Weekly News for March 15

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.  You can also give by text: Text “Give” to 883-751-0314.
Updated Pie Making Schedule

The following days and times have been set up.  
Wednesday, March 15th  at 1:00 pm – Processing Turkey and cutting up 80 lbs of Chicken

Thursday, March 16th  – Making Gravy

Friday, March 17th at 9:30 am – Roll Tops and Make pies

12 pm Lunch-(Workers chicken pie lunch with squash and potato)  If you want to bring something for the table feel free.  Come join the fun!

12:30pm assemble pies.  ALL HANDS ON DECK!

Pie Sale 3 – 5:30 pm. 

Pies will be sold on a first come, first served basis.  No orders will be taken for this sale.  No Saturday Pickup.    Pies are $24 each with a limited amount of poultry gravy for $6 per pint.

Come and join the fun!   Many hands make light work.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mark Heath or Lois Knight.
Chicken Pie / Turkey Pie and Gravy Sale
The North Yarmouth Congregational Church will be selling our freshly made famous Chicken and Gravy pies or Turkey and Gravy Pies this Friday!When: Friday, March 17 from 3:00-5:30 pm.Where: At the North Yarmouth Congregational ChurchTime: 3:00-5:30 pm.Cost:  9″ pie – $24 each.
           pint of poultry gravy – $6.  (Very limited)This sale will be on a first come, first served basis.  No orders will be taken for this sale and no Saturday pick ups. Please bring your recycle bag with you as we can no longer offer plastic bags.We can accept cash, checks, debit or credit cards.Hope to see you there!

First Russian Baptist Church Benefit dinner
Saturday, March 18 at 6pm on 211 Mosher road in Gorham.  Great experience! Delicious ethnic food, desserts included.  Donation is up to you. Raffles, cake auction(that is worth the donation itself!).  Gorgeous homemade cakes that go for more than you can believe!  Usually a bit of history and entertainment.  An evening well spent.  This dinner will benefit the children’s orphanage in Belarus.  Submitted by Gail Strattard
OGHS – One Great Hour of Sharing
WOW ! What a great start folks gave to our asking for ONE GREAT HOUR of SHARING !  Last Sunday we chatted about it a little, and many of you responded generously. This coming Sunday March 19th is the official OGHS Sunday, and an opportunity for others to give to the cause…..which will help folks in many, many needful places. We don’t have to look far in our own country and then when we look globally, we find the need overwhelming. Thank-you so much.
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.  We will take this offering on Sunday, March 19.
Please keep the following people in your prayers
Sandra and Vince Golonka
Wayne Malloch
Blanche Mays
Cindy Tompson
From Search Committee/Rev. Paul
On Sunday, March 26th after the worship service, Rev. Paul will lead us in filling out a brief questionnaire that will aid the committee in our search.We will enjoy coffee and refreshments at the same time!Please join us!  Thanks!Your Search Committee
 NYCC Street Ministry
Until we get out of these cold damp days and nights, Caroline and I will be taking warm socks, gloves and hats to Portland, along with breakfast sandwiches and coffee. If you are so inclined any of these items would be greatly appreciated. Jeanne
A Message from our Moderator
The following article on “Alive and Thrive at any Size” includes a list of educational sessions which are provided by Marisa Laviola, our conference minister.  They cover mainline churches and the changes we are seeing in our congregations, i.e. dwindling numbers in the pews plus more.  I plan to attend the April session which is on a Saturday.  Is there anyone else who would like to attend with me or go to another session?  Call me at 207-653-1966.

Maine Conference
United Church of Christ
This spring, Marisa will be offering a vitality workshop, Alive & Thrive at Any Size, at four locations around the state. The workshops focus on church vitality for the 21st century, including the topics of:
  Becoming a mission church: reaching out into the greater communityEngaging community partners for mission“Right-sizing” governance to prevent burnout as numbers in the pews decreaseCreative ways for pastors and lay leaders to work togetherReaching the unchurched and inviting them into the life of the churchMarisa has presented these workshops many times as ACM in Penn Central Conference. Typically, they are geared toward smaller churches that are struggling to consider their future in the 21st century. All churches are invited because all of us are struggling with this question, no matter the size.
Please register for one of the following events:
Second Christian Church in Kittery – March 18
Winthrop Congregational Church – April 22
West Parish in Bethel – May 6
Hammond St. Congregational Church in Bangor – June 10
All workshops are 9am to 3pm, bring your own lunch
Morning coffee and drinks for lunch are provided

Hybrid options are available

Questions? Contact Marisa mlaviola@maineucc.org 

Rev. Dr. Marisa Laviola
Conference Minister
March Meetings

March 16  – Council will meet at the church at 6:30 p.m. 
Choir Rehearsal – Wednesday Nights at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday Morning at 8:30 am in the Sanctuary
Tuesday Gals meets on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. 
Men’s Club meets on the third Saturday of the month at 7:30 a.m. at Toddy Brook
Pet Place Pantry is open on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00-10:00 a.m.
NYCC Clothing MinistryThank you for your generosity.  Many are warmer and living easier lives because of your donations.  Basic warm clothing is still needed as winter seems to be hanging on here.

The Clothing Ministry of NYCC collects basic warm clothing and accessories to be given out by the NYCC Street Ministry or donated to Maine Needs or Preble Street.  If you are so moved, please add your contribution to the boxes in the gathering space.  Most needed and asked for items:
 Warm Socks                                                          
 Waterproof Gloves                                                        
 Hand Warmers                                                        
These items will be given out with the lunches when the NYCC crew visits Portland.

If you have gently used warm coats, boots, snow pants, warm clothing, that you would like to give, please add these to the boxes, too.  These items will be donated to Maine Needs or Preble Street.  Questions, please ask Jeanne or Tracy. 
Food Pantry Communion Sunday has been our Sunday for food collection for local food pantries.  SNAP benefits do not cover household or personal hygiene products.  So, if you are moved to donate, please consider donating items like:

Shampoo and conditioner
Feminine Hygiene Products
Body Wash
Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Laundry Detergent
Dish Soap

Canned and nonperishable food products are always needed, too.
Register for Camp TODAY!Programming for all ages
You are welcome here!
Scholarships are available for all sessions.  Apply online by May 15, 2023
To sign up, visit www.pilgrimlodge.org
207-724-3200, info@ pilgrimlodge.orgPilgrim Lodge is a amp lovingly provided by the Maine Conference United Church of Christ since 1956.
Chakra Shenanigans is a fun, educational, and interactive program designed to teach families about chakras (energy centers in our bodies), their importance to our health and well-being, and how to care for them.This workshop is appropriate for children ages 6 and up, and their parents. Working in partnership with each other, parents and children will learn how to check each other’s chakras and move blocked energy. Participants will make a pendulum in the class and receive a set of chakra stones, setting them up for success to continue supporting each other after the program!When children are empowered with tools and techniques to support the well-being of family members, they become partners in the holistic health of the family.Registration fee includes one adult and up to three childrenHere is the link for registration.  The April 1st class will be held at the North Yarmouth Congregational Church.  https://dancingjaguarinspirations.thrivecart.com/chakra-shenanigans-yarmouth-4-1-23/Here is the link to the FB event posted on social media.
Access worship directly on our YouTube channel (subscribe to our channel while you are there) at youtube.com/c/nyccucc

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s