CCH Congregator Weekly March 30, 2018

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 Worship Calendar

April 1: Easter
     6:30 AM  Sunrise Service at Fleet's Cove Beach
     10:00 AM  Easter Worship in Sanctuary

Thinking of Joining?

As meaningful as it may be to worship at The Congregational Church of Huntington, it is many times more so to be a member of the church. Joining a church means to make to take a stand for what you believe and to become fully engaged in this loving community. Pastor Mark is currently preparing a new member class for late April or early May. If you are interested in church membership please speak to him about the class. 

Huntington Choral Society

On Saturday, April 14th the Huntington Choral Society will be performing a very special spring concert. The program features two great works from the Age of Enlightenment: Mozart's fabulous Requiem and Haydn's exciting Mass in Time of War, both with full professional orchestra and soloists.

 The concert will be held at 8:00 PM at Huntington High School (McKay and Oakwood Roads). Tickets are $20 for adults and students are free. Contact Sylvia Kellershon, Bonnie Dawkins or Kristin Harper for tickets.

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.

A 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.

2018 Benefit Auction

Saturday, April 21, 2018   6:00 PM
Northport Yacht Club

Tickets are now available for the CCH annual benefit auction to support the ministries of the church. The theme this year is "Rodeo Roundup," so grab your boots, jeans and hats. There will be a live auction, silent auction and raffle. Dinner tickets are only $65–buy yours after worship on Sunday. A night of good food, great friends and fun bidding.

Worship Highlights

Be sure to check out the church website for audio portions from our worship services. This week we added  Pastor Mark's short reflections on the Palm Parade from this past Sunday. The church website is

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, April 1 – Easter Sunday

       Sunrise Service at Fleets Cove Beach at 6:30 AM

       Intergenerational Worship in Sanctuary at 10:00 AM

       Fellowship Hour at 11:00 AM: Elfrieda Kleina & The Gardners


       Sunday, April 8

       Worship Service and Church School at 10:00 AM

       Fellowship Hour at 11:00 AM: Weiss/Canadeo/Vibbert


       Monday, April 9

       Peace and Plenty Lunch Program at 6:30 PM

       Trustees Meeting at 7:30 PM


       Thursday, April 12

        Bell Choir at 6:00 PM

       Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 PM

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