Weekly News for April 19

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.

Council Meeting
Council will meet at the church on Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 pm

Notes from the Church Office

A funeral will be held at the church on Saturday, April 29 at 11 am for Pearl L. Brackett followed by a reception in Fellowship Hall. Pearl and family were members of NYCC for many years.

The Greater Freeport Community Chorus will be holding a concert here in the Fellowship Hall on Friday, May 12 at 7 pm. I have heard from others that this is a great concert to attend. There are several members of NYCC in the choir, and Jesse Myers-Wakeman is the Conductor. Hope to see you there!

Thank you to Bill T. and George B. for replacing the old rotted post and handicapped sign in the parking lot. It looks great!

Spring Church Cleanup
Saturday, May 6 from 9:00 am – Noon

Join us as we spiff up the church yard, get the storm windows down, and anything else needed inside or outside to get the church ready for summer.

Please bring work gloves and a rake if you plan to work outside

Remember, Many hands make light work

A snack will be provided

Rain Date: Saturday, May 13 from 9:00 am – Noon

Sunday Coffee and Fellowship Time

There is a signup sheet for the next three (3) months on
the table in the Gathering Space.

There is nothing fancy about this! Bring whatever you would

Please keep the following people in your prayers
The Family of Pearl L. Brackett
Diana Day
Sandra Hanson Green
Sandra and Vince Golonka
Wayne Malloch
Blanche Mays
Ladd Meyerhoff
Cindy Tompson

April Meetings

Council – Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 pm

Choir Rehearsal – Wednesday Nights at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday Morning at 8:30 am

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.

Rummage Sale

The Tuesday Gals are now preparing for the rummage sale to be held at NYCC on Saturday May 27 from 9:00-1:00 pm.

Donations will be accepted in the Fellowship Hall from Monday May 22 through Friday May 26.

Please DO NOT donate: electronics, VHS, Betamax, DVD’s

Feel free to donate:
Clothing, shoes, pocketbooks, books, puzzles, games and toys, kitchen items, small furniture, tools and seasonal items and, so on. Contact Kathy Whittier at 254-7509 or Gail Strattard at 450-1612 with any questions or more info.

Chicken and Gravy Pie / Turkey and Gravy Pie Sale
Cost: 9″ pie – $24 each.
pint of poultry gravy – $6 each.

If you would like to purchase a pie this will be ongoing until we sell out. On a Sunday you can reach out to Mark, Marsha, Lois or Leah. If it is during the week the office is open Monday-Thursday 8am-12 pm. Help yourself to a pie in the freezer (We will keep the kitchen hallway freezer stocked), and then pay Lyn or leave payment in cash or check on the office desk. If you have any questions call the office at 829-3644.

Conference Dues

Conference dues for each church are calculated on the number of members reported as of the last years fiscal term. This is regardless of whether they attend or not, but are on the membership list at the end of the year.

The dues this year are $19.00 per member. This amounts to about $1,820.00 for this year. This is a “chunk of change” for our church as we are watching our budget very carefully.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could help us by remitting your portion of the dues. If you have remitted payment already, it is greatly appreciated!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Lois Knight, Financial Secretary.

NYCC Clothing Ministry

Thank you for your generosity. Many are warmer and living easier lives because of your donations. Spring is here an clothing needs have changed.

The Clothing Ministry of NYCC collects basic clothing and accessories to be given out by the NYCC Street Ministry or donated to Maine Needs or the Freeport Thrift Store. If you are so moved, please add your contribution to the boxes in the gathering space. Most needed and asked for items:
Baseball Hats
These items will be given out with the lunches when the NYCC crew visits Portland.

If you have gently used spring coats, shoes, spring clothing, like long sleeve and short sleeve t-shirts, leggings, sweatpants or jeans that you would like to give, please add these to the boxes, too. These items will be donated to Maine Needs or Freeport Thrift Store. 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.

Thank you for your generosity, This food will be distributed where it is most needed, the Cumberland Food Pantry or Harrison Food Bank.

Presentation at First Cong’l Church of Gray
Join us for a free screening of the film series, Current Revolution on April 23, 2023 at the First Congregational Church of Gray (church sanctuary on Yarmouth Road) at 7:00pm. These films show the possibility of a just transition to a clean energy economy where the well-being of workers and frontline community members is valued. Light refreshments will be served during a discussion following the film. Think about joining us to commemorate Earth Week. For more information contact lkeller611@gmail.com.

Pilgrim Lodge

Register for Camp at Pilgrim Lodge 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 http://www.pilgrimlodge.org
207-724-3200, info@ pilgrimlodge.org

Pilgrim Lodge is a camp lovingly provided by the Maine Conference United Church of Christ since 1956.

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


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