Fairport Harbor Congregational Church UCC

An Open &Affirming Congregation


 

August 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…

 

The Gratitude Challenge!

In July, Tina challenged the council and congregation - let’s keep it going!!

Offer 1 “Thank You” each week to a member of our church who you notice doing something that helps us “Grow God’s Community with Acceptance, Equality, and Love.” It can be a verbal thanks, a text, email, written note, phone call, smoke signal - any way you are comfortable. Pay attention to all the people engaged in ministry and say “thanks” - just once a week. It may become a habit even outside of church! 

 

Worship with us!

 

Sunday, August 14: Celebrating our ONA Anniversary with special guest: 

Robin Eichols Cooper!

Children are encouraged to bring their backpacks for a “back to school” blessing!

 

September Worship “Listening to the Voice of Creation”

 

Opportunities to Gather and Serve

 

Contemplative Prayer Group is back: 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.

 

 For prayer: zoom room number: 817 045 2678

 

Fairport Harbor Prayer Walk, Saturday, August 6 at 9 am. 

We will walk and pray for the churches, our first responders, and our schools. Everyone is welcome to join us. Wear your church shirt.

 

Adult Study Opportunities

How are you nurturing/growing in your spiritual life?

Adult Book Study: Christians Against Christianity: how right-wing evangelicals are destroying our nation and our faith by Obery M. Hendricks Jr. 

A challenging and thoughtful book by a religious scholar and ordained Methodist minister that reminds us that our faith is measured in loving God and neighbor. A book that needs to be discussed. Please join us:

Wed, Aug 24 from noon - 1:30: Bring a bag lunch to church and join the conversation!

OR

Thursday, Aug 25 from 6 - 7:30pm: via zoom

 

Adult Bible Study: Seasons of Creation 2022: Listen to the Voice of Creation

Thursdays Sept. 1-29, 6-7pm via zoom

We will be delving into what the voices in scripture speak into our creation care conversations today. Please join us.

 

We are joining with the Community of St. Hildegard -

Mark your calendars for these events in the village park at 6pm

Everyone is welcome!!

Sunday, August 28: Gentle Yoga with Paula Gardner, Blue Sky Yoga Studio in Eastlake, OH (a long time friend of Rev. Shanon)

*Drum Circle will be rescheduled. Watch for details.

 

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 next free dinner will be Tuesday, August 30. 

We will be serving in person, so more volunteers are needed! If you can help, please talk to Daisy. Fingerfood dessert donations are always appreciated!  

 

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  

 

Upcoming Church meetings - you are invited to attend:

Saturday, August 6: Social Justice/Mission, 9am (in person at church)

Thursday, August 18: Worship Planning for fall, 6pm (in person at church)

Sunday, August 21: Church Council, 11:30 after church

 

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 or her home phone 440.428.3026.

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.

 

For those who have and continue to donate, our deepest thanks!

 

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

 

Next council meeting: Sunday, August 21 after church

Reprints of music are under One License A-725714

 

*Pictures may be taken at church events and posted online.*

 

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.