Photo Descriptions clockwise: Pastor Heather accepting gifts from the congregation presented by Mary Ann Farley. One of the gifts was the book I Am Of Cape Cod The beautiful Buffet prepared and set up by Sharon Kaczmarczyk and Linda Fermino with help from many volunteers. The Farewell Cake (chocolate) was enjoyed by many children. Pastor Heather, Charlie, and Ellie Baker Pastor Heather accepted the gift from her staff and Maureen Junkin, head of Bright Promises, presented by Jane Gray.
A glimpse of people gathering after Pastor Heather’s last Worship here at UMC.

Mark Your Calendars

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Sunday, June 19

 Please register here for Worship in June

9:30 am:  Outdoor/Drive-in Worship

Bring your own chair, or park in front of the church, radio tuned to 91.5. 

9:30 am:  Livestream available on our YouTube channel

Monday, June 20

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

Tuesday, June 21

12:00 pm: Deadline for Saturday Tidings
12:00 pm:  Prayer Group
4:00 pm:  Holiday Fair Planning Meeting (Solarium)

Wednesday, June 22

10:30 am:  Rainbow’s End Opens (Donations accepted 11 am – 2 pm)
2:00 pm:  Transition Team Meeting 

Thursday, June 23

9:00 am: Yoga
10:30 am:  Rainbow’s End Open (donations accepted 11 am – 2 pm)
2:00 pm:  Chair Yoga (New participants welcome.  Join us in the solarium.)
5:00 pm:  Big Book Step Group

Friday, June 24

10:00 am:  Al-anon Meeting

Saturday, June 25

10:00 am: Yoga
3:00 pm:  Celebration of Life for Bette Kelly – First Congregational Church of Chatham, 650 Main Street – at the Rotary, Chatham

Sunday, June 26

 Please register here for Worship in June
9:30 am:  Outdoor/Drive in Worship  
Bring your own chair, or park in front of the church, radio tuned to 91.5. 
9:30 am:  Livestream available on our YouTube channel

 

COVID-19 Update: We are now in the yellow or medium-risk level. 

That means: 

Outdoors:  singing is encouraged, and masks are optional.  

  • Masks are required indoors. 
  • All seating will be distanced seating.
  • All indoor in-person meetings/gatherings are permitted.  
  • All doors and at least two windows in the sanctuary will be open.
  • You may join our Livestream at 9:30 am from the comfort of your home

Please register here to worship with us in June.

 

Together in Christ—We Worship

June 19 and 26:  Rev. Ed Farrell-Starbuck will be preaching

July 3:  Rev. John Taylor’s first Sunday

Blaine Taylor Memorial Chapel Update:  Our trustees and Lend-a-Hands are working hard to make the outdoor chapel accessible and usable again.  You can help.  Willing workers welcomed Monday mornings to dig out the benches so they can re-stabilized. 

2022 Holiday Fair: We want to bring back the super successful fair that we have had in the past and can only do that with all of your help. We are looking for as many people as possible to help with our Fair.  There will be a planning meeting on Tuesday, June 21 at 4:00 pm in the solarium. Come to the meeting if you can, or give the office a call to sign up to help. 508-428-2811.

You are invited…

to join friends and family as we

gather for a Meaningful Musical

 Celebration of Life

Honoring

Elizabeth (Bette) Kelly

Deceased June 28, 2021

  3 PM  June 25, 2022

First Congregational Church of Chatham

650 Main Street – at the Rotary

Please RSVP to Marti Johnson at 508-237-0396  or  emijay77@yahoo.com by June 12

 There is a circular drop-off location on the Old Harbor Road side of the Church and parking at Monomoy Regional Middle School, 425 Crowell Road, where a courtesy bus will meet you and transport you to the Church.

Together in Christ—We Move Through Transition Together

Rev. Taylor wants to know us, his new congregation. The Transition Team thinks a binder of one-page “biographies” of our church family can really help this happen more quickly. We hope to have a bio page from each family or person by Wednesday, June 22.

