Announcements Jan 17 – Jan 24

winterbeachSunday, January 18: ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL – 9 a.m. in the Parish Hall. The Gift and Challenge of the Church’s Mission—Why I do what I do (and don’t do what I don’t do) politically. Sunday, January 25: NO SESSION.

Sunday, January 18: 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 18: Shepherd Groups – Eastham/Wellfleet: Will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Hunan Gourmet Restaurant in Orleans. Please call Dilys Smith, 508 255-9647. Orleans: Sunday, January 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the home of Nancy and Richard Miller, 10 Pilgrim Lake Terr. East, Orleans. Brewster – Dennis: 5 p.m. 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, a well known PBS broadcast journalist. A capacity crowd is expected so come early and get a seat! Questions? Call Fr. Ken Campbell at 413-478-5719.

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.

Thursday, January 29: THURSDAYS AT THREE – January 29, February 5, and February 12 from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall. “Praying and Singing with Handel’s Messiah” Please join us for a three session series, one for each of the three parts of Handel’s Messiah. These sessions will include listening to recorded portions, reflections, and-yes-some singing along, too! Led by Dilys Smith.

Sunday, February 1: YOUTH GROUP BREAKFAST – Please come to this special breakfast after the 10 a.m. service.

Help Needed: We have 6 young people (in their 20s) who need housing for Friday night, February 6. From the Episcopal City Mission in Boston, they are Life Together youth lay ministers for the Episcopal Church in our diocese. They will spend the night with a CHS host family on the 6th and then give a presentation for a Cape audience at CHS on the 7th. If you can help please contact Father Ken at 413-478-5719. Thank you!

Episcopal City Mission: Mission Discernment Day: February 7, 2015 Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road, Orleans, MA Come and learn about how you can engage in the work we are doing to bring about a more just society here in Eastern Massachusetts. Meet members of the Life Together internship program – Micah Fellows engaging in the work of social change. Participate in a facilitated conversation with other ECM supporters who are passionate about making our communities stronger. Learn about the emerging public policy initiates for 2015. Begin to discern where God is moving in your communities and congregations! You can register online at: http://www.EpiscopalCityMission.Eventbrite.com

Stewardship – Offertory Envelopes: If you need envelopes please contact the Parish Office. So far we have received 173 pledges for $334,660. Thank you for your generosity.  Pledge Statements: All 2014 Pledge Statements are ready. Please help us save postage and pick up your statement in the Reception Room. Thank you.

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.

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

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 ar-toff@comcast.net

Galley West: Now open Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Thank you.

Green Team: Possible New Year’s Pledges: Waste: I will use “Catalogue Choice” or a similar tool to cut down unwanted catalogues I receive. https://www.cataloguechoice.org When I host a party or event, I will use only reusable dinnerware. To learn more about your green options – please visit the Green Faith website at http://greenfaith.org/resource-center/stewardship/member-engagement.

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.

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