Weekly News for July 27, 2022


Join us for Worship! We are now 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 OptionalMasks are now optional in the church building, however the Maine CDC has recommended wearing them for the time being indoors as the Covid infection rate has increased significantly in recent weeks. Please use your own judgement regarding wearing one.  We will continue to adhere to social distancing in the sanctuary and in Fellowship Hall.
Rekeying the BuildingAfter years of using the same key for the church building, having no idea how many keys are out there, and who has them, we have made the decision to re-key.  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.  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.comThank you.

Continuing Meetings 
August 9  – Trustees at 6:00 pm – Via Zoom and or in person
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83667379574?pwd=MktBWU5wYytXREt0cVFEZW9McTFRUT09

August 18  – 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.

Please keep the following people
in your prayers ~

Marion Goff  
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Blanche Mays

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.

Weekly News for July 13, 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, however the Maine CDC has recommended wearing them for the time being indoors as the Covid infection rate has increased significantly in recent weeks. Please use your own judgement regarding wearing one.  We will continue to adhere to social distancing in the sanctuary and in Fellowship Hall.
OOPS!!!!
In the last couple of weeks the following miss-steps have been noted. (1) front door on church left unlocked, (2) big room downstairs–lights left on, (3) stage lights in fellowship hall -left on, (4) portable fan left running, (5) outside back door into kitchen/pantry area  left open and stairwell lights left on. 
End of OOPS?   Well, wouldn’t that be a good idea? !
TWO REASONS TO CELEBRATE
Huge thank-you’s to Leah D. and Nancy W. for spearheading the “auction” and the Strawberry Festival . Both events were wonderfully successful, tons of fun and they helped the church financially.  Both of these figures are not necessarily final as folks are still sending in money. To Date the “auction” looks to be showing about $850.00  and the Strawberry Festival  about $2,600.00.  To all who led and helped a huge  thank-you is in order !
Continuing Meetings and Events
July 21  – 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.
Pastoral Care Requests
For prayer requests, pastoral care or if you or someone you know is struggling in our community please contact Pastor Nancy at nyccrevnancy@gmail.com
Please keep the following people
in your prayers ~

Marion Goff  
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Blanche Mays
Cindy & Bill Tompson 
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.

Weekly News for June 15, 2022


Strawberry Festival
Saturday, June 25 from 1-3 pm
Mark your calendars!
Help Needed for the festival.
~Bussing tables, replenishing tables, or other tasks that arise.
~Set up and break down of festival
on Saturday morning 10 am, 
and Saturday afternoon after 3pm.

~EZ Up canopies are needed also. If you can help with any of the above, please let Leah Davis know at 829-6266
Pie Recipes
Thank you for baking a pie or pies for the Strawberry Festival.  We are including recipes for your use or you may have a favorite of your own.  We would appreciate two-crust or lattice-top baked pies.  Please, no refrigerated pies.  Label the pie box (S) for strawberry or (SR) for Strawberry Rhubarb.

Strawberry Pie
Bake at 350, 1 hr. until golden brown
1 quart strawberries
Mix together and sprinkle over fruit:
3/4 sup sugar
4 Tbs. flour
Pastry for a 2-crust pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Bake at 350, 1 hr. until golden brown
2 cups strawberries
2 cups rhubarb
Mix together and sprinkle over fruit:
1/13 cups sugar
1/3 cup flour
Butter top of mixture
Pastry for a 2-crust pie
Masks Optional
Masks are now optional in the church building, however the Maine CDC has recommended wearing them for the time being indoors as the Covid infection rate has increased significantly in recent weeks. Please use your own judgement regarding wearing one.  We will continue to adhere to social distancing in the sanctuary and in Fellowship Hall.
Join us for Worship! 
We are now 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
This is a THREE SHOUT-OUTS OF THANKS
A huge thank- you to George B. for his care of the lawns at NYCC. He mows a lawn that would be a challenge to anyone and makes it look so nice, he weed whacks, and trims the shrubs and bushes, which results in a very attractive setting for our church. AND he mowed the other side of the road when we needed extra parking space for a service a couple of weeks ago.

George’s effort is complimented big time by Lois and her work in and on the gardens. It may be my imagination (isn’t every spring more beautiful than the last?) but they have looked so gorgeous this year. The flowering shrubs exploded with beautiful blooms, the weeds disappeared from the gardens….it all looks so welcoming and well tended because of the work that Lois does.

