Huntington Congregational Church

United Church of Christ

This Week March 5, 2019

Dear Folks,

March definitely came in like a lion; hopefully, it will go out like a lamb!

Lent starts tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, March 6.  Lenten Quiet Hour begins at 10 A.M. in the church library. We will be discussing the book, “When God Winks: How the Power of Coincidence Guides Your Life” by Squire Rushnell. The discussion will be led by Rev. Lucille. 

Ash Wednesday service will be held at the Shelton First United Methodist Church, Rocky Rest Road and Long Hill Avenue at 7 P.M.  I am preaching.  There will be Imposition of Ashes.  As for all of our Lenten Services, the offering will go to Spooner House.  Please make out your checks to HUMC with SCA in the memo.

Daylight Savings starts on March 10, so be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour before bedtime on Saturday, March 9. You don’t want to be late for worship!!

This Sunday, March 10, is the First Sunday of Lent.  The scripture is Luke 4:1-13.  The sermon is “In the Wilderness”.   

Each Sunday in Lent will feature someone’s testimony of how HCCUCC and their personal faith has sustained their lives. We do not have the first three weeks covered. If you would like to be one of these “someones”, please sign up in the Alcove.  For more info, contact Rev. Lucille.

Following worship, the Christian Education Committee will be sponsoring a Pancake Brunch.  A free will offering will be taken.  Please, join us for some yummy carbs!

The following items are needed to complete Church World Service Kits that Women’s Fellowship will be putting together on March 19. Any donation will greatly be appreciated. You may place your donation in the red box in Fellowship Hall on the display table or the large white box located in the corner of Fellowship Hall: School Kits ~ blunt scissors~ Box 24 crayons (only 24)~ Pencil sharpeners-hand held ~ 70 count bound notebooks~ 12 inch rulers~ Unsharpened Pencils~ Large erasers. Hygiene Kits ~ Combs (wide tooth only)~ Bath size soap in wrapper~ Nail clippers~ Band-aids~ Washcloths~ Hand towels (no fingertip, bath, dish or micro fiber towels)~ Toothbrushes in original package.

The Huntington Center Nursery School will be holding its annual Butter Braid fundraiser beginning in March. Items will be Braided Pastry & Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies. Order forms will be available after Sunday worship in Fellowship Hall in March.

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 10th and Sunday, April 14th. Chowder is $10 per quart. The prices on the homemade breads vary. The proceeds will go toward Reuman House renovations.

Women’s Fellowship will hold their Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner on Sunday, March 17th 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.

Let us pray.  O Holy One, as we enter this season of Lent, a time of reflection, repentance, and renewal, may you guide our path.  Help us to discern how we can serve you more faithfully, more lovingly, more fully in Christ’s name.  Amen.

In Christ’s love,

Rev. Lucille

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