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"first find a path, and a little light
to see by. Then push up your sleeves and start helping. Every single spiritual
tradition says that you must take care of the poor, or you are so doomed
that not even Jesus or the Buddha can help you." Anne Lamott, Plan
B, further thoughts on faith
A few celebrations:
" North Parish collected over 50 blankets for "Blanket the Community"
a request for donations from the Corner Cupboard. (the corner cupboard is
the non-food pantry located at Sanford Unitarian/Universalist church that
supports people in need with personal care items, cleaning supplies, paper
" 25 people gathered Wednesday October 15th to hear Junior High principal
Becky Brink speak about poverty in schools, a program organized by our Mission
Outreach Co. as step one towards establishing a church wide mission focus
located in our Sanford/Springvale community
" Our board of Deacons are circling up-contacting local elementary
schools to learn of the greatest need for our Advent/Christmas "Giving
" An average of 5 persons a month travel to our doors seeking emergency
help that we are able to provide through our Deacons fund. This month we
helped 2 people settle into new homes, 1 new mother received assistance
for oil and two others received help for transportation to job interviews
" The Greater Sanford/Springvale Interfaith Youth Group made 2 brand
new fleece blankets for the Corner Cupboard and their list for service projects
is longer than their list for fun fellowship.
" Caring Unlimited (our local abuse shelter) considers North Parish
it's home for holiday celebrating and their annual vigil was held in our
vestry this month.
" Every time I talk with a member of North Parish I learn of one more
person who volunteers at the food pantry or the soup kitchen or York Co.
habitat for humanity.
I'm learning that North Parish Congregational
Church, United Church of Christ in Sanford Maine is all about HELPING.
Thanks be to God
and thank you
Diane Wendorf, newly called pastor of North
Parish Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, can be reached by
calling the church office, 207-324-3163 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org
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