HHUMC Highlights, Thursday, August 23

HHUMC Weekly Highlights

Thursday, August 23, 2012




Prayer-Grant , O Merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (excerpted from p. 232 Proper 16, Collects: Contemporary, The Book of Common Prayer. Church Publishing Inc. New York. Copyright 1979)


Scripture for Sunday

Psalm 84          pp. 472-473. NRSV

1 Kings 8: (1,6, 10-11) 22-30, 41-43              pp. 271-273, NRSV

Sermon: “Solomon’s Temple”

Worship Assistants: August 26

Lector-Elizabeth Clark

Acolyte: Nick Gauthier

Greeter: Laurie March

Ushers: Bob and Cynthia Sousa, David Ledford

Nursery Helper: Angela Damboise

Counters: Gloria Lee and Angela Damboise

Fellowship: Finance Committee


Ellingwood’s Wood Corner:

August 26-Linda Mosley

September 2, 2012-Holy Communion with Pastor David Nicol. 10 am church meeting for quarterly business.

September 9-Linda Bright

Please pray for the following:

Mapleton                     Dot Matson

Mars Hill                     Sue Brown

Mattawamakeag          Leon Robinson

Milbridge                    Lyn Blevins



Next week will be the last week of summer hours. Monday, September 3 office will be closed for Labor Day. Office will return to regular hours on Tuesday, September 4.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 8:30 am to 2 pm

Tuesdays-8 am to 11:30 am. Fridays-office closed

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

“Breathing Under Water” group meets Wednesday evenings at 7 pm after evening prayer service in the choir room.

Worship Committee will meet Sunday, September 2 at 10:30 am in the church library.

Christian Formation-

Pastor Reeni Cipullo, associate pastor of Christian Formation needs volunteers for church school on the following dates: August 26, and September 2.  Please contact Pastor Reeni directly at maureen.cipullo@yahoo.com.

September 9th will be Rally Day. In addition to the start of Sunday school we will be presenting bibles to kids in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. We will also have a “Backpack Blessing” during our worship service. Please have your kids bring their school backpack to church with them to have it blessed for the new school year. Each family will receive a sheet of “Blessings” that can be put in your child’s lunchbox or backpack.

R U Ready for MessFest? Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 9 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm, for all youth 5th-12th grades. see: https://hhumchighlights.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/r-u-ready-for-mess-fest/

Hampden Neighborhood

Food Cupboard

Needs Our Help in September:

Laundry Detergent     Dish Soap

Hot Cereal                   Juice

Cold Cereal                 Coffee

Pancake Mix               Canned Soups

Spaghetti Sauce          Pasta

Powdered Milk           Evaporated Milk

Peanut Butter              Jellies and Jams

Canned Meat              Canned Beans

Macaroni and Cheese

Health and Beauty Products

Soap                            Tooth Paste

Toilet Paper                 Diapers size 4-6

Baby wipes

The Twenty Year Challenge

September is the month that Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church supports our local food cupboard.  The needs of our community change with the seasons, children go back to school and receive breakfast and lunch there, but elders who have eaten from their gardens all summer come back, family members who worked out of town all summer return.  The need for healthy, easy to prepare foods continues with an emphasis on proteins: canned meats and fish, peanut butter, baked beans, quick meals and low sugar fruits.  The Hampden Neighborhood Food Cupboard turns 20 this year; can we collect 200 items each week in September to fill the shelves for the coming cold months? 

An additional reminder that non-food essentials such as toilet paper, soap, detergent, laundry soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and feminine hygiene items are not available with food stamps.  Please add these very necessary items to your grocery cart.


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