Weekly News for April 6, 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.
Hold in the Light
It is with sadness that we inform you that Julie Beggs passed away on March 31 at the age of 79.  There will be visiting hours on Wednesday, April 6 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, 24 Shaker Road in Gray.  Pastor Nancy will officiate a brief service at 7:45 p.m. at the funeral home   Click here for Obituary
Choir
For tonight only Choir will meet from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  We will be back to our regular time of 6:30-7:30 p.m. next week.
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

Maundy Thursday Service
April 14th – 6:30 pm

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

Easter Breakfast at church following Sunrise service

Easter Worship
April 17th 9:30 am
– Christ is Risen!

Easter FlowersIf 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
Candy
Soft protein bars
Small 8 oz bottle of water
Antibacterial hand wipes
Shampoo
Soap
Washcloths
Dunkin $5 cards
Portland Metro bus single use passes
Small boxes feminine items
Deodorant
Tissues
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 ~

Marion Goff  
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward 
Blanche Mays
Lin Tompson Murphy
Cindy & Bill Tompson 
Graduates
Do you have high school or college graduates in your family this year?  We would like to know so that we can recognize them.  Please send us an email or call the office at 829-3644.  Please let us know what your graduate is planning after graduation.    Click here to send an email
April Board and Committee MeetingsContinuing MeetingsTuesday 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 10 – Faith Formation Meeting following worship.

April 12 at 6:00 p.m. – Trustees – Via Zoom and in person
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83667379574?pwd=MktBWU5wYytXREt0cVFEZW9McTFRUT09

April 18 at 7:00pm – Missions – Via Zoom
The link will be sent to members of the Missions Committee one week prior to the meeting

April 21 at 6:30 p.m. – Council – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81321017944?pwd=QzkwRll0ajhuV3FXVTBPYjJJU1RJQT09
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.
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.  
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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