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Announcements- October 13, 2019

St. Patrick’s Fall Food Fair: Breakfast and Beyond

Please save the date of Saturday, November 23 for the St Patrick’s Fall Food Fair.  The Christmas fair is not happening this year so your support of the breakfast by Mark and the baked goods and beyond will be much appreciated.  A sign up sheet will be in the Common Room. For more information,  please speak to Sandra Currier.

Outreach Update

Columbia Street Lunch is Nov. 3. The food sign-up is in the Common Room.

Build A Basket for Solidarity Harvest

We are getting ready for the 13 hundred Solidarity Harvest Baskets again and we need your help. We hope to put a small loaf of pumpkin bread in each basket. At least 6 other local churches and Temple Bethel are offering to bake . If you can help, I left a recipe in the Common Room along with tins, spices and canned pumpkin. You certainly can use your own recipe if you wish but we would really like for them to be frozen. You can put them in the freezer in the kitchen at any time. The due date is November 26 . I plan to make mine well ahead of time so that I can help with our Food Fair. Many Thanks . Ellen Fisher 944-7656 or ellenfisher@hotmail.com

The next Main + Street Churches meeting  is Sunday October 20th at 12 noon at the First United Methodist Church ( next to Tiller and Rye) . St. Patrick’s is providing dessert for the meal.  Parishioners are encouraged to attend and bring a dessert to share. 

FAITH LINKING IN ACTION

Faith Linking in Action just held its fall convening. The host was the Food Access Committee. It was a very well attended and meaningful gathering. Six people from St. Pat’s attended. Everyone was asked to pledge to do something further in regards to the topic of “Food is a Right”. All people should have access to nutritious food. The struggles are many and deep. One of the most moving moments was the telling of two stories from people who are experiencing food insecurity. Rev. Peggy Day shared one of these stories during her homily last Sunday. The other story was from a woman whose health has improved because of having access to the produce from one of the gardens the Food Access Committee sponsors.
            So what is next for St. Pat’s.? We agreed that our congregation should hear more stories from those impacted and from those working with people who are affected by food insecurity. We also discussed ways to help people learn how to stretch the food budget through coupons, meal planning and cooking techniques, canning etc. Stay tuned for more action at St. Pat’s.
To get involved contact Mary Ann Perry at maryann_perry@hotmail.com or Peggy Day at Peggy.day71@gmail.com.

Food Access Committee (FAC)was host for the FLIA convening last Thursday night. This was a very meaningful gathering at which participants were asked to decide on their own action to address the issue of food insecurity and the right to have access to nutritious food. Watch for more information.

The next FAC meeting is this Thursday, Oct. 10 from 11-1 at Food AND Medicine, Ivers St., Brewer.

Contact Josh@foodandmedicine.org

Peg Olson 356-9615 ptpeg2014@gmail.com

Child Care Team meeting next Tuesday, October 15 at 6:30 pm at First United Methodist Church, Essex Street, Bangor. They will evaluate the presentation of the film “No Small Matter” and decide next steps. Notice the new meeting time is now the second Tuesday of each month .  Looking for some participants from St. Pat’s on this team. Speak to Mary Ann Perry for more details.”

Contact Roz Fisher osurosalyn1960@gmail.com

Transportation for All (TFA) will meet next Thursday, Oct. 17 from 9-11 at the Peace and Justice Center, 96 Harlow Street, Bangor. (across the street from the Bangor Public Library). They will evaluate the findings from the Transit Study conducted by the city of Bangor.

Contact: Darcy Cooke 989-5860 Darcy@foodandmedicine.org

The Taize/Iona Meditation Services have been very popular so we have decided to try to host one the first Thursday of EACH month beginning in November. So our next service will be Nov. 7th then Dec. 5. They will begin at 6:30 pm. These meditation services are simple with prayers, scripture, times of quiet meditation, and songs from Taize, France and the Iona Community of Scotland. We sing many of the songs during our regular Sunday morning services. They are short, simple, and intended to be repeated so a person can feel the rhythm and flow as the Holy Spirit moves them.

 

The next Holyoke Street Neighborhood Garden meeting will be Oct. 27 at NOON. By then produce will be finished and it will be time to prepare the garden for winter. In the meantime PICK PICK PICK!

 

 

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: bonniepuls@aol.com or 942-1321 or find their contact information in the new green directory.

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.