Weekly News for November 16,2022

Join us for Worship! 
We are 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.  You can also give by text: Text “Give” to 883-751-0314.

Council Meeting
This is a reminder that the Council will meet on Thursday, November 16 at 6:30 pm in person at the church.


Celtic Advent 
Christmas displays started popping up in many stores as early as September, becoming ubiquitous the day after Halloween. Christmas music blasts over loudspeakers and radios. Many of us say or think, “Please. Let us get through Thanksgiving first.”
 
Black Friday to Christmas Eve day is too often a frenzy of holiday shopping, baking, parties & other activities. Then, on Dec. 26 all the Christmas music & holiday cheer comes to an abrupt halt. The focus turns to New Year’s and beyond.
 
Many people have forgotten that the 12 Days of Christmas begins on Dec. 25th. And the season of Advent — a time of spiritual preparation for Christmas — is ignored.
 
For most Christians Advent begins on the 4th Sunday before Christmas — that’s Nov. 27th this year. And that is what we will observe in our worship services. But in the Celtic spiritual tradition Advent begins on Nov. 15th, with a full 40-day countdown to Christmas (a parallel to the 40 days of Lent preceding Easter.)
 
Either way, Advent is a period of waiting, of anticipation. It is not a passive waiting, however; it is a time to step back from the frenzy of the commercial secular season. A time to breathe in the wonder of creation and incarnation; a time for soul-searching and prayer.
 
Grace & peace,
 
Pastor Paul
 
P.S. If you have access to Facebook I heartily recommend the FB page “Wandering Wisemen” — esp. for families. It is a delightful and whimsical countdown of the days from the beginning of Advent through Christmastide to Epiphany (Jan. 6th) — a full 42 days this year.

Thank you!
Thank you to all who helped on the cleanup day last Friday!  Having no school allowed for extra help!  Trustees

Annual Reports
To all Chairs of Boards and Committees.  It is time to write your reports for the Annual Report.  The deadline for reports is Friday, December 9 and we have only 1 so far.  Please send your reports to Lyn in the office at nyarmouthccucc@gmail.com.
Jeanne Chadbourne, Church Clerk

Invitation to Join the Choir
The NYCC Choir cordially invites you to be a Choir Tryer for the Christmas Season. We practice Wednesdays at 6:30 and on Sundays at 8:30 before our service. We promise that you will have a lot of fun and make some beautiful music! 🎄

NYCC COVID-19 GUIDELINES 10/20/22
We have been following CDC guidelines at NYCC

Generally, each person should have up-to-date vaccines and boosters, use masks when in large crowds, and practice social distancing.

Masks are optional at NYCC but if you are not feeling well, we would appreciate your staying home, in particular for a Sunday worship service as the service can be seen on YouTube.

If you do test positive for Covid-19 and you have minor symptoms, then you should isolate for 5 full days (day of symptoms is day 0, isolate for 5 full days thereafter) on day 6 take two antigen tests in a row spaced 48 hours apart and if they are both negative you can remove your mask.

If you have a moderate case or severe case (needing to be hospitalized) please refer to the Maine CDC guidelines general information relating to Covid-19.

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.  Thank you very much for your ongoing support for the Cumberland Community Food Pantry which supports North Yarmouth families.Hurricanes 2022

Coffee Hour We have gone back to our traditional coffee hour with homemade baked goods, fruit, cheese and crackers, etc.  We still have prepackaged goodies as well.

We are very interested in getting a schedule in place which will rotate so that not one person is doing coffee hour every week.  We have a signup sheet at church in the gathering space, so please check it out and consider doing the set up and clean up and goodies, or share it with one person setting up, one person cleaning up, and a couple of people baking or bringing other goodies. Thanks all! Marsha Heath

A Note from the Nominating Committee
Friends, it is time to tap your energy by joining one of our church committees. We have several openings and we would welcome your help. (Trustees, Diaconate, Faith Formation, Missions, Nominating Committee, Flower Committee). Please let me know if you are interested. My email is apgraham1@gmail.com or just catch me at church.
Thank you, Annie Graham, NYCC Vice Moderator

News from Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday GalsFair Helpers Wanted!
Our fair will be held on Saturday, November 19, from 9:00-2:00 pm.  We are in need of some folks who can help by relieving workers periodically at the tables and filling in where needed at other tasks.  You will not have to stay the whole time—if you can give an hour or so, that’s works for us.  Please let Gail (gail.strattard@maine.rr.com or 450-1612) or Kathy (kwhit119@yahoo.com or 254-7509) or speak to us at church.

Santa’s Workshop Fair Cookie Walk
The Santa’s Workshop Fair is fast approaching on November 19th, and now is the perfect time to break out your favorite recipes and begin baking up a storm to delight our patrons for our Carol’s Cookie Walk and Baked Goods tables.  Decorated sugar cookies are always a big hit but even the simplest chocolate chip cookie is welcomed, along with seasonal breads and pies, yummy brownies and bars, and delicious jams and jellies.  These items can be dropped off  the day before or early morning at the start of the fair.  If pickup is needed, please call Sue at 831-9014 to arrange a time.  Happy baking!

