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April 10, 2021

From the Church Council:

Great News! Tonight, at the all church charge conference we officially accepted the PPPL money. The church applied for this money to help meet expenses and to continue our mission and ministry in the community. In addition to receiving money from the stimulus package, we also have received word from the conference that our mission shares will be reduced. These gifts combined with your generous offerings allowed us to comfortably approve our 2021 budget. Our church is financially on solid ground for another year.  We are truly blessed!

-Wendy Lithwin, Chair of Church Council

Mark Your Calendars

Sunday, April 11:

  • 5:30am Worship available on our YouTube channel
  • 8:30 am: Virtual Worship premier on Facebook
  • 11:00 am: “Drive-In” style worshipful Engagement in our Parking Lot. Please register here.

While Barnstable remains in the Red, we ask everyone to remain in your cars, before, during and after our worship.  If you need something, flash your lights and we will come to you.

  • 7:00 pm: Youth Group

Monday, April 12:

  • 9:00 am: Lend-a-Hand
  • 7:00 pm: Men’s Study Group (via Zoom)

Tuesday, April 13:

  • 12:00 pm: Deadline for “A Word on Wednesday,” AND Saturday Tidings
  • 7:00 pm: SPRC meeting (via Zoom)

Wednesday, April 14:

                    

Thursday, April 15:

  • 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, April 16: 

Saturday, April 17:

Sunday, April 18:

  • 5:30am Worship available on our YouTube channel
  • 8:30 am: Virtual Worship premier on Facebook
  • 11:00 am: Drive in style 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

 

This Week our virtual worship will feature worship led by the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church, with Bishop Devadhar preaching.  For our drive-in style worship, Pastor Heather will be preaching.  Please register here.

 

“Why do you keep asking me to register for worship?”

I’m so glad you asked.  We ask you to register so that:

  • we know how many cars and people to expect and can plan accordingly
  • we can contact you if we discover someone at a church event has tested positive for COVID-19.  This will be handled carefully, confidentially, and following appropriate guidelines.

 

If you register, we will not use your contact information, without your express permission, to:

  • add you to a mailing list
  • solicit funds
  • share your information with anyone.

 

“Tell me again.  How can I register?”

  • You may register one Sunday at a time, or for the whole month.
  • You can register on-line by clicking here.  You will be asked to give your name, email, and when you plan to attend.  We sometimes ask questions like your favorite hymn, or something we can do to make re-entry feel safer.  You’re under no-obligation to answer those questions.  They are helpful to our leadership team in making future plans.  If you register this way, you will receive a brief “worship notes” email the day of worship with the scripture and hymns of the day.
  • Call the church office 508.428.2811 and leave a message.  Tell us your name, phone number, what Sunday you plan to attend, and if anyone is planning to attend with you.  For example, “Hi this is Susanna Wesley.  My phone number is 123-4567. I plan to attend drive-in style worship every Sunday in April.  I’ll be bringing all 17 of my children.”
  • Call, text, or email Pastor Heather directly.  774.994.3645 and pastorheather@umcchurches.org.  Be sure to leave your name, phone number, and what Sunday you plan to attend.

 

Easter Services Reflections

Check out this post reflecting on a beautiful Easter Service last Sunday!  This image was submitted by Allen Morell!

 

Committed to Serve—We are making a difference

 

Food for Thought:  How can we stand with our Asian and Asian American siblings and stand against racism?

Read M. Garlinda Burton’s article, Enough is Enough, for concrete suggestions for working towards racial justice.  Garlinda is the Interim General Secretary of the UM General Commision on Race and Religion.

 

April 10:  Green Your Laundry Routine

Use cold water when washing clothes to reduce energy use.  Energy is needed to heat water. You can also opt for a shorter wash cycle.   Only do laundry when the load is full. Not only does this save water and electricity but it also saves you money and time.​  Avoid using energy to dry your laundry by hanging a laundry line or using a drying rack. This cuts down on your electricity bill as well!

From:  creationjustice.org/blog/52-ways-to-care-for-creation?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=66065a50-1620-4abf-a165-a3c0a06c60ec

April Collection for Local Food Pantries:  Many thanks Church Family for your donations last month of Spring Cleaning Supplies!  For April we are collecting Protein and Ponchos:  canned chicken, tuna packed in water in cans or pouches, canned ham, canned beans, lentils, protein bars, nuts and seeds, quinoa, oats, peanut butter, and for April Showers, adult ponchos.  Please put your non-perishable donations in the large “trash can” outside the church front door.

 

United Methodist News

Enter the 2021 Laity Address Challenge

The Conference Board of Laity is pleased to invite all laypersons in the New England Annual Conference to enter the Laity Address Challenge to have an opportunity to give the Laity Address at the 2021 Annual Conference. The 2021 Annual Conference will be held online June 10-12. The Laity Address will be pre-recorded. The specific date/time of the Laity Address broadcast has not been set.
Our Annual Conference theme is “Building Beloved Community.” Our guiding scripture Psalm 137:4 NIV: “How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land?” The address must use those as its theme. The address should be 15-20 minutes long. Entrants must submit a written copy of their entire proposed address along with a video of themselves delivering the first five minutes of the address. The deadline to submit your proposed address and video is May 7, 2021.
For more information on how to submit your entry or to ask any questions about entering the challenge, please email Co-Associate Conference Lay Leader Joan Farrar at cw.dll.acll@gmail.com or call 978.582.467

 

Need a Prayer?

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

 

Zoom Links

Youth Group—Sundays at 7pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89016033879?pwd=bnpjYUVqc1Rkc0RRRWtjeG0yTXV2Zz09

Meeting ID: 890 1603 3879

Passcode: 312727

One tap mobile

+13017158592,,89016033879#,,,,*312727# US (Washington DC)

 

Thursday Morning Bible Study

Time: Thursday mornings, 10am

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83958360902?pwd=K2Q1enBPQWJ4cGJLamI2UXJWVzhEZz09

Meeting ID: 839 5836 0902

Passcode: 477955

One tap mobile

+13126266799,,83958360902#,,,,*477955# US (Chicago)

+16465588656,,83958360902#,,,,*477955# US (New York)

Or Call:          +1 646 558 8656

Meeting ID: 839 5836 0902

Passcode: 477955