WOW! WOW ! and WOW! for the gift of $4,000.00 to the general NYCC budget from the Women’s Fellowship group. This gift will help so much as our church works it way, financially, through Covid related issues, increased expenses for utilities, and low “in person”  church attendance due to “you know what).  The good news around this is, folks are keeping their promises and faithfully sending in their pledges. We have much for which to be thankful!
Continuing Meetings and Events
 June 16  – Council at 6:30 pm – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81321017944?pwd=QzkwRll0ajhuV3FXVTBPYjJJU1RJQT09

Choir will be off for the summer after this coming Sunday, June 19.

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.
Pastoral Care Requests
For prayer requests, pastoral care or if you or someone you know is struggling in our community please contact Pastor Nancy at nyccrevnancy@gmail.com
Please keep the following people
in your prayers ~

Marion Goff  
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Blanche Mays
Cindy & Bill Tompson 
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.
Message from the Cumberland Association 
Did you know there are more than 32,000 mothers in America- many from conservative,  Christian backgrounds -who fully accept their LGBTQ+ children?Spread across the country but connected through private Facebook groups, they call themselves “mama bears” because while their love is warm and fuzzy, they fight ferociously to make the world kinder and safer for all LGBTQ+ people. Although some may have grown up as fundamentalist, evangelical Christians, mama bears are willing to risk losing friends, family, and faith communities to keep their offspring safe—even if it challenges their belief systems and rips their worlds apart.
MAMA BEARS is an intimate, thought-provoking exploration of the journeys taken by Sara Cunningham and Kimberly Shappley, two “mama bears” —whose profound love for their LGBTQ children has turned them into fierce advocates for the entire queer community — and Tammi Terrell Morris, a young African American lesbian whose struggle for self-acceptance perfectly exemplifies why the mama bears are so vitally important.
Williston-Immanuel United Church will be screening this award winning film next Friday, June 17 at 7pm. Admission is FREE! 156 High Street, Portland. Enter the church from Deering Street. The film will be shown on PBS in 2023.
Pilgrim Lodge
Pilgrim Lodge is Maine’s UCC camp and we would love to see you this season! We have programming for children of all ages, adults, and families. Our programming ranges from Camp Pride to Hogwarts to Adult Chill to Grandparents and Grandchildren to Expedition Everyone to everything in-between. We absolutely love welcoming new folks, especially you! To learn more, please visit: https://www.pilgrimlodge.org/.” We also encourage churches to use the 2019 promo video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaVUdiAn700&t=176s) to get folks excited about this upcoming season.
Access worship directly on our YouTube channel (subscribe to our channel while you are there) at youtube.com/c/nyccucc

Weekly News for June 8, 2022

Youth Sunday
Join us for Youth Sunday, June 12th – we will also be celebrating Pentecost that day. Wear something red, yellow or orange to church!   

AND Following worship we will have a ‘what’ I did during the pandemic’ auction/sale to have some fun and raise a little money for the church.  Bring whatever you like that represents something you did during the pandemic! And think of what you want for a minimum bid!

High School

Emma Bickford
Graduating from Gray-New Gloucester High School
Attending Vermont Technical College to become a Veterinary Technician
Granddaughter of Jon and Terri Bickford
 
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Black

Graduated from Bourne High School in Cape Cod, MA.
Attending College in South Carolina to study Forensic Science
Granddaughter of George Black

Don Strawbridge
Graduating from Greely High School
Attending the Air Force Academy
Son of Patrick Strawbridge and Kristi Wright

Ellie Whittier
Graduating from Freeport High School
Attending Ohio State to study Nursing
Daughter of Linda Whittier, Granddaughter of Kathy Whittier

Katie Whittier
Graduating from Freeport High School
Taking a gap year
Daughter of Linda Whittier, Granddaughter of Kathy Whittier

College

Madelyne Day
Graduated with a degree in Pharmacy
Grand-Niece of Susan Day Elliott

Ellie Dickson
Graduated from Point Park University – Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Fine Arts
Daughter of Peter Dickson and Rachel Farrington

Devan Glassock
Graduated from the University of Southern Maine – Majored in Theater & Minored in Honors
Daughter of Frank and Lyn Glassock 
Plans to teach English as a second language in Seoul, South Korea.

Strawberry Festival
Saturday, June 25 from 1-3 pm
Mark your calendars!
Help Needed for the festival.
~Bussing tables, replenishing tables, or other tasks that arise.
~Set up and break down of festival
on Saturday morning 10 am, 
and Saturday afternoon after 3pm.

