St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church
Blue Hill ~ Maine
June 29, 2018
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ---Harriet Tubman
St. Francis by the Sea
Sunday, July 1
Dress-up Fun Sunday
Friday, July 13
Community Dinner for Food Challenged
Sunday July 29
Coffee Hour for
after 10 AM Service
aturday, August 11
St. Francis Fair
Sunday, August 19
final 8 am service for 2018
Sunday, August 26
St. Francis Annual Meeting
We Pray for
Those in the Armed Services
Those with July Birthdays
Sunday, July 29
Toys, Dolls, Bikes. Games, Stuffed Animals
All contributions are very welcome and needed for the children...everything will go home with our local children!
(New or Gently Used, please)
A jar will be available if you wish to contribute to a new kid's bike.
A belated but heartfelt...
Happy Fathers Day!!!
Confession of Faith in a Time of Turmoil
The past three Sundays of Adult Forum were well attended (over thirty participants each Sunday.)
Incredibly, this strong-willed gathering full of clergy, visitors, and all the rest of us, was also well-behaved!
That excellent discussion is expected to lead to more opportunities in the near future.
*FYI: It was great to have Claudia back to lead Adult Forum. Her surgery this week went well and she is on the mend!
Drop it off
July the First, 10 am
From our Fair Chair, Mary Hartley,
"Scour your jewelry box, check out your stuff!"
Bring anything -or wear it- that could be donated such as scarves, purses, and jewelry.
Wear that great hat!
A Challenge to our Men!
Will the casual men in our church bring or wear their finery??
Even a funky umbrella?
Or homburg or belt?
An old watch or cufflinks?
The Jewel Box
has a wonderful new Chairwoman!
Donna wants all kinds of jewelry from single earrings to broken bracelets to bits and pieces with rhinestones. Really nice pieces are very welcome and carefully appraised.
is currently collecting jewelry, scarves, hats and purses. You can bring them any Sunday or drop them off on
Back for a Second Year...
maybe the best Fair Partner ever!
Diana... and Mary...and Kane, who is an Akbash!
With annual intake of 500 cats and 110 dogs, and hundreds of cheery volunteers (some fulfilling Community Service), it was no surprise to see the energetic work of
Hancock County SPCA
volunteers at the St. Francis Fair last year.
They gave to us- and we gave to them-$8400. They brought trucks, strong arms, and a lot of fun to the fair.
The gifts of
to the community are huge, including companion dogs, spaying and neutering, vet assistance, and much more.
Sarah Everdell has also mentioned the important benefits of animal adoptions as real contributors to greater mental health wellness.
This past year
gave this Hancock County SPCA
of loving care and careful assistance with adoption.
We are blessed to have such willing hands to assist with every aspect of the St. Francis Fair.
The St. Francis Fair is still in much need of a
is merrily driving here!
Please be in touch with
(702-0010) if you can help!
Joe's Garage is open for business and already receiving...JUNQUE! Bring it on! Tools are welcome at Joe's Garage, too, on his side porch.
Books are beginning to flow into the church!
Marcia Fenn, co-chair with Julie Boardman
, is collecting books at her home. If you have a large number of books, call her (359-2154) and take them to her home.
However, you are welcome to drop off books at the church. Bags are available there.
Behind the scenes...
H.O.M.E. workers picked up baby equipment this week which included cribs, bedding, mattresses, sheets and a high chair. St Francis Fair does not accept some of these and it was a bit of wonderful pre-fair activity and some terrific donations from one of our summer parishioners. Baby items are in high demand at H.O.M.E. and other shelters.
A Fun Day with Hancock County SPCA!
2018 St. Francis Fair — Designated DROP OFF Areas
– Joe’s barn, 13 Hales Hill Road, Sedgwick
Jewelry and Scarves
– at the church or to Mary Hartley
– Joe’s Garage
– Joe’s barn on the side porch.
– Contact Milissa LaLonde at 469-2155
NO broken, rusty, nasty items
NO child car seats
NO FLAMMABLE ITEMS
It is also helpful if folks bring their donations in boxes or bags and stack them as efficiently as possible. Thank you!