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



FLIA had the quarterly convening at St. Pat’s last Wednesday. We had a good turn out and hear updates of what each team is working on right now. The most urgent issue is with the Transportation for All Team as they are meeting with the Bangor City Council as the council addresses the possibility of another survey dealing with the bus system hub location. They are also planning to meet in Hampden to offer explanations for the need to maintain a bus service there.  Talk to Peggy Day, Peg Olson, or Mary Ann Perry for more details.

  • Childcare/Jobs Team presented a summary of their very successful Week of the Young Child event last month. The Food Access Committee shared an exciting progress report of all the gardens being planted.
  • Next Team meeting: Transportation For All : 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at Hammond St. Congregational Church 9-11 AM. Their next meeting is June 14.
  • Childcare/Jobs team will meet on June 7 at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Essex St. , Bangor from 6:30-8:00
  •  Food Access Meeting is June 14 from 11-1:00 at the BARN in Brewer.

Holyoke Street Community Garden:  We have started our garden right here. Now is the time to join the fun. You can volunteer for a weekly job, or for a one time job to help. See the sign-up in the Common Room. We need, planters, weeders, waterers, harvesters, people to attend organizational meetings.  Talk to anyone on the Living Local Guiding Team for more information: Pat Blethen, Jane Harburger, Peg Olson and Mary Ann Perry. Here is a list of ways you can help.

  • Help add soil
  • Help plant soon
  • Water
  • Weed
  • Harvest
  • Distribute and take produce home
  • Chat with neighbors
  • Attend neighborhood monthly gardening meetings

Next week is Clean up Sunday (June 10th). Please come dressed to work and stay after to help spruce our church building and grounds up for the year.  Food for lunch will be available.

Summer Camp for Adults! Take a flyer from the Common Room to register for the Diocesan Adult Retreat at Camp Bishopswood June 15-17. This year Celtic and Ignatian resources will be used to help attendees connect with Christ in nature, scripture, community and depths of the heart. You will have the opportunity to seek a deeper awareness of Jesus and open yourself in generosity and compassion. Scholarships are available. Even if you can attend only part of the weekend, it is a wonderful experience. Talk to Mary Ann Perry for more information.

“Civil Discourse: The Outward and Inward Work of Bridging Divides and Finding Peace in the Face of Differences” 32nd Annual Thomas Nevola MD Symposium Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Colby College, Waterville.  Presented by the Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency and Maine Medical Center in partnership with the National Institute for Civil Discourse. See Rick for more information.

Artful Spirit Connection’s Upcoming Events

Artful Spirit’s next project is a workshop entitled Introduction to SoulCollage ® led by Christine Talbott on Saturday, June 16 12:00-3:00 PM.  Information on what SoulCollage ® is can be found in the common room.  This workshop is experiential, with a focus on making collages on cards that represent parts of one’s soul. It’s fun and delightfully enlightening. A nick name could be “spiritual scrap booking.”  Christine is available if you have any questions after church.

Join us for a fun, family puppet show on Sunday, June 24th at 5 pm.  Monica Norris and her father are taking their church’s puppet ministry on the road to St. Pat’s.  The evening will kick off with a short puppet show, a puppet “meet and greet”, presentation about the puppet ministry, and lovely snacks. Monica has been part of her church’s puppet ministry since she was a teen. 

Loose Plate Offering. Loose offering is designated for Outreach on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The loose offering goes to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund on the 3rd Sunday of each month.

Nursery volunteers needed. Our roster of nursery volunteers is dwindling, requiring our volunteers to volunteer more frequent Sundays. Could you spare a Sunday and get to know our next generation of Episcopalians?  We have very simple lessons for our older children lasting 10-15 minutes. Men are most welcome!    It’s easy and fun! Please let Pat Blethen or Christine Talbott know if you are interested.

Prayer List:   You may make changes to the prayer list at any time. Please send your notice to .

Creative Crafts and Conversation meets Monday evenings from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

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