Silent Auction for the Christmas Fair

The 2022 Santa’s Workshop is coming together. We are adding the silent auction back into the fair this year and we need your help! We’re pulling a silent auction together with a small number of gifts.  We’d like a few more!!  Do you have a place in the mountains to offer for skiers?  You can decide the number of days being offered and when the place will be available.  This could be limited to church family if you’d like.  What about a summer cottage for those who like to sit in the sunshine?  Again, you can decide what dates and can limit it to church family. Perhaps you’ve canned fruit and veggies.  Sew, knit, paint a scene?  Or will cook/bake a meal. You choose the menu to be listed on the bid sheet.  Are you a photographer and will take pictures of the winners’ choosing?   You get to choose the date available.  What about lawn mowing, clearing out the garden next spring?  Gift Certificates are always popular!          If you’d like to discuss this, I need you to email me or call.  I’m here and there and hardly know when I’ll be home.  So after 9am to 7:30pm call 233-8914.    2sons@maine.rr.com.   Thank you!

Continuing Meetings

November 17  – Council at 6:30 pm – In Person

Choir Rehearsal – Wednesday Nights at 6:30 pm and Sunday Morning at 8:30 am in the Sanctuary

Tuesday Gals meets on Tuesdays at 10:00 am 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.


Please keep the following people
in your prayers ~
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Blanche Mays
Bill Tompson

Access worship directly on our YouTube channel (subscribe to our channel while you are there) at youtube.com/c/
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Weekly News for November 9, 2022

Join us for Worship! 
We are 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
Fall Church Cleanup Day-DATE CHANGE
Due to expected rain on Saturday, Fall Clean up day has been re-scheduled for this Friday, November 11 starting at 9am.  We will be doing yard work, putting on storm windows and getting the church ready for winter.  Please come join us.  With enough people it won’t take long.
Chicken Pie Sale Work Day
Hi Everybody,Hope you all can make it Thursday, 11/10 at 1 o’clock for assembling chicken and gravy pies for the freezer. The goal is to make approximately 50 chicken and gravy pies.  Thanks to Tuesday’s crew we are well on our way to being ready for the Christmas fair. Thank you to everyone who has had a part in making the Chicken Pie Sale Mission possible.  People are excited that they will be able to purchase our pies at the fair.Thank you,
Mark 207-654-4931
Veterans Day Prayers                                                 
Rev. Dr. Paul A. Day
When Congress acted to move many holidays to Mondays, creating more long weekends, Veterans Day remained fixed on November 11. Originally it was called Armistice Day, in remembrance of the end of World War I combat at the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month. After World War II the observance was changed to Veterans Day in honor of the veterans of all wars.Guideposts offers Five Prayers for Veterans:
1) Prayer to Feel Honored
“God, please let every veteran of our nation’s armed forces feel truly and appropriately honored by the attention and appreciation of their fellow citizens. Let no one feel forgotten or neglected. Let every man and woman, young or old, feel the deep and enduring gratitude of our nation and its inhabitants.”
2) Prayer to be Understood
“Father God, You know that it can be difficult for a person who has returned from battle or stressful military service to reintegrate into ‘normal’ everyday life. You know that veterans can feel isolated and alone even in the midst of their friends and families because there are few around who understand their experience. So I ask You to place in the path of our veterans those who do understand (or strive to), that they may feel less alone. Remind them often that while their fellow human beings may never fully comprehend, You see, You know and You identify with them in everything.”
3) Prayer to be Healed
“Lord, You know how deep a warrior’s wounds go. You know the loss that many of our veterans in body and soul. You know the memories that haunt them and the scars that many of them continue to carry.  Please bring healing to those veterans who still hurt. Please grant patience and wisdom to those around them who cannot understand but can sometimes help the healing process. Please apply both natural and supernatural medicine to their wounds.”
4) Prayer to be Rewarded
“Father, please turn your gaze to those men and women who in their military service have sacrificed time, comfort, strength, ambition, health and prosperity for the peace and safety of family and friends and others they’ve never even known. Please reward them a hundredfold for all their sacrifice and service. Bless them far beyond all their expectations. Reward them richly for all they have given.”
5) Prayer to Know You
“Almighty God, You know every veteran by name. You know their deeds, their hard work, and their perseverance. You know their needs, both material and spiritual. Please draw each one closer to you and grant them all the peace that passes understanding (Philippians 4:7), the peace of Christ to rule in their hearts (Colossians 3:15), and ‘joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand’ forevermore (Psalm 16:11).”What are your Veterans Day prayers? Who will you be praying for?
The Sunday closest to Veterans Day is observed as Veterans Day Remembrance Sunday.Grace & peace,
Pastor Paul
Annual Reports
To all Chairs of Boards and Committees.  It is time to write your reports for the Annual Report.  I would like all reports in by early December to ensure that we are all able to enjoy the holidays unencumbered and that reports are printed and ready to go for the annual meeting.  Please send your reports to Lyn in the office at nyarmouthccucc@gmail.com.
Jeanne Chadbourne, Church Clerk

NYCC COVID-19 GUIDELINES 10/20/22

We have been following CDC guidelines at NYCC

Generally, each person should have up-to-date vaccines and boosters, use masks when in large crowds, and practice social distancing.

