FORREST GENTHNER TO LEAD WORSHIP 8/20
Forrest Genthner is a current student at Chicago Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s College and a resident of Gorham. He currently serves as Christian Education Director at the South Freeport Congregational Church.
He is a Member in Discernment with the Cumberland Association of the UCC and hopes to be ordained when he graduates seminary in 2019. Forrest is engaged to Molly Hook of Sebago. They will be married next August.

Financial
1) A gentle reminder: Your church misses you and your financial support during summer months……..just saying .

2) The finance folks have been asked to get individual giving records out to you sooner this year. These will, of course, give you information regarding your giving to date . Kris and I will do this early in Sept.

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

Tuesday Gals Christmas Raffle Baskets
We have added a new collection box for another raffle basket for July. It is called Mainly Maine. This basket will include all things made in Maine or are about Maine such as Jams and Jellies, B&M baked beans or brown bread. Any and all food items made in Maine. Décor of Maine, books, place mats, napkins, pot holders, table clothes. 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
PAPER TOWELS and TOILET TISSUE

Upcoming Events
Saturday, August 19 – Men’s Club Breakfast at Toddy Brook – 7:00 am
Monday, August 21 – Newsletter Article Deadline
Tuesday, August 22 – Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am
Thursday, August 24 – Council – 4:30 pm – in Harpswell

Weekly News for August 9, 2017

Guest Minister for 8/13

Rev. Deborah Loomis Lafond is a retired UCC pastor who served MA churches in a variety of ministries for 36 years. She loved working in Christian religious education ministries with children and adults, as a CE consultant, as an intentional interim/revitalization minister, and as a settled pastor in Princeton, Marlborough and most recently Barre, MA. She was active as an association and state conference volunteer and involved with a variety of leadership endeavors. In July 2016, she and her husband of 45 years, Arthur, retired to Deborah’s parents’ home on Little Sebago Lake. They have been in the process of renovating the house and unpacking to become truly settled Maine residents! Their three adult children live in Falmouth, ME, Andover, MA, and Denver, Colorado. They have two grandchildren and a shy aged cat named Fiona.

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

Tuesday Gals Christmas Raffle Baskets

We have added a new collection box for another raffle basket for July. It is called Mainly Maine. This basket will include all things made in Maine or are about Maine such as Jams and Jellies, B&M baked beans or brown bread. Any and all food items made in Maine. Décor of Maine, books, place mats, napkins, pot holders, table clothes. 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

PAPER TOWELS and TOILET TISSUE

Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 12 – Pet Place Pantry – 9:00-10:00 am

Tuesday, August 15 – Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am

Saturday, August 19 – Men’s Club Breakfast – 7:00 am

Monday, August 21 – Newsletter Article Deadline

Thursday, August 24 – Council – 4:30 pm – in Harpswell

 

Weekly News for August 6, 2017

Friday Lunch
The next Friday Lunch will be held on August 4 from 11:30-1:00 pm. It is a buffet style lunch which includes: Haddock chowder, chicken salad special, biscuits, beverages, and desserts. Donations are appreciated and will go toward the church’s work.

Guest Minister for 8/6 and 8/13
Rev. Deborah Loomis Lafond is a retired UCC pastor who served MA churches in a variety of ministries for 36 years. She loved working in Christian religious education ministries with children and adults, as a CE consultant, as an intentional interim/revitalization minister, and as a settled pastor in Princeton, Marlborough and most recently Barre, MA. She was active as an association and state conference volunteer and involved with a variety of leadership endeavors. In July 2016, she and her husband of 45 years, Arthur, retired to Deborah’s parents’ home on Little Sebago Lake. They have been in the process of renovating the house and unpacking to become truly settled Maine residents! Their three adult children live in Falmouth, ME, Andover, MA, and Denver, Colorado. They have two grandchildren and a shy aged cat named Fiona.

LWNY
LWNY is sponsoring an informational meeting on Sunday, August 6 at 2:00 pm in the Town office meeting room for townspeople to learn more about warrant articles to be voted on at the Special Town Meeting which is to be held on August 8th at 6:30 pm. This informational meeting is for those who were unable to attend the July 18th public hearing on these articles. If anyone who would like to attend this informational meeting needs a ride call 829-6230 and leave a message.

Tuesday Gals Christmas Raffle Baskets
We have added a new collection box for another raffle basket for July. It is called Mainly Maine. This basket will include all things made in Maine or are about Maine such as Jams and Jellies, B&M baked beans or brown bread. Any and all food items made in Maine. Décor of Maine, books, place mats, napkins, pot holders, table clothes. 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
Paper towels and or toilet tissue are on the list for the food pantry for August. The shopper wanted to let you know how wonderful it was that we are collecting these items, as it makes it easier for her when she shops for the pantry. As always your donation can be left in the Grocery cart. Thank you for your support of this mission.

Upcoming Events
Friday, August 4 – Friday Lunch – 11:30-1:00 pm
Tuesday, August 8 – Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am
Saturday, August 12 – Pet Place Pantry – 9:00-10:00 am
Thursday, August 24 – Council – 4:30 pm – in Harpswell
Saturday, August 19 – Men’s Club Breakfast – 7:00 am

Weekly News for July 26, 2017

Church Yard Sale
The church will be holding a yard sale on Saturday, July 29 from 9:00-1:00 pm. Contributions will be collected up until the 28th. Please no used computers, tv’s or broken items. Please contact Gary Davis at 831-1254 or Priscilla Brobst at 829-3480 before dropping off any questionable items. Thank you.

