This Week at HCC

Hingham Congregational Church

United Church of Christ

Weekly Newsletter

September 22, 2022


                                                                                               aaaaa                                          Harlow's Harvest is still providing food for the bees

In This Week at HCC

A Note from Rev. Pete

Christian Education News

Outreach-Pine St Inn

Fellowship Request

On going at HCC

Consignment Center

Jr. Choir Notes

All Board Meeting

Jubilee Meeting

Green Tip

This Week at HCC

Save the Dates

Prayer List

Birthdays and Anniversaries

A Note from Pete . . .

Dear Friends,


COVID has affected all churches, including ours. If you haven’t been back recently, we really miss you! Churchgoing is spiritually and socially healthy. It’s part of a full and happy life. Let’s get back in the habit! I really hope to see you on Sunday. 



Join us for church 

Sunday School!

All are welcome!


This week students will be exploring The Lord’s Prayer

through art, science and storytelling. 

If you are not registered for Sunday School or your information has changed over the summer, please go to:

Confirmation Orientation @ 5 Pm

(Parents come for first 10 Mins)

We need parent volunteers in our Church School! This year we are asking for a shepherd in each of our three classrooms. We ask that as a shepherd you commit to one month at a time, beginning on the second week of the month and ending with the conclusion of the third week. For example, if you sign-up for October you will join one of our teachers in their class on October 9th, 16th, 23rd. This will allow our volunteers to worship on the first Sunday of the month and participate in communion. As a Shepherd you are not responsible for lesson plans, curriculum or materials. You are an extra set of hands to help with classroom management and support.

If you are interested, please visit our sign-up genius to find a time slot that works for you!


The Jr. Choir program has been a long-time tradition here at HCC. The past couple of years have seen our choir almost evaporate, and although we are just now finding out what it will mean to go about our lives with this virus present, we would like to try to start singing again.

Therefore - HCC’S Jr. Choir for children who enjoy singing, ages 4-5 through 5th-6th grade will hold it’s FIRST REHEARSAL THIS SUNDAY, Sept. 25, after church from about 11:10 - 11:40. Get a snack and then come up the 3rd floor for some singing. Mrs. England and Mr. B will continue to lead this group, holding almost weekly rehearsals and singly monthly in church. We are eager to join together veterans with new voices. Parents are welcome to attend as well, if a little extra support these first few weeks would be helpful. Please direct questions to Sarah England or Ed B., either “live” after church on this or any Sunday, or Ed B. at any time.


The meeting will be held in the conference room in Hale Hall, immediately following worship. A light lunch will be provided. All board members are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please speak with John Pint

Meet in the Library for a luncheon or join via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 890 1573 2799    Passcode: 450046


Happy Fall! 


We have 2 Farm to Food Pantry opportunities this week and next. 


The first is a very quick, short notice call out for tomorrow (Friday 9/23) anywhere from 10 am to 1 pm. We will be cutting and boiling potatoes, and anticipate a 1- 2 hour commitment. 


The second is for next Saturday, Oct 1st. Shooting for 9 am Please let me know if you're available next Sat and what time, as we can adjust time frame based on folk's availability. 

We will be making our famous Kale Pesto, which we have perfected at this point! :) 


Please reply to Kit Schlosky if you're available, and what time works best for you.

Thanks for all your support and interest in this worthy program!!



Because of the All-Boards Meeting there will not be a regular coffee hour after worship. If you are not on a board, please gather in the sanctuary for a time of fellowship and to greet visitors.

HCC’s 175th Anniversary. Happy Jubilee 175!

Our church will be celebrating our 175th anniversary since our founding in 1847, starting this December and throughout 2023. Debbie Edmundson and Kathi Blair are co-chairing the event task force. Julianne Mehegan, our church Historian, will be key in sharing old stories and reminding us about our fascinating past throughout this next year. At our last meeting, we identified several areas of celebration, (an outreach component, coffee hour activities, children’s activities, a 4th of July float, a fall gala and much more!). There was a great deal of enthusiasm and excitement around this celebration.  The next meeting with be on Tuesday September 27th in the Library, for those who can make it in person at 7:00 pm. For those who would like to attend via Jubliee Meeting #3 

Meeting ID 836 6316 8882 Passcode 634782

For more information,please speak with:

Kathi Blair

Debbie Edmundson

Julianne Mehegan



will be held weekly

Links will be sent out on those day


Senior Choir Rehearsals are

Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:15 PM.

