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 MCC HARTFORD NOVEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS


Thursday November 9 -Kristallnacht Commemoration 7pm  Held at the Charter Oak Cultural Center located at 21 Charter Oak Ave. in Hartford.  This is a night each year we remember the event that marked the beginning of the Holocaust.  MCCH is again providing the bread and soup for fellowship afterward. 
 
Friday November 10 - Somewhere Coffee House from 7-9pm  Join us for some games, fun, and fellowship!
 
Sunday November 12—Birthday Potluck and then Board Meeting  Join us as we celebrate those born in November. Board meeting follows fellowship and all are welcome to attend.
 
Monday November 20 – Transgender Day of Remembrance at 6:00pm  Each year we remember and honor those who lost their lives tragically at the hands of hate and fear---simply because they dared to live authentically.
 
Saturday November 25 – Vernon Manor at 10am  join us as we bring church and worship to this long term residential facility located at 180 Regan Road in Vernon.
 
Monday November 27 -- McKinney Shelter Dinner.  Join us as we serve dinner to our homeless and hungry neighbors.  See Gary Collier if you would like to participate in this wonderful event.
 
Wednesdays Radical Bible Study: 11am-noon.  All are welcome as we explore the Bible in new and radical ways!
 
Food for the body, love for the soul:  We are collecting RICE AND BEANS during the month of November--to support the Hands on Hartford Food Pantry. Remember, all non-perishable food is welcome!  Thank you for helping to feed those who are hungry and extending our communion table to the homes of those in need.


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Pastor’s reflection: 
 
September has been quite a challenging month as hurricanes swept through a number of islands and the southeast mainland United States.  This year, the changing seasons has been costly and even deadly as waters rose and homes and property were lost.  And, then, above the roaring winds, torrential rain, and rising flood waters there arose different sounds…that of helicopters and motor boat rescues ----and the sound of neighbor helping neighbor.  And, we saw the very best of us -- during the very worst of times.
As these places of devastation begin to recover, we are mindful that places like Puerto Rico are still waiting for such rescue as millions continue to be without power, light, food, and clean water.  Prayer is essential.  Action is imperative.  Help is critical.  May we all do what we can to be God’s hands, feet, and heart in responding to this humanitarian crisis and our siblings in need.
As the seasons change, we must remember what never changes----God’s unconditional love and God’s calling upon us (the faithful) to respond in prayer and action to help others, regardless of our human-defined differences.  The truth is…we are all the same in God’s eyes; we are simply God’s beloved…ALL of us.  In these difficult and challenging times, may we see through God’s eyes and respond with God’s heart, faithfully.   Amen.  Pastor Aaron 


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The pastor is available by call or text…at (203)209-1504
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