HHUMC Highlights Thursday, January 19, 2012

HHUMC Weekly Highlights
Thursday, January 19, 2012

A prayer for peace in our communities excerpted from (http://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-worship/topical-prayers.aspx)
Gracious God,
We pray for peace in our communities this day.
We commit to you all who work for peace and an end to tensions,
And those who work to uphold law and justice.
We pray for an end to fear,
For comfort and support to those who suffer.
For calm in our streets and cities,
That people may go about their lives in safety and peace.
In your mercy, hear our prayers,
now and always. Amen
Worship Assistants for HHUMC
Lector: Linda Mosley
Acolytes: Andrew Howes and Eleanor Prescott
Greeter: Kathy Gallupe
Ushers: Warren Chatto and Stephen Mockler
Nursery-Celeste Hanish
Counters-Gloria Lee and Marilyn Boulier
Fellowship: Finance Committee

Becky Hayes Boober will be the lay speaker on Sunday, January 22 at Ellingwood’s Corner UMC.
Ellingwood’s Corner UMC in Winterport is offering Thursday morning bible study at 11 am. Bring your own lunch. Ellingwood’s UMC is located at 796 Lebanon Rd, Winterport, ME.

Please pray for the following:
• People’s Greenville Jct. Marilyn Rohdin
• People’s Newport Ellen Bridge
• Prospect Harbor Scott Nurse
• Ripley Stephen Dean/Glenna Dean

All are welcome to the Taize Service at 4 pm on Sunday, January 22 at the Bangor First UMC
A Taize service incorporates the ancient Christian traditions of prayer and healing with simple chant and prayers. The Taize Service is a candle-lit ecumenical worship service with scripture, meditative silence, healing prayer, and song. Through singing simple chants, the mind is quieted and the heart is opened as the song becomes prayer.

Imagine No Malaria Task Force Seeks New Members
The New England INM Task Force is seeking interested people to be part of the planning and coordinating work to support Imagine No Malaria efforts within our Conference. The New England work is part of a world wide effort by the United Methodist Church and many partner organizations to eradicate the deadly disease of malaria in the foreseeable future. Co-Chaired by Bishop Cliff Ives and the Rev. Ellen Bridge, the New England Task Force has been meeting by telephone conference call and will be developing plans for the next few months. If interested, please contact Ellen Bridge (ebridge@tdstelme.net) expressing your interest and background in this area (if any).
The Board of Trustees will meet on Sunday, January 22 after worship in the Games Room.

The Nicaragua delegation will meet Sunday, January 22 after worship in the church library.

Admin Council will meet Wednesday, January 25 at 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall.

The Jubilation Singers Voice Choir will host the annual Chicken Pie Supper on Saturday, January 28 from 4:30 pm to 6 pm. Look for sign- up sheets in the fellowship Hall in the next week. Laura Osborne is coordinating this year’s supper. The “Winter” Landscapers’ meeting has been moved to February 8 at 6:30 pm. All those interested in planting of trees, shrubs, fences and benches, etc. this is the meeting for you! Call Laura Osborne at 862-8015 for more information. The landscapers meeting will be held in the games room.

Prayer Shawl ministry will meet at the home of Deanna Philbrick on Tuesday, January 31 at 9:30 am.

Confirmation Classes will begin on January 29th. We will meet upstairs in the “drama room” from 3 -5pm. Classes will be led by Pastor David & Reeni. Confirmation is for anyone in grades 7 -12. Confirmation Day has been scheduled for May 27th (Pentecost Sunday).
We will have an overnight retreat at Camp Mechuwana February 17th – 18th. We plan on arriving at Camp Mechuwana between 4 – 5pm on Friday night and will be leaving the camp around 4pm on Saturday evening to return home. There will not be any cost to the family for the retreat. Pastor David will be making arrangements for car pooling to and from the retreat.
We will need a few adult leaders to accompany us at the retreat.
Anyone interested in participating in confirmation or helping with the retreat should contact Reeni at: 207-852-5985 or by email at: maureen.cipullo@yahoo.com
This is the schedule of classes:
January 29th: introduction and creation
February 17th & 18th (retreat): new creation, way of discipleship, way of salvation, Wesleyan quadrilateral, worship, sacraments, living a holy life
March 4th: sin and redemption
March 18th: Holy Spirit & church
April 22nd: renounce, reject & repent
May 6th: confess & I believe
May 20th: prayers, presence, gifts service, witness & going forth
May 27th: confirmation day


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