Many reasons to give thanks
For the end of this year’s Stewardship Campaign, a macaroni and cheese luncheon was held after the 10 a.m. service on Nov. 16, but the time of fellowship and celebration was for more than just committing our pledges for the financial health of the church.
Sunday also was the occasion to welcome new members to the church and also to welcome back one member who has been deeply missed.
During the 10 a.m. service, six new members were welcomed to the congregation with an affirmation of faith. The new members included Greg Wyman, Ann Daggett, Jean Meyer, Beverly Merrill and Carlos and Julia Lamoglia. Standing with Carlos and Julia during the welcoming ceremony were their two sons, Cadan and Charlie.
Also on Sunday, Clint Lawrence was welcomed into the congregation during the 8 a.m. service.
Donna Mackay also was to be included in Sunday’s membership ceremony, but was unable to attend because of an illness. Donna will be welcomed during one of the upcoming week’s services.
A different type of welcoming also took place on Sunday when longtime member Joel Marsden was able to attend the 10 a.m. service with his wife, son, daughter-in-law and his daughter-in-law’s mother.
Joel is a resident of the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough and isn’t often able to come back to our church services. But when he does, it’s always a special occasion for all — as it was Sunday.
If you are able, Joel is always looking for visitor’s at the Veterans Home.
Following the 10 a.m. service, a macaroni and cheese and salad luncheon was served by Duane and Linda Wakefield, along with cakes, cookies and brownies brought by many members of the congregation.
The luncheon marked the end of this year’s Stewardship Campaign, but if you still have a Pledge Card you would like to submit, please do so before the end of the year. Extra Pledge Cards are on the table near the front entrance to Fellowship Hall.
As with all of our church gatherings, Sunday was a marvelous time of fellowship, bringing new and old members together with stories to share and plans to be made. Here are some of the moments during Sunday’s luncheon: