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Beautiful Beloveds,
This Sunday is UMCOR Sunday. UMCOR (the United Methodist Committee on Relief) represents our connectional system at its best. Utilizing the resources and generosity of our global denomination, UMCOR shows up in times of need to respond to natural and man-made disasters with compassion and tangible relief.

In 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic, UMCOR responded to 55 unique disasters. They are often the first to arrive, and the last to leave. When you give to specific disaster relief, 100% of your gift is used to support survivors as they try to rebuild their lives. On UMCOR Sunday we collect to meet the administrative costs.

You can give directly to UMCOR here or through our church giving portal here. Your gifts support life saving ministries in time of dire need.

Peace,
Heather

 

Need Help Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine?  Do you know someone who does?

Please call MaryAnne Farley  (774) 487-0719,  the church office, 508.428.2811 or call Pastor Heather directly, 774.994.3645.  Let’s help one another stay healthy.  

Mark Your Calendars

Sunday, March 14: Fourth Sunday of Lent (Different Pictures:  Intellectual Health)

UMCOR  Sunday

5:30am Worship available on our YouTube channel

8:30 am:   Virtual Worship premier on Facebook 

11:00 am:  Worshipful Engagement in our Parking Lot.   Please register here.  

7: 00 pm:   Youth Group via Zoom

Monday, March 15:

9:00 am:     Lend-a-Hand

7:00 pm:    Men’s Study Group (via Zoom)

Tuesday, March 16:

12:00 pm: New deadline for “A Word on Wednesday,” AND Saturday Tidings

7:00 pm:  Lent Movie Fest:  Loving Vincent

Wednesday, March 17:

1:00  pm: Lenten Walk with MaryAnne Farley and Lev Malakhoff –

Bridge Creek Trails, West Barnstable Conservation Area

6:30  pm:  Weekly Worshipful Sweet Spot:  Lenten Vespers  (Zoom link below)

Thursday, March 18: 

10:00 am:    Zoom Bible Study—Join us as we explore the gospel of Matthew, Zoom Link below.

6:30 pm COVID-19 Leadership Task Force

Friday, March 19: 

Saturday, March 20:  

Sunday, March 21:  Fifth Sunday of Lent (Restoration:  Environmental Health)

5:30am Worship available on our YouTube channel

8:30 am :   Virtual Worship premier on Facebook

11:00 am:  Worshipful Engagement in our Parking Lot.   Please register here.  

7:00 pm:     Youth Group meets via Zoom (link below)

 

Together in Christ—We worship, learn and grow

 

Lent 2021:  Holy Vessels

Lenten Walk 

Next week we’ll be heading west to the Bridge Creek trails in West Barnstable Conservation Area.  There’s 2.5 miles of trails along abandoned cranberry bogs, dry stone walls, tidal and freshwater streams, open marsh, hardwood swamp and upland.

Please park behind the West Barnstable Fire Station (2160 Meetinghouse Way, West Barnstable,) without blocking any doors leading to the fire equipment. This is the start of the trail. Wednesday, March 17 at 1 PM EDT! Join us for another adventure in our beautiful local areas. Please call MaryAnne Farley to let us know you are going to join us. (774) 487-0719

 

Lenten Movie Fest

The next film in our Lenten series is “ Loving Vincent.”  The discussion group will be Tuesday, March 9 at 7:00PM via Zoom. Hope you can come.

 

Weekly Wednesday Worshipful Sweet Spot

Wednesdays 6:30-7:00 pm:  A Worshipful Zoom gathering with scripture, prayer, music and God sightings.  Where are you seeing God in your life, our community, and the world around us?  

Unpack the pandemic with Rolling Ridge

It doesn’t feel right to call it an “anniversary,” but in less than two weeks we will be marking one year of the pandemic shut down. On March 16, we invite you to pause and to reflect on the past year with an ONLINE retreat, “Unpacking the Pandemic: Marking a Year of Unknowing.” This session will be the first of three that looks beyond all that we’ve lost and focuses on how we can realize the lessons of the “dark night of the soul” in our spiritual development. Consider taking a long lunch from 11 am to 1 pm and join the conversation. There is spiritual truth to be found in the pandemic if we just make the time to consider it.

Committed to Serve—We are making a difference

Apply now for NEAC scholarships

United Methodist adults and recent high school graduates pursuing undergraduate education are invited to apply for a scholarship from the New England Conference for the 2021-22 academic year. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2021. Learn more and get the application forms at
www.neumc.org/scholarships

Food for Thought: United Methodist Church offers Anti-Racism and Implicit Bias Training

The General Commission on Race and Religion offers a wide variety of training for better understanding race, privilege, and implicit bias.  Check out their website to explore their resources.  

Green Tips  Ditch the envelopes

Go online:  Change your paper bills to online billing. You’ll not only be saving trees and the fuel it takes to deliver your bills, but you will also be eliminating excess paper in your home.  Remember, you can also give to the church online, through our giving portal.  

Job Opening: Chef/Program Director for Faith Family Kitchen

The Cape Cod Council of Churches, a faith-based organization seeks 24-30 hr/wk professional chef to lead program that provides free dinners to those experiencing food insecurity. Located in the mid-Cape area. Full job description at capecodcouncilofchurches.org. Submit cover letter, resume and 3 reference contacts by March 19 to cccounciloffice@gmail.com.

Need Prayer?

Please submit prayer requests here or contact Pastor Heather directly, pastorheather@umcchurches.org  and 774.994.3645.

 

What about pledge cards and envelopes? Envelopes and paper pledge cards will be available on Sunday or contact Jane to pick them up during the week. If you haven’t yet, please fill out your pledge/estimate of giving here or contact Jane Gray 508.428.2811 or office@umcchurches.org.

 

March Collection for Local Pantries is Masks and Spring Cleaning Supplies:  Thank you Church Family for your donations last month of breakfast foods!  We are now collecting face masks plus normal/regular size: dish washing liquid, laundry powder or liquid, liquid or bar hand soap, sponges, rubber gloves (size med or large), baking soda, powder or liquid multi-surface cleansers, sponges, scouring pads, paper towels, cleaning brushes, Windex, etc. 

 

Tackling Spring Cleaning Tasks?  Need a little help?

Meri Toler, Louise’s daughter, is available and is offering support with tasks, errands, projects, needs including things such as:

> cleaning

> deep cleaning/clean out/purging projects

> organization/re-organization projects

> reasonable snow removal – shovel steps, walks, manageable driveways;

> salt or sand

> spring clean ups, pruning, raking, planting

> shopping

> delivery

> errands

> painting

> creative eye consultation/assistance for redecorating, rearranging

> projects

> inventorying/organizing collections

> medium sized dump runs/recycling/redemption/donation (small car – no> truck)

Meri would of course, observe all COVID safety guidelines.  

Rather than a set fee, Meri will accept love offerings.

To contact Meri please email merideth2020@gmail.com or text: 774 327-8890.

Zoom Links

Lent Movie Fest

Time: Tuesdays, 7pm

Join Zoom Meeting

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Weekly Worshipful Sweet Spot:  Lenten Vespers

Time: Wednesdays, 6:30pm

Join Zoom Meeting

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Thursday Morning Bible Study

Time: Thursday mornings, 10am

Join Zoom Meeting

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Youth Group

Time: 7pm Sundays

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Meeting ID: 890 1603 3879

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