Weekly News for December 6

Advent Study
Advent Study will take place tonight at the church at 6:00 pm.

Membership Dues/Pledges
It’s never too late to 1) pay your 2017 conference membership dues ($17) and 2) return your 2018 pledge card. We have had 39 cards returned to date with an amazingly generous response from you ! I think our church is blessed beyond measure. What a way to go into Advent and to celebrate the birth of Jesus and to be able to continue doing His work at a most respectful level.

Annual Meeting
Do you have a report for the Annual Meeting Report ? Kathy would be so appreciative of folks meeting the Jan. 4, 2018 deadline for your report. Thanks!

Pageant
Kudos to Janine and Company for a wonderful, fun, meaningful kick- off pageant for our Christmas Celebration. Well Done

Chicken Pie Sales

We are still taking orders for the Chicken Pie Sale to be held on Friday, February 9 from 2:00-5:00 pm. There are only 11 pies and 40 gravy still available, so if you haven’t ordered your pie and wish to, do it soon! The cost of a 10 inch pie will be $18 and a pint of gravy will be $5. You can order by replying to this email, calling the office at 829-3644 or if you are at the church fill out the order sheet on the office desk.


A Note from the Nominating Committee

We have openings on all of our committees at this time. Please think it over and let us know if you are interested in a position on one of our committees. If you have any questions, we would be glad to answer them for you. Thank you, Pat Field, Pam Ames and Butch Goff.

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!

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

Food Pantry Needs

Bath Tissue

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, December 6– Advent Study – 6:00 pm

Wednesday, December 6– Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm

Saturday, December 9 – Friday Lunch – 11:30-1:00 pm

Sunday, December 10 – Trustees – 11:00 am

Sunday, December 10 – Drama Club – 11:00 am

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Weekly News for November 29

Advent Study
Advent Study starts TONIGHT at the church at 6:00 pm.

Decorating for Advent

Join us as we prepare some decorations for the advent season on Thursday Nov 30 at 10:30 am!

Youth Group
Join us this month for a devotional and goofy Christmas games on the 3rd of December. Then on the 17th, we will visit some of our homebound church members to spread holiday cheer through song.

Chicken Pie Sales

We are still taking orders for the Chicken Pie Sale to be held on Friday, February 9 from 2:00-5:00 pm. There are only 11 pies and 40 gravy still available, so if you haven’t ordered your pie and wish to, do it soon! The cost of a 10 inch pie will be $18 and a pint of gravy will be $5. You can order by replying to this email, calling the office at 829-3644 or if you are at the church fill out the order sheet on the office desk.


A Note from the Nominating Committee

We have openings on all of our committees at this time. Please think it over and let us know if you are interested in a position on one of our committees. If you have any questions, we would be glad to answer them for you. Thank you, Pat Field, Pam Ames and Butch Goff.

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!

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


Food Pantry Needs

Bath Tissue

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 29 – Advent Study – 6:00 pm

Wednesday, November 29– Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm

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

Sunday, December 3 – Christmas Pageant-9:30 am

Sunday, December 3 – Youth Group – 11:00 am

Weekly News for November 22

Thanksgiving Week
The church will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The church will also be closed on Monday, November 27 so Lyn can take a vacation day.

2018 Pledges???
The budget folks are getting together soon, and would appreciate knowing final figures when they begin the process. If you haven’t passed your pledge card in yet, please do so soon.

Advent study

Advent Study starts Wednesday, November 29 at 6:00 pm.

Preparing for Advent Season

Join us as we prepare some decorations for the advent season on Thursday, November 30 at 10:30 am!

Chicken Pie Sales

We are still taking orders for the Chicken Pie Sale to be held on Friday, February 9 from 2:00-5:00 pm. There are only 24 pies and 48 gravy still available, so if you haven’t ordered your pie and wish to, do it soon! The cost of a 10 inch pie will be $18 and a pint of gravy will be $5. You can order by replying to this email, calling the office at 829-3644 or if you are at the church fill out the order sheet on the office desk.


