Weekly News for August 14

Church Yard Sale
The Church Yard Sale is set for August 17 from 9:00 to 1:00 pm. Contributions will be collected up until August 16th. 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.

Please use nyccrevnancy@gmail.com  when you send email to Pastor Nancy.  Thanks!

Summer office hours 
Monday and Wednesday 6:30-8:30 am
Tuesday and Thursday 6:30-8:30 am and 12:15-3:00 pm

Vacation
Lyn will be on vacation from August 19-23.  The office will not be open, but Rev. Nancy will be available.  

Church Council will meet on Sunday, August 25th, after the church service.  As you may recall, we did not have a meeting in July.  We hope you all had a great long summer.  Please try to be present or have a member of your committee present because Rev. Nancy will be leaving on vacation in September, and we will be planning for Homecoming in late September as well.  Marsha Heath, Moderator

Grief Support Group
The Grief Support Group will meet on Thursday, August 22 at 1:00 pm.  

The mysterious disappearance of the blue cart?????? Apparently it crumbled a couple of months ago and was last seen in the dumpster. Case closed!

PAVING THE WAY       
This Week….$505.00!   Getting us to the $47,700.00 mark. which includes $5,000.00 in promised gifts . So, as we continue to support this project, and without saying the same thing over and over, I am having trouble expressing gratitude on behalf of our church. But you get my drift. You’re the best!   Jeanne

A Note from the Nominating Committee
It is not too early to start thinking about your interest in serving the church by becoming a member of a board or committee or an officer. If you are now serving one of these positions, are you planning on staying on?,,,,( we hope you are as it is becoming more difficult year after year to fill the slots prescribed by our By-Laws.) The  boards that could use a new member or two are Trustees, Deacons, Christen Ed, and Missions, There may be officers who would appreciate a break. If you are interested, please speak to or ask questions of Rev. Nancy, Annie Graham, Cindy Tompson, or Jeanne Chadbourne. That would be the Nominating Committee.

FYI
The Church Council is in the very early stages of addressing the the need to “do” things differently than we are now as far as structure and governing the church. The By-Laws etc., have not kept up with the changes, or the way folks are doing life today. There are other more efficient forms of church governance that certainly would accommodate our busier life styles. I am looking forward to continuing this study. Any comments? Ideas? Suggestions? It would be especially helpful to hear from folks who are interested in doing their part, but can’t make a commitment to monthly meetings, or indefinite time constraints.  Jeanne   

Missions
Missions is collecting school supplies needed in Machias.  We are collecting until the end of August and then will send them to the Machias Church to be dispersed to school children in need.  There will be a box in the Gathering space.  If you wish to help here is the list of items needed.  Thank you!
boxes of crayons
glue
scissors
pencil cases
pens and pencils
spiral bound notebooks

New Email Address
Pat Field has a new email address.  Her new address is pfield334@gmail.com.
 
Opportunities to Serve

Food Pantry Needs
Paper Goods – Paper Towels, Toilet Tissue, Facial Tissues

Pet Pantry Needs
Biggest Need:  Kitty Litter, if possible scoop-able.
Dry cat and dog food, smaller bags if possible

This Weeks Calendar

Wednesday, August 14
AA – 7 pm

Thursday, August 15
Yoga – 2 pm

Saturday, August 17
Men’s Club Breakfast – 7:00 am
Church Yard Sale – 9:00-1:00 pm

Sunday, August 18
Worship – 9:30 am

Monday, August 19
Yoga – 2 pm

Tuesday, August 20
WF/Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am

Wednesday, August 21
AA – 7:00 pm

Gentle Reminder
Please turn the lights off behind you when you leave your space. Thank you.
Please make sure that the water is shut off in the bathrooms when you leave.  The hot water was left running in the ladies upstairs bathroom sink from Sunday late morning to Monday morning.

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Weekly News for March 27

A Message from Friends
Janet, Harland and I have officially moved to our permanent residence in Topsham, ME as of March 13th. Our address is 21 Amethyst Dr, Topsham, 04086. Therefore we have moved our membership to the UCC in Brunswick. I must say we will miss everyone and everything about NYUCC! A SPECIAL PLACE with very SPECIAL PEOPLE doing the work of Christ INDEED!!
BE WELL, Janet Grinis, Roger Nadeau and Harland Nadeau

New Computer for the Office
With many thanks to Gary Davis and Chris Dahlgren, we now have a new computer in the office. They went out and purchased it for us and began the setup. The old one gave us 9 faithful years and was ready to go. With that said, I have not figured out how to get everything I need back. i.e., I can’t update the online calendar or use Word and the computer is not talking to the printer. I am sure there is more that I will discover as I go to do something. I will be working on those issues tomorrow. How will I be printing the bulletin and the Newsletter? I don’t know at this point, but if I get stuck here First Parish will let me print there. I will get everything up and running as soon as possible. Thank you, Lyn

Food Pantry Volunteers needed
Are you interested in helping at the Cumberland/North Yarmouth Food Pantry? A fun, social time helping others shop for food. The job would include helping people shop. The ability to stand for two hours and carry bags weighing up to 15 lbs is needed. Confidentiality is a must, too

A two hour commitment on the 2nd Friday of the month. Shifts are from 2:45 to 4:30 and from 4:30 to 6:00. Be a volunteer or back up when someone can’t make it.

