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PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

 Please come and join our members each Friday at noon in  Fellowship Hall for our Prayer Sshawl Ministry. 

We knit and crochet beautiful shawls for people who are ill or going through a difficult season in their life, while enjoying prayer and fellowship.

Donations are welcome to be used towards the purchase of yarn.
 
BCC Women's Book Group

The women of the congregation have started a book reading group.  Our first book will be The Women of Easter by Liz Curtis Higgs.  We will start reading at the beginning of Lent and then come back together right before Lent to have a special tea and discuss our thoughts on the book.

Please contact us for updated information.
YEARLY EVENTS

Potluck and Yankee Swap
Lent
Ash Wednesday
Psalm Sunday
Maunday Thursday
Easter Breakfast
Good Friday
Taste of Chocolate
Baccalaureate Service
Old Home Weekend
Harvest Supper
Spaghetti Supper
Annual Auction & Bean Hole Supper
Advent
Christmas Tree lighting
Hanging of the Greens
Christmas Pageant
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service


Please contact Audrey Chadwick with any calendar / event questions.

Church Secretary Audrey Chadwick
News / Prayer List /General Information
EMAIL 
[email protected]
 



COMMITTEE MEETING

Social Committee
 - Meets the first Tuesday of the month.

Standing Committee
 - Meets the second Sunday of the month after coffee hour and fellowship.

Diaconate
 - Meets the third Sunday of the month, following the Coffee Hour.

Food Cupboard
 - Collection is the first Sunday of the month.

Pastoral Relations Committee
 - Meets, as needed, every other month following the Diaconate meeting.

Men's Bible Study
Sundays at 9 a.m.


Choir Practice
Please contact us for updated schedule.

Thank you

2018 IN REVIEW

 *In the Spring, together with members of the area Homemakers Extension group, church members worked to stitch, crochet and bind more than 50 blankets for the Linus Project (a national program with local chapters) to provide blankets to children and adults in times of crisis or emergency.
 
*Old Home Sunday this year celebrated the influence of the Swedish community in the life of the church and the community.  All women and girls in attendance received a daisy upon arrival to the service.  Young women bedecked in daisy wreaths processed during the prelude and candle lighting and represented the virtues of hospitality, grace, and friendship. On Saturday night, after a supper of bean-hole-beans, a musical program and sing-a-long was given by Susan Bushnell, Ralph and Averill Lovely.
 
*Violet Grant, lifetime church member, was recognized for her many decades of faithful service to the church and was elevated to the position of Deacon Emeritus.
 
*In September we hosted a free “Touch a Truck” event with LOTS of trucks, games, sno-cones and ice cream.  We were blessed with many rescue and safety vehicles for kids to climb in and on and around. This year new additions included a sled dog truck (complete with sled dogs, their handlers, and equipment), a Shrine mini tractor trailer truck and cotton candy!
 
*In October we joined with the Brownville Elementary School, the Brownville Town Rec Department, and parents and teachers in “Table Top Trick-or-Treating” handing out candy to area children on Halloween.
 
*A new Welcome Brochure was created and is now available for visitors and anyone who would like to know about the ministries of our church.
 
*Our lobby (the area that connect the sanctuary to the Fellowship Hall) was re-organized,  and two of our smaller, historic pews were placed opposite the side doors to create an inviting sitting area for guests, visitors and people with tired feet.  This was just one of MANY projects undertaken by our revitalized property committee.
 
*Church members participated in the Walk to End Alzheimers as well as a walk to support families and children with autism.
 
*Benevolences this year went to support groups both within and outside of Piscataquis County that work to end domestic violence.
 
*This year’s Annual Report was dedicated to Walter and Judy Macdougall.