Announcements March 26 – April 2

alleluliaSunday, March 27: EASTER DAY! ALLELUIA! No Church School classes – Easter egg hunt will be held after the 10 a.m. service. THANK YOU for making this traditional Easter egg hunt so eventful for the children.

Sunday, March 27: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – We will NOT meet on Easter Sunday. We will resume on Sunday, April 3. Brooke and Brian Skea.

Sunday, April 3: YOUTH BRUNCH – Please attend the Youth Brunch in the Parish Hall just after the Sunday 10 a.m. service. Every first Sunday of the month the Youth Group hosts a brunch. Come April 3rd and join the fun!

Thursday, April 7: WOMEN’S LUNCHEON – The women of the parish will gather for their monthly luncheon at 12 noon in Parish Hall on Thursday April 7. Volunteers for the day are: Barbara Barrett, Anne Crocker, Marge Farrell and Georgia Schneider. All women are welcome to come and enjoy the camaraderie, conversation and good food. Bring your own sandwich to share; beverages and dessert are provided. Please brings canned good for the Food Pantry. If you need a ride, call Peter Blank at 508-760-1516.

Thursday, April 7: JAMES HOWE IS BACK FOR A RETURN ENGAGEMENT at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear this nationally renowned children’s author. Jim’s book “The Misfits” is the inspiration for No Name-Calling week, an anti-bullying initiative, that has been held at schools throughout the country. Jim will be ending his day of presentations at area middle schools by joining parishioners and their guests at a SPAGHETTI SUPPER here at CHS sponsored by Sharing the Blessing. The event is FREE, but we do need to know if you are coming. Please call Wilma Morris at 508-432-6733 for more details.

Saturday, April 9 and April 16: OUR COMMUNION PREPARATION – Classes will be held at 10 a.m. in the church. Presentation of Communion Preparation Class is Sunday, April 17 at the 10 a.m. service. Reception for candidates and their families following the service.

Wednesday, April 20: MEN’S LUNCH – We will meet the third Wednesday of the month at 12 noon in the Fireplace Room. Bring your own bag lunch. Coffee and snacks are provided by our donations. All men in the parish are welcome. Please invite a friend to come with you. Questions? Call Brian Skea at 774-279-3454.

Wednesday, April 27: FLEMING RUTLEDGE – 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. We are most fortunate to have another occasion to listen to the wit and wisdom of the Rev. Fleming Rutledge. She will be interviewed by Father Adam about ideas presented in her recently published magnum opus, The Crucifixion, Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a brilliant mind in an intimate setting discussing ideas at the very heart of what we believe. There will be light refreshments.

CHS ARTIST/APRIL CRAFT MONTH: The shows goes on: for the month of April, CHS members will present their varied CRAFTS in the Reception Room. What is your favorite craft? What do you like to make? Do you: stitch, carve, paint, paste, refinish, weave, design, enhance, repair, glue, pleat…? Call Jan Roberts at 508-255-6281. All are invited to come to see. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508-255-7277.

CHILDREN ACTIVITY BAGS: Are available at every entrance for loan to keep our children “busy” during the service. Please feel free to take advantage of them.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS: HELP NEEDED – Please signup on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall. 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.

DRIVERS NEEDED: Volunteers to drive parishioners to church services, activities and medical appointments are sorely needed. If you can help please call Pattie LaBranche at 508-255-3532 or Peter Blank at 508-760-1516.

EVENTS IN THE PARISH HALL: Please be kind to the floors. When you move tables or chairs in the Parish Hall please LIFT them to move them as opposed to DRAGGING them across the floor. This way we can prevent streaks on the wood. Thank you!

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly accepting spring clothing. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Your donations can be dropped off any time the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed there is a container outside the Free Shop door. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: The shop will be open on Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Please stop by and buy! Barbara Hoffman

Our NOAH Commitment needs serving teams. One Friday night a month – 2 or 4 people to transport food and serve it at the NOAH Shelter in Hyannis. Call Georgia Schneider at 508-255-2368 or Pattie LaBranche at 508-255-3532.

WELCOMING VISITORS: If you are sitting near visitors at the services please extend them a greeting and, if you attend the 10 a.m. service, invite them over to the parish hall for coffee hour and a visit to the newcomer table.

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