Tuesday, June 28, 2022

This Week June 28, 2022

 Hi Folks,

 
Hope you are enjoying the day!
 
This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost.  The scripture is II Kings 5:1-14.  The sermon is "Just Do It".  We will be celebrating Holy Communion.  The service is on-site, and Facebook live streamed.
 
Wednesday Night Concerts on the Green will resume on July 6 and run through August 31. There will be no concert on June 29. The Vitality Team is once again handing out water as a goodwill gesture to our community. Donations of bottled water would be greatly appreciated.  Please put it in the Fellowship Hall, marked with “COG”. 
 
With the Concerts on the Green, the Men's Group's Hot Dog season is in full swing! Any guys out there who can help are welcome.
 
VALLEY REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROJECT needs volunteers! Tasks would include (but not limited to) teaching English as a second language, driving to appointments, setting up housing, getting supplies, and teaching driving skills. If you have any questions, please contact me or attend the Volunteer Meeting on July 9, 10 A.M. in our fellowship hall.
 
The Valley Food Bank at Spooner House is in need of these items: shelf stable milk and powdered milk, pancake mix and syrup, peanut butter and jelly, canned fruit and applesauce, garbanzo and navy beans, canned tuna and chicken, oatmeal and other cereals, and pasta sauce.  There is a box in the Alcove and also the "wishing well" in Fellowship Hall for your donations.  Please be generous!
 
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, hcc@snet.net if you would like a form to set that up. Any way you give is a blessing and is greatly appreciated.
 
Let us pray.  Grace-filled God, may you hold us tight during trying times, giving us strength and courage to be agents of your compassion and empathy.  Amen.
 
In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

This Week June 21, 2022

 

Hi Folks,
 
Hope you are all well!
 
Thank you to everyone who participated in any way with our church auction.  It was a lot of fun and a great success!
 
 Wednesday Night Concerts on the Green begin tomorrow evening, June 22, and run through August 31. There will be no concert on June 29. The Vitality Team is once again handing out water as a goodwill gesture to our community. Donations of bottled water would be greatly appreciated.  Please put it in the Fellowship Hall, marked with “COG”. 
 
With the Concerts on the Green, the Men's Group's Hot Dog season begins June 22!  Any guys out there who can help, please do!
 
Our own Hannah has proven to be quite an artist!  She has shown her painting at displays in Oxford and Stamford.  Hannah will bring her artwork to HCCUCC on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 24, 24, & 26.  Friday and Saturday are 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.  Sunday is after worship for church folk and the public from Noon to 5 p.m.  Some proceeds will go to benefit HCCUCC.  
 
This Sunday is the Third Sunday after Pentecost.  The scripture is Luke Galatians 5:13-25.  The sermon is "Fruit of the Spirit".  The service is on-site, and Facebook live streamed.
 
VALLEY REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROJECT needs volunteers! Tasks would include (but not limited to) teaching English as a second language, driving to appointments, setting up housing, getting supplies, and teaching driving skills. If you have any questions, please contact: Bob Margolies at 203-400-1769 or email: rmargolies@mac.com.
 
The Valley Food Bank at Spooner House is in need of these items: shelf stable milk and powdered milk, pancake mix and syrup, peanut butter and jelly, canned fruit and applesauce, garbanzo and navy beans, canned tuna and chicken, oatmeal and other cereals, and pasta sauce.  There is a box in the Alcove and also the "wishing well" in Fellowship Hall for your donations.  Please be generous!
 
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, hcc@snet.net 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 One, here on this longest day, may your light of life and love shine brightly in our hearts and in your world.  Amen.
 
In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

This Week June 14, 2022

 


Hi Folks,
 
Hope you are all well!
 
Our Church Auction will be held on Saturday, June 18 at 6 P.M.  If you have not signed up, please do so ASAP. Contact Linda Sember.

 

This Sunday is the Second Sunday after Pentecost.  It's also Graduate Sunday and Father's Day.  The scripture is Luke 8:26-39.  The sermon is "Unseized".  The service is on-site, and Facebook live streamed.

 
VALLEY REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROJECT needs volunteers! Tasks would include (but not limited to) teaching English as a second language, driving to appointments, setting up housing, getting supplies, and teaching driving skills. If you have any questions, please contact the church.
 
The Valley Food Bank at Spooner House is in need of these items: shelf stable milk and powdered milk, pancake mix and syrup, peanut butter and jelly, canned fruit and applesauce, garbanzo and navy beans, canned tuna and chicken, oatmeal and other cereals, and pasta sauce.  There is a box in the Alcove and also the "wishing well" in Fellowship Hall for your donations.  Please be generous!
 
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, hcc@snet.net 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 of love, may you fill our hearts with your compassion and generosity.  Our world is hurting; help us to be part of the healing.  Amen.
 
In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

This Week June 1, 2022

  

Dear Folks,
 
I hope you all had a pleasant weekend, but also did take some time to remember and give thanks for those who gave so much.
 
This Saturday, June 4, is our Tag Sale, 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.  Everyone is welcome!
 
This Sunday, June 5, is Pentecost.  We will be celebrating Holy Communion.  The scripture is Acts 2:1-21.  The sermon is "Refining Fire". The service will be on-site and Facebook live-streamed.  
 
