Weekly News for June 13

Sunday June 17th is MUSIC Sunday. Please come and join the choir and special soloists as they sing favorite pieces as we all lift our voices in song! Several members will be sharing how God speaks to them through music. Help us celebrate a wonderful year of music this last Sunday for our choir before the summer!

Summer “lemonade” hour up-date. Several folks have offered to bring in something for the munchies table…….which is very sweet. However , I have been informed that the freezer is well supplied with sweet treats from events we’ve had recently. And I have plenty of salty treats and cheese and crackers. What might be lacking is maybe some easy to eat fruit or cut up veggies. Just saying……….
Saw several people who brought their own coffee ! Yea ! Jeanne

Strawberry Festival
Our 24th Annual Strawberry Festival

Will be held Saturday, June 23rd from 1:00—3:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall

We need help with: Greeting, bussing tables, prep work for strawberries, kitchen help, etc. All are welcome to participate, young, “older”, men, women and youth!!

Anyone who can help with the festival please contact Leah Davis at 829-6266 or mamad115@hotmail.com

Recipes

Strawberry Pie
Bake at 350 for 1 hr until golden brown
1 quart strawberries
Mix together and sprinkle over fruit:
3/4 cup sugar
4tbs. flour
Pastry for two crust pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Bake 350 for 1 hour until golden brown
2 cups strawberries
2 cups rhubarb
Mix together and sprinkle over fruit:
1 2/3 cups sugar
1/3 cup flour
Butter top of mixture
Pastry for a 2 crust pie


Pet Pantry Needs

Dry Dog Food, Dry Cat Food and Kitty Litter.

Food Pantry Needs
Diapers sizes 3,4,5

Preble Street Resource Center
Did you used to be a camper, but now no longer use your gear? There is also an urgent need for camping gear for the homeless population. They are in need of 2 person tents, sleeping bags, back packs, tarps and air mattresses. All of this gear can be used.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June13
Trustees – 6:00 pm
AA – 7:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm

Saturday, June 16
Men’s Club Breakfast – 7:00 am

Sunday, June 17
Worship – 9:30 am

Tuesday, June 19
Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am

Wednesday, June 20
AA – 7:00 pm

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Weekly News for June 6

Kitchen Clean Up Day
OK, so Sat. (June 6) didn’t work for anyone to clean kitchen. Most of the folks who spoke to me about it certainly had much better things to do. And Sat. did turn out to be a wonderful day to not be in the church kitchen. The good news is , which I did not know, is that folks have been cleaning while on other duty, ie Friday Lunch crew, Mark and Lynn. The fronts of the cupboards have been washed down, the content of the drawers organized, the refrigerators are looking really good, the dishwasher is sparkling inside and out ! So, what I am saying as far as the immediate kitchen is concerned, only has a job or 2 to be put in in really good order, The rack needs to be organized, ( it is really bad ) and a couple of other quickie jobs. I think we are on top of this project and I can’t thank you enough. Jeanne

Summer coffee hour..……..or maybe I should say summer Lemonade Hour ! From now until next fall I will be putting a simple, hopefully tasty, munchies and cold drink table ( my goal is no more than 3 dishes to wash ) out for after church. If anyone is so inclined, your treats would be welcome. We have tons of lemonade, thanks to Lyn, tons of sweet treats in the freezer which I will be using. And there will always be chunks of Cabot cheese.
BYOC if you wish. Jeanne

Rev. Nancy
Rev. Nancy will be out on medical leave for the next two weeks following ankle surgery. Rev. Diane Bennekamper will be on call June 4-10.

Strawberry Festival
Our 24th Annual Strawberry Festival

Will be held Saturday, June 23rd from 1:00—3:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall

We need help with: Greeting, bussing tables, prep work for strawberries, kitchen help, etc. All are welcome to participate, young, “older”, men, women and youth!!

Anyone who can help with the festival please contact Leah Davis at 829-6266 or mamad115@hotmail.com

Recipes

Strawberry Pie
Bake at 350 for 1 hr until golden brown
1 quart strawberries
Mix together and sprinkle over fruit:
3/4 cup sugar
4tbs. flour
Pastry for two crust pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Bake 350 for 1 hour until golden brown
2 cups strawberries
2 cups rhubarb
Mix together and sprinkle over fruit:
1 2/3 cups sugar
1/3 cup flour
Butter top of mixture
Pastry for a 2 crust pie

Missions Meeting– June 12 at 5:30 pm (Please note day and time change).

