Hancock UCC Weekly Messenger for September 3, 2023
Go forth for God, go to the world in love;
strengthen the faint, give courage to the weak;
help the afflicted; richly from above
God's love supplies the grace and power we seek.
Join us in our Sanctuary at 9:00 a.m. oron Facebook Live for the summer months.
You will be able to watch the service on Facebook Live in real time
or watch the recording on Facebook or YouTube .
Find us at Hancock UCC | Hancock ME | Facebook or
on YouTube at Hancock UCC - YouTube
Next Sunday, September 10th we will return to our 10:00 am worship service time.
Choir Rehearsals will start on September 10 at 9:15 am. All are welcome!
Upcoming meetings, events, and opportunities
Fall Handbell Ringing Because of travel and Play commitments this Fall, handbell practices won’t start until mid October. Here’s the plan: Rehearsals Sundays after church 11:30–12:15ish Oct. 22, 29 and Nov. 5th playing a Thanksgiving tune on Nov. 12th (Annual Meeting date). Then resuming rehearsals Nov. 19, and Dec. 3, and 10th, playing our Christmas selections on Sunday, Dec 17th . (We can discuss playing on Christmas Eve, but Pat S. will be gone.) We need 7 participants to commit to a majority of these rehearsals to be able to ring. Please call Pat Summerer at 963-7182 if you are interested. Thank You. If you are a new ringer, or just curious to find if this is something you’d like – we can have a beginner’s exploratory practice on Sept. 17th after church. Please consider joining us. It’s fun and rewarding to be part of a group playing to the Glory of the Lord without being judged for your expertise. Again, please call Pat if you would like to try ringing!
Our meetings are open to all. If you would like to attend a meeting, please let Vicky know and she will provide the Zoom link, or you are welcome to attend in person.
Council meets Friday September 1st at Noon.
Christian Education team meets Wed. Sept. 6th at 12:30
Deacons meet Friday, Sept. 8th at Noon
At our recent Deacons meeting we unanimously agreed to donate $100.00 from the Minister’s Discretionary Fund to the UCC Disaster Relief Fund for victims of the wildfires in Hawaii. We invite you to consider making a donation of your own.
September Birthdays and Anniversaries
07: *Rohanna* Madigan 08: *Tamara* Crowley 08: *Jane Coffin*
09: Parker Fuller 11: *Kenny* Stratton 14: Roger & Denise Chandler
15: *Nancy* Cooledge 15: *Priscilla* Hirschenhofer 16: Jaimie & Gina Tansey
19: *Tony* Burkart 19 *Joey* & Morgan Espling
20: *Cliff* Manchester 20: *Jim* Singletary
The Crabtree Family has announced that Steve’s Memorial Service (he died August 9th)
will be held on Hancock Point in the summer of 2024.
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
Prayers for the family and friends of Dave Marden who died August 26th.
Prayers for the family and friends of HelenThomsen who died July 8th.
Prayers for Jane Preble; William in hospice care; Sue Davies; Coulter; Debbie & Lincoln & son-in-law Aaron, daughter Ashley, and granddaughter Brielle; Prayers for Kenny Stratton; Joy & David & Lori; Amy Nickerson; John Wood; Jim Snyder; Mike and Cindy Merritt; Sandy Phippen; Bruce’s sister Lynn; Renata’s sister-in-law Joanne; Austin’s cousin Danny; Liz & Jim; Margaret B; Betty & her step-daughter Mollie; Debbie and Hollis Maddocks and her Aunt Linda Reed; Tom & Judy’s son Andrew and his family;
Prayers of strength and healing for all awaiting diagnoses and for all recovering from surgeries; Prayers for all individuals and families experiencing addictions; for all caregivers;
prayers for all that are unsafe, unhoused, hungry & in need of care & compassion;
and for all that is in your heart…
Women’s Fall Weekend at Pilgrim Lodge
Deans: Pam Burnham and Rev. Dr. Mariah Hayden
Come join us for a rejuvenation of heart, mind, and soul at PL in the lovely fall!
The official program will begin on Friday, September 15 with dinner - Sunday, September 17, but there is an option to arrive Thursday afternoon, September 14, with dinner, breakfast and lunch available at camp for an unstructured 24 hours of decompress time. Register for Thursday through Sunday to include the unstructured retreat time or Friday through Sunday for just the official retreat. Programming, singing, eating, sharing, worshiping, LAUGHING, and memory-making with new and old friends alike will be provided by Deans Pam & Mariah.