More questions, ask Tracy at 207-233-3655 or tdahlgren1140@gmail.com or any Missions Committee Member.

Grief Support Group
The Grief Support Group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 1 pm for tea and conversation. This will be an informal time together to share how we are doing and whatever is on our hearts as we support one another in our grief. Depending on the size of the group we will either meet in my office or the Fellowship Hall. If this sounds like something for you, I hope you will come. Our next meeting will take place on March 21.

All Church Game Night
Our annual All Church Game Night will take place on Saturday, March 30 at 5:30 pm in Fellowship Hall.
More information to come.

Coffee Hour
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.

Pilgrim Lodge
Registration is now open for Pilgrim Lodge. Check out the many camps that are available this summer. There is a schedule posted on the bulletin board or you can pick up a brochure in the Fellowship Hall.

STORM CLOSING procedure for NYCC
If we close/cancel church due to weather conditions we will post on WCSH, WGME, our FB page and we will change the church voicemail. A decision will be made by 7:00 am Sunday morning.

Upcoming Events
Wednesday, March 27
LENTEN STUDY CANCELLED TONIGHT
Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm
AA – 7:00 pm

Friday, March 29
Yoga – 2:00 pm

Saturday, March 30
All Pot Luck and Church Game Night – 5:30 pm

Sunday, March 31
Youth Choir – 9:00 am
Worship – 9:30 am
Drama Club – 11:00 am
Women’s AA – 7 pm

Tuesday, April 2
WF/Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am
Greely Boy’s Hockey Banquet – 5:00 pm
Zumba – 6:30 pm

Wednesday, April 3
Lenten Study – 6:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm
AA – 7:00 pm

Food Pantry Needs
Paper Goods – Paper Towels, Toilet Tissue, Facial Tissues

Pet Pantry Needs
Biggest Need: Kitty Litter, if possible scoopable.
Dry cat and dog food, smaller bags if possible

Gentle Reminder
Please turn the lights off behind you when you leave your space. Thank you.

Weekly News for February 27, 2019

Events

Friday Lunch
Our next Friday lunch will take place on Friday, March 1 from 11:30-12:30 pm. Come enjoy fresh haddock chowder with a biscuit, a special, desserts and drinks. Come for the delicious lunch and great conversation. There is no charge for lunch. Any money donated will be given to help those in need.

Ash Wednesday Gathering – for everyone!
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of lent and it is on March 6th this year. Please plan to bring a dish to share at 5:30pm on Wednesday March 6 and stay for an interactive worship time from 6 to 6:45 pm. We will be making nail crosses and considering what Jesus meant when he said, “take up your cross and follow me”. We will prepare the sanctuary for the six weeks of lent by changing the paraments to purple (cloths on pulpit and communion table). We will also make ashes from last year’s palm branches and then receive ashes as we close our worship time together. Please plan to be there for this wonderful family/inter-generational time together!

Storytelling Through Song Embellishment – An “Ornamentation Conversation”
The Graduate Lecture Recital of David Myers, Jr., Tenor
Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campu

Grief Support Group
Starting March 7th, we will met on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 1 pm for tea and conversation. This will be an informal time together to share how we are doing and whatever is on our hearts as we support one another in our grief. Depending on the size of the group we will either meet in my office or the Fellowship Hall. If this sounds like something for you, I hope you will come.

Opportunities to Serve

Coffee Hour
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.

Other Items of Interest

STORM CLOSING procedure for NYCC
If we close/cancel church due to weather conditions we will post on WCSH, WGME, our FB page and we will change the church voicemail. A decision will be made by 7:00 am Sunday morning.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 27
Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm
AA – 7:00 pm

Friday, March 1
Friday Lunch – 11:30 – 12:30 am

Sunday, March 3
Worship – 9:30 am
Christian Education – 11:00 am
Women’s AA – 7 pm

Monday, March 4
Yoga – 2:00 pm

Tuesday, March 5
WF/Tuesday Gals – 10:00 am
Zumba – 6:30 pm

Wednesday, March 6
Ash Wednesday Potluck – 5:30 pm
Ash Wednesday Service – 6:00 pm
AA – 7:00 pm

Food Pantry Needs
Paper Goods – Paper Towels, Toilet Tissue, Facial Tissues

Gentle Reminder
Please turn the lights off behind you when you leave your space. Thank you.