Masks are optional at NYCC but if you are not feeling well, we would appreciate your staying home, in particular for a Sunday worship service as the service can be seen on YouTube.

If you do test positive for Covid-19 and you have minor symptoms, then you should isolate for 5 full days (day of symptoms is day 0, isolate for 5 full days thereafter) on day 6 take two antigen tests in a row spaced 48 hours apart and if they are both negative you can remove your mask.

If you have a moderate case or severe case (needing to be hospitalized) please refer to the Maine CDC guidelines general information relating to Covid-19.
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.  Thank you very much for your ongoing support for the Cumberland Community Food Pantry which supports North Yarmouth families.
Hurricanes 2022 Emergency Appeal from the UCC
Hello friends,
The UCC has issued an appeal to support immediate needs for families and communities affected by Hurricanes Fiona and Ian.  If you would like to give to this cause, please send or bring a check to the church noting Hurricanes 2022 on your check. Your check should be written out to NYCC.
Thank you for considering this appeal. 
Coffee Hour 
We have gone back to our traditional coffee hour with homemade baked goods, fruit, cheese and crackers, etc.  We still have prepackaged goodies as well.

We are very interested in getting a schedule in place which will rotate so that not one person is doing coffee hour every week.  We have a signup sheet at church in the gathering space, so please check it out and consider doing the set up and clean up and goodies, or share it with one person setting up, one person cleaning up, and a couple of people baking or bringing other goodies. Thanks all!

Marsha Heath
A Note from the Nominating Committee
Friends, it is time to tap your energy by joining one of our church committees. We have several openings and we would welcome your help. (Trustees, Diaconate, Faith Formation, Missions, Nominating Committee, Flower Committee). Please let me know if you are interested. My email is apgraham1@gmail.com or just catch me at church.
Thank you, Annie Graham, NYCC Vice Moderator
News from Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday GalsFair Helpers Wanted!
Our fair will be held on Saturday, November 19, from 9:00-2:00 pm.  We are in need of some folks who can help by relieving workers periodically at the tables and filling in where needed at other tasks.  You will not have to stay the whole time—if you can give an hour or so, that’s works for us.  Please let Gail (gail.strattard@maine.rr.com or 450-1612) or Kathy (kwhit119@yahoo.com or 254-7509) or speak to us at church.
Santa’s Workshop Fair Cookie Walk
The Santa’s Workshop Fair is fast approaching on November 19th, and now is the perfect time to break out your favorite recipes and begin baking up a storm to delight our patrons for our Carol’s Cookie Walk and Baked Goods tables.  Decorated sugar cookies are always a big hit but even the simplest chocolate chip cookie is welcomed, along with seasonal breads and pies, yummy brownies and bars, and delicious jams and jellies.  These items can be dropped off  the day before or early morning at the start of the fair.  If pickup is needed, please call Sue at 831-9014 to arrange a time.  Happy baking!
Silent Auction for the Christmas Fair
The 2022 Santa’s Workshop is coming together. We finally held a fair last year after 2 years without a fair.  Bet you can guess why!!  We would like to add the silent auction back into the fair this year and we need your help!We’re pulling a silent auction together with a small number of gifts.  We’d like a few more!!  Do you have a place in the mountains to offer for skiers?  You can decide the number of days being offered and when the place will be available.  This could be limited to church family if you’d like.  What about a summer cottage for those
who like to sit in the sunshine?  Again, you can decide what dates and can limit it to church family.
Perhaps you’ve canned fruit and veggies.  Sew, knit, paint a scene?  Or will cook/bake a meal. You choose the menu to be listed on the bid sheet.  Are you a photographer and will take pictures of the winners’ choosing?   You get to choose the date available.  What about lawn mowing, clearing out the garden next spring?  Gift Certificates are always popular!          If you’d like to discuss this, I need you to email me or call.  I’m here and there and hardly know when I’ll be home.  So after 9am to 7:30pm call 233-8914.    2sons@maine.rr.com.   Thank you!

Candace Smith
Jewelry Request for the Christmas Fair
Are you sure of what’s in your jewelry box or drawer?  Got some items to go with a particular outfit and that’s no longer in your closet?  Tuesday Gals would adore having the items for our guests at the Santa’s Workshop fair.  What about lapel pins, rings, tie tacks, chains for men?  Please bring your items to Lyn in the church office.  Or stop in and chat with Tuesday Gals; we are in the Fellowship Hall starting at 10:00 am. Of course, we’d enjoy seeing you and maybe you’d like a cup of coffee.  Think of the jewelry as getting a new life!!
Continuing Meetings  November 13 – Faith Formation Meeting following worship.

