UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, June 9
Proposed Budget Discussion before church at 9am in the Chapel – A chance to ask questions about the budget being proposed at the annual meeting

All Church Book Discussion following church at approximately 11:30 am – We will be discussing the book, A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.

Sunday, June 16 – Annual Meeting – Annual Reports are now available on the table in the lobby.

Summer Worship – We will move to our summer worship time of 9:30 am on Sunday, July 7.

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

There are several opportunities available to serve on church committees, including one open position on Trustees and 3-4 open positions on Deacons. Joining either of these groups is a great way to increase involvement in the church (the time commitments are not onerous), get to know your fellow parishioners even better and have a good time. If people are interested in serving on either of those committees they should contact Sue Inches at [email protected] for additional information on responsibilities and terms for Trustees, and Art Bell at [email protected] for additional information on Deacons.

FELLOWSHIP

Christmas Crafters – Friday, June 7 from 10:00-12:00 pm in Fellowship Hall. We will be making mini button flower vases, and/or painting wooden table top trees (no experience necessary- stripes, very simple). If you have questions please call Kathy Smith at 781-5597.

CLAM FESTIVAL NEWS

Clam Festival Book Drop Begins – On Saturday, June 1 you may begin bringing in books for the Clam Festival. Please leave them at the back door of the church boxed or bagged (no loose books please) on the pallets where you see the sign. Please only drop off books in good condition. No mold or musty smelling books or hard covers with broken spines. We do not accept textbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries, diet books, or books about parenting, health or self -help as they do not sell.

Pie Booth – It’s not to soon to start thinking about baking pies for the Clam Festival! Last year, we found that limiting the number of TYPES of pies to about 15 types worked quite well. We hope to need about 500 pies over the weekend. Pies can be made up to 6 weeks ahead of time and frozen. Please remember to let your pies COOL completely. They should then be wrapped in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil as well. Freezers in the Undercroft will be available the beginning of June. Please label the type of pie. Sometimes it is difficult to tell what kind they are. We ask that you limit your pies to the following: Apple | Blueberry | Strawberry Rhubarb | Toll House | Peach | Key Lime | Chocolate Cream | Peach Blueberry | Raspberry| Custard | Cherry | Pecan | Lemon Meringue | Pumpkin | Brownie

We truly appreciate all the time, effort and cost that goes into all the pies that are made every year and hope that you will continue to contribute to what some people consider the “Best Food Booth at the Festival”!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Liz Reinsborough at [email protected]

The Pink Elephant -The gray tent is now set up in the back of the church off Storer Street to accept items. We accept furniture, household and kitchen items, sports equipment, toys, games, crafts, appliances, etc. Remember all appliances should be in working order. WE DO NOT ACCEPT any clothes (except hats, belts, and shoes) and NO computer equipment of any sort. We also need more helpers to sort and price (no experience necessary) and any amount of time is appreciated since several of our longtime sorters are unable to help this year. The Pink Elephant brings in a substantial part of the Clam Festival proceeds for the church and we really need people to step up if this is to continue. For any questions or to sign up to be a sorter, please contact Mary Thorp at 846-3203 or email her at: [email protected]mail.com.

REQUESTS

NYA Looking for Host Families
NYA has about 15 international students that do home stays. Currently we have students from China, Austria, Germany, and Canada. We are looking to grow that population to about 25 students over the next couple of years. We are seeking potential host families. Host families take on the role as surrogate parents during the child’s stay. These are really great kids and this can be a rewarding cultural experience for families, whether they currently have children of their own in the home or not. It is a commitment only for a year, but ideally families stay with the students over their high school careers. A monthly stipend is provided to host families as well. For more information contact the church office.

Looking for a Rental House
We have someone who is looking for an Apartment to rent for the rest of the year as their house burned down in Yarmouth last week. They need a place for two people and a dog. If anyone knows of a rental possibility in Yarmouth or North Yarmouth please contact the office and we will put you in touch with them.

Yarmouth March for the Ocean
Second annual, school-sanctioned (non-political) Yarmouth March for the Ocean (YM4O) on June 8th from 9:30-10:30 am on Cousins Island (beginning with beach activities and displays at Sandy Point Beach), with a walk (“march”) to Madeleine Point, a distance of 1.5 miles.

To CELEBRATE and EDUCATE about our one precious ocean!
PARKING: Along Cousins Street and on Madeleine Point Road. BEST option: We’ve been granted special permission to use the power plant turnaround lot on the corner of Wharf Road and Cousins Street with FREE shuttle service! Please consider earth-friendly ways, like carpooling, to join us for YM4O. Please see the YM4O website for details, guidelines and the RSVP form at https://bit.ly/2IjkjEH

UPCOMING WEEK

Wednesday, June 5
Staff Meeting – 9:30 am
Chair Yoga – 9:30 am
Food Pantry – 5:00 pm

Thursday, June 6
Royal River Academy Rehearsal – 9:30 am
Under 2s – 10:30 am
Yarmouth High School Rehearsal – 12:30 pm
317 Local Vocals – 6:30 pm
Yarmouth High School Convocation – 7:30 pm

Friday, June 7
Food Pantry – 10:00 am
Christmas Crafters – 10:00 am
Royal Academy Graduation – 6:00 pm

Sunday, June 9
Proposed Budget Discussion – 9:00 am
Worship – 10:00 am
All Church Book Discussion – 11:30 am
Parenting Class – 4:00 pm
Christina M. Recital – 5:30 pm

Monday, June 10
Friendship House Delivery
Food Pantry Steering Committee – 5:30 pm
317 Main Board Mtg – FH – 5:30 pm
Search Committee – 6:30 pm
AA – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, June 11
Food Pantry – 10:00 am
Scouts – FH – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, June 12
Staff – 9:30 am
Chair Yoga – 9:30 am
Food Pantry – 5:00 pm
Deacons – 6:30 pm

Weekly News for June 5