Huntington Congregational Church

United Church of Christ

This Week October 17, 2023

 Dear Folks,

Continued prayers for love, justice, and peace for Israel and Palestine and for our whole world.

This coming Sunday, October 22, is the Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost.  The scripture is I Thessalonians 1:1-10. The sermon is “Be an Example”.

Women’s Fellowship is hosting two events.  The first is a Truffle Making Demonstration tonight, October 17, 7:15 P.M. in Fellowship Hall.  The second is a Self-defense Demonstration this Sunday, October 22 following worship in Fellowship Hall.  

Women’s Fellowship is looking for decorative matching teacups and saucers. If you have some you are willing to part with, please place them into the box in the alcove. 

The Pumpkin & Holly Fair is coming up!  Be sure to mark your calendars:  November 17, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. & November 18, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

My 2023 Sabbatical Review is on Sunday, November 5, 6:30 P.M., in Fellowship Hall. Refreshments will be served.

BOOKS! We have two designated book tables in Fellowship Hall for books!  Bring some, take some!  Free! 

 The Valley Food Bank at Spooner House always needs replenishing! There is a list of needed items in the Alcove.  Please pick up a copy. 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.

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 to everyone who has returned their Faith Promise/Pledge cards. If you have not, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you for your faithfulness!  Because of YOU, our Church changes lives!

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, when the days are heavy and the bones are achy, you are there.  When the sun is shining and our hearts are singing, you are there.  Help us to know your presence in all times and climes. Amen.

In Christ’s love,

Rev. Lucille

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