  • You may include any information you wish!
  • The display board of our Transition Team’s bios and others may give you some ideas. Look for it near the church office during the week or in the narthex on Sundays.
  • Provide an 8 ½ by 11! Include a photo or photos.  Hand write it and drop it off at the church office Monday through Thursday between 9 and 1, or Sundays during the services, send it as a PDF or Microsoft Word doc via email to Heather Wolfe at capecodwolfe@aol.com
  • If you include a photo that you wish to have returned, we’ll scan it and get it back to you.
  • We want to have a page from each family or person! Won’t it be great for Rev. John to have these family stories on his first Sunday, July 3?

Together in Christ—We Pray

 

Please pray for all the victims, survivors, and loved ones of those in the recent shootings.  Please pray for all elected officials who can make a difference in gun safety and legislation.

In this time of transition, please pray for Rev. John Taylor, the people of the First United Methodist Church of Westborough, MA, our District Superintendent Rev. David Calhoun, Rev. Wanda Santos-Perez, our incoming District Superintendent, our Bishop, Sudarsharna Devadhar, Pastor Heather and her family.  Please pray for all churches who still have not heard who will be appointed to their church. 

Please submit prayer requests here or call MaryAnne Farley (774) 487-0719.

 

Committed to Serve—We are Making a Difference!

Welcome Basket for Pastor John The Transition Team is busy planning for the arrival of the Rev. John Wesley Taylor as our new church pastor come July 1, 2022.

One idea is a Welcome Basket from the congregation!  

Welcoming cards and notes suggesting your favorite eating place, a pastime/hobby, i.e., summer baseball leagues, a museum/playhouse, i.e., Heritage Gardens you enjoy, or a business/service you use can be shared with Pastor John and his family in the Welcome Basket.

The underlying idea behind this is to not only welcome Pastor John and his family to Cape Cod but to start a conversation and begin to build a relationship between you and Pastor John.

Here are three items already going into the Welcome Basket:  

  1. One couple has decided to write a welcome note recommending their favorite ice cream place on the Cape, Four Seas, with a small gift card included for him to try this spot.
  2. Another example is a welcome note from the Prayer Group saying, “Wimpy’s is a place we treasure as we often eat here to celebrate our birthdays and other special occasions,” with a gift card to Wimpy’s.
  3. And yet another example is a welcome note with a schedule of all the Hyannis Harbor Hawks games and some Cape League Mix from Smith Family Popcorn in Hyannis.

If we can answer any questions or brainstorm any ideas, you might have, please contact Jackie Schrafft at 908-377-4811 or Sharlene Moran at 774-487-1619.

The deadline for items for the Welcome Basket is Friday, June 24, 2022. All items can be left with Jane Gray at the church office. Sue DeMartino will work her magic and put every card, note, and item into a beautiful basket that will be delivered to Pastor John soon after his arrival.  

Thank you for helping to welcome Pastor John and his family by joining in on this Welcome Basket!

June 2022 Collection for UMCO Pantry ~   Many thanks, Church Family, for your wonderful contributions of diapers and donations for A Baby Center last month!  You are blessing our community in such amazing ways!  For the month of  June, we are collecting Individual Serving Sizes of healthy snacks, including raisins and other dried fruits, nuts, trail mix, protein bars, granola, small cereal boxes and bars, and non-refrigerated pudding mix, applesauce, and other non-refrigerated fruit cups/bowls.

It’s Summertime, and the living is…

As summer becomes a very busy time, our church grows…how would you like to help on Sundays? 

Please look at your calendar and let me know if you can be available for these dates either at the early or later service. 

July 10, 17, 24, 31 August 7, 14, 21, 28 September 4, 11, 18, 25

 

Be a Liturgist

Would you like to read the scripture? A liturgist (lay reader) is needed at each service. You’ll be given the verses during the week, so you can become familiar with them.

 

Welcome or Usher  

We are registering each person at service, much like the registration books we signed for many years. Our ushers are helping with social distancing when needed and helping all to feel comfortable in our sanctuary. We’ll pair you with someone who is very familiar with the procedures, where the light switches, where to find the coffee hour, and where the restrooms are…all the vital info!

