Weekly News for September 12

We still need a few volunteers to answer phones selling Chicken Pie Supper tickets on Sunday afternoon Sept 16th from 1-3 pm and 5-7pm. Please contact Pam Ames or Pastor Nancy if you can help in this way. (See separate Chicken Pie Supper email for all the details!)

After worship fellowship time (aka coffeehour, aka lemonade hour) is a vital part of our church life together. It is when we greet new people who have joined us for worship as well as connecting with those we have known for years. For some it is the only time during the week when we connect with our church family. Thank you to all of you who acted as hosts last year, to Jeanne Chadbourne who acted as host over the summer and to Donna and Norm Smith these past 2 weeks as we gear up for a new year. Please consider hosting this wonderful time together for one week or more in the coming year. It is up to you what you bring to share. You may put on a pot of coffee or use the single serve machine (especially nice now that we have reusable coffee pods😇) There will be a sign up sheet in the Gathering Space. Thank you, Pastor Nancy

The Wired Word
The Wired Word meeting Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm beginning on September 12th – a Christian discussion facilitated by Rev Nancy of our how faith intersects with current events in our world.

The Gospel of Mark
A Sunday morning study of the Gospel of Mark facilitated by Sandra Golonka from 8:30-9:15am starting Sunday September 16th. The group will explore the book of Mark from beginning to end.

Exploring the Bible
What is the Bible? The first of three sessions to be followed in the winter/spring by introducing the Old and New Testament. Each study is 6 weeks in length. There is a participant book available for $12. Tuesdays at 3:00 pm.

Tuesday Gals
The Tuesday Gals are putting together two new Raffle Baskets. As always we appreciate all donations.

One is Mainly Maine
Ideas for the Mainly Maine basket include: food items made here in Maine, such as B& M Bake Beans, can Brown Bread, taffy and chocolates, jams and jellies, relish, any decor, books and paper products.

The new basket we are starting is Kitchen/Baking
Ideas for this basket is dishtowels/dishcloths, placements, bowls, trays, cooking utensils, pans, baking pans, fry pans, measuring cups and spoons, cutting board, dish soap, pot scrubbers, cookie cutters, seasonings, frosting and sprinkles.
Any items anyone has for these baskets will help us a lot.
There is lists of ideas posted in the gathering space If you prefer not to shop, cash donations are greatly appreciated and we will do the shopping. I want to thank those who have given me cash donations and to let you know it sure is helping us fill the baskets.
Thank you all so very much,
Terri Bickford/Tuesday Gals

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

Food Pantry Needs

Baby and Toddler Food

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 15
Men’s Club Breakfast – 7:00 am
North Yarmouth Fun Day

Sunday, September 16
The Gospel of Mark – 8:30 am
Worship – 9:30 am

Tuesday, September 18
W/F Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am
Exploring the Bible – 3:00 pm

Wednesday, September 19
The Wired Word – 6:00 pm
Trustees – 6:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal 7:00pm

Thursday, September 20
Council – 6:00 pm

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Weekly News for August 30

Labor Day
The church will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 3.

A Passing
Les Myerhoff passed away on August 23 after a long illness. A private family graveside service will take place at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Springvale in the future.

The Gardens and Lawn
So many people are commenting on our lawn and gardens. A huge THANK YOU to Priscilla and George!

Coffee Hour
After Sunday August 26th, “Summer Lemonade Hour” will be no more…..at least as presented by Jeanne. I admit that it certainly was not the finest of spreads (the lemonade really did not move ) and unless yummy homemade goods from Donna, Lois, and Gail, who brought in copious amounts of sweets, fruit and veggies, the fare was pretty uninteresting. I did it my way which was very, very simple. What is going to happen come September? Should we take Labor Day Sunday off and continue with our holiday weekend unencumbered by prepping and cleaning up ? Get started on September 9th with someone stepping up to organize the next few Sundays ? Your call !

Tuesday Gals
Tuesday Gals are doing 2 new Raffle Baskets. One is Mainly Maine, and the other is, Fun in the Sun. This (Fun in the Sun) is close to being done. We just need few items, like books, puzzles, sun glasses, tan lotion, bug spray, football and small items for outdoor fun to complete the basket. The Car Wash Bucket still needs a lot of items. As always we appreciate all donations. Mainly Maine basket ideas for items are, food items made here in Maine, such as B& M Bake Beans, can Brown Bread, taffy and chocolates, jams and jellies, relish, any decor, books and paper products. Any items anyone has for these baskets will help us a lot. There is lists of ideas posted in the gathering space If you prefer not to shop, cash donations are greatly appreciated and we will do the shopping. I want to thank those who have given me cash donations and to let you know it sure is helping us fill the baskets.
Thank you all so very much,
Terri Bickford/Tuesday Gals

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

Food Pantry Needs
Baby and Toddler Food
Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 2
Worship – 9:30 am
Women’s AA – 7:00 pm

Monday, September 3
Labor Day – Office Closed

Tuesday, September 4
WF/Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am

Wednesday, September 5
The Wired Word – 6:00 pm

Weekly News for July 5

Email Address Change
Please update Rev. Nancy’s email address to: revnancyjwhite@gmail.com. If you have a Hotmail address for Nancy, please delete it.

