This Sunday, July 12, 2019:  
New Worship Series: Drawn In. 
Outside Worship is at 8:30 AM worship 

Annual Osterville Village Day 45th Annual Osterville Village Day Saturday, July 20t(with previews on Friday, July 19, 2019)

From Gloria Larsson  Thank you wonderful church family for all of your prayers, cards, and support during my convalescence after an emergency appendectomy. 

Donating Craft Fair Goodies?  We will be accepting food after 2 PM, Friday, July 26th  if you can freeze it, you can put into the freezer in the North basement any time. Many Thanks.
 
Celebrating 200 Years of Methodism  John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Movement, was born June 17, 1703, son of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, a Church of England clergyman and deeply devout mother, Samuel and Susanna were committed to raising well- educated, faith-filled children.  Their commitment would lead to life-long learning and daily spiritual practices that would change the course of John's discipleship and shape the future of Methodism.  Celebrate with us, September 15th, at 11 am.  Rev. Dr. Andrew L. Foster III, District Superintendent of the Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts District will be preaching. 
 
Solar Panels - Great news!  Our solar panels are producing!  Our next electric bill should be zero.  We are using our beautiful Cape Cod summer sun to produce electricity.  Find information on how you can monitor the production from your computer HERE.

MID-SUMMER CRAFT FAIR We are still accepting applications for this craft fair on Saturday, July 27th, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.   Click HERE to access the application or call Daren Eaton at 508-420-5599. The crafts are to be handmade.  When applying, please be specific in describing your items.  Booth space, either inside or outside, is $50 and we provide a 6' table and chairs if you need them.  There will be a luncheon, a church table of baked goods. and a table of our own craft items.  

Make A Difference

Seeking Summer Coffee Volunteers Summer coffee hours are very simple: lemonade and cookies are fine (small amount of coffee if you want to make it.)  Sign-up sheet and more information can be found on the bulletin board next to the office. Thank you in advance for serving. Questions: contact Diane Hembree atcapecodhembree@aol.com.

Make a Big Difference Buy BIC cards for Cape Cod Creamery, Yarmouth House Restaurant, and DeParma Restaurant.  They will donate 20% to help prevent homelessness.  The 99 Restaurant donates 13%.  These cards will be available on July 21. 

Help Fill the Food Pantry July Focus:  For July we are trying to fill the pantry with Breakfast Foods: cereal, pancake mix, pancake syrup, Pop Tarts, canned fruit, breakfast bars, etc.  Please watch for Buy One Get One (BOGO) free in stores.  Experience the tremendous joy of helping to distribute food locally, by contacting Fran Fermino, our Food Ministry Leader

Volunteer Opportunity You can help with yard sales during the summer.  Help sort items as they come in Monday and Tuesday, 9 AM - 12 PM, or help on the day of the sale.   Yardsales provide a link and service to our community and income for our church.  To help, please contact JoAnn Shrum joann.shrum@comcast.net or call 508-771-6625.

Help Keep Rainbow's End Thrift Shop's Momentum! We will be closing the shop early on Saturdays unless more volunteers sign up for this day.  Please contact Heather Wolfe if you can volunteer one Saturday afternoon per month or more. Thank you! 

Children & Youth

New York City Trip Planned!  August 2-4, our youth will be going to New York to work, learn, play, and worship.  We’ll sleep in a United Methodist Church, tour a Holocaust museum, do volunteer work, catch the Red Sox, and worship with our United Methodist hosts.   All this for less than $200/person. We invite your prayerful and financial support.  Check out the youth area in the solarium. Get your car washed after 10 am worship todayAs always, you can put a specially marked check in the offering plate or designate with our online giving.

Bright Promises Private Screening of the Lion King Sunday, July 21 at 10:00 AM at the Cape Cod Mall Cinemas.  $9.20 per person (kids and seniors, too)  Payment must be made 10 days in advance to reserve your seats.  Call Bright Promises at 508-428-5010 or email brightpromises@gmail.com  

Family Summer Fun Nights! This summer the Children's Ministry Team will be hosting Family Fun Nights that will include outdoor movies, a water fun night, meal packaging, and an eco-walk on our property!

TONIGHT! FRIDAY, July 12th at 6:30 - Our Church Habitat - Ecology based programming and projects

MONDAY, July 22nd at 6:30 - Water Night - All things water sprinklers, water balloons, slides, etc.

FRIDAY, August 2nd  at 6:30 - Extend a Hand- food packaging and a movie.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL Sunday School will be held all summer.  Amy Norenberg will be coordinating some very special activities and teachers for summer Sunday School!  

Life-Long Learning

Bibles-at-the-Beach 6 pm, Every Wednesday, July 10 –August 21 at Dowses Beach. We are reading Acts.

New Book Study begins next Sunday, July 21:  Creed:  What do Christians Believe and Why?  Sundays after 10 am Worship.  See Judy Marth or Pastor Heather for more information.

United Methodist Women

UMW is grateful that Pastor Heather has been appointed to serve another year in Osterville by Bishop Devadhar.  We look forward to how God continues to bless us as we strive to make a difference in our community with faith, hope, and love in action.

UMW Prayer Calendar, witnesses to a wide range of sacred places and holy encounters, and the activity of God.   Expressions of faith, hope, and gratitude from UMC missionaries, deaconesses, home missionaries, and scholarship recipients are listed.  The whole calendar is defined with birthdays, addresses, photos, witnesses, etc.  For $24, t makes a great gift, umwmissionresources.org or 1-800-305-9857.   Explore & learn!

Tara Barnes  Editor of RESPONSE magazine writes.  “The church did not transfigure after General Conference 2019.  The church did not transform outwardly for the better.  In fact, physical & a spiritual separation that was enforced and felt at Gen. Conference was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before in a place labeled holy.  The woman at the well did not remain silent after she encountered Jesus.  Mary did not remain silent when Jesus appeared to her on Easter.  We cannot remain silent.  The church, and the world through it, need us.”

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