November 26, 2017 – Bourne

THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH  Sunday, November 26th:                 9:30 AM     Choir Rehearsal                                                                   11:00 AM     Worship Service                                                                   12:30 PM     Hanging of the Greens Wednesday, November 29th:       10:00 AM     Bourne Women’s Club                                                                    6:00 PM     Aptuxcet Thursday, November 30th               1:00 PM      Bible Study Friday, December 1st:                       5:00 PM     Cookie Walk Saturday , December 2nd              10:00 AM     Children’ Clothing Exchange Sunday, December 3rd:                    9:30 AM      Choir Rehearsal                                                                   11:00 AM      Worship Service   THE DEADLINE for the December Newsletter is Tuesday 11/26. THE ANNUAL COOKIE WALK  on Friday December 1st from 5-7 pm. sign up sheets are in Crain Hall. FREE CHILDREN’S CLOTHING EXCHANGE: We continue to accept gently used children’s clothes, sizes 0-14, which may be dropped off at the Thrift Shop. The exchange is open the first Saturday of each month at 10am. TICKETS for the family to family are also ready for selection in Crain Hall. All items must be new and returned unwrapped by the 17th of December. BACKPACK PROGRAM:  There is a list of items needed on the table in Crain Hall.  Thank you in advance!             ...

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THANKSGIVING UPDATE

Dear Friends, A few brief updates regarding Thanksgiving. Full Thanksgiving Dinner will be available this Thursday at John Wesley United Methodist in Falmouth, served by the Falmouth Service Center, from 12 to 4. All welcome. (Need not be Falmouth residents.) As we get inquiries and if people show up on Thursday we will let people know this option exists. And a few of us will be gathering at Cataumet UMC for potluck from noon till roughly 2 pm. Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy, pie and cake and whatever you might choose to bring if you should choose to come will be available… Feel free to bring a dish and join us at noon. Even if you can only come for half an hour or an hour, please come if you can share in this event. Which continues to grow in significance the more I ponder… We have just this week learned that technically potluck suppers are against the law (and have been, we’re told, for about thirty years). Though till now no one has tried to enforce this that we know of. Right. Hot food brought from home is against state food code regulations, unless kept heated to mandatory minimum heat at all times. So… We will be eating together in the church as a revolutionary act. Author Bill McKibben calls potluck supper “the Methodist form of communion.” And speaking for myself, I’m willing to go to jail, like Arlo Guthrie of old, on Thanksgiving Day — for the sake of our inalienable right to do church potluck meals together. So… Do pray for us, and join us if you feel so led. As always — All Are Welcome. Grace and peace, Pastor...

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THANKSGIVING UPDATE

Dear Friends, A few brief updates regarding Thanksgiving. Full Thanksgiving Dinner will be available this Thursday at John Wesley United Methodist in Falmouth, served by the Falmouth Service Center, from 12 to 4. All welcome. (Need not be Falmouth residents.) As we get inquiries and if people show up on Thursday we will let people know this option exists. And a few of us will be gathering at Cataumet UMC for potluck from noon till roughly 2 pm. Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy, pie and cake and whatever you might choose to bring if you should choose to come will be available… Feel free to bring a dish and join us at noon. Even if you can only come for half an hour or an hour, please come if you can share in this event. Which continues to grow in significance the more I ponder… We have just this week learned that technically potluck suppers are against the law (and have been, we’re told, for about thirty years). Though till now no one has tried to enforce this that we know of. Right. Hot food brought from home is against state food code regulations, unless kept heated to mandatory minimum heat at all times. So… We will be eating together in the church as a revolutionary act. Author Bill McKibben calls potluck supper “the Methodist form of communion.” And speaking for myself, I’m willing to go to jail, like Arlo Guthrie of old, on Thanksgiving Day — for the sake of our inalienable right to do church potluck meals together. So… Do pray for us, and join us if you feel so led. As always — All Are Welcome. Grace and peace, Pastor...

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Cataumet Canceled 11/23/17

Dear friends, Sorry to bring this news, but our annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Cataumet is postponed till next year, due to the Fire Department finding our kitchen not up to commercial code. Please pray for all who will be alone or hungry this Thanksgiving. And that hospitality will become available elsewhere. And that we will be open and serving again before long. Grace and peace, Pastor Tim

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November 19, 2017- Cataumet

ANNOUNCEMENTS   The annual Thanksgiving feast has been cancelled.   The Bible Study Group will meet on Thursdays at 1 PM in Bourne.   OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS   Bourne Food Pantry has been helping Bourne residents for 25 years, serving over 300 families each month. Please remember to bring in your food items. They are much needed!   Backpack Program Kids are back in school and we are collecting items of food and supplies to fill the backpacks that go home with the kids on weekends.   EVENTS EVERY WEEK   Sunday                        8:00 am                        Choir practice Sunday                        9:00 am                        Worship Sunday                           7:00 pm                      AA Meeting Monday                          7:30 pm                       N/A Meeting Tuesday                         9:00pm                           Exercise Tuesday                        7:00 pm                        AA Meeting Thursday                       9:00 am                         Exercise Thursday                        7:00 pm                          N/A Meeting Friday                           7:30 pm                        Adult Children of  Alcoholics Meeting Saturday                     9:00 am                       Osteo Exercise...

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