 

Provide flowers for the altar

Paula Johnson, the florist who has been providing the beautiful arrangements on Sundays in exchange for using the Rainbow’s End parking area to sell from her Flower Cart each Friday, will not be using the parking area over the summer. 

She is willing to make arrangements for Sunday services for $50. You choose whom you wish to honor and suggest what colors would be most appropriate.  

Please sign up on the calendar near the sanctuary, or email, text or call me to arrange the date you wish. 

It does take many people to have our services run smoothly each Sunday. By participating in these ways, you will become much more familiar with our wonderful congregation and our church. 

MaryAnne Farley

1 (774) 487-0719

booklover126@comcast.net

 

Committed to Care for Creation

Green Tip:  Help reduce harmful carbon dioxide emissions. Drive less. In nice weather walk or bike more. Carpool or combine trips. Take public transit. Teleconference or phone. Bring your lunch and picnic nearby in the air you helped make cleaner. 

Committed to Serve – Giving Generously

Rainbow’s End, our church-owned and operated Thrift Boutique is Open. You can shop Wednesday and Thursdays 10:30 am-3 pm

You can also support the shop by donating items Wednesday and Thursday 11 am – to 2 pm.  Please do not leave any items in or outside the shop when our volunteers and employees are not there to receive them.  They need to be able to sort and store the items carefully, sometimes in the annex.  If you cannot donate during these specific hours, please contact the store manager, Pamela Turner, at 508.428.5304.    Thank you for your kindness and generosity.  Thank you for supporting our staff, volunteers, and the missions and ministries of our church. 

Worship with Us

Please register here to worship with us in June or leave a message at the church at 508.428.2811

See the statistics we’re tracking here.

If you are feeling unwell, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, please stay home.   

Outdoor Worship, in our parking lot and on the front lawn

  • If you register, you will receive an order of worship for the day, including links to scripture, hymn lyrics, and our online-giving portal.   Registering also helps us with contact tracing if that becomes necessary.
  • Please stay home if you are feeling unwell, tested positive for COVID-19, or been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • Masks are optional. Please honor the choices that others have made to mask or not.
  • A bright green offering box will be available, as we will not be “passing the plate.” You can also give through our online giving portal. 
  • If, after worshiping with us, you test positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed, it is important to the health of our congregation that you let us know so we can notify others who may have been exposed. This will be treated carefully and confidentially so that we can care for another.  Please call Pastor Heather directly at 774.994.3645.
  • Musical leadership will be provided by Daniel Shinabarger and other willing musicians. You are welcome to bring a chair and sit on the lawn or stay in your cars when it is wet and/or cold. 
  • You are welcome to sing!

In Our Sanctuary

  • We strongly encourage all who attend indoor worship and activities at our church and who are able and eligible to be fully vaccinated.
  • If you register, you will receive an order of worship for the day, including links to scripture, hymn lyrics, and our online-giving portal.   Registering also helps us with contact tracing if that becomes necessary.
  • Please stay home if you are feeling unwell, tested positive for COVID-19, or been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • Masks are required.
  • There will be masked congregational singing.
  • Sanctuary Shepherds will be there to greet and guide you as you enter and exit our building
  • Please enter through the main sanctuary doors, where you will be “checked-in” and invited to use hand sanitizer. At this time, we are not using paper bulletins.
  • After you are “checked in,” you will be led to a seat by a sanctuary shepherd, and we are practicing distanced seating.
  • The ionizers will be on, and two windows will be open with a fan running. Additionally, all doors will be open.  Please dress warmly and feel free to bring a lap blanket. 
  • Please exit through our solarium as directed by our shepherds.
  • An offering plate will be available as you enter, as we will not be “passing the plate.” Don’t worry if you forget or are moved to give more, there will be another place to give on your way out.  You can also give through our online giving portal. 
  • We will be live streaming our sanctuary worship, so you catch it on YouTube, or if we need more seating at the church, in Fred Curtis Hall.
  • If, after worshiping with us, you test positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed, it is important to the health of our congregation that you let us know so we can notify others who may have been exposed. This will be treated carefully and confidentially so that we can care for another. Please call Pastor Heather directly at 774.994.3645.

 

 

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