~EZ Up canopies are needed also.If you can help with any of the above, please let Leah Davis know at 829-6266
Pie Recipes
Thank you for baking a pie or pies for the Strawberry Festival.  We are including recipes for your use or you may have a favorite of your own.  We would appreciate two-crust or lattice-top baked pies.  Please, no refrigerated pies.  Label the pie box (S) for strawberry or (SR) for Strawberry Rhubarb.

Strawberry Pie
Bake at 350, 1 hr. until golden brown
1 quart strawberries
Mix together and sprinkle over fruit:
3/4 sup sugar
4 Tbs. flour
Pastry for a 2-crust pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Bake at 350, 1 hr. until golden brown
2 cups strawberries
2 cups rhubarb
Mix together and sprinkle over fruit:
1/13 cups sugar
1/3 cup flour
Butter top of mixture
Pastry for a 2-crust pie
Masks Optional
Masks are now optional in the church building, however the Maine CDC has recommended wearing them for the time being indoors as the Covid infection rate has increased significantly in recent weeks. Please use your own judgement regarding wearing one.  We will continue to adhere to social distancing in the sanctuary and in Fellowship Hall.
Join us for Worship! 
We are now 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
Continuing Meetings and Events
 June 12 – Faith Formation Meeting following worship.

June 13 – Missions at 7:00 pm – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82012011187?pwd=bjJiZ3F2S0huRHpQdVN0cUlEeHg1Zz09

June 14  – Trustees at 6:00 pm – Via Zoom and in person
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83667379574?pwd=MktBWU5wYytXREt0cVFEZW9McTFRUT09

June 16  – 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.
Pastoral Care Requests
For prayer requests, pastoral care or if you or someone you know is struggling in our community please contact Pastor Nancy at nyccrevnancy@gmail.com
Please keep the following people
in your prayers ~

Marion Goff  
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Blanche Mays
Cindy & Bill Tompson 
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.
Pilgrim Lodge
Pilgrim Lodge is Maine’s UCC camp and we would love to see you this season! We have programming for children of all ages, adults, and families. Our programming ranges from Camp Pride to Hogwarts to Adult Chill to Grandparents and Grandchildren to Expedition Everyone to everything in-between. We absolutely love welcoming new folks, especially you! To learn more, please visit: https://www.pilgrimlodge.org/.” We also encourage churches to use the 2019 promo video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaVUdiAn700&t=176s) to get folks excited about this upcoming season.
Access worship directly on our YouTube channel (subscribe to our channel while you are there) at youtube.com/c/nyccucc

Weekly News for June 1, 2002

From Pastor Nancy
A huge thank you to my church family for all you did to make Shelby’s Celebration of Life so meaningful.  Thank you to those who cleaned and prepared the church and cleaned up after. Thank you to the car parkers.  Thank you to our church staff for handling so many things and getting all the bulletins done and arranging for flowers to be delivered.  Thank you to the tech team for setting us up and live-streaming (245 views!) with overflow in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you to our child care team for helping with the little ones. Thank you to our kitchen crew (WF and others) for organizing a beautiful reception.  Thank you to all who brought food.  Thank you also to those who packed up leftovers to be taken to Portland on Sunday for those who are not housed, and thank you to those who helped me do that. Thank you to our wonderful musician. Thank you to Deacons plus greeting all those who came.  Thank you to the Diaconate for reaching out to Jeremy and JoJo and Ellie with Hannaford and gas cards.  Most of all, thank you for your graciousness in allowing me the space to both be a Pastor and a mourner  – this has meant more than I can express.  Blessings, Pastor Nancy

Strengthen the Church Offering this Sunday
 The Strengthen the Church offering supports the expansion of ministry and growth of UCC local congregations. Your support of this offering will help the UCC fulfill on its commitment to creating a just world for all by investing in new ministries and practices that meet the emerging needs of local communities. 
As God calls our congregations to be the church in new ways, your generosity will plant new churches, awaken new ideas in existing churches and develop the spiritual life in our youth and young adults.
Strengthen the Church Offering this Sunday
The Strengthen the Church offering supports the expansion of ministry and growth of UCC local congregations. Your support of this offering will help the UCC fulfill on its commitment to creating a just world for all by investing in new ministries and practices that meet the emerging needs of local communities. 
As God calls our congregations to be the church in new ways, your generosity will plant new churches, awaken new ideas in existing churches and develop the spiritual life in our youth and young adults.