November 14  – Missions at 7:00 pm – Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85492866601?pwd=SG04SGQzUC9mNVVudm0xcUt0Ykpzdz09November 17  – Council at 6:30 pm – In PersonChoir Rehearsal – Wednesday Nights at 6:30 pm and Sunday Morning at 8:30 am in the SanctuaryTuesday Gals meets on Tuesdays at 10:00 am 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.
Please keep the following people
in your prayers ~

Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Blanche Mays
Bill Tompson
Access worship directly on our YouTube channel (subscribe to our channel while you are there) at youtube.com/c/nyccucc

Weekly News for November 2




Join us for Worship! We are 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

Memorial Service
There will be a wake for Kris Perkins on Wednesday, Nov 2nd from 4:00-7:00 pm at Lindquist Funeral Home at 1 Mayberry Lane in Yarmouth. The memorial service for Kris will be held on Thursday, November 3rd at 11:00 am at the church with a reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall. Please keep Kris’ family and friends in your thoughts and prayers as they navigate this difficult time.

Daylight Saving Time ends
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 6, so set your clocks back one hour before bed time on Saturday night or you will be early for church!

Community Food Pantry Donations. 
Help us fill the cart!! 
This Sunday, November 6 is the first Sunday of the month.
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.  Thank you very much for your ongoing support for the Cumberland Community Food Pantry which supports North Yarmouth families.Fall Church Cleanup DayFall Clean up day has been scheduled for Saturday, November 12 starting at 9am.

Chicken Pie Sale Work Day Schedule

With the Christmas Fair just three weeks away, we have set up the next Chicken Pie Sale Work Days.

Friday, November 2 at 9am.
Make pie dough and form pie dough balls for the freezer and roll bottoms for the freezer.

Tuesday, November 8 at 1 pm.
Make Pies for the Christmas Fair.

Thursday, November 10 at 1pm.
Make Pies for the Christmas Fair.

The more people we have helping, the more we can accomplish, and the less time we will be in the kitchen.  Many hands make light work as they say!  

For All the Saints Rev. Dr. Paul A. Day
It is Tuesday morning, November 1st as I write this note. We survived another Halloween in Portland. This year we had just 4 Trick-or-Treaters. (In 25 years we’ve had anywhere from 2 to 2 dozen. With “Trunk-or-Treats” and other special events, there have been fewer kids out after dark.) I always ask the kids if they want a piece of candy or would like me to do a magic trick for them. Funny—they all prefer the candy. It’s always fun to dress up and to see the kids—and some parents— in their costumes, especially our own grandkids.

Of course, Halloween is a contraction of All Hallows Eve, which means that today is All Hallows Day – better known as All Saints Day. Many saints recognized by the Church have their own days of remembrance — Sts. Peter and Paul, Mary and Elizabeth, Francis and Clare of Assisi, Maximilian Kolbe and Mother Theresa, and so forth. All Saints Day is an occasion to recognize and remember the “ordinary saints” – especially members of the Church who have touched our own lives.

On this coming Sunday, November 6, we will celebrate All Saints Sunday and remember the Ordinary Saints who have influenced us. At the beginning of our worship time we will have the opportunity to speak out loud their names and how they bore witness to God’s grace and love among us. That will, of course, include two of our own who have recently joined the Church Triumphant—Kris Perkins and Marion Goff. I encourage you to add the names of others as well.

We will also celebrate the Communion of Saints as we come to the Lord’s Table, recognizing that “we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses” who have gone before us. We who are still members of the Church Militant draw spiritual nourishment from Word and Sacrament, and encouragement from our unity with all who belong to the Church Triumphant.

“May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, so that you may have all endurance and patience, joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
Colossians 1:11-14

Grace and peace to you all,
Pastor Paul

P.S. – Don’t forget to set your alarm to 2:00 am, Sunday morning, so you can get up and turn your clocks back one hour. Avoid the embarrassment and horror of arriving for worship too early! Of course, if you do forget and show up at 8:30 am, you can just pretend you want to join the choir.

NYCC COVID-19 GUIDELINES 10/20/22
We have been following CDC guidelines at NYCC

Generally, each person should have up-to-date vaccines and boosters, use masks when in large crowds, and practice social distancing.

Masks are optional at NYCC but if you are not feeling well, we would appreciate your staying home, in particular for a Sunday worship service as the service can be seen on YouTube.

If you do test positive for Covid-19 and you have minor symptoms, then you should isolate for 5 full days (day of symptoms is day 0, isolate for 5 full days thereafter) on day 6 take two antigen tests in a row spaced 48 hours apart and if they are both negative you can remove your mask.

If you have a moderate case or severe case (needing to be hospitalized) please refer to the Maine CDC guidelines general information relating to Covid-19.

Hurricanes 2022 Emergency Appeal from the UCC
Hello friends,
The UCC has issued an appeal to support immediate needs for families and communities affected by Hurricanes Fiona and Ian.  If you would like to give to this cause, please send or bring a check to the church noting Hurricanes 2022 on your check. Your check should be written out to NYCC.
Thank you for considering this appeal.  

