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10/9/2022 Weekly Messenger

Hancock UCC Weekly Messenger for October 9, 2022

Sweet Lord, you have looked into my eyes, Kindly smiling, you’ve called out my name. On the sand I’ve abandoned my small boat; Now with you, I will seek other seas.

Upcoming services and meetings

The Choir practices at 9:15 on Sunday mornings. All are welcome to join.

October 6-7 The BTS Center Convocation 2022 Our Small Church Leadership Team will be attending as part of their Fostering Imagination Task Force. All others are welcome to join!

Convocation theme is Imagination and Collective Liberation for a Climate-Changed World.

Inspired by a group of thoughtful presenters, artists, and leaders, Convocation will explore what it means to nourish our imaginations toward a world of joyful possibility and embodied hope, while also holding space for the difficult realities we are facing.

Ask Pastor TJ about a scholarship to cover the cost of the $50 registration fee.

Saturday, October 8th there will be a Sunrise Association meeting in Belfast and on Zoom.

This meeting is from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and open to all church members of our association.

Sunday, October 9th – Pastor TJ will lead the service as our Associate Conference Minister,

Rev. Alexis Fuller-Wright will preach from the Gospel of Matthew 4:12-23.

Her sermon is titled, “The Next New Thing.”

Friday, October 14th Deacons meet at 2:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall and on Zoom.

October 14th and 15th will be the Fall Rummage Sale in the Fellowship Hall.

Clothing donations are welcome before Wed. October 12th.

Rummage Sale hours are Friday 4-6 p.m. and Saturday 8-11 a.m.

Saturday, October 15th – You are invited to the Maine Conference Annual Business Meeting – Where the River Flows, Life Will Flourish. Online Zoom meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, October 15th we will celebrate the life of Fran Trefts at 2:00 pm in our sanctuary.

Church Council will meet on Wednesday, October 19th at 1:00 pm,

in the Fellowship Hall and on Zoom.

At their September 29th meeting, Council set the date of November 13th for the Hancock UCC Annual Meeting. Boards and Committees need to start getting their numbers ready to present to the Budget Committee, the Nominating Committee will be looking for people to fill our slate for the new year, AND…Vicky requests the Boards and Committees submit their reports on or before October 16th for our Annual Report.



ANNUAL (Autumn) MEETING 2022

SATURDAY / October 8, 2022 / 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.


Host: First Church of Belfast UCC, 8 Court Street, Belfast, ME 04915

LIVE ON ZOOM (link below)!


During the month of October, we will be collecting monies for Neighbors In Need. This is one of the Five for Five offerings we take supported by the Maine Conference. One-third of the offering supports Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM). Two-thirds are used by Justice and Witness Ministries to provide grants to UCC churches and organizations as well as supporting a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects. Envelopes are available in the back of the Sanctuary and in the Fellowship Hall.

October Birthdays and Anniversaries

9: Chris & *Rohanna* Smullen Madigan

9: Aaron & *Meghan* Philio Scott

12: *Brandon* Perry-Hudson

13: *Liz* Bunker

14: *Peggy* Karns

18: *TJ* Mack

19: *Bonnie* Ross

20: *Ruth* Dietze

29: *Ron* McGlinchey

30: *Chris* & *Melissa* Nowell

Loaves and Fishes could use your help during the month of October. If you are able to help with any of these dates, please contact Ken at

or at 207-801-0688. Partial shifts are also possible.

Retail pickup:

October 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 - ONE needed each day.

October 31 - TWO needed.

Client Assist:

October 7, 10, 12 - AM & PM, 14, 17, 19 - AM & PM,

21, 24, 26 - AM & PM, 28, 31.

TWO are needed for each time slot.

NOTE: Wednesday evening needs are separate from morning needs.

Product Processing:

October 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31 ONE needed each day.

October 5, 12, 19 TWO needed each day.

Checkout Processing:

Two volunteers are needed for each day open times and each Wednesday evening open times.

Checkout processing involves weighing & recording all products that the shopper has taken, bagging the products in paper bags (we supply), reusable bags (we supply or client brings their own), or on request of client into boxes (we supply).

As you can see, we've added a new category necessitating more volunteers.

We have a new "take a break" times available each shift for all volunteers.

A new Volunteer Break room is set up ready for that purpose.

Exciting times have come for our new building, to serve those who need food.

Thank you for volunteering at Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry!

We cannot function without your service to us and our clients!!

Ken Hoogerhyde

Pantry Manager

Contact Us at Union Congregational Church of Hancock:

TJ can be reached by cell phone at 207-323-6743 or by email at

Vicky can be reached at 207-422-3100 or by email at

(When emailing Vicky it is helpful to send to both addresses.)

Jen can be reached by email at

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