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

Food Pantry Needs
Diapers sizes 3,4,5

Preble Street Resource Center
Did you used to be a camper, but now no longer use your gear? There is also an urgent need for camping gear for the homeless population. They are in need of 2 person tents, sleeping bags, back packs, tarps and air mattresses. All of this gear can be used.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 6
AA – 7:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm

Saturday, June 9
Pet Place Pantry – 9:00-10:00 am

Sunday, June 10
Worship – 9:30 am
Diaconate – 11:00 am

Tuesday, June 12
Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am
Missions – 5:30 pm

Wednesday, June 13
Trustees – 6:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm
AA – 7:00 pm

Weekly News for May 30

Friday Lunch – The next Friday Lunch will be held on June 1 from 11:30-1:00 pm. We will be offering Haddock Chowder with a biscuit, Spaghetti with meat sauce, desserts and drinks.

Church Kitchen Clean Up Day
I know this is short notice but, this Saturday at 9:00 am would be a perfect kitchen cleanup day. Depending on the number of people there are small jobs, big jobs….something for everyone. Kitchen use declines drastically from this point on. This would be a perfect time to get it clean. Just show up if you can help. I will be there. Thank you, Jeanne.

Rev. Nancy
Rev. Nancy will be out on medical leave for the next two weeks following ankle surgery. Rev. Judith Blanchard will be on call May 31-June 1 and Rev. Diane Bennekamper will be on call June 4-10.

Strawberry Festival
Our 24th Annual Strawberry Festival

Will be held Saturday, June 23rd from 1:00—3:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall

We need help with: Greeting, bussing tables, prep work for strawberries, kitchen help, etc. All are welcome to participate, young, “older”, men, women and youth!!

Anyone who can help with the festival please contact Leah Davis at 829-6266 or mamad115@hotmail.com

Missions Meeting– June 12 at 5:30 pm (Please note day and time change).

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

Food Pantry Needs
Diapers sizes 3,4,5

Preble Street Resource Center
Did you used to be a camper, but now no longer use your gear? There is also an urgent need for camping gear for the homeless population. They are in need of 2 person tents, sleeping bags, back packs, tarps and air mattresses. All of this gear can be used.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 30
AA – 7:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm

Friday, June 1
Friday Lunch – 11:30-1:00 pm

Sunday, June 3
Worship – 9:30 am

Tuesday, June 5
Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am

Wednesday, June 6
Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm
AA – 7:00 pm

Saturday, June 9
Pet Place Pantry – 9:00-10:00 am

Weekly News for May 16, 2018

Saturday will be a full day as we remember and honor Richard Brobst at a memorial service at 1pm with a reception following.

This is important for the Brobst family and for all of us in the church family. Recognizing that it will be a very full emotional day for all of us, we are postponing the all-church talent to a later date.

WANTED: Bakers and Helpers
I am looking for folks who can bake for, and/or help out with baking and serving for the Brobst reception on Saturday, May 19. Please contact Kathy Whittier at 254-7509 or kwhit119@yahoo.com.

Church Council meeting next Thursday May 17th 6:00 pm.

Pentecost Sunday, May 20 Readers
Do you read a different language other than English? And would you be willing to be part of our Pentecost reading in many languages? next Sunday May 20th. If yes please let Rev Nancy know. Languages that come to mind are French, German,
Greek, Latin, Spanish, Polish, others? A printed copy of same will be sent to you and then you will stand in your pew on Sunday and all will read simultaneously in different languages just like the first Pentecost.

Kitchen Cleaning
For those folks who feel like you missed an opportunity to “tidy up ” the church last Sat, (conflict with Town Meeting ), fear not. Our well used kitchen is in dire need of a very thorough cleaning. When you have to pry your hand off a drawer knob you know we need to do something. If 5 or 6 people can spend a couple of hours on a Sat Morning we can whip that place in ship shape in no time. Late May or early June would be a good time to do this so watch for specific time and date. Jeanne

Pentecost AND YOUTH Sunday
Rehearsal after school today-May 16.
Sunday, May 20th. Wear red (or orange or yellow that day)

Missions
Missions will hold a meeting on Sunday, May 20 at 11:00 am.

