Announcements For April 14-21

FRIDAY, APRIL 21: GARDEN PARTY: There will be an April Garden Party II on Friday, April 21 for all those CHS gardeners who missed out on fun of the April Garden Party I. Yes! We will have “Hole in One” donut holes for the Garden Party II also. Come join in the fun!

Wednesday, April 19: MEN’S LUNCHEON – At 12 Noon in the Fireplace Room. 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, APRIL 23: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – We are continuing to read Brueggemann’s daily devotions but will not discuss them until Sunday, April 23, since we will NOT meet Easter Sunday, April 16. Our next book will be Diana Butler Bass’s Grounded (Harper, 2015), available in paperback. We will discuss the Introduction (26p) on Sunday April 30. Brooke and Brian will be out of town Sunday April 23. Brooke and Brian Skea

Sunday, April 23: SHEPHERD GROUPS – NOTE: Shepherd Groups are meeting one week later this month due to Easter falling on the 3rd Sunday. Brewster/Dennis will meet at 5:30 pm at the home of Karen and Jack Gentile, 98 Moss Lane, Brewster, 508-896-0024; Other questions contact Elizabeth Merritt—508-240-6998. Orleans/Chatham will meet at 5:30 pm at the home of Jay Haun, 29 Harbor View Lane, Orleans, 508-240-1883.

Sunday, May 7: YOUTH GROUP BRUNCH – Everyfirst Sunday of the month, after the 10 am service, our Youth Group puts on a fabulous brunch in the Parish Hall. Every other month from June until December of this year they will be hosting a FOOD DRIVE. If you bring in a non perishable food item, you will receive $1.00 off your delicious brunch and also you will be contributing to a valuable cause.


Save the dates for two fun events, both held at Coffee Hour after the 10 am service.

April 23: We are planning a “HOLY SCAVENGER HUNT.” We will pass out a list of locations to find in the Church Campus. As each parishioner finds the location, they will pick up a colored square of paper. The first person who comes back with all the squares will get a prize. This is a great way to find locations that are not so well known.

May 21: Come to an Ice Cream Social in the Memorial Garden (weather permitting) to “show -off” the wonderful garden and new hardscape including a new bench and fantastic fountain. We will have ice cream, cookies and coffee.

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of April is Leslie Jones. PHOTO COLLAGES MADE INTO JIGSAW PUZZLES – Leslie writes: The collages represent a lifelong love of beauty and my determination to be surrounded by it. Come and enjoy! 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.

JUNE IS CRAFTERS MONTH in the Reception Room – if you: carve, stitch, pleat, paint, weave, decorate, glue, shape or repair – welcome! This year please plan to exhibit a long-time favorite creation or two? Call Jan Roberts at 508-255-6281.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS: 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! A special thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting SPRING clothing. 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

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

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CAPE COD: Habitat for Humanity is working hard to address the affordable housing crisis here on Cape Cod and depends on the support of our community. They have asked us to remind you that donations ear marked for their Home Building Program on Cape Cod be specifically noted for Habitat for Humanity Cape Cod. Please be sure to send your donations to Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod at 411 Main Street, Yarmouth Port, or donate securely online.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: After many years taking food donations from CHS to the Lower Cape Outreach Committee food pantry every week, David Clarenden has decided to “retire.” If you can volunteer to do this critical weekly mission for one month a year, please contact Phil Suraci at 508-240-2785.

FOOD 4 KIDS will be hiring a Staff Assistant for summer 2017 to assist the Operation and Kitchen Managers and work with volunteers. This will be a 40-hour/week position. We are looking for an energetic and responsible young adult with a valid MA driver’s license and own transportation. Must be committed to the spirit and mission of F4K. Please contact Brenda Ridgeway ( if you are interested.

WEEKEND HOSTS NEEDED! Plans are underway to provide a weekend mini-vacation on Cape Cod for recent immigrants or refugees living in the Worcester area on July 14-16 or August 11- 13. Please contact Fr. Ken Campbell if interested: or 413-478-5719. Sponsored by the Refugee Support Team of Nauset Interfaith.

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