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9/18/2022 Weekly Messenger

Hancock UCC Weekly Messenger for September 18, 2022

Don’t ever feel discouraged, for Jesus is your friend,

and if you look for knowledge he’ll never refuse to lend.

Upcoming services and meetings

Outreach will meet September 15th at 4:00 p.m.

The choir will start rehearsing this Sunday at 9:15.

We will not rehearse on the 25th, Blessing of the Animals. Everyone is welcome! Let’s make a beginning!

Sunday, September 18 our guest pastor, Jeff Jeude will lead our worship service while

Pastor TJ and some of the women of the church are enjoying a weekend at Pilgrim Lodge.

Council will meet Tuesday, September 20th at 2:00 p.m.

Small Church Leadership Team will meet with The BTS Center on

Tuesday, Sept 20th at 4:00 p.m.

We (The Small Church Leadership Team) asked you to please join us in the sanctuary or on Zoom, September 11th prior to our 10:00 worship service for a Brainstorming session.

We wondered about re-imagining our place in our community/ies by pondering “what if…?”

Attached to this e-mail is a list of ideas that came from that brainstorming session.

Please let us know of any other ideas you might think of to add to the list.

Sunday, September 25th we will have our annual Blessing of the Animals service at 10:00 at the Hancock Town Memorial Lot located at the intersection of Route 1 and Point Rd.

All are invited to bring their pets to the informal service which will celebrate our pets

and the important roles they play in our lives.

Children are invited to participate, and all types of pets are welcome, leashed as appropriate.

If your pet does not play well with others, you may use a carrier or bring a picture. You may wish to bring a chair. In the case of inclement weather, the service will be moved to the church.

Please contact the church office at 422-3100 with any questions.

The Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry is hosting “Fill The Grand” drive September 23rd.

The pantry is asking the community to fill every seat in the historic Grand theater with bags of food and funds to support their mission: ending food insecurity for Hancock County families. Monetary donations are welcome as donor dollars go further since L&F can purchase food through partners at a competitive price. Individuals can sponsor a bag at $25. which will fill one seat in the theater. The most needed non-perishable items include soups (chicken noodle and condensed tomato), canned chicken and tuna, stuffing mix, jelly, paper towels (single pack), dog food (canned food and 5-pound dry food), cat food (canned food and 5-pound dry food), baby shampoo and ointment and adult diapers (male and female larger sizes). Loaves and Fishes hopes the event will raise $10,000. For more information about the even and how to participate, contact Leila Murphy at or 207-701-1666.

You can order free COVID-19 tests by visiting the following website: is sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation and the State of Maine.

A kit consisting of 5 individual home covid tests can be ordered each month while supplies last. Website is easy to use - name and mailing address are the only information needed.

If you need help ordering your free test kits call the church office.

September Birthdays and Anniversaries

15: *Nancy* Cooledge

15: *Priscilla* Hirschenhofer

16: *David* Wood

16: Jaimie & Gina Tansey

19: *Tony* Burkart

19: *Joey* & Morgan Espling

20: *Cliff* Manchester

20: *Jim* Singletary

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

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

Jen can be reached by email at

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