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7/10/22 Messenger

Let justice flow like streams of sparkling water, pure,

Enabling growth, refreshing life, abundant, cleansing, sure.

Upcoming Meetings and Services and Opportunities:

Deacons will meet Friday, July 8th at 2:00 pm

Church Council has been rescheduled for Friday, July 22nd at Noon

All meetings are open to the congregation and are in-person in the fellowship hall and on Zoom. To attend a meeting via Zoom, let Vicky know and a link will be e-mailed to you.

Public Service announcement: Here is the website for COVID test kits in case anyone hasn’t ordered their quota yet… you can order 3x for 24 tests total!!

They go pretty quickly if anyone in your home tests positive.

Monteux musicians for this Sunday will beZichao Liu, Trumpet

and Eduardo the la Vega Garza, Piano.

Zichao Liu (1st year), from China, is a first-year graduate student at University of North Carolina School of The Arts. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Tianjin Conservatory of Music where he was awarded a national scholarship for his outstanding ability. Zichao has played with the Tianjin Song and Dance Theater Symphony Orchestra, Kunming International Philharmonic Orchestra, Tianjin Youth Symphony Orchestra, Stars Symphony Orchestra, Gold Diggers Brass Ensemble, and Jin Men Brass Quintet. From December 2020 to January 2021, he won the audition for the Kunming International Philharmonic Orchestra’s Winter National tour, during which he served as principal trumpet, performing in eighteen different cities.

Eduardo de la Vega Garza (1st year, piano) is a Mexican-born pianist and conductor who recently completed his Master’s degree at The Juilliard School, where he was a proud recipient of the Kovner Fellowship. Eduardo holds a Bachelor ́s Degree in Piano Performance from La Escuela Superior de Musica y Danza de Monterrey. Likewise, his keen interest in entrepreneurship has led him to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Creation and Development of Businesses from the Technological Institute of Superior Studies of Monterrey. Eduardo has attended conducting festivals and courses worldwide, including the European American Music Alliance for conductors and Saluzzo Opera Academy, studying with teachers such as Jeffrey Milarsky, Mark Shapiro, Pierre Vallet and Jorge Mester. Amongst the orchestras with which Eduardo has appeared are the Juilliard Lab Orchestra, Detache Chamber Orchestra and ITESM Symphony Orchestra. Simultaneously and since his orchestral debut as a pianist in 2016, Eduardo has performed with The Juilliard Orchestra, UANL Symphony Orchestra, ITESM Symphony Orchestra, and the ESMDM Symphony Orchestra.

A New New Testament Study Group will be on hiatus until September. Enjoy your summer.

Sunday, July 17th, Rev. Dr. Alison Boden will be our supply minister, while Pastor TJ

is serving as a camp counselor at Pilgrim Lodge.

The Sunrise Association of the Maine Conference of the United Church of Christ

cordially invites you to the Installation of The Reverend Lisa June Durkee

as Designated Term Pastor of The First Congregational Church of Blue Hill,

United Church of Christ On July 17, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Weather permitting, the Installation Service will be held in the Apple Orchard at the Parsonage, followed by a reception (Bring your instruments, as there WILL be music!). In case of inclement weather, the service will be in the sanctuary of the church. For those who are unable to attend in person, you may also join via Zoom, with login information available below. For additional information you may contact office administrator,

Vickie Hardie at

Topic: Service of Installation for the Rev. Lisa J. Durkee

Time: Jul 17, 2022 02:00 PM Meeting ID: 830 5748 5817 Passcode: 491974

Loaves and Fishes could use our help during the month of July.

They have the following volunteer opportunities. If you are able to help with any of these dates, please contact Ken at or at 207-667-4363. If you can only work part of a shift, that is also possible. Please consider filling one or more available slots!

Retail pickup:

7/8, 7/13, 7/15, 7/18, 7/22, 7/25, 7/29

Client Assist:

7/8, 7/11, 7/13, 7/15, 7/18, 7/20, 7/22, 7/25, 7/27, 7/29

Product Processing:

7/11, 7/13, 7/15, 7/18, 7/20, 7/25, 7/27

Church Fair and Yard Sale News - It's now time to gear up for our Annual Church Fair,

Yard Sale, and Silent Auction. Please save the date - Saturday August 6th from 8 am to 2 pm. (Rain date the following Saturday, August 13th). We need everyone's participation to make this important fundraiser a success. It's time to start collecting quality glassware and knick-knacks, jewelry items of all kinds, books, games and puzzles, plants and gardening tools and equipment. Baked goods will soon be solicited and the Snack Bar folks need monetary donations to plan their menu for the day and purchase supplies. Unique and interesting items are needed for the Silent Auction along with gift certificate donations from your favorite stores and restaurants.

The Trustees need a variety of clean and working goods for the yard sale -- please no junk. Also, no televisions, computers, mattresses, heavy upholstered furniture or sleep sofas, clothes or linens. The parsonage garage is open and ready to receive your donations. Please call the church (422-3100) and leave a message if you need help getting your donations to the church.

Detailed contact information and donation needs for the various Fair departments will be forthcoming. Please let David Wildes know of any questions or concerns and thank you for your donations and your help.

Upcoming Birthdays and Anniversaries:

14: Brookelin Harriman

17: Ray & Cynthia Johnston

18: Zachary & Aimee Spaulding

19: Patrice Alexander

21: Mike & Pat Summerer

23: Aaron & Ashley Ehrlenbach Johnson

24: Bob Courchesne

25: Phoebe Devenish

27: Joy Stratton

28: Robin Long

31: Matthew & Rachel Philio Umphrey

There are many ways to experience our Sunday Worship Services. This Sunday we will gather in the sanctuary at 9:00 a.m., livestream the service via Zoom and stay to visit during Zoom Coffee Hour at the conclusion of the service. Also, you can watch the service on Facebook or YouTube at any time after it is recorded. Join us in whatever ways are best for you.

9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service followed by Zoom Coffee Hour

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 882 8024 5071

Passcode: 402851

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

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

Jen can be reached by email at

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