Weekly News for March 30, 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
Hold in the Light
It is with sadness that we inform you that Evelyn Pushor has died on March 25, 2022 at the age of 98.  There will be a visiting hour in the church sanctuary at noon this coming Saturday, April 2 with a funeral service starting at 1:00 pm.  There will be a reception in the Fellowship Hall following the service.  Throughout the pandemic, Evelyn was grateful to be able to join in worship through our video and livestream services.  In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to NYCC to help with these new technological endeavors – thank you.Also this past Sunday, March 27, Frank Averill, Marion Goff’s older brother died.  He was 101 years old.May they both rest in peace with all the saints in God’s light eternal.  Please reach out to these families with notes or cards as you are able.

Potluck Lunch On Sunday, April 3 following coffee hour after worship
Sunday’s Potluck will feature main dish salads, garden vegetables, and of course, sweets to round out our meal. Please join us as we feed our bodies and our spirits as we continue on our Lenten journey. 

Maundy Thursday Service
April 14th – 6:30 pm

April 17 – Easter services

Easter Sunrise at Skyline Farm at 6:10 am
at 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth 

Easter Potluck Breakfast at church following Sunrise service

Easter Worship at 9:30 am

– Christ is Risen!
Pastoral Search Committee
I am pleased to let you know that the following people will serve as our pastoral search committee:Jeff Shorey, Leah Davis, Caroline Rose, Nate Smith, and myself.  A congregational meeting will be scheduled soon to commit it to its task. The committee will then meet with our UCC liaison, Jonna Jensen, to begin the search process. Prayerfully, Marsha Heath
One Great Hour of Sharing Offering
One Great Hour of Sharing® is one of four special mission offerings of the United Church of Christ. This Lenten Offering supports the disaster, refugee, and development ministries of the United Church of Christ within Wider Church Ministries.  When you give to One Great Hour of Sharing, you deploy resources to people in need all around the world, and in our own communities.  When man-made or natural disasters strike, love responds.  Not just for the immediate future, but for the long haul.  When you give to One Great Hour of sharing, you are working alongside families to restore not only structures, but hope.  Your giving ensures that no matter how difficult the situation, Love remains.  We will be taking this offering starting this Sunday, March 27 through Easter.  
March Board and Committee Meetings
Continuing Meetings
Tuesday Gals on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in person in Fellowship Hall

Men’s Club meets on the third Saturday of the month at 7:30am at Toddy Brook

April 5 at 6:30 pm – Diaconate – Via Zoom

April 10 – Faith Formation Meeting following worship.

April 12 at 6:00 p.m. – Trustees – Via Zoom and in person

April 21 at 6:30 p.m. – Council – Via Zoom
Easter Flowers
If you have ordered Easter flowers they will be available for pickup after our 9:30am Easter Service on April 17th. There will be tags on each plant with your name attached.
Easter Baskets
Please join me in doing Easter baskets for those experiencing homelessness to be handed out on Sunday, April 24th. 
Please bring any of the following items:  All travel size please.
Lip balm (with spf if you can), sun protection lotion, regular lotion
Soft protein bars
Small 8 oz bottles of water
Antibacterial hand wipes
Dunkin $5 cards
Portland Metro bus single use passes
Small boxes feminine items
Cough Drops
Summer IS coming!
Thank you!!!! Pastor Nancy
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 is at Gosnel House
Marion Goff  
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Kathy Mathews
Blanche Mays
Lin Tompson Murphy
The Family of Evelyn Pushor
Caroline RoseCindy 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 ProductsPlease 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.
Access worship directly on our YouTube channel (subscribe to our channel while you are there) at youtube.com/c/nyccucc

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