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Beautiful Beloveds,

This Sunday, we begin a new worship series, Imagine the People of God.  Enjoy the song that inspired the series, Imagine the People of God.

As we continue to adapt to life in the midst of a pandemic, we continue to offer worship via Facebook, YouTube, at 8:30 and continue our worshipful engagement in the church parking lot at 11am. This Sunday, October 4, we’ll observe World Communion Sunday and share communion.  As I remain quarantined, Rev. Dr. Ed Deyton will lead our worshipful engagement.  If it helps in your planning, we will have a box available for accepting tithes and offerings.  You can also still mail your gifts or use our online portal.  To attend, please register here.



Mark Your Calendars

    • Sunday, October 4—World Communion Sunday
      • 8:30am Facebook Premiere Worship— Or watch on YouTube as early as 5:30am
      • 9am Kids’ Zoom Room (Link at end of email)
      • 9:30 am Zoom Coffee Hour for All Ages (Link at end of email)
      • 11am Worshipful Engagement continues at the church (Register here)
      • Consider making a special gift towards United Methodist World Communion Scholarships.
    • Tuesday, October 6:
      • Noon—Deadline for Wednesday Tidings Submissions
      • Staff Parish Relations Committee Meeting (via Zoom)
      • MaryAnne Farley, chair
    • Wednesday, October 7 (New Times) **
      • 3:00 Check-In and Prayer (via Zoom)
      • 5:00 pm Bible Study (at the church) register here
      • 5:30 pm Vespers (at the church) register here
    • Thursday, October 8:
      • 10am Bible Study (via Zoom—New Link**)
      • 10am-3pm Rainbow’s End Open! Volunteers needed!
      • 4pm Deadline for Saturday Tidings Submissions
    • Thursday, October 8—Saturday October 10
      • I AM Her Virtual Women’s Leadership Summit 2020
      • Learn more and Register Here
    • Tuesday, October 13:
      • 7:00 pm Church Council Meeting (via Zoom)
      • John Greene, Chair
      • On our agenda: Current Financial Realities, Looking ahead to 2021 including Pastor’s Salary 2021, and Considering our Church Witness
    • October 23-30
      • On-line Church Auction Stay tuned for more information! You will receive a separate email with details.


    • Monday, November 2:
      • 7:00 pm Church Conference (via Zoom)
      • Dr. David Calhoun, Seacoast District Superintendent, presiding
    • Saturday, November 21
      • Holiday Fair


Have you checked out John Greene’s writings? 

He’s sharing a multi-part study of the Lord’s Prayer.  Click here to read, “Guide My Feet.”


Together in Christ—We worship, learn and grow


Bible Study: Wednesdays at 5pm **New Time** at the Church, Thursdays at 10am via Zoom

We’re reading the Gospel of Matthew, together.  Join us.  To participate at the church, please register here.  You need only register, once.  Or join us via Zoom, Thursdays at 10am


5:30 pm *New Time* Vespers at the church.

Register here for the month of October.  


How do you Zoom? 

Does your group want to meet virtually, but you just don’t know how?  Please reach out to Pastor Heather, 774.994.3645 or  All church groups are welcome to use our church zoom account to meet safely and virtually.  We have leaders willing to host your group, so you can just sign on and participate until you feel comfortable hosting yourself. 


Committed to Serve—We are making a difference

Practicing Generosity

This Sunday is World Communion Sunday.  This is one of six special Sundays in the UMC where we take a special offering to support our global, connectional Church.  Consider making a special gift to support World Communion Scholarships. Give here.


Your tithes and offerings are making a difference!  Thank you.

Please continue to submit pledges via our online giving portal, and through the mail: 57 Pond St, Osterville, MA 02655. 


I Am Her—A virtual women’s leadership summit

The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women (GCSRW), in partnership with Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, is hosting a virtual women’s leadership summit, I AM Her, October 8-10, 2020.

The I AM Her Women’s Leadership Summit is not your ordinary conference. It’s a movement of women coming together to be inspired, be empowered, and to be equipped to do the work both personally, professionally and within The United Methodist Church to connect. This summit will focus on worship, relationship building and network mapping along with various courses to help participants learn how women in leadership have overcome challenges, and created solutions that supported their success. There will also be opportunities to learn how to build your professional network and maximize its potential.

Our keynote speaker is Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber. Bolz-Weber is the author of three New York Times bestselling memoirs: Pastrix; The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint (2013), Accidental Saints; Finding God in All the Wrong People (2015), and more recently, SHAMELESS: A Sexual Reformation was released in January (2019). An ordained Lutheran pastor (ELCA) and the founder of House for All Sinners and Saints, Bolz-Weber has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, On Being with Krista Tippett, Fresh Air, CNN and in the Washington Post, Bitch magazine, The New Yorker and The Atlantic.

