Weekly News for November 9, 2022

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
Fall Church Cleanup Day-DATE CHANGE
Due to expected rain on Saturday, Fall Clean up day has been re-scheduled for this Friday, November 11 starting at 9am.  We will be doing yard work, putting on storm windows and getting the church ready for winter.  Please come join us.  With enough people it won’t take long.
Chicken Pie Sale Work Day
Hi Everybody,Hope you all can make it Thursday, 11/10 at 1 o’clock for assembling chicken and gravy pies for the freezer. The goal is to make approximately 50 chicken and gravy pies.  Thanks to Tuesday’s crew we are well on our way to being ready for the Christmas fair. Thank you to everyone who has had a part in making the Chicken Pie Sale Mission possible.  People are excited that they will be able to purchase our pies at the fair.Thank you,
Mark 207-654-4931
Veterans Day Prayers                                                 
Rev. Dr. Paul A. Day
When Congress acted to move many holidays to Mondays, creating more long weekends, Veterans Day remained fixed on November 11. Originally it was called Armistice Day, in remembrance of the end of World War I combat at the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month. After World War II the observance was changed to Veterans Day in honor of the veterans of all wars.Guideposts offers Five Prayers for Veterans:
1) Prayer to Feel Honored
“God, please let every veteran of our nation’s armed forces feel truly and appropriately honored by the attention and appreciation of their fellow citizens. Let no one feel forgotten or neglected. Let every man and woman, young or old, feel the deep and enduring gratitude of our nation and its inhabitants.”
2) Prayer to be Understood
“Father God, You know that it can be difficult for a person who has returned from battle or stressful military service to reintegrate into ‘normal’ everyday life. You know that veterans can feel isolated and alone even in the midst of their friends and families because there are few around who understand their experience. So I ask You to place in the path of our veterans those who do understand (or strive to), that they may feel less alone. Remind them often that while their fellow human beings may never fully comprehend, You see, You know and You identify with them in everything.”
3) Prayer to be Healed
“Lord, You know how deep a warrior’s wounds go. You know the loss that many of our veterans in body and soul. You know the memories that haunt them and the scars that many of them continue to carry.  Please bring healing to those veterans who still hurt. Please grant patience and wisdom to those around them who cannot understand but can sometimes help the healing process. Please apply both natural and supernatural medicine to their wounds.”
4) Prayer to be Rewarded
“Father, please turn your gaze to those men and women who in their military service have sacrificed time, comfort, strength, ambition, health and prosperity for the peace and safety of family and friends and others they’ve never even known. Please reward them a hundredfold for all their sacrifice and service. Bless them far beyond all their expectations. Reward them richly for all they have given.”
5) Prayer to Know You
“Almighty God, You know every veteran by name. You know their deeds, their hard work, and their perseverance. You know their needs, both material and spiritual. Please draw each one closer to you and grant them all the peace that passes understanding (Philippians 4:7), the peace of Christ to rule in their hearts (Colossians 3:15), and ‘joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand’ forevermore (Psalm 16:11).”What are your Veterans Day prayers? Who will you be praying for?
The Sunday closest to Veterans Day is observed as Veterans Day Remembrance Sunday.Grace & peace,
Pastor Paul
Annual Reports
To all Chairs of Boards and Committees.  It is time to write your reports for the Annual Report.  I would like all reports in by early December to ensure that we are all able to enjoy the holidays unencumbered and that reports are printed and ready to go for the annual meeting.  Please send your reports to Lyn in the office at nyarmouthccucc@gmail.com.
Jeanne Chadbourne, Church Clerk


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.
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.  Thank you very much for your ongoing support for the Cumberland Community Food Pantry which supports North Yarmouth families.
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 
We have gone back to our traditional coffee hour with homemade 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 signup 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 bringing other goodies. Thanks all!

Marsha Heath
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 GalsFair 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 13 – Faith Formation Meeting following worship.

November 14  – Missions at 7:00 pm – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85492866601?pwd=SG04SGQzUC9mNVVudm0xcUt0Ykpzdz09November 17  – Council at 6:30 pm – In PersonChoir Rehearsal – Wednesday Nights at 6:30 pm and Sunday Morning at 8:30 am in the SanctuaryTuesday 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.
Please keep the following people
in your prayers ~

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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