CCH Congregator Weekly September 1, 2017

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Welcome Back Breakfast

Sunday, September 10, 2017
8:45 AM  Breakfast
10:00 AM Worship on Front Lawn

Join us for our traditional kick-off to the fall season. The "Welcome Back Breakfast" is a wonderful time to enjoy a delicious meal and catch up with your church friends. Please bring a dish to share for breakfast.
 

Choir Rehearsals Begin

Our choirs welcome new members regardless of experience. The beginning of fall is a wonderful time to join a choir. Choir rehearsals begin on September 7 in the church sanctuary.

  • Bell Choir rehearses on Thursdays at 6:00 PM
  • Adult Choir (vocal) rehearses on Thursdays at 7:30 PM

For more information speak to Director of Music Brian Heveron-Smith. He can be reached at bheveronsmith@gmail.com.

School Supply Collection

Donate new school supplies
at the Congregational Church of Huntington, UCC, for
Family Service League's Bethpage Backpack Program!
A special program that prepares
thousands of Long Island children for the school year.
 
You can help a child get a great start this September by donating 
new notebooks, pens, colored pencils, folders and backpacks.  

Please bring donations to the church by  September 10.
 
Drop off supplies at the Congregational Church of Huntington, UCC in the box by the church office.

Meet our New Director of Music: Brian Hevron-Smith

The Director of Music search committee is thrilled to announce that our new music director is Brian Hevron-Smith. Brian, a native of upstate New York, received his bacholers in music from the Eastman School of Music. In addition to church positions he has worked as an accompanist for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and as music director for touring companies of the Second City and Baby Wants Candy improve music theatre. Brian is excited to be part of CCH due to our eclectic music program and progressive theology.

You Gotta Serve Somebody

One of best ways to serve in our church is to host a fellowship hour after worship. All you need to do is to prepare the coffee, tea and provide a few snacks. Please do not feel obligated to make a feast, you can do as much, or a little as you wish.

If you have never done it a membership committee member will be glad to assist. They are Lauren Eliash, Ann Gardner, Glen Grayson, Peter Lassen, Jean Uhl and Linda Wright.

Pastor's Book Group

The book group does not meet in July and August, but you can still do the reading. The September discussion book will be "The Underground Railroad," by Colson Whitehead.

"The Underground Railroad," is "Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South."

You have plenty of time, so start reading!

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

 
The devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey require the assistance of the entire nation to help people in need. You may assist by giving through the United Church of Chirst Disaster Ministries. Your donations will go directly to help with disaster relief where it is most needed.

You may give by:

Donate directly on the UCC website for Hurricane Harvey relief

Send a check to our church made out to The Congregational Church of Huntington, designated for Hurricane Harvey relief, and we will send all donations to the UCC relief program.

We Stand United In Love

Candlelight Prayer Service
September 11, 2017   7:30-8:30 PM
Chapin Stage, Heckscher Park, Huntington

On September 11, 2001 we experienced tragic and loss and, in the aftermath, a spirit of unity and love as fellow Americans. Join us as we honor the memory of 9/11 by standing united in love and standing up to all forms of hate that divide our American community. 

Sponsored by Centerport Methodist Church, Congregational Church of Huntington United Church of Christ, Huntington-Cold Spring Harbor United Methodist Church, Huntington Jewish Center, Masjid Noor of Huntington, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Saint Anthony of Padua Parish, Saint John’s Episcopal Church—Huntington, Temple Beth El, and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington

Volunteers Needed

Summer Garden Project "Gardener of the Week"
Each summer we raise organic vegetables at the church that are donated to the Northport Food Pantry. This year the Outreach ministry is asking members to sign-up to tend and harvest the garden for one week in the summer. See the sign-up sheet at the church.

Northport Food Pantry
We collect food for the Northport Food pantry each week at our church. Please place donations in the box by the church office.

Peace and Plenty Food Outreach:  You are invited to help make sandwiches and prepare snacks for children in Huntington. Peace and Plenty will meets on Mondays at 6:30 PM. They are also in need of donations of lunch meats and cheeses, fruit and healthy snacks.

Cooks Needed for the Peace & Plenty program
We're looking for a few volunteers who can help us send the Tri CYA trays of
cooked food such as baked ziti, chicken and rice, pasta with meatballs or meat sauce, etc. Most children at the Tri CYA receive free breakfast and lunch at school during the school year and rely on the Tri CYA  for at least one nutritious meal. We try to support
that effort with some substantial dishes, beyond sandwiches.  Some of the food may also be sent to individuals unable to get out to food pantries and living with food
shortages.
If you would like to help  please contact Anne: acanadeo@aol.com.

Upcoming Events

      Sunday, September 3

      Worship Service with Communion at 10:00 AM

      Fellowship Hour at 11:00 AM: Pedersen’s

      Tuesday, September 5

      Peace & Plenty Lunch Program at 6:30 PM

      Church Council Meeting at 7:30 PM

      Thursday, September 7

      Bell Choir at 5:30 PM

      Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 PM

      Sunday, September 10

      Welcome back breakfast 8:45 AM

      Outdoor Worship Service at 10:00 AM

      Monday, September 11

      Peace & Plenty Lunch Program at 6:30 PM

      “We Stand United in Love” 7:30-8:30 PM at

      Chapin Stage in Heckscher Park,

      Tuesday, September 12

      Trustees Meeting at 7:30 PM

      Wednesday, September 13

      Membership Committee at 7:30 PM

      Thursday, September 14

      Bell Choir at 5:30 PM

      Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 PM

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