December 17, 2017 – Bourne

THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH   Sunday, December 17th:                 9:30 AM     Choir Rehearsal                                                                11:00 AM     Worship Service                                                                  2:00 PM     Christmas Piano Recital                                                                  3:30 PM    Girl Scouts Monday, December 18th:                6:00 PM     Finance Committee Thursday, December 21st:             1:00 PM     Bible Study        Sunday, December 24th:               11:00 AM    Worship Service                                                                9:00 PM    Christmas Eve Worship  Service THE CHRISTMAS PIANO RECITAL is today at 2PM. 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. BACKPACK PROGRAM:  There is a list of items needed on the table in Crain Hall.  Thank you in advance! PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW EMAIL ADDRESS: bumcsecretary37@gmail.com Christmas Eve (Morning and Evening) Schedule: Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year. We will worship in the morning at our usual times — 9:00 am at Cataumet UMC  & 11:00 am at Bourne UMC That evening we will worship at our usual Christmas Eve times — 7pm at Cataumet UMC &  9pm at Bourne UMC. Evening services will be Traditional Lessons and Carols, concluding with lighting of candles and singing Silent Night. Come, be renewed in heart and spirit. Please join us and invite friends, family and neighbors.                            ...

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November 26, 2017- Cataumet

ANNOUNCEMENTS  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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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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Week of October 22, 2017 – Cataumet

ANNOUNCEMENTS The Bible Study Group will meet on Thursdays at 1 PM in Bourne. The RISEM District Lay Academy will be held on Nov. 11 and 18 in Taunton. 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...

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