Huntington Congregational Church

United Church of Christ

This Week November 27

Dear Folks,

The Season of Advent is almost upon us. May we take many moments in this busy time to contemplate the gift God gave us in Jesus Christ.

This Wednesday is our LEO (Let’s Eat Out). If you haven’t signed up, please let me know ASAP if you will be coming. Deadline is tomorrow at noon.

This Sunday, December 2, is the First Sunday in Advent. The scripture is Luke 21:25-33. The sermon is “Reading the Signs.” Holy Communion will be celebrated. We will be taking the Emergency Assistance Fund offering which is used to help people in our church community as well as our wider community with help in the event of an emergency.

Immediately following worship will be a meeting for all members of the Huntington Congregational Church UCC for the purpose of presenting a draft budget for 2019.

Following the Congregational meeting, the Deacons will be decorating the sanctuary for Christmas. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

St. Paul’s is hosting a Carol Sing on Sunday at 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal (historic) Church. All are invited.

On Friday, December 14, Holly Fassbender will be preparing a Christmas meal for the residents of Spooner House Homeless Shelter. Please look for Holly or Gerry in the alcove or Fellowship Hall after services on today and next Sunday to make a donation to help cover the cost of both the meal and gifts for the children.

The Mission Committee is sponsoring the Under the Tree program to benefit needy adults and children at BH Care in Ansonia. Watch for tags listing gift requests on our Christmas tree in the alcove and select a gift request to help make Christmas a little brighter for someone in need. All purchased gifts need to be returned by Sunday, December 9. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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!

Women’s Fellowship is offering Keep Christ in Christmas magnets for $4.00 located on the table by the coat rack. Please leave your money with Sue Lindley or Karen in the church office.

Let us pray. O Holy God, be with us as we watch and wait for signs of your loving presence among us. If we do not see it, help us to be it. Amen.

In Christ’s love,
Rev. Lucille

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