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8/7/2022 Weekly Messenger

Hancock UCC Weekly Messenger for August 7, 2022

No matter what may be the test, God will take care of you;

Lean, weary one, upon God’s breast, God will take care of you.

God will take care of you, through every day, o’er all the way;

God will take care of you, God will take care of you.

Church Fair and Yard Sale Saturday August 6th Formal opening hours 8 am - 2 pm Come have lunch, browse our many tables and stations, and enjoy seeing your friends and neighbors There is something for everyone!!!! Please take note: 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. Thanks to everyone for your donations and hard work. 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. David Wildes

Sunday, August 7th, we will share Holy Communion. For those who will receive the sacraments at home, please prepare a piece of bread, a cracker or rice cake and a cup of juice and join us at the table. Also, we will be receiving non-perishable food items, toiletries, and pet food for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry as we do on the first Sunday of every month. Monetary donations are also graciously accepted.

A Message from Barb Reeve:

Hello Church Family, I have enjoyed doing the flowers for the Sunday morning altar this summer and plan to continue. I’m writing now to ask if any of you have flowers or attractive branches in your yard that you would like to contribute to the Sunday arrangements? Please call me and I will be glad to come out and collect them and take it from there. Of course, any time you would like to donate purchased flowers, feel free. Just let me know that you are planning to do that any time prior to the Thursday of the relevant Sunday.

Thanks and Blessings, Barb Reeve 207 460-0527

Upcoming Birthdays and Anniversaries in August:

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.

Tiered pricing from $137 – $177. Scholarships available.

Indicate “Hancock UCC” when registering so that we are all assigned to the same cabin/s.

If you would like assistance with online registration talk with Pastor TJ.

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

Retail pickup:

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 = 8/15, 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 Historical Society – Downeast Women at Sea

Friday, August 5th 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

Deacons visit Pilgrim Lodge

A message from the Dean of the Maine School of Ministry –

MESOM is planning to offer two exciting and foundational classes on Zoom for both those preparing for authorized ministry as well as anyone – clergy or lay – seeking a quality continuing education experience:

Ministry and Mental Health and the Church - Part 2

This is a special course in pastoral and spiritual care and counseling emphasizing mental health concerns. The Covid era we are living in has highlighted these issues in a new way. The pastor or chaplain or pastoral counselor must develop abilities to work as a team with other advocates for good mental health for care seekers. Good referral skills are important and will be discussed in the class. Students will use the Case Study method to deepen their understanding and skill set in this area. (Note – you do not need to have taken Part I to enroll in Part II.) Course will be team taught by Rev. Shelly Snow and Rev. Dr. Ron Baard. Christian Ethics for the Twenty-First Century, Fall 2022 This course will focus on the basic questions of Christian ethics and morality and their relevance to current issues and perspectives. Eight sessions, on Saturday mornings: 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, / 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, 12/19: 9-12 AM. The course has four basic components: -Moral Thinking in the New Testament as relevant especially to preaching today -A classic Christian ethicist: The thought of Reinhold Niebuhr -Underrepresented voices in today’s discussions -Current moral issues Course will be taught by Dr. Phil Devenish Please watch for more information and registration regarding both of these classes coming soon on the Maine Conference website. Blessings all!

Rev. Dr. Ron Baard, Dean The Maine School of Ministry, Maine Conference UCC

Saint Andrew Lutheran Church in Ellsworth is searching for a part-time Administrative Assistant beginning in September or October 2022. Please see the attached job description and share with anyone that you think may be interested. Thank you.

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