Announcements February 11-17

cape snowSunday, February 12: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – There will be no discussion group this Sunday, February 12, because of the Annual Meeting. We will meet next on Sunday February 19 a er the 10 am service. We will read up to page 128 (Chap 28) of Eben Alexander’s Proof of Heaven. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, February 12: CHURCH SCHOOL FAMILIES & CHS ANNUAL MEETING – There will be a table in the Parish Hall for all children whose families are attending the Annual Meeting. Valentine supplies & quiet games will be provided!

Wednesday, February 15: MEN’S LUNCHEON – At 12 Noon in the Fireplace Room. Our Men’s Lunch will meet as usual on the 3rd Wednesday. Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240 -2853. Rides can be arranged. Bring your own sandwich and cold drink; coffee and snacks are provided by our donations.

Sunday February 19: SHEPHERD GROUPS – Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Group will meet at the home of Nancy Ludewig, 1510 Long Pond Road, Brewster, MA. Any questions should be directed to Elizabeth Merri at 508- 240-6998. Orleans Shepherd Group will meet at 5:30 pm at Bill and Judy Gardiner’s, 35 Payson Lane, East Orleans. Please call 1-508-255-2326 if you need directions.

Tuesday February 28: Save the Date – SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER at 5 pm in the Parish Hall. More details to come!

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE: Thanks to all who took the  me to participate in the Health Needs Survey. Results are being tabulated and will be discussed at this month’s meeting. We look forward to serving CHS with positive health and spiritual endeavors. We also welcome 4 new members to the committee and 15 new ‘one- me’ volunteers!! We are o  to a great start!

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 des ned 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: For the month of February the Prayer Shawl Ministry will be exhibiting their craft of shawls (blessed by clergy) in the Reception Room/Gallery. This ministry and exhibit is coordinated by Helen Richardson. She writes: There is always need for Prayer Shawls given to many in hospitals, nursing homes, to the bereaved and to new mothers. Both women and men are comforted by these gifts. It is best to use acrylic (machine washable) yarns. Directions call for 550 yards. Please let me know if instructions are needed – 508 255 0065. A few 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 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: 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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