Tuesday Gals meet on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am.

Tuesday Gals Christmas Raffle Baskets

We have added a new collection box for another raffle basket for July. It is called Mainly Maine. This basket will include all things made in Maine or are about Maine such as Jams and Jellies B & M Baked beans, B & M can of Brown Bread. Any and all food items made in Maine. Décor of Maine, books, place mats, napkins, pot holders, table clothes. 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 for all your help!!!

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

Food Pantry Needs
Paper towels and or toilet tissue are on the list for the food pantry for July. As always your donation can be left in the grocery cart. Thank you for you support of this mission.

Upcoming

Friday, August 4 from 11:30-1:00 pm will be our next Friday Lunch

Weekly News for July 19, 2017

Church Yard Sale
The church will be holding a yard sale on Saturday, July 29 from 9:00-1:00 pm. Contributions will be collected up until the 28th. Please no used computers, tv’s or broken items. Please contact Gary Davis at 831-1254 or Priscilla Brobst at 829-3480 before dropping off any questionable items. Thank you.

Tuesday Gals meet (usually) on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am.

Tuesday Gals Christmas Raffle Baskets

We have added a new collection box for another raffle basket for July. It is called Mainly Maine. This basket will include all things made in Maine or are about Maine such as Jams and Jellies B & M Baked beans, B & M can of Brown Bread. Any and all food items made in Maine. Décor of Maine, books, place mats, napkins, pot holders, table clothes. 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 for all your help!!!

Pet Place Pantry Needs

Dry Dog Food, Dry Cat Food and Kitty Litter

Food Pantry Needs

Paper towels and or toilet tissue are on the list for the food pantry for July. As always your donation can be left in the grocery cart. Thank you for your support of this mission.

Interfaith Service
If you feel like going to church twice, the Tri-Community Interfaith Council is sponsoring an interfaith service at the Old Meeting House on Hillside Street in Yarmouth at 11:00 am this Sunday, July 23. The featured speaker will be Kate Braestrup, Chaplain to the Maine Warden Service and Maine Author (Here if you Need Me).

Weekly News for July 12, 2017

Church Yard Sale
The church will be holding a yard sale on Saturday, July 29 from 9:00-1:00 pm. Contributions will be collected up until the 28th. Please no used computers, tv’s or broken items. Please contact Gary Davis at 831-1254 or Priscilla Brobst at 829-3480 before dropping off any questionable items. Thank you.

Men’s Club Breakfast will meet a Toddy Brook on Saturday, July 15 7:00 am.

Tuesday Gals meet (usually) on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am.

Tuesday Gals Christmas Raffle Baskets

We have added a new collection box for another raffle basket for July. It is called Mainly Maine. This basket will include all things made in Maine or are about Maine such as Jams and Jellies B & M Baked beans, B & M can of Brown Bread. Any and all food items made in Maine. Décor of Maine, books, place mats, napkins, pot holders, table clothes. 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 for all your help!!!

Pet Place Pantry Needs

Dry Dog Food, Dry Cat Food and Kitty Litter

Food Pantry Needs

Paper towels and or toilet tissue are on the list for the food pantry for July. As always your donation can be left in the grocery cart. Thank you for your support of this mission.

Weekly News for July 5

Frances Barter died in her sleep on July 4th at 1:00 pm. Her great-nephew John and his wife, Denise were right there with her and they both said it was so peaceful. She had not communicated for about 3 days, and had pretty much slept all the time. She was 96 years old on May 29th of this year. Frances has requested that there not be a service.

Church Yard Sale
The church will be holding a yard sale on Saturday, July 29 from 9:00-1:00 pm. Contributions will be collected up until the 28th. Please no used computers, tv’s or broken items. Please contact Gary Davis at 831-1254 or Priscilla Brobst at 829-3480 before dropping off any questionable items. Thank you.

Pet Place Pantry will be open on Saturday, July 8 from 9:00-10:00 am.

Men’s Club Breakfast will meet at Toddy Book on Saturday, July 15 from 9:00-10:00 am.

Tuesday Gals meet on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am.

Home Communion

Do you know, or are you, a home bound church member who is interested in receiving communion? Earlier this year we visited a number of our church members and shared communion with them. It was a positive experience for all and we plan on offering this on the first Sunday in July, October, January and April. We are also looking for volunteers to bring communion out to church members homes. We will provide training and all the needed supplies. Please consider breaking bread and sharing the presence of Christ with those who can’t make it to church. Contact Ellen Gagnon at 603-620-9136 if you or someone you know would like to receive communion or you would like to volunteer.

Tuesday Gals Christmas Raffle Baskets
We have added a new collection box for another raffle basket. It is called Home Maintenance. Everything from small tools, tapes, glues, putty, work gloves, brushes, paints, stains, tape measure The list of items needed is on the poster board, above the collection box for donated items which we need badly. Thank you for all your help!!!

Pet Place Pantry Needs

Dry Dog Food, Dry Cat Food and Kitty Litter

Food Pantry Needs

I wish we could be a little more creative, BUT, paper towels and or toilet tissue are hard to keep on the shelves, so that’s what’s up for July. As always your donation can be left in the grocery cart. Thank you for your support of this mission.