This Week at HCC

Hingham Congregational Church


United Church of Christ


Weekly Newsletter

February 1, 2024

                                                                                                                  

In This Week at HCC

Note from Rev Pete

Faith Formation News

Outreach news

Green Tip

From the Stewardship Board

Happening This Week at HCC

Save the Dates

Prayer List

Birthdays



Dear Friends,

 

On Sunday, we will be hearing a cherished passage from Isaiah that includes the words:“but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”


What does it feel like to mount up with wings like eagles? Why did the author of Isaiah use this image? How might we participate in such an uplifting experience?


I look forward to looking deeply into this passage with you on Sunday. 


Pete 


 

Visual Arts Sunday: February 11th

Please contact Rev. Pete or the church office to contribute a piece (drawing, painting, sculpture, etc). All works must be submitted by February 4th. revpete4@gmail.com, churchoffice@hccucc.com

When submitting art, please include: your name, the title, what it's made of and why you are drawn to this particular piece of art (whether it's yours or made by someone else).





Last Sunday continued our Celebration of Arts with Drumming Sunday.

HCC kids learning about the drum during our Children's Message!

Our Congregation was treated to a morning of meditative drumming with James Allen and James Allen.

Faith Formation This Week

What a fantastic start to the New Year!

 

The fun continues this week as Church School students explore the baptism of Jesus and Middle School students resume their meetings in the youth room. 


Ongoing projects:

Children's Bible Presentations: If your student is in 3rd or 4th grade and has not received a Bible from HCC please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/EfSfNc6Ucq2UUrjc7

Women's Ministry: Ladies lounge meets monthly. Our next meeting is this Tuesday, February 6th.

Women's retreat is currently a waiting list. Please reach out to Lisa directly for more information: lisabundy106@gmail.com

 VBS is back for 2024! Register here 




Thank you to all who participated in the Senior High Youth Group Food Drive!

FROM THE BOARD OF OUTREACH



Two volunteers are needed to help serve a meal at the Pine Street Inn on March 18 For more information about serving the evening meal at Pine Street Inn, contact Ruth Whitner by email at rgilbertwhitner@verizon.net or by phone or text at 339-613-7247.

GREEN TIP OF THE WEEK

                                                                                    

HOW ABOUT A “GREEN" SUPER BOWL PARTY?

If you are hosting or planning to attend a Super Bowl party on Feb. 11 (yes, we know the Patriots are kindly allowing other teams to play this year!), how about trying to make the party as “green” as possible. With a little extra thought and preparation, perhaps we can be just a bit kinder to our Mother by reducing the number of single-use utensils and other party-ware which will just be trashed. Just a thought! Our Mother will thank you.




                   


       “USE WISELY...” HELP US CARE FOR OUR FRAGILE ENVIRONMENT 

                 BY REDUCING WASTE.

 REDUCE - REFUSE - REUSE - REPAIR - RECYCLE - ROT (COMPOST)

FROM THE STEWARDSHIP BOARD

We respectfully request that faith pledges be submitted as early as possible. Please go to www.hccucc.com/pledge-card/ or scan this QR code to make your faith pledge today.

Make your pledge quickly and easily using the QR Code above.

Please celebrate your valentine(s) by joining the Company of Broadway Favorites for Charity as they present this year’s revue on Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary at Hingham Congregational Church, 378 Main St. It will be a fabulous evening of solo and ensemble performances from cherished Broadway shows such as Cabaret, Kinky Boots, Jekyll & Hyde, Gypsy, Hairspray, Little Women and many more. You won’t want to miss it!

 

2024 will be the 15th year! of sharing our voices with the South Shore community to raise much-needed funds for Horizons for Homeless Children, a Boston area based social service organization whose mission is to “preserve the power of childhood” through their meaningful support services to marginalized children and families. Tickets may be purchased by visiting Broadwayfavoritesforcharity.ludus.com or calling Sally Davenport, the concert underwriter, at 781-749-7826. Basic tickets are $35 or, for $50 you receive admission for one and provide an additional direct donation of $15 to Horizons for Homeless Children.

 

Plan a fun night out. Reserve your tickets right now!

