Announcements May 18 – 24

Homeless Prevention Council:  Let’s go for a walk and support the Homeless Prevention Council!  Getting more involved in our community was one of the overwhelming responses the Vestry received during ReImagining. CHS has been a long time supporter of the Homeless Prevention Council, and we know that this is a real need in our community.  Saturday, June 8, at Provincetown Town Hall, starts a 3.2 mile walk along historic Commercial Street to raise funds for homeless prevention. Register online individually at, or pick up a registration form on the desk in the Reception Room, or register the morning of the event at 9 am (walk begins at 10 am). We would love to see a good group from CHS at thewalk. Questions?Contact Melissa Keeffe at 607- 426-0916 or

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, May 19:  ADULT EDUCATION – in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We start working our way through Second Corinthians. This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+. No homework required! Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, May 19: The Book Discussion Group:  We will review chapters 2 and 3, and possibly 4, of Rabbi Jesus, in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. Brooke and Brian Skea.

Sunday, May 19: CHURCH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE – Coffee hour will be in the Church School! Take the stairs or take the elevator and join the children for coffee and treats, open classrooms, Godly Play stories and art!  Church School children will greet you, guide you and be so happy that you have come!  There will be places to sit, places to walk, much to see, lots to hear!

Sunday, May 19:  SHEPHERD GROUPS – Eastham/Wellfleet Shepherd Group: The Annual Poetry Evening will be at Nat and Kathy Goddard’s at 5 pm with a Pot Luck supper.  Please RSVP  to 508-255-3818. Orleans Shepherd Group: Will meet at the home of Ann and Rick Paris, 57 Woodsneck Road, E. Orleans. Please call to confirm: 508-255-3583. Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Group: Will meet at 5:30 pm at the home of Cynthia and Tom Murrary: 173 Crocker Lane, Brewster.  Questions? Call Elizabeth  at (508) 240-6998.

Friday, May 24:  Our May GARDEN PARTY has been changed to Friday, May 24. We meet in the rear parking lot at 8:30 am. Water, coffee and donut holes provided. Gilbert Merritt

Saturday, May 25: Fans of the Meetinghouse Chamber Music Series can attend a free sampler of the upcoming season next Saturday, May 25, at 4 pm at the Brewster Ladies Library. A varied program will be offered by Joan Kirchner, soprano, Meghan Koch, cello and Donald Enos, piano.

Monday, May 27: In observance of Memorial Day, the CHS Office will be closed.

News from Food 4 Kids: Signup Genius will be up and running on our website ( on May 1.  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.  Questions? 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.

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS:  Our group is currently reading The Delight of Being Ordinary by Roland Murillo, an entertaining and spiritually uplifting novel. We meet the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Parish Library from 10 am to noon to discuss books related to our spiritual journeys. Our time together includes worship and “checking in” on what’s going on in our lives while nurturing our spiritual gardens, weeds included! Come join us. Sandy Marshall

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Please come to the Reception Room in May and enjoy the “Food 4 Kids Display”. We have many wonderful pictures and information to share. Most importantly. Sign up to be a volunteer!!!! 

June is CRAFTERS MONTH at CHS. Please plan to show one of your favorite works 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.

FREE SHOP: Your Spring clothing donations are most welcomed. 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. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – – 508 255 7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Open weekdays during the Summer! Tentative starting date for Summer Hours will be July 1 through August 29, Mondays through Thursdays. Hours are 10 to 3, volunteer shifts: 10 am to 12:30 pm and 12:30 pm to 3 pm. Please say yes when called to help.  Simplified pricing starting this summer will include tax! Remember to bring your guests to tour CHS and stop in at Galley West to purchase some special one of a kind gifts.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  Summer is fast approaching and outdoor safety precautions are back. Be it protecting yourself with sunscreen, wearing your helmet when cycling or swimming and being mindful of the area you are in, please protect your self and those around you. And don’t forget the tick checks! The Environmental Working Group has a great resource about repellents, diseases and science based facts: Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs



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