HORIZONS
May 2022
Monthly Newsletter
Hingham Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
366 Main St,
Hingham MA 02043
hccucc.com
Mr. B, teaching some Sunday School children a song!
Some of our children on Palm Sunday.
Outreach Update:,
Mission Sunday
May 15th will be Mission Sunday! Meg Glazer from the South Shore Action Afghan Resettlement Committee will speak in worship. Please come to Hale Hall during fellowship hour and welcome representatives from Wellspring - Elder Services, Habitat for Humanity, The Guild Consignment Center, and Father Bill's & MainSpring. They will be glad to answer any questions you might have about their organizations and will have information about volunteer opportunities.
HCC and the UCC are also set up to help with the ongoing Ukrainian crisis. From the UCC, “Our Ukrainian neighbors need us now. Millions have been displaced, seeking shelter and necessities. Please take a moment now to help our partners in the region meet these needs with a gift to the UCC Ukraine Relief Fund” at
https://hccucc.com/who-we-are/giving/ Special Offering - Ukrainian crisis or by check earmarked Outreach, Ukrainian Crisis.
CALL TO ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

To the Members of the Hingham Congregational Church:
In accordance with Article VI, section 1 of the Bylaws, the members of the Hingham Congregational Church are hereby notified that the

Annual Congregational Meeting of the Church will take place on
Sunday, May 22, 2022, at 11:00 am – in Hale Hall and on Zoom
Passcode: 311754 Meeting ID: 839 7903 9286

for the following purposes:

1. To approve minutes of:
           March 6, 2022 Special Meeting;
2. To hear and vote on the annual reports of the Boards and Committees;
3. To receive reports from the Senior Pastor and Moderator regarding the status of the church;
4. To hear and vote on the slate of officers, Boards and Committees presented by the Nominating Committee and endorsed by the Executive Council, these to take effect at the conclusion of the Meeting;
5. To hear and vote on changes to the by-laws; and
6. To transact any other business that may properly come before the Meeting.

This is an important meeting and participation by all members of the Congregation is requested.

Karen vonLoesecke, Church Clerk
FROM THE OFFICE
Sunday May 22, Annual Congregational Meeting after worship, in person and on Zoom.
Committees and Groups should get their reports to the office ASAP

Committees and Groups - Please let the office know when and where you are meeting, so that nothing is double booked. Thank you!

Copies of a draft of the Church Directory have been placed in the narthex. If you would like to make any changes to it, please email, churchoffice@hccucc.com.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Sunday April 24th was a joyous occasion as we welcomed two families back into membership and 2 new families into membership.
Leigh & Nathan Eaton
Kristin & John Frey
Connie & Eliot Beal
the service
Jim & Eleanor Hughes, raised their family in Hingham and lived here 30 years before going on a 15-year vacation in Florida. Now they have happily relocated to the Family Seat.
Flowers for Sunday Services
Opportunity to help beautify our Sanctuary with flowers. Please consider choosing a Sunday to provide flowers from your garden or a florist, in celebration or in memory of a loved one at:

Many Reasons to Visit the Consignment Center in May!
 
We’ve enjoyed the season of transition, and are now in full bloom!

Have you noticed an increasing number of social events this spring? Many of our customers tell us of multiple wedding invitations, along with graduations and family gatherings, and visit weekly to search for necessary outfits. We currently have a large supply of formal wear, special event dresses, shoes and accessories as well as cute sundresses and “dressy casual” wear for graduations and backyard parties. Fortunately, these cover a wide range of styles and sizes.

Plan ahead for Mother’s Day while you are here!

As the outdoor beckons, beach totes, cover-ups, towels, porch planters, picnic baskets, and fishing poles are currently on hand. Shorts, golf shirts, sneakers, sandals, and sunshades abound. Play clothes and yard games wait for growing children. Recent grads could find furnishings for dorms or new apartments!!!

It will be a busy and exciting month, and we invite you to share it with us.


Masks are optional
Tuesday    10-7 Wednesday  10-1 Thursday    10-6
Saturday    10-1 Sales Only

Hello HCC,
I am helping the church office spread the word thru social media (FB & Insta) about how active and special HCC is! Please email me your photos when you grab a good one (or even an ok one) so we can share the great activities with local folks! #hcc #hinghamcongregationalchurch
Thanks, Stephanie
GREEN ACTION FOR MOTHER EARTH!

