Donations may be accepted by check made out the Cape Cod Council of Churches and mailed to our office at 320 Main St, Hyannis MA 02601. Donations may also be made online through PayPal on our website at capecodcouncilofchurches.org. Thank You!
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s memorial will take place in socially distanced and virtual ways. From 9 am and into the evening of Dec. 21, people are invited to walk a path in contemplation and prayer as they visit memorial signs that are placed in a socially distanced manner on the Hyannis Green. These signs, designed by the students of St. John Paul II High School, note the names of our neighbors who died this past year. A brief pre-recorded service that includes a reading of the names of those who have died can be accessed as of 9 am on Dec 21, broadcast on the Cape Cod Synagogue’s YouTube channel Synagogue Events - YouTube. People can listen to this service as they visit the signs, or in a location of their choosing. Also, at 4p.m on Dec. 21, the National Coalition for the Homeless will be broadcasting a national service via Zoom. Registration for this service is necessary at the following link: https://nationalhomeless.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qd-ChpjkiGNxe-l8q__kSdJ3f3iamZM2E.
Co-sponsors of this memorial include: Barnstable Police Department’s Community Impact Unit, Cape Cod Council of Churches, Cape Cod Synagogue, Champ Homes, Duffy Health Center, Federated Church of Hyannis, Housing Assistance Corp (HAC), South Congregational Church and “Here Now Ministries”, St. John Paul II High School, Team M25, Vinfen and the Youth StreetReach Program of the Council of Churches. This is truly a community effort and all are welcome to participate.
The Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Service of Commemoration
Sunday, January 17, 2021, 3:00 p.m.
All are invited to gather virtually in celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 3 p.m. This special interfaith service will be accessible using this link: https://federatedchurch.org/.
The Rev. Dr. King wrote, “The question is not whether we will be extremists but what kind of extremists we will be. Will we be extremists for hate or for love?” The service will address our community’s ongoing work confronting racism and enacting equal justice as we feature recordings of Barnstable County youth speaking in a “Listening Session” this fall that was sponsored by the Barnstable No Place for Hate group. The youth speak powerfully about their first hand experiences as people of color living on the Cape. Their messages are particularly meaningful during this year that has seen such racial and social unrest.
The Service will feature music, prayers and a good will offering to benefit the Scholarship Fund of the Cape Cod Chapter of the NAACP.
All are welcome.
Special Congratulations to Robin Hayward of A Baby Center, who was one of three women honored at this month's Power of the Purse event.
Money raised at this year's event:
- Promotes the importance of reading aloud to young children, providing books to families at pediatrician's visits
- Supports more than 50 new and expectant families each year through our community baby shower
- Creates scholarships and much needed emergency financial assistance for local female college students
We at the Council are so proud of our community and the difference these women make in the lives of young families. Bravo! To view the Power of the Purse 2020 video, go to https://www.capeandislandsuw.org/
We are SO pleased for our Faith Family Kitchen team for being honored last week with an "Unsung Heroes" award by the Barnstable County Human Rights Commission. Wonderful people are doing brave and wonderful work in our community, and the Kitchen team is privileged to be among this group. So proud of our Executive Chef Jeni Wheeler, Faith Assembly of God Church, and all the supporting staff and volunteers. Thank you.
The Cape Cod Council of Churches seeks a 15 hr/week director for our Covenant to Care for Foster Families Program. This professional will direct and lead our ministry that supports local foster families and the children in their care. This is a partnership with the local chapter of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF). A full job description is posted on the Council's website: capecodcouncilofchurches.org
. Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references by Jan. 7, 2021 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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