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11/6/2022 Weekly Messenger

Hancock UCC Weekly Messenger for November 6, 2022

Christ is made the sure foundation, Christ, our head and cornerstone, chosen of the Lord and precious, binding all the Church as one; holy Zion’s help forever and our confidence alone.

Daylight savings time ends Sunday morning at 2:00 am.

Don’t forget to “fall back”.

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.

Our guest speaker on Sunday, Oct. 30 titled her talk, “Death Belongs to Life.”

If you would like to read the message that Amy Jenner presented, you may find it here:

Upcoming events and meetings

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

This Sunday, November 6th, we will celebrate Holy Communion.

We will also be collecting non-perishable food items and toiletries for

the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry.

There will be a

cleaning of the sanctuary

on Sat. November 5th, 9 am – 12 pm.

Bring cleaning pails, rags, etc.

Cleaning product will be provided.

All meetings are open to the entire congregation. 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 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

or at 207-801-0688.

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

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


To date (11-1) we have 24 pledges for $57,910. The proposed church budget hopes for $68,000. We are short $10,000 in our pledge goal in addition to a possible deficit of $28,092 when all income and spending assumptions are considered.

If these funding shortfalls are not mitigated by additional pledges and new income sources, our congregation will be forced to make some harsh and uncomfortable budget decisions. Please, if you have not pledged your financial support for next year, do so as soon as you can. If you can increase the pledge you have already made, please do. Pledge cards are available in the Sanctuary, or one can be mailed to you.

It is critically important that you attend our Annual Meeting in person or on Zoom after worship on November 13th so you can help solve this pressing budget dilemma. The meeting is expected to begin at 11:00 a.m. Please contact David Wildes (422-3739) with questions and suggestions and thank you for your kind attention to this urgent matter.

(2023 Proposed Budget Worksheet below)

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