CCH Congregator Weekly February 15, 2019

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Confirmation Class Begins

All 7th and 8th graders are invited to participate in our confirmation class that beings this Sunday, February 3, following worship. The class will conclude on Pentecost, June 9, 2019. Speak to Pastor Mark with any questions.

Children's Communion Class Begins

This year our church will have a “Welcome to the Communion Table” ceremony in spring.  Marlena Mooers will once again be teaching our “Welcome to the Communion Table” classes.  It is offered every other year at the Congregational Church of Huntington during our regular Sunday School classes for children 2nd grade and older.   The classes focus on what it means to receive communion at our church and how it relates to Jesus and his teachings. The first class meets this Sunday, February 3, during church school. Speak to Marlena if you have any questions.
 

2018 Statements

Annual giving statements were emailed and mailed to donors this past week. If you did not receive your, or have any questions, contact our financial secretary, Marion Munch.

2019 Pledges
Thank you to everyone who responded to the 2nd Effort Pledge Campaign to fill our budget deficit. Unfortunately, we still had to pass a deficit budget at the annual meeting this past Sunday. The Trustees will work throughout the year to cut expenses and hold more fundraisers to close the gap. If needed they will withdraw money from savings to close the gap at the end of the year. You can help out by participating in the 2nd effort pledge campaign by contacting Marion Munch

Upcoming Events    

     

        Sunday, February 17

        Intergenerational Service at 10:00 AM

        Fellowship Hour at 11:00 AM

        Confirmation Class at 11:30 AM

       Tuesday, February 19

        Bell Choir at 6:00 PM

        Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 PM

        Peace and Plenty Lunch Program at 6:30 PM

        Sunday, February 24

         Worship Service and Church School at 10:00 AM

         Fellowship Hour at 11:00 AM

         Monday, February 25

         Peace and Plenty Lunch Program at 6:30 PM

         Wednesday, February 27

         Book Discussion Group 7:30 PM at Kellershon’s home

        Thursday, February 28

         Bell Choir at 6:00 PM

         Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 PM

         Wednesday, March 6

         Ash Wednesday Service at 7:30 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

February 17: Contemplative Intergenerational Service
This intergenerational service will also be our monthly service of contemplative music and prayer. Pastor Mark will continue his sermon series on Christian Basics with a look at Jesus' parables of the mustard seed and yeast. 

February 24: Installation of Officers and Diaconate Ordination
Join us as we install our church leaders to their offices and ordain our newest Deacon, Jeff Weigers. Pastor Mark's sermon series on Christian Basics with a sermon entitled, "H-E-Double Hockey Sticks."

Girl Scout Sunday

March 10, 2019
The Congregational Church of Huntington
30 Washington Drive Centerport, NY

Join us Sunday, March 10 for a 10am service. Girl Scouts wear your uniform and participate in the service to earn a Girl Scout Sunday patch provided by Troop 1309.

All participants will go to class during the sermon and work with a leader to make hygiene kits for the Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative (HIHI) and The Family Services League.

During Fellowship Hour after the service, a multi-troop booth sale will be held for congregants. All proceeds will go toward the HIHI service project and Peace & Plenty, which provides meals for underprivileged youth.

Please fill out the Google Form and indicate how you would like to participate in service. Arrive at church by 9:30 on Sunday, March 10th to carry out your assigned roles.

Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/Dx4mp9JhGceWbZi53

If you want a patch for participating you must fill out the attached Google form. Deadline: to receive a patch: March 1st.

Joys and Concerns

We are saddened to pass on the news of the death of Geraldine Yee on January 30. Gerry had been living in Florida. We hold her family in our prayers.

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.

Volunteers Needed

Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative
Our next night to host HIHI is Saturday, March 23, at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs church in Centerport. We need volunteers to help at the site as well as to donate meals for dinner, breakfast and lunch. Please sign up 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 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.

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