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

Announcements for July 8, 2018

Thank you, Peg Olson for leading us in our Morning Worship today. Read Peg’s reflection.

Our Prayer List has been updated. You can always make changes. Contact Mary Ann at

We host Columbia Street Luncheon NEXT SUNDAY, July 15. The meal starts at noon so there is time to head over after church. Come to eat and enjoy the company of our neighbors. There are still many opportunities to help:  

        * We are looking for 3 more people to provide baked beans

        * 1 chopped onions

        * 2 watermelon

        * Set-up, serve, greet, & clean-up people

The next available time to host Coffee Hour is July 22 and all of August is available. Yes, sign-up in Common Room.

Our next Meditation Service with music from Taizé, France and the Iona Community, Scotland will be Wednesday, July 18 at 6:30 pm. Deacon Peggy Day will be our worship leader for this service. Taizé and Iona Worship is an Ecumenical Service in which meditative prayer, scripture, and Songs of Taizé and Songs from Iona written by John L. Bell are used in a relaxed atmosphere where the worshiper will easily become comfortable with the music, prayers, quiet reflection, and community.

A quote from Brother Roger, founder of Taize community:

“From the depths of the human condition a secret aspiration rises up. Caught in the anonymous rhythms of schedules and timetables, men and women of today are implicitly thirsting for an essential reality, for an inner life. Nothing is more conducive to a communion with the living God than a meditative common prayer with, as its high point, singing that never ends and that continues in the silence of one’s heart when one is along again.”

The HOLIDAY FAIR is scheduled for NOVEMBER 17, 2018 from 8 am to 12 noon, with breakfast available at the HOLY GRILL.    I have noticed that a few people have signed up, But I still do not have a Co-Chair!  Please consider this job, since I won’t be around after my surgery in July and we need to get a few things done, while I am at home recuperating. Cynthia Vaughan

Today’s loose plate offering is designated to outreach as it is the second Sunday of the month.  The third Sunday’s loose plate offering is designated to the priest’s discretionary fund.

Faith Linking in Action

  •  Transportation for All meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at Hammond Street Congregational Church, Bangor 9:00-11:00. The next meeting will be July 12.
  •  Child Care/Jobs Team meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at The First Methodist Church, Essex Street, Bangor from 6:00-7:30pm. The next meeting is July 10. Talk to Peg Olson for more information
  •  Food Access Committee also meets the 2nd week of each month. This month is July 12 from 11-1 including lunch and child care. They rotate meeting locations so can visit participating gardens. This month they will be at Miller Square, 315 Harlow St., Bangor. Next month, August 8 is at St. Patrick’s!

Holyoke Neighborhood Garden is slowly taking shape. The gardeners met last Thursday evening to get to know each other, to make sure tasks are covered, and to look into the future with harvesting plans and how to share the bounty (lets hope!). See the crew schedule in the Common Room. One way to help is to visit with the gardeners. They all need support, especially on a hot day!.

             We participate in the Food Access Committee meetings. It is very informative and helpful from interesting gardening tips, trouble shooting, and suggestions to encouragements and fun meeting neighbors. This month the conversation will also include making schedules for workshops about preserving, canning, etc. Mary Ann Perry usually attends these meetings but is unavailable in July. PLEASE CONTACT MARY ANN IF YOU CAN ATTEND THE JULY 12TH MEETING!!!!

            Can you help with the August 8 Food Access Committee meeting here at St. Patrick’s? Talk to Mary Ann.

Come and support Linette George, Pastor at the UCC church of Dedham and Holden this afternoon at 3 pm for her ordination. Linette will be ordained a minister in the UCC at 3pm at Hammond Street Congregational Church. UCC Dedham and Holden are part of the Brewer ecumenical ministry group.

Do you have unwanted crayons at home? Outreach is collecting them now through August 1. The crayons will be donated to the A.C. Moore/The Crayon Initiative. The donated crayons are then sorted, melted down and made into new crayons. The new crayons are donated to Children’s hospitals across the country.

 SAVE THE DATE:  A sunset cruise to end domestic violence will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 5:30pm.  Dinner and a cash bar will be served aboard the historic Katahdin on Moosehead Lake. All proceeds benefit Partners for Peace that is the domestic violence project which serves Penobscot and Piscataquis counties. Learn more.