This Week November 28, 2023
Continued prayers for the healing of our bodies and the healing of the world.
This Sunday is the First Sunday in Advent. Holy Communion will be celebrated. The scripture is Luke 2:1-7. The sermon is “When?”
We will be decorating the church for Christmas after the service. Any help is welcome and appreciated!
Advent starts this Sunday. If you do not have one, please pick up a Reverse Advent Calendar in the Alcove. 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: in gratitude, we too give!
BH Care Under the Tree program: All purchased wrapped gifts (with original tag) need to be returned by Sunday, December 10th, or you may donate monetarily directly to BHCare. Thank you! https://www.bhcare.org/giving/donate/
There will be an in-person Congregation Meeting for all members of the Huntington Congregational Church UCC immediately following worship service on Sunday, December 10, 2023, for the purpose of presenting the proposed budget for the 2024 fiscal year.
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. This offering will be taken on December 17. Envelopes will be available December 10. You may also give via our website at: www.huntingtonucc.org.
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.
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, www.huntingtonucc.org. Electronic Fund Transfer giving is also available. Please email the church, email@example.com 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 we approach the Advent Season, may we consciously prepare ourselves for Christ to be born anew in us. Amen.
In Christ’s love,