ONGOING AT HCC  

at 7:00 pm in the Library and on Zoom.   Please contact

Terri Fortin if you have any questions

terrifortin@comcast.net

WEDNESDAY EVENING PRAYER –

at 7:00 pm.

A Zoom Link will be sent out

the day of.


GROWING IN FAITH TOGETHER (G.I.F.T.)

Bible Study

Please contact Rev. Dr. Peter Allen to connect

G.I.F.T. resumes 1/18.

pastor@hccucc.com


Knitting Group

This winter, meets 2nd Tuesday @ 10:00 am, and the 3rd Tuesday @ 7:30pm

All levels welcome!

Contact Pennie Baltera for more info allenbalte@aol.com





CHOIR NOTES:

Senior Choir

rehearses Thursdays, 7:30-9:15 pm

All are welcome!

David Geissow, Choir Director 

david@figgypuddin.com


JUNIOR CHOIR

Please direct questions to Ed B. jeeko@comcast.net


CONTACT INFORMATION

HCC Office Hours

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

churchoffice@hccucc.com


Hingham Congregational Church

UCC's Facebook Page is:

https://www.facebook.com

/Hingham-Congregational-Church-

UCC-131372013547483/


YouTube channel is: youtube.com Hingham Congregational, Hingham MA https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwvLqzvjbXllo7SErFpyLdg


Website is:

https://hccucc.com

Email is: churchoffice@hccucc.com


Rev Dr Peter Allen's

Facebook Page is:

https://www.facebook.com

/peter.allen.5070276



Pete's YouTube Channel is:

https://www.youtube.com

/user/1946Photo

/featuredRevDrPeterAllen


Pete's Email is: pastor@hccucc.com

THIS WEEK AT HCC

February 1 - 7:30 pm Sr. Choir Rehearsal

February 4 - 10:00 am Worship - Communion, Fellowship

aaaaaaaaaaaa11:15 am Welcoming Team meeting, library

aaaaaaaaaaaa 5:00 pm Sr. High Youth Group

The service will be posted on Rev. Pete Allen's Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com

/peter.allen.5070276and on youtube.com Hingham Congregational, Hingham MA https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwvLqzvjbXllo7SErFpyLdg, in the afternoon. The Bulletin and Announcements may be viewed on: https://hccucc.com/b-a/

February 6 - 7:00 pm Tuesday Evening Bible Study

aaaaaaaaaaaaa7:30 pm Ladies Lounge

February 7 - 7:00 pm Wednesday Evening Prayer

aaaaaaaaaaaaa7:30 pm Outreach meeting

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaDeacons meeting

February 8 - 9:00 am Growing In Faith Together

aaaaaaaaaaaaa7:30 pm Sr. Choir rehearsal




Save the Dates:

February 11 Visual Arts Sunday

March 8-9 Women's Retreat, Duxbury




•The people of Palestine, Gaza, the West Bank, Israel and the Middle East,  

  an end to suffering and for peace

• Kristina Pryor's life long friend, Kelly

• Jen DiMarzio's stepmom, Marcia Lefavour, and her friend Kristin, both facing cancer treatment

• Rachel Scott’s friend, Diane

• Mark Krumm, whose mother passed away recently

• Heather Collins

• Gerald Jones  

• Nancie Mooney 

• Ryan Lamonde, prayers for peace and courage

• Barbara McGovern’s nephew, Brendan, and his wife, Oksana, photo  

 journalists living in Kyiv

• Candy Heath  

• Terri Fortin’s friend, Diane                              

• The People of Ukraine  

•Susan Sardina

• Nicole, Family friend of Susan Sardinadiagnosed with a tumor                                                              

Wishing a Happy January Birthday

to our HCC family

1 Stoddard Rowley

4 Anna Mayo, Jared Mayo

5 Eli Smock

6 Dwayne Bundy, David Johnson

7 Andrew Spaziani, Avery Spaziani

8 Lynn Muller Waynen

10 Lucy Burr

11 Jason Scott

12 Nick Seibel, Eliot Beal



14 Jeff Pinarchick

15 Tanner Burns

19 Phil Edmundson, David Giessow

20  Lydia Boer, Kit Schlosky

23  Christian Claydon

25  Colby Burns, Gabriel Synnott

27  Jen DiMarzio, Owen Gray