This Pentecost Sunday, we will be reminded that the Spirit blows new life into "Dry Bones." In this Children's Musical, the Junior and Cherub choirs will share visions of hope from the story of Ezekiel. We will also be concluding our UCC Mission 4/1 Earth project this Sunday, so bring your timecards and money for trees for Afghanistan.
I'm sorry I will not be with you on Sunday. I am going to Massachusetts for a niece's graduation from college. Have a great day.
It's Silent Auction Fun-Raiser time again during the first three Sundays in June! Bill Ferdinand and Ed Bradley are soliciting donations which focus on fun, fellowship, food of the season and selected gift items. If you see either of them approaching, please don't turn and run, but more importantly please contact them with your ideas or offers. Ideas to consider: a boat or kayak outing and picnic, dinner-a-month for two for a year, dessert-a-month for a year, or use of your cabin or camp for a weekend. Thanks for your help and creativity.
A special invitation to attend the Inquiring Minds Book Group on Monday May 20th at 7PM in the Parlor, Pilgrim House. The book is "The Burgess Boys" by Elizabeth Strout, and the author will join us to discuss her book. If you have read the "The Burgess Boys," please join us for this unique opportunity to welcome Elizabeth Strout and to hear her comments.
Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program
Did you know that volunteers from First Parish Church continue to provide lunches on the third Sat. of each month at Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program (MCHPP) in conjunction with St. Paul's Episcopal Church? There is a job for you if you have a few hours between 9am and 1pm to prepare, serve, or clean up on
May 18, June 15, July 20, and August 17
. Beth Thompson will post the sign up sheet in the vestry. Contact Beth at
and she will share a sign-up sheet for the upcoming months with you via email, or you may call her at 729-6365.
First Parish folks supply a complete meal to Tedford Singles Shelter on the 3rd and 5th Wednesdays of each month. Our next commitments are May 29th and June 19th. We still need some items. Please check the sign up sheet in the Vestry.
Special Offering: "Strengthen the Church"
On May 19, your gifts help start new United Church of Christ congregations in areas of the country where no similar church exists, awaken new ideas in existing churches, and develop spiritual life in our youth and young adults. Envelopes will be in the pews during worship this Sunday.
Holly Greene and Family are looking to find a hosting family (with teenagers in the house) for a 14 year old girl from Ourense, Spain for 3 weeks; starting June 23rd. We are hosting her sister, but our house is small and the sisters would like to spread out a bit while here anyway. Our connection is through a friend of a friend whose son stayed with us last year. As a family, we found hosting to be very rewarding for both families and we have made friends across the ocean and across cultural divides that we will cherish for a long time. If anyone is interested or needs more information, please call Holly at 751-8445. Thank you.