Weekly News for January 13, 2021

Bread Exchange
NYCC Exchange – Sunday, January 17th 11:30am
This month will honor each other by exchanging a loaf of bread. Homemade or store-bought are welcome. Sweet or savory are welcome.

To share bread is to share a meal, to share our community, to share our spirit. Consider adding a note to your offering, a wish for its recipient.
Everyone who brings one will leave with one.

Please join us for this socially distant and masked exchange.
If you are unable to attend and would like to participate, Sara Rose will pick up your offering on Saturday and return with your bread on Sunday. Please email or call Lyn.

Call to Annual Meeting

January 10, 2021

To the Members and Officers of the First Congregational Church, UCC of North Yarmouth, Maine:

You are hereby requested to attend the 215th Annual Meeting of the First Congregational Church, UCC, of North Yarmouth, Maine on Sunday, January 24, 2021, at 10:30 am, immediately following the morning worship service. This meeting will be conducted via Zoom.

The following items make up the agenda:
Annual roll call of members. This will be done electronically and explained at the time of the meeting.
Discussion and approval of the Annual Report for 2020
Discussion and approval of the church budget for 2021
Any other business that may legally come before this meeting.

Respectfully.
[signed]
Kathryn H. Whittier, Clerk

In Person Attendance for Annual Meeting

For those who are not able to use zoom for the annual meeting we will have limited (max 10 people) socially distanced seating in the Gathering Space where we will join the The NYCC annual meeting over zoom. You will be able to see and hear all that is going on and you will be able to ask questions, participate in discussions and vote. Please contact Lyn in the office to reserve your spot. Please plan to be there before 9:30 am as we will also join virtual worship there. Pastor Nancy

Gathering Space Hour with Pastor Nancy Meet Nancy on Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 am in the Gathering Space. Bring your own coffee and come and chat!

Annual Meeting
The NYCC annual meeting will be held on Sunday Jan 24th at 10:30am via zoom. The council is asking all officers, board and committee members to continue in their current positions for 2021. If you no longer are able/want to serve, please let Jeanne C. know and the council will attempt to fill the position by appointment for the 2021 year. This annual meeting will be focused on acceptance of reports and approval of the 2021 budget. These reports will be sent by email as soon as they are ready. Please call the office if you need a printed copy. If you need help with zoom, please let Pastor Nancy know and she or another zoom ambassador will walk you through it with a test run.

Annual Meeting Link:
Topic: Annual Meeting
Time: Jan 24, 2021 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Please keep the following people in your prayers Sharon and Ernie C.
The Falbo Family
Marion G.
Sandra G.
Judy M.
Cindy T.
Lisa S.

PLEDGE ENVELOPES / 2020 GIVING STATEMENTS

Both of these are ready for you. Until January 24th, they will be available in the church office from 8am to 12 noon Monday through Thursday if you are willing and able to pick them up. I will be in the church on Saturday, January 23 from 9-11 am if you can pick them up then. If there are any “giving statements” left after the 24th they will be mailed to you on the 25th. That’s the easy part; mailing pledge packets is bit more involved. I wonder if they might end up in Tennessee? I will deliver these to you if that’s what works best for you. (secretly, I’m hoping you will be able to pick them up! ) Either way, you will have them in hand by the end of January.

*Fellowship dues for 2021 will be $18 per member.

Thank you for your help and understanding,
Jeanne Chadbourne——-Financial Sec.

Online Church Directory
We have noticed that some of our members are using old directories (mail being returned to the church with address unknown). We will be printing an updated directory very soon. You can help us by letting the office know if you have a new address, email or phone number. Have you cancelled your land line and now only use your cell phone? We would like to update that information before a new directory is printed.

You can update your information yourselves by following the instructions the Instructions to sign into the directory at home.

Click on the link below and log in:
Log into the Online Member Directory at https://members.instantchurchdirectory.com/

Follow the instructions to create a log in. Once signed in you can save it to your favorites on your desk top or download the app and place it on your smart phone. When the office updates information it will automatically update yours as well. You can also update your own information. If you don’t have a picture associated with your information you can add one! Once you have made a change a request will come to the office that will need to be approved for the change to be permanent. If you make an update to your own information, please send an email to the office to let Lyn know that it was you who requested the change. Thank you.

SPAM!

If anyone receives an unusual email that looks like it is from me and it asks for help or for you to buy gift cards for me, please know it is NOT from me. This is not something I would do over email. You can tell this by looking at the actual email address which does not even resemble mine. Please do not respond to it. Nancy

Subscribe to YouTube

We have a YouTube channel! Please go and subscribe to it! If you have more then one email go ahead and subscribe twice!!

Why do we have those cryptic links, you ask?

If we have 100 subscribers, we can get a custom url like ‘Nyccucc’ and then our link will not be so crazy. We are over 81 subscribers! ONLY 19 TO GO!! If you go to our YouTube channel YOU can subscribe- it is free! You will need to put in your email address.

Pastor Nancy