CCH Congregator Weekly February 17, 2017

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Building Bridges for a Brighter Tomorrow


Building Bridges for a Brighter Tomorrow

Refugee Crises


With Arielle Stein & Llana Yaari

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 2-4PM CCH Sanctuary


For 5 months in 2016, Arielle, a young Huntington

woman, oversaw a Syrian refugee camp

in Greece of 600-100 people.


As a child, Ilana witnessed the atrocities of the

Holocaust. Last summer, she brought her family to

Poland to retrace her childhood journey.


Hear their stories, those of refugees,

then and now, and others who help them.

How do we respond as humans

And what can we learn to avoid repeating patterns.


RSVP to Mary Beth White, NP

Nursing Home Clothing Drive

Maddie Bunting, a high school senior, is leading a clothing drive for low income residents of a local nursing home. She is collecting sweat pants, drawstring pants, pull-over tops, and gently used sneakers for the residents. There is a collection box in the church hallway.

Worship Calendar

February 19: Epiphany 7
     Intergenerational Service

February 26: Transfiguration Sunday
     Scripture: Luke 9:28-36

March 1: Ash Wednesday
      Worship with ashes at 7:30 PM

Pastor's Book Group

The February selection for the Pastor's Book Group is "Home," by Marilynne Robinson. When the discussion group began seven years ago the first book was Robinson's "Gilead." With "Home" she writes about some of the same characters in roughly the same time period. Each book stands alone, but together they paint a deep and poignant picture of faith, family and life in a small town. The group will meet on Tuesday, February 28, at 7:30 PM.

From the publisher:

Hailed as "incandescent," "magnificent," and "a literary miracle" (Entertainment Weekly), hundreds of thousands of readers were enthralled by Marilynne Robinson's Gilead. Now Robinson returns with a brilliantly imagined retelling of the prodigal son parable, set at the same moment and in the same Iowa town as Gilead. The Reverend Boughton's hell-raising son, Jack, has come home after twenty years away. Artful and devious in his youth, now an alcoholic carrying two decades worth of secrets, he is perpetually at odds with his traditionalist father, though he remains his most beloved child. As Jack tries to make peace with his father, he begins to forge an intense bond with his sister Glory, herself returning home with a broken heart and turbulent past. Home is a luminous and healing book about families, family secrets, and faith from one of America's most beloved and acclaimed authors.

Have A Heart Brunch

Sunday February 26, 2017, 12:30-2:30

The First Presbyterian Church of Northport


Honoring the work of the Food Pantry Volunteers and those that support the Food Pantry.  Tickets for the Brunch are $25 per person.  Pay in advance to Sandy Piccolo or at the door.  Reservations needed by Feb. 12th. Further questions contact Sandy Piccolo at

Annual Benefit Auction
March 25, 2017

Save the date for the church's annual benefit auction and dinner. This is our biggest fundraising event of the year. It will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Northport Yacht club, starting at 6:00 PM. Please consider donating or soliciting auction items–services, gift certificates, event tickets, gift baskets, etc.

Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative

The Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative provides housing for homeless people in Huntington in religious organizations throughout the winter. The need for this was highlighted recently when a homeless man died of hypothermia in Huntington Station. We will provide volunteers to run the program on three Saturday nights in 2017: January 21, February 25 and March 11. Please sign up on the signs at the church.

Donations needed for the 2016 HIHI program:
• Items for hygiene kits:
            o Disposable razors
            o Small bars of soap
            o Toothbrushes
            o Travel-sized toothpaste
            o Travel-sized shampoo
            o Combs
• New men’s socks and underwear (small/medium)
• New hats/gloves
• New or gently-used T-shirts
• New or gently-used bath towels
• Gently used men’s coats, boots and sweatshirts

There will be a box in church for donations.

Volunteers Needed

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
If you would like to help  please contact Anne:

Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 19

Intergenerational Worship Service at 10:00 AM

Fellowship Hour at 11:00 AM: Peragallo Family

Building Bridges for a Brighter Tomorrow,

from 2-4:00 PM, CCH Sanctuary – see insert

Tuesday, February 21

Peace & Plenty Lunch Program at 6:30 PM

Thursday, February 23

Bell Choir at 6:30 PM

Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 PM

Saturday, February 25-26

HIHI at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs-begins at 5:00 PM

Sunday, February 26

Worship Service and Church School at 10:00 AM

Fellowship Hour at 11:00 AM: Glen & Paul

Have a Heart Brunch 12:30-2:30 PM –

The First Presbyterian Church of Northport

Monday , February 27

Peace & Plenty Lunch Program at 6:30 PM

Thursday, March 2

Bell Choir at 6:30 PM

Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 PM

Saturday, March 25, 2017 – Save the Date

Annual Benefit Auction

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