Weekly News for October 2, 2002



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

Masks Optional
Masks are now optional in the church building as transmission rates in Cumberland County have decreased. Please use your own judgement regarding wearing one.  We will continue to adhere to social distancing in the sanctuary and in Fellowship Hall.

Welcome back to church! We are celebrating our Sanctuary Worship and return of the choir with a picnic right after church this Sunday, October 2nd. We will be having pulled pork for sandwiches and asking that everyone bring a salad, casserole or dessert to share.

If you have been feeling cooped up, here is your chance to break bread with your church family and and rekindle that feeling of togetherness! Marsha Heath Moderator

Pastor’s Note
Coming Home                                                                            Rev. Dr. Paul A. Day
Earlier this month my high school Class of 1970 held its 50th Reunion (postponed from 2020 due to Covid-19). I was not able to attend but saw lots of pictures posted by former classmates. As I scanned them all I could think was, “Who ARE all these OLD people?!?!” I couldn’t recognize a soul! In my defense, it was a class of over 500, and I’ve kept in touch with only a couple of them.
I was reminded of the adage from the title of Thomas Wolfe’s novel You Can’t Go Home Again. Indeed, my hometown has changed so much since I left almost 50 years ago. And, of course, I’ve changed, too.
Next October my college graduating class will have its 50th Reunion at the annual Homecoming weekend. I will probably attend. It was a much smaller class and I have kept in touch with quite a few of my college chums. I know it will feel strange to be in a room with so many OLD people. But I also know that I will feel welcome. For, as Robert Frost said, “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.”
This Sunday, October 2, is Homecoming Sunday at North Yarmouth Congregational Church. It is not just for church members and friends, or alumni (former members) of the congregation. We extend a warm welcome to all! The Psalmist proclaimed:
The Joy of Worship in the Temple
How lovely is your dwelling place,
    O Lord of hosts!
My soul longs, indeed it faints,
    for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh sing for joy
    to the living God.
Even the sparrow finds a home
    and the swallow a nest for herself,
    where she may lay her young,
at your altars, O Lord of hosts,
    my King and my God.
Happy are those who live in your house,
    ever singing your praise.                                                Selah
       Psalm 84:1-4 (New Revised Standard Version)
We will begin at 9:30 a.m. with worship in the sanctuary. We will celebrate World Communion Sunday, recognizing our unity with our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world.  We have been following the Narrative Lectionary, which looks at the story of God and God’s people throughout the Bible. This week we will see the roots of Communion in God’s rescue of the Israelites celebrated in the Passover meal. Eugene Peterson translates the title “Lord of hosts” as “God-of-the-Angel-Armies.” (The Message) The image is a strong reminder of God’s might in freeing God’s people from slavery in Egypt. In Christ God sets us free from sin and all that would oppress us. All who trust in God and God’s love as revealed in Jesus are welcome at the Lord’s Table.
In the early church, communion was often part of a larger meal – a “Love Feast.” In the same way, following worship we will have a Church Picnic. We will have pulled pork sandwiches. Bring a salad, casserole or dessert to share, if you are able. And bring family, friends, and neighbors to share our fellowship. May all find a warm welcome in this church-home, and wherever we may be, may we always find ourselves “at home” with God.
1-2 What a beautiful home, God-of-the-Angel-Armies!
    I’ve always longed to live in a place like this,
Always dreamed of a room in your house,
    where I could sing for joy to God-alive!
3-4 Birds find nooks and crannies in your house,
    sparrows and swallows make nests there.
They lay their eggs and raise their young,
    singing their songs in the place where we worship.
God-of-the-Angel-Armies! King! God!
    How blessed they are to live and sing there!
5-7 And how blessed all those in whom you live,
    whose lives become roads you travel;
They wind through lonesome valleys, come upon brooks,
    discover cool springs and pools brimming with rain!
God-traveled, these roads curve up the mountain, and
    at the last turn—Zion! God in full view!
8-9 God-of-the-Angel-Armies, listen:
    O God of Jacob, open your ears—I’m praying!
Look at our shields, glistening in the sun,
    our faces, shining with your gracious anointing.
10-12 One day spent in your house, this beautiful place of worship,
    beats thousands spent on Greek island beaches.
I’d rather scrub floors in the house of my God
    than be honored as a guest in the palace of sin.
All sunshine and sovereign is God,
    generous in gifts and glory.
He doesn’t scrimp with his traveling companions.
    It’s smooth sailing all the way with God-of-the-Angel-Armies.
       Psalm 84 (The Message)

“No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”
         United Church of Christ

Grace & peace,
Pastor Paul

Community Food Pantry Donations. This Sunday is the first Sunday of the month. 
It 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.

