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

Weekly News for April 6, 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.
Hold in the Light
It is with sadness that we inform you that Julie Beggs passed away on March 31 at the age of 79.  There will be visiting hours on Wednesday, April 6 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, 24 Shaker Road in Gray.  Pastor Nancy will officiate a brief service at 7:45 p.m. at the funeral home   Click here for Obituary
Choir
For tonight only Choir will meet from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  We will be back to our regular time of 6:30-7:30 p.m. next week.
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

Maundy Thursday Service
April 14th – 6:30 pm

Easter Sunrise at Skyline Farm 
6:10 am
at 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth 

Easter Breakfast at church following Sunrise service

Easter Worship
April 17th 9:30 am
– Christ is Risen!

Easter FlowersIf you have ordered Easter flowers they will be available for pickup after our 9:30am Easter Service on April 17th. There will be tags on each plant with your name attached.
Easter Baskets
Please join me in doing Easter “baskets” for those experiencing homelessness to be handed out on Sunday, April 24th. 
Please bring any of the following items:  All travel size please.
Lip balm (with spf if you can), sun protection lotion, regular lotion
Candy
Soft protein bars
Small 8 oz bottle of water
Antibacterial hand wipes
Shampoo
Soap
Washcloths
Dunkin $5 cards
Portland Metro bus single use passes
Small boxes feminine items
Deodorant
Tissues
Cough Drops
Summer IS coming!
Thank you!!!! Pastor Nancy
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
April Board and Committee MeetingsContinuing MeetingsTuesday Gals on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in person in Fellowship Hall

Men’s Club meets on the third Saturday of the month at 7:30am at Toddy Brook

April 10 – Faith Formation Meeting following worship.

April 12 at 6:00 p.m. – Trustees – Via Zoom and in person
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83667379574?pwd=MktBWU5wYytXREt0cVFEZW9McTFRUT09

April 18 at 7:00pm – Missions – Via Zoom
The link will be sent to members of the Missions Committee one week prior to the meeting

April 21 at 6:30 p.m. – Council – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81321017944?pwd=QzkwRll0ajhuV3FXVTBPYjJJU1RJQT09
Community Food Pantry
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 Hygien ProductsPlease add your donation to the grocery cart in the Gathering Space. You can donate to the cart at any time.
One Great Hour of Sharing Offering
One Great Hour of Sharing® is one of four special mission offerings of the United Church of Christ. This Lenten Offering supports the disaster, refugee, and development ministries of the United Church of Christ within Wider Church Ministries.  When you give to One Great Hour of Sharing, you deploy resources to people in need all around the world, and in our own communities.  When man-made or natural disasters strike, love responds.  Not just for the immediate future, but for the long haul.  When you give to One Great Hour of sharing, you are working alongside families to restore not only structures, but hope.  Your giving ensures that no matter how difficult the situation, Love remains.  We will be taking this offering starting this Sunday, March 27 through Easter.  
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 March 30, 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
Hold in the Light
It is with sadness that we inform you that Evelyn Pushor has died on March 25, 2022 at the age of 98.  There will be a visiting hour in the church sanctuary at noon this coming Saturday, April 2 with a funeral service starting at 1:00 pm.  There will be a reception in the Fellowship Hall following the service.  Throughout the pandemic, Evelyn was grateful to be able to join in worship through our video and livestream services.  In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to NYCC to help with these new technological endeavors – thank you.Also this past Sunday, March 27, Frank Averill, Marion Goff’s older brother died.  He was 101 years old.May they both rest in peace with all the saints in God’s light eternal.  Please reach out to these families with notes or cards as you are able.

Potluck Lunch On Sunday, April 3 following coffee hour after worship
Sunday’s Potluck will feature main dish salads, garden vegetables, and of course, sweets to round out our meal. Please join us as we feed our bodies and our spirits as we continue on our Lenten journey. 

