Tuesday, November 29, 2016

This Week November 29

Dear Folk,

I hope you all had a very blessed Thanksgiving Day!

BIG thank you to the Deacons and to Soren and Merle for decorating the sanctuary for Christmas.  You rock!!

This Advent, we will be doing something a little different with the lighting of the Advent candles.  If anyone would like to assist, please let me know.

The scripture for this Sunday is Isaiah 2:1-5.  The sermon is "Mistletoe and Evergreens".

There will be a meeting for all members of the Huntington Congregational Church, UCC immediately following the worship service THIS SUNDAY, December 4, 2016 for the purpose of presenting a draft budget for 2017.

Holly and Gerry Fassbender will be in the alcove after service this Sunday to collect money for food for the Spooner House Christmas meal, as well as gifts for the children. Please give generously.

There are 3 tags remaining on the Christmas tree in the Alcove for BHCare's "Under the Tree" gift project.  Please pick one up if you have not already done so.  All gifts are due back on December 11.  Thank you for your generosity!

Poinsettia order forms can be found in the alcove on the shelf. Orders are due December 11th.

Women’s Fellowship is offering Keep Christ in Christmas magnets for $4.00 located on the table under the coat rack. Please give your money to Sue Lindley or Karen in the church office.

Join us for a 45 minute interactive walking drama, "Journey to Bethlehem", telling the story of Jesus’ birth THIS SUNDAY, December 4th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Everyone is invited to bring dinner and meet at 4:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. We will eat together and then drive to High Acres Church in Ansonia. C.E. will provide hot apple cider and drinks. Please RSVP to Kirsten Keith so she can plan on how many drinks are needed. Hope to see you there to kick off the true meaning of Christmas!

HCCUCC has a workday scheduled for Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, December 10th from 9am – 2:30pm, or any amount of time you can give. The work is fun, rewarding, and does not require any experience. Please consider helping for all or some of these hours. There is a signup sheet in the alcove or contact Bob Moseley.

Let us pray.  As the days deepen further into Advent, may your Spirit, O God, deepen into our hearts, instilling in us hope, peace, joy, and love.  Amen.

In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

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