Huntington Congregational Church

United Church of Christ

This Week March 3, 2020

Dear Folks,

Welcome to March, as we continue our Lenten Journey.

Lenten Quiet Hour continues Wednesdays through April 1 at 10 A.M. in the library.

Our Ecumenical Lenten Service this Wednesday will be at Huntington United Methodist Church. Dinner is at 6 p.m., service at 7 p.m. Rev. Barbara Schaffer from First United Methodist Church will be preaching. The offering will benefit Spooner House. Please make your checks out to HUMC with SCA/Spooner House in the memo.

This coming Sunday, March 8, is the Second Sunday in Lent. It’s Scout Sunday. The scripture is Matthew 5:13-16. The sermon is “Salt and Light”.

Following the service, Women’s Fellowship will be having a meeting to discuss the 2020 Pumpkin and Holly Fair. All interested and involved are asked to attend.

We will be taking an offering following worship this coming Sunday 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.

Women’s Fellowship will hold their Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner on Sunday, March 15th 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.2020.

The Huntington Center Nursery School will be holding its annual Butter Braid fundraiser in March. Items will be Braided Pastry & Joyful Traditions Cake Rolls. Order forms will be available after Sunday worship. Order returns by March 15th, pickup date is April 2nd or after worship on April 5th.

Also, there are openings in The Huntington Center Nursery School for our 2020/2021 school year for 3 & 4 yr. olds. If you are or know of someone who is interested in this wonderful program, please contact our Director Linda Rizzitelli at 203-929-7197 for more information. H.C.N.S. is open to the public.

Membership Dues for Southern New England Conference and Fairfield East Association: 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.

My Sister’s Place bin is back in Fellowship Hall for you to make your tax-deductible donations by filling out the donation form, take your copy and attach or enclose their copy in with your items.

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.

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 list attempts to target items that may be needed more during certain seasons or months. The need is great, so please be generous!

O Holy One, may this Lenten Journey help us to recognize the constant abundance of your guidance, your love, and your strength that is available to us on all the journeys in our lives. Amen.

In Christ’s love,
Rev. Lucille

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