Strawberry Festival
Saturday, June 25 from 1-3 pm
Mark your calendars!
Help Needed for the festival.
~Bussing tables, replenishing tables, or other tasks that arise.~Set up and break down of festival
on Saturday morning 10 am, 
and Saturday afternoon after 3pm.

~EZ Up canopies are needed also.
If you can help with any of the above, please let Leah Davis know at 829-6266
Youth Sunday
Join us for Youth Sunday, June 12th – we will also be celebrating Pentecost that day. Wear something red, yellow or orange to church!   

AND Following worship we will have a ‘what’ I did during the pandemic’ auction/sale to have some fun and raise a little money for the church.  Bring whatever you like that represents something you did during the pandemic! And think of what you want for a minimum bid!
Conference Dues
Just a reminder that we were billed $1912.92 for our membership dues.  To date folks have sent in $616.00.  The dues are about $19.00 per person.  Please consider paying your share of the Conference dues.From the Financial Secretary’s Desk
Masks Optional
Masks are now optional in the church building, however the Maine CDC has recommended wearing them for the time being indoors as the Covid infection rate has increased significantly in recent weeks. Please use your own judgement regarding wearing one.  We will continue to adhere to social distancing in the sanctuary and in Fellowship Hall.
Join us for Worship! 
We are now 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
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.
Pastoral Care Requests
For prayer requests, pastoral care or if you or someone you know is struggling in our community please contact Pastor Nancy at nyccrevnancy@gmail.com
Please keep the following people
in your prayers ~

Marion Goff  
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Blanche Mays
Cindy & Bill Tompson 
Continuing Meetings and Events
 June 7 – Diaconate at 6:30 pm via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89733746228?pwd=WW5OeGJLUXE1MnZpMkM4TlpkaGNLUT09

June 12 – Faith Formation Meeting following worship.

June 13 – Missions at 7:00 pm – Via Zoom
The link will be sent to members of the Missions Committee one week prior to the meeting

June 15  – Trustees at 6:00 pm – Via Zoom and in person
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83667379574?pwd=MktBWU5wYytXREt0cVFEZW9McTFRUT09

June 16  – Council at 6:30 pm – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81321017944?pwd=QzkwRll0ajhuV3FXVTBPYjJJU1RJQT09

June 13 – Missions at 7:00 pm – Via Zoom
The link will be sent to members of the Missions Committee one week prior to the meeting
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.
Pilgrim Lodge
“Pilgrim Lodge is Maine’s UCC camp and we would love to see you this season! We have programming for children of all ages, adults, and families. Our programming ranges from Camp Pride to Hogwarts to Adult Chill to Grandparents and Grandchildren to Expedition Everyone to everything in-between. We absolutely love welcoming new folks, especially you! To learn more, please visit: https://www.pilgrimlodge.org/.” We also encourage churches to use the 2019 promo video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaVUdiAn700&t=176s) to get folks excited about this upcoming season.
Access worship directly on our YouTube channel (subscribe to our channel while you are there) at youtube.com/c/nyccucc

Weekly News for May 25, 2022

IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK! 

Funeral Service for Shelby Dickinson
The funeral service for Shelby Dickinson will be held on Saturday, May 28 at 11a.m. here at NYCC followed by a reception in Fellowship Hall.  Please keep Jeremy, Josephine, Eleanor and their family and friends in your prayers as they navigate this difficult time. Per the families wishes, masks are required to attend the service.  Masks may be removed while eating and drinking during the reception.

From Pastor Nancy
So many tragic, horrible events in our world ….. people dying in a war on the other side of the world, people dying in a super market, children dying in school, people we love dying too young.  My heart hurts.  I don’t have the answers to the many questions we have for God. And I am sad and angry and …. and ….. and ….. I do know God walks with us.  God knows our pain and anguish. God wants to hold us and love us.  Let God love you.  Love one another as God loves you.  In sadness and hope, Pastor Nancy–

Community Cookout
Thank you to so many of you for making our Community Cookout successful. It turned out to be a beautiful sunny day. We couldn’t have done it without you. A particular shout out goes to the Smith and Rose families and to Priscilla, who is always there to help. We are blessed to have such wonderful giving friends in our church.  We received $70 in donations to help the people of Ukraine.Annie and Marsha


Strawberry Festival
The 2022 Strawberry Festival will take place on Saturday, June 25 from 1-3 pm
We will hold it outside under tents
as we did last year.
Mark your calendars
More information coming soon!

