First Parish Weekly News


Weekly News for June 20, 2018 —

Clam Fest Volunteers!!!! On line sign up is now open. All shifts are available and there are plenty of openings for all of your friends or family to work together.

Easy online sign-up: You can also sign up on the sign up sheets in the lobby. Please know that online sign ups will take precedence. If you need help signing up please talk to Lyn in the office.

Aluminum Pie Plates – Are available in the Fellowship Hall for anyone making pies for the Clam Festival. We also have Graham Cracker crusts available.

Summer Office Hours -The church office will begin summer hours on Monday, June 25. The office will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Summer Worship  –  Worship will begin at 9:30 am starting on July 1 through September 2.

Dale and Christie are asking to transition various responsibilities of the Christmas Fair ‘Greens’ to a larger cooperative group. Come find out what’s really going on as we look to shore up the activity of arrangements and wreaths for the Christmas Fair. Open to all who have helped previously, and to all who would like to help with some aspect of the Greens. This is an organizing and discussion time, please come! Light refreshments will be served! If you can’t make it, but would like to be involved, please contact Dale Lewis, Christie Harriman, or Julie Benavides.
All Boughs and Bows and Wreath Makers, and to All Interested in this aspect of the Christmas Fair!
Date: Tuesday, June 26th 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: Fellowship Hall
Greetings Families and Friends of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church,

Prayer Vigil – This Thursday is the longest day of the year. St. Bart’s stands with other Episcopal Churches in our Diocese of Maine, and around the country as we pray for the families on the border, both parents and children, particularly those who are separated from one another, for whom every second, every minute, every hour, every day is the longest day of their lives.

Our doors will be open for prayer from 7:30am to 7:30pm this Thursday, June 21st. Prayers will be available for you to use during your visit if you so wish. If you are unable to physically be at St. Bart’s this Thursday, let’s hold these families in prayer as we go through the day. Prayers will be available on our website if you would like to pray with us virtually.

There will be an opportunity to gather and pray collectively on Thursday evening at 6:30pm.

God’s dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness, and for compassion. – Desmond Tutu
~ Nina+ and your vestry

Plates and Containers – There are still a few plates and containers that need to be picked up in the Fellowship Hall. If you donated baked goods please check to see if your plate, pie plate or container is there.

Pilgrim Lodge – Registration for Pilgrim Lodge is open. Go to for more information or to sign up.

Upcoming Week:

Wednesday, June 20
Chair Yoga – 9:30 am
Book Group – 10:00 am
Food Pantry – 5:00 pm
Trustees – 6:30 pm

Friday, June 22
Food Pantry – 10:00 am

Sunday, June 24
Worship- 10:00 am

Monday, June 25
Collators – 1:00 pm
AA – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, June 26
Food Pantry – 10:00 am
Under 2’s – 10:00 am
Bows and Boughs Transition Meeting – 5:30 pm
317 Main Local Vocals – 6:30 pm

Church Survey – We have re-opened the survey to give you more time to get yours in. The survey responses will be used to inform our profile that we will use to search for our new pastor. Hard copies are available from the church office or you can submit your answers online by clicking HERE.

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