Coffee Hour
We need volunteers for the following dates to set up coffee hour: May 27, June 10, 17, 24. Thanks for letting Pat Field and/or Susan Elliott know if you will do it. There will also be a sign-up sheet on the Gathering Space front table.

Newsletter deadline
Because of the Memorial Day holiday the newsletter deadline has been moved to Monday, May 21. Please submit your articles at anytime through the 21st.

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

Food Pantry Needs
Diapers sizes 3,4,5

Preble Street Resource Center
Did you used to be a camper, but now no longer use your gear? There is also an urgent need for camping gear for the homeless population. They are in need of 2 person tents, sleeping bags, back packs, tarps and air mattresses. All of this gear can be used.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 16
After School Rehearsal for Youth Sunday
AA – 7:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm

Thursday, May 17
Council – 6:00 pm

Saturday, May 19
Men’s Club Breakfast – 7:00 am
Richard Brobst Memorial Service – 1:00 pm

Sunday, May 20
Worship – 9:30 am
Missions – 11:00 am
Final Youth Group Gathering

Monday, May 21
Newsletter Deadline

Tuesday, May 22
Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am

Wednesday, May 23
Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm
AA – 7:00 pm

Weekly News for May 9, 2018

Gentle reminder……….Church Council meeting next Thursday May 17th 6:00 pm.

Kitchen Cleaning
For those folks who feel like you missed an opportunity to “tidy up ” the church last Sat, (conflict with Town Meeting ), fear not. Our well used kitchen is in dire need of a very thorough cleaning. When you have to pry your hand off a drawer knob you know we need to do something. If 5 or 6 people can spend a couple of hours on a Sat Morning we can whip that place in ship shape in no time. Late May or early June would be a good time to do this so watch for specific time and date. Jeanne

Youth Group News
Spring Talent Show: The Youth Group will be hosting the Spring Talent Show in the Fellowship Hall on the evening of Saturday, May 19th at 6:30 pm. Start thinking about your hidden talent as we will be inviting ALL church members to perform at this fun community gathering! Proceeds from concessions will fund our year-end outing.

Pentecost AND YOUTH Sunday
Sunday, May 20th. Wear red (or orange or yellow that day)

Coffee Hour
We need volunteers for the following dates to set up coffee hour: May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24. Thanks for letting Pat Field and/or Susan Elliott know if you will do it. There will also be a sign-up sheet on the Gathering Space front table.

May Newsletters
In your mail newsletters: There is no Diaconate meeting on Sunday, April 27th. They have moved there meetings to the second Sunday of each month.

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

Food Pantry Needs
Diapers sizes 3,4,5

Preble Street Resource Center
Did you used to be a camper, but now no longer use your gear? There is also an urgent need for camping gear for the homeless population. They are in need of 2 person tents, sleeping bags, back packs, tarps and air mattresses. All of this gear can be used.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 9
Trustees – 6:00 pm
AA – 7:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm

Saturday, May 12
Pet Place Pantry – 9:00 am

Sunday, May 13
Worship – 9:30 am
Diaconate – 11:00 am

Tuesday, May 15
Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am

Wednesday, May 16
After School Rehearsal for Youth Sunday
Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm
AA – 7:00 pm

Thursday, May 17
Council – 6:00 pm

Weekly News for April 11, 2018

Youth Group News
April 15th: The youth group will travel to Harpswell for a church community service project and fundraiser. We will be helping Pastor Nancy with a series of yardwork projects, so please dress appropriately. Lunch will follow.

Spring Talent Show: The Youth Group will be hosting the Spring Talent Show in the Fellowship Hall on the evening of Saturday, May 19th. Start thinking about your hidden talent as we will be inviting ALL church members to perform at this fun community gathering! Proceeds from concessions will fund our year-end outing.

Bible Study
Sundays at 8:30am in Fellowship Hall we will study the book of James. All are welcome.

Patriots’ Day
Monday, April 16 is Patriots’ Day. (Patriots’ Day commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord, which were fought near Boston in 1775.  Maine was a province of Massachusetts until it became a State in 1820). The Church office will be closed.

