First Congregational Church

Camden, Maine

An open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ

This Week at Church

May 28, 2017

Greetings all. It’s a quiet week here at the church as Pastor Deb is on vacation and Nan is still struggling to recover from a nasty bout with an upper respiratory infection.

This Sunday we look forward to having Rev. Dick Snyder back with us in the pulpit.

The church office will be closed tomorrow and again on Monday (Memorial Day). Pastor Deb will be back in the office on Wednesday, May 31. If you should have an urgent need of Pastoral Care please contact Rev. Dick Hanks at 593-8493.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Prayer for today:

God, let all of my life be a witness to your love, and an invitation to life with you.—Quinn Caldwell



  • Liturgist: Jinx Hufnagel
  • Scripture:
    Old Testament Psalm 40: 1-8
    Gospel Mark 12: 28-34
  • Sermon: Enough      Rev. T. Richard Snyder
  • Children’s Talk: Elizabeth Lally
  • Greeter: Loel Kline
  • Deacon on Call: Bonnie White
  • Ushers: Bob Garcia, Kim Young, June Fryer, Betsy Perry
  • Coffee Hour is brought to you by Team 9: Becky Ford, Sally and Allen Fernald, Mimi Edmunds, Zella and David Walker, and George McKiernan.

Upcoming Dates

  • Sunday June 4: VOXX, Voices of Twenty, 4 p.m. Friends of Music Concert Series.
  • Thursday June 15 at 6:30 p.m.: Access to Health Care, the third in a series on key public issues hosted by our Faith and Public Issues Task Force. Speakers are Wendy Wolf, MD, recently retired CEO of the Maine Health Access Foundation and Roy Hitchings, former CEO of PenBay Health Care.
  • Thursday June 22: Women's Potluck, 6-8 pm at the home of Mimi Benedict, 120 Barnestown Road, Camden. Sign up on the Opportunities Table.

Save the Date

2017 Women's Retreat: November 3–5

A planning meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 11, 5:30–7 p.m. at Donna Crane’s home. Light refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. ( if you are interested in helping to plan the 2017 Women’s Retreat.

Debbi (sitting in for Nan!)




  • 4: Charlie Graham, Dorothea Graham, Jeff Stanclift, Ellen Stanclift
  • 11: Jean Forest, Doug Laliberte, Tony Bates, Betty Bates
  • 18: Dave Jackson, Melvin Achorn, Louis Regnier, Scott Achorn
  • 25: Elaine Davis, Nan Haid, Marty Hamalainen, Andi Hamalainen


  • 2: Chase Lasbury, Nan Lasbury, Ann Bext, Ann Rafferty
  • 9: Rita Elliott, Deb Endl, Mimi Benedict, Skip Hoblin
  • 16: Jaime Maresh, Cat Perry, Allen Fernald, Sally Fernald
  • 23: Roger Hurley, Loel Kline, John Hufnagel, Jinx Hufnagel
  • 30: Betty McFarland, Amy Rollins, Jean Nolan, Susie Luce

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