June 8th Weekly Word
The Painting Of Our Sanctuary
Diaper Drive Thank You!

All we can say is "WOW, WOW, WOW" and "THANK YOU!". Once again, we asked our congregation to help those in need and you all outdid yourselves! Our “No Child Wet Behind” Diaper Pantry Drive was again a wonderful success.

We collected and delivered:
2,460 Wipes (960 more than last year)
2,433 Diapers in sizes 2, 3, 4 and 6 (683 more than last year)

Gabi Teed, who runs the Manchester Diaper Pantry, was so grateful for our continued generosity. This donation will help support so many families in need of this basic item. Check out their Facebook page here for more information and to see their thank you post to our church.

Thank you so much for supporting this wonderful cause and for continuing to answer our missions call!
Church Building Cover
Worship This Week

Please join us in the sanctuary
or online at 10am for the
Celebration of Pentecost

Note that the positivity rate for Covid is still higher in our county than we would like it to be. Please consider following Covid protocols until this latest wave subsides. Coffee Hour will continue at smaller tables instead of the long tables.

Please join us for coffee hour after the service.

The service will be live streamed through Facebook Live here or on 3CX here.

Thank You From Isaiah 58
Out of Office
Pastor Kathy Out

Pastor Kathy will be out of the office for continuing education this week, returning on the 13th.

Rev. Linda Lea Snyder will be providing pastoral coverage during this week (ph. 203-927-5387). She will also celebrate worship with HCC on June 12.

Steeple Lit June 12 – June 25

In Memory of Rev. Bob Dobson By His Loving Family
June Birthdays

We are continuing to only list First names and last initial to minimize scamming issues with personal information being shared via electronic documents.

Happy Birthday to:

Roxanne M 6/01
Sue L 6/02
Allison L 6/02
Bridget M 6/07
Maria K 6/08
William M 6/15
Eric C 6/18
Seneca M 6/20

If you would like your birthday recognized, please call the office to make sure we have it in our records!
A Word from Peace & Justice

This past Thursday I participated in the Vigil for Uvalde hosted by St. Christopher's.

Each victim's name was read and the bell tolled to remember each individual. I was happy to see not only prayer and reading of Scriptures from all three Abrahamic faiths but also reflections on how we as people of faith
can call for change. We are in effect the voice of Jesus in our time.

Church Gardens Blooming

Thanks to Marion and Al Lake for planting the beautiful sunpatiens in front of the church. The "pollinator" garden plants donated by the McCunes and planted by Alan and Kari last year are also blooming nicely.

Dave Chin
Church Spring Clean-up Day

Thank you to those who came out to give our church a good spring cleaning last month. The church interior and grounds sparkled from your efforts.

Those who assisted in cleaning up from our church included; Donna Hanson, Al and Marion Lake, Maria, Evan and Lester Kuhl, Ellen McCune, Linda Tilden, Joann Klawitter, Nancy Pratt, Ing Goenawan, Dave Daniels, Dave Chin and Bill Cheyne.

In addition, our local Boy Scout Troop provided a boost in manpower. The scouts included Nolan Kimbark, Michael Glavin, Evan Bencinengor, and Alex, Brooke and Brian Berthelothe. One other scout Dad helped out, however, we are not sure of his name.

Thank you from the Operations Team and all of HCC
New Hampshire Conference UCC Weekly News

We thought you might enjoy reading the NH Conference UCC weekly newsletter. You can read it with this link.

Each week, we will update this section of our Weekly Word with the new link for the current newsletter.
Missions Opportunities:
Food Drive to Support
Saint Anne Ecumenical Food Pantry

The New needs for the Food Pantry are:

rice/rice pilaf, ketchup, mustard, Raisin Bran, Cheerios, Special K, salad dressings, coffee.

Please drop off any donations in the foyer of Hadley Hall

Thank you for all your support!
Next volunteer opportunity will be on Wednesday, June 22. If you are interested in volunteering contact Jane DeRosa via email
janederosa@comcast.net or sign up here.
Volunteer @ Soup Kitchen
The Sonshine Soup Kitchen needs volunteers to prepare and package the food for "To Go Meals." We partner with Atkinson Congregational Church once a month on the 4th
Wednesday of the month to help out from 3-6pm.

Blankets for Project Linus

For those of you who have been busy sewing, quilting, knitting, or crocheting, we have an new opportunity to donate those handmade items!

We located a national organization that has local chapters called Project Linus (https://www.facebook.com/projectlinussouthwestnewhampshire/). This organization's mission is "to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans". Blankets are given to children in need through NH.

*We welcome all styles of blankets made in child-friendly colors/prints.
*Crocheted, knitted, quilted (100% cotton or flannel), fleece….you don’t have to be an expert!
*Blankets must be NEW, HANDMADE and WASHABLE.
*Fabric blankets can be quilted by machine, hand or tied. If you are tying the blanket make sure the ends are trimmed to 1” and the knots are secure.
*Please do not add any embellishments to the blankets such as buttons that could be swallowed by a child.
*If you are using a no-sew fleece pattern, please be sure to trim off both selvages FIRST. Not sure what selvages are? Ask the clerk who is cutting your fleece to please show you, they’re those odd looking edges at the top and bottom of the piece you have, sort of raggy looking.
*We accept all sizes of blankets. We donate to children, infants through teen years, so any size is appropriate. Baby blankets are typically 36”X36” or 36”X42”, toddler-pre-teen are typically about 40”X60”, and teen blankets are at least 60"X72".

Blankets can be dropped off in the entry way of Hadley Hall.

Thank you for your support of this project!
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Scam Emails & Texts

Emails and Texts are often sent, saying they are from Pastor Kathy or another staff member. She (or the HCC staff) will never send out a generic email/text--she'll address it to your name. She will never ask you for money/gift cards over email nor via a text.

Also, any email from Pastor Kathy will always have her signature line on the bottom with her phone number/address.

If in doubt, please call the church or send an email to pastorkathyucc@gmail.com.
Want to get the word out about what’s happening at HCC? If you want to publicize your event or remind the congregation about something, please email the office (hcc1752@gmail.com) by Wednesday at noon so that your information can be included in that week’s Weekly Word. Feel free to send in information up to three weeks in advance of an upcoming event. We want all of the congregation (not just the Team leaders) to be empowered to get the word out about all the activities that are happening at Hampstead Congregational Church!
Our Mailing Address:
61 Main Street
Hampstead, NH 03841
Church Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:00am to 3:00pm
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