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7/3/22 Messenger

Let us talents and tongues employ, reaching out with a shout of joy:

bread is broken, the wine is poured, Christ is spoken and seen and heard.

Jesus lives again, earth can breathe again, pass the Word around: loaves abound!

Upcoming Meetings and Services and Opportunities:

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

Church Council will meet Friday, July 15th at Noon

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

A New New Testament Study Group meets again on Wednesday July 6th at 2:00 and 7:00 in the Fellowship Hall and on Zoom. We will be discussing

The Third Book of the Odes of Solomon and

Sunday, July 17th, Rev. Alison Boden will be our supply minister,

while Pastor TJ is serving as a camp counselor at Pilgrim Lodge.

The Hancock Historical Society is excited to host Castlebay at the museum at 7pm on Friday, July 1st. Fred Gosbee and Julia Lane will entertain and educate us with "Songs of Ships and Sailors" from their collection of traditional 19th and 20th century songs of the sea.

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 our office administrator, Vickie Hardie at Topic: Service of Installation for the Rev. Lisa J. Durkee Time: Jul 17, 2022 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Meeting ID: 830 5748 5817 Passcode: 491974

Get ready— Our biggest fundraiser of the year will be here

before you know it!

Church Fair, Yard Sale, and Silent Auction

All hands on deck!

Please save the date – Saturday, August 6th.

We need lots of stuff to sell and everyone's help to plan, organize,

and make it happen.

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:

7/1, 7/8, 7/13, 7/15, 7/18, 7/22, 7/25, 7/29

Client Assist:

7/1, 7/6, 7/8, 7/11, 7/13, 7/15, 7/18, 7/20, 7/22, 7/25, 7/27, 7/29

Product Processing:

7/6, 7/11, 7/13, 7/15, 7/18, 7/20, 7/25, 7/27

Upcoming Birthdays and Anniversaries:

July 01: Alison Boden

02: Joyce Cornwell

07: Betty Lewis

08: Joey Espling

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

Jen can be reached by email at

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