Coffee Hour going Forward
We have gone back to our traditional coffee hour with home made baked goods, fruit, cheese and crackers, etc.  We still have prepackaged goodies as well.

We are very interested in getting a schedule in place which will rotate so that not one person is doing coffee hour every week.  We have a sign up sheet at church in the gathering space, so please check it out and consider doing the set up and clean up and goodies, or share it with one person setting up, one person cleaning up, and a couple of people baking or bring other goodies. Thanks all! Marsha Heath

Annual Reports
It’s not too early for those who will be writing a report for the Annual Report to start their engines, I mean REPORTS, now.  At least thinking about them.  I would like all reports in by early December.  A mere five weeks away!  Please send your reports to Lyn in the office at nyarmouthccucc@gmail.com.
Jeanne Chadbourne, Church Clerk

A Note from the Nominating Committee
Friends, it is time to tap your energy by joining one of our church committees. We have several openings and we would welcome your help. (Trustees, Diaconate, Faith Formation, Missions, Nominating Committee, Flower Committee). Please let me know if you are interested. My email is apgraham1@gmail.com or just catch me at church.
Thank you, Annie Graham, NYCC Vice Moderator

News from Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday Gals

Fair Helpers Wanted!
Our fair will be held on Saturday, November 19, from 9:00-2:00 pm.  We are in need of some folks who can help by relieving workers periodically at the tables and filling in where needed at other tasks.  You will not have to stay the whole time—if you can give an hour or so, that’s works for us.  Please let Gail (gail.strattard@maine.rr.com or 450-1612) or Kathy (kwhit119@yahoo.com or 254-7509) or speak to us at church.


Santa’s Workshop Fair Cookie Walk
The Santa’s Workshop Fair is fast approaching on November 19th, and now is the perfect time to break out your favorite recipes and begin baking up a storm to delight our patrons for our Carol’s Cookie Walk and Baked Goods tables.  Decorated sugar cookies are always a big hit but even the simplest chocolate chip cookie is welcomed, along with seasonal breads and pies, yummy brownies and bars, and delicious jams and jellies.  These items can be dropped off  the day before or early morning at the start of the fair.  If pickup is needed, please call Sue at 831-9014 to arrange a time.  Happy baking!

Silent Auction for the Christmas Fair
The 2022 Santa’s Workshop is coming together. We finally held a fair last year after 2 years without a fair.  Bet you can guess why!!  We would like to add the silent auction back into the fair this year and we need your help!We’re pulling a silent auction together with a small number of gifts.  We’d like a few more!!  Do you have a place in the mountains to offer for skiers?  You can decide the number of days being offered and when the place will be available.  This could be limited to church family if you’d like.  What about a summer cottage for those
who like to sit in the sunshine?  Again, you can decide what dates and can limit it to church family.
Perhaps you’ve canned fruit and veggies.  Sew, knit, paint a scene?  Or will cook/bake a meal. You choose the menu to be listed on the bid sheet.  Are you a photographer and will take pictures of the winners’ choosing?   You get to choose the date available.  What about lawn mowing, clearing out the garden next spring?  Gift Certificates are always popular!          If you’d like to discuss this, I need you to email me or call.  I’m here and there and hardly know when I’ll be home.  So after 9am to 7:30pm call 233-8914.    2sons@maine.rr.com.   Thank you! Candace Smith

Jewelry Request for the Christmas Fair
Are you sure of what’s in your jewelry box or drawer?  Got some items to go with a particular outfit and that’s no longer in your closet?  Tuesday Gals would adore having the items for our guests at the Santa’s Workshop fair.  What about lapel pins, rings, tie tacks, chains for men?  Please bring your items to Lyn in the church office.  Or stop in and chat with Tuesday Gals; we are in the Fellowship Hall starting at 10:00 am. Of course, we’d enjoy seeing you and maybe you’d like a cup of coffee.  Think of the jewelry as getting a new life!!

Continuing Meetings  

November 8 – Trustees at 6 pm in person.

November 13 – Faith Formation Meeting following worship.

November 14  – Missions at 7:00 pm – Via Zoom
The link will be sent to members of the Missions Committee one week prior to the meeting

November 17  – Council at 6:30 pm – In Person

Choir Rehearsal – Wednesday Nights at 6:30 pm and Sunday Morning at 8:30 am in the Sanctuary

Tuesday Gals meets on Tuesdays at 10:00 am 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.

Stone Soup LuncheonSunday, November 20th
following worship.
More information coming soon!

Please keep the following people
in your prayers ~

Cathy Bunton and family on the passing of Kris Perkins
The Goff family on the passing of Marion Goff
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Blanche Mays
Bill Tompson

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

Weekly News for October 26

NYCC COVID-19 GUIDELINES 10/20/22

We have been following CDC guidelines at NYCC

Generally, each person should have up-to-date vaccines and boosters, use masks when in large crowds, and practice social distancing.