Newsletter Deadline
: The deadline has come and gone. If you don’t have your article in, please do it this weekend. Thank you.

A Note from the Nominating Committee
We have openings on all of our committees at this time. Please think it over and let us know if you are interested in a position on one of our committees. If you have any questions, we would be glad to answer them for you. Thank you, Pat Field, Pam Ames and Butch Goff.

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!

COFFEE HOUR THIS FALL
We are still looking for two volunteers to host the Coffee Hour following Church Service for the months of 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

Pet Pantry Needs

Dry Dog Food, Dry Cat Food and Kitty Litter.

Food Pantry Needs

Bath Tissue

Weekly News for November 15

Time for a Reminder
Please check to make sure all lights are off as you leave the building. We are finding lights left on overnight several times a week. Four lights left on from Tuesday alone. Thank you!

The Christmas Fair is here! Come join the fun on Saturday, November 18 from 9:00-2:00 pm. We will have lots of delicious baked goods, many varieties of cookies, vintage jewelry, the silent auction, raffle baskets, country crafts, greens, Rada cutlery, face painting, ornaments, cheese, and more. We will also offer a lovely lunch.

Baked Goods for the Christmas Fair
Along with all the delicious cookies we need BAKED GOODS for the Baked Goods table. Breads, pies, whoopie pies, brownies, sweet breads. An assortment of holiday baked goods are needed.
Call Donna Smith at donnasmith23@ymail.com or 829-5802 to let her know what you can bring. let’s make this the best Bake Goods Table ever!! THANK YOU!

Carol’s Cookie Walk

IT’S CRUNCH TIME! (A little cookie humor) – We are in need of cookies for Carol’s Cookie Walk at our Christmas Fair. To all you bakers and non-bakers (no-bake cookies) out there we will need dozens of wonderful creations for the cookie walk table. We are asking for 2 dozen or more cookies from each person. Please let Sue Berube SueBerube@maine.rr.com know if you can bake and share your scrumptious creations! Thank you!

Christmas Fair

Jewelry Table

The Christmas Fair folks are looking for gently used jewelry for the jewelry table. If you have some jewelry that you no longer wear would you consider donating it to the Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday Gals for the fair?! You can give it to a Tuesday Gal or bring it into the office and Lyn will make sure that they get it. Thank you!

Silent Auction
Do you have a craft where you create an item that might draw some nice bids at the Fair’s Silent Auction? Pat Field’s wooden crèche figures come to mind. Do you own/work at a business that might donate a Gift Card? Please think of a good donation that would draw interest (and bids) to the Silent Auction tables at the Christmas Fair. Many of our regulars enjoy bidding on new, fresh items and gift cards; sometimes a bidding war even breaks out!

Please contact Pam Ames at 829-5708 or james2@maine.rr.com if you’d like to discuss a possible donation.

Council Meeting
Council meeting Thursday afternoon at 4:30. We will not let the grass grow under our feet at this meeting as there are other activities ( ie. “the fair”) for example that require our participation. But, we do have a item or 2 that need our attention. Let’s meet in Lyn”s office because of all the other activities going on. Thanks

A very special Sunday as we consecrate our promises to NYCC for the coming year,,,,,,,NOV. 19th.

Chicken Pie Sales

We are still taking orders for the Chicken Pie Sale to be held on Friday, February 9 from 2:00-5:00 pm. There are only 29 pies and 49 gravy still available, so if you haven’t ordered your pie and wish to, do it soon! The cost of a 10 inch pie will be $18 and a pint of gravy will be $5. You can order by replying to this email, calling the office at 829-3644 or if you are at the church fill out the order sheet on the office desk.

Thanksgiving Week
The church will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The church will also be closed on Monday, November 27 so Lyn can take a vacation day.

Newsletter Deadline: Monday, November 20.

A Note from the Nominating Committee
We have openings on all of our committees at this time. Please think it over and let us know if you are interested in a position on one of our committees. If you have any questions, we would be glad to answer them for you. Thank you, Pat Field, Pam Ames and Butch Goff.

