This Week December 6, 2022
May our Advent journey bring us closer of God and to one another.
This Thursday, December 8 is my prayer day. If you have any joys or concerns you would like me to raise up, please let me know.
This Sunday, December 11, is the Third Sunday of Advent. The scripture is James 5:7-10. The sermon is “Patience, People”. We will be lighting the Advent candle of “Joy”. The service will be on-site and Facebook live-streamed.
DECEMBER 18: THE 2022 CHRISTMAS FUND/VETERANS OF THE CROSS OFFERING: 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 will be available on December 11. You may also give via our website: www.huntingtonucc.org.
VALLEY REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROJECT is ready to settle a well vetted refugee family! Volunteers needed! Donations are welcome! Please drop your donation in the basket on Sundays or use the on-line option on our website. For more info, contact the church.
CWS CLEAN-UP BUCKETS NEEDED! Women’s Fellowship is collecting monetary donations for Church World Service Clean up buckets. Checks may be made out to HCC with “Buckets” on the memo line. You can drop your donation in the bucket on Sundays or you can use the on-line option on our website. The need now is urgent. Thank you.
The Valley Food Bank at Spooner House Items Needed: 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 is a box in the Alcove and the “wishing well” in Fellowship Hall for donations. Also, our Blessing Box needs to be stocked, but for the winter, please only put in items that are not canned or in glass or would be harmed if frozen. Please be generous!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, as the days grow closer to our longest night, may the illumination of God’s love in our hearts hold us fast in faith. Amen.
In Christ’s love,