Huntington Congregational Church

United Church of Christ

This Week November 7, 2023

Dear Folks,

Remember to vote today and use your faith!                                                                                                   

My prayer day is this Thursday, November 9.  Please let me know if you have any joys or concerns you would like me to lift up.  Be assured, I am praying for you all!!                                                              

This coming Sunday, November 12, is the Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost.  The scripture is Matthew 25:1-13.  The sermon is “Keep Awake”.  We will be honoring our veterans.                                     

The Pumpkin & Holly Fair will be held on Friday, November 17, 2023, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 18, 2023, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Help is needed!  Also, come and enjoy the crafts and the food.  It’s always a great time!

Advent starts on December 3.  If you don’t already have it, please be sure to pick up your Reverse Advent Calendar in the Alcove. Remember Advent Calendars? Each day of Advent, you open a door and find a little gift. Like last year, we are doing the reverse! Instead of getting, we are giving!  A suggestion is given for each day of Advent. This year, we are giving to benefit the Valley Food Bank at Spooner House and our Blessing Box. You can do all or just a few, whatever works for you. May it remind us of God’s great gift to us in Jesus Christ, that in gratitude we too give!

The Valley Food Bank at Spooner House – 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.

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.

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.  Holy God of power, strength, and vision, may we feel your power when we are feeling powerless. May we feel your strength when we are feeling weak.  May we find your vision when we are confused.  May you pour into us your breath and life.  Amen.

In Christ’s love,

Rev. Lucille

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