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Dennysville Congregational Church News:

Pastors Ron & Colin, as well as Barbara Windhorst, spent Thanksgiving weekend, actually totally a whole week, which is most rare, with Ron’s sister in New Hampshire.  Meanwhile, as Ron suggested to us the Sunday before, “While the cats away, the mice may play.”  So the congregation was on its own.  Mary McFadden got the service organized and Kris Paprocki with his guitar led the choir for the anthem, and various people gave prayers and did readings, as well as the usual scripture, psalm, and hymns.  The most surprising thing was that, for some reason, there was no heat in the sanctuary, so the service was held in the Parish Hall, where there was also a coffee hour after the service.  The nicest part of being in that room for a service is that it has great acoustics (no sound damping tiles on the ceiling), so both music and spoken words rang loud and clear.

The monthly pancake breakfast at the Parish Hall will be there for hungry folks from 7 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2nd.  All you can eat!

The Dennysville, Perry, and Robbinston Congregational churches are still collecting canned vegetables for the Christmas baskets for over 300 families.  Contact any member or, better still, come to church!

Lincoln Memorial Library News:

First Monday at the Library is coming around again on Monday, Dec. 4th for a relaxed time of tea, nibbles, and conversation.  It’s always a different mix of people, and the subjects that get folks chatting are always different. An interesting and pleasant place to be.

New to the shelves of the Lincoln Memorial Library are some fiction and mystery books, including “Unravelling” by Elizabeth Graver & “The Burgess Boys” by Elizabeth Strout.  In the mystery category are “Kingdom of Shadows” by Alan Furst; “The Black Cat” by Martha Grimes; “Suspense and Sensibility” by Carrie Bebris; and finally, “Three for Lord Peter Wimsey” by Dorothy L. Sayers, who wrote so many wonderful mysteries in which Lord Wimsey was a very high-class solver, not really what you expect of a British Lord.

We also have a duplicate of a wonderful, donated DVD which anyone can have for free, a donation to the library being optional.  It’s quite a steal with 15 films on two double sided discs!  All are based on famous novels by Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities, Kipling’s The Jungle Book, Shakespeare’s Macbeth, & Scott Fitzgerald’s The Last Time I Saw Paris, as well as eleven more of equal fame.  Come and get it!  Hours are Mon. 4 - 7 p.m.; Tues. & Fri. 1:30 - 4 p.m.