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

Announcements – September 1, 2019

Today is the Columbia Street Luncheon.



Photo credit Deb Nystrom

Please take a look at the offerings for the Seat At The Table sessions starting the week of September 15, 2019!  Send to Peg Olson at, your preferences BY 9:00 Sunday EVENING, September 1, 2019 so the leaders can plan for the sessions! 




Mark Your Calendars for Saturday, September 7, 2019. There will be a Healing Service: Building Peace Amongst Gun Violence at 10:00 am to 11:30 am at the Davenport Park (corner of Main and Cedar Streets) in Bangor. It is being sponsored by the Poor People’s Campaign. It is a National Call for Moral Revival. (see flier on back of announcements).

Taize/Iona Meditation Service will be Thursday, September 12 @ 7PM. Please make note of the later time. The theme will be creation and caring for the earth. The leader will be Peg Olson. 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.

Coffee Hour: Please sign up to host coffee hour. There are a few spots open this fall. The sign-up sheet is on the Common Room table.

Calling Book Lovers…We need your books (please no Reader’s digest books or magazines). Pat Blethen is organizing a book sale at the end month or beginning of September. Weather permitting, the book sale will be held outside. Pat could use assistance. She has left two boxes for books. Attendees will be surveyed to see if there is interest in a little library box at St. Pat’s for the Holyoke neighborhood. If yes, the funds will be used to buy materials to build the library. If not, funds from the book sale could be donated to Literacy Volunteers-Bangor.

Where does the loose offering in the plate go?  The Outreach Committee would like to remind folks that the loose plate offering on the second Sunday of the month goes into the Outreach fund.   On the third Sunday of the month it goes to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund. On other Sundays it goes into the general fund.

 Prayer list updates: Larry and Bonnie Puls are the new contact people for creating the prayer list.  If you would like to add or delete someone from the prayer list you can add your request in the Common Room or contact the Puls’ at: or 942-1321 or find their contact information in the new green directory.

Faith Linking in Action

Transportation for all: The bus schedule has been changed starting in September. TFA is helping distribute the new schedules. The busses to Capehart are most affected by the changes…and for the better. The next meeting is THIS Thursday, September 5 from 9-11 at the Peace and Justice Center, Harlow St., Bangor. Across the street from the library. Contact Darcy Cooke at

The Childcare Team and the Maine Assoc. for the Education of Young Children are co-sponsoring the September 25th showing of the film “No Small Matter” at the Bangor Public Library 5:30-8:00 pm.  Go to for more details on this important film about the child care in early child development.
         YOU CAN HELP:
…Invite others to attend this FREE event
…Volunteer to help with child care at the event
…provide snacks
See the sign-up in Common Room or contact Mary Ann Perry it the chairperson, Roz Fisher
         5:30-welcome and refreshments 
         6:00-7:30 Film
         7:30– discussion led by Pres. of Me. Assoc. for Ed if Young Children 

Food Access Committee: “Food Is A Right: is a campaign of the Food Access Committee (FAC) which empowers directly-affected people to organize their communities to address food insecurity through gardening and education and Faith Linking In Action (FLIA) We’re looking to spur conversation and action among faith groups this September to engage their congregations on this issue. This will all lead up to FLIA’s convening on October 3rd on Food Justice and a multi-faith press event in the days following to bring moral clarity to this issue and encourage those working on it now with a hope of promoting positive community/policy action going forward. “We’ve renamed our gardens as “collective gardens” to differentiate from “community gardens”.  Questions?  Contact

Holyoke Street Neighborhood Garden:  Holyoke Street Neighborhood Garden: PLEASE PICK PICK PICK!!! Some veggies are going by so maybe you can pick and give to someone else. The next Garden Meeting will be Sept. 8 at NOON.



“New Connections” exhibit through September-Citizens of Maine is a local organization serving individuals with intellectual differences. Members of this organization show and sell their artwork. Sixty percent goes to the artist and forty percent goes back the organization to support its programs. A reception is scheduled for Friday, September 27 from 5 pm to 7 pm. If you are interested in making goodies for the reception speak with Paula Baines.

The Art supply collection for Artful Spirit Connection has been extended to Wednesday, September 4. You can drop off supplies in the Shamrock Room. The Artful Spirit Connection team still needs rocks for the rock decorating. If you can volunteer to help on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at our Brewer Days booth. Contact Paula Baines at or call/text to 207-944-0838. Thank you.  

Art Supplies Needed for Art Kits:

  • Scissors
  • Glue (school glue and glue sticks)
  • Crayons-preschool and regular *12 and 24-count
  • Colored pencils
  • Washable markers
  • Watercolor and Washable poster paints and brushes
  • Stickers, and glitter