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HHUMC Weekly Highlights
Thursday, March 29, 2012
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Prayer: Glory to God, and praise and love be ever, ever given; by saints below and saints above, the church in earth and heaven. –Charles Wesley, 1739, p. 55 UMH
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Worship Assistants-
April 1, 2012-Palm Sunday
Communion stewards-Jeanne Stratton and Linda Mosley
Lector: Linda Mosley
Acolytes: Eleanor Prescott and Cara Whitmore
Greeters: Elaine Lewis and Laurie March
Ushers: Rick and Vicky Churchill
Nursery Helper: Celeste Hanish
Counters: Kathy Gallupe and Gloria Lee
Fellowship: Finance Committee

Ellingwood’s Wood Corner:
Kelly Santiago is the lay speaker on Sunday, April 1 (Palm Sunday) 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 the following:
• Gray Memorial, Caribou Tom Bentum
• Guilford Stephen Dean
• Hampden Highlands David Nicol
• Hodgdon Dale Buchanan

The deadline for Easter flowers is Sunday, April 1. Please drop off the form in the offertory basket or in the slot next to the church office door. Thank you.

Adult Bible Study has moved to Sundays at 9 am.

Worship Committee will meet Sunday, April 1 at 11:30 am after worship in the library.

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

Join us for April 8 Easter Sunday, at HHUMC, instead of regular Sunday School, we will have activities for the kids and an outside Easter egg hunt. Due to a numerous number of children with food allergies, we will not be filling any of the Easter eggs with candy. The eggs will be filled with stickers, silly bands, bouncy balls, erasers etc. A collection box for plastic Easter eggs and prizes to fill the eggs will be set up in the fellowship hall.

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 last day for tax help will be Saturday, April 7.

Holy Week and Easter Events and Worship
Palm Sunday, April 1
9 am-ECUMC Worship
10 am-11 am-HHUMC Worship & Sunday School

Maundy Thursday, April 5, 7 pm
At Ellingwood’s Corner UMC, Winterport

Good Friday, April 6 , 7 pm
at Hampden Highlands UMC, Hampden

April 8
ECUMC Sunrise Service
Sun, April 8, 6:30am – 7:00am @
Blueberry Hill in Winterport
Easter breakfast at Ellingwood’s Corner
Sun, April 8, 7:00am – 8:30am
Worship at Ellingwood’s Corner UMC
Sun, April 8, 8:30am – 9:30am

HHUMC Worship Easter
Sun, April 8, 10am – 11am
w/ Easter activities for children including an Easter Egg Hunt

Mark your calendars….
Trustees will meet Sunday, April 15 at 11:30 am in the church library.

Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet at the home of Deanna Philbrick on Tuesday, April 17.

Christian Education will meet the third Wednesdays of the months. Next meeting is April 18 at 6 pm. If you need childcare, e-mail Reeni at Maureen.Cipullo@yahoo.com

Join us for the “Third Friday Potluck and Activities Night” which will be held Friday, April 20 starting at 5 pm. Please include a card with your potluck dish, listing all ingredients. Several of the families in church have a person/persons with food allergies. Thank you.

Outreach Committee will meet on Sunday, April 22 at 11:30 am in the church library.

In celebration of Mother’s Day this year, Outreach committee invites all of you to again help in collecting items for the Indian Women’s Mission on Indian Island, Old Town. Indian Women’s Mission was founded over forty years ago to help female members and families of the Penobscot Nation on Indian Island and in surrounding areas. Here is your chance to help, there will be a cradle on the altar beginning April 15 through Sunday, May 6. Items needed are: cloth and disposable diapers, baby clothes, including homemade hats and booties, receiving blankets, nursing supplies, and bath items. Any other item you can think of that new mom and infant would need. The church outreach committee will hold a baby shower in the fellowship hall on May 13 (Mother’s Day). This is an exciting and practical way to help those in our communities.

Youth Group will meet on April 22 from 5 to 7 pm.

Please join us in supporting Native American Ministries Sunday…April 22, 2012. Your generosity has helped young people discover a new world and encouraged service. Through support of Native American Ministries Sunday, congregations become stronger, seminarians are prepared to serve, and communities are served. Your giving also supports Native American ministries of annual conferences. Learn more at: http://www.umcgiving.org/NAMS.

Bean Supper will be held on Saturday, April 28 from 4:30 pm to 6 pm, a sign up poster will be set out in the fellowship hall soon.

The Landscaping committee will meet Saturday, April 28 at 8 am.

Please join us as we burn some sneaker rubber for the Hike for the Homeless on Saturday, April 28 starting at Hampden Academy, 1 Main Road. Registration starts at 8 am, walk begins at 9:45 am to the Bangor Waterfront. This is one the biggest fundraisers for the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.

Please join us for a VBS meeting on Sunday, April 29 after worship in the 3rd/4th grade classroom. VBS-This year’s vacation bible school theme is Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity. Dates are: Sunday, July 15-Thursday, July 19 from 6 pm to 8 pm. We will kick off VBS with a cook-out at 5 pm on July 15.

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