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11/19/23 Weekly Messenger

Hancock UCC Weekly Messenger for November 12, 2023

Come, almighty to deliver, let us all thy life receive;

suddenly return, and never, never more thy temples leave. Thee we would be always blessing, serve thee as thy hosts above, pray, and praise thee without ceasing, glory in thy perfect love.

Upcoming services, meetings, events, and opportunities

Join us for Worship in our Sanctuary or on Zoom at 10:00 a.m.,

or watch the recording later on Facebook or YouTube

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 822 2425 2518

Passcode: 755650

on YouTube at Hancock UCC - YouTube

Choir Rehearsals are held on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am. All are welcome!

Fall Handbell Ringing - Playing Thanksgiving tunes on Nov. 19th.

Hammond piano – in our Sunday School room – free to a good home – must transport.

Speak to Pat Summerer or Pastor TJ or one of our Trustees if interested.

Our Church Council is looking for one or more individuals to take on the task of providing

Altar Flowers, beginning in November. Please contact Vicky or Pat Summerer, if interested.

November Birthdays and Anniversaries

16: *Marcia* Nowell 16: *Erin* Shaw

17: *Cookie* Thelen 20: *Kathy* McGlinchey

24: Jimmy & *Liz* Awalt 26: *Clint* Ritchie 30: *Arthur* Ashmore

Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:

Prayers for the people of Lewiston and all of Maine; Prayers for the world, suffering loss and grief in Israel, Palestine, Ukraine, Russia, and so many other ongoing wars and conflicts. Prayers for Debbie R. recovering from tick borne anaplasmosis; Sally’s sister Martha and her husband John; Ryan Gordon; Ron & Kathy; Kenny Houghton; John Wood; Doris; Jane Preble; Jonathan Holmes; Nick & Mary Angela’s son Joshua; William; Sue Davies; Sue Davenport; Austin’s cousin Danny; Liz & Jim; Debbie & Lincoln & son-in-law Aaron, daughter Ashley, and granddaughter Brielle; Jim Snyder; Amy Nickerson; Kenny Stratton; Joy & David & Lori; Sandy Phippen; Betty & her step-daughter Mollie; Debbie & Hollis & Holly and Debbie’s Aunt Linda Reed; Coulter; Bruce’s sister Lynn; Renata’s sister-in-law Joanne; Tom & Judy’s son Andrew & family; Prayers of strength and healing for all awaiting diagnoses and for all recovering from surgeries & procedures; Prayers for all that are unsafe, unhoused, hungry & in need of care & compassion; Prayers for all individuals and families experiencing addictions; for all caregivers; and prayers for all that is in your heart…

From the Maine Conference

Beware of SCAMS related to the Lewiston tragedy. In the aftermath of a traumatic event, many want to be of service by making a financial contribution. Unfortunately, scammers know this and are waiting, hoping to take advantage of unsuspecting donors. The safest way to ensure that your money is going to help with immediate or long-term recovery efforts is to give to a reputable, vetted charity. Your Disaster Resource and Response Team wants to remind you that the Maine Conference is accepting donations online and through the mail. We work with trusted partners. When Googling, watch out for names that look similar to known charities. Scammers love to take advantage of our haste and there are deceptive websites out there. Also, watch your email. Sometimes scammers use an email address that looks very similar to what you'd expect, but the font of one or more letters may be different. Never click links you're not expecting— particularly when they are soliciting funds. The Conference will NEVER ask you for money—or gift cards--via direct email or text. If you get an email or text that appears to come from someone in the Conference, do not respond to that communication and do not purchase gift cards. Instead, call or email the person with the number and email address you have for them. Don't give over the phone, either, if you seem to get a call from a Conference official. Scammers can duplicate numbers so that a call may appear to be coming from one place, but actually coming from somewhere else.

Rev. Estelle Margarones Maine UCC Conference Disaster Coordinator

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