This Week at HCC

his Week at HCC
Church photo Looking forward to seeing
you in worship
Sunday, February 9, 10:00 am
Hingham Congregational Church  378 Main Street,Hingham MA 02043
Hingham Congregational Church Weekly Newsletter
In This Issue
A Note form Pete
A Note from Sara
Green Tip
Prayers
What’s Happening this Week
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Upcoming
Services    

February 9- Sunday Worship 10 am; Special Guests: 

CreationDance;

Breakfast Club;

Paul Heanue from the Hingham Light Plant will speak at the Climate Cafe, 11:15 am; Junior Choir at 11:20 am; Newcomers Luncheon, noon; Confirmation with Sponsors 6:30 pm.

 

   

 

 

 

February 16- Sunday Worship 10 am; 

   

      
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A note from Pete…  
Dear Friends,
On Sunday, as a part of our annual Epiphany Celebration of the Arts, we will welcome back to the sanctuary Helena Froehlich and Creation Dance. They will bless us with their movements and remind us of God’s grace made manifest on earth.
We will also look at a part of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount from the Gospel of Matthew. What does it mean to be salt and light in the world?
I look forward to seeing all of you!
Peace,
Pete
Rev. Dr. Peter Allen
Senior Pastor,
Hingham Congregational Church,
United Church of Christ

Email:

Cell: 203-522-3685

Church Office:
781-749-1276

A note from Reverend Sara …

Dear church family,

Thank you so much for the prayers for my best friend from High School. She continues this last journey and all good energy for her and her family is appreciated. For those of you that do not know, she is ending her 10 year battle with cancer.
This weekend in Church School the children and youth will imagine a world filled with kindness, love and equity as they look at the fifth chapter of Matthew. We hope to see the young people in your family! Greg Stupin will host Breakfast Club during worship for High School aged youth (this is a simple faith reflection). Finally, please attend Winston’s EC on Tuesday evening – this is a great way to learn about the different ways that UCC pastors approach faith.
Grace and peace,
Rev. Sara

Feb. 9 Climate Cafe guest

On February 9 after church the manager of the Hingham Municipal Light Plant (Paul Heanue) will be our guest at the Climate Cafe in the library.   Paul will be speaking to us about our sources of energy in Hingham and how we can be more energy efficient. There will also be a time for questions.

Meditation Monday
February 10
from 7:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Please email Rev. Sara with questions – pastorsara@hccucc.com.
This is a great way to slow down and connect to the Spirit of the Divine –
please consider joining us!
We are accessible to all.  Park in the Pleasant St parking lot and take the elevation to the 3rd floor.

LADIES LOUNGE
Wednesday, February 12th
from 7-9 pm
– Ladies Lounge – casual faith reflection – Please let Rev Sara know if you are willing to host!

Pilgrim Association
Southern New England Conference United Church of Christ

Ecclesiastical Council for
Winston Janusz
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
at 7:30 P.M.
The evening will begin at 7:30 P.M. with an Ecclesiastical Council to meet, review the credentials of, and hear the reflections of Winston Janusz and to examine him as to his fitness to be ordained to Christian Ministry in the United Church of Christ. If the examination is successful, Winston will be approved for ordination pending a call to ministry in the United Church of Christ. Following the Council there will be a reception for Winston.
 A Note Concerning Ecclesiastical Councils:
This Ecclesiastical Council involves a vote to affirm the recommendation of the Committee on Ministry to ordain Winston Janusz, pending a call to ministry in the United Church of Christ.
Inclement Weather Postponement Information
If bad weather on February 11 forces us to postpone
this Ecclesiastical Council, that decision will be made by at least the afternoon of that day and notification emails will be sent to all who received this email.
If postponed, this Ecclesiastical Council will be rescheduled for Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the Hingham Congregational Church, UCC at 7:30 PM.

LONG RANGE PLANNING SURVEY
Please take a moment o fill out a survey about church life that will help us in our strategic planning goals.
Danielle L. Buczynski

Guild Consignment Center News
School Vacation coming?  Take a Field Trip to the Consignment Center and find LEGOs, puzzles, games, doll house fixings, beads, yarns, scrapbooks, and other creative materials along with extra mittens, boots, DVDs, and hot chocolate pots.  Enjoy a Staycation, and a good outdoor walk!

