Coming Up!

Coming Up!
Orono-Old Town Kiwanis Yard Sale and Auction 
Friday, Aug. 27 and Saturday, Aug. 28 at 168 Forest Avenue.
Gate opens at 3 pm with auction at 6 pm. Hot dogs, strawberry and blueberry shortcakes, popcorn, chips, ice cream bars, soda and water will be available.  Bring your reusable bags. 
Masks will be required and provided.
Red Cross Blood Drive 
Tuesday, August 31st from 10 am to 2 pm
at the American Legion in Orono.

Overdose Awareness Day
Tuesday, August 31st from 4 to 7 pm
at Norumbega Park in Bangor
(See more information below)
Willie Hurley and Dave Carvagio from Needlepoint Sanctuary in Bangor invite you to participate in Overdose Awareness Day, August 31st from 4 to 7 pm in Norumbega Park in Bangor.
There will be a Facebook event and a street outreach component. Anyone interested in helping with the street outreach can call Dave Carvagio at 207-505-1510.

Orono Town Council Meeting 
September 13th from 5 to 7 pm
Results of the Diversity Equity & Inclusion survey will be discussed.

Masking indoors

Covid19 and Public Health
Masking indoors is the new norm in Maine as elsewhere, in an effort to lower the Delta spike as fast as it has risen. Stay tuned to CDC guidelines. Philippians 2:4: “Let each of you look not only to your own interest, but also to the interests of others.”

Moving into fall at CUF

Summer – Fall Trustees and Deacons will meet again next Sunday, 6:00 on August 29th to discuss fall options for CUF. Roving summer chapel has gone well on Zoom, and another in-person fellowship opportunity is this Sunday, August 22nd – Blessing of the Animals.
“All Together!” Special Summer Campaign Thank you to all those who have given donations to equip the sanctuary for hybrid worship, and to reconfigure and widen the nursery and Sunday School rooms for the health of our children. CUF’s online auction is concluding on Saturday, and the purple-pew-people t-shirts have come in! Thanks to all who made it an extra-successful fun-raising and fund-raising summer.
Covid19 and Public Health
Masking indoors is the new norm in Maine as elsewhere, in an effort to lower the Delta spike as fast as it has risen. Stay tuned to CDC guidelines. Philippians 2:4: “Let each of you look not only to your own interest, but also to the interests of others.”

About our maple tree

From John McCormack, Property Committee:to all CUF peopleSome sad [ but necessary ] news :the old maple tree in front of the parsonage steps has deteriorated to the point that it is a danger to both people and our building.I have consulted with the town [ the tree is on their land ] and the town’s tree board – and all agree it must be removed. 
The town’s tree company will be removing the old maple tree in front of the parish porch on August 25 from 8 AM to about noon.
They will take away small branches.they will leave the larger branches for a short while.If anyone wants to take these larger branches for firewood they can have them.But be aware these large branches will be about four feet long and heavy.if none of our people take them – the town will take them- fairly soon.
Next Spring the town will assist us with recommendations to plant a new tree.