Ed Bartholomew and Kate Kallis joined 5 other UCC Churches to mark Earth Day by protesting the Compressor Station. To read all about it go to:

  “USE WISELY...” HELP US CARE FOR OUR FRAGILE ENVIRONMENT BY REDUCING WASTE.
REDUCE - REFUSE - REUSE - - REPAIR - RECYCLE - ROT (COMPOST)

And always remember to -  
“USE WISELY...” HELP US CARE FOR OUR FRAGILE ENVIRONMENT BY REDUCING WASTE.
REDUCE - REFUSE - REUSE - REPAIR - RECYCLE- ROT (COMPOST)
Ongoing at HCC
Tuesday Night Bible Study
7:30 pm
Newcomers are encouraged and welcomed. For information anyone can contact either
Terri Fortin at terrifortin@comcast.net
or 781-817-6650
Wednesday Evening Prayer at 7:00 pm

Email links will be sent on Wednesdays
GIFT
Growing in Faith Together
Bible Study -
Thursdays at 9:00 am
To sign up please email
Rev. Pete at
There will not be GIFT on
April 14th.
Meditation Group
Please join us on Thursday 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm on the third floor, for an introduction to meditation provided by Chris Larsen.<surgical411@aol.com
Chris has found the benefits of meditation to be very helpful in developing mindfulness and becoming centered in life. It has also provided growth in his spirituality. Please join us for an hour and wipe out your cluttered mind and become one with us.

Please keep in 
       your prayers...
• Tricia Smock
•  The People of Ukraine
•  Candy Heath
•  Barbara McGovern’s nephew Brendan, and his wife,Oksana, photo journalists living in Kyiv 
•  Eddie Wadleigh, Rachel Scott’s brother
•  Terri Fortin’s friend, Diane
•   Allan Bacon, Carolyn Antoine’s brother
•   Carol Lincoln, longtime school nurse
•   Dan Halpenny and his family, friends of Jen DiMarzio
•  Ginger Carpenter Haberle, friend of Kate Kallis
•   Nancy Hansberry's sister, Sue
•  John Kallis, Kate’s son, with health concerns
•   Susan Sardina’s Afghan friends
•   Nancie Mooney
•   Bud and Connie Thompson
•   Nick Nasson
•   Peter Edson and his sister Dale
•   Al Carpenter
•   Ryan Lamonde, prayers for peace and courage
•   Daryl Denelle, seeking ordination
Wishing a Happy May Birthday to our HCC family
Wishing a Happy May Anniversary to: 
18 - Michael & Ruth Whitner 48 years
21 - Robert & Karen Hale  28 years
25 Jeff & Susan Johnson 37 years
26 Tracey & Peter Allen,
    Jason & Rachel Scott
28 Bruce & Kristina Shorey
30 Ed & Janet Bartholomew 52 years
31 Paul & Janet Cappers 53 years
What's happening in May at HCC?
IN OUR COMMUNITY
HCC Will Host Concert by The Hingham Singers May 7th at 4 pm
The Hingham Singers will present a 45-minute concert version of Paul Kenwood Cappers' original musical, Weetamoo and the King, here at HCC on Saturday afternoon, May 7, 2022 at 4:00 PM.
This concert version of the full musical features many of the original songs in the show, with narration explaining the plot written by Dr. Cappers. In addition, the Wompatuck Senior Orchestra, which rehearses weekly in Hale Hall of HCC, will perform several favorite orchestral works to round out the program. The concert is free, with a free-will offering for any who wish to contribute going to the Pokanoket Tribe of Weetamoo and King Philip's descendants.
Set in the early 17th century in what was to become Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Weetamoo and the King tells the story of the Pokanoket Nation, the indigenous people of the area. Their history progresses from a happy stasis of approximately 8000 people prior to the arrival of European settlers in 1600 to about 400 in 1676 at the end of the war …7600 people gone in 76 years! History reveals that European diseases were not the only explanation for this incredible loss. 
Who was Weetamoo, who was the king; and what was their role in the Pokanoket history? Dr. Cappers did extensive research when creating the musical. He found the historical record left by Indigenous, Pilgrim, and English sources to be remarkably aligned. The musical is based upon these facts. 
The second part of the program will feature the Wompatuck Senior Orchestra, also conducted by Dr. Cappers. They will play J.S. Bach’s cantata, Ein Feste Burg, the Overture to the Royal Fireworks by G.F. Handel, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Overture, and a medley from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story.
The WSO would like to thank the Hingham Congregational Church for the use of Hale Hall for their weekly rehearsals!
Hingham Unity Council
What does community mean to you? Belonging? Acceptance? Kindness? Love?Brooke Bartletta, a local photographer, has initiated a project called We Are Hingham, as a community builder. Residents of Hingham take self-portraits which will be on the website along with their descriptions of themselves and what community means to them. Check it out! Participate! The website is WeAreHingham.com.
In conjunction, the Hingham Unity Council will sponsor a community conversation on May 22 from 2-4 pm at the South Shore Conservatory. Go to Hinghamunity.org to register for this free event.
As voters in Northern Ireland and elsewhere head to the polls, we offer this prayer.
5 May 2022
God of those we call opponents,
God of those you call family:
may we learn that democracy
is not about
outnumbering the opposition
in a struggle for dominance.
It is about learning more about those
with whom we disagree,
our fellow citizens;
so that instead
of drawing more to one side
or the other
we can co-create a greater whole.
Amen.