Weekly Chatter – Sunday September 18, 2022

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September 18, 2022, 10:00 a.m.
Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Worship Access Instructions

A message from The Deacons, Victor, and Rev. Amie


Members and Friends of CCEH,

Welcome to online worship!

This service will be both in-person or online.

Join Zoom Meeting – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89480350138

Meeting ID: 894 8035 0138

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+1 929 205 6099
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Below is the bulletin worship content.

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We look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday! The service will also be recorded and uploaded to our website for viewing later at your convenience.

The Deacons, Victor, and Rev. Amie

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Rev. Isaac Lawson, Rev. Amie K. McCarthy, and Rev. Laura Fitzpatrick-Nager
(Photo credit Emma Meleo)
Rev. Dr. William Scenabaugh and Rev. Kelly Thibeault
(Photo Credit Emma Meleo)  A Church is Covenant:The month of September is bringing our faith family a lot of celebration and within each of these celebrations are covenants that we are entering. When affirming new members into our faith family we are entering into a covenanted relationship by which our faith family agrees to walk as one faith family the journey being a faith community together. In the installation of a new pastor, we reaffirm our three-way covenant to walk the community’s faith journey in relationship with the new pastor, and the United Church of Christ represented by the Middlesex Association of the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ to continue the work of Jesus Christ moving forward in our time and context. And in the baptism of the youngest among us our faith family is entering into a covenant to walk along sided the newly baptized to not only support them on their faith journey but also continue to grow in our faith along the way.But what is a covenant? Why is it so important in our faith tradition? And what does it mean to uphold these covenants? The congregational church is historically a church that is based on the belief that God speaks among and through everyone, not matter their age, race, ethnicity, who they love or economic status. It is through these covenantal relations that our faith family and everyone deepens their understanding of God and grows in their faith. A covenantal relationship is a biblically grounded relation between individuals and faith families to walk together in faith, experiencing God, affirming God’s divine image in each other. While helping to bring God’s New Kin-dom into fruition in our time. It is in covenant that we recognize each other’s suffering, bring about justice and equality, affirm and support one another, and live out a behavioral covenant that affirms the equality of all of God’s creation. Over the next few weeks, we will examine each of the covenants we are entering into this September. We will explore what covenantal promises we are making and how these promises can further grow our faith and faithful relationship with the triune God, and one another. 274 years ago, the founders of our faith family continued in the deeply rooted biblical tradition of covenanting together as a faith family to brings about God’s new Kin-dom in each generation. 274 years ago, we continue that tradition. This September we celebrate new covenants that are rooted in our faith tradition of affirming the divine image in all of God’s creation. What an exciting time in the life of the faith family of the Congregational Church of East Hampton, UCC!
  PLEASE consider providing
flowers for our altar
 The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.If you would like to purchase altar flowers for Sunday morning, please contact Lisa via email, call or text at 860-918-1170. You must notify Lisa by the Wednesday before Sunday service for it to be included in the bulletin. The cost is $35 and you can leave payment in the offering plate or mail a check to the church office with “altar flowers” on the memo line.
Cosa’s Ongoing Food Bank Collection

Please leave food donations for the East Hampton Food Bank in the wicker baskets. The baskets are located upstairs in the narthex, and downstairs by the church office. Photo by Claudia Raya on Unsplash
Our current needs are:

baked beans
peanut butter
pasta sauce
instant rice
instant potatoes
mac and cheese

Thank you from the volunteers at the East Hampton Volunteer Fuel and Food Bank  Photo by rocknwool on UnsplashThe Yarner’s meet EVERY THURSDAY
from 10:30a-12:00p in fellowship hall
 All knitters and crocheters are welcome!
For more information, contact Judy Hoffhine at
jhoffhine@gmail.com or 860-365-0327 Photo by Karly Gomez on UnsplashLadies Potluck is back!

October 10th at 6:00pm
At Jill Walker’s – 69 Collie Brook
Bring food to share!

please rsvp to Jill directly (Kim will be away)
jillering1@comcast.net   203-314-5285
Hosts needed for: November 14, December 12Reminder…Fall Cleaning? Our clothing donation shed is open!Items Accepted: All clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, Sheets, pillowcases,
drapes and stuffed toys.

Help the environment by keeping your clothing out of the landfill and Receive a tax deduction for your donation.  Receipts are on the shed.
2022 Justice Summit
Saturday, September 24, 2022

First Church of Christ Congregational
Glastonbury, CTEmail
Karen Methot

Join other SNEC members, authorized ministers, and partners at the 2022 Justice Summit, a one-day in-person gathering focused on devising strategies to confront racial inequity in local congregations and communities. 
The Justice Summit will include worship components, workshops, and a lunch time plenary discussion between 2022 SNEC Theologians in Virtual Residence Rev. Dr. Diane Schmitz and Bishop Yvette Flunder.Morning workshops will center on current and emerging issues of racial justice identified as priorities by SNEC members and congregations. Attendees will bring together their knowledge and experience to work on a plan for addressing each specific issue. Morning workshops also will include resource people who can share professional or other expertise with participants as needed and appropriate. Afternoon sessions will focus on sustaining the work. Lunch is included as well as coffee/tea and snacks. 

Hosted by the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ, the Summit is open to people from all settings of the UCC, ecumenical partners, and everyone interested in advancing racial equity. It is an opportunity to gain information, engage in problem-solving, and connect with others committed to this work. 

Virtual Option Available!
learn more at https://www.sneucc.org/eventdetail/justicesummit-16394185

This Week in Our Church 

September 11

Sunday School Registration 9:45am
Welcome Back Sunday Worship 10:00am
Pastor Amie’s installation 2pm
AA Meeting 8:00pm 

September 12
Scout Meeting 5:30pm
Ladies Pot-Luck Dinner 6:00pm

September 13

Office Open 8:00am-12:00pm
Scout Meeting 7:00pm

September 14

Office Open 8:00am-12:00pm
Lunch Bunch at the Turquoise Table 12:30-1:30pm

September 15

Office open 8:00am-12:00pm
Yarners 10:30am-12:00pm

Choir Rehearsal 7pm

September 16

Office Open 8:00am-12:00pm

September 17

September 18

Worship and Sunday School 10:00am
Welcome Back BBQ after worship
AA Meeting 8:00pm 

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