All are welcome!

Senior Choir Sings, Sundays - 

9AM Rehearsal, 10AM Service.

David Geissow, Choir Director  


Will be meeting every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm on the third floor of the church.

Christopher Larsen <>

The Guild Consignment Center Is Open!

Masks are optional.

The hours will remain the same:

Tuesday    10-7

Wednesday  10-1

Thursday    10-6

Saturday    10-1 Sales Only

for more information on consigning


                  FOR A GREEN SCHOOL YEAR

  1. Opt for REUSABLE LUNCH BAGS and BOTTLES, instead of paper sacks & single-use plastic bottles
  2. Teach your kids to clean up sports fields after activities (and to remember to bring their reusable water bottles home!!)
  3. Purchase in bulk and use resealable containers vs. single-serve packages.
  4. Use eco-friendly school supplies. Check these out at this Green America website:                            



Hingham Congregational Church
UCC's Facebook Page is:

YouTube channel is: Hingham Congregational, Hingham MA

Web Site is:

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Facebook Page is:

Pete's YouTube Channel is:

Email is:


September 23 - Farm to Pantry

September 25 - 10:00 am Sunday Worship, Sunday School,

No Fellowship this Sunday

-11:00 am - Annual All-Boards Meeting

-11:10 am - Junior Choir Start-up

 -5:00 pm - First Confirmation Class

The service will be posted on Pete's Facebook page and on Hingham Congregational, Hingham MA, in the afternoon. The Bulletin and Announcements may be viewed on:

September 27- 7:00 pm - Jubilee Meeting #3

September 28 - 7:00 pm - Evening Prayer

-7:30pm - Board of Trustees

October 2 - 10:00 am Sunday Worship, Sunday School, Fellowship

 -11:00 am - Junior Choir

 -5:00 pm - Senior High Youth Group

Save the Dates:

October 15: Blessing of the Animals

December 4: Advent Brunch

Please keep in your prayers:

  • Tricia Smock
  • Doug Ertman, Debbie Edmundson’s brother, will be participating in a clinical trial for his cancer, which has returned. 
  • Caitlin English, facing surgery
  • Andy Parmelee
  • The People of Ukraine
  • Candy Heath
  • Barbara McGovern’s nephew Brendan, and his wife, Oksana, photo journalists living in Kyiv.
  • Terri Fortin’s friend, Diane
  • Allan Bacon, Carolyn Antoine’s brother
  • Dan Halpenny and his family, friends of Jen DiMarzio
  • Ginger Carpenter Haberle, frienof Kate Kallis
  • Nancy Hansberry's sister, Sue
  • John Kallis, Kate’s son, with health concerns
  • Susan Sardina’s Afghan friends who are now safely in the US
  • 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 Sepember Birthday

to our HCC family.

2 Matthew Wilson

4 Emma Peterson

5 Christopher Garland

8 Bruce Shorey

9 Phoenix Pint

10 Peri Butterworth, Amber Whitner

11 Margaret Sebestyen         

12 Emma Burleigh

19 Kiernan Pinto, Jake Brini, Michael Brini,

Andrew Nilsen

20 Graham Bates

21 Ellie Fortin

22 Lucy Nash

23 Kristina Pryor

24 Tom Ricciardelli

25 Frank Burr, Clair Trinchet

28 Brendan Kerr

30 Meredith Hollander, Emily von Loesecke

Amanda Cease

Wishing a Happy September Anniversary to:  

3  Dave & Diane Thureson

4  James & Laurel Cosman - 51 st anniversary

5 Lincoln & Debbie Rathnam

7 Mark Krumm & Kathy Beitler        

12 Dana & Amanda Cease

15 Clark & Nancy Vialle

18 Stoddard & Kerrin Rowley

Tom Moss Photography

May the blessing of light be upon us:

Light without and light within.

May the moon, sun and stars shine on us

and warm every heart

till it glows like a great fire

so that strangers and friends

may come in and find welcome.

The Iona Community












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