Masks are optional at NYCC but if you are not feeling well, we would appreciate your staying home, in particular for a Sunday worship service as the service can be seen on YouTube.

If you do test positive for Covid-19 and you have minor symptoms, then you should isolate for 5 full days (day of symptoms is day 0, isolate for 5 full days thereafter) on day 6 take two antigen tests in a row spaced 48 hours apart and if they are both negative you can remove your mask.

If you have a moderate case or severe case (needing to be hospitalized) please refer to the Maine CDC guidelines general information relating to Covid-19.

Christmas Fair Meeting
There will be an in-person meeting on Saturday, October 29 at 10 am in Fellowship Hall for those who can help at the Christmas Fair.

Pumpkin Party  Sunday, October 30th 
Please join us for pumpkin carving {*BYOPumpkin}, games, treats, and more! 
Costumes are welcome and encouraged. Pizza will be served at 11:30am .Let the spirit move you!

Re-Formation  Rev. Dr. Paul A. Day
“Every 500 years the Church has a rummage sale.” So wrote the late Phyllis Tickle in The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why (2008). Tickle surveyed 2,000 years of history since the time of Jesus and concluded that about every 500 years the Church has experienced sweeping changes. The last such change was the Reformation in the 16th century.

This week we observe Reformation Sunday — remembering when Martin Luther posted “95 Theses” (ideas for Church reform) on the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany, on October 31, 1517 — an act that sparked the Protestant Reformation.

It is now 500 years later, and we are witnessing all kinds of change in Church and society. No one knows what the future may hold. We will together seek God’s wisdom and understanding to navigate in these days. For inspiration we will look back to King Solomon’s prayer for wisdom, and some of the wisdom attributed to Solomon in Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. 

Speaking of wisdom, our “Time with Children” will share “Wisdom from a Pumpkin.”  Following worship all are welcome to remain for a Pumpkin Party. And, yes, since it’s All Hallow’s Eve Eve, you can even wear your Halloween costume. 😀
Grace and peace,
Pastor Paul
P.S. Something to think about: According to the Bible, who was the wisest person who ever lived? And who was the most foolish person in the Bible?

Fall Church Cleanup Day
Fall Clean up day has been scheduled for Saturday, November 12 starting at 9am.

Hurricanes 2022 Emergency Appeal from the UCC
Hello friends,
The UCC has issued an appeal to support immediate needs for families and communities affected by Hurricanes Fiona and Ian.  If you would like to give to this cause, please send or bring a check to the church noting Hurricanes 2022 on your check.  Thank you for considering this appeal.  

Coffee Hour going Forward
We have gone back to our traditional coffee hour with home made baked goods, fruit, cheese and crackers, etc.  We still have prepackaged goodies as well.

We are very interested in getting a schedule in place which will rotate so that not one person is doing coffee hour every week.  We have a sign up sheet at church in the gathering space, so please check it out and consider doing the set up and clean up and goodies, or share it with one person setting up, one person cleaning up, and a couple of people baking or bring other goodies.
Thanks all! Marsha H.

Annual Reports
It’s not too early for those who will be writing a report for the Annual Report to start their engines, I mean REPORTS, now.  At least thinking about them.  I would like all reports in by early December.  A mere five weeks away!  Please send your reports to Lyn in the office at nyarmouthccucc@gmail.com.
Jeanne Chadbourne, Church Clerk

Daylight Saving Time ends
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 6, so set your clocks back one hour before bed time on Saturday night or you will be early for church!

A Note from the Nominating Committee
Friends, it is time to tap your energy by joining one of our church committees. We have several openings and we would welcome your help. (Trustees, Diaconate, Faith Formation, Missions, Nominating Committee, Flower Committee). Please let me know if you are interested. My email is apgraham1@gmail.com or just catch me at church.
Thank you, Annie Graham, NYCC Vice Moderator

Chicken and Gravy Pie Sale 
This morning was work day #2.  With the help of Beth and Ken K., Norm and Donna S., Lynne C., Marsha W., Annie G., Priscilla B., and Mark H. we made 240 dough balls which is enough for 120 pies. This project took less then 2 hours.  Thank you, everyone for your help!   Stay tuned for the next work date!  We will be rolling and stacking dough for the freezer.

We are working to be ready to sell Chicken and Gravy Pies, Gravy and Dough Balls at the Christmas Fair on November 19th.  

Why are we doing this?

The Proceeds from selling these items will be going to different mission projects that are important to the church.  First up will be new choir robes.   Please share your ideas!

We hope you will join us to make this project successful.   

For our safety in the small kitchen area we are all being asked to wear a mask. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mark Heath at 653-4931.

News from Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday Gals
The Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday Gals will hold the Christmas fair on Saturday, November 19th, following any CDC guidelines in effect at that time.

We will need workers – Are folks thinking about how they can contribute to Santa’s workshop?  Before, during and after?  We need crafts, baked goods, candy, cookies; plants.  Help setting up on fair day, day of fair work, giving workers breaks during and help cleaning up.  There will be an in-person meeting on Saturday, October 29 at 10 am for those who can help.  If you cannot come or don’t want to meet in person at this time, please let Kathy(254-7509, kwhit119@yahoo.com or Gail (207-450-1612, gail.strattard@maine.rr.com) know. 

