CCH Congregator Weekly January 25, 2019

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Congregational Meeting and Lunch

Sunday, January 27, 11:30 AM

Join us the CCH Annual Meeting and Lunch following worship on Sunday, January 27. This is the most important church meeting of the year and will include the approval of the 2019 budget and election of officers and committee members. Everyone is invited to bring their "signature" dish to share in our potluck lunch. Given the quality of cooks in our congregation this promises to be a wonderful meal!

2019 2nd Effort Pledge Drive

At this Sunday's annual meeting the Trustees will present the congregation's 2019 budget. Unfortunately, at this point the projected budget has a significant deficit. We have a large loss of pledges this year due to deaths and relocations. This means that our pledge income is down by almost 20%. Now, as much as ever, we need all of our members to make a significant financial commitment to the ministries of our church. If you have not made a pledge, or you can increase the pledge you have submitted, please email our financial secretary, Marion Munch, or bring your pledge card to the meeting on Sunday.

Upcoming Events    


     Sunday, January 27

      Worship Service and Church School at 10:00 AM

      Annual Meeting with Lunch after church. Bring your

      signature dish to share.


      Monday, January 28

      Peace & Plenty Lunch Program at 6:30 PM


      Thursday, January 31

       Bell Choir at 6:00 PM

       Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 PM


       Sunday, February 3

       Worship Service with Communion at 10:00 AM

        Church School at 10:00 AM

        Fellowship Hour at 11:00 AM

        Confirmation Class at 11:30 AM


       Monday, February 4

       Peace & Plenty Lunch Program at 6:30 PM


       Thursday, February 7

       Bell Choir at 6:00 PM

       Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 PM


        Saturday, February 9

        HIHI at St. Pat’s at 5:00 PM

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 27: Congregational Annual Meeting and Baptism
On this annual meeting Sunday Pastor Mark's sermon, "Do You Want to Rent or Own," will examine what it means to be a congregationalist. Everyone is invited to the annual meeting following worship.

February 3: Communion Sunday

Federal Shutdown Assistance

As the shutdown of the federal government persists there are many furloughed employees facing tough financial decisions. There is help at the following places:

  • Northport Food Pantry is assisting federal employees from Northport/East Northport, Fort Salonga, Greenlawn and Centerport. They are located in the First Presbyterian Church of Northport and are open from 10:00 AM-Noon on Monday-Thursday.
  • The Greater Huntington Council of Yacht and Boating Clubs is collecting gift cards for groceries and gas to assist members of the Eaton's Neck Coast Guard Station.

If you would like to help you can bring groceries or gift cards to the church and we will make sure they get to the right places.

Volunteers Needed

Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative
Our next night to host HIHI is Saturday, January 26, at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs.

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 meets every Monday at 6:30 PM to prepare food for children at need in Huntington.  You are invited to help make sandwiches and prepare snacks for children in Huntington. They are also in need of donations of lunch meats and cheeses, fruit and healthy snacks.

Pastor's Book Group

What better for the cold of February than a funny around-the-world trip with a wonderful book. "Less," by Andrew Sean Greer is a Pulitzer prize winning novel that follows a down-on-his-luck author, Arthur Less, as travels on a writer's junket and in the process struggles with the sources of his writer's and relationship blocks. From a reviewer: "Like Arthur, Andrew Sean Greer’s “Less” is excellent company. It’s no less than bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful."

The next discussion meeting will be at the home of Norman and Sylvia Kellershon on Wednesday, February 22, at 7:30 PM.

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