At the United Methodist Church of Osterville, we want to connect people, help each other grow, and to support those in need in our community.  Below lists a myriad of ways people are making connections here and also volunteering to make a positive difference.  Join us today! 

Annual Events

An annual event the Saturday before Thanksgiving selling handmade items, holiday food, candy, cheeses, chocolates, lobster rolls, themed gift baskets, ornaments, center pieces, Christmas wreathes, and much more. Volunteers always welcome. Contact: Wendy Lithwin Phone: 508-737-5387 Email:
Twice per year rummage sale. Proceeds go to many charities around Cape Cod. Volunteers are always needed. Contact: Church Office Phone: 508-428-2811 Email:
An end of summer picnic at Dowses Beach in Osterville. Hot dogs, hamburgers, salads and desserts provided. Contact: Sharlene Moran Phone: 774-487-1619. Email:
Once per year in the summer we invite vendors to sell their hand-made crafts and vintage items at our Mid-Summer Craft Fair. This year we will hold our mid-summer craft fair on Saturday, July 27th 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. We offer a luncheon and a baked goods table! For more information, contact Daren Eaton at 508-681-5420. Vendors can sign up to sell from our main menu.

Church Helpers

Meets Monday and Tuesday mornings from 9:00 AM to noon during the months between February and November. The Crafters create beautiful ornaments and crafts for our annual Christmas By the Sea Fair. Contact: Main Office. Phone: 508-428-2811 Email:
Volunteers who take care of the church property and needed maintenance for the church buildings year-round, inside and out. All skills are welcome. Contact: Fred Hembree. Phone: 508-778-4432. Email:
Volunteers run this church-owned thrift store in Osterville. The shop sells high-end, second-hand merchandise. The shop is open Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Stop by the shop or call 508-428-5304. *Rainbow's End is now taking consignments 10 AM - 3PM on Wednesday and Saturday 12:30 PM - 3PM.

Children and Youth Groups

Meets during the 10:00 AM worship service year round. Nursery school-aged children up to the 8th grade and a nursery for babies. Contact: Pastor Heather Phone: 508-428-2811. Email:
Meets at chuch on Wednesdays at 9:30 AM. This group is for infants and children up to 3 years old and their caregivers. Contact: Wendy Lithwin Phone: 508-737-5387. Email:
Children's Choir rehearsals are on Sunday mornings after the 10:00 AM service. Contact: Pastor Heather. Phone: 508-428-2811. Email:
A school year, part-time pre-school that teaches curious minds through educational play. Two-Week Summer Program in August, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Contact: Maureen Jumkin. Phone: 508-428-5010. Email:
Led by our new Director of Youth Ministry, Tyler Allen...this year youth group will focus on using our talents to give back to the community. Join Youth Group today and make a difference. Contact Tyler at For more information visit the webpage.

Music Groups

This group meets Thursday nights at 6:00 PM in the fall. Performs as scheduled. Contact: Wendy Lithwin. Phone: 508-428-1258. Email:
This group meets on Thursday nights at 7:00 PM and sing at our 10:00 AM worship service on Sundays (except in the summer months). Contact: Betty Kelly Phone: 508-349-2692
This group rehearses on Thursdays at 5:30 PM and various Sunday mornings after church. Contact: Pastor Heather Email:

Outreach | Making A Positive Impact in Our Community

Pastoral support team visiting shut ins and any other folks in our community who need periodic personal attention. Contact: Pastor Heather Phone: 508-428-2811 Email:
This group provides a homemade dinner to the homeless on the first Sunday of the month at our church. Drivers are always needed to and from Hyannis and for socializing with our guests. Contact: Wendy Lithwin. Phone: 508-737-5387 Email:
Anyone can drop off food & supplies to our church anytime - which is then brought to the Salvation Army, Safe Harbor and the Vietnam Veterans Association on a continual basis. Check our Weekly Tidings to see a list of suggested items each month. Contact: Fran Fermino Phone: 508-957-2143. Email:
This group provides sandwiches, salads and desserts for the NOAH Shelter. Volunteers drop off their donated food and then another volunteer will transport to the site. Contact: Gail Bennett. Phone: 508-420-7978. Email:
Reaches out to people in need locally, nationally, and internationally. Contacts: Patty and Allen Morell Phone: 508-957-2574. Email:
This group knits shawls for individuals in crisis or grief. Meets n the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Contact: Debbie Gannett Phone: 508-833-0496. Email:
Buy food, gas, and other product gift cards. 5% of your purchase goes to the Barnstable Interfaith Council to support the homeless. Contact: Kathy Sandell. Phone: 508-790-4603. Email:

Prayer | Study Groups | Make Connections

Book Group meets the last Wednesday of each month at 9:30 AM. Members select books spanning many areas of interest to read and review. Contact: Lois Taylor Phone: 508-778-4432 Email:
This group meets on Monday night and is currently studying James Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore. The interactive study of James forces us to face the implications of faith. Contact: Pastor Heather Email:
Men's Study Group meets on Mondays at 7:00 PM twice per month. Check our calendar for the next scheduled meeting. Contact: Dick Weir Phone: 508-428-6749. Email:
This group reviews, adds, and revises our collection of books. Meets as needed. Contact: Lois Taylor. Phone: 508-778-4432 Email
This prayer group meets on Tuesdays at noon in the church library. Contact: Heather Wolfe. Phone: 850-320-0123. Email:
Meets on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. Interested? Call 508-428-2811 or email

United Methodist Women

Provides many avenues for women in our community to participate in fundraising efforts. *This group meets monthly for speakers and programs * Donates to Cape Cod Charities * Provides scholarship assistance for youth attending church-based summer programs. Contact: Donna Kahelin. Phone: 508-428-5380. Email:

As Christians we care deeply for our hungry neighbors.   On October 4, 2019,  we packed 10,000 , nutritious, protein-rich meals for local Pantries & Shelters.  40 Volunteers created an assembly line for packaging and packing. 

Sponsored by:The Church Outreach Committee and Church Children & You

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