June 25, 2020 Thursday Newsletter
NOTE: There is no Vespers Service tonight. However, we just learned that
UCC is presenting a webinar concert tonight at 6 pm.
The United Church of Christ
Restoring Beauty – An Evening of Beautiful
Join the United Church of Christ for an
evening of beautiful music from gifted musicians and vocalists
TONIGHT from 6:00–7:30 pm EDT. You are invited to
recline and listen to instruments of grace, songs of joy and lament,
and experience the Spirit of God through acts of harmony and
lyrics. An ensemble of gifted performers will pay tribute
to the lives of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd.
Performances include members of the Cleveland Orchestra and others.
Bach: Cello Suite movement, Tanya Ell, Cello
Beethoven: Trio arrangement, Robert Woolfrey, clarinet, Tanya Ell, Cello
Francisco Mignone: Valsa Choro, Barry Stees, Bassoon
Bach: Adagio from Sonata in g minor for
violin, Afendi Yusuf, Clarinet
To register for the UCC webinar concert tonight at 6, go to the regular UCC website at ucc.org. The concert is advertised there and you will be able to download the registration page.
For more information contact Rev. Dr.
Velda Love, Lovev@ucc.org.
MUSIC AT QUARRY HILL THIS SUNDAY AT 1 PM
"Who hears music, feels his solitude
peopled at once,” wrote Robert Browning. As a Care Team initiative, Meg Thomas’s brainchild of arranging for local musicians
to play outside at Quarry Hill is turning into a happy reality this Sunday. Mike
Fletcher is scheduled to perform musical selections on his baritone
saxophone for residents and staff outside Quarry Hill’s Anderson Inn, facing a
courtyard and open windows, beginning at 1 PM. Judy Cucinotta will be
assisting Mike, and Meg will be there to take a photo of this merry musical
offering to share in an upcoming church bulletin.
~ from Ute ~ INTERESTED IN JOINING A MIDCOAST HABITAT SERVICE OPPORTUNITY?
We have the opportunity to send volunteers to help on a Habitat building project on Saturday morning, August 1, from 9:30-12:00. Work
crews are spread out for physical distancing and I (Ute) had a positive
experience recently when I participated in a Habitat build through
Rotary . Volunteers as young as 14 can join in. If any families are
interested in a future family-focused built, please let us know. If you
would like to be part of a crew on August 1, please contact Becky in the
office (email@example.com). Feel free to invite a friend to join you.
You will get more detailed instructions as we get closer.
~ SPECIAL NEWSLETTER OFFERINGS FROM MATT & NATHAN ~
Sunday Book Reading: The Periwinkle Turban
Matt’s Hump-Day Ditty
Mendelssohn/Rachmaninoff’s "Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream"
As today, June 24th, is my birthday
and Midsummer Eve, I am posting one of my favorite
recordings by my favorite pianist and friend, Petronel Malan, who plays
the most brilliant interpretation of Rachmaninoff’s "Scherzo from
A Midsummer Night’s Dream” transcription you’ll
ever hear. Largely considered one of the most difficult pieces of music
in the repertoire, Petronel has all the magic and whimsy of Midsummer
Eve at her fingertips. Enjoy!
Listen link: https://youtu.be/E6n5dvlF8Uo
FROM NATHAN (Matt’s husband, culinary instructor at EMCC)Lemon-mixed Berry Tart
is one tart tart. So, if you’re the type of person who cowers at the
of a lip-puckering delicious lemon tart, I suggest that you reduce the
amount of lemon juice to 1/4 cup and omit the lemon zest. And if you
still find this lemon filling too tart for your liking, then I might
recommend trying one of my other recipes instead!
OPEN KITCHEN with NATHAN SCOTT
Lemon-Mixed Berry Tart When zesting your lemons, be certain that you are removing
only the bright yellow skin. The white pith found under the skin is very bitter
and will ruin the taste of your lemon
curd filling. Makes
one 8-by-11-inch tart.
6 tablespoons unsalted
butter, plus more for greasing
All-purpose flour, for
Pastry for 1 one-crust
pie, or 1 store-bought refrigerated pie crust, chilled
6 large egg yolks
1½ cups granulated sugar
½ cup freshly squeezed
pinch kosher salt
Zest of 2 lemons, finely
2 pints assorted fresh
berries, such as blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries,
Confectioner's sugar, as
needed for dusting
Fresh mint leaves, for
the oven to 375°F. Butter an
8-by-11-inch tart pan and set aside. On
a lightly floured surface, roll out the pie crust and fit it into the prepared tart
pan. Line the crust with parchment paper and top the paper with ceramic baking weights or dried
beans (this will keep the bottom of the crust flat).
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Then, remove the weights and parchment paper and continue to bake until the crust is
golden, 10 to 15 minutes more. Remove the crust and
In the bowl of a double boiler or bain
marie set over simmering water, whisk together the egg yolks, granulated
sugar, lemon juice, and salt. Continue to cook, stirring constantly,
until the mixture has thickened to a puddling-like consistency, about 10
Remove the lemon mixture from the heat
and pass through a fine mesh sieve, discarding any remaining solids.
Stir in the lemon zest
and butter. Pour the lemon filling into
the cooled tart crust. Cover with a sheet of
plastic wrap (pressing the plastic directly onto the surface of the
lemon filling), and refrigerate until well chilled, about 1 hour.
Then, arrange the assorted berries on
top of the chilled tart. If needed,
sweeten the berries with a dusting of confectioner's sugar.
Garnish the tart with fresh mint leaves and serve.
Copyright © 2011 by Nathan Scott. All rights reserved.
OUR EMPORIUM RETURNS! The 4 categories are: Swap/Trade/Free; Help Wanted; In Search Of; Services Offered.
Instead of a bulletin board in the Pilgrim
Room we will try to have Our Emporium here in the Thursday Newsletter. If you want to participate, send in
your postings (FCC members and local friends only) and let's see how helpful
this can be. Send a brief description with name & contact information. This week, 2 posts to share:
In Search of: Safe Housing 6-8 weeks during cancer care treatments
WANTED: Single woman seeking small cottage, apartment
or similar accommodation for housing in exchange for painting, cleaning, senior
care, etc. Needs safe location for about
6-8 weeks while completing cancer care since her usual housing arrangements are
no longer safe from COVID-19. No
commitment final until both parties are comfortable with the arrangement so
calling to inquire does not commit you. If
interested in assisting this woman, call Jeanne at the Shields office,
236-4821, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with
Services Offered: Declan Lally
is available for Summer work. He is 15, responsible, and has a good work
ethic. Because we are local to Warren, he wouldn’t be able to do mowing where
he had to bring his own equipment, but he does well with a push mower if
you could provide. He is also very handy around the yard with raking,
moving rocks, digging, wood stacking and any general work you might need done.
He takes direction well. Full day, half a day, or whatever you need. Email Elizabeth at: email@example.com or call: 207-273-4684
Stay well, stay safe, enjoy our summer weather and be respectful about Covid-19!
Pray for those less fortunate and be on the lookout to help whenever you can.
Cheers from your church office,Becky