New to You Clothing Sale

Time to clean out your closets and prepare for the upcoming September 28th & 29th New to You Clothing Sale Fundraiser! Starting now, we will accept donations of gently used clothing and accessories at the church.  Donations of seasonally appropriate (think fall and winter) gently used clothing for men, women & children accepted, as well as accessories such as purses, hats, shoes, scarves & jewelry. Have questions?

Contact Patty King at or 691-3301.

Also, you are invited to the Meinersmann's house at 130 Sunrise Bluff Lane in Warren on Wednesday, August 29 at 6 PM for a clothing sort/potluck.  Stay tuned for more information and calls for volunteer help soon.

AIO Food Pantry Annual Meeting: October 10

The AIO Food Pantry and Emergency Assistance Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday October 10, 4:30 - 6:30pm (come anytime). We will have a potluck meal, please bring your favorite dish. During our Annual Meeting, we celebrate our past year's activities and accomplishments.  We look towards our future to further our mission to provide food and heating assistance to our community.  ALL WELCOME!!! United Methodist Church in South Thomaston (13 Chapel Street, South Thomaston). 


 Make Joyful noises:  

Choir reconvening Sept. 4th.  

We will rehearse Tuesday evenings 7-8:30pm .Later in the year, we will likely move the time back half an hour to 6:30-8pm as we did last year.

Choir Sundays next month are:

September 16

September 30

See you all at 7pm on the 4th.   Interested in joining ? Contact Sojourner, (Music Director,




Announcements for August 26, 2108


RE Guides/Teachers for this Fall - If you or someone you know is interested in working with children here at UUR, we have several positions from 2-4 hours per week.  You know our children, so the best way to recruit is by word of mouth.  Taking care of our babies and toddlers; story circles with our lower elementary group;  learning about social justice and power with upper elementary group; or world religions with our junior high group.   Please speak to Carney Doucette, or 975-9994 if you are interested or if you know of someone who would be perfect for one of these jobs


Help keep our grounds looking beautiful!  As any gardener knows, weeds have a way of taking over.  We depend on volunteers to keep our gardens looking great.  And this is something many of us can do, including our children.  So, put a bucket with gloves and a digging tool in the back of your car, and next time you are driving by the church, stop for 15 minutes and dig out some weeds. But keep the milkweed for our monarchs!  If you are unsure of what needs to go, please call Louise Cadwgan at 594-4449.  





At the August meeting of our church’s women’s group, the Tonian Circle, we undertook to plan for our Sept. 12th meeting, when we would typically be back at church, but when Pat Stephen asked if we’d like to come to her family cottage out at Ash Point in Owls Head, we jumped at the chance.  Pat’s house is at 74 Lucia Beach Rd., on the other side of Ash Point from Susan St. John’s, and around the corner from Jeannie Klainer’s

BACK at CHURCH for OCT. 10th, and NOV. 13th

Looking ahead to October 10th, when we should finally be back at church, I have asked Eleanor Richardson to talk to us about her just-completed book, the labor of the past 10 years, “The Ingraham Diaries”, before she and Peter migrate south at the end of October.  Diann Henderson also has spoken to her friend Diana Coleman about Diana’s new book, “Women Going For It!  Taking Risks After 50”, which sounds like a good fit for us, too.  Diane can come to speak to us at our November 14th meeting.

    As always, guests are very welcome at Tonian meetings.  All women of the church community are invited to become Tonians, and men are welcome at any program that may interest them. The Tonian Circle was formed in 1934, meeting at the home of the young Universalist working women’s sponsors, the Toners.  It was one of four women’s groups at the Church of the Emanuel, and it survives because it adapts to changing times. 

For more information about Tonians, please contact

Pres. Susan St. John (,  594-9084 )

Treasurer Audrey Moody ( , 236-9058)

Cathy Baker, Secretary ( , 596-6865)