Announcements Nov 12 – 18

image001Calling All CHS HISTORIANS: We are repairing the hammered aluminum “halo” cross that is normally outside over the main (south) entrance to the sanctuary. The mount had deteriorated over the years and it was in danger of falling. Does anyone know its history, who made it, etc.? Contact Gilbert Merritt at 508-240-6998 or

Sunday, November 13: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We are reading Chapters 9, 10 and 11 of Falling Upward by Richard Rohr. Brian & Brooke Skea.

Wednesday November 16: MEN’S LUNCH at 12 noon. Bring your bag lunch and join the fellowship in the Fireplace Room.

Saturday, November 19: THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR – sponsored by the Kimbal and St. Martha’s Ladies Guilds and the Galley West Gift Shop. We are asking parishioners to bake cookies for the cookie walk (small enough to to fit into a 13 oz. coffee can). All types of homemade donations: baked items (no brownies), soups, candy, etc. Please clearly label your items, especially those that contain nuts or nut products. Drop off: Friday, November 19, Parish Hall between 10 am to 3 pm or Saturday morning. Questions? Call Jane Affleck at 508-255-4071 or

Sunday, November 20: PARISH FORUM – following the 10 am service, for the purpose of presenting a final financial update for 2016 and some considerations for 2017.

Sunday, November 20: THANKSGIVING INTERFAITH SERVICE FOR THE HEALING OF OUR NATION – Orleans United Methodist Church at 2 pm – The annual Nauset Interfaith Thanksgiving service this year will take its theme from President Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation making Thanksgiving a national holiday towards healing our na on. Our offering will be to support Nauset Interfaith outreach to new Americans and ‘at risk,’ youth on the lower and outer Cape. Questions? Fr. Ken Campbell at or The Rev. Wesley Williams at

Sunday, November 20: SHEPHERD GROUPS – Newcomers Welcome! Eastham-Wellfleet: Will meet at 5:30 pm at Hunan Gourmet Restaurant, Route 6A, Orleans. Reservations required. Contact Jody Mines at 508-255-4058 or Dilys Smith at 508-255-9647. Orleans: Will meet at 5:30 pm at the home of Nancy & Dick Miller, 10 Pilgrim Lake Road, Orleans, 508-255-5282.

Sunday, November 27: CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – Advent wreath making in the Gathering Room (9:45 to 10:40). Children will process into church for the blessing of their Advent wreaths by Fr. Adam. Bring greens, if able and the church school will supply all other materials. Candles will be available during co ee hour. Saturday, December 3 – Christmas Pageant rehearsal, Gingerbread House making and pizza. Sign up sheets in the Gathering Room.

To lose a parent is never easy, but to be surrounded by such loving support is truly a blessing. With deep appreciation, I thank all of you for you kindness to my family and me while we grieve the loss of my dear father. Debbi Manning

39th ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE – SAVE THE DATES! Friday, November 25, 10 am – 4 pm and Saturday, November 26, 10 am – 3 pm. 25 dealers from the New England will gather in the Parish Hall offering a wide range of choice antiques. In June you received a letter asking for your support of this longstanding CHS fund raising tradition. Please join us and help to make our 39th year the best yet! If you have any questions or wish to volunteer to help make this show a success, please contact Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair at 508- 255-8819. Thank you for your support!

December 3 & 4: FIRST FRUITS CHRISTMAS SALE – Come to the First Fruits Christmas Sale in the Parish Hall for freshly made holiday arrangements and homemade cookies. On Tuesday, November 29, members of the parish and volunteers will be making all kinds of arrangements and cookies that you can purchase. Interested in helping us? Contact Do e Walsh at 508-945 -3969. If you have fresh greens to donate, please bring them to the Parish Hall on Tuesday, November 29 through Friday, December 2.

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of November is JANET WINTER. Janet’s exhibit is a combination display of “just finished works” in colored pencil and watercolors done in years past. Both new and older work show Janet’s interest in depicting the landscapes around us. Janet’s children’s books & cards can also be seen & purchased at the CHS Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 19.

CHS ARTIST: Back by popular demand! During the month of December, we will be displaying Crèche collections in the reception room. Do you have a special nativity set that you are will- ing to share in this show? We all enjoyed seeing the remarkable variety of nativity sets from our congregation a couple of years ago. Contact Cynthia Murray at 508-896-5634 or

FREE SHOP: Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays: 10 am to 1 pm. Your do- na ons can be dropped off anytime 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? Call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: The shop is open Mondays from 10 am to 12 Noon and Sundays from 11 am to 12 Noon.

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