Weekly News for October 26


We have been following CDC guidelines at NYCC

Generally, each person should have up-to-date vaccines and boosters, use masks when in large crowds, and practice social distancing.

Masks are optional at NYCC but if you are not feeling well, we would appreciate your staying home, in particular for a Sunday worship service as the service can be seen on YouTube.

If you do test positive for Covid-19 and you have minor symptoms, then you should isolate for 5 full days (day of symptoms is day 0, isolate for 5 full days thereafter) on day 6 take two antigen tests in a row spaced 48 hours apart and if they are both negative you can remove your mask.

If you have a moderate case or severe case (needing to be hospitalized) please refer to the Maine CDC guidelines general information relating to Covid-19.

Christmas Fair Meeting
There will be an in-person meeting on Saturday, October 29 at 10 am in Fellowship Hall for those who can help at the Christmas Fair.

Pumpkin Party  Sunday, October 30th 
Please join us for pumpkin carving {*BYOPumpkin}, games, treats, and more! 
Costumes are welcome and encouraged. Pizza will be served at 11:30am .Let the spirit move you!

Re-Formation  Rev. Dr. Paul A. Day
“Every 500 years the Church has a rummage sale.” So wrote the late Phyllis Tickle in The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why (2008). Tickle surveyed 2,000 years of history since the time of Jesus and concluded that about every 500 years the Church has experienced sweeping changes. The last such change was the Reformation in the 16th century.

This week we observe Reformation Sunday — remembering when Martin Luther posted “95 Theses” (ideas for Church reform) on the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany, on October 31, 1517 — an act that sparked the Protestant Reformation.

It is now 500 years later, and we are witnessing all kinds of change in Church and society. No one knows what the future may hold. We will together seek God’s wisdom and understanding to navigate in these days. For inspiration we will look back to King Solomon’s prayer for wisdom, and some of the wisdom attributed to Solomon in Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. 

Speaking of wisdom, our “Time with Children” will share “Wisdom from a Pumpkin.”  Following worship all are welcome to remain for a Pumpkin Party. And, yes, since it’s All Hallow’s Eve Eve, you can even wear your Halloween costume. 😀
Grace and peace,
Pastor Paul
P.S. Something to think about: According to the Bible, who was the wisest person who ever lived? And who was the most foolish person in the Bible?

Fall Church Cleanup Day
Fall Clean up day has been scheduled for Saturday, November 12 starting at 9am.

Hurricanes 2022 Emergency Appeal from the UCC
Hello friends,
The UCC has issued an appeal to support immediate needs for families and communities affected by Hurricanes Fiona and Ian.  If you would like to give to this cause, please send or bring a check to the church noting Hurricanes 2022 on your check.  Thank you for considering this appeal.  

Coffee Hour going Forward
We have gone back to our traditional coffee hour with home made baked goods, fruit, cheese and crackers, etc.  We still have prepackaged goodies as well.

We are very interested in getting a schedule in place which will rotate so that not one person is doing coffee hour every week.  We have a sign up sheet at church in the gathering space, so please check it out and consider doing the set up and clean up and goodies, or share it with one person setting up, one person cleaning up, and a couple of people baking or bring other goodies.
Thanks all! Marsha H.

Annual Reports
It’s not too early for those who will be writing a report for the Annual Report to start their engines, I mean REPORTS, now.  At least thinking about them.  I would like all reports in by early December.  A mere five weeks away!  Please send your reports to Lyn in the office at nyarmouthccucc@gmail.com.
Jeanne Chadbourne, Church Clerk

Daylight Saving Time ends
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 6, so set your clocks back one hour before bed time on Saturday night or you will be early for church!

A Note from the Nominating Committee
Friends, it is time to tap your energy by joining one of our church committees. We have several openings and we would welcome your help. (Trustees, Diaconate, Faith Formation, Missions, Nominating Committee, Flower Committee). Please let me know if you are interested. My email is apgraham1@gmail.com or just catch me at church.
Thank you, Annie Graham, NYCC Vice Moderator

Chicken and Gravy Pie Sale 
This morning was work day #2.  With the help of Beth and Ken K., Norm and Donna S., Lynne C., Marsha W., Annie G., Priscilla B., and Mark H. we made 240 dough balls which is enough for 120 pies. This project took less then 2 hours.  Thank you, everyone for your help!   Stay tuned for the next work date!  We will be rolling and stacking dough for the freezer.

We are working to be ready to sell Chicken and Gravy Pies, Gravy and Dough Balls at the Christmas Fair on November 19th.  

Why are we doing this?

