Wednesday, January 31, 2018

This Week January 31, 2018

Dear Folks,

It's hard to believe it's almost February! 

This week is the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, February 4.  We will be celebrating Holy Communion.  The scripture is Mark 1:29-39.  The sermon is "Everyone Is Searching".

The Emergency Assistance Fund offering will be taken this Sunday.  Mission Committee developed the Emergency Assistance Fund to assist people within the Shelton community and/or our church community who have an urgent, unexpected need for financial assistance. EAF yellow offering envelopes will be available in the pews  Thank you for your generosity!

In honor of Super Bowl Sunday, if you have one, wear your favorite team jersey!  Doesn't have to be Eagles or Patriots!

The HCCUCC Choir is looking for voices to sing for Easter.  James Bruni, our Minister of Music, has an epic anthem planned!  If you would to join us for this day, please contact James or show up at practice on Thursdays at 7:15 p.m.  Come, make a joyful noise.

The Christian Education Committee will be sponsoring a MARDI GRAS PANCAKE AND GAME BREAKFAST following worship on February 11. 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.

Our annual Lenten Quiet Hour will begin on February 14, 10 a.m. in the 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).

The Ash Wednesday Service will be held here at HCCUCC on Wednesday, February 14 at 7 pm.

Women's Fellowship will be collecting items for Church World Service kits until April 8th. 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.

Please submit your UCC/FEA dues of $12 per church member by March 1 to offset the cost for 2018. This can be done by Sunday offering, mail, mobile app, or through our website on-line giving. Thank you for your continued support and faithfulness.

Let us pray.  O God, no matter how hectic and chaotic our lives can get, help us to search for you.  It is only in you that we have our calm and our center.  Amen.

In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

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