Next Sunday Service 12/15
Third Sunday of Advent
Pastor's EMail 12/6
Special Notices as of 12/8
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Christmas Giving Tree
It’s time, once again, for our Christmas Giving Tree sponsored by the Board of Missions. We will be collecting toys for the Vernon Social Services “Toy Workshop” where a family in need can go to choose the toys that best fit their children’s wants and needs for Christmas. There is a specific need for games, multicultural dolls, arts and crafts, science kits, and other educational toys. Please choose an ornament tag from the Christmas Giving Tree, set up in the back of the Sanctuary from December 1 - 15. Each ornament tag bears the age and gender of a child in need. Please place your new and unwrapped toy(s) under the Christmas Giving Tree by Sunday, December 15. Any questions? Contact Gilmay Markunas, (860) 896-1930. Note: If (only if) inclement weather cancels our church service on December 15, unwrapped gifts will be collected in the church Breezeway between 8-10 AM on Monday, December 16.
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Christmas Dinners: This year Hockanum Valley is in greater need of food donations for Christmas dinners in our community. In the past, Reins Deli has offered a hot dinner to those in need on Christmas day. This year, due to family illness, they will not be opening. Therefore, HVCC is looking for additional donations. Those who wish to participate may sign up during Coffee Hour in Fellowship Hall on Sundays, December 8 and 15. Christmas baskets will be collected on Monday, December 16 between 6:30 and 8:30 AM in the FCCV parking lot. We will also be collecting all types of non-perishable items food to drop off at Hockanum Valley on December 16. These can be left in the Missions Box in the Breezeway. If you would like to help on Monday, December 16 or have questions, please contact Sandra O’Gara at 860-872-6649 or Deb Cutting or 860-875-2291. Suggested donations: Ham, whole turkey, turkey breast, chicken;
Instant potatoes or fresh potatoes,
Yams or sweet potatoes;
Brownie or cookie mix or cake mix and frosting;
Breakfast bread or muffin mix;
Apple or cranberry juice;
Disposable roasting pan.
The Board of Christian Education is seeking a new Sunday School Superintendent. This volunteer position in our Sunday School program assists with things such as training, planning and keeping attendance records. Anyone with interest, suggestions or questions regarding this important role, should contact Cheryl Turner, Steve Westerberg, Linda Shivers, either of our Pastors or just drop a note at the BCE table in Fellowship Hall during Coffee Hour. Thank you!
Acolytes Needed! To all parents of Sunday School children…if your child would like to be an acolyte, please contact Delythe Kracke at DelytheK@yahoo.com or (860) 872-3004.