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

Announcements for July 22, 2018

COMING RIGHT UP : Worship on the Waterfront (“WOW”) Sunday, July 29th at 10 am at the Children’s Park on the shore of the Penobscot River. Help is needed setting up and cleaning up. Contact Tom Copeland or Pete Perry. Bring picnic food to share and a folding chair. We are hosting several local congregations. Please share the Worship on the Waterfront 2018 FB event page.

Holyoke Neighborhood Garden is planning its next meeting to continue our plans for harvesting and distributing our produce. The progress is slow in the raised beds. We are troubleshooting possible adjustments: watering, adding nutrients? The plants we have in our flower beds and the pumpkins planted in mounds are doing much better. See the “Gardening Crew” schedule on the window outside the Shamrock Room and in the Common Room. If you have questions or want to help please speak to Mary Ann Perry

YOUR ASSISTANCE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED! Food Access Committee will meet here at St. Patrick’s on August 9th from 11-1. We have a semi-potluck lunch (not everyone needs to bring food). Mary Ann is looking for people to help host. The FAC is made up of all the area gardens that Faith Linking in Action and Food AND Medicine sponsor. Many wonderful ideas and much information are shared at these gatherings. Mary Ann needs help with set-up, clean-up and some of the food for our meeting of about 25 people. 

Faith Linking in Action Board earlier this month. Plans are being made for a board retreat in September. Final decisions about the by-laws will be made as well as long range scheduling of our quarterly gatherings with programs, fundraising, and continued communication with area faith groups to encourage more participation. It is very exciting that Dave Jenkins will be a guest consultant to lead us at our retreat. His grandparents were faithful members of St. Patrick’s, Marjorie and Bill Jenkins, so we are especially excited to have him on board. 

How are you doing getting acquainted with our neighbors? Have you had a chance to chat with anyone? Have you learned something new from a fellow St. Patrick’s parishioner? Have you chatted with some of the new people at church? This is a great time to do so. The Living Local: Joining God guiding team encourages you to reach out to one another. Take a minute to listen to someones story. 

Coffee Hour Volunteer(s)  are needed for  Aug. 12.

The HOLIDAY FAIR is scheduled for November 17,  2018, from 8 a.m. to 12 Noon, with breakfast available at the HOLY GRILL.  A few people have signed up, yet Cynthia still needs a Co-Chair!  Please consider this job. We need to get a few things done this summer. please contact Chairperson Cynthia Vaughan.

  • Items are now being collected for the Jewelry Table.  The next time you are looking in your jewelry box, please look for things that you no longer wear, that someone else might enjoy.  Vintage and costume jewelry sell items really well.  Jewelry need not be in perfect condition!  Put your treasures in a baggie bearing your name and give them to Rita Poirier.  In advance:  Thank you!   ( ).

WANTED! Do you have unwanted crayons at home? Outreach is collecting them now through  August 1st.  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.  More information can be found at

SAVE THE DATE:  A Sunset Cruise to  End Domestic Violence will be held on Saturday, August 18th  at 5:30 p.m.  Dinner will be served and a cash bar will be available aboard the historic steamer Katahdin, on Moosehead Lake, at Greenville.  All proceeds benefit Partners for Peace – the Domestic Violence Project which serves Penobscot and Piscataquis counties. Learn more at .