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HHUMC Highlights, Wednesday, June 27

HHUMC Weekly Highlights
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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Remember worship starts at 9 am now through September 2.

The Upper Room Thought for the Day:
Those in pain need our presence more often than they need any words.
Prayer: O God, help me in this day to love and care for those you have put in my life. Amen. (The Upper Room, p. 67, June 28, James A. Brunner, AZ) (www.upperroom.org)
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Scripture for Sunday, July 1
Mark 5:21-34 and Mark 5:35-43

Worship Assistants- July 1-
Reeni Cipullo, Associate Pastor of Christian Formation
Communion Stewards: Elizabeth and Bob Clark
Lector: Jim Shue
Acolytes: Hailey Cipullo and Cara Whitmore
Greeter: Kathy Gallupe and Noel March
Ushers: Avery Clement
Nursery Helper: Amy Clement
Counters: Kathy Gallupe and Darla King
Fellowship: Memorials Committee

Ellingwood’s Wood Corner:
Pastor David Nicol, Holy Communion/Worship-July 1, 2012

Please pray for the following:
• Reeni Cipullo Hampden Highlands ¼ time, Christian Formation
• Carol Lynn Blevins Milbridge and Wyman
• George Darling Troy Union Church
• Patrice Goodwin Houlton UMC
• John Goodwin Hodgdon and Danforth

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Mark your calendars….
Don’t forget summer worship starts at 9 am; now through 9/2.

The Board of Trustees will meet on Sunday, June 24 at 10:30 am after worship in the library.

The VBS planning group will meet at 10:30 am Sunday, on July 1 and 8 in the 3rd/4th grade classroom to prepare for the upcoming VBS.

The new youth group for 5th-7th graders “Jesus and Me” (J.A.M. for short) will meet Sunday, July 8 from 5pm to 7 pm. See Lynette Dancoes, Lisa Whitmore, or Reeni Cipullo for more information.

The Strawberry Festival will be held June 30. Don’t miss the fun.

The office will be closed Wednesday, July 4.

The summer newsletter (July/August) will be mailed out Thursday, July 5 at 11 am. If you can help, call the office at 862-4195.

Summer office hours will start Monday, July 9:
Tuesdays-8 am to 11 am
Wednesday and Thursdays: 8 am to 2 pm
Office will be closed Mondays and Fridays through September 3.

Paula Baines will be on vacation July 11-16. The office will be closed during that time.

Summer Music
For the summer months, we welcome adults, youth and children to share their talents for Worship. Tricia Clark has some vocal duet books and would be glad to work with small vocal or instrumental ensembles. The signup sheet for June 10th – September 2nd is on the door as you go downstairs from the Sanctuary.

Breathing Under Water…Finding Our Anchor
Please join us for an exploration of the two halves of life using the guidelines presented in the book “Breathing Under Water” by Richard Rohr. This will introduce looking at life as ongoing growth, a journey that never ends and one that is centered in God’s ever available Graces. We will discuss growth processes into Wisdom, Serenity and a clearer understanding of God’s Intention for our life, utilizing a Twelve Step Map.
This offering will meet for fourteen Wednesdays starting July 25th at
the Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road in Hampden. For more information and registration call 862-4195, or the facilitator Bill Lagerstrom at 862-5448. This group is open to everyone interested in their spiritual development.

The Ocean is a metaphor for God.
Finding our True Self requires sinking into the Presence of God
and breathing that Pure Water.

Summer is a time of bounty in Maine, beautiful long days, growing gardens, creative energy flowing. Please share your abundance by bringing in flowers for our sanctuary and sharing your musical gifts. The flowers need not be fancy; the fields and woods share their joy too, and several boxes have been planted with flower seeds in our back garden, please pick and share with our congregation. We need anthems, in past years Jenny and a few others, could be counted on to share a poem or short reading. You need not be musical, but for those who are Tricia said she would be happy to help. Please sign up on the sheets attached to the door, at the top of the stairs heading to Fellowship Hall.

Our greater community, Frankfort, Winterport and Hampden, is blessed to have a group of Christian youth from Connecticut working on the homes of low income, elderly or disabled individuals for a week in July. We at HHUMC and ECUMC have the opportunity to meet these young people and serve them an evening meal. They will be at HHUMC for a cookout on Wednesday, July 11. The Outreach Committee is inviting you to come visit, help cook and serve and provide the ingredients for a gang of hard working and hungry young folk. Please find the
sign-up sheet on the Outreach Bulletin Board, the list will be available on line from the church office or you may contact Linda Mosley or Chris Henderson to help or contribute.

It is summer and the demands on out Neighborhood Food Cupboards are greater than ever, children are home and not able to receive breakfast and lunch at school. Both of our churches have gardens that help their respective food cupboards and our own parishioners in need. Those of us who tend the gardens would be grateful for help weeding and watering the gardens and making sure fresh, yummy items get to the food cupboards the night before the cupboards are open. Additionally, breakfast and lunch items are desperately needed: peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, tuna, spaghettios, low-sugar fruits, cereal, breakfast bars are all great choices. Thank you for your consideration of our less fortunate neighbors.

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