Weekly News for October 27


Masked 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 are now holding worship service in the sanctuary 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. We are now meeting in the sanctuary, 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

Pastor Appreciation

Thank you, Pastor Nancy

Right after service on Sunday, we will be taking a few minutes to acknowledge our appreciation for Nancy’s leadership as she has maneuvered NYCC through a pretty tough time. We are by no means back to business as usual, but thanks to our Pastor’s willingness to step out of the box, we are looking better all the time.  We’ve had outstanding church services, plenty of zoom meetings, and after church fun stuff. If you would like to add to her “table”, you can do it yourself on Sunday; you can leave something in the office, or I can take care of it for you. Come have fun with us.   Jeanne 

Halloween Potluck Soup Pumpkin Carving Party
Please join us on Sunday, October 31st after worship service for a celebration of Pastor Nancy and Halloween. Costumes are welcomed and encouraged. Remember, God welcomes all!
Opportunities abound ~ bring a crockpot of soup to share, decorate your vehicle trunk for Trunk or Treat, bring your pumpkin for carving. There will be goodies and games for all – indoors and out. 
Looking forward to seeing you!

Christmas Fair News
We are still in need of helpers for the Christmas Fair which will be held on Saturday, November 20 from 9:00-2:00 p.m.  Please see or contact Kathy Whittier at (254-7509, kwhit119@yahoo.com) or Gail Strattard at (450-1612, gail.strattard@maine.rr.com.)

Santa’s Workshop Fair Cookie Walk
The Santa’s Workshop Fair is fast approaching on November 20th, and now is the perfect time to break out your favorite recipes and begin baking up a storm to delight our patrons for our Carol’s Cookie Walk and Baked Goods table.  Decorated sugar cookies are always a big hit but even the simplest chocolate chip cookie is welcomed, along with seasonal breads and pies, yummy brownies and bars, and delicious jams and jellies.  These items can be dropped off  the day before or early morning at the start of the fair.  If pickup is needed, please call Sue at 831-9014 to arrange a time.  Happy baking!

What is God calling you to?
God is calling each of us to share Gods love and caring in our world.  We do this in many different ways.  Music ministry?  See David Myers-Wakeman.Caring and Worship ministry?   Perhaps you are called to be a deacon.  Social justice and action ministry?  Have you considered serving on missions?   Sharing and teaching your faith?  How about faith formation?  Are you a good reader?  Reading on Sunday morning? See Pastor Nancy.  Are you capable of overseeing the care of our church building and grounds?  Can you imagine how God wants us to use it? Perhaps serving on the trustees is where God is calling you.  Is hospitality and fellowship ministry your passion?  Or just organizing fun events?    Do you LOVE technology and/or making videos?  See Jeff Shorey about becoming part of our tech team!Do you have a new idea for ministry that isn’t mentioned?

Many folks have been serving God in current ministries for a while now and some would like a break.  In addition to the ministries mentioned already, we specifically need to fill the positions of Clerk and Vice Moderator.
 Please let Pastor Nancy or current Vice moderator Jeanne Chadbourne know of your interests.Pastoral Care RequestsFor prayer requests, pastoral care or if you or someone you know is struggling in our community please contact Pastor Nancy at nyccrevnancy@gmail.com

Please keep the following people
in your prayers ~
Julie Beggs
Rebeccca Falbo
Marion Goff  
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward – Dot is currently at Mid Coast Senior Heath Center Nursing & Rehab at Bodwell Nursing Home, 58 Baribeau Drive Brunswick ME 04011 if you would like to send a card.  She is also able to receive visitors.
Richard and Nancy LowellBlanche Mays
Lin Tompson Murphy
Caroline RoseCindy Tompson
Marcia Woodward 

Church Cleanup Day Planned
The Trustees have set up a cleanup day for Saturday, November 13 beginning at 9:00 a.m.  We will be winterizing the church and doing yard cleanup.  Please join us with work gloves and a rake.  The more people that join us the quicker we will get everything done.  More hands make lighter work!  

Community Food Pantry
The first Sunday of the month has been designated as Food Pantry Collection Sunday.  We will be focusing on non food items.  Current pantry needs include:
Paper towels                     Laundry Detergent
Toilet Paper                       Dish Soap
Tissues                              Diapers
Deodorant                         Pull-ups
Shampoo                           Baby Wipes
Conditioner                      Feminine Hygiene Products

Please add your donation to the grocery cart in the Gathering Space. You can donate to the cart at any time.

UCC appeals for disaster Relief If you would like to help with disaster relief for Ida, Haiti or other disasters 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 HomelessIt’s Winter!! Or at least it feels like it –BRRR!

I am still going to Portland on the last Tuesdays of the month and last Sunday.  
Thank you all for your generous support always.  We need winter things: coats, long underwear (for men and women), hand warmers, gloves, scarves and hats.  Things should be new, gently used and clean.  We always of course need travel size toiletries and underwear (boxer briefs for men).

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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