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HHUMC Highlights Thursday, February 23, 2012

HHUMC Weekly Highlights
Thursday, February 23, 2012
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Prayer:
Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
(Book of Common Prayer, Collects: Contemporary, First Sunday in Lent, p. 218)

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HHUMC Worship Assistants for Sunday, February 26-First Sunday in Lent
Communion Stewards: Caroline Trostel and Chris Henderson
Lector: Linda Mosley
Acolytes: Andrew Howes and Grace Clement
Greeters: Kathy Gallupe
Ushers: Darla King and Rick Churchill
Nursery Helper: Celeste Hanish
Counters: Gloria Lee and Marilyn Boulier
Fellowship: SPRC

Ellingwood’s Wood Corner:
Kelly Santiago is the lay speaker on Sunday, February 26 at 9 am worship service which is the First Sunday in Lent.

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:
• Calais David Grainger
• Columbia Falls Jan Rhenow
• Corinna Angela Tarbox
• Corinth Jim Proctor
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HHUMC Adult Study will be held on Friday mornings at 9:30 am.

The March newsletter will be mailed out today at 11 am.

Sunday School: Beginning Sunday, February 26 (First Sunday of Lent), there will be Sunday School for all ages at 9 am and inter-generational worship at 10 am for the Lenten season. Will you give a little more time for this short season to grow closer to God? Adult classes will be taught by Pastor David and Reeni, and will connect with the Great Stories of Faith sermon series that will be the focus for Lent. Come, be built up by the stories of faith that make us who we are in Christ!

Join us for Craft fun for all ages next Friday, February 24 from 6 pm to 8 pm in the fellowship hall.

Bulgarian Singing Workshops- the adult workshops will resume on Monday, February 27 due to Holiday weekend. If you would like more info about these workshops you can email me ancitat10@yahoo.com. Thanks, Anne Tatgenhorst

Quilting group is meeting the Fellowship Hall Mondays at 9:30 am to 11 am until further notice.

Endowment Committee will meet at 11:30 am after worship on Sunday, February 26 in the library.

Youth Group will meet Sunday, February 26 from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Community Hymn Sing
An Old-Fashioned Community Hymn Sing will be held on Sunday, February 26 at 2:00 pm at All Souls Congregational Church, 10 Broadway, Bangor. All are invited to choose and sing hymns from the church’s recently acquired non-denominational hymnal, Worship & Rejoice. The book includes old-time favorites, historic hymns, multicultural and contemporary hymns, songs, and spirituals. The event is free and refreshments will be served afterward. Call 942-7354 for more information.

Free Tax Help
The free tax return preparation and free e-filing site will be open at HHUMC every Saturday from 9:00 to 4:00. The site will be run by Paul Andorn this year. He does not take appointments so it will be on a first come, first serve basis. Be prepared to wait your turn.
There will be two volunteers preparing returns most Saturdays. Bring your return from last year and any of the documents needed to prepare this year’s return. The volunteers also prepare small business returns; however, they do not prepare returns that have depreciation (such as rental property or businesses with depreciable assets).
The service is available to anyone no matter what age and you do not have to be an AARP member. It is open to members of HHUMC and to the general public as well.

Looking Ahead to March
Do you enjoy music and want to support a great cause? Mark your calendar for a concert fund raiser for the “Help with Hampden Fund” to be held on Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 2-4 pm. at the Hampden Congregational Church. The all women’s chorus from the University of Maine and the Bangor Area Children’s Choir will be performing at this event.

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