Sunday, February 14: Book Discussion Group – after the 10 a.m. service in the Fireplace Room. We are discussing Rowan Williams’ book, “Being Christian, Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer.” Come join us as we delve into this slim pamphlet which presents a summation of his thinking about being a Christian by the recent Archbishop of Canterbury.
Sunday, February 15: Shepherd Groups. All three Shepherd Groups are cancelled for the month of February. Thank you!
Tuesday, February 17: SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER for the whole parish – 5:30 p.m. – colorful paper hats, Mardi Gras beads, pancakes and more, singing with and by the Church School choir……home & happy by 7:30 p.m.! This is an annual event sponsored by the Church School. Sign up to bring a dessert – sign up poster is on the Youth bulletin board in the Gathering Room.
Saturday, February 21: SHARING THE BLESSING 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Sharing the Blessing is a group that works to educate and gain understanding on issues that involve the LGBT population. Erica Kay Webster will speak about her life as a transgender 15 year old living on the streets of New York City. She has launched a drive to open Promise Place, a school on Cape Cod for homeless youth.
Wednesday, February 25: 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.
Green Team: Energy Enthusiasts, SAVE THE DATE! WEDNESDAY, February 25, 5 p.m. at the Orleans Town Hall, Skaket Room, 1st Floor. Sippican Community Solar Garden Cooperative is being presented at the Orleans Renewal Energy/Wind Committee meeting.
Green Faith Pledges to consider this week: 1. I will turn off the water while I brush my teeth or shave; 2. I will take shorter showers – less than 20 minutes; 3. I will install WATER SENSE rated faucet flow aerators on all of my faucets, low-flow shower heads in my shower(s), and a toilet tank bank in my toilet(s). Please check out http://www.niagraconservation.com/water conservation/water/ecokits. Call Nat at 508-255-3818/774-722-5352 or come to the next CHS Green Team meeting – Tuesday, March 3.
Prayer Shawl Ministry: Prayer shawls are given to help our friends who are ill, recovering, bereaved or distressed. Should you know of such a need, please phone the church office or Helen Richardson at 508-255-0065.
CHS Artist: The featured CHS artist for the month of February is Sean Chung. Don’t miss Sean’s extraordinary photographs in the CHS gallery/Reception Room – be amazed at what a talented young man sees. There are still a few months available in 2015 to exhibit/sell your art for one month in the CHS gallery. The sign up sheet is located in the gallery by the door. Questions? Comments? contact Sharyn Laughton – firstname.lastname@example.org – 508 255 7277.
Children Activity Bags: Are available for loan to keep our children “busy” during the Service. Please feel free to take advantage of them.
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 email@example.com Galley West: Now open Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, weather permitting. Thank you.
Stewardship – Offertory Envelopes: If you need envelopes please contact the Parish Office.
Fridays during Lent: Lenten Conversations – Race, Politics and Religion in the USA – We need volunteers to make soup or bread for our Friday Lenten program this year. A sign-up poster for making soup or bread is in the Reception room. This year we encourage preregistration for all since we anticipate participants from other churches. You can register with the receptionists during the week or with Fr. Ken at: firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a flyer on the Reception desk outlining the Lenten program.