Learn more and register here

Hymns of Hope—  a virtual concert with famed Irish tenor John McDermott! 

This special event is a unique coming-together of three local agencies – Champ Homes, the Cape Cod Council of Churches, and Duffy Health Center.

We serve some of our most vulnerable neighbors here on Cape Cod – those living on our streets; those at risk of losing their homes; those who need help putting food on the table; our neighbors who need our help now more than ever. 

Learn more and buy your ticket here

Thank You Generous Osterville Church Family!

HUGE THANKS for donating to “A hero for a Hero.”  At the end of August lunches were ordered and purchased from the Barnstable Market and delivered to the 85 staff who tirelessly work at The Pavilion Rehabilitation Nursing Center.  Thank you also to both adults and youth who hand wrote over 80 cards for the kind residents of The Pavilion.  The staff and the residents truly appreciated these wonderful gestures very much!  Additional thanks for the many school supplies that you donated last month for local students who in need of them!  


More Opportunities to Help Our Community:

Food Collection:  During the month of October Thanksgiving Foods will be collected such as canned cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, canned corn, canned pumpkin, canned ham, canned olives, rice, canned gravy, nuts, instant potatoes, and bread mixes.  Please do not donate any perishable food including bread products.  For right now we would also prefer not to receive anything packaged in glass.  You may put your items up at church inside the trash can out front marked, “Non-Perishable Food Donations.”

 “Sweatshirts and Blankets for our Homeless Neighbors.”

The Outreach Committee is partnering with South Congregational Church in collecting specific items for at least 40 people who will be sleeping outdoors in tents over the winter.  What is most needed are men’s sweatshirts in size medium and large, women’s sweatshirts in size medium, as well as blankets.  Items can be gently used (and cleaned) or new.  Please leave them in the trash can in the front of the church marked, “Sweatshirts and Blankets for our Homeless Neighbors.”

Rainbows End Update:

Rainbow’s End is open Thursdays, 10am-3pm. Volunteers needed.  Please contact Pamela Turner, store manager, directly at the store to volunteer today:  (508) 428-5304.

During COVID 19, all donations will be gone through out side of the Annex building Wednesdays from 11am-1pm.  Consignments will also be accepted during this time.  We cannot accept yard sale donations at this time.    Whether shopping or donating, for the health and safety of all, everyone must be masked. 

Are you missing our Fair Trade, Equal Exchange Coffee? 

Buying Equal Exchange Coffee through our church supports our local church, the work of UMCOR, and the farmer who grows the coffee. 

Even if we cannot be together, we can still place orders, and deliver goods during one of our in-person gatherings, or by appointment.  French Roast, Decaf, English Tea, and more.  If there’s a product you’d like, please contact the church office,, or 508.428.2811 or Pastor Heather, or call or text 774.994.3645.  We’ll place an order when we have enough interest.  Learn more about Equal Exchange Products.


Church Women United—Women of Faith

        Annual Assembly Virtual Meeting – Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, 10 am

        CWU National President will speak.   Donations will be going to Independence House, Hyannis

        Pam Cole, CWU State President, will speak on Girl Scouts & YMCA.

        President Marilyn Lariviere will lead the business meeting.

        Alice Murphy & Lois Taylor are on CWU Board.  To attend the Virtual meeting, please contact them directly.


Influenza Vaccination Clinics

October 7, 2020 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

November 4, 2020 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Drive-thru Only at St. George Greek Orthodox Church Route 28, Centerville

These clinics are open to Town of Barnstable residents only (open to Centerville, Osterville, Hyannis, West Barnstable, Cotuit, Marstons Mills, and Barnstable Village residents) .

Please print-out and complete the consent form before arriving to reduce waiting times. CONSENT FORM

For More Information: Call the Town of Barnstable Public Health Division at (508) 862-4644.


Zoom Links:

Sunday Morning Zoom Link (One link–two connection opportunities)

9am Kids’ Zoom Room (Time for kids to connect with one another and the lesson of the day)

9:30am Zoom All Age Coffee Hour
Join Zoom Room/Coffee Hour
Meeting ID: 899 0965 9316
Password: 485407
One tap mobile: +16465588656,,89909659316#,,,,0#,,485407#
Or Call: +1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 899 0965 9316
Password: 485407 

Wednesday  3pm Check In and Prayer

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 885 8796 7096
Passcode: 185286 
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Or Call: +1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 885 8796 7096
Passcode: 185286

Thursday Morning Bible Study– 10am

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 839 5836 0902
Passcode: 477955
One tap mobile +16465588656,,83958360902#,,,,,,0#,,477955#
Or Call  +1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 839 5836 0902
Passcode: 477955