Weekly News for April 18

Rummage Sale
It’s that time again for our spring Rummage Sale, which will be held on Saturday, April 21, from 9:00-2:00 in the Fellowship Hall. We will be collecting items DURING THE WEEK OF APRIL 16-20 so that they can be left upstairs and avoid the carrying. We will take clothing, shoes, purses and bags, books and CDs/DVDs, toys, holiday items, linens, china, glassware, tools, and anything salable except electronics. Small appliances only if new in boxes. For more information, please contact Kathy Whittier or Gail Strattard

We have changed our email addresses.

The church email address is now: nyarmouthccucc@gmail.com
Rev. Nancy’s church email is now nyccrevnancy@gmail.com

Please change your contacts to reflect the changes. We are still working on importing information into the new gmail so are still using both accounts for now.

Office Hours
April 23-27 – Monday through Thursday 6:45 am to 8:45 am. Off on Friday. Other hours throughout the week as schedule allows. (This is to accommodate a vacation at the Yarmouth Church).

One Great Hour of Sharing
OGHS UPDATE………………….$672.00 !!!!!!

Newsletter Deadline
The deadline for May Newsletter articles is Monday, April 23.

Youth Group News
Spring Talent Show: The Youth Group will be hosting the Spring Talent Show in the Fellowship Hall on the evening of Saturday, May 19th. Start thinking about your hidden talent as we will be inviting ALL church members to perform at this fun community gathering! Proceeds from concessions will fund our year-end outing.

Bible Study
Sundays at 8:30am in Fellowship Hall we will study the book of James. All are welcome. (NO bible study on April 22)

Coffee Hour
We do not have any people signed up for coffee hour in April, May or June (that is as far ahead as we go at a time) and we need some one for next week! As well as the following weeks! Thanks for letting Pat Field and/or Susan Elliott know if you will do it. There will also be a sign-up sheet on the front table.

Spring Work Day
We will hold a Spring Work Day on Saturday, April 28 from 8:00 am to Noon to do yard work, lawn clean up, storm windows/screens, etc. All help is appreciated.

Handicap Access Improvement to Choir Area
Chris Dahlgren will be available after church on Sunday, Sunday, April 22nd to informally explain what we are considering could be done. We recognize that anything of this magnitude at the front of our Sanctuary is very important to the membership and must be carefully considered.

Pet Pantry Needs

Dry Dog Food, Dry Cat Food and Kitty Litter.

Food Pantry Needs

Laundry Detergent or Dish Detergent (medium sizes are better)

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 18

Rummage sale and drop off

AA – 7:00 pm

Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm

Thursday, April 19

Rummage Sale and Drop off

Saturday, April 21

Men’s Club Breakfast – 7:00 am

Rummage Sale – 9:00 am

Sunday, April 22

Informal Information mtg on Sanctuary Changes

Monday, April 23

Newsletter Article Deadline

Tuesday, April 24

Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am

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Weekly News for April 11, 2018

Youth Group News
April 15th: The youth group will travel to Harpswell for a church community service project and fundraiser. We will be helping Pastor Nancy with a series of yardwork projects, so please dress appropriately. Lunch will follow.

Spring Talent Show: The Youth Group will be hosting the Spring Talent Show in the Fellowship Hall on the evening of Saturday, May 19th. Start thinking about your hidden talent as we will be inviting ALL church members to perform at this fun community gathering! Proceeds from concessions will fund our year-end outing.

Bible Study
Sundays at 8:30am in Fellowship Hall we will study the book of James. All are welcome.

Patriots’ Day
Monday, April 16 is Patriots’ Day. (Patriots’ Day commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord, which were fought near Boston in 1775.  Maine was a province of Massachusetts until it became a State in 1820). The Church office will be closed.

Coffee Hour
We do not have any people signed up for coffee hour in April, May or June (that is as far ahead as we go at a time) and we need some one for next week! As well as the following weeks! Thanks for letting Pat Field and/or Susan Elliott know if you will do it. There will also be a sign-up sheet on the front table.

Rummage Sale
It’s that time again for our spring Rummage Sale, which will be held on Saturday, April 21, from 9:00-2:00 in the Fellowship Hall. We will be collecting items DURING THE WEEK OF APRIL 16-20 so that they can be left upstairs and avoid the carrying. We will take clothing, shoes, purses and bags, books and CDs/DVDs, toys, holiday items, linens, china, glassware, tools, and anything salable except electronics. Small appliances only if new in boxes. For more information, please contact Kathy Whittier or Gail Strattard

Spring Work Day
We will hold a Spring Work Day on Saturday, April 28 from 8:00 am to Noon to do yard work, lawn clean up, storm windows/screens, etc. All help is appreciated.