Neighbors in Need Special Offering 
In 2022, the Neighbors in Need “BEHOLD!” offering focuses on an economic justice. With inflation impacting all of our households, we wanted to provide a way to discuss this through a faith lens. Join us by promoting this year’s NIN “Behold!” campaign at your church. As you may recall, one-third of the offering supports Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM). Two-thirds are used by Justice and Witness Ministries to provide grants to UCC churches and organizations as well as supporting a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects. We will collect this offering on October 2.Stewardship Committee for 2023
 Lois and Jeanne are looking for a few volunteers to join the

Stewardship committee for 2023
 
This is a very short term commitment in the next month or two to come together to plan a Stewardship letter, working on the mailings, etc. 
 
If you would like to assist, contact Lois Knight either by phone (829-6164) or e-mail – Lknight52@nyccucc

 SEPTEMBER’S  NYCC STREET MINISTRY
 We tried something new and it worked really, really well! Because several folks gave us a cash donation, or bought 50 bag of chips, we were able to build 24 lunches, (we were doing 12) to take to Portland on Mon. Sept. 26th. But the good news is that we asked folks to help after church on Sunday to make sandwiches, and fix up the bags of grapes and you did! In no time we had lunches ready to go. Thank you so much for being a part of this outreach NYCC does each month. We wish you could experience the most rewarding part and that is the extreme gratitude with which the lunches are received. The thank you’s or the blessings we receive are amazing and very heartfelt.  C/J

Stay tuned for when clothing, or other necessities, etc.  may become a part of our mission. Other folks taking the lead on this would be wonderful.  

CLUTTERED KITCHEN
We have a situation at NYCC that we should try to correct. Everyone has a “junk” drawer in their house. Right? Well our church apparently has an entire “junk room”, and unfortunately it is the kitchen. The kitchen isn’t used nearly as much today as it was pre-pandemic when, because it was so busy it tended to be kept in decent order. Today, however, the corners, the dishwasher, the counters, the shelves….you get my drift……are on overload with “junk”. Or if it isn’t junk, it belongs someplace else. In short, please help this situation by washing and putting away anything you use, clean the counters, but most of all don’t just leave it for someone else to put away or find the place it belongs (Yes, you can put damp dishes and silverware where they belong).

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 16th at 10:00 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.

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!!Church Building Re-KeyedThe re-keying project has been completed.  All doors except the pastor’s door and the daycare door have been re-keyed.  All Committee Chairs have been issued a new key.  If you have not picked yours up yet, it will be in your mailbox at the church.  The office is open Monday-Thursday from 7:30-12:00 noon to pick up your key or get lock box instructions.  If you will be using the new lockbox that is now installed.  You can contact Lyn for Instructions at 829-3644 or 615-1650 if it is not during office hours.The “key” to this project is to get a list of names of all of those who now have a new key, and a list of names of those who have the combination to the lockbox.  If you have any questions or concerns please let the office know at 829-3644 or nyarmouthccucc@gmail.com

Continuing Meetings 

October 4 – Diaconate at 6:30 pm – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89733746228?pwd=WW5OeGJLUXE1MnZpMkM4TlpkaGNLUT09

October 10 – Faith Formation Meeting following worship.

