CCH Congregator Weekly March 31, 2017

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Joys and Concerns

Best wishes to Loreen Epp as she moves to Madison, WI, to begin her new job as CEO of SERRV.  SERRV is a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty. Be sure to check out their website for quality crafts and fair trade food. Good luck, Loreen!

All-Church Spring Clean-up Day
Saturday, April 8, 9:00 AM-noon

Please join us for our Spring Clean-up as we rake leaves, prepare gardens, paint, repair, clean, wash windows and get our church ready for Easter. There is a sign-up on the church bulletin board with a list of jobs to be accomplished.

Open Mosque Day
Masjid Noor

We are invited to learn more about Islam and to meet our Islamic neighbors during Open Mosque day at Masjid Noor on Saturday, April 8, noon-3:00 PM. There is a sign-up sheet at the church so that we may send them a number coming from our congregation. Children and youth are welcome and encouraged to attend. Masjid Noor is located on Park Avenue at the corner of Broadway-Greenlawn.

Worship Calendar

April 2: Communion and The Way of Joy
For this communion Sunday in Lent Pastor Mark will focus on more of the attributes of joy and we will continue our Lenten prayer practices.

April 9: Palm Sunday
As the culmination of the Lenten series, The Way of Joy, we will have a meditative service as the start of holy week.

April 13: Maundy Thursday worship at 7:30 PM

April 16: Easter
     6:30 AM Sunrise Service at Fleet's Cove Beach
     10:00 AM  Family Service in the church sanctuary

Pastor's Book Group

April Book: The Last Days of Night, by Graham Moore

Great inventors take the stage in this historical fiction/legal thriller based on the lighting of New York City in the 1890s. The story is told by Paul Cravath, an attorney hired by George Westinghouse to take on Thomas Edison in a battle over lightbulb patents. The setup may sound dry, but Graham’s pacing keeps the story driving forward. There are crimes. There’s a mysterious woman. There’s a mad genius in the form of Nikola Tesla. And it’s all sets against the backdrop of the glittering Gilded Age. Every so often an historical fiction comes along that captures the imaginations of legions of readers. The Last Days of Night will join that elite group of novels. —Chris Schluep, The Amazon Book Review

This historical thriller is not only a fun read, but also presents many interesting ehical questions about the role of technology in our world. There is also a glimpse of 19th century Congregationalism.

Pastor Mark's Sermons
on CCH Website

In case you missed church this past week, Legislator William Spencer's sermon, "A Prescription for Peace," is on-line.

Pastor Mark's sermons have returned to the website of The Congregational Church of Huntington, United Church of Christ. If you miss a Sunday, or want to rehear the message, you can go to the church website,, and look for the sermon's page. The most recent sermons are also on the front page of the website. Be sure to share the link with friends who can't make it to church.

April 29, 2017

The Membership Committee is happy to announce that we have scheduled a Progressive Dinner for April 29.  For those not familiar with these events, appetizers are enjoyed at one house (Rose and Fred Munch are hosting), dinners at multiple homes, and then  we all gather together for dessert  (Paul and Glen's home).  Participants may be asked to bring a side side by their host.  We have a sign-up sheet posted on the bulletin board.  Sign up to host a dinner, or be a participant and we will let you know who your dinner host will be.  Progressive Dinners are always really wonderful events — good food and a great opportunity to enjoy old and new friends.  Be sure to sign up soon!  

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, April 2

     Worship Service with Communion and Church School at 10:00 AM

     Fellowship Hour at 11:00 AM: Fallacaro Family

     Confirmation at 11:30 AM

     Monday, April 3

     Peace & Plenty Lunch Program at 6:30 PM

     Trustees Meeting at 7:30 PM

     Tuesday, April 4

     Council Meeting at 7:30 PM

     Thursday, April 6

     Bell Choir at 6:30 PM

     Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 PM

     Saturday, April 8

     Spring Clean-up at 9:00 AM

     Sunday, April 9 Palm Sunday

     Worship Service and Church School at 10:00 AM

     Fellowship Hour at 11:00 AM

     Monday, April 10

     Peace & Plenty Lunch Program at 6:30 PM

     Diaconate Meeting at 7:30 PM

     Thursday, April 13

     Maundy Thursday Service at 7:30 PM

Giving Update

  Received Pledged Difference
Last Week  $1,187 $2758  -$1,571
Year-To-Date $41,597  $35,854  $5,743

Thank you for remembering the church in your will. By so doing you help to insure our long term future!

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