Stewardship: The 2016 Pledge Packets were mailed in early October. If you did not receive one, please contact the parish office. Through October 25 we have received 74 pledges for a total of $136,136. Pledges will be blessed at In-Gathering services the end of November. Requested 2016 Offering Envelope boxes will be distributed middle of December.
T H A N K Y O U ! The Rummage Sale Committee extends a HUGE thank you for the support of parishioners who provided the donations, worked tirelessly on the set-up, assisted during the sale, and furiously managed the clean-up. Those who labored before, during and after, deserve a well earned “pat on the back.” Without so many helping hands, this “sale” could never have been such a success.
Sunday, November 1: ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL – STUDY OF EZEKIEL (Parish Hall, 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. led by Sharon Inger) For four Sundays in November (1,8,15 and 22) we will take a look at one of the most mysterious of the Old Testament prophets, Ezekiel. Starting November 1, our first class centers on the basics; the role of the prophetic books, the prophet and his time, and the theme of God’s glory. Please see our November 2015 Together newsletter for more information.
Sunday, November 1: YOUTH BRUNCH – Come one, come all to a delicious brunch hosted by your youth group, after the 10 a.m. service. YUM, YUM!
Wednesday, November 4: CONTINUING THE JOURNEY WITH JULIAN – Several participants in the recent series of Wednesday evening discussions of Julian of Norwich expressed a desire to continue the exploration (and not just drop it and go on to something else.) We will be offering a series of three Wednesdays in November (4, 11, 18) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, led and facilitated by Father Adam. Beverages and light refreshment will be provided. Anyone interested in sustaining exploration, deepening understanding, and sharing of experiences of the impact on your life and spiritual practice of Julian’s mystical experiences and writings is welcome. We hope this will prove to be not only an answer to requests but also a powerful time of spiritual growth. Please let me know if you would like to participate in November. Tom Dewing at 508-255- 2656.
Thursday, November 5: WOMEN’S LUNCHEON – The women of the parish will gather for their monthly luncheon at noon in Parish Hall. Volunteers for the day are Ragnhild Bjerke, Sue Stevens and Pat Carroll who is creating a delicious dessert. All women are welcome. Bring your own sandwich to share; beverages and dessert are provided. Need a ride? Call Peter Blank, 508-760-1516.
Friday, November 13: 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. Theme: The Labyrinth is a “Thin Place” – 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 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR – November 21 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
It’s November – a busy month that brings some special events to CHS. The Christmas Bazaar, Thanksgiving and the Antique Show. Yes, it’s time again for the Christmas Bazaar, a fun day enjoyed by many and a good way to introduce this busy season. The many vendors, local and upper Cape as well as Church members offer a variety of items and contribute to the success of this event. If you receive a call asking for help before the day, for time during the bazaar or baking something in advance, your support will be greatly appreciated!
Wednesday, November 18: MEN’S LUNCH – Will meet in the Fireplace Room at 12:30 p.m. Bring your own bag lunch. Coffee and snacks are provided by our donations. All men in the parish are welcome. If you think of a friend who could come if a ride were provided, please invite them to come with you. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.
Sunday, November 15: PLEASE NOTE – The Eastham/Wellfleet Shepherd Group IS CHANGING ITS MEETING TIME TO 1 p.m. (Pats are playing at 4:30 p.m.) at the home of Martha Armstrong and Tom Lenox, 48 Indian Way, Eastham. The Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Group will be held at the home of Betsy and Ed Mason, 46 Shad Bush Circle, East Dennis at 5 p.m.
CHS ARTIST: The Featured artists in the CHS gallery for the month of November is the dynamic and talented duo – JANET WINTER & NANCY RANSCHT. Janet Winter has been doing artwork all her life; happily progressing from Crayolas to oil, watercolors, ink, and colored pencils. Nancy Ranscht studied photography at the State University in Purchase, N.Y. Enjoy the show of these two creative women! Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – firstname.lastname@example.org – 508 255 7277.
COFFEE HOUR HOSTS: HELP NEEDED – We need hosts for November 22, 29 and December 20 and 27. The beverages are provided. You just need to bring something of your choice to go with them! Be creative and lend a hand to this fun cause! Please call Michele Puzo at 508-432-1981.
FREE SHOP: The shop is open Mondays 12 noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Free Shop is gladly accepting winter clothing! Donations can be dropped off any time the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed, donations can be left in the container outside the shop door. Thank you for your continued support of this CHS ministry. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or email@example.com.
GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: The shop will be open on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon and on Sun-days from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Barbara Hoffman
Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod: The walls were raised on the Eastham Rabbit Run Build on October 24 and the construction will continue through the winter and spring of 2016. All sorts of volunteer opportunities for men and women are available. If you are interested and would like to help, please go to the habitatcapecod.org website, scroll down to the “Volunteer Up” and click on it, or call the Volunteer Coordinator, Dawn Walnut, at 508-362-3559. You can also speak to Gilbert Merritt, Bob Collins, Jody Mines or Nat Goddard, at church. They can fill you in on the details.