Youth SundayJoin us for Youth Sunday, June 12th – we will also be celebrating Pentecost that day.  AND Following worship we will have a ‘what’ I did during the pandemic’ auction/sale to have some fun and raise a little money for the church.  Bring whatever you like that represents something you did during the pandemic! And think of what you want for a minimum bid!

Search Committee
The Search Committee was confirmed in a congregational meeting on May 15.  Our Search Committee includes: Caroline Rose, Marsha Heath, Leah Davis, Jeff Shorey and Nate Smith(not pictured).  They will begin the process of calling a new pastor for NYCC with a meeting to be held on June 14th with our Maine Conference Minister.  

Conference Dues
Just a reminder that we were billed $1912.92 for our membership dues.  To date folks have sent in $536.00.  The dues are about $19.00 per person.  Please consider paying your share of the Conference dues.From the Financial Secretary’s Desk

Masks Optional
Masks are now optional in the church building, however, the Maine CDC has recommended wearing them for the time being indoors as the Covid infection rate has increased significantly in recent weeks. Please use your own judgement regarding wearing one.  We will continue to adhere to social distancing in the sanctuary and in Fellowship Hall.

Join us for Worship! We are now 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

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.

Pastoral Care Requests
For prayer requests, pastoral care or if you or someone you know is struggling in our community please contact Pastor Nancy at nyccrevnancy@gmail.com

Please keep the following people
in your prayers ~
Marion Goff  
The Family of Shelby Dickinson
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Blanche Mays
Lin Tompson Murphy
Cindy & Bill Tompson 

Continuing Meetings and Events
 June 7 – Diaconate at 6:30 pm via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89733746228?pwd=WW5OeGJLUXE1MnZpMkM4TlpkaGNLUT09

June 12 – Faith Formation Meeting following worship.

June 13 – Missions at 7:00 pm – Via Zoom
The link will be sent to members of the Missions Committee one week prior to the meeting

June 15  – Trustees at 6:00 pm – Via Zoom and in person
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83667379574?pwd=MktBWU5wYytXREt0cVFEZW9McTFRUT09

June 16  – Council at 6:30 pm – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81321017944?pwd=QzkwRll0ajhuV3FXVTBPYjJJU1RJQT09

June 13 – Missions at 7:00 pm – Via Zoom
The link will be sent to members of the Missions Committee one week prior to the meeting
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.



Pilgrim Lodge
Pilgrim Lodge is Maine’s UCC camp and we would love to see you this season! We have programming for children of all ages, adults, and families. Our programming ranges from Camp Pride to Hogwarts to Adult Chill to Grandparents and Grandchildren to Expedition Everyone to everything in-between. We absolutely love welcoming new folks, especially you! To learn more, please visit: https://www.pilgrimlodge.org/.” We also encourage churches to use the 2019 promo video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaVUdiAn700&t=176s) to get folks excited about this upcoming season.

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

Weekly News for May 18, 2022

Funeral Service for Shelby Dickinson
The funeral service for Shelby Dickinson will be held on Saturday, May 28 at 11a.m. here at NYCC followed by a reception in Fellowship Hall.  Please keep Jeremy, Josephine, Eleanor and their family and friends in your prayers as they navigate this difficult time. 
Community Cookout
REMINDERS–Community Cookout this Sunday, May 22nd, at noon at the church.BAKERS needed for cookies, bars, or cupcakes.  Thanks so much to those who have already volunteered to share their baked goods!Mark and I will be at the church Saturday morning at 8 am making a couple of salads for the picnic.  Call me at 653-1966 if you can come to help and to coordinate our prep time.Calling all EZ UPS  We have one coming and could use 4 or 5 more to protect us from the sun, which we are hoping for!  They will be helpful should we have rain…hopefully not!Marsha and Annie
Council
The Council will meet on Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 pm via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81321017944?pwd=QzkwRll0ajhuV3FXVTBPYjJJU1RJQT09
Conference Dues
Just a reminder that we were billed $1912.92 for our membership dues.  To date folks have sent in $385.00.  The dues are about $19.00 per person.  Please consider paying your share of the Conference dues.From the Financial Secretary’s Desk
Masks Optional
Masks are now optional in the church building.  Please use your own judgement regarding wearing one.  We will continue to adhere to social distancing in the sanctuary and in Fellowship Hall.
Join us for Worship! 
We are now 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
Community Cookout
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.
Pastoral Care Requests
For prayer requests, pastoral care or if you or someone you know is struggling in our community please contact Pastor Nancy at nyccrevnancy@gmail.com
Please keep the following people
in your prayers ~

