Announcements – May 16, 2021

Pentecost with a welcome back to in person services 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.

Seeking participation in a fund raiser: The church is 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 a month that would be $25 in a 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. Our first order of gift cards has been submitted; we will receive them shortly. Let Rita, Pat, Paula or Sandra knows if you would like to purchase one. Thanks in advance for considering trying it at least once.

The Fundraising Committee Clynk update as of the beginning of April the Clynk account balance is $51.95. We are halfway 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.

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 contributing today. Thank you!

Our next Artful Spirit offering: Collage for Insight and Inspiration Artful Spirit is sponsoring a hands-on activity session via zoom today at 4:00 PM Sunday, May 16th that involves collage making. Pat Blethen has already sent out a description via our Google group link explaining what’s involved. It’s no too late to join in this fun, and insightful activity. No art skill required! Contact

Holyoke Street Neighborhood Garden I 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 12 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