CCH Congregator Weekly March 29, 2019

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Last Chance to Purchase Tickets: Sunday, March 31
Purchase in church or contact Bonnie Dawkins or Doug Munch

Bring Deposit Bottles and Cans to Church

Riley Fitzsimmons is collecting deposit bottles and cans at the church as part of her Girl Scout silver project. Please bring clean deposit recyclables and place them in the garbage can behind the curtain in the Fellowship Hall. This fundraiser is part of her effort to raise enough money to replace the Peace and Plenty refrigerator in the church pantry.

2019 Benefit Auction

You are invited to the CCH 2019 benefit auction–a Masquerade Party! The dinner and auction will honor Jenny Haluza, recipient of the 2019 Church Service Award. Held at the Northport Yacht Club the event will be on Saturday, April 6, 6:00 PM. Tickets are $65/person and may be purchased at church or email Bonnie Dawkins or Doug Munch.

Upcoming Events    


         Sunday, March 31
        Worship Service and Church School at 10:00 AM
         Fellowship Hour at 11:00 AM:  The Ciccones
         Confirmation Class at 11:30 AM
         Monday, April 1
          Peace and Plenty Lunch Program at 6:30 PM
          Tuesday, April 2
          Church Council at 7:30
          Thursday, April 4
           Bell Choir at 6:00 PM
           Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 PM
           Saturday, April 6th
            Annual Benefit Auction, 6:00 PM at Northport Yacht Club
            Sunday, April 7
            Worship Service with Communion at 10:00 AM
            Church School at 10:00 AM
            Fellowship Hour at 11:00 AM: Nancy Sordi
            Welcome to the Table at 11:00 AM
            Confirmation Class at 11:30 AM
            Lent Discussion at 11:30 AM
            Monday, April 8
            Peace and Plenty Lunch Program at 6:30 PM
            Trustee Meeting at 7:30 PM
            Thursday, April 4
             Bell Choir at 6:00 PM
             Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 PM
             Saturday, April 13
             Church Clean Up 9:00 AM – Noon

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.

Joys and Concerns

Our prayers are with Nancy Schumann as she moves to Maine to help care for her sister. We also pray it will be a temporary move and we look forward to seeing her back.

Peter Werner had surgery on Thursday to implant a pace maker and defibrillator. We offer our prayers for a quick recovery.

Beth Rowland's father has been ill and hospitalized in Hamilton, New York. Beth is with him and we pray for them both.

Worship Calendar

Sunday, March 31: A Principled Journey–Faith
Faith may be the word that is spoken most in a church. But what is it, really? Pastor Mark takes a look at something we all think we know about.

Sunday, April 7: A Principled Journey–Justice
On this Communion Sunday Pastor Mark continues his Lenten sermon series on basic Christian principles. This week he explores the Biblical definition of justice and how it may inspire us to work for God's beloved community.

Volunteers Needed
Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative

Thank you to all our volunteers who helped in the HIHI program this past Saturday: Chris Bausch, Chris Dengler, Alex and Walker Harris, Jen Kiernan, Peter Lassen, Marion Munch, Henry and Ron Rudaitis, Irene Schmidt, and Alice Weigers. And, as always, a special thank you to Anne Canadeo for organizing the night and overseeing the program for the entire season. 

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.

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who participated in the  Soles4Souls shoe collection. We collected 105 pairs of shoes! And a big thanks to Sandy Piccolo for coordinating the collection (and counting the shoes).

Spring Congregational Work Day

Saturday, April 13
9:00 AM-noon
Cleaning, Washing Windows, Painting, Light Repairs, Raking, Gardening
Jobs for All Ages!
All are encouraged to come to make our church look good for Easter and to meet some of your fellow members.

Pastor's Book Group

The April selection for our Pastor's Book Group, "Lapham Rising," by Robert Rosenblatt, is a funny sendup of class relations on Long Island's east end. From the publisher: "Harry March is something of a wreck and more than half nuts. Up until now, he has lived peacefully on an island in the Hamptons with his talking dog, Hector, a born-again Evangelical and unapologetic capitalist. But March’s life starts to completely unravel when Lapham—an ostentatious multimillionaire who made his fortune on asparagus tongs—begins construction of a gargantuan mansion just across the way. To Harry, Lapham’s monstrosity-to-be represents the fetid and corrupt excess that has ruined modern civilization. Which means, quite simply, that this is war.'

The discussion group will meet on Tuesday, April 30, at Nancy Sordi's home.

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