Huntington Congregational Church

United Church of Christ

This Week May 9, 2018

Dear Folks,
Don’t you just love when the lilacs are blooming?  I sure do!
This Sunday, May 13, is the Seventh Sunday of Easter.  Happy Mother’s Day!  The scripture will be John 17:6-11.  The sermon is “As We Are One”.  We will be celebrating the baptism of Tessa Pearson.
This Sunday, we will also be taking the Church World Service Blanket Offering. This offering provides blankets, tents, and emergency supplies in the wake of disaster.  The funds also provide material assistance, education training and small enterprise loans as part of sustainable development programs.  Envelopes for donations can be found in the pews.  Please give generously and help those less fortunate with a gift of hope.
To emphasize the importance of blankets, the Mission Committee requests that folks bring in their favorite blanket with an explanation of why it’s so special. Blankets will be displayed and explanations read. If could bring them before May 13, that would be great, but, the morning of is OK, too.
Check out the bulletin board in the Alcove!  Missions Committee has put together a list that attempts to target items for the Valley Food Bank that may be needed more during certain seasons or months.  Of course, all items are gratefully accepted! Thank you!
On Pentecost, May 20, we will be celebrating the Birthday of the Church.  We will also be celebrating Music Sunday!  The Choral and Bell Choirs will be offering their gifts of music as well as the Sacred Dancers offering their gift of dance.
Following coffee hour on May 20, we will have a Prayer Walk!  We will take a stroll down Church and Huntington Streets and then head to Sassafras for lunch.  Join us!  If you have a HCCUCC T-shirt, please wear it!
Our next LEO (Let’s Eat Out) will be on Wednesday, May 23, 6:30 P.M. at Calorosa, 100 Center Street in Shelton.  Watch for the sign up sheet in the Alcove!
Put June 9 on your calendar of our annual Tag Sale.  More info will be coming out soon.
Let us pray.  You, O God, have made the beauty of each flower bud and of each human face.  In each of them we see you.  Thank you!  Amen.
In Christ’s love,
Rev. Lucille

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