Sunday, October 6, 2019
Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry. Two-thirds of this offering is used by the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants. Neighbors in Need grants are awarded to UCC churches and organizations doing justice work in their communities. These grants fund projects whose work ranges from direct service to community organizing and advocacy to address systemic injustice. This year, special consideration will be given to projects focusing on serving our immigrant neighbors and communities.
CROP Hunger Walks help support the overall work of Church World Service, particularly grassroots development efforts around the world. In addition, our local CROP Hunger Walk will return 25% of the funds it raises to hunger-fighting programs in our local communities.
Anyone who would like to be a part of our team can pick up a collection envelop at church; and anyone who would like to donate may speak to any team member.
Anyone who wishes to contribute online or even join our team is asked to visit https://www.crophungerwalk.org/bernardstonma/Team/View/114596/Hatfield-Congregational.
The Walk is in Sunderland on Sunday, October 13th, at 1PM.
Saturday, Dec. 7th 8:30am - 2:30pm
It's time to get thinking about our Craft Fair. Here's what we can do already or start thinking about:
Sunday, September 8th
The choir will return on September 1st. They add the beautiful gift of their voices to our worship. On Sunday, September 8th, we greet the season of Fall as summer vacations fade in the rear view mirror, by celebrating New Member / Homecoming Sunday.
Rev. Randy and the Deacons will meet with those who are interested in formally becoming a part of our congregation on Tuesday, September 3rd at 6:30pm, in the church parlor. If you have any inclination toward membership, or have any questions, we would love to have you join us.
Then on Sunday the 8th the congregation and those who wish to become a part of our church will covenant with each other. This is a short but profound ceremony that reaches back to our very beginning in 1670.
As we say in one way or another at the opening of each of our Services, "Whoever you, and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here."
At church tomorrow, August 18th, Amy will begin distributing collection envelopes to anyone who would like to become a part of our church's CROP Hunger Walk team. The funds we raise help people in need to help themselves. These are long term measures to help impoverished communities improve their living situations.
These walks started 50 years ago with a youth group in Bismark, ND. They now take place in most every state in the country. I hope our church's young people will choose to keep that tradition going by walking with us.
This year's Walk will take place in Sunderland on Sunday, October 13th, beginning at the Sunderland Congregational Church, UCC.
If you would like, donations may also be made online through our team's site: https://www.crophungerwalk.org/bernardstonma/hatfieldcongo…
The Peter Griggs guitar concert had been postponed due to the 100 degree forecast for July 20th. It has been rescheduled for TODAY, Saturday, August 10th, at 7PM. All of the other information below remains in place.
Reservation Deadline: July 31st!
Here are some pictures from the Lobster Fest kitchen as we prepared the take-out meals. Thanks to everyone who worked at this church fundraiser.
Faith, love and chitchat.
Sunday 10-11am (9:30am July + August)
Children Sunday School 10-11am
Nursery care available during worship