Announcements – April 25, 2021

From our deacon, Peggy Day Please consider going to the Partners for Peace web page and making a donation. Puritan will match every donation made up to $5000 until the end of the month.

Fund Raiser in the Making St. Patrick’s is considering selling Hannaford gift cards as a fundraiser for the church. The gift cards cost the same as if you bought them at the store but the church receives 5% of the amount of each card. It is a way to raise funds without it costing anyone any extra. Before making a final decision to participate in this program the Vestry would like to confirm if the congregation is interested in purchasing these gift cards. Please let Pat know if you would buy these cards and what denomination(s) you would generally purchase (i.e., $25, $50, $100) Clynk update. As of the beginning of April the Clynk account balance is $51.95. We are half way toward our next $100 goal. As before, when we reach this goal we will withdraw the $100 and donate it to support a community outreach program.

Holyoke Street Neighborhood Garden is gearing up for the growing season. You can help by contacting Mary Ann Perry at 570-3113 or You might know someone who would also like to participate. We will be receiving compost mix at the end of April or first of May so will begin to prepare for planting then. You might like to help once or on a regular basis by prepping the beds, planting, weeding, watering, and of course harvesting. We also will need a list of people interested in receiving produce. Many hands make light work. Flower beds are looking good right now, but Ellen Fisher needs consistent help to maintain them throughout the growing season. Please offer to be a summer gardener. Contact Ellen at

Columbia Street Luncheon is May 2 Columbia St. Lunch for the homeless is now going to be a warm meal again! When it is our turn on May 2nd , we will be offering chicken casseroles with green beans, rolls,pickles, and fruit. Dessert will be bread pudding topped with whipped cream. We will need help with the casseroles and fruit. Email or call Ellen Fisher if you are willing to do so.( or 207- 944-7656)Thanks.

Lloyd Day’s Graveside Service Lloyd Day’s graveside service will be 2:00 pm Friday May 14, 2021 at Lawndale Cemetery on Stillwater Ave in Old Town. The post-service reception is still in the planning phase

Greetings from Food AND Medicine!

We’d like to encourage everyone in our congregation to become a part of the Food AND Medicine in 2021. You can do this by becoming a member, making a donation, or volunteering. Food AND Medicine (FAM) is an organization focused on building a caring and compassionate community, that seeks to include all faiths and folks from all walks of life.

 FAM’s motto is “solidarity not charity,” and they have lived by that motto through nearly 20 years of standing up for a community where people aren’t forced to choose between food, medicine, or other basic necessities. A community where low income families have a voice about about the issues that affect them, and community members can organize to advocate for their needs, and to provide mutual support to one another in times of trouble. At the onset of the pandemic, Food AND Medicine emerged as a powerful community resource-placing volunteers at local food pantries, delivering food and supplies, building support networks for their members, and creating a robust meal program which benefits farmers, local restaurants, workers, and anyone struggling during this time.

FAM has proven to be a vital community organization. We want to show them the support they have shown all of us over the years. All dues are on a sliding scale, $0 to whatever you wish to contribute. There are NO barriers EVER to being a part of this community! Please consider joining their ranks or making a contribution today. Thank you!