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!

COFFEE HOUR THIS FALL
We are still looking for two volunteers to host the Coffee Hour following Church Service for the months of 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

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

Food Pantry Needs

Bath Tissue

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 15– Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm

Thursday, November 16 – Council – 4:30 pm

Saturday, November 18 – Men’s Club Breakfast – 7:00 pm

Saturday, November 18 – Christmas Fair – 9:00-2:00 pm

Sunday, November 19– The Wired Word – 8:30 am

Sunday, November 19 – Youth Group– 11:00 am

Sunday, November 19 – Missions – 11:00 am

Tuesday, November 21– Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am

Tuesday, November 21 – Tuesday Social – 12:30 pm

Thursday, November 23 – Thanksgiving

Friday, November 24 – Thanksgiving – Office Closed

Weekly News for November 8, 2017

Prayer Service Tonight
Tonight, Wednesday, at 6pm we will hold a prayer service. Praying for the families of the victims of recent killings in our country. Praying for guidance and wisdom and peace. Praying for our country and our world. Praying for us all.

Preble Street
We will be helping to serve lunch at Preble Street on Friday December 15th. Join us if you can. I know this is a workday for some but there are no Saturdays available between now and Christmas. Please stay tuned for and additional opportunity to serve on a Saturday in the New Year! Pastor Nancy

Church Cleanup

Fall Church Cleanup has been set for Saturday, November 11 beginning at 9:00 am until we are done. It is time to rake leaves, put on storm windows, and do all the things we do to button up the church for the winter. Please join us.
The more hands we have the quicker the work will go. Thank you, Trustees.

HEADS UP !

1) Church Council meeting on Thurs. Nov. 16th at 4:30 pm.
a) Any items needing immediate attention
b) Nominations status
c) Pastor’s contract status
d) Anything we can do to prepare for Annual Meeting….we want to get ahead of this….reports etc,
e) Do we need a Dec. Meeting??????

2) A Celebratory Sunday !!! NOV 19th .Be sure your 2018 pledge (promise) cards are in church that day, hopefully with your presence, as we celebrate the end of this year’s Stewardship Drive. It probably will be a real special service,

IMPORTANT! FAIR WORKERS MEETING

Yikes! The time has flown by and we are just a little more than a week away, so there will be a meeting for all folks – table chairs especially – interested in working on the fair on Saturday, November 11 at 9:00 am. The date of the fair is Saturday, November 18 from 9:00-2:00. Please drop in for this short meeting if you are interested in helping out. If you are interested but can’t attend, please contact Kathy Whittier at 254-7509 or kwhit119@yahoo.com. Thanks!

Christmas Fair

Jewelry Table
The Christmas Fair folks are looking for gently used jewelry for the jewelry table. If you have some jewelry that you no longer wear would you consider donating it to the Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday Gals for the fair?! You can give it to a Tuesday Gal or bring it into the office and Lyn will make sure that they get it. Thank you!

Silent Auction
Do you have a craft where you create an item that might draw some nice bids at the Fair’s Silent Auction? Pat Field’s wooden crèche figures come to mind. Do you own/work at a business that might donate a Gift Card? Please think of a good donation that would draw interest (and bids) to the Silent Auction tables at the Christmas Fair. Many of our regulars enjoy bidding on new, fresh items and gift cards; sometimes a bidding war even breaks out!

Please contact Pam Ames at 829-5708 or james2@maine.rr.com if you’d like to discuss a possible donation.

Carol’s Cookie Walk

We are looking for cookies for Carol’s Cookie Walk at our Christmas Fair. Kristen Berube, Sue’s daughter, made 350 beautiful cookies at recent fairs. (thank you Kris!) Kristen has moved to Massachusetts so we have a BIG void to fill. We are reaching out to our usual bakers and we ask that others consider making 2 dozen cookies or more. Please let Sue Berube SueBerube@maine.rr.com know if you can bake and share your scrumptious creations! Thank you!

