This Week at HCC

Hingham
Congregational
Church

United Church of Christ

Weekly Newsletter

February 18, 2021

Please note:
If you need financial assistance, please contact Rev. Pete for confidential help at pastor@hccucc.com.
News From The Anti Racism Team
Let justice roll down like waters,
and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
Amos 5:24

We will offer a periodic article, podcast or video link addressing racism in America. We welcome your input as we work to discern our role in dismantling structural racism. Contact Debbie Edmundson at dedmundson@comcast.net

Who Gets to be Afraid in America?
Links and more information will come later.
Please reach out to Meredith Anderson if you have any questions.
New Dates for HCC Zoom Café 

The new dates/times are the 

First Tuesday of each month 
at 9:30am.

March 2 - April 6

May 4 - June 1

The Fellowship Committee
Wednesday Evening Lenten Services
March 3, 10, 17 at 7:30 pm via Zoom

No evening Prayer with Pastors - on those nights

Links to come.
HCC UCC Outreach News:
UCC's One Great Hour of Sharing Annual Offering
 
Our annual offering for OGHS is coming up in March. OGHS has been a giving tradition for our church for over 30 years because it has an important mission – to support
health, education, refugee and emergency relief initiatives in the US and around the world. Just a few examples of how OGHS funds were used in 2020: educated people on how to better deal with Covid, emergency support to victims of the wildfires in Oregon and assistance to refugees in Jordan. These funds have helped people in many countries and with major life challenges. Please consider contributing to OGHS during the month of March .You can donate via HCC’s website, https://hccucc.com/who-we-are/giving/and scroll down to Special Offerings. Or drop off or mail a check with OGHS in the memo line to HCC at 366 Main St., Hingham, MA 02043. Thank you for supporting this important organization.
Easter Food Boxes - virtual

Our Easter Food Boxes for Wellspring in Hull will be virtual again this year! Since we are still not meeting in Church we will follow the plan started last Easter of making donations instead of preparing boxes of food. The need for assistance remains high as people’s lives have been disrupted by illness and unemployment. All donations of any size are greatly appreciated. You may want to donate about what you would spend if you were filling a box with a dinner of ham, vegies, fruit and dessert – about $50 - $70. (donations due March 22nd) Thank you for caring about our neighbors who need assistance. You can donate via HCC’s website https://hccucc.com/who-we-are/giving/ -under special offering, or drop off or mail a check with Wellspring in the memo line to HCC at 366 Main St., Hingham, MA 02043.
The cost is $15.00/plant
Please get your requests in by Monday March 29th
EASTER FLOWERS
Order lilies, daffodils and tulips to honor and celebrate those you love during this season.
You can either mail a check with flowers written on the memo line to: HCC 366 Main St Hingham MA 02043 or sign up on the website https://hccucc.com/easter-flowers/ If you would like to down load a form , go to: https://hccucc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Easter-Plant-order-form-2019.pdf

If you have any questions, please call the office at 781-749-1276 or email churchoffice@hccucc.com 
Welcome to the . . .

HCC 2021 Fellowship Soup Share! 
For January, February & March lets have a little soup-fun!
We welcome all HCC members and friends to submit their favorite soup or stew recipes for all of us to try. We’ll be able to make, them at home, and see what we think. Then we can vote on our favorites. At the end of the 3 months the chef that submitted the soup/stew with the most votes gets a new apron!
If you or someone you know is not part of FB, they can email Stephanie Minister (sgeorgmini@yahoo.com) and she can add the recipe.
Happy New Year! Stephanie Minister
Super Saturday - Virtual
Something for everyone!
Two Great Days of Virtual Workshops, Networking and Worship
Sign up by March 3rd

March 13, 2021 / March 20, 2021
$10 a class
To register and for more information:
Green Tip of the Week
  RECYCLING PLASTICS - TIPS

Plastic containers are harder to avoid these days. In case you missed this tip from last fall, I’ll recycle it here. When plastic, single-use containers cannot be avoided these days, here are some tips for recycling those containers.
1) Use leftover washing-up water to rinse plastic pots, tubs, bottles, etc. before recycling.
2) Remove any film lids and absorbent pads from plastic trays - to be put into general trash.
3) Any cardboard or paper sleeves can be recycled separately!

Hingham gets good recycle rates because we are known for “clean recyclables.” Remember anything that isn’t recycled at Hingham’s TS, gets incinerated

USE WISELY...” HELP US CARE FOR OUR FRAGILE ENVIRONMENT BY REDUCING WASTE.
REDUCE - REFUSE - REUSE - - REPAIR - RECYCLE- ROT (COMPOST)
The Show will go on!
The Broad Cove Chorale & Unicorn Singers
Bring You a Virtual Broadway Favorites for Charity Concert

For the past 12 years, members of BCC-US have come together to produce a varied program of Broadway music to provide cheer in the depths of winter and, most importantly, to benefit Horizons for Homeless Children. For 30 years, Horizons for
Homeless Children has supported homeless children and families by providing high quality early education, opportunities for play and comprehensive family services. Recognizing that this year the need is greater than ever, members of BCC-US have produced a virtual version of our traditional Broadway Favorites concert. We hope you will welcome this show into your home and by doing so you will bring comfort and hope to Horizon’s children and families. Please go to our websitse http://bcc-us.org to register for the concert. Viewing will be available from Saturday, February 12 at 8:00 pm through Sunday, February 21, 2021. 
Hingham Unity Council sponsoring two upcoming events
What’s it like to be a person of color in Hingham?
The Hingham Unity Council is sponsoring a Race Talk panel discussion on Thursday, February 25 at 7 pm on zoom.

Registration is required.
To register for this event, please go to HinghamUnityCouncil.org
Save the Dates
March 3, 10, 17 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday Evening Lenten Services 
via Zoom - no evening Prayer with Pastors - on those nights

March 28 at 10 am Palm Sunday

April 1 at 7:30 pm Maundy Thursday

April 4 at 10 am Easter Sunday
Wishing a Happy February Birthday to our HCC family.

1 Stoddard Rowley Brian Krumm
2 Caroline Milton
Sophie Kerr
4 Anna Mayo. Jerad Mayo
Eli Smock
Andrew Spaziani,Avery Spaziani
Lynn Muller Waynen
Abby Fortin
10 Beverly Randall, Lucy Burr
11 Jason Scott
1Nick Seibel, August Muller
14 Jeff Pinarchick. Reddie Warwick
15 Tanner Burns 
16 Benjamin Shank, Jean Muller


18 Laurie Barnaby. Sarah Milton
19 Phil Edmundson. David Giessow 
20 Casey Juenumann. Lydia Boer,
Kit Schlosky
21 Emerson Sibley
23 Matt McGuirk. Gardner Duncan, Christian Claydon
25 Colby Burns
26 Cassidy Warwick
27 Jen DiMarzio. Owen Gray
28 Leif Thureson
Wishing a Happy February
Anniversary to:  
Feb 14   John & Penelope Pint                      
Feb 15   Frank & Molly Burr