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12/25/2022 Weekly Messenger

Hancock UCC Weekly Messenger for December 25, 2022

Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And heaven and nature sing, And heaven and nature sing, And heaven, and heaven and nature sing.

Christmas Day




There will be NO choir practice for the next two weeks.


Upcoming meetings, events, and opportunities


Christmas Eve service will be at 7:00 p.m. in our sanctuary and on Facebook Live


There will be a Christmas service posted to our Facebook page the morning of Dec. 25th


Pastor TJ will be on vacation December 25th – January 3rd


January 1st we will gather together in our Sanctuary and worship with Rev. Dr. Peter Allen

and the Union Congregational Church of Hingham, Massachusetts

The Zoom link will be made available for those wishing to join from home.


Sunday, Jan. 8th we will gather in our Sanctuary and on Zoom to celebrate the Lord’s Supper.


Christmas Eve will be the last day we will be taking donations for the Christmas Fund

(also known as the Veterans of the Cross offering). This is the last of the 5 for 5 offerings

of the year, supported by the Maine Conference UCC.

The Christmas Fund has been caring for active and retired clergy and lay employees of the United Church of Christ for over 100 years, providing emergency grants, supplementation of small annuities and health premiums, and Christmas “Thank You” gift checks

each December to our lower-income retirees.

Envelopes are available on the back tables in the Sanctuary,

or simply note your donation on the bottom of your check.

Thank you for your continued support of this important fund.


Starting in January, and through the cold months, we will be setting the third Sunday of the month aside to take monetary donations to augment The Minister’s Discretionary Fund.

If you would like to donate to this important fund, please notate it on the bottom of your check.


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.

Deacons will meet on Friday, January 13th at 12:00 pm, in person or on Zoom

Trustees will meet on Wednesday, January 18th at 12:00 pm, in person or on Zoom

Outreach will meet on Thursday, January 19th at 4:00 pm, in person or on Zoom

Council will meet on Friday, January 20th at 12:00 pm, in person or 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.


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 hancockmaineucc@gmail.com

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

December Birthdays and Anniversaries coming up:

27: *Jennifer* Ashmore

30: *Keith* & *Pam* Bowie




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