Chicken Pie Sales

We are still taking orders for the Chicken Pie Sale to be held on Friday, February 9 from 2:00-5:00 pm. There are only 38 pies and 51 gravy still available, so if you haven’t ordered your pie and wish to, do it soon! The cost of a 10 inch pie will be $18 and a pint of gravy will be $5. You can order by replying to this email, calling the office at 829-3644 or if you are at the church fill out the order sheet on the office desk.

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.


A Note from the Nominating Committee

We have openings on all of our committees at this time. Please think it over and let us know if you are interested in a position on one of our committees. If you have any questions, we would be glad to answer them for you. Thank you, Pat Field, Pam Ames and Butch Goff.

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!

COFFEE HOUR THIS FALL
We are still looking for two volunteers to host the Coffee Hour following Church Service for the months of 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

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

Food Pantry Needs

Bath Tissue

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 8– Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm

Saturday, November 11 – Pet Place Pantry – 9:00-10:00 am

Sunday, November 12– The Wired Word – 8:30 am

Sunday, November 12 – Drama Club – 11:00 am

Tuesday, November 14– Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am

Tuesday, November 14 – Tuesday Social – 12:30 pm

Tuesday, November 14 – Fall Study – 2:30 pm

Saturday, November 18 – Christmas Fair – 9:00-2:00 pm

Sunday, November 19 – Missions Meeting – 11:00 am

Weekly News for October 25

NYCC is going to send an outreach team to help serve at Preble Street Soup kitchen and YOU can be on it!

You need to register online with them to be a volunteer (it’s not too hard) and then when we pick specific dates/times for the NYCC faith group to be there you will need to register for that as well. Follow the link in the email directly below to register as a volunteer – when it asks you, our group is North Yarmouth Congregational Church. Please let me know when you have registered then when we have at least 6 people, I will choose a date (probably a Saturday) for us to serve. And then you will need to sign up for that particular date. For our first time, we will just go serve and get an understanding of how it all works. Then going forward we will consider if we want to bring food as well. I think initially we will do this maybe 3 or 4 times a year. This does not mean that you have to be able to come every time – hopefully we will have a large enough pool of folks that we can gather and appropriately sized team for each time we go. Any questions, feel free to call me 504-6289.

https://preblestreet.volunteerhub.com/lp/nycc/account/signin?ReturnUrl=%2flp%2fnycc%2fevents

Youth 13 -15 may serve accompanied by an adult , 15 or older may serve without adult buddy. (And with pre-notice – ie you let me know ahead of time, I can be that adult – I do think they each need to register as well)

Peace, Nancy

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.

A Note from the Nominating Committee
We have openings on all of our committees at this time. Please think it over and let us know if you are interested in a position on one of our committees. If you have any questions, we would be glad to answer them for you. Thank you, Pat Field, Pam Ames and Butch Goff.

Fall Study – “The Shack”
For our fall study we are discussing the book “The Shack”. The meeting dates are” Tuesday, October 31 and November 7 and 14 at 2:30 pm.

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!

Youth Group
On November 5th we will have an outdoor adventure and November 19th we will make a meal at the Portland Ronald McDonald House.

Chicken Pie Supper on Friday, Oct. 27

To all you wonderful, enthusiastic volunteers out there,

Please mark your calendars right now and block out these dates:

Oct. 26, Thursday, 9-11 am: Roll pie bottoms

Oct. 27 Friday, 10:30-noon and 12:30-2:30 pm: Roll pie tops & assemble Chicken Pies!

If working in the kitchen isn’t your thing, we also need a few people who can do tasks of shorter duration; for example, set up the tables, cut up squash, peel and slice apples, mix topping and assemble apple crisp, etc.

This event is a significant fund-raiser for our church, and it has earned a strong following, serving many people from surrounding towns. When we put on a successful chicken pie supper, we can give back even more to the community at large…it’s a win-win event!

Please be thinking about how you can help; we have many types of volunteer activities, i.e. something for everyone. To express an interest in helping make this a big success, call Lyn in the office at 829-3644, or email Pam at james2@maine.rr.com.

