March 22nd Weekly Word

Please come this Sunday and support NuDay Syria!

A wonderful Celebration of Baptism on Sunday

of Madison Claire Wuzzardo.

One Great Hour of Sharing

For the week, we are collected monies to be given to the UCC special offering, One Great Hour of Sharing, which helps people in deep need. When you give, you help families around the world become stronger, healthier and better equipped to address hardships and catastrophes that would otherwise leave them destitute and hopeless. HCC will be receiving donations for One Great Hour of Sharing through March 26th. You can put money in the special offering envelopes at worship or make checks out to the church (designating “One Great Hour of Sharing”). Thank you, as always, for your continued support of these important mission opportunities.

To learn more about OGHS, watch the video below or visit, here.

Out of Office

Pastor Kathy is on vacation this week from Monday, March 20th through Sunday, March 26th.

Rev. Linda Lea Snyder will be providing pastoral coverage during these dates (ph. 203-927-5387). 

Rev. Lois Pinton will celebrate worship with HCC next Sunday, March 26th in the sanctuary.

Worship This Week

Please join us in the Sanctuary

at 10am on Sunday for the

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Please join us for the Loaf & Ladle

after the service.

We hope you will join us in person or online.

The service will be live streamed through

Facebook Live here

or on 3CX here

artwork: "Dream Awaits" © Mary Southard Used with permission.

Looking for Tech Volunteers

Do you like to work with technology? Then we need you!

We are looking for a few more people to volunteer on Sunday mornings to livestream our services.

Currently, we have two volunteers switching livestreaming every other week. We are looking for at least two more volunteers allowing each volunteer to livestream one Sunday a month.

After 2-3 days of training, the volunteer position would be a 3-hour commitment one Sunday morning a month.

If you are interested, please contact the church office @ 603-329-6985.

Open Clerk Position at HCC

Is writing notes an interest of yours?

Our congregation is looking for someone to fill the position of clerk. Primary responsibility is to take notes and participate at the monthly Ministry Oversight meetings and at the annual congregational meeting.

Interested? Please let our Moderator, Fred Malcolm, or Pastor Kathy know.

Our conference is helping us to think about doing church differently in our changing world.

They are offering three workshops for us to explore.

Several church members are planning to attend the workshop on Saturday, April 22. Would you come too? If we get six people to come, we're able to attend free! If you're interested, please let Pastor Kathy or the office know.

A Word from Peace and Justice

I saw an article from New Hampshire Public Radio about the Indigenous Land Acknowledgement statements that have been used to open meetings, athletic events, and conferences. They are meant to recognize indigenous rights to the lands seized by colonial powers. They began in Australia to recognize aboriginal people and Canada now uses them as part of that county's Truth and Reconciliation Commission work. I've heard them used in the US as well.

But native people have mixed feelings about these statements. The question seems to be of these statements, "Now what?" Are they a waste of time? Do the statements "go in one ear and out the other"? Can they make a difference for native people?

The article explores these questions and gives examples of how they are being used to make a difference. Full article.

Music Corner by Herb Tardiff

Franz Schubert, January 31st, 1797– November 19th, 1828

Franz Schubert was one of the most prolific composers in the history of classical music and is credited as one of the early pioneers of the Romantic era in music.

In addition to his contributions in writing lieder, Schubert wrote a number of chamber works for string quartet and quintet, solo piano pieces, and symphonies that are still regularly performed today.

Schubert's last two requests before he died were that he hear a performance of Beethoven's String Quartet #14 one last time and that he be buried next to Beethoven after he passed. Both wishes were fulfilled. 

By the time Schubert had died at age 31, he had written over 1,000 pieces of music.

Light the Steeple!

Light our steeple to honor a loved one.

Perfect for memorials,

weddings, birthdays,

anniversaries and more.

Visit our website for more information

or call the office at 603-329-6985

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 contact the church office or Pastor Kathy.

Correction to

Jane Conradsen's Address

As of 4/1/23, Jane's new address will be: 7 Fox Run Lane, #222, West Lebanon, NH 03784. Her phone number will remain the same.

March Birthdays

Tom M. 03/13 

Chloe S. 03/19 

Chris M. 03/23 

Dave C. 02/12 

Tom S. 03/25 

Al L. 03/26 

Herb T. 03/27

If you would like your birthday recognized, please call the office to make sure we have it in our records!

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.

3/21/2023 Newsletter

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

 Grated cheese, salad dressing, pasta sauce, quick bread/muffin mix,

hearty/meaty soups (Chunky, Progresso), boxed crackers, hot cocoa,

cereal (Cheerios & Multigrain Cheerios).

Please drop off any donations in the foyer of Hadley Hall

Please, no expired items.

Thank you for all your support!

To sign up for the next volunteer opportunity click here. If you are interested in volunteering contact Jane DeRosa via email at

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 ( 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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