Tuesday, January 23, 2018

This Week January 23, 2018

Dear Folks,

Hope you are staying warm and dry on this wet, raw day!

This coming Sunday, January 28, is the Fourth Sunday After Epiphany.  The scripture is Mark 1:21-28.  The sermon is "What Have You to Do with Us?"

The Christian Education Committee will be sponsoring a MARDI GRAS PANCAKE AND GAME BREAKFAST on Sunday, February 11th following the church service.  Come for some delicious pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. We will also be playing Pictionary!!! There will be a free-will offering to help defray the Sunday School budget.

Women's Fellowship will once more be collecting items for the Church World Service kits during February and March until April 8th. School Kits:~ blunt scissors~ Box 24 crayons (only 24)~ Pencil sharpeners-hand held ~ Spiral notebooks-70 sheets~ 12 inch rulers ~ New Pencils w/erasers~ Large eraser. Hygiene Kits ~ Combs (wide tooth only)~ Bath size soap in wrapper~ Nail clippers~ 3” Band-aids~ Washcloths~ Hand towels~ Toothbrushes in original package. Layettes: cloth diapers~ Undershirts or onesies~ washcloths (infant size only)~ gowns or sleepers~ diaper pins (no regular safety pins)~ sweater or jacket (front opening)~ receiving blankets (no crib bankets). A full list of these Items can be found on the CWS table in Fellowship Hall. Also, your donations can be left in the CWS box or Women’s Fellowship box. Please see Laura Salvio with any questions.

All women of the church are invited, at no cost, to attend our annual six-week Quiet Hour sessions, beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 14th at 10 a.m. in the church library. We will be continuing the book, “SIMPLE WAYS TOWARDS THE SACRED” by Gunilla Norris. The discussion will be led by Rev. Lucille.  The sign-up sheet is located in the alcove or call the church office (203-929-1223). 

My Sister’s Place bin is in Fellowship Hall for you to make your tax-deductible donations by filling out the donation form, take your copy and attach or enclose their copy in with your items.

In our ever changing world, we are trying to make things more convenient for your gifts to HCCUCC!  You can now contribute to HCCUCC through a mobile app! To get started, download Give Plus Church for free from the App Store or Google Play. Simply search for “GivePlus Church” to quickly find and download the app today. Then, you can easily make donations directly from your smart phone using your debit/credit card or checking/savings account. You can also choose to donate as a guest or set up an account that allows you to securely and conveniently schedule recurring donations and manage and review your giving history. We hope you enjoy this new way to contribute to our ministry. Thank you for your support! 

Let us pray.  Even if the earth shakes and the mountains crumble, O God, your love and care for us never wavers.  May we build our lives on that assurance.  Amen.

In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

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