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
Early Summer
St. Francis by the Sea

The Calendar

Sunday Services
8 am
10 am
Choir Practice
5 pm

Sunday, July 1
Dress-up Fun Sunday
10 AM

Friday, July 13
Community Dinner for Food Challenged

Sunday July 29
Coffee Hour for
Granny's Attic
after 10 AM Service

S 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
Edward Dufresne 
Brinley Hall
Kira Hartley
Dorrine Harris
Hèrve Galy
Jennifer Hulsey 
Jackie Mayhew
Julie Nicholson
Corinne Pert
Cal Peters
John Remick
Diana Robson
Linda Slaven
Jane Story
Lauri Vainio
Galen Vainio
Persis Williams
David Witter
Ray Yardy

Those in the Armed Services    
Andy Ditmers
Brian Haley
Sean Haley
Peter McGuyer
Eric Partridge
Henry Shepley

Those with July Birthdays

Ruth Billings
Marinda Boechat
Charity Chung
Libby Cluett
Patty Deetjen
Kathy DeSilvey
Lynne Ensworth
John Faulkner
Brent Follweiler
Marty Hamblen
Jack Hooper
Jane Hooper
Kevin Hunt
Ann Joyce
Alix Kirkpatrick
Katie MacLeod
Fred Marston
Sam Nesbitt
Chris Ramsay
Jane Reinoso
Elizabeth Richardson
Carlton Russell

You are Invited!

Coffee Hour
Sunday, July 29

Toys, Dolls, Bikes. Games, Stuffed Animals
School Supplies

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
"Dress-up Sunday" 

 Sunday Service
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.

Mary Hartley is currently collecting jewelry, scarves, hats and purses. You can bring them any Sunday or drop them off on "Dress-up Sunday."

St. Francis Fair Partner
Back for a Second Year...
maybe the best Fair Partner ever!
SPCA's 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 SPCA 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 600 volunteers gave this Hancock County SPCA 5,000 hours 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 golf cart such as Robert Gallant is merrily driving here!

Please be in touch with Mary Hartley (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
Junque  – Joe’s barn, 13 Hales Hill Road, Sedgwick  is open.
Jewelry and Scarves  – at the church or to Mary Hartley 
Garden Shed  – Joe’s Garage
Children’s  — church
Books  – church 
Tools  – Joe’s barn on the side porch.
Treasure Chest  – Contact Milissa LaLonde at  469-2155   or Mary Hartley at 702-0010 or 
NO broken, rusty, nasty items
NO computers
NO child car seats
NO clothes
NO mattresses
It is also helpful if folks bring their donations in boxes or bags and stack them as efficiently as possible. Thank you!
Links to Websites of
 Special Interest: 

St Francis by the Sea  (website)

From our church office: We now have a St. Francis Facebook Page! Link below... "LIKE" our page and keep up to date on all the news and happenings!!!