Saturday Tidings

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 Beautiful Beloveds,

This Sunday, we pause, as a nation, to give thanks for time off from work.  How are you doing?  Are you pausing to rest and renew in these strange days?  This Sunday, we pause, to sing, and pray together.  Enjoy a new take, by Mark Miller, on a Charles Wesley hymn, “Oh For a Thousand Tongues to Sing,” sung by the  Wesley Singer of Wesley: A United Methodist Campus Ministry at Virginia Tech.
See you soon, from my screen to yours.
Peace,

Heather
**Zoom

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Together in Christ

Have you ever read the gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John?  Starting September 9, we’re offering two opportunities to read through the gospels.  Wednesdays at 5:30pm, outside at the church.  Thursday mornings, at 10am, via Zoom.  (Link is at the end of the email)  We’ll read and ponder together, asking one another what the text means and how it relates to today.  All are welcome–those new to the Bible and those who’ve read it through multiple times. There’s always something new to be discovered in the pages of scripture. To participate at the church, please register here

We Worship Together–Virtually: Worship with us:  Worship with us on-line, on Sunday through our website and facebook.  We premiere it on Facebook at 9:30 am, which allows us to watch together and greet one another, or you can watch it at your convenience.

Chat with friends:  Sunday at 11am, join us for Zoom Coffee Hour (link at end of email)


Wednesday- 3pm Zoom Check In and Prayer (link at end of email)

7pm Vespers at the church.  For the health and safety of us all, please register here before 7pm Tuesday, September 8 or contact Pastor Heather directly, pastorheather@umcchurches.org, or 774.994.3645. 

Join us for outdoor and drive-in Vespers style worship. We’ll have music, scripture, and prayer offered to the comfort of your car, via radio, or you can sit on your own lawn chair near your car and hear, thanks to our portable sound system.  Worship will last 30 minutes or less.  We will practice safe distancing and encourage everyone to wear masks for the safety of others.  Remember, the building remains closed so bathrooms will be unavailable.  Please plan accordingly. 

Register here for next week, September 16.        

Youth Group will not meet, September 6.  Happy Labor Day!  
                

Committed to Serve:

Please save your shoes.  As you, our your children, or your grandchildren grow out of shoes, please hold on to them.  We have a church fundraiser coming up soon, which will collect gently used shoes.  Stay tuned for more information.

Holiday Fair–our fund raising team and our holiday fair team are working to find creative and safe ways to have some kind of an outdoor Christmas Market or sale in November.  Details are still be worked out and will be shared as we have them. 

John Greene’s series on the

Lord’s Prayer continues: click here to read part 4, “The Kingdom to Come.”

Help Needed Delivering Food:  Due to a variety of reasons, the usual team of volunteers cannot do the Friday Deliveries from Stop-N-Shop to the Faith Family Kitchen.  Are you willing to help, once a week or even once a month?  Please call John Whiteley, (508) 360-0594 , to
let him know, and find out more. 

BIC Cards are Available!  Let’s continue to support housing for local families in transition!  Please contact Kathy Sandell [508-790-7603] to purchase BIC cards.  Kathy will make arrangements to get money from you and get the cards to you safely.  We have coupons for CVS $25, Dunkin Donuts $10 & $25, 99 Restaurant $25, Shaw’s $25 & $50, Stop & Shop $50 & $100, and Lamberts $25.

Green Tips

One of the features that makes Cape Cod special are the 996 small lakes and ponds. Unfortunately warming temperatures, combined with increased development and more powerful storm that wash fertilizers, wastewater, and other damaging nutrients into the ponds have created ideal breeding grounds for cyanobacteria.  These toxic ingredients of algae blooms can multiply in dangerous amountsin very short periods of time. As temperatures continue to rise, we’re going to see more of this, meaning that many of the ponds on the Cape could become unswimmable.  The Association to Preserve Cape Cod conducted a two year study and found that one third of the 149 monitored ponds had unacceptable water quality due to excess nutrients, particularly phosphorus, from septic systems and lawn fertilizer.  If you visit a pond, pick up the litter, pick up your dog’s poop, don’t trample shoreline vegetation and park in designated areas.  If you live on a pond join a pond group or start one, reduce chemicals that might enter the water including fertilizers and pesticides, reduce the lawn area and plant more native species.  Especially helpful is maintaining a natural swath of native vegetation between your lawn and the pond. 

Please continue to submit pledges via our online giving portal, and through the mail.  Your generosity is supporting meaningful mission and ministry in our community!

Zoom Links:

Wednesday  3pm

Check In and Prayer will resume via Zoom September 9

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88587967096?pwd=Wm1ENGtBNWc4L1QxVXhXYVdON2ovdz09
Meeting ID: 885 8796 7096
Passcode: 185286
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Meeting ID: 885 8796 7096
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Thursday

Morning Bible Study–Begins

9/10, 10am

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 814 4055 4141
Passcode: 198253

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Meeting ID: 814 4055 4141
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Sunday

Morning Coffee Hour, 11am on

Sundays
Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89909659316?pwd=R3dFZHg3SndFRGpnUStuYWdtRmIxZz09
Meeting ID: 899 0965 9316
Password: 485407
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Meeting ID: 899 0965 9316
Password: 485407