Announcements April 2 – April 9

forsythia_jpg__4928×3264__and_HipChat_-_Amy_GuanPlanned Giving: “Procrastination” – We all know that word when we consider family financial planning. During the month of April, the Planned Giving Committee has provided information on the Web site to help you to take the next step in your planning process. Starting a “Family Legacy Plan” and/or selecting a “Charitable Gift Annuity” are two options available on the Web Site.

Sunday, April 3: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – We will be discussing Chapter 6 (“Thou art Peter”)of Christ Actually. 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 the 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 a sandwich to share; beverages and dessert are provided. Please bring canned goods 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 SUP-PER 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.

Friday, April 8: WALKING THE LABYRINTH – 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. The theme: “True Self-Love”. Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veriditas certified labyrinth facilitator, will guide the walk. Selected instrumental and vocal music of English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams will be offered by Darlene Hagon, Director of Music. The Rev. Anne Koehler will provide a brief theological reflection on bringing yourself closer to God: what does it mean to stand on holy ground?

Saturday, April 9 and April 16: OUR COMMUNION PREPARATION – CLASSES will be held at 10 a.m. in the church. Presentation of the 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. We take turns providing coffee and snacks. 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. We will share light refreshments.

CHS ARTIST/APRIL CRAFT MONTH: Works of our parish crafts people will be on display in the Reception Room. Come to enjoy! Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508-255-7277.

CHILDREN’S 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 sign up 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!

FAIR TRADE UPDATE: We have received a new order of olive oil from the Holy Land ( the same oil that is used to make Holy Chrism for baptismal anointing). We also now have hot chocolate and cocoa and healthy organic cashews and almonds as well as an assortment of coffees, teas and chocolate bars. Questions? Call Fr.Ken at 508-240-5169.

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 at the foot of the elevator. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or ar-toff@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 invite them over to the parish hall for coffee hour and a visit to the newcomer table.

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