Thank you in advance, Mark Heath and Pam Ames


COFFEE HOUR THIS FALL

We are still looking for two volunteers to host the Coffee Hour following Church Service for the months of 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

Jewelry Table

The Christmas Fair folks are looking for gently used jewelry for the jewelry table. If you have some jewelry that you no longer wear would you consider donating it to the Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday Gals for the fair?! You can give it to a Tuesday Gal or bring it into the office and Lyn will make sure that they get it. Thank you!

Silent Auction
Do you have a craft where you create an item that might draw some nice bids at the Fair’s Silent Auction? Pat Field’s wooden crèche figures come to mind. Do you own/work at a business that might donate a Gift Card? Please think of a good donation that would draw interest (and bids) to the Silent Auction tables at the Christmas Fair. Many of our regulars enjoy bidding on new, fresh items and gift cards; sometimes a bidding war even breaks out!

Please contact Pam Ames at 829-5708 or james2@maine.rr.com if you’d like to discuss a possible donation.


Pet Pantry Needs

Dry Dog Food, Dry Cat Food and Kitty Litter.

Food Pantry Needs

Bath Tissue


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 25 – Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm

Friday, October 27 – Chicken Pie Supper – 4:30 pm

Sunday, October 29 – The Wired Word – 8:30 am

Tuesday, October 31 – Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am

Tuesday, October 31 – Tuesday Social – 12:30 pm

Tuesday, October 31 – Fall Study – 2:30 pm

Weekly News for October 18, 2017

Sysco Pickup this Friday
We are looking for someone who would be able to pick up an order at Sysco at Outer Congress Street in Westbrook this Thursday or Friday morning. There will be 50lb bags of flour and 50lb boxes of shortening. If you can do this please reply to this email and Mark will put the order in and get back to you. Thank you.

Council Meeting
There is a Council meeting on Thursday, October 19 at 4:30 pm

Congregational Meeting

There will be a Congregational Meeting on Sunday, October 22 after worship to discuss Friday Lunch and the Chicken Pie Supper

Pumpkin Carving and Pot Luck

Our annual Pumpkin Carving and Potluck will be held on Saturday, October 21 at 5:00 pm. Please bring a pumpkin to carve and a dish to share. The sign up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall.

Save the Date! Chicken Pie Supper on Friday, Oct. 27

To all you wonderful, enthusiastic volunteers out there,

Please mark your calendars right now and block out these dates:

Oct. 23, Monday, 1-2 pm: Make dough balls

Oct. 24, Tuesday, 1-3 pm: Pick chicken

Oct. 26, Thursday, 9-11 am: Roll pie bottoms

Oct. 27 Friday, 10:30-noon and 12:30-2:30 pm: Roll pie tops & assemble Chicken Pies!

If working in the kitchen isn’t your thing, we also need a few people who can do tasks of shorter duration; for example, set up the tables, cut up squash, peel and slice apples, mix topping and assemble apple crisp, etc.

This event is a significant fund-raiser for our church, and it has earned a strong following, serving many people from surrounding towns. When we put on a successful chicken pie supper, we can give back even more to the community at large…it’s a win-win event!

Please be thinking about how you can help; we have many types of volunteer activities, i.e. something for everyone. To express an interest in helping make this a big success, call Lyn in the office at 829-3644, or email Pam at james2@maine.rr.com.

Thank you in advance, Mark Heath and Pam Ames


Blessing of the Pets

There will be a Blessing of the Pets at Twin Brooks Field in Cumberland on Sunday, October 22 at 1:30 pm

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, October 18 – Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm

Saturday, October 21 – Men’s Club Breakfast – 7:00 am

Saturday, October 21 – Pumpkin Carving and Potluck – 5:00 pm

Sunday, October 22 – The Wired Word – 8:30 am

Sunday, October 22 – Drama Club – 11:00 am

Sunday, October 22 – Diaconate – 11:00 am

Sunday, October 22 – Blessing of the Pets – 1:30 pm