October 11 – Trustees at 6:00 pm –  In person

October 17  – Missions at 7:00 pm – Via Zoom
The link will be sent to members of the Missions Committee one week prior to the meeting

October 20  – 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.
If you have any questions contact Annie Graham at 207-712-8253

Please keep the following people
in your prayers ~

Marion Goff  
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Blanche Mays
Kris Perkins and Cathy Bunton

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

Weekly News for September 21




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

Masks Optional
Masks are now optional in the church building as transmission rates in Cumberland County have decreased. Please use your own judgement regarding wearing one.  We will continue to adhere to social distancing in the sanctuary and in Fellowship Hall.

CONVERSATION !!!    COFFEE !!   PACKING LUNCHES ????
Join us for a time of conversation, coffee and assembling lunches for our Portland friends this coming Sunday after church. It is an opportunity for us to help put the lunches together and just enjoy being/working with church friends for a short time.  Everything needed for the lunches will be there. In other words just bring yourself.  Don’t feel like building lunches?  You can do some heavy looking on !

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!!

Church Building Re-Keyed
The re-keying project has been completed.  All doors except the pastor’s door and the daycare door have been re-keyed.  All Committee Chairs have been issued a new key.  If you have not picked yours up yet, it will be in your mailbox at the church.  The office is open Monday-Thursday from 7:30-12:00 noon to pick up your key or get lock box instructions.  If you will be using the new lockbox that is now installed.  You can contact Lyn for Instructions at 829-3644 or 615-1650 if it is not during office hours.The “key” to this project is to get a list of names of all of those who now have a new key, and a list of names of those who have the combination to the lockbox.  If you have any questions or concerns please let the office know at 829-3644 or nyarmouthccucc@gmail.com


Neighbors in Need Special Offering 
In 2022, the Neighbors in Need “BEHOLD!” offering focuses on an economic justice. With inflation impacting all of our households, we wanted to provide a way to discuss this through a faith lens. Join us by promoting this year’s NIN “Behold!” campaign at your church. As you may recall, one-third of the offering supports Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM). Two-thirds are used by Justice and Witness Ministries to provide grants to UCC churches and organizations as well as supporting a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects. We will collect this offering on October 2.

Continuing Meetings 

October 4 – Diaconate at 6:30 pm – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89733746228?pwd=WW5OeGJLUXE1MnZpMkM4TlpkaGNLUT09

October 10 – Faith Formation Meeting following worship.

October 11 – Trustees at 6:00 pm –  In person

October 17  – Missions at 7:00 pm – Via Zoom
The link will be sent to members of the Missions Committee one week prior to the meeting

October 20  – 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.

Please keep the following people
in your prayers ~

Marion Goff  
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Blanche Mays
Kris Perkins and Cathy Bunton

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

Weekly News for September 14, 2022

Join us for Worship! 
We are back in the Sanctuary!
We are now worshiping in person in the Sanctuary 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

Masks Optional
Masks are now optional in the church building as transmission rates in Cumberland County have decreased. Please use your own judgement regarding wearing one.  We will continue to adhere to social distancing in the sanctuary and in Fellowship Hall.

Covenant-Making God                   Rev. Dr. Paul A. Day
As my brief bio sketch mentions, I was ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church and hold dual status with the United Church of Christ through the York Association. In my ministry I served the Community Covenant Church of Clear Lake, WA, and Bethlehem Covenant Church in Worcester, MA, among other places.
Covenant is not a widely used word, however, so it has led to some interesting mail. I regularly received letters addressed to the Convenient Community Church – well, we were easily accessible. In heavily Roman Catholic Worcester my mail was addressed to Bethlehem Convent Church – I never did find the nuns! In our increasingly secular society the problem is not limited to Covenant churches; in North Berwick we would get mail for the First Congressional Church – didn’t they know about the separation of the church and the state?
Covenant is, of course, a biblical word. The word covenant (Hebrew berit) comes from royalty. A king made a “covenant” or “treaty” with other kings – a “covenant of peace.” A king also could make a covenant with his subjects – for example, promising protection in exchange for obedience and paying taxes or tribute. Usually a covenant was a transaction, involving mutual promises and responsibilities. In the same way, the Bible sometimes refers to the covenant between God and God’s people.
Many Congregational churches have “Church Covenants” – for example, members pledge themselves to mutual care, spiritual edification, and support of ministry to the community. But, the Bible also uses berit – covenant – to refer to God’s unilateral, unconditional promises – God’s grace! In fact, the very first use of the word “covenant” in the Bible is God’s call to Noah in Genesis 6:18. Then, we read of God’s covenant with Noah (and the whole earth) seven times after the Flood. Seven is a sacred number in Hebrew thought: if anything is repeated seven times we need to pay attention! (Genesis 9:1-17) God set no conditions on Noah in making his covenant promise, with the rainbow as a sign of God’s grace. Our covenant with God is rooted in God’s steadfast love and unconditional love!
In the same way, may our church covenant be rooted in steadfast love for one another and grace extended to one another. Last Sunday we looked at the Noahic Covenant. This coming Sunday we will consider the Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 12:1-9) and our calling as God’s people. Note: We will be worshiping in the sanctuary. Join us in person or on-line as you are able.
Grace & peace, Paul

