Huntington Congregational Church

United Church of Christ

This Week November 29, 2022

Dear Folks,

May this Advent time be a journey to be closer to God.

This Sunday, December 4, is the Second Sunday of Advent. The scripture is Romans 15:4-13. The sermon is “God’s Vision”. We will be lighting the Advent candle of “Peace” and will be celebrating the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. Please be sure to have your elements handy. The service will be on-site and Facebook live-streamed.

St Paul’s Episcopal Church welcomes you to their 300th Birthday Celebration on December 4th! From 4 to 6:30 is a Carol Sing, followed by a service in the historic church building. For more info, check their website:

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: Thank you!

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!

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!

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 light of our Advent candles pierce the gloom of our lives, may they illuminate the truth of your eternal love and life. Amen.

In Christ’s love,

Rev. Lucille

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