Don't forget the Lovell United Church of Christ harvest supper will be on Friday, Sept. 8, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Along with the corned beef, there will be enough veggies to satisfy everyone. The price is $10 for adults and $4 for children under 12.
Sunday school begins on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 9 a.m. For more information, contact the Sunday school director at (207) 928-2080.
Just a reminder, church hours reverted back to Sunday at 10:30 a.m. as of Sept. 3.
Congratulations Pastor Lois Amidon
I'd like congratulate Pastor Lois Amidon on her Ordination to the Ministry of God. When looking for a place for a fiber farm she looked in an area she was familiar to since she was a youngster. Settled in, she starting attending the Lovell United Church of Christ. Then Pastor Allison Jacobs, upon learning of Lois's seminary degree from Andover-Newton Theological School, made the recommendation to the Oxford-Union Association invite her to become a member in discernment. She served the Chatham church for a year. When Pastor Allison Jacobs resigned Lois was fortunate to be asked by Lovell United Church of Christ to be their pastor.
Knowing the congregation it is a perfect fit. God bless Lois in your calling.
The folks in this area are so fortunate to have the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library and it is shown by the 60 volunteers who helped make the Arts and Artisan Fair such a huge success. Under the direction of Rondi Stearns, this fundraiser, including the artisans, the raffle, the food and the used books made a $12,000 dent in the library budget. A big thanks to all that pitched in and helped.
Now that summer is over, the library will revert back to the so called winter schedule, which means that the library will be closed on Tuesday starting Sept. 12 and many of the programs will resume their winter hours.
The adult book discussion group will be starting up on Monday, Sept. 11, at 1 p.m. The first book for discussion will be Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea." This was his last work of fiction before he died, which he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Later, it was made into a movie. Next month, the library will join in the One Book One Valley and reading the chosen book, "The One-in-a-Million Boy" by Monica Wood. There are books available free of charge at the library.
It's always fun to sit and listen to others tell stories, like when you were a kid. The story swap program will begin on Friday, Sept. 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The subject for the stories will be "falling." The first one I can think of is falling in love — we all do it. Or falling down. That's what the older folks worry about. Put on your thinking cap and join the group for fun and originality. A five-minute piece picked out of a hat will go well with your bagged lunch.
A reminder that the Adult Exercise program starts early this fall on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 8:30 a.m. at the VFW Hall.
In other news, the Lovell Rec will be running a calendar with prizes for each day of the month. This fundraiser is for playground equipment for the athletic field. Sheets with the item up for raffle can be found in local stores, post office and library. The cost of one ticket is $10 with names drawn for each day on the month. Fun yes?
Ethel Gilmore Hurst can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.