Category Harry’s Letters

Advent 2020

Dear Friends, It’s not a stretch to say these are times of uncertainty. As I write this, on the day after the American election, we don’t yet know who the president will be. We don’t know when Covid restrictions will be lifted. We don’t know if we’ll be with our family at Christmas. In the […]

World-wide Communion / Return to Church – Harry’s Letters

World-wide Communion 2020 “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Dear Friends, It has been a weird year, to put it mildly.  We have been holed up in our homes, required to wear masks when we go out and […]

Pentecost 2020 – Harry’s Letter

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”  2 Timothy 1:7 NIV Dear Friends, When you read the New Testament there is a remarkable shift between the gospels and the following book. The gospels are all about the words and deeds of Jesus. The next […]

Easter Services Update – Harry’s Letter

Hi Everyone, I started by using the webcam on a laptop but have graduated to a video camera.  By last Sunday we’d added kids’ pictures and hymns with words for singing along. This Friday is Good Friday and at 10:30 we will be streaming a service which Melissa Stephens has put together. This will include […]

Streaming again on March 29th, 10:30 a.m. – Harry’s letter

Hi all, From emails and phone conversations this week it appears everyone is staying home and safe and healthy. I’ve been going to the church office most days but staying quite cloistered. Lynne is sometimes there at a  distance. I’ve been learning how to make videos with sound added to pictures and such. I have a long […]

A song for the times – Harry’s posting

HUC begins live streaming services – Harry’s letter

Hi Everyone, We’ve got a plan to live stream a message on Sunday at 10 a.m. I’m just using the webcam on a laptop. We’ve tried it out a bit and it seems to work well. I’ll go live about 9:45 so people can be connected ahead of time. For those with more computer confidence there […]

HUC closed due to COVID-19 virus – Harry’s letter

Hi Friends, This note is to pass around to anyone involved with our church and other interested people. As you probably know, the church building is essentially shut down. We will have no services for the next few weeks. None of the usual groups that come to the church mid-week are coming. We’re simply trying […]

Lent 2020 – Harry’s Letter

“The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer for Easter through prayer, doing penance, mortifying the flesh, repentance of sins, almsgiving, and denial of ego.”  Wikipedia Dear Friends, Wikipedia is probably not to be considered the highest authority for Christian practices, but the above quote is a fairly good description of how Christians have historically observed Lent. I’m not exactly […]

Year-end 2019 – Harry’s Letter

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”​  Galatians 6:9, 10 Dear Friends, The above scripture passage […]