October 30, 2011-17th Sunday after Pentecost
Lay preacher for Ellingwood’s Corner UMC will be Becky Hayes Boober
Worship assistants for HHUMC
Lector: Deanna Philbrick
Acolytes: Robert Buzzini and Nick Gauthier
Greeter: Sharon Bellerose
Ushers: Brad and Sue Wills
Nursery Helper: Barbara Miller
Counters: Gloria Lee and Sue Wills
The Northern Maine district office will be collecting flood buckets for UMCOR. All buckets must be into the church by Monday, October 31, 2011.
UMCOR Responding to Earthquake in Turkey
UMCOR is in conversation with partners in Turkey, seeking to respond to emergency needs following the 7.2-magnitude earthquake there that has caused injuries, deaths, and widespread destruction.
Food and medicine are most in demand after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake shook eastern Turkey on Sunday, leaving more than a thousand injured and at least 240 dead.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is in conversation with partner International Blue Crescent (IBC) and is seeking to help meet some of these and other needs, such as blankets, plastic sheets, and hygiene kits for survivors. For the full UMCOR news release, click here.
Your support for International Disaster Response, UMCOR Advance #982450, is urgently needed to meet both immediate and long-term needs. Please give generously.
Church Clean Up Day
We need your help Saturday, November 5th at 8:30 a.m. to help with a few projects around the church grounds. Our beds need some trimming and the grounds need some pruning. We’ll also begin clearing out some of the brush along the parking lot for better visibility to the Kennebec Road and the overall beautification of our church.
So bring your gloves and clippers and join in on the fun!
Call Laura Osborne at 862-8015 or Cynthia Buzzini at 862-3443 for more information.
“Mondays at Morna’s”-Do you like to craft? Crafting sessions for the Christmas Fair will be held Monday mornings at 9:30 am at Morna Rawcliffe’s house on the Back Winterport Road in Hampden. Any questions call Kathy Gallupe at 848-4956.
Youth Group will meet next Sunday, November 6 from 5-7pm
Volunteers for Youth Meals are needed. Sign-up sheet is in fellowship hall. One is needed for next week please, Contact: Elizabeth Clark if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellingwood’s Corner UMC located at 796 Lebanon Road in Winterport will host its last Indoor Yard Sale and Bean Supper on Saturday, November 12, 2011. The sale offers many items for sale: clothes, books, tapes, etc. The sale will be open from 9 am to 12 noon and again from 3 pm to 6 pm. Later in the day, Ellingwood’s hosts a bean supper with all the fixings from 4 pm to 6 pm. The menu includes beans, hot dogs, rolls, brown bread, refreshments and dessert. The cost for adults is $6 and it is $3 for children under 12 years of age. It is all you can eat with take-out available.
Jubilation Ringers (bell choir) will rehearse Sunday, November 6 at 8:30 am.
HHUMC’s Youth Group are putting together shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child is a project of the non-denominational evangelical organization, Samaritan’s Purse. A donation of $7 or more is recommended per shoe box to cover shipping costs. Items need to be in by November 13.
Hampden Highlands Christmas Fair is coming up next month on November 19 and its Silent Auction is in need of donated items. Items should be marked silent auction and left upstairs in the large room. For more information call Judy Rollins at 862-3129