Weekly News for November 2

Join us for Worship! We are 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

Memorial Service
There will be a wake for Kris Perkins on Wednesday, Nov 2nd from 4:00-7:00 pm at Lindquist Funeral Home at 1 Mayberry Lane in Yarmouth. The memorial service for Kris will be held on Thursday, November 3rd at 11:00 am at the church with a reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall. Please keep Kris’ family and friends in your thoughts and prayers as they navigate this difficult time.

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!

Community Food Pantry Donations. 
Help us fill the cart!! 
This Sunday, November 6 is the first Sunday of the month.
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.  Thank you very much for your ongoing support for the Cumberland Community Food Pantry which supports North Yarmouth families.Fall Church Cleanup DayFall Clean up day has been scheduled for Saturday, November 12 starting at 9am.

Chicken Pie Sale Work Day Schedule

With the Christmas Fair just three weeks away, we have set up the next Chicken Pie Sale Work Days.

Friday, November 2 at 9am.
Make pie dough and form pie dough balls for the freezer and roll bottoms for the freezer.

Tuesday, November 8 at 1 pm.
Make Pies for the Christmas Fair.

Thursday, November 10 at 1pm.
Make Pies for the Christmas Fair.

The more people we have helping, the more we can accomplish, and the less time we will be in the kitchen.  Many hands make light work as they say!  

For All the Saints Rev. Dr. Paul A. Day
It is Tuesday morning, November 1st as I write this note. We survived another Halloween in Portland. This year we had just 4 Trick-or-Treaters. (In 25 years we’ve had anywhere from 2 to 2 dozen. With “Trunk-or-Treats” and other special events, there have been fewer kids out after dark.) I always ask the kids if they want a piece of candy or would like me to do a magic trick for them. Funny—they all prefer the candy. It’s always fun to dress up and to see the kids—and some parents— in their costumes, especially our own grandkids.

Of course, Halloween is a contraction of All Hallows Eve, which means that today is All Hallows Day – better known as All Saints Day. Many saints recognized by the Church have their own days of remembrance — Sts. Peter and Paul, Mary and Elizabeth, Francis and Clare of Assisi, Maximilian Kolbe and Mother Theresa, and so forth. All Saints Day is an occasion to recognize and remember the “ordinary saints” – especially members of the Church who have touched our own lives.

On this coming Sunday, November 6, we will celebrate All Saints Sunday and remember the Ordinary Saints who have influenced us. At the beginning of our worship time we will have the opportunity to speak out loud their names and how they bore witness to God’s grace and love among us. That will, of course, include two of our own who have recently joined the Church Triumphant—Kris Perkins and Marion Goff. I encourage you to add the names of others as well.

We will also celebrate the Communion of Saints as we come to the Lord’s Table, recognizing that “we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses” who have gone before us. We who are still members of the Church Militant draw spiritual nourishment from Word and Sacrament, and encouragement from our unity with all who belong to the Church Triumphant.

“May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, so that you may have all endurance and patience, joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
Colossians 1:11-14

Grace and peace to you all,
Pastor Paul

P.S. – Don’t forget to set your alarm to 2:00 am, Sunday morning, so you can get up and turn your clocks back one hour. Avoid the embarrassment and horror of arriving for worship too early! Of course, if you do forget and show up at 8:30 am, you can just pretend you want to join the choir.

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.

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. Your check should be written out to NYCC.
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 Heath

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

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

News from Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday Gals

Fair Helpers Wanted!
Our fair will be held on Saturday, November 19, from 9:00-2:00 pm.  We are in need of some folks who can help by relieving workers periodically at the tables and filling in where needed at other tasks.  You will not have to stay the whole time—if you can give an hour or so, that’s works for us.  Please let Gail (gail.strattard@maine.rr.com or 450-1612) or Kathy (kwhit119@yahoo.com or 254-7509) or speak to us at church.

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 tables.  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 LuncheonSunday, November 20th
following worship.
More information coming soon!

Please keep the following people
in your prayers ~

Cathy Bunton and family on the passing of Kris Perkins
The Goff family on the passing of Marion Goff
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Blanche Mays
Bill Tompson

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

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