We hope you will help us make this fair a success.  Proceeds from the fair go to Women’s Fellowship and are used for church and benevolence purposes. Are folks thinking about how they can contribute to Santa’s workshop?  Before, during and after?  We need crafts, baked goods, candy, cookies; plants.. help setting up, giving workers breaks during and help cleaning up.

Santa’s Workshop Fair Cookie Walk
The Santa’s Workshop Fair is fast approaching on November 19th, and now is the perfect time to break out your favorite recipes and begin baking up a storm to delight our patrons for our Carol’s Cookie Walk and Baked Goods table.  Decorated sugar cookies are always a big hit but even the simplest chocolate chip cookie is welcomed, along with seasonal breads and pies, yummy brownies and bars, and delicious jams and jellies.  These items can be dropped off  the day before or early morning at the start of the fair.  If pickup is needed, please call Sue at 831-9014 to arrange a time.  Happy baking!

Silent Auction for the Christmas Fair

The 2022 Santa’s Workshop is coming together. We finally held a fair last year after 2 years without a fair.  Bet you can guess why!!  We would like to add the silent auction back into the fair this year and we need your help!We’re pulling a silent auction together with a small number of gifts.  We’d like a few more!!  Do you have a place in the mountains to offer for skiers?  You can decide the number of days being offered and when the place will be available.  This could be limited to church family if you’d like.  What about a summer cottage for those
who like to sit in the sunshine?  Again, you can decide what dates and can limit it to church family.
Perhaps you’ve canned fruit and veggies.  Sew, knit, paint a scene?  Or will cook/bake a meal. You choose the menu to be listed on the bid sheet.  Are you a photographer and will take pictures of the winners’ choosing?   You get to choose the date available.  What about lawn mowing, clearing out the garden next spring?  Gift Certificates are always popular!          If you’d like to discuss this, I need you to email me or call.  I’m here and there and hardly know when I’ll be home.  So after 9am to 7:30pm call 233-8914.    2sons@maine.rr.com.   Thank you! Candace Smith

Jewelry Request for the Christmas Fair
Are you sure of what’s in your jewelry box or drawer?  Got some items to go with a particular outfit and that’s no longer in your closet?  Tuesday Gals would adore having the items for our guests at the Santa’s Workshop fair.  What about lapel pins, rings, tie tacks, chains for men?  Please bring your items to Lyn in the church office.  Or stop in and chat with Tuesday Gals; we are in the Fellowship Hall starting at 10:00 am. Of course, we’d enjoy seeing you and maybe you’d like a cup of coffee.  Think of the jewelry as getting a new life!!

Continuing Meetings  November 8 – Trustees at 6 pm in person.

November 13 – Faith Formation Meeting following worship.

November 14  – Missions at 7:00 pm – Via Zoom
The link will be sent to members of the Missions Committee one week prior to the meeting

November 17  – Council at 6:30 pm – In Person

Choir Rehearsal – Wednesday Nights at 6:30 pm and Sunday Morning at 8:30 am in the Sanctuary

Tuesday Gals meets on Tuesdays at 10:00 am 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.

Stone Soup Luncheon
Sunday, November 20th following worship. More information coming soon!

Please keep the following people
in your prayers ~
Marion Goff  
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Blanche Mays
Kris Perkins and Cathy Bunton
Bill Tompson

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.

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

Weekly News for October 19, 2022



Join us for Worship!
We are 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

Christmas Fair Meeting
There will be an in-person meeting on Saturday, October 29 at 10 am in Fellowship Hall for those who can help at the Christmas Fair.

Hurricanes 2022 Emergency Appeal from the UCC
Hello friends,
The UCC has issued an appeal to support immediate needs for families and communities affected by Hurricanes Fiona and Ian.  If you would like to give to this cause, please send or bring a check to the church noting Hurricanes 2022 on your check. Thank you for considering this appeal. 

A TRIMMED BUSH…….    
What a difference it makes when the bushes have been cut back, over-growth removed, trees cut back or down……all of these happened last week when Leah, Gary and Lois got serious about cleaning up the front of the church buildings. Not only were there way too many out- of -control plants and greenery, but it was hiding our very attractive church buildings. (now the buildings seem to be saying, “whew, we can breath again! ) I saw at least 2 large trailer loads of of debris taken away and plans are already in the pipeline for fresh plantings with a more easily controlled landscaping plan in mind. So, between George and his lawnmowing / trimming care and Gary, Leah and Lois doing a major clean out, NYCC is looking real good. Thank you so much for caring. 

