Huntington Congregational Church

United Church of Christ

This Week February 26, 2020

Dear Folks,

The Season of Lent starts tomorrow, Wednesday, February 26, a season of Reflection, Repentance, and Renewal.

Quiet Hour begins tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. in the library. We will be studying the book, “The Way of Forgiveness: Readings for a Peaceful Life”. They are a couple of extra books, so if you would like one, please see Sue Lindley.

Ash Wednesday service will be held at 7 p.m. at the Shelton First United Methodist Church, Rocky Rest and Long Hill Avenue.

This Sunday, March 1, is the First Sunday in Lent. Holy Communion will be celebrated. The scripture is Matthew 4:1-11. The sermon is “It Is Written…” The Emergency Assistance Fund offering will also be taken.

Following the service, there will be a New Member’s Class in the library.

We will be taking an offering following worship on March 1 & 8 for the 32nd Annual Bowl-2-Benefit for The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services. Look for the basket! Please note on your contribution “Bowl 2 Benefit: Umbrella”. Please give generously.

Scout Sunday will be held on Sunday, March 8.

2020 Membership Dues for Southern New England Conference and Fairfield East Association are due. Each member is asked to contribute $12. You may place your dues contribution in the offering plate OR by On Line Giving available at HCCUCC. If you need a convenient way to make regular offerings or for additional gifts, we encourage you to check out our electronic giving options. Visit or contact the church office for more information.

The Huntington Center Nursery School will be holding its annual Butter Braid fundraiser beginning March 1. Items will be Braided Pastry & Joyful Traditions Cake Rolls. Order forms will be available after Sunday worship in March. Order returns by March 16, pickup date is April 2.

Women’s Fellowship will hold their Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner on Sunday, March 15 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 for adults and $8 for children 10 and under. Hot dog dinners: 2 hotdogs w/vegetables-$8.00; 1 hot dog w/chips-$4.00. Tickets will be on sale after church or you can call the church office. Proceeds will benefit the church’s Operating Budget.

Women’s Fellowship will prepare & sell Manhattan and New England Clam Chowder and a variety of homemade breads. To place your order, see the sign up on the sheet in the alcove or call the church office (203 929-1223). Pick-up will be on Sunday, March 8 and Sunday, March 29. Chowder is $10 per quart. The prices on the homemade breads vary.

Spooner House Meal envelopes are located in the pews for anyone who would like to donate towards the monthly meals. Questions? see Holly or Gerry Fassbender.

Let us pray. O God, may we approach this Lenten season with open eyes, ears, and hearts that we may catch a glimpse of your divine presence and then share it with the world. Amen.

In Christ’s love,
Rev. Lucille

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