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7/24/2022 Messenger

Hancock UCC Weekly Messenger for July 24, 2022

Drinking at the springs of living water,

Happy now am I, my soul is satisfied; Drinking at the springs of living water,

O wonderful and bountiful supply.

Beloved siblings in Christ –

Greetings from beautiful Pilgrim Lodge on Lake Cobbosseecontee.

I am blessed to belong to a church community that sends their pastor to camp. Thank you for the privilege of being a counselor to the amazing youth with whom I am spending the week. I am loving the rhythms of PL life. Morning chapel and evening vespers. The early morning quiet before the day begins to buzz with activity. Singing grace before every meal. Of course, swimming and playing on the water.

The Spirit is visibly and invisibly all around us as we form new friendships and strengthen those already existing. This truly is a holy place. Whether day passes or an overnight camp - I encourage one and all to make the trip to PL before this season is over. You will be glad that you did!

With love and gratitude,


Sunday, July 24th is “Camp Sunday.” Come dressed for camp and sing some songs from our camp days.

Monteux musicians for this Sunday will be Ryan Farris and Sanga Yoon, cellos

Ryan D. Farris (4th year, cello) is a conductor, composer, and multi-instrumentalist originally from Nederland, Colorado. Ryan’s conducting mentors include Michael Jinbo, David Rahbee, Gary Lewis, and Tiffany Lu. Ryan has a Master of Music in cello performance from the University of Washington, and a dual-Bachelor’s in performance and composition from the University of Colorado. Recently, he has served as principal cello of the Seattle Philharmonic Strings, the University of Washington Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Colorado Opera Orchestra. He substitutes regularly with the Boulder Philharmonic and Fort Collins Symphony and is an avid chamber musician.

Sanga Yoon (1st year) is a soloist, music educator, and chamber and orchestra musician currently pursuing Artist Diploma in Cello Performance under Mihai Tetel at Hartt School of Music. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, she came to the United States and continued studying and performing at the Long Island Conservatory of Music, Mannes Prep Pre-College, and the Hartt School, where she earned her Bachelor's and Master’s of Music under Terry King and Mihai Tetel. There, she earned Hartt Performing Arts Scholarships, Talent/Honors Scholarships, and performed at the Student Leadership Award for Tomorrow Will Be Better Charity Concert. Sanga has studied and performed a wide range of music in the chamber, orchestra, opera and musical theater, Composers Ensemble, Collegium Musicum, Foot in the Door Contemporary Ensemble with members of the Four Corners Ensemble as a principal cellist at the Hartt School, and Ars Philharmonic Orchestra, Gangnam Philharmonics, Cello Phonia as a volunteer cellist in South Korea.

On Wednesday, July 27th, there will be a Memorial Service for Beryl Crosby at 4:00 pm at the Hancock Point Chapel.

The Monteux Mini-Pops Scholarship Concert will be held in the Sanctuary on

Thursday, July 28th at 3:00 pm.

The Latest Fair and Yard Sale News:

1. Remember the date: Saturday August 6th - 8 am - 2 pm plus clean up time after.

2. There will be a brief meeting after church this Sunday to review our plans and find out what remains to be done.

3. Please look for and prepare to wear your blue church T shirt on the day of the Fair. We have a very few extras if you need one.

4. We need additional canopies if you can lend us one for the day.

5. The Plant Sale needs plants and the Silent Auction needs interesting stuff to entice auction excitement and high bids.

6. Please read the additional Fair and Yard Sale information which accompanies this Messenger. We need and appreciate your help. Thank you.

There will be a brief meeting immediately following worship Sunday.

David Wildes,, 422-3739

Upcoming Birthdays and Anniversaries:

24: Bob Courchesne

25: Phoebe Devenish

27: Joy Stratton

28: Robin Long

31: Matthew & Rachel Philio Umphrey

Hancock UCC people handing a check to Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry.
L-R: TJ Mack, Doug Kimmel, Sally Knapp, L&F Rep, David Wildes, Gina Tansey and Ron Schwizer

On Wednesday July 13th, our church presented the

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry with a $10,000 donation

to help fund the new food pantry building acquisition and renovation.

There were 6 of us present: TJ, Doug Kimmel, Sally Knapp, Gina Tansey,

Ron Schwizer and myself. The donation was made in honor of my mother.

A plaque will be mounted in the reception area of the new facility acknowledging our financial contribution and the more than 30 years of volunteer service my mother contributed to the Food Pantry. On behalf of our congregation and my family, I would like to thank you all and our congregation’s many friends, for your generous support which enabled us to make this gift to the Food Pantry.

Thank you very much. – David Wildes and Family

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