GREEN TIP of the week: 
   ENERGY USE IN OUR HOMES

Buildings (commercl/residl/governml…) emit over 1/3 of U.S. green-house gas emissions.
(source: Environ. Energy Study Inst.).

Home energy usage is estimated as follows:

1. Air conditioning and heating: 46 %
2. Water heating: 14 %
3. Appliances: 13%
4. Lighting: 9%
5. TV & Media: 4%
TIP for reducing home energy usage: Set 78º in summer and 65º in winter
“USE WISELY…”  HELP US CARE FOR OUR FRAGILE ENVIRONMENT BY REDUCING WASTE.
REDUCE – REFUSE – REUSE – RECYCLE – REPAIR
– REPURPOSE – ROT(compost) 

    
     Please keep in
your prayers…  
  • Gerald Jones

  • The Ela family on the passing of Mary Ela.

  • Candy Heath, whose sister died recently
  • Allan Bacon, Carolyn Antoine’s brother
  • Ed Ford, on the loss of his sister Patricia Ford, December 11, 2019
  • Peter Edson
  • Betty and Tom Hulbert
  • Don Giessow, David’s Brother
  • Vic Soldat, Nancie Mooney’s brother
  • Suzy Burba, and Winston Janusz, Members in Discernment
  • Daryl Denelle, seeking ordination
  • The people of Puerto Rico
  • All those affected by violence in the world; our prayer is for love, justice, and peace.

What’s Happening This Week

Feb 7 11:00 am  Rev. Sara’s ‘open’ office hours
366 Main St
Feb 9
10:00 am
Sunday Worship
10:00 am Breakfast Club – Faith reflection for High school youth during worship
11:15 am Paul Heanue from the Hingham Light Plant will speak at the Climate Cafe
11:20 am
Junior Choir
12:00 pm Newcomers Luncheon
 6:30 pm
Confirmation with Sponsors
Feb 10  6:30 pm Men’s Group Meadows Clubhouse
 7:30 pm Meditation Monday
Feb 11  7:00 pm Tuesday Night Bible Study
 7:30 pm Ecclesiastical Council for
Winston Janusz
Feb 12  11:00 am Rev. Sara’s ‘open’ office hours
366 Main St
  7:00 pm Ladies Lounge
  7:00 pm Board of Outreach
Feb 13
 9:00 am
Growing in Faith Together (G.I.F.T.)
SAVE THE
DATE
Feb 17
 8:00 am
Pine Street Meal Prep
Feb 19
 7:30 pm
Executive Council
Feb 21
11:00 am
Rev. Sara’s ‘open’ office hours – 366 Main St
Feb 23
 4:00 pm
Middle School Youth Group
Feb 26
 7:30 pm Ash Wednesday
Mar 1
 3:00 pm
Bowling at South Shore Country Club Alley
Mar 11, 18, & 25
 7:30 pm
Lenten evening Service
Mar 13-14
  4:00 pm
Women’s Retreat
Mar 28
 5:00 pm
Annual HCC Progressive Dinner
April 2
 8:00 am
 Rosie’s Place Field Trip with G.I.F.T.ers
Apr 9
 7:30 pm
Maundy Thursday
Apr 13
 9:00 am &
11:00 am
Easter Sunday
June 7
10:00 am
Confirmation Sunday

IN OUR COMMUNITY:
THE BROADWAY FAVORITES CHARITY CONCERT RETURNS TO HCC,
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8
 
Please join Tracy Allen, Todd Swavey, Lynn Anderson and the theatrical solo voices of the Unicorn Singers at our own HCC on Saturday, February 8 at 8:00 pm. The singers will have “Magic to Do” as they strive both to dispel the mid-winter blues and to support Horizons’ mission to “preserve the power of childhood.” Musical selections will be drawn from Pippin, Fiddler on the Roof, Little Shop of Horrors, Wonderful Town, A Chorus Line and many other shows. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Lynn will be selling tickets this Sunday in Hale Hall after the church service. Tickets may also be purchased by visiting  bcc-us.org or sending a check made out to Horizons for Homeless Children to Sally Davenport, 63 Burditt Ave., Hingham 02043. For more information, call 781-749-7826. The snow date is Saturday night, February 15.