Summer Office Hours
Office hours will be switching to Summer on June 25. They will be:
Monday, Wednesday – 6:30-8:30 am
Tuesday, Thursday – 6:30–8:30 am and 12:15-3:00 pm

Thank you
Once again we are so thankful for the care that George and Priscilla give to our gardens and lawns. You two do an amazingly wonderful job! Thank-you.

Thank you also to Pam, Lynne, Mark and everyone else (we know there were others) who worked tirelessly to get all of the mulching completed.

Tuesday Gals
Tuesday Gals is going to be doing baskets again for the Christmas Fair. We plan on doing around 8-10 this year. We are starting very late this year, so we need to do 2 basket s at the same time.
The first two baskets are:
Car Wash Basket
All items to clean and shine vehicles inside ans outside will be greatly appreciated.
Celebration Basket
This basket will include items for celebrating all occasions and holidays.
Idea list is posted on our poster board in front of the large bulletin board in the Gathering Space. We appreciate all your help to make these raffle baskets a success for the Christmas fair! If you would rather donate money we will do the shopping. Once again, we appreciate you help!

Church Yard Sale
The date of the church yard sale has been set for July 28 from 9:00 to 1:00 pm.
Contributions will be collected up until the 27th. 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.

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

Food Pantry Needs
Baby and Toddler Food

Upcoming Events

Sunday, July 8
Worship – 9:30 am
Women’s AA – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, July 10
Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am

Saturday, July 14
Pet Place Pantry – 9:00 am

Weekly News for June 24, 2018

Email Address Change
Please update Rev. Nancy’s email address to: revnancyjwhite@gmail.com

Summer Office Hours
Office hours will be switching to Summer on June 25. They will be:
Monday, Wednesday – 6:30-8:30 am
Tuesday, Thursday – 6:30–8:30 am and 12:15-3:15 pm

The Office will be closed on Wednesday July 4th for the holiday.

July/August Newsletter
The deadline for newsletter articles is now. If you have an article please submit it today. This is the summer issue and will include July and August.

Friday Lunch
There is NO Friday lunch in July. We will see you on August 3rd!

Tuesday Gals
Tuesday Gals is going to be doing baskets again for the Christmas Fair. We plan on doing around 8-10 this year. We are starting very late this year, so we need to do 2 basket s at the same time.
The first two baskets are:
Car Wash Basket
All items to clean and shine vehicles inside ans outside will be greatly appreciated.
Celebration Basket
This basket will include items for celebrating all occasions and holidays.
Idea list is posted on our poster board in front of the large bulletin board in the Gathering Space. We appreciate all your help to make these raffle baskets a success for the Christmas fair! If you would rather donate money we will do the shopping. Once again, we appreciate you help!

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

Food Pantry Needs
Baby and Toddler Food

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 27
AA – 7:00 pm

Sunday, July 1
Worship – 9:30 am

Wednesday, July 4
Office Closed
AA – 7:00 pm

Weekly News for June 13

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

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

Strawberry Festival
Our 24th Annual Strawberry Festival

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

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

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

Recipes

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

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


Pet Pantry Needs

Dry Dog Food, Dry Cat Food and Kitty Litter.

Food Pantry Needs
Diapers sizes 3,4,5

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

Upcoming Events

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

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

Sunday, June 17
Worship – 9:30 am

Tuesday, June 19
Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am

Wednesday, June 20
AA – 7:00 pm

Weekly News for June 6

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

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

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

Strawberry Festival
Our 24th Annual Strawberry Festival

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

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

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

Recipes

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

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

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

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

Food Pantry Needs
Diapers sizes 3,4,5

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

Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

Weekly News for May 30

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

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

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

Strawberry Festival
Our 24th Annual Strawberry Festival

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

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

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

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

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

Food Pantry Needs
Diapers sizes 3,4,5

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

Upcoming Events

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

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

Sunday, June 3
Worship – 9:30 am

Tuesday, June 5
Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am

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

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