The Family of Shelby Dickinson
Marion Goff  
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Blanche Mays
Lin Tompson Murphy
Cindy & Bill Tompson 
Graduates
Do you have high school or college graduates in your family this year?  We would like to know so that we can recognize them.  Please send us an email or call the office at 829-3644.  Please let us know what your graduate is planning after graduation.    Click here to send an email
Continuing Meetings and Events

May 19  – Council at 6:30 p.m. – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81321017944?pwd=QzkwRll0ajhuV3FXVTBPYjJJU1RJQT09

Missions – Postponed until June
The link will be sent to members of the Missions Committee one week prior to the meeting

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.
 
Pilgrim Lodge
Pilgrim Lodge is Maine’s UCC camp and we would love to see you this season! We have programming for children of all ages, adults, and families. Our programming ranges from Camp Pride to Hogwarts to Adult Chill to Grandparents and Grandchildren to Expedition Everyone to everything in-between. We absolutely love welcoming new folks, especially you! To learn more, please visit: https://www.pilgrimlodge.org/.” We also encourage churches to use the 2019 promo video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaVUdiAn700&t=176s) to get folks excited about this upcoming season.
Pilgrim Lodge Scholarships Now Availabile!As Pilgrim Lodge re-opens this summer, we seek to welcome campers through scholarships to make camp accessible. The deadline to apply for scholarships is May 15. Additionally, there are some additional fun discount options available when you bring a friend as a first-time camper or by registering for more than one full-week session. All information about Pilgrim Lodge discounts and scholarships can be found here on the Pilgrim Lodge website.  For more information or to activate a discount, contact Karen by email at karen@pilgrimlodge.org or call the office at 207-724-3200.
Spread the word and Pass It On!
Access worship directly on our YouTube channel (subscribe to our channel while you are there) at youtube.com/c/nyccucc

Weekly News for May 11, 2020



Call to Congregational Meeting
TO:     THE MEMBERS AND OFFICERS OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC, NORTH YARMOUTH, MAINE

DATE: May 1, 2022

A Congregational meeting of the First Congregational Church, UCC, North Yarmouth, Maine will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2022, following worship service, for the following purposes:

To consider and approve the names of the Pastoral Search Committee
To act on any other business that may come before the members of this congregation.
Respectfully submitted,
Jeanne Chadbourne, Clerk

Welcome Statement, further discussion—We are planning to have additional discussions about the church welcome statement following the conclusion of the May 15th congregational meeting. As a reminder, we approved this statement at our recent annual meeting. We agreed that it will be treated as a living document, in need of periodic review and discussion. Please join us on the 15th for additional discussion of this important document.  Thank you! Marsha Heath, Moderator

A HEADS UP!!!
Our church “family” is feeling the economic constraints that families everywhere are experiencing. Our budget is being challenged with really high utility bills, office supplies have gone up….you know the story.  And then we have the situation that occurred over the weekend where the hot water faucet was left on in the men’s room and I ‘ve heard, it felt like a sauna in there on Monday morning. This not only wasted a lot of hot water, but think what effect it will have on the power bill.  Also a back door was left open at least one overnight.

Some situations we can control, some we cannot, but one positive way we can do something that will help a little is for folks to consider paying their share of the Conference dues. We were billed $1912.92 for our membership.  To date folks have sent in $366.00.  The dues are about $19.00 per person. 

There are several factors affecting our finances….lower than expected pledges, little loose offering, (because we have not been in church on Sunday morning), certainly the pandemic, and for sure, inflation. We have a couple of new fund raisers in the works, Lyn is successfully getting rentals for space usage. Our strawberry festival and yard sale have helped significantly.  If anyone has any ideas to help out, let someone know. From the Financial Secretary’s Desk

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

Join us for Worship! 
We are now worshiping in person on Sundays at 9:30 am with the exception of May 8. 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

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.

