Huntington Congregational Church

United Church of Christ

This Week May 9, 2023

Dear Folks,

Please continue to keep the Dutkanicz family in your prayers.

Just a reminder that our Treasures, Talents, and Tastes Auction is this Saturday, May 13 at 6 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall.  If you have not yet registered, please contact Pat Tober or Linda Sember ASAP.  The Auction booklet is available from our church website.  Printed copies with will be available at the church later this week.  

Sunday, May 14, is the Sixth Sunday of Easter. The scripture is John 14:15-21.  The sermon is “Keeping the Commandments”.  Following worship, we will have a meet and greet with Lillian Steinmayer, a student from Yale Divinity School, who will be preaching while I am on Sabbatical this summer.

Sunday is Church World Service Blanket Sunday. Every year, we take this offering to reach with love to touch those in need.  Last year thousands of CWS Blankets were distributed throughout the U.S. and across the globe. Share your blessings and increase the outreach this year. Envelopes are in the Alcove and in the pews.  Please be generous!

Next Sunday, our worship will be outdoors in the back parking lot. In case of bad weather, we will be in the sanctuary. This is also our kickoff Sunday for our Season of Generosity.

Bottled water is needed for our Concert on the Green water hand-outs.  Please put water in the Fellowship Hall and mark it with COG.  Thank you!

Make sure your calendars are marked for our Community Tag Sale on June 10, rain date, June 17.  If you would like to donate to the Women’s Fellowship’s table, please bring items pre-priced May 21 onward.  It’s $20 per space if you would like to rent one.  Contact Denise Wilson for more details.

We are so pleased to have our lovely Syrian family settled! Thank you to all who make this possible! Continued support is greatly appreciated!

The Valley Food Bank at Spooner House – Items Needed: shelf stable milk & powdered milk, pancake mix & syrup, peanut butter & jelly, canned fruit & applesauce, garbanzo & navy beans, canned tuna & chicken, oatmeal & other cereals, & pasta sauce.  Please use the box in the Alcove for donations. The Blessing Box also needs to be stocked! Please note that our Spooner House Meal is now the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Questions–see Holly or Gerry Fassbender.

Funds for 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.

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, Electronic Fund Transfer giving is also available. Please email the church, 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 Holy God, your power and presence transcends our earthly knowledge and wisdom.  Help us to open our minds to the many ways to come to us and work in us, not limiting you to our own ideas.  Amen.

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