The Proceeds from selling these items will be going to different mission projects that are important to the church.  First up will be new choir robes.   Please share your ideas!

We hope you will join us to make this project successful.   

For our safety in the small kitchen area we are all being asked to wear a mask. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mark Heath at 653-4931.

News from Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday Gals
The Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday Gals will hold the Christmas fair on Saturday, November 19th, following any CDC guidelines in effect at that time.

We will need workers – Are folks thinking about how they can contribute to Santa’s workshop?  Before, during and after?  We need crafts, baked goods, candy, cookies; plants.  Help setting up on fair day, day of fair work, giving workers breaks during and help cleaning up.  There will be an in-person meeting on Saturday, October 29 at 10 am for those who can help.  If you cannot come or don’t want to meet in person at this time, please let Kathy(254-7509, kwhit119@yahoo.com or Gail (207-450-1612, gail.strattard@maine.rr.com) know. 

We hope you will help us make this fair a success.  Proceeds from the fair go to Women’s Fellowship and are used for church and benevolence purposes. Are folks thinking about how they can contribute to Santa’s workshop?  Before, during and after?  We need crafts, baked goods, candy, cookies; plants.. help setting up, giving workers breaks during and help cleaning up.

Santa’s Workshop Fair Cookie Walk
The Santa’s Workshop Fair is fast approaching on November 19th, and now is the perfect time to break out your favorite recipes and begin baking up a storm to delight our patrons for our Carol’s Cookie Walk and Baked Goods table.  Decorated sugar cookies are always a big hit but even the simplest chocolate chip cookie is welcomed, along with seasonal breads and pies, yummy brownies and bars, and delicious jams and jellies.  These items can be dropped off  the day before or early morning at the start of the fair.  If pickup is needed, please call Sue at 831-9014 to arrange a time.  Happy baking!

Silent Auction for the Christmas Fair

The 2022 Santa’s Workshop is coming together. We finally held a fair last year after 2 years without a fair.  Bet you can guess why!!  We would like to add the silent auction back into the fair this year and we need your help!We’re pulling a silent auction together with a small number of gifts.  We’d like a few more!!  Do you have a place in the mountains to offer for skiers?  You can decide the number of days being offered and when the place will be available.  This could be limited to church family if you’d like.  What about a summer cottage for those
who like to sit in the sunshine?  Again, you can decide what dates and can limit it to church family.
Perhaps you’ve canned fruit and veggies.  Sew, knit, paint a scene?  Or will cook/bake a meal. You choose the menu to be listed on the bid sheet.  Are you a photographer and will take pictures of the winners’ choosing?   You get to choose the date available.  What about lawn mowing, clearing out the garden next spring?  Gift Certificates are always popular!          If you’d like to discuss this, I need you to email me or call.  I’m here and there and hardly know when I’ll be home.  So after 9am to 7:30pm call 233-8914.    2sons@maine.rr.com.   Thank you! Candace Smith

Jewelry Request for the Christmas Fair
Are you sure of what’s in your jewelry box or drawer?  Got some items to go with a particular outfit and that’s no longer in your closet?  Tuesday Gals would adore having the items for our guests at the Santa’s Workshop fair.  What about lapel pins, rings, tie tacks, chains for men?  Please bring your items to Lyn in the church office.  Or stop in and chat with Tuesday Gals; we are in the Fellowship Hall starting at 10:00 am. Of course, we’d enjoy seeing you and maybe you’d like a cup of coffee.  Think of the jewelry as getting a new life!!

Continuing Meetings  November 8 – Trustees at 6 pm in person.

November 13 – Faith Formation Meeting following worship.

November 14  – Missions at 7:00 pm – Via Zoom
The link will be sent to members of the Missions Committee one week prior to the meeting

November 17  – Council at 6:30 pm – In Person

Choir Rehearsal – Wednesday Nights at 6:30 pm and Sunday Morning at 8:30 am in the Sanctuary

Tuesday Gals meets on Tuesdays at 10:00 am 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.

Stone Soup Luncheon
Sunday, November 20th following worship. More information coming soon!

Please keep the following people
in your prayers ~
Marion Goff  
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Blanche Mays
Kris Perkins and Cathy Bunton
Bill Tompson

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.

Access worship directly on our YouTube channel (subscribe to our channel while you are there) at youtube.com/c/nyccucc


2 thoughts on “Weekly News for October 26

  1. Hi Church Representatives I love your chicken pies; however, I won’t be available that day to pick up the pie. If I bought. the pie ahead of time, would I be able to pick up the pie at a later date ?

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