Pastoral Care Requests
For prayer requests, pastoral care or if you or someone you know is struggling in our community please contact Pastor Nancy at nyccrevnancy@gmail.com

Please keep the following people
in your prayers ~
Marion Goff  
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Blanche Mays
Lin Tompson Murphy
Cindy & Bill Tompson 

Graduates
Do you have high school or college graduates in your family this year?  We would like to know so that we can recognize them.  Please send us an email or call the office at 829-3644.  Please let us know what your graduate is planning after graduation.    Click here to send an email

Continuing Meetings and Events

May 19  – Council at 6:30 p.m. – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81321017944?pwd=QzkwRll0ajhuV3FXVTBPYjJJU1RJQT09

May 23 – Missions at 7:00 pm – Via Zoom
The link will be sent to members of the Missions Committee one week prior to the meeting

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.
 
North Yarmouth Historical Society
invites you to come to a heartfelt and fun program:


Growing Up in North Yarmouth: Hear a story, tell a story!
Sunday, May 15, 3:00 PM
North Yarmouth Community Center
120 Memorial Hwy, North Yarmouth
mid-afternoon drinks and snacks

Questions? nyhs1680@gmail.com




Pilgrim Lodge
Pilgrim Lodge is Maine’s UCC camp and we would love to see you this season! We have programming for children of all ages, adults, and families. Our programming ranges from Camp Pride to Hogwarts to Adult Chill to Grandparents and Grandchildren to Expedition Everyone to everything in-between. We absolutely love welcoming new folks, especially you! To learn more, please visit: https://www.pilgrimlodge.org/.” We also encourage churches to use the 2019 promo video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaVUdiAn700&t=176s) to get folks excited about this upcoming season.

Pilgrim Lodge Scholarships Now Availabile!As Pilgrim Lodge re-opens this summer, we seek to welcome campers through scholarships to make camp accessible. The deadline to apply for scholarships is May 15. Additionally, there are some additional fun discount options available when you bring a friend as a first-time camper or by registering for more than one full-week session. All information about Pilgrim Lodge discounts and scholarships can be found here on the Pilgrim Lodge website.  For more information or to activate a discount, contact Karen by email at karen@pilgrimlodge.org or call the office at 207-724-3200.

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

Weekly News for May 4, 2022

Cancellation of in person May 8, 2022 Church Service
As of today we now have 7 people in our congregation who have tested positive for Covid-19.  In consultation with Moderator Marsha H., we have decided to cancel in person church services this Sunday, May 8.  This decision has been made out of an abundance of caution and the hope that it will not spread further. Two of these cases are in my family and I am trying really hard not to be the 8th🥰.David and I and others have prepared a new virtual worship service for this coming Sunday- please be sure to join us .Please keep a close eye on any symptoms you may have and test yourself before having close contact with others.  Please let the church know if you should test positive for Covid.  And have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Thank you, Pastor Nancy 

Honoring Mothers Day
Please join us on Sunday, May 8th at 11 am in the parking lot as we honor the mothers of our church with a prayer and a flower.  
Masks Optional
Masks are now optional in the church building.  Please use your own judgement regarding wearing one.  We will continue to adhere to social distancing in the sanctuary and in Fellowship Hall.
Join us for Worship! 
We are now worshiping in person on Sundays at 9:30 am with the exception of May 8. 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
First Sunday of the month – 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.
Pastoral Care Requests
For prayer requests, pastoral care or if you or someone you know is struggling in our community please contact Pastor Nancy at nyccrevnancy@gmail.com
Please keep the following people
in your prayers ~

Marion Goff  
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Blanche Mays
Lin Tompson Murphy
Cindy & Bill Tompson 
Call to Congregational Meeting
TO:     THE MEMBERS AND OFFICERS OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC, NORTH YARMOUTH, MAINE

DATE: May 1, 2022

A Congregational meeting of the First Congregational Church, UCC, North Yarmouth, Maine will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2022, following worship service, for the following purposes:

To consider and approve the names of the Pastoral Search Committee
To act on any other business that may come before the members of this congregation.

Respectfully submitted,
Jeanne Chadbourne, Clerk
Graduates
Do you have high school or college graduates in your family this year?  We would like to know so that we can recognize them.  Please send us an email or call the office at 829-3644.  Please let us know what your graduate is planning after graduation.    Click here to send an email
Continuing Meetings and Events

May 8 – Faith Formation Meeting following worship.

May 10  – Trustees at 6:00 pm – Via Zoom and in person
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83667379574?pwd=MktBWU5wYytXREt0cVFEZW9McTFRUT09

May 19  – Council at 6:30 p.m. – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81321017944?pwd=QzkwRll0ajhuV3FXVTBPYjJJU1RJQT09

May 23 – Missions at 7:00 pm – Via Zoom
The link will be sent to members of the Missions Committee one week prior to the meeting

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.
 

