Announcements April 27 – May 3

Parish Financial Forum

SUNDAY, APRIL 28:  We will have a Parish Financial Forum in the Parish Hall, after the 10 AM service. This will include First Quarter financials, plus a presentation of the successfully completed settlement with our Diocese on the matter of Assessments, along with the following adjustments to CHS Budget 2019.

Nursery Care Help Needed: A paid position is available immediately. Must be 18 years old or older. Love of young children is essential! Please contact Cynthia Murry or Mellissa Keeffe. Come join the Church School team and have fun!

Sunday, April 28:  The Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Group: Betsey and Ed Mason have offered to host our group at 5:30 p.m. Questions? Call Elizabeth Merritt at 508-240-6998.

Sunday, April 28: The Book Discussion Group: We will not meet this Sunday due to the Financial Forum being held during Coffee Hour. We will begin our new book, Rabbi Jesus by Bruce Chilton on Sunday, May 5 in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service, reading Chapter One. Brian and Brooke Skea

Tuesday, April 30:  STONE SOUP SUPPER – In the Parish Hall from 5 to 8 pm – an interfaith supper sponsored by Am HaYam Havurah (Jewish congregation on lower/outer cape and Nauset Interfaith). It will feature conversations on food traditions and their relation to interfaith understanding. If interested in participating please email Ken Campbell+: or call: 413-478-5719. Thank you!

RUMMAGE SALE time is here!  Friday, May 3 (4 pm to 7 pm) and Saturday, May 4 (9 am to 12 noon).  Can’t wait until 4:00 on Friday to shop?  Early admission at 3:30 pm for a $20 donation (all other times, admission is free).  DONATION DROP OFF at the Parish Hall begins Wednesday, May 1 at 10 am.  Full schedule is posted in the Together and on pink flyers in the Reception Room and Parish Hall.  We need CLEAN adult and children’s clothing and shoes in wearable condition. Also, gently used books (no mildew please!) as well as “white elephant” items such as dishes, baking items, small furniture, small appliances in working order and children’s toys.  New this year – live outdoor plants are also welcome. We CANNOT ACCEPT – TV’s, computer equipment, luggage, LP records, food, golf or ski equipment.  Many helping hands will be necessary to make this year’s sale a success!  You don’t have to sign up, just please come volunteer your time and help. Questions? Contact Melissa Keeffe at 607-426-0916 or

Sunday, May 5:  Youth Brunch – After the 10 am service please join us in the Parish Hall for another wonderful brunch prepared and served by our youth group.

Thursday, May 9:  Ladies Luncheon – May 9, the second Thursday in May. The Rummage Sale is being held the first week, so we needed to move the date.  Bring your sandwich and come enjoy good conversation with good people!  The May committee is:  Table decoration, Georgia Schneider; Paper goods, Barbara Mahoney; Juice, Nancy Ludwig and Marge Farrell; Chips, Betsy Mason; Dessert, Shawn Bossung and Dilys Smith.

SAVE THE DATE:  On Friday, May 17, Youth Outreach and Hospitality (YOH) an action team of the  Nauset Interfaith Association, will sponsor a BENEFIT CONCERT at 7 pm in the CHS Parish Hall.  CELTIC ROOTS, a band of talented Middle and High School musicians will perform a
concert to benefit homeless and at-risk youth on the Lower and Outer Cape. Questions? Please contact Brooke Eaton-Skea at or 774-279-3453.

COFFEE HOUR SIGN UP:  THANK YOU to all of you who responded to the appeal for coffee hour hosts!  The sign up sheet goes into August and as of right now there are just two openings:  May 12 and July 28.  Sign up today!

News from Food4 Kids: Signup Genius will be up and running on our website ( on May 1.  As in past years, we are looking for volunteers to prepare and pack the food and drivers to deliver the coolers to our many sites.  Staff members will be available in the Gathering Room after each 10 am service during the month of May to assist with signing up.  If you have any questions, please call Brian Ridgeway at 408-710-9434. F4K is seeking one site supervisor to deliver coolers to Chatham and serve the lunches there each day.  Candidates must have access to an automobile and a valid MA Driver’s License.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Pia Cristina Mackenzie is the Artist for April. Using collage images and the central themes: psalms, hymns of praise, and a sense of wonder at God’s love and his creation, Pia has created quite a unique show. Please stop in the Reception/Galley Room and enjoy her creativity!

 June is CRAFTERS MONTH at CHS. Please plan to show your one favorite work and to write a few words about it!  If you’ve shown it before, show it again!! Questions? Call Jan Roberts at 508-255-6281.

 HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  This month’s topic: What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapists enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent injury, illness, or disability. The goal is to achieve the highest level of independence possible. For more information, go to The American Occupational Therapy Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs



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