Announcements Jan 3 – Jan 10

winter weatherSunday, January 4: ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL – 9 a.m. in the Parish Hall. The Gift and Challenge of the Holy Scriptures – “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life.” (John 6:68)

Sunday, January 4: Book Discussion Group – after the 10 a.m. service in the Fireplace Room.  We are reading Amy Jill Levine’s Short Stories by Jesus, an exploration of the parables from the perspective of the people who heard them first hand. All are welcome.

Sunday, January 4: THE EPIPHANY TROPE & GIFTS TO THE CHRIST CHILD – 10 a.m. service.  Parishioners bring unwrapped toys to the “Christ Child”. These gifts are stored in the CHS attic until December when they are brought to the Cape Cod Council of Churches Christmas Gift Shop.  After the Trope – all Church School children will go to the CHS Library for a story read by Nat Goddard, treats & games. Families pick up your children in the library after the service.

Thursday, January 8: Women’s Luncheon at 12 noon in the Parish Hall. We changed the usual date as the first Thursday in January is New Year’s Day! Please bring canned goods for the Food Pantry and a sandwich to share – chips and dessert will be provided. Volunteers for the day: Hope Fox and Betty Yearing. If you need a ride call Dilys Smith, 508-255-9647.

Friday, January 9: Walking the Labyrinth at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. The Labyrinth is a spiritual walking exercise that quiets the mind, opens the heart and centers the body to encourage meditation. Margaret Rappaport facilitates a walk on our indoor canvas Chartres-style Labyrinth.The 10 a.m. walk is candle-lit and is accompanied by music courtesy of Darlene Hagon.  The labyrinth is available for individual walks from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, January 18: Shepherd Groups – Eastham/Wellfleet: will meet at 5:30 p.m. January 18, at the Hunan Gourmet Restaurant in Orleans. Make your reservation with Dilys Smith, 508-255-9647. Orleans: The home of Nancy and Richard Miller, date to be determined and details to come. Brewster – Dennis: 5 p.m. January 18 at Betsy & Ed Mason’s home, 46 Shad Bush Circle, East Dennis.

Monday, January 19: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY – The Annual Martin Luther King Breakfast sponsored by the Nauset Interfaith Association will take place on Monday, January 19 at 8:30 a.m. sharp in the Parish Hall. Our guest speaker this year is Callie Crossley, well known PBS broadcast journalist. A capacity crowd is expected so come early and get a seat! Questions? See or call Fr. Ken Campbell at 413-478-5719.

Tuesday, January 13: RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE – In the Parish Hall from 9 am to 2 pm.

Wednesday, January 21: MEN’S LUNCH – 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Fireplace Room.  For interested inquires call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-801-0654 or Brian Skea at 774-279-3454.

Sunday, February 1: YOUTH GROUP BREAKFAST – Please come to this special breakfast after the 10 a.m. service.  Stewardship – Offertory Envelopes: If you need envelopes please contact the Parish Office. Through December 29 we have received 173 pledges for $334,760. Thank you for your generosity.

CHS Artist: The featured CHS artist for the month of January is the Prayer Shawl Ministry displayed & directed by Helen Richardson. We provide shawls for those who suffer from accidents and illness, the bereaved, as well as anyone who simply needs to know that others care (more importantly that God always cares). After the expert handwork is completed, the Shawls are blessed by clergy before being given to anyone in need. Questions? Call Helen Richardson at 508-255-0065. Please sign up to show/sell your art or craft for one month in 2015! Call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

Free Shop: Thank you for your continued support & donations to the Free Shop. The shop is now accepting WINTER Clothing. All donations can be dropped off any day the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed there is a container outside the door. The shop is open Mondays 12 noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sharyn Laughton 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net

Galley West: After Christmas we are taking a brief respite and will open again in January on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Thank you.

Habitat for Humanity: Snacks needed to feed our hungry volunteers! CHS is sponsoring a build on Bevans Way in Orleans. We will need snacks on the 4th Tuesday of every month through the spring of 2015 until the house is completed. Call Kathy Goddard at 508-255-3818.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS: Just a reminder; you can sign up for hosting coffee hour in the Parish Hall. We need new participants in the New Year! Beverages are provided. You just need to bring something to go with them! Thank you, Michele Puzo

Green Team: Learn more about your green options – please visit the Green Faith website at
http://greenfaith.org/resource-center/stewardship/member-engagement.

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