Fairport Harbor Congregational Church UCC

An Open &Affirming Congregation


November 2022

Fairport Harbor Congregational Church

United Church of Christ

An Open and Affirming Congregation

 

Growing God's Community with Acceptance, Equality, and Love

 

Worship with us on Sunday mornings at 10:30am on facebook live or in person

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You are invited to join us in ministry…

 

*Join us for worship in person or on Facebook Live 10:30am every Sunday*

In person or online, live or later - Your presence is a blessing to us!

 

November Worship Series: Grumble, Grumble Grumble

God’s people have been known to whine, grouse, complain and gripe. It’s a staple of our tradition.

So what does all the grumbling mean? And how does grace speak back?

This Sunday: Grumbles in the Dry Season: Thirst, Forgetfulness, & Questions

 

Opportunities to Gather and Serve

 

Morning Prayer: Thursdays, 7-7:30am on zoom 

Everyone is welcome to join us - take a moment to sit and invite The Holy to join you.

You can zoom in from anywhere, we just want you to be with us.

We have a reading, 15 minutes of silence, and time for sharing. We are done at 7:30.

 

Adult Study, Thursdays 6-7pm via zoom: 

Join us to discuss the scripture stories and spiritual practice with the worship series Nov. 10 and 17: We will discuss psalms and work on writing our own.

 

Spiritual Practice for November: Grumbles and Gratitudes

This month, deepen your practices of lamenting and also being grateful--your grumbles and your gratitudes. By engaging with the psalms, we will examine our own grumbles and God’s grace that moves us to gratitude.

*Spiritual Practice attached in email and will be available on Sunday with the bulletin.

 

 For prayer and study: zoom room number: 817 045 2678

 

Gathering to pray on Saturday, November 5

Praying for our church at 8:30am - What is God’s dream for Fairport Harbor Congregational Church?

Fairport Harbor Prayer Walk will begin at 9am. If it’s too cold, we will pray, but not walk. 

 

Practice hospitality - host fellowship hour!

Volunteers are needed to host fellowship hour following our Sunday church service. The church will provide coffee and tea. Volunteers are responsible for all set up (including making coffee) and clean up, as well as purchasing any cold beverages and edibles - if you choose to serve them. We will have fellowship hour each week we have someone to host, so please sign up on the board outside the church office. Thank you!

 

Tina’s November Office Hours: in person and on zoom!!

Tuesday evenings, 5-6pm and Thursday mornings, 9:30-11am

Everyone is welcome to drop in during these times - just to say ‘hi’ or have a seat and stay for a chat. You are always invited to schedule a time to meet one on one with Tina, 440.474.2821. She is in Fairport Harbor often and always glad to schedule time to be together at the church, meet in person somewhere else, or chat on zoom.

*These hours are subject to change for a new month or for an emergency.

Join Zoom Meeting (link will work for any church meeting):         

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8170452678

 

Our Little Food Pantry needs donations!

Donations can be left on Sundays inside the church or put right inside the food pantry anytime. All donations are appreciated! The pantry needs to be restocked a couple times a week. Anything you can contribute is helpful. Taxable items such as toilet paper, toothpaste, dish soap are always needed. Soups, oatmeal, Thank you!

 

The next free dinner will be Saturday, December 3 during Harbor Holiday and will include our dessert auction. 

 

Volunteers are needed to staff the community food pantry at St. Anthony’s 

on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 5-7pm, 2 volunteers/shift. Even just 1 shift to start is a HUGE help! To volunteer, contact Steve at St. Anthony’s, 440.354.4525  

 

For all your donations of time, talent, and resources, THANK YOU!

 

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*Thanks to you, lots of people are engaging with our social media  

 posts. Please like and share our posts on Facebook and Instagram! 

 

Tina is in the office throughout the week and would love to see you! Give her a call to set up a time to meet - her cell phone 440.474.2821. Tina’s sabbath day is Friday. 

 

If you’d like to donate financially…

ONLINE Giving is available through the church website. You can give once or set up a recurring gift. You can also send your check to the church in the mail. FHCC, 308 Third St., Fairport Harbor, OH 44077. Thank you for your faithful giving.

 

Our church website has the church calendar of events and takes online donations! Check it out at www.fairportharborucc.org

 

Next council meeting: Sunday, November 20 after church

Counters: council members

Reprints of music are under One License A-725714


Tina is in the office various times throughout the week. (Sometimes her dog Samwise comes too.)  If you would like to set up a time to meet, please contact her at pastortinagreen@gmail.com

 

 

Pictures taken at church events may be posted online.