Coming soon is the Diocesan Spring Training Workshop. There are 20 workshops to choose from. April 28 in Augusta. The St. Pat’s Guiding Team for Living Local will lead one. See fliers in the Common Room. the event will be held 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 email@example.com or call 207-772-1953 ext. 129.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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.
Creative Crafts and Conversation-Do you like crafts and art? Join us on Monday evenings from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. We will meet Mondays in May with the exception of May 28 (Memorial Day). May 7-Paula Baines will show you how to paint and decoupage flower pots for Mother’s Day. May 14-Help make paper doves and flames to decorate the church for Pentecost.
May 19 is Faithful Refreshment-9 am. 10:30 am -Paula Baines will be decorating the Sanctuary for Pentecost.
May 20 is Pentecost.
Save the Date for June 2, the St. Pat’s indoor yard sale. Doors open at 8 am. No early birds.