Announcements Dec 31 – Jan 7

5390888505_8d90b195e2The PARISH ANNUAL MEETING will be held on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017 AT 11:30 am IN THE PARISH HALL – Save the Date!

Saturday, December 31 and Sunday, January 1, 2017: We will have a normal worship schedule for the New Year’s weekend: Saturday: 4 pm and Sunday: 8 am and 10 am.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – There will be NO Discussion Group on New Years Day. Next week, January 8, we will be reading Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander, available at your local bookseller or Amazon. Chapter one is a good place to start! We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, January 1: Ruth Campbell will be running a Veggie Tale video: The Christmas Star for all ages, in the Creation Room across from the Nursery. NURSERY CARE is provided during the 10 am service.

Monday, January, 2: PLEASE NOTE: The CHS Office will be closed.

Thursday, January 5: LADIES LUNCHEON is January 5. Committee members for this month are: Sandy Marshall, dessert; Ragnhild Bjerke, centerpieces; Barbara Barrett, a lemon and 1/2 and 1/2; Georgia Schneider, paper goods; Susan Owens, chips. Bring a sandwich to share and join by 12 Noon. Remember to put it on your 2017 calendar for the first Thursday of each month. Thank you to Dilys for initiating and engineering the December Yankee Swap. It was a GOOD time!

Sunday, January 8: EPIPHANY TROPE – During the 10 am service. Children attend church with their families, bring unwrapped toys – gifts to the Christ Child. After Trope children go to the Library for a story read by Bernie Hutchens – treats and games!

Sunday, January 8: YOUTH BRUNCH – Come and join the fun and eat a yummy brunch!

Thursday, January 12: The Health Ministries Committee monthly meetings will be held the 2nd Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. in the Library. If you would like to join us, please contact Ann Pike-Paris at 508-255-3583 or

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  Our new “Health Ministry Survey” is included as a separate insert in this month’s Together. Please take the time to complete the survey during January. Completed surveys should be placed in the “Survey Boxes” at each entrance or mailed back to the church to the Attention: Health Ministries. We need your opinions and thoughts as to how we may best serve the health needs of CHS. Your responses will be kept confidential but will help guide our ministry programs for the future.

Friday, January 13: LABYRINTH WALK – 10 am in the Parish Hall. This is the first of our 2017 guided labyrinth walks on the second Friday of every month. The meditation theme offered this month by Dr. Margaret Rappaport, Veriditas-certified labyrinth facilitator, is “Grace”.
Darlene, T. Hagon, Director of Music presents Epiphany music selected to enrich the theme. Rev. Anne Koehler shares a theological reflection to connect us to the deeper meaning of our walk experience.

Wednesday, January 18: MEN’S LUNCHEON – In the Fireplace Room at 12 Noon. Bring your bag lunch and join the fellowship. Start the New Year off right… Bring a friend to join us!

STEWARDSHIP – The weekly and monthly 2017 Offering Envelopes are available in the Reception Room. Please come in and pick yours up!
CHS ARTIST: The December 2016 Crèche display will remain in the CHS Gallery until mid-January 2017. Enjoy this wonderful exhibit by Cynthia Murray and numerous contributing parishioners and enjoy the stories linked to each beautiful Crèche! Many months are still open. Sign up to show your work in 2017 for one month. The sign up sheet is located in the Gallery/Reception Room by the door. Questions/comments, contact Sharyn Laughton – – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting WINTER clothing & CHRISTMAS decorations. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays: 10 am to 1 pm. 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? Call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or

FAIR TRADE: PLEASE NOTE! For improved security, please pay for Fair Trade items by check (made out to Fr. Ken Campbell) and leave in the money box. If you want to pay by cash please leave cash in the Justice & Peace mailbox in the Church Office or give the cash directly to Fr. Ken. Thank you!

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: We are open on Sundays from 11 am to 12 Noon.

GROCERY CARDS: After church at the coffee hour we sell Grocery Cards which may be used at Stop and Shop, Shaw’s, Friend’s and Phoenix Fruit. The buyer receives full value of the card and the store donates 5% to the Homeless Prevention Council. The need is great here on the Lower Cape and by purchasing the grocery cards you will be helping those less fortunate.

OFFICE RECEPTIONISTS: Needed – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 Noon to 3 pm; Contact Debbi or Amanda.

WELCOMING PATHS COMMITTEE: The Welcoming Paths Committee is asking parishioners to notice new people at a service, invite them to coffee hour, and to invite people who have recently joined our congregation to join a committee and a Shepherd Group.


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