This Sunday, August 18, 2019:  
Worship Series: Drawn In - Rest
Outside Worship is at 8:30 AM worship - 10:00 AM inside

Thursday, August 22 7 PM Church Council Mtg. Join our Council members at this meeting. Keep up with all our church activities.

Wed. Sept. 25, 7 – 8:30 pm, The Concert Across America To End Gun Violence, at Cape Cod Synagogue, 145 Winter St, Hyannis.  In its 4th year, this nationwide musical experience brings together a network of organizations, activists and artists to take a united stand against gun violence.  

Buy BIC Cards and help prevent homelessness.

Cape Cod Creamery, Yarmouth House Restaurant and DeParma Restaurant will donate 20% and 99 Restaurant will donate 13%.

Please Help Fill the Pantry This Month with School Supplies! The August focus is on backpacks and school supplies for local schools with students in great need, as well backpacks for Sierra Leone.  Please see the list in the solarium on top of the pantry.  When picking up school supplies for your students please consider getting a few to donate.  Experience the tremendous joy of helping to deliver school items locally by contacting Fran Fermino.

The Chancel Choir will start rehearsals Sept. 5th at 7pm.  Add your voice and help make our 200th Anniversary of Methodism in Barnstable a wonderful celebration on September 15th.

Did you know John Wesley coined the term “agree to disagree”? Over the years, Wesley had serious theological differences with another popular pastor named George Whitefield. Though they both argued passionately, Wesley reflected on these differences in a memorial sermon for Whitefield by saying: “There are many doctrines of a less essential nature. ... In these, we may think and let think; we may 'agree to disagree.' But, meantime, let us hold fast the essentials. …” This appears to be the first recorded use of the term. It was a hallmark of Wesley’s way of holding to his convictions while remaining in connection with those with whom he disagreed.

Save the Date.  Celebrate 200 years of ministry in Barnstable.  11Am, September 15, 2019


Make A Difference

FOOD PACKING EVENT has been rescheduled to October 4, 2019. Please save the date and plan to join us.

Help Fill the Food Pantry August Focus:  Fill backpacks~ Experience the tremendous joy of helping a child. 

BUY BIC CARDS for Cape Cod Creamer, Yarmouth House Restaurant, and DeParma Restaraunt.  They will donate 20% to help precent homelessness.  The 99 Restaurants donates 13%.

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 or call 508-771-6625.


Funding, Mission, Ministry

Our August 9 Yard Sale brought in $915.00. We are so appreciative of all of your donations. The tireless workers need help setting up and breaking down. It only takes about ½ hour at 8:30 AM and/or at 1:30 PM. Please give us a hand.

Holiday Fair Workshop August 19th 3-6 PM led by Lyn Slade (Louise Toler’s daughter). Help make small, festive arrangements for the fair. NO experience needed. All invited: young, old & in between.

November 2nd Harvest Fair Dinner

November 23rd Holiday Fair

UMC News

Life-Long Learning

Bibles-at-the-Beach 6pm, Wednesdays through August 21 at Dowses Beach. We’re reading Acts.

Book Group meets September 25, 9:30-10:30 am in the Church Library.  Everyone is Invited.  At our summer gathering at Claire Haworth’s home, we enjoyed a delicious lunch and a sparkly book discussion.  We will honor Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author Toni Morrison, who died August 5th at age 88, by reading her novel, Beloved.  It is a national bestseller, a masterpiece, her finest wor



United Methodist Women

Celebrating 150 years with thousands of United Methodist Women across the globe.   We raise money for mission all year long and clear out our Treasury at the end of the year.  Mission Giving is called a joy!  How do we raise mission money?  With your help!  Please donate and volunteer to work at our Fall Rummage Sale, September 27 and 28, 2019.


I Wonder...

Hey Pastor!  Does the [United Methodist] church have anything to say about immigration?


Yes.  Our Social Principles state, “We recognize, embrace, and affirm all persons, regardless of country of origin, as members of the family of God….We oppose immigration policies that separate family members from each other or that include detention of families with children, and we call on local churches to be in ministry with immigrant families.”  While not church law, our social principles, “are a call to faithfulness and are intended to be instructive and persuasive in the best of the prophetic spirit.”  To read more, you can borrow the Discipline from the church office, or read more online,


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