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.
Super Saturday will take place on Saturday, October 5th in Framingham, MA. This link will take you to the event and all of the wonderful offerings: https://www.macucc.org/eventdetail/12749786. The worship is uplifting and the community is strengthening.
The registration fee is $59 (after September 21, 2019, ALL registrations will be $69). Register a group of 5 or more paying registrants from the same church, at the same time and we will receive a $49 per person rate. If you're interested, please let me know, and sooner is better than later.
To attend is good for the soul, but when we come back it's also good for the congregation. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.
Massachusetts Bible Study Course
Five months from today is Christmas Eve! It's almost upon us! What are we going to do????
If you haven't finished your Christmas shopping yet, why not think about adding the "Exploring the Bible" series to your list? This is the text that we will be using beginning in the Fall as we meet again for Bible Study.
When we read Mark's Gospel, we went line by line. This series offers an overview of the entire Bible.
This Bible Study will require those attending to do reading at home so that we are ready to actually discuss the biblical texts when we gather.
I envision us meeting on alternate weeks starting in September, which will give us plenty of time for our homework.
This Bible Study is open to anyone who would like to join us.
If you are interested in purchasing this three-volume series, here's a link to do so: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B001JS8I0G?_encoding=UTF8&node=283155&offset=0&pageSize=12&searchAlias=stripbooks&sort=author-pages-popularity-rank&page=1&langFilter=default&fbclid=IwAR1fS9Jz9PslDxJrwaLLm5zfzlZT8x-FRynUrP0GFKlAsfP2Hr5AST1Xl3k#formatSelectorHeader
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
We're a go for CROP Walk 2019 at the Sunderland Congregational Church. The Recruitment Rally will take place on Thursday, August 15th at 6PM. Amy Novak, chair of the Benevolence Committee, and Rev. Randy will attend. At that time we will receive materials for team members to begin collecting donations for this worthy cause.
25% of everything collected stays in our own area to help those in need. The other 75% is used to support efforts around the globe to help people in need become more self-sufficient.
If you would like to become a member of our church's team, please speak to either Amy or Rev. Randy. The Walk will be held in Sunderland on October 13th with registration beginning at 1PM. Even if you can't walk on that day, you can be a team member and help us with your fundraising assistance. And if you can walk, even better! What a great feeling it is to join with others for such a good cause.
Thanks to everyone in advance for your time, effort and generosity.
Faith, love and chitchat.
Sunday 10-11am (9:30am July + August)
Children Sunday School 10-11am
Nursery care available during worship