Handicap Access Improvement to Choir Area
Chris Dahlgren will be available after church on Sunday, April 15th and Sunday, April 20th to informally explain what we are considering could be done. We recognize that anything of this magnitude at the front of our Sanctuary is very important to the membership and must be carefully considered.

Missions Presentation
The Missions Board’s presentation of their work and projects this past Sunday was amazingly wonderful and so thorough ! They are right out there helping people in need ……….local and world wide. NYCC is blessed AND involved.
Kudos, Missions folks

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

Food Pantry Needs

Laundry Detergent or Dish Detergent (medium sizes are better)

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 11

Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm

 

Thursday, April 12

Bible Study – 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, April 14

Pet Place Pantry – 9:00-10:00 am

 

Sunday, April 15

Bible Study – 8:30 am

Informal Information mtg on Sanctuary Changes

Youth Group– 11:00 am

 

Monday, April 16

Patriots’ Day – Office Closed

Rummage Sale Drop Off and Set Up

 

Tuesday, April 17

Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am

Rummage Sale Drop Off and Set Up

 

 

Weekly News for March 21

Easter Morning Breakfast update: ………we could really use a couple of entrees and a fruit bowl. Donna Smith is bringing fruit, but 1 more would be good. There are plenty of eggs at the church , which really should be used, sooner rather than later !

The Church Council needs to meet, There are a couple of items that need our attention. So…..Let’s go for Thursday April 5th at 4:30.

Lent 2018 – Ready for Change

Friday, March 24th – Worship, Drama and Music Rehearsal at 10:00 am.

Sunday, March 25th – Journey to Jerusalem Worship of Drama, readings and music.

We also plan to have some Mission presentations dates TBD.

Thursday, March 29th– Maundy Thursday Worship at 7:00 pm.

Sunday, April 1st Easter Sunrise Worship at Skyline Farm at 6:30 am with breakfast following then worship at NYCC at 9:30 am.

Rock Bottom – You are invited to write a word on a rock that represents what you are turning away from or turning toward this lent, or that reflects your feelings about the changes coming in the church or in your personal life. Use a word or draw a picture. The rocks will be placed on the communion table during lent. So please do a rock and put it on the communion table. Watch how our changing rocks will grow.

Newsletter Article Deadline – Monday, March 26

Good Friday Walk –The Good Friday Walk for Habitat for Humanity will take place on March 30. To sign up as a fundraiser and to walk or run go to: http://www.crowdrise.com/2018GoodFridayWalk.

One Great Hour of Sharing

The One Great Hour of Sharing special offering will be taken on March 18 and 25th. One Great Hour is a Christian effort to empower, provide water, supply food, and give relief from disasters. Water Projects: We currently have projects in over 20 countries. Hunger Relief: See how we are feeding the hungry all over the world. Disaster Relief: Not just immediate responses, but long-term commitment.

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

Food Pantry Needs – Laundry Detergent or Dish Detergent (medium sizes are better)

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 21– Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm

Thursday, March 22 – Bible Study – 2:00 pm

Saturday, March 24 – Worship Drama and Music Rehearsal – 10:00 am

Sunday, March 25 – Youth Group – 11:00 am

Tuesday, March 27 – Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am

Weekly News for March 14

Easter Morning Breakfast update: Lots of Purple House bagels on order, a few pounds of bacon in the freezer, plenty of cream cheese in refrigerator. Ellen is bringing juice and Gail is bringing a breakfast entrée . Ellen has also offered to help with clean up! So, you ask…..”What can I do? A fruit bowl and a couple more entrees would be very good. I’ll be prepping the bacon and setting up on Sat. Morning March 31st. If you want to prepare your dish then we can do that. Even if anyone wants to bring eggs for scrambling that would work. Thank you, Jeanne

Save the date– our youth group is organizing an all church talent show for Saturday evening May 19th. So be thinking what talent you can share – it should be fun!

