Huntington Congregational Church

United Church of Christ

This Week December 14, 2021

Dear Folks,

Please remember and say a prayer for Sandy Hook today on the 9th anniversary of the senseless tragedy. 

This Sunday, December 19, is the Fourth Sunday in Advent.  We will light the Love candle. The scripture is Luke 2:8-20.  We will have some fun with the “Crazy Carol Contest”.  The Bell Choir will be performing.  Wear your Christmas finery!

The Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross offering will be taken this Sunday.  The Christmas Fund has been caring for active and retired clergy and lay employees of the United Church of Christ for over 100 years, providing emergency grants, supplementation of small annuities and health premiums, and Christmas “Thank You” gift checks each December to our lower-income retirees. Envelopes were made available last week and are in the Alcove.  You may also give via our website.

The Longest Night Service will be on Tuesday, December 21 at 6:30 P.M. This service will be in-person and live-streamed on Facebook.

Christmas Eve Service will be at 4 P.M., Friday, December 24. This service will be in-person and live-streamed on Facebook.

The December 26th service will only be live-streamed on Facebook.  There will be no in-person worship.

The Valley Food Bank at Spooner House is running low on food. Specifically needed items are:  shelf stable milk and powdered milk, pancake mix and syrup, peanut butter and jelly, canned fruit and applesauce, garbanzo and navy beans, canned tuna and chicken, oatmeal and other cereals, and pasta sauce.  There will be a box in the Alcove and also the “wishing well” in FH for your donations. Please be generous!

Once again, Women’s Fellowship is collecting items to make bags to be given out to homeless individuals. Last year our church members took bags and handed them out when they came across someone in need. It was a successful ministry for us and certainly a necessary one as so many are without a home. With winter coming, we are again collecting items. Please take a sheet from the table in the alcove to see what items you can donate. Thank you!

Please continue to support HCCUCC with your contributions.  Now more than ever, our mission of being the beacon of love and light on the Huntington Green and beyond is vital. Contributions sent in by mail are welcome. Please consider donating at our website, www.huntingtonucc.org. Electronic Fund Transfer giving is also available. Please email the church, hcc@snet.net if you would like a form to set that up. Any way you give is a blessing and is greatly appreciated.

Let us pray.  O God of hope, peace, joy, and love.  May we manifest these gifts you offer us in our lives by working for the good of all humanity, the good of all creation.  Amen.

In Christ’s love,

Rev. Lucille

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