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11/13/2022 Weekly Messenger

Hancock UCC Weekly Messenger for November 13, 2022


O Source of all that is, most goodly Fount of favor,

Allow me health and strength, and bless my daily labor.

Grant that I may complete the good works you assigned,

My conscience clear and sweet, my words both true and kind.



At their October 19th meeting, Council voted to continue following CDC guidelines.

That means while transmission rates are low or medium that masks are optional.

When transmission rates are high, masking and distancing will be re-implemented.

Also, if masking and distancing are in effect, then coffee time will be canceled.


Upcoming events and meetings


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


Meetings are open to all. If you would like to attend a meeting on Zoom, please let Vicky know and she will provide the link, or you are welcome to join in person.


The Board of Outreach will meet on Thursday, November 10th at 4:00 pm

in the Fellowship Hall and on Zoom.


The Board of Deacons will meet on Friday, November 11th at 2:00 pm

in the Fellowship Hall and on Zoom.


The Union Congregational Church of Hancock, United Church of Christ will conduct its 2022 Annual Church Meeting on November 13th, 2022, immediately following the 10:00 AM Worship Service for the following purposes:

1. To Elect Church Officers, Board and Committee members;

2. To receive Board and Committee reports;

3. To vote on the Proposed 2023 Church Budget

4. And to hear any other business to come before the congregation.

Jeanne Edwards, Clerk

October 23, 2022


The Church Council will meet on Friday, November 18th at Noon

in the Fellowship Hall and on Zoom.



Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry could always use your help. If you are able to volunteer,

please contact Ken at loavesandfishesellsworth@gmail.com

or at 207-801-0688.




Stewardship, the Church Budget, and the Annual Meeting - Our congregation will approve the 2023 church budget when we meet at our Annual Meeting this Sunday after worship. But this does not mean we are done with our financial planning for next year. In fact, we are just beginning. The budget is only a financial plan -- it needs to be funded with your donations to put it into action. Your stewardship pledge is still very much needed. For those who have made their pledge commitment for next year, thank you. For those still thinking about it, your pledge card will always be welcome whenever it is received. Pledge cards are available in the Sanctuary or one can be mailed to you. Offering envelopes are also available to anyone who would like a set. Perhaps they will help you budget and schedule your financial contribution. Please let David Wildes (422-3739) know of any questions or concerns,

and thank you for your continuing help and support.


November Birthdays and Anniversaries

14: Johanna Bazzolo

15: *Kristy* Johnston

16: *Marcia* Nowell

*Erin* Shaw

17: *Cookie* Thelen

20: *Kathy* McGlinchey

24, 1957: Jimmy & *Liz* Awalt

26: *Clint* Ritchie

30: *Arthur* Ashmore


Contact Us at Union Congregational Church of Hancock:

TJ can be reached by cell phone at 207-323-6743 or by email at revtjmack@hancockucc.com


Vicky can be reached at 207-422-3100 or by email at office@hancockucc.com

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


Jen can be reached by email at treasurer@hancockucc.com


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