CCL Update – May 17, 2019

It’s been a busy month!

Day of ServiceWe had an amazing turnout for Lyme’s fourth annual Day of Service on Saturday, May 4th! Over 200 volunteers showed up to help our neighbors and green up roads.

Thank you so much for the generosity of your service! We are also very grateful for the trust neighbors have shown in reaching out for help. We all need it sometimes, and it is a gift to have the opportunity to help a friend.

We’d like to give a special thanks to

  • the Day of Service organizing team (Sue Hanlon, Kathy McGowan, Lynn McRae, and Erin Wetherell),
  • Sarah Shipton and the Parish Nurses, Kari Allen and Sharon Morgan, who helped reach out to community members who could use a hand, and
  • Jeff Valence and Tami Dowd, who provided and cooked the fabulous breakfast, and the Lyme Country Store for milk and cream.

Click here to read the full story, and see pictures from the Day of Service.

Upcoming Events:

CCL Office Hours Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons at the CCL Living Room

Connect with Us. Or just enjoy our comfortable living room. We are eager to answer your questions and hear your suggestions. On Tuesdays, the Parish Nurses have hours, and Stephanie Carney offers Reiki after her yoga class. There is a lot going on in the office! Click here for details

Lyme Knits 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month, 6:30-8:30pm at the CCL Living Room

A relaxing evening of knitting…learn about it, teach it or just do it! As of now we are meeting on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. Do check the calendar for changes in schedule.

Community Breakfast Café Monday, June 3rd 7:30-9:30am at the Lyme Center Vestry

Join us for breakfast! All are welcome. It’s a collaborative effort among neighbors, and a chance to enjoy warm company and wonderful food together … a perfect way to start the week! Chef Bruce Balch and friends will be back to serve up a fabulous breakfast! There is no charge for the meal. Donations are gratefully accepted to defray the costs of future meals. If you or someone you know could use a ride, please call 603-795-0603. Click here for details

If you’d like to host or help with a future Community Breakfast Café, please contact or 603-795-0603.

“Our Hour” June 11th at 11:30am at the CCL Living Room

This is time set aside for those who just want an hour of simple time with friends. Please join us for a good visit and snacks, blended with laughter and relaxing. Click here for more information.

SAVE THE DATE! Back to School Pot Luck and Kids’ Clothing Swap & Shop Sunday, September 8th 4-7pm at the Lyme Center Academy Building

You are warmly invited to join CommunityCare of Lyme and the Lyme School PTO on the Academy Building beautiful back lawn for a warm, intergenerational Pot Luck, plus a chance to get some great kids’ clothing at bargain prices (even free!). Come share a meal, meet new friends, watch the kids play, and relax on a Sunday afternoon as the school schedule picks up. More details to come!

We are Here for You.

CCL just wants to be helpful. Whether it’s arranging a ride, a meal, some financial assistance, some medical support or getting some housework done, we work in conjunction with all the agencies and organizations in town designed to provide these services. It doesn’t matter what the issue is, if it’s important to the person needing help, it’s important to us.

CCL is a growing group of volunteer leaders with a small paid staff. Our work includes individual service and activities that get the community involved, through coordination, communication, education, training, and opportunities to gather. Our annual operating budget is funded by generous souls who support the mission of community caring and support. Growing our base of financial support in the community is an ongoing need to sustain our work. We greatly appreciate your support, and we always welcome your donations.

Always, we aim to empower all contributors — of time, ideas, money, or just trust — to realize ownership. CCL is yours. Your voice is welcomed, your ideas critical. Stop by our office hours, or you can submit this form, call us at 795-0603, send us an email, mail us a note, post on our Facebook page, catch us in town, or schedule a time for a chat. We are here for you.

Have a Happy Healthy Month! Enjoy the last weeks of the school year.