Coffee Hour going Forward
Coffee hour will resume with home made baked goods, fruits and crackers and cheese. We will use up the pre wrapped goodies eventually. We will have a sign up sheet in the gathering space for signing up for making coffee and also bringing baked goods on any given Sunday. Any unused bakery items can be wrapped thoroughly and frozen for future use. Marsha Heath, Moderator

Annual Reports
It’s not too early for those who will be writing a report for the Annual Report to start their engines, I mean REPORTS, now.  At least thinking about them.  It’s uncomfortable for me to hassle, beg, twist arms. or threaten folks to get reports in to Lyn at church office. Sooooo, that is not going to happen. I will send out reminders for the next several weeks and would appreciate reports in by early December. Send to nyarmouthccucc@gmail.com, please.
Jeanne Chadbourne,   Church Clerk

A Note from the Men’s Club
The Men’s Club would like to thank all, particularly the Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday Gals for the cookies, fudge and bars to sell.  This effort helped make our booth at Cumberland Fair a success this year. North Yarmouth Congregational Church Men’s Club

A Note from the Nominating Committee
Friends, it is time to tap your energy by joining one of our church committees. We have several openings and we would welcome your help. (Trustees, Diaconate, Faith Formation, Missions, Nominating Committee, Flower Committee). Please let me know if you are interested. My email is apgraham1@gmail.com or just catch me at church.
Thank you, Annie Graham, NYCC Vice Moderator

Fall Church Cleanup Day
Fall Clean up day has been scheduled for Saturday, November 12 starting at 9am.

News from Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday GalsThe Women’s Fellowship/Tuesday Gals will hold the Christmas fair on Saturday, November 19th, following any CDC guidelines in effect at that time.

We will need workers – Are folks thinking about how they can contribute to Santa’s workshop?  Before, during and after?  We need crafts, baked goods, candy, cookies; plants.  Help setting up on fair day, day of fair work, giving workers breaks during and help cleaning up.  There will be an in-person meeting on Saturday, October 29 at 10 am for those who can help.  If you cannot come or don’t want to meet in person at this time, please let Kathy(254-7509, kwhit119@yahoo.com or Gail (207-450-1612, gail.strattard@maine.rr.com) know. 

We hope you will help us make this fair a success.  Proceeds from the fair go to Women’s Fellowship and are used for church and benevolence purposes. Are folks thinking about how they can contribute to Santa’s workshop?  Before, during and after?  We need crafts, baked goods, candy, cookies; plants.. help setting up, giving workers breaks during and help cleaning up.

Santa’s Workshop Fair Cookie Walk
The Santa’s Workshop Fair is fast approaching on November 19th, and now is the perfect time to break out your favorite recipes and begin baking up a storm to delight our patrons for our Carol’s Cookie Walk and Baked Goods table.  Decorated sugar cookies are always a big hit but even the simplest chocolate chip cookie is welcomed, along with seasonal breads and pies, yummy brownies and bars, and delicious jams and jellies.  These items can be dropped off  the day before or early morning at the start of the fair.  If pickup is needed, please call Sue at 831-9014 to arrange a time.  Happy baking!

Silent Auction for the Christmas Fair
The 2022 Santa’s Workshop is coming together. We finally held a fair last year after 2 years without a fair.  Bet you can guess why!!  We would like to add the silent auction back into the fair this year and we need your help!

We’re pulling a silent auction together with a small number of gifts.  We’d like a few more!!  Do you have a place in the mountains to offer for skiers?  You can decide the number of days being offered and when the place will be available.  This could be limited to church family if you’d like.  What about a summer cottage for those
who like to sit in the sunshine?  Again, you can decide what dates and can limit it to church family.

Perhaps you’ve canned fruit and veggies.  Sew, knit, paint a scene?  Or will cook/bake a meal. You choose the menu to be listed on the bid sheet.  Are you a photographer and will take pictures of the winners’ choosing?   You get to choose the date available.  What about lawn mowing, clearing out the garden next spring?  Gift Certificates are always popular!          If you’d like to discuss this, I need you to email me or call.  I’m here and there and hardly know when I’ll be home.  So after 9am to 7:30pm call 233-8914.    2sons@maine.rr.com.   Thank you! Candace Smith

Jewelry Request for the Christmas Fair
Are you sure of what’s in your jewelry box or drawer?  Got some items to go with a particular outfit and that’s no longer in your closet?  Tuesday Gals would adore having the items for our guests at the Santa’s Workshop fair.  What about lapel pins, rings, tie tacks, chains for men?  Please bring your items to Lyn in the church office.  Or stop in and chat with Tuesday Gals; we are in the Fellowship Hall starting at 10:00 am. Of course, we’d enjoy seeing you and maybe you’d like a cup of coffee.  Think of the jewelry as getting a new life!!

Continuing Meetings 

October 20  – Council at 6:30 pm – In Person

Choir Rehearsal – Wednesday Nights at 6:30 pm and Sunday Morning at 8:30 am in the Sanctuary

Tuesday Gals meets on Tuesdays at 10:00 am 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.

Please keep the following people
in your prayers ~
Marion Goff  
Sandra Golonka 
Vince Golonka
Dot Hayward Blanche Mays
Kris Perkins and Cathy Bunton
Bill Tompson

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.

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