Announcements January 20 – 26

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


Sunday, January 22: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – In the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We are reading Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander, the first nine chapters. Brian and Brooke Skea

Wednesday, February 1: DEADLINE for cleaning out our Parish Hall storage area! Our Sexton Wayne, with the support of the Buildings and Grounds Committee, says it’s me to clean out the storage area in the lower level of the Parish Hall o the Free Shop. Reducing unnecessary/ unused stored items will help us find more space for essentials. ALL items remaining on the shelves MUST BE CLEARLY LABELED AS FOLLOWS: Your Group Name or Activity – ACTIVE 2017. Any items ON THE SHELVES THAT ARE NOT labeled will be removed IN FEBRUARY!

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 red “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 con den al but will help guide our ministry programs for the future.

Sunday, February 5: YOUTH BRUNCH – Please attend the Youth Brunch in the Parish Hall just after the Sunday 10 am service. This brunch will be serving Eggs Benedict – DELICIOUS! The Youth Group is participating in a Food Drive to help a local Food Pantry. Bring a nonperishable food or canned good item to donate to this wonderful cause and you will receive $1.00 off your brunch! Also, due to the cancelation of our Epiphany Trope service, the Youth Group will be collecting all gifts to the Christ Child. Bring your UNWRAPPED toy and they will be given to children in need in December 2017 at the Lower Cape Outreach Gift Center.

ACOLYTES: Have you ever wanted to be an Acolyte? Now’s your chance, we need volunteers! Contact Mary Anne Bragdon at 508-896-3481.

Cape Cod Council of Churches: Did you notice the basket of diapers at the front entrance to the Parish Hall? These are designed for A Baby Center which helps low-income mothers of children up to age three. Won’t you help by picking up a pack of diapers or baby wipes when you shop and leave them in the basket?

CHS ARTIST: 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.

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!

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting WINTER clothing. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays: 10 am to 1 pm. Your donations can be dropped o any me 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: 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.

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