Weekly News for March 2, 2022

Ash Wednesday  March 2nd 5:30 pm
” Lifting our prayers to God” ; Imposition of Ashes
This will be an Inside service in Fellowship Hall
 – no longer than 1/2 hour.

Masks Required
Following CDC and our own guidelines at NYCC masks are 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.  Thank you.

Join us for Worship! We are now worshiping in person on Sundays at 9:30 am.  For those who wish to join us online 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.  If you wish to make an offering it can be made online through Tithely at https://tithe.ly/give?c=1301940

Lenten schedule of events for all ages – invite a friend!Ash Wednesday  March 2nd 5:30 pm
” Lifting our prayers to God”  ; Imposition of Ashes
This will be an Inside service in Fellowship Hall – no longer than 1/2 hour.

Annual Meeting Sunday March 6 following worship
Opening Prayer time:  “Remembering Who We Are”

Sunday March 13th  following coffee hour after worship
Potluck lunch followed by imagining ourselves in the story activity

Sunday  March  20th following coffee hour after worship
Potluck lunch followed by imagining ourselves in the story activity

Sunday April 3rd following coffee hour after worship
Potluck lunch followed by imagining ourselves in the story activity

Maundy Thursday Service April 14th – 6:30 pm
Easter Sunrise at Skyline Farm  
Easter Worship April 17th 9:30 am – Christ is Risen!

216th  Annual Meeting CallFebruary 20, 2022
You are hereby requested to attend the 216th Annual Meeting of the First Congregational Church, UCC, of North Yarmouth, Maine on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at 10:30 am, immediately following the morning worship service. This meeting will be conducted in person.

The following items make up the agenda:

Annual roll call of members.
Discussion and approval of the Annual Report for 2021
.Discussion and vote on the Welcoming Statement prepared by the Diaconate.
Discussion and approval of the church budget for 2022.Any other business that may legally come before this meeting.
Respectfully, Kathryn H. Whittier, Clerk

Contact the church if you would like a link to the Annual Report

Annual Meeting Zoom Link
For those who would be more comfortable joining us for annual meeting through Zoom, please use the link below.
Topic: Annual Meeting
Time: Mar 6, 2022 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 13.  Remember to set your clocks ahead by one hour on Saturday night!

Pastoral Search Team
Good news!  I have been in touch with Rev. Jonna Jenkins, the UCC representative who will be assisting us in the process of searching for a new minister.  Rev. Jenkins indicated that there are several avenues to choose from moving forward in this process.  The first is selecting a search committee.  It is her thought that the committee represent cross sections of the congregation and also that each member be interested in serving.  Might you be interested in serving?  Please take some time to think and pray about what this would mean to you, the church, and to the community.  Please give me a call if you would like to have a conversation with me at 207-829-5940.  We would love to have the first meeting with Rev. Jenkins sometime in March if at all possible. Thank you!  Marsha Heath, Moderator

March Board and Committee Meetings

March 6 – Faith Formation Meeting following annual meeting.  This will be a  brief meeting to discuss Lenten activities in Fellowship Hall.

March 8 at 6:00 p.m. – Trustees – Via Zoom and in person

March 14 at 7 pm – Missions – Via Zoom

March 15 at 6:30 pm – Diaconate – Via Zoom

March 17 at 6:30 p.m. – Council – Via Zoom

Continuing MeetingsTuesday Gals on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom

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 Kathy Mathews
Blanche Mays
Lin Tompson Murphy
Evelyn Pushor
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.

Pilgrim Lodge
Pilgrim Lodge is Maine’s UCC camp and we would love to see you this season! We have programming for children of all ages, adults, and families. Our programming ranges from Camp Pride to Hogwarts to Adult Chill to Grandparents and Grandchildren to Expedition Everyone to everything in-between. We absolutely love welcoming new folks, especially you! To learn more, please visit: https://www.pilgrimlodge.org/.” We also encourage churches to use the 2019 promo video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaVUdiAn700&t=176s) to get folks excited about this upcoming season.

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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