This Week May 15, 2018
As the Day of Pentecost approaches, may our hearts be open to the movement of God’s Spirit!
This Thursday, May 17, is my prayer day. If you have any joys or concerns you would like me to lift up, please let me know.
This Saturday, May 19 is our grounds clean up day. Bring your tools and join us at 8:30 A.M. Coffee and donuts will be provided! Many hands make light work!
This Sunday, May 20, is Pentecost, commonly recognized as the Birthday of the Christian Church. We will also be celebrating our Music Ministry with Music Sunday. The scripture is Acts 2:1-21, the sermon is “Follow Your Passion”.
Following worship, we will be heading out on a Prayer Walk, followed by lunch at Sassafras. Please join us! In case of rain, we will just do lunch!
HCCUCC offers official church members college scholarships for those who are continuing their education in the fall (not restricted to high school seniors). Please contact the church office for an application form due ASAP! Scholarships will be presented during the worship service on Graduate Sunday, June 17th. We would also like to hear from graduates of high school, vocational school, and colleges (both under-graduate and graduate degrees). These adults & young adults will be recognized at the worship service. We will need the names for the Graduate Sunday bulletin.
Our next LEO (Let’s Eat out) will be on Wednesday, May 23 at Calorosa, 100 Center St., Shelton at 6:30 p.m. Please sign up in the alcove. Come one, come all!!
Following worship on June 3, join us for a coffee hour conversation in Fellowship Hall on how our faith-based community can have an impact on the opioid epidemic! Participants will learn about the epidemic, how communities can address the epidemic, and gain information and awareness on effective prevention strategies. The presenter is Pam Mautte, BHCare Division Director, Alliance for Prevention and Wellness. This event is jointly hosted by HCCUCC and St. Paul’s.
Women’s Fellowship’s Annual Outdoor Tag & Bake Sale is scheduled for Saturday, June 9th, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church parking lot. The cost is $20 per spot and/or donate your proceeds to Women’s Fellowship for their projects/missions. Having so many people together prompts more people to browse. We will also be looking for bake sale items. For more information, contact Denise Wilson.
This year, Vacation Bible School’s theme is Rolling River Rampage. We will be learning God’s words and works Monday, June 25 thru Thursday, June 28, 5:30- 8 p.m. HELP IS NEEDED! If you’d like to volunteer to help during VBS, contact Kirsten Keith.
Please take note of the poster in the Alcove with suggested items for the Valley Food Bank bin in Fellowship Hall. Of course, all items are gratefully accepted, but the Missions Committee put together a list that attempts to target items that may be needed more during certain seasons or months. The need is great, so please be generous! Thank you!
The bin for My Sister’s Place is back in Fellowship Hall, just waiting for your gently used donations!!
Let us pray. O God, you never force your Spirit on us, only inviting us to allow it to blow through our lives, bringing about change, challenge, and renewal. May we be receptive to its power and passion. Amen.
In Christ’s love,