Huntington Congregational Church

United Church of Christ

This Week August 27, 2019

Dear Folks,

Hope you are enjoying this prelude to Autumn weather!

Tomorrow evening, Wednesday, August 28, will be the final Summer Concert on the Green for 2019. “The Barons” are featured with their sounds of Doo-Wop. The concert will be on Thursday in case of rain. Thank you to all who have helped out the Men’s Group and the Vitality Team with our community outreach activities.

This Sunday, September 1, is the Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost. The Auction Sermon for David Beardsley will be featured. The scripture lesson is Ecclesiastes 3:1-1-8. The sermon is “Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time”. We will be celebrating Holy Communion. Come and join the feast!

We are in are in the midst of our Season of Generosity. Please prayerfully consider your gift to HCCUCC and return your Faith Promise cards as soon as possible. Thank you for your faithfulness!

Due to the State Fire Convention in Huntington Center, THE ALL CHURCH WORSHIP & PICNIC will be held SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th at 4 p.m. at Pemberley (the parsonage), 160 Huntington Street. This year, we will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary as pastor and congregation! We will have worship and then a pizza and salad party following. You don’t need to bring anything but a chair or blanket and a bottle if you would like. The cost is $5 per person, $10 per family. Please fill out the reservation sheet from the Belfry or bulletin and return with payment by September 8 to Sue Lindley.

CALLING ALL VOICES!! Choir is starting back up after summer vacation. The first practice will be Thursday, September 19 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Our first Sunday service will be September 22. No experience is necessary, just a desire to make a joyful noise for God! Any questions? Please see our Minister of Music, James Bruni.

Women’s Fellowship will be collecting School Supplies for the Church World Service Kits in the spring. Now is the time to purchase the items as we ready for Back to School. We will be collecting: ~ spiral notebooks (70 count) ~ pair blunt scissors (rounded) ~ hand-held pencil sharpener ~ new pencils w/erasers ~ 12” ruler (30 centimeters) ~ large erasers ~ box 24 crayons (only 24) All donations may be placed in the large white storage box in Fellowship Hall. Any questions please contact Laura Salvio.

Let us pray. O God, thank your for a variety of life: so much color, forms, flavor, persons, and circumstances. Help us to enjoy and celebrate the diversity. Amen.

In Christ’s love,
Rev. Lucille

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