Following Sunday's service, the Sunday School will be hosting an ice cream social in Fellowship Hall to commemorate Robert and Getrude Wilson Sunday, honoring Dairy Farmers.

 VALLEY REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROJECT (VRRP) - HCCUCC and other organizations and individuals will be partnering to resettle refugee families across the lower Naugatuck Valley.  For a successful outcome, will need at least 30 volunteers from across the Valley. Volunteers are required to take 3 – 2-hour online training sessions. Tasks would include (but not limited to) teaching English as a second language, driving to appointments, setting up housing, getting supplies, and teaching driving skills. If you have any questions, please contact: Bob Margolies at 203-400-1769 or email: margolies@mac.com.
 
Our Church Auction will be held on Saturday, June 18.  Material is in the Alcove or contact Linda Sember.
 
The Valley Food Bank at Spooner House is in need of these items: shelf stable milk and powdered milk, pancake mix and syrup, peanut butter and jelly, canned fruit and applesauce, garbanzo and navy beans, canned tuna and chicken, oatmeal and other cereals, and pasta sauce.  There is a box in the Alcove and also the "wishing well" in Fellowship Hall for your donations.  Please be generous!
 
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, hcc@snet.net 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, gather us close in your care as the troubles of the world often overwhelm us.  Remind us again of our oneness with one another and with you.  Amen.
 
In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

This Week May 17, 2022

 Dear Folks, 

I hope you can enjoy this beautiful day!

 

This coming Sunday is the Sixth Sunday of Easter.  The scriptures are Acts 16:9-15 and John 14:23-29.  The sermon is   "Gathering In". The service is on-site and Facebook live-streamed.

 

VALLEY REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROJECT (VRRP) - HCCUCC and other organizations and individuals will be partnering to resettle refugee families across the lower Naugatuck Valley.  For a successful outcome, will need at least 30 volunteers from across the Valley. Volunteers are required to take 3 – 2-hour online training sessions. Tasks would include (but not limited to) teaching English as a second language, driving to appointments, setting up housing, getting supplies, and teaching driving skills. If you have any questions, please contact: Bob Margolies.

 

Women’s Fellowship will again be holding our Annual Tag Sale on June 4 (rain date June 11). You are welcome to have your own space or donate items to the church table. Please note that we cannot take items yet, and they may not be dropped off in Reuman House. As the time gets closer, there will be information on where and when to do this. Until then, please consider us as you do any spring clean-out!

 

Our Church Auction will be held on Saturday, June 18.  Material is in the Alcove or contact Linda Sember.

 

The Valley Food Bank at Spooner House is in need of these items: shelf stable milk and powdered milk, pancake mix and syrup, peanut butter and jelly, canned fruit and applesauce, garbanzo and navy beans, canned tuna and chicken, oatmeal and other cereals, and pasta sauce.  There is a box in the Alcove and also the "wishing well" in Fellowship Hall for your donations.  Please be generous!

 

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, hcc@snet.net 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 Holy God, open us up to the eternal love you have for a people, all things.  Help us to embody that love with words and deeds of generosity and compassion.  Amen.

 

In Christ's love,

Rev. Lucille

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

This Week May 10, 2022

 

Dear Folks,
 
Hope you get a chance to enjoy the beautiful sunshine today!
 
This Thursday, May 12, is prayer day.  If you have any joys or concerns you would like me to raise up, please let me know.
 
Outdoor Clean-Up will be this Saturday, May 14 from 9 to noon.  Come join us to spruce the place up!
 
This Sunday, May 15, is the Fifth Sunday of Easter.  The scriptures are Revelation 21:1-6 and John 13:31-35.  The sermon is "Imagine".  The 9:30 a.m. service is on-site and Facebook live-streamed.
 
This Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, we will be holding an orientation meeting for the VALLEY REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROJECT.  We will have a representative from IRIS (Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services) and an "Ambassador", a settled refugee who will share their experience. HCCUCC and other organizations and individuals will be partnering to resettle refugee families across the lower Naugatuck Valley. Our HCCUCC members, Bob & Deb Margolies and Gordon & Linda Harris are on the Steering Committee. To make the project a success, we will need at least 30 volunteers from across the Valley. Volunteers are required to take 3 – 2-hour online training sessions. Tasks would include (but not limited to) teaching English as a second language, driving to appointments, setting up housing, getting supplies, and teaching driving skills. If you have any other questions in the meantime, please contact: Bob Margolies.
 
Community Tag Sale: Women’s Fellowship will again be holding our annual tag sale on June 4 (rain date June 11). You are welcome to have your own space or donate items to the church table. Please note that we cannot take items yet, and they may not be dropped off in Reuman House. As the time gets closer, there will be information on where and when to do this. Until then, please consider us as you do any spring clean-out!
 
CHURCH AUCTION JUNE 18!  Information is available in the Alcove!
 
The Valley Food Bank at Spooner House is in need of these items: shelf stable milk and powdered milk, pancake mix and syrup, peanut butter and jelly, canned fruit and applesauce, garbanzo and navy beans, canned tuna and chicken, oatmeal and other cereals, and pasta sauce.  There is a box in the Alcove, also the "wishing well" in Fellowship Hall for your donations.  Please be generous!
 
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, hcc@snet.net 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 of all Creation, when the sun is shining, we feel your warmth and light.  Help us to feel those things just as much when the days are overcast and rainy.  Amen.
 
In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille