ministry.  On Sundays we offer a prayer service with communion at 11:00am.  A recent addition – from 12-2pm on Sundays we join with Preble Street to offer whatever clothes, and other items like toiletries we can in Deering Oaks Park right across the street from the PO.  

My schedule is to work in Portland on the 2 last Tuesdays of each month (3 if a five Tuesday month) and the last Sunday of the month.

I am hoping that you might consider bringing in special donations for the last Sunday outreach.  New men’s boxers and women’s underwear and t-shirts and bras, consignment ready other clothing items (jeans, sweat pants, hoodies) etc., toiletries, bottled water, individually packaged snacks.  If you want to come join me on a last Sunday that would be great!  

Other items as continued needs for Tuesdays include Hannaford cards, DD cards, single ride metro bus passes.  Thank you, pastor Nancy 

Access worship directly on our YouTube channel (subscribe to our channel while you are there) at youtube.com/c/nyccucc

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