CCH Congregator Weekly January 4, 2019

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Happy New Year!

(Children at our family friendly New Year's Eve celebration on December 31)

Joys and Concerns

We welcome to church membership Steve and Marianne Tremaroli who joined the congregation on Sunday, December 30.

Our prayers are with the members of the Schroon Lake Community Church as their church and parsonage were destroyed in a fire on Wednesday. The congregation is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church. 

Upcoming Events    

     Sunday, January 6

      Worship Service with Communion at 10:00 AM

      Church School at 10:00 AM

      Fellowship Hour at 11:00 AM: Irene Schmidt & Maddie


      Monday, January 7

      Peace & Plenty Lunch Program at 6:30 PM


      Tuesday, January 8

      Council Meeting at 7:30 PM


      Wednesday, January 9

      Diaconate Meeting at 7:30 PM


      Thursday, January 10

      Bell Choir at 6:00 PM

      Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 PM


      Sunday, January 13

      Worship Service and Church School at 10:00 AM

      Fellowship Hour at 11:00 AM: Ann & Greg Gardner

      Sermon Talkback at 11:30 AM

      Auction Committee Meeting at 11:30 AM


      Monday, January 14

      Peace & Plenty Lunch Program at 6:30 PM

      Trustees Meeting at 7:30 PM


      Thursday, January 10

      Bell Choir at 6:00 PM

      Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 PM


      Saturday, January 26

      HIHI at OLQM starting at 5:00 PM


     Sunday, January 27

     Annual Meeting after church

Save the Date

2019 Benefit Auction
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Northport Yacht Club
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.

Worship Calendar

January 6: Epiphany/Communion
The Magi traveled a long distance following a star. What star are you following in this new year? Join us as Pastor Mark explores the journey to Bethlehem and we share communion together.

January 13: The Franklin Virtues
A new form of small groups meet to discuss the Ben Franklin's  thirteen classic virtues. The goal of the group is to make a difference in the world while transforming our lives. We will be joined by a Franklin group leader who will introduce the concept and hold an informational meeting after worship to see who may want to participate.

January 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday
Join us for the annual celebration of the impact of Martin Luther King, Jr. on our churches and our world.

Volunteers Needed

Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative
Our next night to host HIHI is Saturday, January 26, at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs. We are need of people to help with:
    Chaperone, 8-10:00 PM
    Overnight Chaperone, 10 PM-6 PM (with security guard)
    Morning clean-up, 7-8 AM

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 will not meet on December 24 or 31. The next lunch making meeting will be on Wednesday, January 2, 6:30 PM. 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.

Pastor's Book Group

For January our book group is going to stay local and explore the Culper spy ring. You may have noticed new historical signs around town about the Washington Spy Trail–that refers to the spy ring that operated during the revolutionary war. "Washington's Spies: The Story of American's First Spy Ring," by Alexander Rose, tells the true story of the spies who helped win the American revolution. And it happens here, in our town.

The discussion group will meet on Wednesday, January 23 to discuss the book.  

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