Maundy Thursday Service
April 14th – 6:30 pm


April 17 – Easter services

Easter Sunrise at Skyline Farm at 6:10 am
at 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth 

Easter Potluck Breakfast at church following Sunrise service


Easter Worship at 9:30 am

– Christ is Risen!
Pastoral Search Committee
I am pleased to let you know that the following people will serve as our pastoral search committee:Jeff Shorey, Leah Davis, Caroline Rose, Nate Smith, and myself.  A congregational meeting will be scheduled soon to commit it to its task. The committee will then meet with our UCC liaison, Jonna Jensen, to begin the search process. Prayerfully, Marsha Heath
One Great Hour of Sharing Offering
One Great Hour of Sharing® is one of four special mission offerings of the United Church of Christ. This Lenten Offering supports the disaster, refugee, and development ministries of the United Church of Christ within Wider Church Ministries.  When you give to One Great Hour of Sharing, you deploy resources to people in need all around the world, and in our own communities.  When man-made or natural disasters strike, love responds.  Not just for the immediate future, but for the long haul.  When you give to One Great Hour of sharing, you are working alongside families to restore not only structures, but hope.  Your giving ensures that no matter how difficult the situation, Love remains.  We will be taking this offering starting this Sunday, March 27 through Easter.  
March Board and Committee Meetings
Continuing Meetings
Tuesday Gals on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in person in Fellowship Hall

Men’s Club meets on the third Saturday of the month at 7:30am at Toddy Brook

April 5 at 6:30 pm – Diaconate – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89733746228?pwd=WW5OeGJLUXE1MnZpMkM4TlpkaGNLUT09

April 10 – Faith Formation Meeting following worship.

April 12 at 6:00 p.m. – Trustees – Via Zoom and in person
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83667379574?pwd=MktBWU5wYytXREt0cVFEZW9McTFRUT09

April 21 at 6:30 p.m. – Council – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81321017944?pwd=QzkwRll0ajhuV3FXVTBPYjJJU1RJQT09
Easter Flowers
If you have ordered Easter flowers they will be available for pickup after our 9:30am Easter Service on April 17th. There will be tags on each plant with your name attached.
Easter Baskets
Please join me in doing Easter baskets for those experiencing homelessness to be handed out on Sunday, April 24th. 
Please bring any of the following items:  All travel size please.
Lip balm (with spf if you can), sun protection lotion, regular lotion
Candy
Soft protein bars
Small 8 oz bottles of water
Antibacterial hand wipes
Shampoo
Soap
Washcloths
Dunkin $5 cards
Portland Metro bus single use passes
Small boxes feminine items
Deodorant
Tissues
Cough Drops
Summer IS coming!
Thank you!!!! Pastor Nancy
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 ~

Julie Beggs is at Gosnel House
Marion Goff  
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Kathy Mathews
Blanche Mays
Lin Tompson Murphy
The Family of Evelyn Pushor
Caroline RoseCindy Tompson 
Community Food Pantry
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 Hygien ProductsPlease 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 March 23




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

Lenten schedule of events for all ages
– invite a friend!


Sunday April 3rd
following coffee hour after worship
Potluck lunch followed by imagining ourselves in the story activity

Maundy Thursday Service April 14th – 6:30 pm
Easter Sunrise at Skyline Farm  
Easter Worship April 17th 9:30 am – Christ is Risen!

Pastoral Search Committee
I am pleased to let you know that the following people will serve as our pastoral search committee: Jeff Shorey, Leah Davis, Caroline Rose, Nate Smith, and myself.  A congregational meeting will be scheduled soon to commit it to its task. The committee will then meet with our UCC liaison, Jonna Jensen, to begin the search process. Prayerfully, Marsha Heath

One Great Hour of Sharing Offering
One Great Hour of Sharing® is one of four special mission offerings of the United Church of Christ. This Lenten Offering supports the disaster, refugee, and development ministries of the United Church of Christ within Wider Church Ministries.  When you give to One Great Hour of Sharing, you deploy resources to people in need all around the world, and in our own communities.  When man-made or natural disasters strike, love responds.  Not just for the immediate future, but for the long haul.  When you give to One Great Hour of sharing, you are working alongside families to restore not only structures, but hope.  Your giving ensures that no matter how difficult the situation, Love remains.  We will be taking this offering starting this Sunday, March 27 through Easter.  

