Weekly News for November 21, 2021

North Yarmouth Congregational Church, UCC3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth, ME 04097

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

Council Meeting
The Council will meet on Thursday, November18 at 6:30 p.m. – Via Zoomhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/81321017944?pwd=QzkwRll0ajhuV3FXVTBPYjJJU1RJQT09

Kitchen Helper Needed
Mark is in need of a kitchen helper to help with dishes today, Wednesday, Nov. 17 and Thursday, Nov. 18 while he cooking for the Christmas fair.  If you can help please give Mark a call at 651-4931 for more information and scheduling. Thank you!
Christmas Fair NewsWe 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.)

Vintage Jewelry NeededWe are in need of vintage jewelry for the Christmas Fair. No broken items or watches, please.  Please drop your donation off at the church office for Dale K.

 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!
Stone Soup Sunday
Sunday, November 21st please join us for Stone Soup Sunday
 Please bring a cooked offering for the pot ~ veggies, pasta, potatoes, chicken, beef, tomatoes! When we each bring of ourselves to share, no one will ever go hungry – by stomach or spirit. We will fill our bellies as we warm our hearts with the abundance created. All are welcome!

Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who helped with cleanup day at the church.  We had plenty of hands helping to rake and putting in storm windows and we made short work of it. 

From the Financial Secretary’s Desk.  
Do you have any questions about how you are doing with your 2021 pledge to NYCC? I can help clear up any questions if you call me- 829-5166 or send an email …jeannechadbourne@aol.com. We did this last year and it worked well. 

We sent out about 100 letters with pledge cards last week. We also know we probably missed folks who have supported NYCC this year and would like to do so in 2022 . We have material ready to go out. I will have a few in church next Sunday or you can call the church and Lyn will send you the package.   

We have known for sometime now that NYCC is a very meaningful part of many of our lives….a real blessing to some and the place they want to be for worship and fellowship. Thank you for helping us to continue being a church for all who want to be a part of our family! Even if you are thousands of miles away! 

Jeanne Chadbourne…….Financial Sec

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

Please keep the following people
in your prayers ~

Julie Beggs
Marion Goff  
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward 
Holly HurdKathy Mathews
Blanche Mays
Lin Tompson Murphy
Caroline Rose
Cindy Tompson 

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 Hygien Products

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

Classes offered by MESOM
2022 Spring Classes on ZOOM at the Maine School of Ministry (MESOM):

“Ministry, Mental Health and the Church” – team taught by Chaplain Shelly Snow and Dean Ron Baard

“Spiritual Leadership for a Climate Changed World” – taught by Aram Mitchell of the BTS Center staff, with Guest Speakers

Tuition is $350 per spring course; $175 for Auditing

Hope you can join us for one of these!!!

Please watch for more information and the Registration Link coming soon on the Maine Conference UCC website.

Grace Street Ministry
Calling all gloves!!!!!! you all have been unbelievably generous this fall as always. Now I am hoping that we can become the ‘glove church’.  We are in desperate need of warm gloves for men and women – both knitted and other.  I have found some at Job Lots that are not too expensive in the past.  Maybe you have another source.  Thank you in advance – I would love to be able to share with both Pastor Jeff and Pastor Karen.  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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