Church Cleanup
Spring Church Cleanup will take on Saturday, May 7 starting at 9 am.

Rain Date= Saturday, May 14
Help for UkraineHave had a number of folks ask, ” how much has our church sent to the help the Ukrainians ?”  To Date $620.00 !  Thank you so much. We will continue to help as  more funds come in.  
North Yarmouth Historical Society
invites you to come to a heartfelt and fun program:


Growing Up in North Yarmouth: Hear a story, tell a story!
Sunday, May 15, 3:00 PM
North Yarmouth Community Center
120 Memorial Hwy, North Yarmouth

mid-afternoon drinks and snacks

Questions? nyhs1680@gmail.com

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Pilgrim Lodge
Pilgrim Lodge is Maine’s UCC camp and we would love to see you this season! We have programming for children of all ages, adults, and families. Our programming ranges from Camp Pride to Hogwarts to Adult Chill to Grandparents and Grandchildren to Expedition Everyone to everything in-between. We absolutely love welcoming new folks, especially you! To learn more, please visit: https://www.pilgrimlodge.org/.” We also encourage churches to use the 2019 promo video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaVUdiAn700&t=176s) to get folks excited about this upcoming season.
Pilgrim Lodge Scholarships Now Availabile!As Pilgrim Lodge re-opens this summer, we seek to welcome campers through scholarships to make camp accessible. The deadline to apply for scholarships is May 15. Additionally, there are some additional fun discount options available when you bring a friend as a first-time camper or by registering for more than one full-week session. All information about Pilgrim Lodge discounts and scholarships can be found here on the Pilgrim Lodge website.  For more information or to activate a discount, contact Karen by email at karen@pilgrimlodge.org or call the office at 207-724-3200.
Spread the word and Pass It On!
Access worship directly on our YouTube channel (subscribe to our channel while you are there) at youtube.com/c/nyccucc

Weekly News for April 27, 2022

Masks Optional
Masks are now optional in the church building.  Please use your own judgement regarding wearing one.  We will continue to adhere to social distancing in the sanctuary and in Fellowship Hall.
Join us for Worship! 
We are now 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
First Sunday of the month – 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.
Covid Infections
Good morning all, we have just learned that two members of the church who were present at yesterday’s service have tested positive for Covid.

Please be sure to stay at home should you or someone in your family come down with cold like symptoms.  Obviously other precautions such as masking and social distancing in the interim may be a good idea for all of us.

Please contact the church office should you have a positive test.  Thank you!

Marsha Heath, Moderator 
Pastoral Care Requests
For prayer requests, pastoral care or if you or someone you know is struggling in our community please contact Pastor Nancy at nyccrevnancy@gmail.com
Please keep the following people
in your prayers ~

Marion Goff  
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Blanche Mays
Lin Tompson Murphy
Cindy & Bill Tompson 
Graduates
Do you have high school or college graduates in your family this year?  We would like to know so that we can recognize them.  Please send us an email or call the office at 829-3644.  Please let us know what your graduate is planning after graduation.    Click here to send an email
Continuing Meetings and Events

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.
 

Church Cleanup
Spring Church Cleanup will take on Saturday, May 7 starting at 9 am.

Rain Date= Saturday, May 14
Call to Congregational Meeting
TO:     THE MEMBERS AND OFFICERS OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC, NORTH YARMOUTH, MAINE

DATE: May 1, 2022

A Congregational meeting of the First Congregational Church, UCC, North Yarmouth, Maine will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2022, following worship service, for the following purposes:

To consider and approve the names of the Pastoral Search Committee
To act on any other business that may come before the members of this congregation.

Respectfully submitted, Jeanne Chadbourne, Clerk
Pilgrim Lodge
Pilgrim Lodge is Maine’s UCC camp and we would love to see you this season! We have programming for children of all ages, adults, and families. Our programming ranges from Camp Pride to Hogwarts to Adult Chill to Grandparents and Grandchildren to Expedition Everyone to everything in-between. We absolutely love welcoming new folks, especially you! To learn more, please visit: https://www.pilgrimlodge.org/.” We also encourage churches to use the 2019 promo video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaVUdiAn700&t=176s) to get folks excited about this upcoming season.
Access worship directly on our YouTube channel (subscribe to our channel while you are there) at youtube.com/c/nyccucc
April Calendar of Events