Announcements September 9 – 15

Saturday, September 9:  SECOND ANNUAL LABYRINTH PILGRIMAGE WALK10 am to 12:30 pm in the Parish Hall. For additional information contact Darlene T. Hagon, CHS Director of Music/Labyrinth at Brochures are available at all entrances. All are welcome to participate in our parish labyrinth community.

Sunday, September 10:  Church School – Registration Sunday – We begin a new Church School Year Sunday, September 10. Registration packets will be mailed to all Church School families mid-August. Please complete a Registration form for each child as information for each child is essential in our planning for the 2017-2018 Church School year. The Registration forms can be returned in the self-addressed stamped envelope or brought to church on September 10. The Church School Team appreciates your cooperation. THANK YOU!

Sunday, September 10:  Book Discussion Group – We hope to meet Sunday, September 10, in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will finish “Grounded” by Diana Butler Bass, and plan to begin Richard Rohr’s “The Divine Dance” (2016) two weeks later on Sunday September 24. Brian and Brooke Skea

Monday, September 11:  St. Martha and Kimball Guilds will reconvene in the Fireplace Room and Kimball House at 10 am and then get together at 12 Noon to share a bag lunch.  Tea will be provided along with warm fellowship sharing the sad and the glad.  All arewelcome.  Any questions call Libby Hall 508-349-2362.

Friday, September 15:  GARDEN PARTY—From 9 am to 12 Noon. “See you in September when the summer’s through”.  As the popular song goes, summer is through and we hope you can join the Parish Garden Team this month. Cold water, coffee and donut holes will be available. Any questions contact Gilbert Merritt at 508-240-6998.

Saturday, September 16:  YOUTH MOVIE & PIZZA NIGHT – From 5 to 9 pm. Grades 5 – 9. We will make our own pizzas and then watch the popular 1996 family adventure, PG film “Alaska”. This is a free event, but you must R.S.V.P. to Matt Thompson ( by Friday, September 15 – so he can get the pizza supplies.  COME JOIN THE FUN!

Sunday, September 17:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – 9:45 am, in the Gathering Room – Cheryl Kyle will be presenting and showing a video of her annual trip to Tanzania, Africa. Cheryl has been helping the Endupoto Primary School for Maasai boys and girls to grow, and in recent years, helped them obtain their own source of clean water.

September 17:  SHEPHERD GROUPS –  Will resume on Sunday, September 17. Orleans Shepherd Group will  gather at Rick and Ann Pike-Paris’s; 57 Woodsneck Rd.; E. Orleans;  508-255-3583. Brewster-Dennis Group will gather at Gilbert and Elizabeth Merritt’s;  64 Nickerson Rd;  Orleans; 508-240-6998. Eastham-Wellfleet will gather at Ike and Fay Cole’s; 180 Hay Road, Eastham.  RSVP 508-255-9542.

Wednesday, September 20:  MEN’S LUNCH –  Our Men’s Lunch group will resume on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, in the Fireplace Room at 12 Noon. 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.

October 13 & 14:  RUMMAGE SALE – SAVE THE DATES! It’s time to start thinking about the Annual Fall Rummage Sale and collect “treasures” from the corners of your attic, basement, garage, and hall closets. If you want to get on the volunteer and email distribution lists, please contact Melissa Keeffe, via email at or call/text her cell phone at 607- 426-0916.

CHS GALLERY/CHS ARTISTS:  The featured CHS artist in the Reception/Gallery Room for the month of September is Pia Mackenzie. Please view her new series of twelve collages she created this summer in the themes of “Woods, Angels and Wilderness”. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Set up the first day of your chosen month – take down the last day of that month. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – – 508 255 7277.

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 new Free Shop Schedule was mailed to all volunteers in August. If you did not receive a copy, please contact the CHS office. The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting fall clothing and paper shopping bags. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Thank you to Sue Sasso and Nancy Anderson for answering the “urgent call” for new volunteers. We still need a  couple more volunteers for Wednesday mornings. Contact Sharyn Laughton at

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  We are open on Sunday from 11 am to 12 Noon and Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, except on Holidays. Susan Owens

PARISH OFFICE HOURS:  Monday thru Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The office is closed Friday.

PARISH OFFICE EMAILS:  REMINDER – All emails to the CHS office should be sent to: Please visit our website:

PARISH USAGE REQUESTS:   Arline Consiglio manages Parish space usage requests and is in the Parish Office on Monday and Wednesday mornings.  Please come into the Office to complete a Parish Usage Form.



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