Announcements May 19-26

Sunday, May 21: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We will finish the introduction and then discuss chapter one of “Grounded” by Diana Butler Bass. Brooke and Brian Skea.

Sunday, May 21: THE WELCOMING PATHS COMMITTEE – Held during Coffee Hour after the 10 am service. We’re hosting 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.

Sunday, May 21: SHEPHERD GROUPS – 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 Eliza- beth Merri at 508-240-6998. Eastham/Wellfleet group will meet at 5 pm at the home of Jean & Bob Collins, 2 Whidah Way, Wellfleet. 508-349-6949. Orleans/Chatham group will meet at the home of Bev and Wes Dreher, at 5:30 pm at 15 Prides Path, Orleans, MA. Please call: 508- 255-4433 or email: if you plan to attend.

Tuesday, May 23: EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY (EfM) is beginning registration for the 2017/2018 year. We have room for 2-4 new members and would love to talk to you about joining us. There is information on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall and in Together. In addition, there will be an “open meeting” on Tuesday, May 23, at 1 pm in the library. There you can experience what an EfM session is like and have your questions answered. Please contact Wilma Morris at 508-432-6733 or for more information or to let us know that you will be there.

Thursday, June 1: LADIES LUNCHEON: Please mark June 1 on your calendar and come with a sandwich to share. The food is always good, and the company is better! Our collection for A Baby Center (ABC) has been very successful, so we’ll be doing it again this Fall. Please look for buys on baby things. The committee for June: Barbara Mahoney, chips; Ginny Lucil, 1/2 & 1/2 and a lemon; Betty Yearing, paper goods; Fay Cole, centerpieces; Joan Proctor, dessert.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – DATE CHANGES: The last Sunday of Church School classes will be June 11. Youth Recognition Sunday and all parish cookout will be Sunday, June 18. Veggie Tale Summer Theater begins on Sunday, June 25 in the room across from the Nursery.

The Food 4 Kids Steering Committee wishes to thank all those who have signed up to volunteer on the charts in the Reception Room or online. If you plan to sign up, there are still many opportunities for you. We wish to underscore the need for drivers to deliver the coolers to the various sites. If you can fit 4+ coolers in your car and can commit to at least one day per week all summer, please let us know. We are also still looking for a Staff Assistant and two Site Supervisors. Please speak to Brenda Ridgeway or Anne Koehler + if you or someone you know might be interested.

During a recent inspection by the Orleans Board of Health, the inspector removed and tossed out fourteen food items from our refrigerator and freezer due to an expired date or no date. As a result we received a Critical Report which if found again could cause an order to close the kitchen. Therefore, if any food item is found by CHS staff or Serve Safe licensed parishioner to be beyond expiration, it will be removed. If you place food in the refrigerator of freezer, it is your responsibility to place a clear date on it if there is no manufacturer’s date. Thank you for your cooperation. The health and safety of all of us is very important! Richard O’Hara, Kitchen Manager

Please bring Cherrios to church next week for the Food Pantry. This is a simple task, but so rewarding to help people in need!

CHS ARTIST: For the Month of May, the CHS Gallery features Food 4 Kids. Food 4 Kids’ mission is to feed the children of the lower and outer Cape during the summer months. It also brings together volunteers of all ages and faiths as we work to further God’s Kingdom in our communities. You will find great information about the program and also ways to volunteer. Sign up to show your work in 2017 for one month. Sign up sheet is located in the Gallery/ Reception Room. Questions/comments, call Sharyn at -508 255 7277 or

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 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

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: We are open on Sundays from 11 am to 12 Noon.
Harbor for Healing: Free REIKI clinic for adults living with cancer. In CHS’ Church School Gathering room on Thursdays at 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm. Call Ann at 508-432-7017.

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