HHUMC Highlights, Thursday, August 2

HHUMC Weekly Highlights
Thursday, August 2, 2012

Remember worship starts at 9 am now through September 2.
Prayer-Almighty God, who created us in your own image: Grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil and to make no peace with oppression; and, that we may reverently use our freedom, help us to employ it in the maintenance of justice in our communities and among the nations, to the glory of your holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. (Collects: Contemporary, p. 261##22 for Social Justice. The Book of Common Prayer. Church Publishing Inc. New York. Copyright 1979.)
Scripture for Sunday
Psalm 51: 1-12 UMH 785-786
Proclamation and Response
Storyteller/Dramatist Hannah Shively
Presents “The Hat”
Featuring the illustrated Word Christian
Art Ministry by Jack Shively

Worship Assistants:
Communion Stewards: Sharon Bellerose and Shirley Fontaine
Lector: Jeri Misler
Acolytes: Owen Clement and Garrett Miller
Greeter: Sharon Bellerose and Kristin Peet
Ushers: Sheryl and J.W. Harriman
Nursery Helper: Amy Clement
Counters: Kathy Gallupe and Darla King
Fellowship: Worship Committee

Ellingwood’s Wood Corner:
August 5-Debbie Calderwood, Lay Speaker
August 12-Pastor Reeni Cipullo. Holy Communion

Please pray for the following:
Franklin St. Bucksport Peter Remick
Grace Linn Mem, Hartland Jim Boughman
Grant Mem, Presque Isle Ron Chaffee
Guilford Stephen Dean
Mark your calendars….
Don’t forget summer worship starts at 9 am; now through 9/2.
Summer Office hrs:
Tuesdays: 8 am to 11 am and Wednesdays and Thursdays: 8 am to 2 pm.

Evening prayer service will be offered Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm to 7 pm.

The Nominating/Lay development committee is looking for someone to serve as Treasurer through the end of this calendar year. Do you have the gifts needed to fill this vital role? If you or someone you know might be the right person, please see Pastor David or a member of nominating committee. Nominating/Lay Leadership Committee will meet Sunday, August 5 at 10:30 am in the church library. Agenda: find a nominee for treasurer to complete the 2012 year.

Storyteller/Dramatist Hannah Shively presents the “The Hat” on Sunday, August 5 at HHUMC’s 9 am worship service.

The Admin Council will meet Wednesday, August 8 at 7 pm.

Reminder: The deadline for the September 2012 newsletter is Wednesday, August 15. Send all submissions to hhumcme@yahoo.com

Christian Formation-
Pastor Reeni Cipullo, associate pastor of Christian Formation needs volunteers for church school on the following dates: August 5, 12, 19 and 26, and September 2. Pastor Reeni will be on vacation on August 5 and 12. Please contact Pastor Reeni directly at maureen.cipullo@yahoo.com. In other areas, Pastor Reeni is looking for old magazines to use in church school for collages.
Pastor Reeni Cipullo will hold a safe sanctuary class for all teachers, volunteers, nursery workers on Sunday August 19th from 6 – 8pm. If you are unable to make this class, please contact Pastor Reeni. A webinar, with Misty Huss from Group Publishing, will be scheduled for all teachers so they can learn about the new online curriculum “LIVE”. *We will not have a teacher training class on August 5th.*

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 offering will meet for fourteen Wednesday evenings at the Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road in Hampden.

Outreach Collecting School Supplies
HHUMC’s Outreach Committee is collecting school supplies for area children on behalf of Hampden Neighborhood Food Cupboard. Supplies will be collected through August 10. Drop off items in the bin in front of the outreach board in the fellowship hall. Supplies: colored and regular pencils, pens, crayons, glue sticks, markers, scissors for children, pencil boxes, notebooks, binders, rulers, lunch boxes, twin pocket folders with binder holes.

A note from a HHUMC member:
Penobscot Equestrian Team will hold a spaghetti dinner at the Orono Senior Center on Pine St. in Orono on Saturday, August 11 from 4:30 pm to 6 pm. HHUMC member Cailynn Goss invites you to attend this event to help raise funds for the September Special Olympics Equestrian event in Skowhegan. Thanks.

Here is a terrific way to help the Hampden Neighborhood Food Cupboard-
Buy 4 Hannaford or ‘my essentials’ brand items and earn $1 coupon.
Maximum per shopping trip: 40 items earns $10 coupon
The goal is to spend as little as possible to earn the $10 coupon.
Here are 7 needed items that cost 59 or 69 cents:
59 cent items: green beans, corn, peas, (other veggies cost more), mac n cheese, spaghetti rings (plain, no meat)
69 cent items: chicken noodle soup, tomato soup
40 of the 59 cent items cost $23.60. 40 of the 69 cent items cost $27.60.
Can you help shop? Please drop items at HHUMC or HUCC.
The promotion runs through August 18. ‘my essentials’ is the new Hannaford store brand logo.
Thanks, Sue Ann Hahn


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