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June 26, 2021

Beautiful Beloveds,

Tomorrow, you are in for a treat. Wendy Lithwin will be leading our worship, as we Gather on the Green.  On-line, the Rev. Dr. Hope Luckie will be preaching in our virtual worship.  I trust the spirit will be at work and you will be blessed.

Heather

I will taking some time off for rest and renewal and to be with my family, June 21-July 4.

While I am away:

  • If you need prayer, please submit prayer requests here, call MaryAnne Farley  (774) 487-0719.  If needed she will connect you with Rev. Dr. Ed Deyton for pastoral Care.
  • Virtual Worship will feature preaching by Rev. Dr. Hope Luckie, June 27 and Evan McElreath, July 4.
  • “Gather on the Green,” will be led by preachers, Wendy Lithwin, June 27 and Allen Morell, July 4. Join us at 9:30am, on the front lawn of the church.  Bring your own chair, or let us know we can provide from one for you and you may remain in your car if you are more comfortable.  We will continue to practice physical distancing, and masks are optional.  Please respect the choices that others make, so that all feel welcome!  Feel free to “Bring Your Own Coffee Hour.”  Bring your coffee or beverage of choice to enjoy before, during, or after worship. 

9:30am Gather on the Green Please register here. 

Mark Your Calendars

Sunday, June 27:

5:30 am Worship available on our YouTube channel and our Facebook Page

9:30 am: “Gather on the Green” In-person worship around the flagpole. Bring your own chair, use a church chair or remain in your car. —Please register here **.   

Our youth group will not meet until July 11.

Monday, June 28:

9:00 am:     Lend-a-Hand

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

Tuesday, June 29:

9:00 am Yoga in the Solarium

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

Wednesday, June 30

Thursday, July 1:

9:00 am Yoga in the Solarium

Friday, July 2: 

10:00 am Al-Anon Meeting in the Solarium

Saturday, July 3:  

10:00 am Yoga in the Solarium

Sunday, July 4:      

5:30am:    Worship available on our YouTube channel and our Facebook Page

9:30 am:  “Gather on the Green” Worship Please register here 

If you prefer not to register on-line, contact the church office 508.428.2811 or office@umcchurches.org to let us know you’re coming.  “This is Susanna Wesley, I’ll be attending worship every Sunday in June with all 17 of my children.  We’ll bring our own chairs, and warmed hearts.”   

Together in Christ—We worship, learn and grow

Deepest Sympathies and prayers for the family of Mike Bodley, Joane’s son.  Mike died yesterday morning at home.

Please pray for the family of LaVerne Parry.  LaVerne died last night at McCarthy Care Center.  Her funeral will be later in July. 

Please pray for Betty Kelly.  Betty is in the hospital with a ruptured appendix.  At this time she is quite miserable and does not want visitors.

An Update from our COVID-19 Leadership Task Force on Safety Protocols

As we continue our re-entry process, our building is now open to small groups of 12 or less in the Solarium.  For the health and safety of everyone, please do not walk into the solarium while a group is meeting.  Please call the church office to make an appointment 508.428.2811, rather than drop by.  You can also check the church calendar, here, to know if groups are meeting.

As we Gather on the Green, Sundays at 9:30am, we invite you to bring your own coffee hour.  Feel free to bring your own coffee or beverage to enjoy before, during, or after worship. 

Next steps:  Rainbow’s End will open on July 1st! The store will open at 10:30 am till 3:00 pm. Thanks to all the volunteers who have helped get the store ready for the summer season. We would not be able to open without your wonderful assistance. If you would would like to help, or have items to donate, please call shop manager, Pamela Turner, at 508-548-2245.

Our funding team will meet later this month to explore the possibility of a summer yardsale

Additionally, Wendy Lithwin is working to recruit and train a new team of Sanctuary Shepherds so that we can open our sanctuary as a prayer chapel, for individuals and families to pray.  Stay tuned for days and times, and how to reserve your time for prayer. 

Pictures, photos and artwork. We would love to do another Calendar, more note cards and Christmas cards for our Holiday Fair. This will only happen with help from all of you. Look through your cell phone photos. I bet you may have many shots of nature and our beautiful Cape landscapes that would be perfect for our Calendar.

Your kids or grandchildren may also have created some artwork that might be appropriate. With summer just beginning, think about taking some new photographs, doing some new artwork and asking the kids to do the same. Please call or email me if you have submissions. I am so looking forward to hearing from you. office@umcchurches.org. 508-428-2811.

Miracle Sightings!  A new feature in our Weekly Tidings

Where are you seeing God at work in and through our church?  Send us a story or a picture of “miracle sightings.”  Let’s remind one another of the good in the midst of challenge.   

Youth Group—Summer 2021—A new year begins!

July 11, we’ll gather at 7pm, at the church and welcome all youth entering 6-12th grades in the fall.

Committed to Serve—We are making a difference

Volunteers Needed:

Help is needed with the gleaning on Fridays at the Marstons Mills Stop & Shop (3900 Falmouth Road) between 10 a.m. and 12 noon on Fridays.  After the food is picked up it needs to be delivered to Faith Family Kitchen, which is located in the Faith Assembly of God Church at 154 Bearses Way, Hyannis.  Regular volunteers are needed as well as folks willing to substitute.  Please call Allen Morell, 703-725-2772, for more information and/or to sign up. 

June Collection for Food Pantry ~ Many thanks Church Family for Blessings Babies with your donations in May for A Baby Center!  In the month of June we are collecting Individual Servings of Healthy Snacks including: raisins, cranraisins or other dried fruit; trail mix; granola bars; small cereal boxes or cereal bars; non-refrigerated pudding; applesauce; Fig Newtons; Skinny Pop popcorn; and 100 calorie canned fruit (e.g. peaches, pears, fruit cocktail).  Please keep an eye out for those BOGO specials! 

Calling all people who crochet:

The UCC Family Camp is in need of 5″ x 5″ crochet squares for Fence Art at the Craigville Retreat Center.  All colors of squares are welcome except yellow.  We will collect them through July 31, 2020.  For more information on the squares for the Craigville fence art contact Rev. Joanne Hartunian, Chaplain, Craigville Tabernacle  at Craigvilletabernacle251@gmail.com.  Thank you!  Joanne

Our artist in residence will be Naomi Lawrence, who together with her UCC pastor husband, Chris work in Harlem.  To learn about the Lawrence’s and see her art check out https://iceastharlem.novo.org and https://naomirag.com   

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Need Prayer?

Please submit prayer requests here,  call MaryAnne Farley  (774) 487-0719.  If needed she will connect you with Rev. Dr. Ed Deyton for pastoral Care.