HHUMC weekly highlights 11/23/2011

HHUMC Weekly Highlights
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
New website: http://www.hampdenhighlands.me
New blog: https://hhumchighlights.wordpress.com

Worship for Sunday, November 27-First Sunday of Advent
Ellingwood’s Corner UMC-
Lay preacher-Deb Calderwood
Worship Assistants:
Communion Stewards: Shirley Fontaine and Deanna Philbrick
Lector: Virginia Ledford
Acolytes: J.W. Harriman and Avery Clement
Greeter: Noel March
Ushers: Brad and Sue Wills
Nursery Helper: Amy Clement
Counters: Marilyn Boulier and Gloria Lee
Prayers for:
*Guilford Stephen Dean
*Hampden Highlands David Nicol
*Hodgdon Dale Buchanan
*Houlton Naomi Sam Kpakra

Advent Study four week study “Shine! Light for All People’s by Patricia Farris, will begin on November 27, we will meet at 9 am on Sunday mornings.

This Sunday, November 27 is Methodist Student Sunday. Special offering envelopes will be in the bulletin.

This Sunday, November 27, Mt. View Choir “Carols in the Round 2011” concert in the Sanctuary at 4 pm. Please join us. Items are needed to make bagged meals for the choir members-deli meats, cheeses, chips, crackers, fruit and desserts.

The Youth group would like to say thank you to all those who donated items and money to ship the boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The Youth group packed 20 boxes. This is great mission work from HHUMC. Youth Group will leave early from church today to deliver Operation Christmas Child boxes to the drop off point in Winterport. Additionally, youth group will meet from 5-7 pm later today. Youth group is contact is: Elizabeth Clark if you have any questions violinlizzy@aim.com

Thank you to all who helped with last week’s Christmas Fair.

There will be an all church meeting on Sunday, December 18 following 10 am worship. The agenda is as follows: budget for 2012 and nominating committee slate for the class of 2014.

Christmas Pageant will be held on Sunday, December 18 at 4:30 pm with a reception to follow. Practices and rehearsal for the pageant will take place during normal Sunday School time during the month of December. Sunday school will not meet Sunday, December 25.

HHUMC is hosting the Mt. View Singers “Carol in the Round 2011” next Sunday, November 27 at 4 pm. Once again, we will be making bagged meal for the Mt. View singers. The following items are needed: deli meat, cheese slices, bread/rolls, condiments, fruit, chips/pretzels, cookies or brownies. Please leave items in the kitchen before the concert.
This year’s pageant will be the “The Reluctant Innkeeper” and will be held on Sunday, December 18th at 4:30 pm. Please join us for the pageant and for refreshments afterwards.
There will not be Sunday School on Sunday, December 25 Christmas Day.
If you would like to a Sunday School teacher or help with this year’s pageant, contact Reeni at 207-852-5985 or maureen.cipullo@yahoo.com

Confirmation Class:
Confirmation classes will begin in mid-January and will be held for 16 weeks. We will be using a new confirmation curriculum called “Credo”. Reeni Cipullo is hoping to have confirmation classes from 9 am to 11 am. If you are interested in being confirmed or to be a mentor for a child being confirmed please let Reeni know.

Bible Studies:
Reeni would like to have a bible study/book study available throughout the year. If you are interested in leading a small group bible study/book study, contact Maureen.Cipullo@yahoo.com

Outreach is collecting Christmas gifts for Spruce Run and Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center.
Outreach Committee is again collecting Christmas Gifts for Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center and Spruce Run.
Dorothea Dix Please do not wrap gifts
Toiletries: shampoo, deodrant, lipstick, eye shadow, blush and travel soaps
Men’s and Women’s Clothing
Sweat pants and sweat shirts
nightgowns and pajamas
Men’s t-shirts
casual shirts
warm-up suites
quilted and flannel shirts
sports water bottles
cribbage boards
pocket calendars
search a word puzzle books
playing cards
board games
journals (blank lined or unlined)
non-spiral notebooks
gift certificates and cards to restaurants, etc.
portable cd players.
Holiday Wish lIst for Spruce Run:
Bath towels, bath rugs, shower curtains
answering machines
cleaning supplies
laundry soap and softener
gas cards
any gift cards
Art supplies
tonka trucks, dolss/barbies
Leap Frog pre school touch books
Leap Frog learning toys
Sports equipment (gloves, bats, balls, etc.)
snow tubes


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