Coffee Hour
We do not have any people signed up for coffee hour in April, May or June (that is as far ahead as we go at a time) and we need some one for next week! As well as the following weeks! Thanks for letting Pat Field and/or Susan Elliott know if you will do it. There will also be a sign-up sheet on the front table.

Rummage Sale
It’s that time again for our spring Rummage Sale, which will be held on Saturday, April 21, from 9:00-2:00 in the Fellowship Hall. We will be collecting items DURING THE WEEK OF APRIL 16-20 so that they can be left upstairs and avoid the carrying. We will take clothing, shoes, purses and bags, books and CDs/DVDs, toys, holiday items, linens, china, glassware, tools, and anything salable except electronics. Small appliances only if new in boxes. For more information, please contact Kathy Whittier or Gail Strattard

Spring Work Day
We will hold a Spring Work Day on Saturday, April 28 from 8:00 am to Noon to do yard work, lawn clean up, storm windows/screens, etc. All help is appreciated.

Handicap Access Improvement to Choir Area
Chris Dahlgren will be available after church on Sunday, April 15th and Sunday, April 20th to informally explain what we are considering could be done. We recognize that anything of this magnitude at the front of our Sanctuary is very important to the membership and must be carefully considered.

Missions Presentation
The Missions Board’s presentation of their work and projects this past Sunday was amazingly wonderful and so thorough ! They are right out there helping people in need ……….local and world wide. NYCC is blessed AND involved.
Kudos, Missions folks

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

Food Pantry Needs

Laundry Detergent or Dish Detergent (medium sizes are better)

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 11

Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm

 

Thursday, April 12

Bible Study – 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, April 14

Pet Place Pantry – 9:00-10:00 am

 

Sunday, April 15

Bible Study – 8:30 am

Informal Information mtg on Sanctuary Changes

Youth Group– 11:00 am

 

Monday, April 16

Patriots’ Day – Office Closed

Rummage Sale Drop Off and Set Up

 

Tuesday, April 17

Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am

Rummage Sale Drop Off and Set Up

 

 

Weekly News for March 21

Easter Morning Breakfast update: ………we could really use a couple of entrees and a fruit bowl. Donna Smith is bringing fruit, but 1 more would be good. There are plenty of eggs at the church , which really should be used, sooner rather than later !

The Church Council needs to meet, There are a couple of items that need our attention. So…..Let’s go for Thursday April 5th at 4:30.

Lent 2018 – Ready for Change

Friday, March 24th – Worship, Drama and Music Rehearsal at 10:00 am.

Sunday, March 25th – Journey to Jerusalem Worship of Drama, readings and music.

We also plan to have some Mission presentations dates TBD.

Thursday, March 29th– Maundy Thursday Worship at 7:00 pm.

Sunday, April 1st Easter Sunrise Worship at Skyline Farm at 6:30 am with breakfast following then worship at NYCC at 9:30 am.

Rock Bottom – You are invited to write a word on a rock that represents what you are turning away from or turning toward this lent, or that reflects your feelings about the changes coming in the church or in your personal life. Use a word or draw a picture. The rocks will be placed on the communion table during lent. So please do a rock and put it on the communion table. Watch how our changing rocks will grow.

Newsletter Article Deadline – Monday, March 26

Good Friday Walk –The Good Friday Walk for Habitat for Humanity will take place on March 30. To sign up as a fundraiser and to walk or run go to: http://www.crowdrise.com/2018GoodFridayWalk.

One Great Hour of Sharing

The One Great Hour of Sharing special offering will be taken on March 18 and 25th. One Great Hour is a Christian effort to empower, provide water, supply food, and give relief from disasters. Water Projects: We currently have projects in over 20 countries. Hunger Relief: See how we are feeding the hungry all over the world. Disaster Relief: Not just immediate responses, but long-term commitment.

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

Food Pantry Needs – Laundry Detergent or Dish Detergent (medium sizes are better)

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 21– Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm

Thursday, March 22 – Bible Study – 2:00 pm

Saturday, March 24 – Worship Drama and Music Rehearsal – 10:00 am

Sunday, March 25 – Youth Group – 11:00 am

Tuesday, March 27 – Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am