Weekly News for February 7, 2018

Chicken Pie Sale Week is Here!

The February 9th CHICKEN PIE SALE is a significant fund-raiser for our church, which helps us, in turn, be able to give back to the community at large…it’s a win-win! We have many enthusiastic patrons who have already ordered our delicious chicken pies and incomparable gravy.

We have already made the dough, turned it into dough balls, picked chickens and the roasting for the gravy is in process. Here what is next!

– February 8, Thursday, 8-11 am, roll pie bottoms (need 8 volunteers)
– February 9, Friday, 9-11 am, roll pie tops (need 8 volunteers)
11:30-2:30 pm, assemble those yummy chicken pies to be boxed and sold (need 10 volunteers)

Friday, February 9 volunteers: We will be taking a lunch break so please bring your own or a potluck lunch to share……or you can go home for lunch.

Also during that week, we’re looking for volunteers to perform other tasks, such as assembling the pie boxes, cutting up frozen chicken from Sysco, daily dishwashing/kitchen clean up (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) and help making the gravy (Thursday 9-1:30).

There will be a Volunteer sign-up sheet in the Gathering Space for the Chicken Pie Sale. Hopefully, there will be a task of interest to you.

Trustees Meeting Postponed
The Trustees has been postponed from Feb. 11 to February 18 at 11:00 am.

Ash Wednesday Service
There will be an Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday, February 14 at 6:00 pm

Youth Group
Departing from our tradition of meeting on the third Sunday, youth group will NOT meet on February 18th. Instead, youth will have the option to travel to Camp Wilmot in Wilmot, NH the following weekend. Departing Friday the 23rd and returning Sunday the 25th, the group will be joining several other church groups at a youth retreat. Please see Jeremy or Shelby for additional information.

Pet Pantry Needs
Dry Dog Food, Dry Cat Food and Kitty Litter.

Food Pantry Needs
Laundry Detergent (small-medium sizes are better)

Upcoming Events
Saturday, February 10 – Pet Place Pantry – 9:00 am
Sunday, February 11– Missions – 11:00 am
Sunday, February 11 – Drama Club – 11:00 am
Tuesday, February 13– Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am
Wednesday, February 14 – Ash Wednesday Service – 6:00 pm

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Weekly News for December 20

Christmas Eve Services
Grace Street Ministry Service at Preble St., Portland – 4:30 pm
NYCC Family Worship – 6:30 pm
Christmas Communion and Candlelight
Worship – 11:00 pm

No January Newsletter
So my devotion this morning is all about the busy-ness of the season. And I recall that we have a newsletter deadline for January coming next week. In light of the fact that we have annual meeting for January and everyone is busy with reports, and the craziness yet sacredness of the next couple of weeks, I am making a pastoral/executive decision that we will NOT have a January newsletter. Any news that needs to be shared can be done so in Wednesday emails and or announcements.

Christmas Fund
On Christmas Eve we will be collecting for the annual Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and the
Emergency Fund through the UCC. This Christmas Fund provides UCC congregations and members an opportunity
to reach out in kindheartedness to those who have faithfully shepherded our Church and who now find themselves facing
unexpected financial needs.

In 2016, UCC congregations and members generously contributed $1,563,260 to the Offering. This enabled the United
Church Board for Ministerial Assistance, the charitable arm of the Pension Boards, to provide, on behalf of the whole Church,
Supplementation of Small Annuities, Retiree Health Premium Supplementation, Emergency Grants, and Christmas “Thank
You” Gift Checks to individuals and families in need.

The theme of the 2017 Christmas Fund Offering is Shepherding the Light, and the goal this year is to raise $1.7 million to
help support these ministries of light and love. The recipients of these gifts have faithfully served the church and now, in their
time of need, we can be the church to them. Thank you for your support.

Church Council Members….please note. There is NO council meeting this month. We will meet the 2nd Thursday in January, hopefully with a completed 2018 budget. Hold the date ! Thank you. Jeanne

10 more days to 1 ( pay $17 membership dues for 2017, 2) return 2018 pledge card. The results of our recent stewardship drive are to be celebrated ! You are so supportive of our church and what we can do for others. Blessings, blessings, blessings all around !

End of year 2017 giving statements will be sent out very early in Jan. 2018. If, upon receiving your statement, you find that you have missed your giving goal , any make up donations will be accepted ( she said, tongue in cheek ).

Lyn on Vacation
Lyn will be on vacation December 26,27,28.

Weekly News for September 20, 2017

Men’s Club
Please help the Men’s Club by signing up to help run their booth at the Cumberland Fair. The sign up board is in the Gathering Space. Thank you.

The Wired Word
Christians respond to what’s in the news – a discussion group for adults led by Sandra Golonka. Are you often in a quandary about how people of faith should respond to what’s going on in the world around us? Join us every Sunday morning beginning on October 1 from 8:30 to 9:15 am in the fellowship hall for a lively discussion of something from the news the past week and how Christians we might think about it and respond to it.

Coffee, Games and Conversation
Tuesdays 12:30-2:30 pm in the fellowship hall. As part of the Living Well in North Yarmouth initiative, join your friends and neighbors for a favorite game, conversation and light refreshments. Come as you are and as often as you are able – you are welcome here!

Living Well Drivers                                                                                                                       The Living Well Committee is looking for people who would be willing to be a driver occasionally for people living in North Yarmouth.   Let Rev. Nancy know if you would be interested in being on the list.

Coffee Hour this Fall
We are looking for two volunteers to host the Coffee Hour following Church Service for the months of September, October, November, and December.
You can sign up for one week, two weeks, three weeks or for the month.
Weeks need not be consecutive.
Please contact Pat Field (846-3049/patrf1@myfairpoint) or Susan Elliott (829-3903/susandayelliott@hotmail.com) to sign up.
Thank you. Pat and Susan

Tuesday Gals Christmas Raffle Baskets

The Tuesday Gals are still collecting items for their raffle baskets. All ideas and donations are welcome. The list of items needed is on the poster board above the collection box for donated items which we need badly. Thank you all for you help!

Pet Pantry Needs

Dry Dog Food, Dry Cat Food and Kitty Litter.

Food Pantry Needs

Laundry Detergent. Small sizes work best.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 20 – Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm

Thursday, September 21 – Church Council – 4:30 am

Monday, September 25 – October Newsletter Deadline

Tuesday, September 26- Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am