Helping Ukraine
The First Russian Baptist Church at 211 Mosher Road in Gorham is holding a special Russian dinner on this Saturday at 6 pm to raise funds for Ukraine’s children.  It is a wonder event, focusing on the needs of vulnerable children in the regions of Belarus, etc.  Last year they had entertainment after the meal, a dessert raffle (wwwowww!) and a regular raffle of gift cards and services. If you haven’t contributed to the crisis in Ukraine and would like to, this is a great opportunity. The meal may include pelmeni (meat dumplings), borsch, a rice and beef dish, various potato dishes and something like meatballs (tefteli). Salads, and a dessert table. It is a buffet style meal. The price for the meal was a free will offering last year .  
~ Gail S. 

March Board and Committee Meetings
Continuing Meetings

Tuesday Gals on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in person in Fellowship Hall

Men’s Club meets on the third Saturday of the month at 7:30am at Toddy Brook

April 5 at 6:30 pm – Diaconate – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89733746228?pwd=WW5OeGJLUXE1MnZpMkM4TlpkaGNLUT09

April 10 – Faith Formation Meeting following worship.

April 12 at 6:00 p.m. – Trustees – Via Zoom and in person
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83667379574?pwd=MktBWU5wYytXREt0cVFEZW9McTFRUT09

April 21 at 6:30 p.m. – Council – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81321017944?pwd=QzkwRll0ajhuV3FXVTBPYjJJU1RJQT09

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 ~

Julie Beggs
Marion Goff  
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward
Kathy Mathews
Blanche Mays
Lin Tompson Murphy
Evelyn Pushor
Caroline Rose
Cindy Tompson 

Easter Flowers
We are taking orders for Easter flowers for one more week.  Look for the order form on the Gathering Space table, in the Sunday Bulletin, or click the link below.  Thank you to our flower committee for organizing this once again.  The deadline for orders is March 27. Click here for Order Form

Community Food Pantry
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 Hygien Products
Please add your donation to the grocery cart in the Gathering Space. You can donate to the cart at any time.

Looking for a New Home
This solid oak desk is yours for the taking!  It was my Dad’s but not an antique or family heirloom.  He obtained it when the plant he worked in were getting rid of it. It is currently in my office at church.  No one in my family wants it – we are all downsizing!  Pastor Nancy–

Instant Church Directory
Would you like the NYCC directory at your fingertips?  Every time a change is made it automatically changes on your app so you always have the latest update.  Just follow the directions below for instructions on how to download the App to your smart phone.  If you have an android phone let the office know as there are different instructions.  This will work only for people who are in the directory and have given us their email.1. Download the App from the App Store.   Search for “Instant Church Directory.
2. Open the app. Click on “Create Login”.
3. Enter the email address(Your email) as it is listed in the family portion of the directory.
4. Create a secure password. The password must be 8 characters long and contain at least two of the following special characters: capital letters, numbers or symbols. Retype your password to confirm. 
5. Check your inbox for an email from service@instantchurchdirectory.com
6.  To complete the login process, you will need to verify your email address by clicking on the link sent to you in that email.
7. Once you confirm your email, close the browser window go back to the App Click on “Sign In” to sign into your church’s directory using your email and password.

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 March 9, 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


Potluck Lunch this Sunday
On Sunday, March 13th following coffee hour after worship
Please join us for Soups & Sweets after services on Sunday. Stock your crock, bring your best cookie, try a new recipe ~ God welcomes all! We will feed our bodies as we feed our spirits along our Lenten
journey. Please bring a crusty bread, soup or dessert to share. 

 Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 13.  Remember to set your clocks ahead by one hour on Saturday night!

