CCH Congregator Weekly May 10, 2019

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Welcome to the Table

This past Sunday we welcomed Christopher Leary, Mary Kate Fitzsimmons, Ella Katzmaier and Henry Schmid to our communion service as the culmination of their Welcome to the Table class. It was a wonderful celebration of these young people and their faith journeys. 

Offered every other year the Welcome to the Table class teaches children about the meaning of communion and helps to develop their understanding of Jesus. They also bake the communion bread for that Sunday as part of their class. Marlena Mooers, the class teacher for many years, does a wonderful job of helping our children feel completely included in our church. We thank her, church school director Ron Rudaitis and the parents who assisted for another wonderful class.

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.

Upcoming Events    

                       Sunday, May 12
               Intergenerational Worship at 10:00 AM
               Fellowship Hour at 11:00 AM: The Bausch Family
               Monday, May 13
               Peace & Plenty Lunch Program at 6:30 PM
               Trustees Meeting at 7:30 PM
               Thursday, May 16
               Bell Choir at 6:00 PM
               Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 PM
               Sunday, May 19
               Worship Service and Church School at 10:00 AM
               Fellowship Hour at 11:00 AM
               Confirmation Class at 11:20 AM
               Fellowship Hall Renovation Listening Meeting at 11:30 AM
               Monday, May 20
               Peace & Plenty Lunch Program at 6:30 PM
               Thursday, May 23
               Bell Choir at 6:00 PM
               Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 PM

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

May 12: Visions of Faith
On this Mother's Day, Pastor Mark looks to the original vision for Mother's Day as inspiration to build a more peacable world

Pastor's Book Group

One of the most pressing issues of our time is the rise of hate groups and white supremacists. The next book of the Pastor's book group tackles this concern. Eli Saslow, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist for the Washington Post has written the story of a prominent white-supremist, Derek Black (his godfather was David Duke), who has a change of heart and repudiates his racist upbringing in a prominent op-ed in the New York Times. The book is “Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist,” by Eli Saslow.

This is a fascinating account of the world of white supremacists, but, even more so, how Black was able to change. The ability to overcome prejudice is a critical issue in our country right now and this book should stir lots of discussion. We will hold our next meeting on Tuesday, June 11, at Jane Madden-Koch's home.

Volunteers Needed
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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