Growing in God's Love as an Open, Caring Community

Announcements for April 22, 2018

A service of meditation, scripture, and prayer with music from Taizé and the Iona Community will be Thursday, May 3 @ 6:30 pm. This service will offer an opportunity to reflect on concerns of domestic violence, child abuse, and gun violence of recent weeks. Come to experience hope and heeling in this season of the Resurrection. Check out our FB event page.

Our next luncheon at Columbia Street will be Sunday, May 6, 2018. Sign up for donations is located in the Common Room.

Prayer List  You may make changes to the prayer list at any time. Please send your notice to maryann_perry@hotmail.com .

Diocesan Spring Training is Saturday, April 28 from 9:30 am to 3:15 pm. It will be held at the South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church Street, Augusta, Maine 04330.  Coffee and snack will be provided. We are asked to bring our own bag lunch. Prepare to eat in a room without a table. Our Living Local team will be one of the presenters.  For more information, contact Jane Hartwell at jhartwell@episocpalmaine.org or call 207-772-1953 ext. 129.

 Faith Linking in Action

  • Transportation for All just released the results of an extensive survey of over 300 riders about the public transportation system in our area. The Bangor City Council also will revisit the issue of the location of the bus hub at Pickering Square. The momentum is here now to improve the system.
  • Childcare/Jobs Team are working with the Maine Association for the Education of Young Children and the Maine Discovery Museum to offer a Free Family Festival Saturday, April 28 from 2-4pm at the Discovery Museum for children up to 8 years old. This is in conjunction with the Week of the Young ChildTM. Take one of the flyers from the Common Room.  Want to volunteer? We still need help. Contact maryann_perry@hotmail.com or ptpeg2014@gmail.com (Peg Olson) if you can offer 1½ hours of your time.
  • Food Access Committee. This is the newest exciting news for St. Pats. We have received a grant from the Diocese to help FLIA expand the gardening program. As part of that we will expand our little raised bed garden. Because of all our work with Living Local and the mandate for the congregation to “let’s get moving and actually do something!” we are ready to roll. We have neighbors interested in this garden project. Lots of planning and hard work ahead. WHO IS IN? One immediate need is for people to help build more raised beds at various locations in the Bangor/Brewer area…including here. This will happen within the next few weeks.

Looking Ahead:

May 13 is Mother’s Day. Paula Baines is putting together a nice a coffee hour. If you would like to help her with Coffee Hour, sign up in the Common Room or contact her at paulabaines2011@gmail.com.  Additionally, she would like to decoupage and paint small pots and donate a packet of seeds to give away on Mother’s Day.  If you are interested in helping;  join her on Monday, May 7 at Creative Crafts and Conversation at 6 pm. She will provide the materials and a snack. There will be a second opportunity on Saturday, May 12 at noon in the Shamrock Room. 

Pentecost is May 20. Artful Spirit Connection needs your ideas create a colorful Sanctuary.  We need ideas to make bright flames and doves that hang from a wire.  You can take home craft materials and instructions after church on May 13 or you can join Paula Baines at Creative Crafts and Conversation on Monday, May 14 at 6 pm. Paula will provide the materials. 

Saturday, June 2 is St. Pat’s indoor garage sale. We will need donations as well as help. Donations can be dropped off starting May 28. No sooner, please, as we have groups that use our facility during the week. We will be setting up on Friday, June 1. Time to be determined. 

There could puppets in our future.  Monica Norris and her father will be joining us for a late Sunday afternoon/early evening for a puppet show. Monica will share information about the puppet ministry that she and her father are a part of at their church.  Monica is a middle school teacher who teaches Spanish and cultural studies. She has also taught Sunday School at her church over the last five years. Date and time will be confirmed soon. Stay tuned.

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