Lenten schedule of events for all ages – invite a friend!
Sunday March 13th 
following coffee hour after worship
Potluck lunch followed by imagining ourselves in the story activity

Sunday  March  20th
following coffee hour after worship
Potluck lunch followed by imagining ourselves in the story activity

Sunday April 3rd
following coffee hour after worship
Potluck lunch followed by imagining ourselves in the story activity

Maundy Thursday Service April 14th – 6:30 pm

Easter Sunrise at Skyline Farm  

Easter Worship April 17th 9:30 am – Christ is Risen!

Congregational Meeting Notice
March 6, 2022

TO THE MEMBERS AND OFFICERS OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC, OF NORTH YARMOUTH, MAINE:

You are hereby requested to attend a Congregational Meeting of the First Congregational Church, UCC, of North Yarmouth, Maine on Sunday, March 20, 2022 immediately following the morning worship service. This meeting will be conducted in person unless circumstances change.

The purpose of this meeting is to:
 Discuss and vote on the minutes of the 216th Annual Meeting andConduct any other business that may legally come before this meeting.Respectfully,
Kathryn H. Whittier, Clerk

Tuesday Gals
Tuesday Gals are now meeting in person on Tuesdays at 10:00 am in Fellowship Hall. Come join us!  Masks are now optional.

News from the Office
Lyn, our administrator, will be on vacation from March 14-18.  We have volunteers getting the mail, answering email and checking for phone messages. Mark, our sexton, will be on vacation from March 21-30.  The Trustees will be scheduling cleaning. If you see something that needs doing, please help.

Pastoral Search Team
Good news!  I have been in touch with Rev. Jonna Jenkins, the UCC representative who will be assisting us in the process of searching for a new minister.  Rev. Jenkins indicated that there are several avenues to choose from moving forward in this process.  The first is selecting a search committee.  It is her thought that the committee represent cross sections of the congregation and also that each member be interested in serving.  Might you be interested in serving?  Please take some time to think and pray about what this would mean to you, the church, and to the community.  Please give me a call if you would like to have a conversation with me at 207-829-5940.  We would love to have the first meeting with Rev. Jenkins sometime in March if at all possible.Thank you!  Marsha Heath, Moderator

March Board and Committee Meetings

March 14 at 7 pm – Missions – Via Zoom
(Zoom link has been sent separately

March 15 at 6:30 pm – Diaconate – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89733746228?pwd=WW5OeGJLUXE1MnZpMkM4TlpkaGNLUT09

March 17 at 6:30 p.m. – Council – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81321017944?pwd=QzkwRll0ajhuV3FXVTBPYjJJU1RJQT09

Continuing Meetings
Tuesday Gals on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in person in Fellowship Hall

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 ~

Julie Beggs
Marion Goff  
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Kathy Mathews
Blanche Mays
Lin Tompson Murphy
Evelyn Pushor
Caroline Rose
Cindy Tompson 

Easter Flowers
We will be taking orders for Easter flowers again this year.  Look for the order form on the Gathering Space table, in the Sunday Bulletin or click the link below.
Click here for Order Form

Community Food Pantry
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.

Grace Street Ministry
Calling all gloves!!!!!! you all have been unbelievably generous this fall as always. Now I am hoping that we can become the ‘glove church’.  We are in desperate need of warm gloves for men and women – both knitted and other.  I have found some at Job Lots that are not too expensive in the past.  Maybe you have another source.  Thank you in advance – I would love to be able to share with both Pastor Jeff and Pastor Karen.  Thank you, Pastor Nancy

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

Weekly News for March 2, 2022




Ash Wednesday  March 2nd 5:30 pm
” Lifting our prayers to God” ; Imposition of Ashes
This will be an Inside service in Fellowship Hall
 – no longer than 1/2 hour.

Masks Required
Following CDC and our own guidelines at NYCC masks are required to be worn in the church building regardless of your vaccination status.  Please keep them on for the entire time that you are in the building.  Thank you.