Preble Street
NYCC is serving at Preble Street Sunday Mar 18th dinner 3:30-6:30 pm. If you are still thinking of signing up please do so. We still need more people.
Please go to Preble Street website to sign up as a volunteer in the kitchen and then sign up for one or both of these days under North Yarmouth Congregational Church.

Lent 2018 – Ready for Change

Friday March 16th – 6:00 pm til whenever! All church potluck supper with Expectations/dreams/hopes presentations from all boards, committees, groups, individuals. I am excited to see what everyone comes up with! Church Council will provide beverages and setup. Please bring the following: Alphabetically by last name – A-G brings munchies/salads/side dishes; H-P bring main dish items; Q-Z bring desserts! Clean up-everyone!

Saturday, March 24th – Worship, Drama and Music Rehearsal at 10:00 am.

Sunday, March 25th – Journey to Jerusalem Worship of Drama, readings and music.
We also plan to have some Mission presentations dates TBD.

Thursday, March 29th- Maundy Thursday Worship at 7:00 pm.

Sunday, April 1st Easter Sunrise Worship at Skyline Farm at 6:30 am with breakfast following then worship at NYCC at 9:30 am.

Rock Bottom – You are invited to write a word on a rock that represents what you are turning away from or turning toward this lent, or that reflects your feelings about the changes coming in the church or in your personal life. Use a word or draw a picture. The rocks will be placed on the communion table during lent. So please do a rock and put it on the communion table. Watch how our changing rocks will grow.

Good Friday Walk

The Good Friday Walk for Habitat for Humanity will take place on March 30. To sign up as a fundraiser and to walk or run go to: http://www.crowdrise.com/2018GoodFridayWalk.

One Great Hour of Sharing

The One Great Hour of Sharing special offering will be taken on March 18 and 25th. One Great Hour is a Christian effort to empower, provide water, supply food, and give relief from disasters. Water Projects: We currently have projects in over 20 countries. Hunger Relief: See how we are feeding the hungry all over the world. Disaster Relief: Not just immediate responses, but long-term commitment.

Pet Pantry Needs

Dry Dog Food, Dry Cat Food and Kitty Litter.


Food Pantry Needs

Laundry Detergent or Dish Detergent (medium sizes are better)


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 14– Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm

Thursday, March 15 – Bible Study – 2:00 pm

Friday, March 16 – All Church Potluck

Saturday, March 17 – Men’s Club Breakfast – 7:00 am

Tuesday, March 20 – Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am

Weekly News for March 7

Council meeting scheduled for tonight has been canceled. We have rescheduled it for Sunday after church, although there may be another meeting
scheduled, we’ll do the best we can. We don’t have a huge agenda………1) establishing a master meeting schedule, ( which we need badly) 2) prepping somewhat for the dinner/conversation meeting on the 16th.

Easter Morning Breakfast !!!!!! I usually don’t ask for help on this event but folks always ask “what can I do?” So, my thoughts…….I want to bring delicious bagels and cream cheese, bacon and sausage. Will a few of you fill in with breakfast casseroles, fruit , juice or whatever might be enjoyed by about 35-40′ hungry for breakfast’ eaters? I’ll do set up and dishes and I know some of you will help with clean-up! Right? Jeanne

Due to the snow storm, Thursday afternoon Bible study will not meet this week. We will start on Thursday March 15th at 2pm

Save the date– our youth group is organizing an all church talent show for Saturday evening May 19th. So be thinking what talent you can share – it should be fun!

Choir is also canceled for tonight.

Daylight Saving Time Begins
Remember to change your clocks ahead by one hour this Saturday night. Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 11.

Preble Street
NYCC serving at Preble Street Sunday Mar 18th dinner 3:30-6:30pm and Saturday April 28th for lunch 1030am to 130pm.
Please go to Preble Street website to sign up as a volunteer in the kitchen and then sign up for one or both of these days under North Yarmouth Congregational Church.

Lent 2018 – Ready for Change

Friday March 16th – 6:00 pm til whenever! All church potluck supper with Expectations/dreams/hopes presentations from all boards, committees, groups, individuals. I am excited to see what everyone comes up with! Church Council will provide beverages and setup. Please bring the following: Alphabetically by last name – A-G brings munchies/salads/side dishes; H-P bring main dish items; Q-Z bring desserts! Clean up-everyone!

Sunday, March 25th – Journey to Jerusalem Worship of Drama, readings and music.

We also plan to have some Mission presentations dates TBD.

Thursday, March 29th- Maundy Thursday Worship at 7:00 pm.

