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7/31/2022 Messenger

Hancock UCC Weekly Messenger for July 31, 2022

In my Father’s blessèd keeping I am happy, safe and free; While His eye is on the sparrow, I will not forgotten be.

Monteux musicians this Sunday:

Elizabeth Johnson, Harp & Angelina Yuan Fen Ho, Flute

Elizabeth Johnson (1st year) is an 18-year-old harpist currently majoring in Harp Performance at Oberlin Conservatory. An alumna of Interlochen Arts Academy, she has been a member of multiple orchestras during her secondary and collegiate education. In June of 2019, she was awarded an Honorable Mention at the American Harp Society’s National Competition Intermediate 1 Division and has performed in multiple masterclasses with renowned harpists. While at Oberlin, she has participated in multiple orchestral and chamber ensemble performances while also being dedicated to her solo and academic studies with Yolanda Kondonassis. Her future plans include continuing her studies as a Harp Performance major, performing with a professional symphony orchestra, teaching and maintaining a private studio in addition to teaching at the collegiate level, and potentially starting a scholarship fund or program for young musicians with financial needs.

Yuan-Fen (Angelina) Ho (1st year) is a freelance flutist and private flute teacher based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Aspiring to be a professional orchestral musician, Yuan-Fen received most of her ensemble training at the San Francisco Conservatory and the University of Maryland. She has attended summer festivals and masterclasses to study with Denis Bouriakov, Paula Robison, Jim Walker, Demarre McGill, Alberto Almarza, Lorna McGhee, Bonita Boyd, Susan Hoeppner, Robert Langevin, Jennifer Gunn, Philippe Bernold, Vincent Lucas, Judith Mendenhall, Keith Underwood, Amy Porter, William Bennett, and Trevor Wye. Yuan-Fen’s recent performances include playing principal flute in Merced Symphony and solo recital at the Kensington Senior Center in Walnut Creek. She will join Camellia Symphony in Sacramento starting this coming season. Yuan-Fen holds a B.A. in music from UC Berkeley, and she received a M.M. degree in flute performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2021. She is deeply grateful for her teachers Mark Sparks, Timothy Day, Emily Skala, Isabelle Chapuis, and various other mentors.

The Latest Fair and Yard Sale News:

Church Fair and Yard Sale, Saturday August 6th

Formal opening hours 8 am - 2 pm plus clean-up time after.

Please take note:

1. Please read the following information about staffing and donation needs. In particular, we still need additional plants for the plant and garden table as well as financial donations to pay for snack bar expenses. Donations of recent books will help bolster book sales.

2. Plan to wear your blue Hancock UCC t-shirts. We have some extras if you do not have one.

3. David Wildes needs a crew of 4 people to erect 6 to 8 canopies Saturday morning beginning at 6:30 am. He also needs help setting up tables and chairs in the paved parking lot next to the church building.

4. Clean up help is needed at 2 pm on both sides of the street. The goal is for everyone to be done and on their way home by 4 pm.

5. We need transportation help to pack and haul leftover things we did not sell to the Sullivan Thrift Store.

6. Remember to save time to celebrate at our Annual Church Picnic on Sunday August 14th from 4 - 6 pm at Tidal Falls in Hancock. Bring a chair and food to share.

Thanks to everyone for your donations and hard work.

David Wildes


Upcoming Birthdays and Anniversaries in August:

1: Bruce & Sheila Denny-Brown

09: *Denny* Doucette

11: Antonio Blasi & *Renata* Moise

15: *David* Wildes & *Cynthia* Wood

19: *Doug* Kimmel & *Ron* Schwizer

14: Amelia Ashmore

23: Gerry Mehl

24: *Cynthia* Wood

25: Austin Crowley-Dunn

29: *Nick* & *Mary Angela* Davis

---Women’s Weekend is September 16 – 18th.

Let’s go!

Visit the Pilgrim Lodge website or ask Pastor TJ for details.

TJ will make reservations for those interested so that we are together in cabins.

Thinking of donating your time? Loaves and Fishes could use your help during the month of August. They have the following volunteer opportunities. If you are able to help with any of these dates, please email Ken at or phone/text at 207-801-0688. If you can only work part of a shift, that is also possible.

Retail pickup:

8/1 = 2, 8/5, 8/12, 8/15, 8/19 & 8/26 = need one volunteer for each date listed

Client Assist:

8/19, 8/26, & 8/31 = need one volunteer for each date listed

Product Processing:

2 needed = 8/10 & 8/31 1 needed = 8/3, 8/15, 8/17, 8/19, 8/24, 8/29, 8/31

Thank you in advance from Ken Hoogerhyde, Pantry Manager

Upcoming Events in our Community

Hancock Woman’s Club – Pat Hodgkins Memorial BBQ

Saturday, July 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

FMI call Mary Lou Barker at 207-422-3756

Hancock Historical Society – Mount Desert Ferry presentation

Saturday, July 30 beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Hancock Historical Society – Downeast Women at Sea

Friday, August 5 at 7:00 p.m.

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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