Continuing Meetings 
September 22  – Council at 6:30 pm – in Person 
Tuesday Gals – Tuesdays at 10:00 am in Fellowship Hall
Choir – Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm and on Sundays 8:30-9:00 am in the Sanctuary
Men’s Club meets on the third Saturday of each 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.


Neighbors in Need Special Offering 
In 2022, the Neighbors in Need “BEHOLD!” offering focuses on an economic justice. With inflation impacting all of our households, we wanted to provide a way to discuss this through a faith lens. Join us by promoting this year’s NIN “Behold!” campaign at your church. As you may recall, one-third of the offering supports Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM). Two-thirds are used by Justice and Witness Ministries to provide grants to UCC churches and organizations as well as supporting a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects. We will collect this offering on October 2.

Community Food Pantry Donations. This Sunday, 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.

Church Building Re-Keyed
The re-keying project has been completed.  All doors except the pastor’s door and the daycare door have been re-keyed.  All Committee Chairs have been issued a new key.  If you have not picked yours up yet, it will be in your mailbox at the church.  The office is open Monday-Thursday from 7:30-12:00 noon to pick up your key or get lock box instructions.  If you will be using the new lockbox that is now installed.  You can contact Lyn for Instructions at 829-3644 or 615-1650 if it is not during office hours.

The “key” to this project is to get a list of names of all of those who now have a new key, and a list of names of those who have the combination to the lockbox.  

If you have any questions or concerns please let the office know at 829-3644 or nyarmouthccucc@gmail.com 

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

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

Weekly News for September 7, 2022

Join us for Worship! 
We are worshiping in person in the Fellowship Hall 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

Masks Optional
Masks are now optional in the church building as transmission rates in Cumberland County have decreased. Please use your own judgement regarding wearing one.  We will continue to adhere to social distancing in the sanctuary and in Fellowship Hall.

Not a Children’s Story                                Rev. Dr. Paul A. Day
This fall we will be moving through the Narrative Lectionary, which covers the sweep of the story of God and God’s people. On Sunday we began “in the beginning” with the story of Creation. This week we will jump ahead to the account of Noah and the Flood.

Noah and the Animals, the Ark and the Rainbow is a perennial Sunday School favorite – from the days of flannelgraphs to modern digital versions. And who doesn’t love “The Unicorn Song” by the Irish Rovers. (You’ve got that stuck in your head now, don’t you? You’re welcome.) My own fascination with the story began with Bill Cosby’s comic routine on Noah, “Ri-i-i-i-ght!”

But it’s also a story that creates a lot of controversy as people try to prove – or disprove – its historical basis. When I served a church in Worcester, MA, we had members of the Aldrin family in our congregation – relatives of astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, and later, the leader of expeditions to seek Noah’s Ark on the slopes of Mt. Ararat. One can visit the Ark Encounter in Tennessee, complete with a full-size replica of the Ark and information about dinosaurs. (Ironically, a couple of years ago the folks behind the Ark Encounter were involved in a lawsuit against their insurance company over flood damage claims.)

The account of Noah and the Flood is not really a children’s story, nor a prooftext to support of deny Creationism. I invite you to join us in worship on Sunday and find out what it really means for us.