Sunday, April 1st Easter Sunrise Worship at Skyline Farm with breakfast following then worship at NYCC at 9:30 am.

Rock Bottom – You are invited to write a word on a rock that represents what you are turning away from or turning toward this lent, or that reflects your feelings about the changes coming in the church or in your personal life. Use a word or draw a picture. The rocks will be placed on the communion table during lent. So please do a rock and put it on the communion table. Watch how our changing rocks will grow.

Missions – Missions has scheduled a meeting for Sunday, March 11 at 11:00 am

Pet Pantry Needs

Dry Dog Food, Dry Cat Food and Kitty Litter.

Food Pantry Needs

Laundry Detergent or Dish Detergent (medium sizes are better)

Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 10 – Pet Place Pantry – 9:00 am

Sunday,March 11– Drama Club– 11:00 am

Sunday, March 11– Missions – 11:00 am

Sunday, March 11 – Trustees – 11:00 am

Sunday, March 11 – Council – 11:00 am

Tuesday, March 13 – Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am

Wednesday, March 14– Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm

 

Weekly News for February 28

Friday Lunch
Our next Friday Lunch will be held on March 2 from 11:30-1:00 pm. We will be serving Haddock Chowder and a biscuit, a special of some kind and a choice of two desserts with a beverage. Come enjoy a delicious lunch and good conversation.

Youth Group
The youth group will meet March 4th after church. We will share a meal and discuss with Pastor Nancy our hopes and dreams. We will also begin to plan the Spring Talent Show hosted by the Youth Group. Start thinking about your hidden talent as we will be inviting ALL church members to perform at this fun community gathering.

CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING
…..Wed. March 7th…..5:30 Different day, different time! On the agenda:(1) Establish a consistent meeting time (2) Prepare for March 16th church supper agenda ( this is the important piece )(3) Any other items of importance. We will be through in time to accommodate choir rehearsal, It would be super if we had all boards and committees represented. Hope to see you there. Jeanne

Preble Street

NYCC serving at Preble Street Sunday Mar 18th dinner 3:30-6:30pm and Saturday April 28th for lunch 1030am to 130pm.
Please go to Preble Street website to sign up as a volunteer in the kitchen and then sign up for one or both of these days under North Yarmouth Congregational Church.

Game Night

CE will be sponsoring an all church “Game Night” on Saturday March 3, from 5:30-7:30PM. We had a great time with this last year. We’re asking each family to bring a pizza to share or a dish to share. There will be a sign-up sheet in the gathering space. Games of all sorts will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. I wonder who will win the “Oreo on your forehead” game? Whoever it is, we’re all sure to have a good time.

Lent 2018 – Ready for Change

Friday March 16th – 6:00 pm til whenever! All church potluck supper with Expectations/dreams/hopes presentations from all boards, committees, groups, individuals. I am excited to see what everyone comes up with! Church Council will provide beverages and setup. Please bring the following: Alphabetically by last name – A-G brings munchies/salads/side dishes; H-P bring main dish items; Q-Z bring desserts! Clean up-everyone!

Sunday, March 25th – Journey to Jerusalem Worship of Drama, readings and music.

We also plan to have some Mission presentations dates TBD.

Thursday, March 29th- Maundy Thursday Worship at 7:00 pm.

Sunday, April 1st Easter Sunrise Worship at Skyline Farm with breakfast following? Then worship at NYCC at 9:30 am.

Rock Bottom – You are invited to write a word on a rock that represents what you are turning away from or turning toward this lent, or that reflects your feelings about the changes coming in the church or in your personal life. Use a word or draw a picture. The rocks will be placed on the communion table during lent. So please do a rock and put it on the communion table. Watch how our changing rocks will grow.

Missions – Missions has scheduled a meeting for Sunday, March 11 at 11:00 am

Pet Pantry Needs

Dry Dog Food, Dry Cat Food and Kitty Litter.

Food Pantry Needs

Laundry Detergent or Dish Detergent (medium sizes are better)


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 28 – Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm

Friday, March 2 – Friday Lunch – 11:30-1:00 pm

Saturday, March 3 – Game Night – 5:30 pm

Sunday,March 4– Youth Group – 11:00 am

Sunday, March 4– Christian Ed. – 11:00 am

Sunday, March 4 – Diaconate – 11:00 am

Tuesday, March 6 – Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am