Huntington Congregational Church

United Church of Christ

This Week November 15, 2022

Dear Folks,

Stay warm and dry in the coming chilly and wet weather!

The Pumpkin & Holly Fair is this weekend, Friday, November 18, 5:30 p.m. to 8, and Saturday, November 19, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Come on out and bring a friend or two!

This Sunday, November 20, is the Reign of Christ.  We will be observing Thanksgiving.  The scripture is Psalm 100.  The sermon is “With Thanksgiving”.   The service will be on-site and live streamed on Facebook.

Sunday School will be held during the service.  Confirmation Class will be held after the service.

Please be sure to pick up your Reverse Advent Calendar in the Alcove, check your email, or contact the church if you would like one.  Remember Advent Calendars? Each day of Advent, you open a door and find a little gift. This year let’s do the reverse! Instead of getting, we are giving! A giving suggestion is given for each day of Advent.  You can do all or just a few. Some cost some money, some cost time. Do with it however it works for you. May it remind us of God’s great gift to us in Jesus Christ, so in gratitude we too give! 

HCCUCC is participating in the BHCare Under the Tree program to benefit disadvantaged adults and children in the Valley. Watch for tags listing gift requests in the alcove and select a gift request to help make Christmas a little brighter for someone in need. All purchased gifts need to be returned by Sunday, December 11th, OR you may donate monetarily directly to BHCare:  Thank you!

There will be an in-person Congregation Meeting for all members of the Huntington Congregational Church UCC immediately following worship service on Sunday, December 4, 2022 for the purpose of presenting the proposed budget for the 2023 fiscal year.

Thank you to everyone who has returned their Faith Promise cards.  If you have not, please do so as soon as possible. It really helps in planning the 2023 budget.  Thank you for your faithfulness!

VALLEY REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROJECT is ready to settle a well vetted and needy refugee family! Volunteers needed! Donations are welcome! You can drop your donation in the basket on Sundays or you can 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. 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, 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 God, as the nights get longer and the days grow colder, help us to hold onto the light and the warmth of your love, knowing you are with us in any and all seasons.  Amen.

In Christ’s love,

Rev. Lucille

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