Since Sunday is also the 21st Anniversary of the 9/11 hi-jackings and terror attacks, we will also observe a time of prayer in commemoration.

Grace & peace,
Pastor Paul

Meet our new Interim Pastor
Rev. Dr. Paul A. Day
Pastor Day is a native of Quincy, Massachusetts; he has degrees from Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy; North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago; and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He was ordained by the Evangelical Covenant Church in 1979, and holds dual standing in the United Church of Christ through the York Association.Pastor Day served Covenant congregations in Michigan, Washington state, and Massachusetts. In 1997 he moved to Portland to become the Executive Director of the Bible Society of Maine. In 2007 he returned to parish ministry serving as pastor of First Congregational Church, U.C.C., in North Berwick, Maine. He has also served as adjunct faculty in several settings, most recently at the University of New England. Pastor Day retired in May 2019. Since that time, he has served as a Bridge Pastor for Stevens Ave. Congregational Church, Portland, and First Congregational Church, Gray; and as an Instructor for the Maine School of Ministry.Paul lives in Portland with his wife of 45 years, Diana, and their dog, Daisy, and cat, Fluffanutta—both rescues. Diana taught Special Education at Scarborough Middle School from 1998 to 2018. They have three daughters and five grandchildren. Paul loves baseball, history, mysteries, travel, photography, and gardening and yardwork.Pastor Day looks forward to getting to know our congregation better in the next few months. He will be leading Sunday services and will be available for urgent pastoral care.Choir RehearsalThe choir will begin meeting on Wednesdays beginning Tonight, September 7 at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary.  We will rehearse on Sunday, September 18 from 8:30-9:00am and sing on that day also.

Community Food Pantry Donations. This Sunday, 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.

Continuing Meetings September 11 – Faith Formation Meeting following worship.

September 12 – Missions at 7:00 pm – Via Zoom
The link will be sent to members of the Missions Committee one week prior to the meeting

September 13  – Trustees at 6:00 pm – Via Zoom and in person
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83667379574?pwd=MktBWU5wYytXREt0cVFEZW9McTFRUT09

September 15  – Council at 6:30 pm – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81321017944?pwd=QzkwRll0ajhuV3FXVTBPYjJJU1RJQT09
Tuesday Gals on Tuesdays at 10:00 am in person 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.??????BREAD-CHEESE-GRAPES-COOKIES???????Caroline R. and Jeanne C. are planning to continue taking “lunch” to the folks on the street in Portland once a month.  We started doing this as a part of the Grace Street Ministry program, but we needed to end that connection, so we are doing it from us at NYCC. We have found this to be a very, very meaningful experience…….simply giving a hungry or thirsty person something to eat or drink.  And, we might add, they are incredibly thankful.  We get many thank-you’s and bless you’s. 

The bag lunches we put together consisted of a sandwich ( a sliced meat and a slice of cheese) a small bag of chips, a small bag of red grapes (they love them) a couple of cookies and a soda.

Would you be at all interested in helping with a part of this activity by taking care of the bread? Cheese? Cookies? Grapes? Soda? Water?  You get my drift. Without even asking we have already been gifted with a generous cash gift, AND someone has said they want to take care of the chips for as long as we are doing this! 

If it would be to your liking to help with this activity, please talk to Caroline R. or Jeanne C. and see where you can fill in a need.

Thanks a bunch!     C/JRekeying the BuildingThe rekeying of the building has started.  When the main doors have been rekeyed, a notice will go out.  Hopefully next week.  The key blanks have been ordered.

We will have a limited number of keys made and will have a lock box installed at the door that will house a key.  Those who need a key will get one and those who only need a key occasionally can use the lockbox.  This will also take the worry out of losing a key.

When the new keys are assigned we will make a list so we will know who has keys. 

If you have any questions or suggestions please contact Lyn in the office at 829-3644 or nyarmouthccucc@gmail.com Thank you.

Please keep the following people
in your prayers ~

Jon Bickford
Mark Falbo
Marion Goff  
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Blanche Mays
Kris Perkins and Cathy Bunton
Bill Tompson

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