CCH Congregator Weekly March 2, 2018

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 Worship Calendar

March 4: Communion Sunday
   For our Communion Sunday we will continue our Lenten exploration of spiritual practices with a Communion Meditation on overcoming fear.

March 11: Girl Scout Sunday
    All Girl Scouts are invited to wear their uniforms and assist with our worship service. We will also have a special church school class for the scouts to work on their "My Faith, My Promise" pin.

Pastor's Book Group

The April selection for the Pastor's Book Group is a novel that explores contemporary concerns about immigration as well as the inequality of wealth in our nation. “Behold the Dreamers,” by Imbolo Mbue is an Oprah book club selection that follows a recent Cameroonian immigrant who begins work as a chauffeur for a Lehman Brothers executive just before the crash of 2007. Because our normal book discussion date would fall on Holy Week we are skipping March and will hold the discussion group on Wednesday, April 25, at Eileen and Bruce Rosenzweig’s home.



From the Publisher: This critically acclaimed first novel follows Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty—and Jende is eager to please. Clark’s wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses’ summer home in the Hamptons. With these opportunities, Jende and Neni can at last gain a foothold in America and imagine a brighter future.


However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers’ façades.


When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende’s job—even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.

CCH Yoga

A new yoga class is being offered to all adult church members on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Bonnie and Kristin bring their long-standing love of yoga and their instructor Marie Cruz to the CCH community. Yoga offers many positive benefits to the body, mind and spirit through the practice of meditation and mindfulness. As another busy holiday season approaches, yoga can help us find the balance we all  seek. The class is $20.00 per session. For more details call Bonnie or Kristin at 516.922.9525 or Sue at the Church office.

Supplies Needed

Donate Extra Party Supplies: If anyone has extra disposable plates/cups/ utensils/bowls lurking in their home, the church would love to have them for Fellowship Hour.

 Reuse Plastic Bags: Peace and Plenty uses plastic grocery bags to send sandwiches to TriCYA and ManorField.  If anyone has extra, please bring them to the church.

Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative

Sheets Needed: Please donate twin sheets for the HIHI program. Sheets can be new or used, in good condition. Flat or fitted. Any color. There will be a collection box for donations at the church.

The Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative needs volunteers for Saturday, March 17. We need:
     Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch donations
     Volunteers for setup, evening chaperones and Sunday morning clean-up.

Please sign-up at the church or email Pastor Mark.

CCH Members in the Community

Terrence Sheldon is currently performing in “The Little Mermaid” at the Elwood John H. Glenn High School on Friday March 2nd and Saturday March 3rd at 7pm.  Terrence plays Prince Eric. A wonderful play for all ages.

Volunteers Needed


Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative (HIHI)
Our next night to host the HIHI program is Saturday, March 17, at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs. There are many volunteer slots available. Please sign up on the board at 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:   Peace and Plenty is in need of plastic grocery bags to deliver their lunches each week. Bring any extra to the church. 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:

Upcoming Events


Sunday, March 4

      Worship Service with Communion at 10:00 AM

      Church School at 10:00 AM

      Fellowship Hour at 11:00 AM: The Weigers


      Monday, March 5

      Peace & Plenty Lunch Program at 6:30 PM

      Trustees Meeting at 7:30 PM


      Tuesday, March 6

      Church Council at 7:30 PM


       Thursday, March 8

       Bell Choir at 6:00 PM

       Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 PM


      Sunday, March 11

      Worship Service at 10:00 AM

      Church School at 10:00 AM

      Fellowship Hour at 11:00 AM: The Bigelow Family


      Monday, March 12

       Peace & Plenty Lunch Program at 6:30 PM

       Outreach Meeting at 7:30 PM


       Tuesday, March 13

       Diaconate Meeting at 7:30 PM


       Thursday, March 15

       Bell Choir at 6:00 PM

       Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 PM


       Saturday, March 17

       HIHI at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, begins at 5:30 PM

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