Announcements

 

Please join us next week at First Congregational Church in celebrating “Souper Bowl Sunday!” We will be collecting cans of soup (and non-perishable food items) for the Yarmouth Food Pantry. Show your support for our community and our defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots!

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We will once again be having Wednesday evening Lenten services at 7 P.M. each week from Ash Wednesday until Holy Week.  The service will be devotional in nature and should only last about 30 to 40 minutes.  Special music will be at every service.  Emphasis is on preparing our hearts and souls for the Celebration of Holy Week and Easter Day.  Come as you are and expect a blessing. 

Also, we will once again have a Fish Fry on Friday evenings, and we will have our annual Palm Sunday breakfast.  Holy Week will highlight a Maundy Thursday service, a community Good Friday service at a local church, and of course, two worship services on Easter Day, 9 and 11 am. 

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Our Friday Night Fish Fry will begin on the first Friday of Lent, February 16, and continue for six Fridays until March 23. Serving will begin at 5:30 p.m. The cost will be $10 per person, with a max of $25 per family. Volunteer servers, cashiers and dessert makers are needed; please see Ray Beaton.

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The Thrift Shop will reopen on Wednesday, February 14. Your gently used donations are always welcome anytime the shop is open: Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm.

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This year the annual meeting of the NACCC will be held in San Diego.  Each year we participate in a missionproject during the conference.  This year we will bepreparing the pieces to make shoes for Sole Hope that will be going to Uganda.  We will need used jeans.  I will be collecting these jeans to take to San Diego in June.  If you have a pair or two to donate, there will be a basket outside the church office for your donation.  Any size is OK but clean is a must, and no stretchy jeans please.  Thanks for your help! 

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Want to get more involved with your church in the new year? How about practicing your public speaking skills before a supportive audience? We have opportunities for new ushers and lectern readers! Please contact Carolyn Thompson (lectern) or Judy Barrows (ushers) to learn more about these volunteer positions.

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June, Melodi, and Pastor Mark would love to see some new people join the choir! Melodi says she can teach ANYONE to sing! Just show up any Thursday evening at 7 pm and give it a try!