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


Lenten schedule of events for all ages – invite a friend!Ash Wednesday  March 2nd 5:30 pm
” Lifting our prayers to God”  ; Imposition of Ashes
This will be an Inside service in Fellowship Hall – no longer than 1/2 hour.

Annual Meeting Sunday March 6 following worship
Opening Prayer time:  “Remembering Who We Are”

Sunday March 13th  following coffee hour after worship
Potluck lunch followed by imagining ourselves in the story activity

Sunday  March  20th following coffee hour after worship
Potluck lunch followed by imagining ourselves in the story activity

Sunday April 3rd following coffee hour after worship
Potluck lunch followed by imagining ourselves in the story activity

Maundy Thursday Service April 14th – 6:30 pm
Easter Sunrise at Skyline Farm  
Easter Worship April 17th 9:30 am – Christ is Risen!

216th  Annual Meeting CallFebruary 20, 2022
TO THE MEMBERS AND OFFICERS OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC, OF NORTH YARMOUTH, MAINE:
You are hereby requested to attend the 216th Annual Meeting of the First Congregational Church, UCC, of North Yarmouth, Maine on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at 10:30 am, immediately following the morning worship service. This meeting will be conducted in person.

The following items make up the agenda:

Annual roll call of members.
Discussion and approval of the Annual Report for 2021
.Discussion and vote on the Welcoming Statement prepared by the Diaconate.
Discussion and approval of the church budget for 2022.Any other business that may legally come before this meeting.
Respectfully, Kathryn H. Whittier, Clerk

Contact the church if you would like a link to the Annual Report

Annual Meeting Zoom Link
For those who would be more comfortable joining us for annual meeting through Zoom, please use the link below.
Topic: Annual Meeting
Time: Mar 6, 2022 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Passcode: 679881
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Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 13.  Remember to set your clocks ahead by one hour on Saturday night!

Pastoral Search Team
Good news!  I have been in touch with Rev. Jonna Jenkins, the UCC representative who will be assisting us in the process of searching for a new minister.  Rev. Jenkins indicated that there are several avenues to choose from moving forward in this process.  The first is selecting a search committee.  It is her thought that the committee represent cross sections of the congregation and also that each member be interested in serving.  Might you be interested in serving?  Please take some time to think and pray about what this would mean to you, the church, and to the community.  Please give me a call if you would like to have a conversation with me at 207-829-5940.  We would love to have the first meeting with Rev. Jenkins sometime in March if at all possible. Thank you!  Marsha Heath, Moderator

March Board and Committee Meetings

March 6 – Faith Formation Meeting following annual meeting.  This will be a  brief meeting to discuss Lenten activities in Fellowship Hall.

March 8 at 6:00 p.m. – Trustees – Via Zoom and in person
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83667379574?pwd=MktBWU5wYytXREt0cVFEZW9McTFRUT09

March 14 at 7 pm – Missions – Via Zoom

March 15 at 6:30 pm – Diaconate – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89733746228?pwd=WW5OeGJLUXE1MnZpMkM4TlpkaGNLUT09

March 17 at 6:30 p.m. – Council – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81321017944?pwd=QzkwRll0ajhuV3FXVTBPYjJJU1RJQT09

Continuing MeetingsTuesday Gals on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87121018997?pwd=RDZiRzlTSno4cW9xNi9GQkFWREVzdz09

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 ~
Julie Beggs
Marion Goff  
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Kathy Mathews
Blanche Mays
Lin Tompson Murphy
Evelyn Pushor
Caroline Rose
Cindy Tompson 

Community Food Pantry
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 Hygien 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.

Grace Street Ministry
Calling all gloves!!!!!! you all have been unbelievably generous this fall as always. Now I am hoping that we can become the ‘glove church’.  We are in desperate need of warm gloves for men and women – both knitted and other.  I have found some at Job Lots that are not too expensive in the past.  Maybe you have another source.  Thank you in advance – I would love to be able to share with both Pastor Jeff and Pastor Karen.  Thank you, Pastor Nancy

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