"No Matter Who You are or Where You are on Life's Journey, You are Welcome Here"
8:50 AM - North Lounge
Grab a cup of coffee and join the Sunday Seminar group for engaging conversation and discussion on an array of religious and spiritual topics.
10:15 AM North Chapel
Children begin in the sanctuary for worship. At 10:15 AM they are dismissed to their Sunday School classes. Sunday school is offered for children ages 3 - 12th Grade.
10:00 AM Sanctuary
Join us for an hour of worship with our chancel choir and an inspirational message from our ministers.
11:00 AM Parish Hall
Join us for light refreshments, coffee and fellowship after worship.
Sundays at The Congregational Church of Manhasset
News & Events
No Matter Who You are or Where You are on Life's Journey, You are Welcome Here!
WOMEN AT THE WELL - MARCH 22 and 29
Women of all ages are invited to join us for the month of March as we celebrate Women's History Month. Over two Sundays, we will watch the 2018 film "On the Basis of Sex". The film, based on a true story, follows the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg - a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination. We will have a time of discussion following the film on March 29th. WATW begins at 11:30 Am and meets in the youth room. Join us for both of these days as we engage in meaningful conversation as we strive for a more just and compassionate world. All are welcome!
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE AND LUNCHEON
WEDNESDAY, FEB 26 12:15 PM
Join us for a time of worship and reflection for our Ash Wednesday service on February 26th at 12:15 PM. The service is in the chapel and will last about 45 minutes. Following the service, everyone is invited to join us in the North Lounge for a free soup and sandwich luncheon. Please note, we do not practice the imposition of ashes as a part of our service. All are Welcome!
CLASSICAL CONCERT FOR A CAUSE
FEATURING WORKS BY BRAHMS AND HAYDN
PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE
PARKINSON’S DISEASE FOUNDATION
3 PM, SUNDAY, MARCH 22
We hope you can join us to raise funds for the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation in memory of our own A. Scott Collins and all those who are hoping for a cure. The concert will feature The St. John’s Chamber Players including Scotty Collins (son of Linda and Scott) on clarinet. Scotty earned his bachelor and master’s degrees from Temple University where his clarinet teacher was Anthony Guliotti, principal clarinetist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He presently teaches privately and in the West Winsor /Plainsboro New Jersey School District. He has performed with the Haddonfield Symphony, as well as the St. John's ensemble (with whom he has played for 20 years). Admission is $20
ANDREW MCMORRIS MEMORIAL WALKATHON - MARCH 28
Join friends and family on March 28th to remember Andrew and his good life and to raise funds for the completion of a new Boy Scout lodge. More information can be found here:
“SHARE THE LOVE AND SHARE THE FOOD”
VALENTINES FOOD DRIVE
The shelves of Long Island food banks overflow with food between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but when the holidays end, food donations significantly decline. That’s why our Board of Missions and Outreach is encouraging us to donate food and other items at other times of the year. Our first push will be a Valentines food drive throughout the month of February when we will be urged to “Share the Love and Share the Food.” All donations will go to the North Shore INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) in Glen Cove.
What food is most needed? Long Island’s Interfaith Nutrition Network suggests the following: Peanut Butter, Jelly (no glass), Canned or Dry Soups, Canned Stews and Chili, Tea Bags, Coffee (ground no beans), Canned Items (Pasta, Vegetables, Fruit, Spaghetti O’s, Beans, Juices), Boxed Items (Macaroni & Cheese, Rice, Pancake Mix and Syrup, Powdered Milk, Juice Boxes, Hot and Cold Cereals, Granola/Cereal Bars), Baby Food & Cereal (glass jars accepted), Baby Formula (Enfamil/Similac).
Other needs include: disposable diapers and wipes, new underwear and socks, gently used towels, wash cloths, blankets, bed linens, coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. The guests also need bags to take their food home.
Where do I place my donations? Donations may be placed downstairs in the donation room (near the water fountain) or in the chapel foyer (on the pew between the bathrooms).
NEW 9 AM SUNDAY SEMINAR ON
“RELIGIONS OF THE AXIAL AGE” HAS BEGUN
Dr. David Dorman offers additional information during our new 9 AM Sunday Seminar entitled, “Religions of the Axial Age” (the pivotal time from 800 to 200 B.C.). The seminar features DVD lectures by Rhodes College professor, Dr. Mark W. Muesse, who asks, “What could the beliefs and traditions of a Zoroastrian, a person of Jewish faith, a Buddhist, a follower of Confucius, or a Christian have in common? How do religions evolve over time? ”Our new 9 AM DVD Sunday Seminar “offers a rare opportunity to relate your own spiritual questions to a variety of ancient quests for meaning and transcendence. In “Religions of the Axial Age,” Professor Mark W. Muesse shows you he historical conditions in which the world religions arose, while letting you see how they answered shared metaphysical and human dilemmas. He helps you think about specific traditions while pondering the common processes of religious development. Not content to study religion merely from books, Professor Muesse has also observed and participated in these traditions in their native contexts, especially in South Asia.”
CURRENT EVENTS IN PERSPECTIVE
WITH DR. DAVID DORMAN 11:30 AM SUNDAY, MARCH 1
We look forward to another year of Current Events In Perspective with Dr. David Dorman at 11:30 AM on Sunday, February 9, downstairs in the North Lounge. He will introduce a list of national and international events, offer some background, and open the floor for discussion.
MARCH 14 - YOUTH SERVE IN SOUP KITCHEN IN NYC
On March 14, youth and families are invited to join us for a morning of service at the Community of Hope Soup Kitchen at Manhattan Church of Christ. We have found a fabulous new (hopefully monthly) service opportunity in the city. On March 14th, we will head into the city on a Saturday morning to volunteer with "Community of Hope" soup kitchen, which is an outreach of Manhattan Church of Christ in the Upper East Side. We will help with set up, serving food, meeting and eating with homeless friends and clean up. Let me know if you or your family would like to join us. The more the merrier! We welcome all ages and family members. RSVP to Lori at email@example.com.
YOGA FOR BUSY PEOPLE
Our church cares about the whole person—body, mind, and spirit. To further this mission, our Center For Wellbeing is proud to announce the return of “Yoga For Busy People,” led by certified yoga instructor, holistic health coach and Manhasset mom, Stacey Kelly. Drop your child at nursery school, put your kids on the bus, or just take a break from work and come enjoy a 1 hour class that is just about you—body, mind, and spirit. If you can't get to the studio or are intimidated by yoga at the gym, “Yoga For Busy People” is perfect for you. In this beginner level 60 minute class, you can focus on taking care of yourself while moving, stretching, and strengthening your body in a supportive and relaxed environment. There is a $15 walk in fee. RSVP is not required. Please bring your own yoga mat and towel. The class meets in the sanctuary narthex (foyer), Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 9:30 AM.
We offer mindfulness classes throughout the regular church program year! Check back for dates and event schedules.