Weekly News for March 9, 2022


Masks Optional
Masks are now optional in the church building.  Please use your own judgement regarding wearing one.  We will continue to adhere to social distancing in the sanctuary and in Fellowship Hall.

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


Potluck Lunch this Sunday
On Sunday, March 13th following coffee hour after worship
Please join us for Soups & Sweets after services on Sunday. Stock your crock, bring your best cookie, try a new recipe ~ God welcomes all! We will feed our bodies as we feed our spirits along our Lenten
journey. Please bring a crusty bread, soup or dessert to share. 

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

Lenten schedule of events for all ages – invite a friend!
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!

Congregational Meeting Notice
March 6, 2022

TO THE MEMBERS AND OFFICERS OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC, OF NORTH YARMOUTH, MAINE:

You are hereby requested to attend a Congregational Meeting of the First Congregational Church, UCC, of North Yarmouth, Maine on Sunday, March 20, 2022 immediately following the morning worship service. This meeting will be conducted in person unless circumstances change.

The purpose of this meeting is to:
 Discuss and vote on the minutes of the 216th Annual Meeting andConduct any other business that may legally come before this meeting.Respectfully,
Kathryn H. Whittier, Clerk

Tuesday Gals
Tuesday Gals are now meeting in person on Tuesdays at 10:00 am in Fellowship Hall. Come join us!  Masks are now optional.

News from the Office
Lyn, our administrator, will be on vacation from March 14-18.  We have volunteers getting the mail, answering email and checking for phone messages. Mark, our sexton, will be on vacation from March 21-30.  The Trustees will be scheduling cleaning. If you see something that needs doing, please help.

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 14 at 7 pm – Missions – Via Zoom
(Zoom link has been sent separately

March 15 at 6:30 pm – Diaconate – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89733746228?pwd=WW5OeGJLUXE1MnZpMkM4TlpkaGNLUT09

March 17 at 6:30 p.m. – Council – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81321017944?pwd=QzkwRll0ajhuV3FXVTBPYjJJU1RJQT09

Continuing Meetings
Tuesday Gals on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in person in Fellowship Hall

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 

Easter Flowers
We will be taking orders for Easter flowers again this year.  Look for the order form on the Gathering Space table, in the Sunday Bulletin or click the link below.
Click here for Order Form

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.

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 March Calendar of Events

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