Announcements – May 2, 2021

Pentecost with a welcome back May 23rd
The vestry has agreed that we will return to indoor services while also
continuing to offer online presence (via Zoom, Facebook and YouTube) for
those who feel more comfortable being present online. This will take place
on Pentecost Sunday, May 23rd. All Covid restrictions will apply, including
masks even if vaccinated. Stay tuned for more information from the vestry
and our Co-Wardens, Peg and Larry.
From our deacon, Peggy Day
Please consider going to the Partners for Peace web page and making a
donation. Puritan with match every donation made up to $5000 until the end
of the month.

Fund Raiser in the Making
This is a follow up to the fundraising suggestion announced last week. The
church is looking at selling Hannaford gift cards as a way of raising money
which doesn’t cost the congregation anything extra. For example if you know
that you are going to spend $50 during your weekly shopping, you could buy
a $50 gift card and the church would gain $2.50. If we sold even 10 such
cards in the course of a month that would be $25 in a pretty painless fashion.
These cards work like any other gift card. They can be used with the To Go
program. We can purchase the cards in various denominations $25 to $100
or more. Please let Pat, Rita, Paula or Sandra know if you would like to
Thanks in advance for considering trying it at least once.
Pat Blethen

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

Food and Medicine (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!

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.
St. Pat’s 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.