Weekly News for May 4, 2022

Cancellation of in person May 8, 2022 Church Service
As of today we now have 7 people in our congregation who have tested positive for Covid-19.  In consultation with Moderator Marsha H., we have decided to cancel in person church services this Sunday, May 8.  This decision has been made out of an abundance of caution and the hope that it will not spread further. Two of these cases are in my family and I am trying really hard not to be the 8th🥰.David and I and others have prepared a new virtual worship service for this coming Sunday- please be sure to join us .Please keep a close eye on any symptoms you may have and test yourself before having close contact with others.  Please let the church know if you should test positive for Covid.  And have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Thank you, Pastor Nancy 

Honoring Mothers Day
Please join us on Sunday, May 8th at 11 am in the parking lot as we honor the mothers of our church with a prayer and a flower.  
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 with the exception of May 8. 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
First Sunday of the month – community food pantry donations. 
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.
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 
Call to Congregational Meeting
TO:     THE MEMBERS AND OFFICERS OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC, NORTH YARMOUTH, MAINE

DATE: May 1, 2022

A Congregational meeting of the First Congregational Church, UCC, North Yarmouth, Maine will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2022, following worship service, for the following purposes:

To consider and approve the names of the Pastoral Search Committee
To act on any other business that may come before the members of this congregation.

Respectfully submitted,
Jeanne Chadbourne, Clerk
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
Continuing Meetings and Events

May 8 – Faith Formation Meeting following worship.

May 10  – Trustees at 6:00 pm – Via Zoom and in person
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83667379574?pwd=MktBWU5wYytXREt0cVFEZW9McTFRUT09

May 19  – Council at 6:30 p.m. – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81321017944?pwd=QzkwRll0ajhuV3FXVTBPYjJJU1RJQT09

May 23 – Missions at 7:00 pm – Via Zoom
The link will be sent to members of the Missions Committee one week prior to the meeting

Tuesday Gals on Tuesdays at 10:00 am in person in Fellowship Hall

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

Pet Place Pantry is open on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00-10:00 am.
 

Church Cleanup
Spring Church Cleanup will take on Saturday, May 7 starting at 9 am.

Rain Date= Saturday, May 14
Help for UkraineHave had a number of folks ask, ” how much has our church sent to the help the Ukrainians ?”  To Date $620.00 !  Thank you so much. We will continue to help as  more funds come in.  
North Yarmouth Historical Society
invites you to come to a heartfelt and fun program:


Growing Up in North Yarmouth: Hear a story, tell a story!
Sunday, May 15, 3:00 PM
North Yarmouth Community Center
120 Memorial Hwy, North Yarmouth

mid-afternoon drinks and snacks

Questions? nyhs1680@gmail.com

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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.
Pilgrim Lodge Scholarships Now Availabile!As Pilgrim Lodge re-opens this summer, we seek to welcome campers through scholarships to make camp accessible. The deadline to apply for scholarships is May 15. Additionally, there are some additional fun discount options available when you bring a friend as a first-time camper or by registering for more than one full-week session. All information about Pilgrim Lodge discounts and scholarships can be found here on the Pilgrim Lodge website.  For more information or to activate a discount, contact Karen by email at karen@pilgrimlodge.org or call the office at 207-724-3200.
Spread the word and Pass It On!
Access worship directly on our YouTube channel (subscribe to our channel while you are there) at youtube.com/c/nyccucc

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