As a faith community's response to the horror of the terrible violence in Orlando, we will gather to honor the victims at an interfaith prayer service at 7 p.m. this Thursday, June 16 in the quadrangle at Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable.
The event is co-sponsored by the Cape Cod Interfaith Coalition, the Cape Cod Council of Churches, Church Women United, and Cape Cod Community College.
The event is free, and open to all. The entire community is invited to bring prayers, spiritual messages, songs, and non-political messages of unity and love. Please come to share grief and comfort, and to stand together with resolve and strength.
For more information, contact James Kershner at (508) 776-3606 or John French at (508) 364-4106.
Pray and work for peace,
Generations of Hope Benefit
Save the Date for our Generations of Hope Benefit!
Please join us at 5:30 p.m. August 13 under a tent for a mid-summer dinner at sunset overlooking beautiful Barnstable Harbor. We will be celebrating and raising funds for the good work of the Cape Cod Council of Churches.
This special evening will feature a farm-to-table themed menu on the private grounds of a generational home and farm. Enjoy a seated dinner, live music, a silent auction and flowers grown and gathered on site. Our program will highlight the intergenerational work of the Council and will honor Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, America's celebrated and influential pediatrician.
Invitations will be mailed during the week of June 20th. Tickets will be $125 per person, and must be purchased by July 25. If you are not already on the Council's mailing list and would like to receive an invitation, please email your address to Cheryl Quast at email@example.com or call (508) 775-5073.
For sponsorship opportunities or to donate to the silent auction, please contact Cheryl.
We hope that you will join us!
We request your help
Hands of Hope Outreach Center
49 RT 28 PO Box 387
West Harwich, MA 02671
Hands of Hope Outreach Center is in need of volunteers to assist in the Food Pantry and Thrift Shop. Lots of open dates and times. Pick hours that are good for you! Summer, Fall, Winter, or Spring, even if you are only on the Cape for part of the year…we are happy to meet you and could use your help. Come every week, every other, once per month, or occasionally during the year as a substitute. No lifting, stocking, sorting required… but plenty of that to do if you wish. Meet and volunteer with friendly, fun folks!
Please give us a call, email, or drop by for a visit.
Thank you for thinking of us!
The following foods are greatly needed in the Hands of Hope Food Pantry:
Juice Boxes for Kids
Jelly or Jam
Chef Boy R Dee
Jell-O or Pudding
Pasta or Spaghetti
Mustard, Ketchup, Mayo, Relish
We also welcome cold and frozen foods if you have extra to share after family and summer guests depart.
Please call us at (508) 432-1312 if you cannot make it to our pantry. We will do our best to collect your donation.
Thank you for your Food Collections! We appreciate all of your support.
Volvo For Sale!
A generous donor has given the Council a 2002 Volvo V70XC. As of June 23, we are selling this car to raise funds that will benefit the programs of the Cape Cod Council of Churches. Presently the Volvo has 100,500 miles on it and is in good condition. It is loaded with options and has passed the MA safety inspection. Vehicle is pictured below. If interested in purchasing the car and helping the Council, please contact us after June 22 at (508) 775-5073.
$3,000 (Kelley Blue Book value $3,200)
On Good Faith
The Council produces On Good Faith which is a monthly television show that airs on Channel 99. Hosted by Rev. Jonathan Ahnquist, On Good Faith welcomes guests who are community leaders and participants in health and human service organizations. The topic of our latest episode is "A Baby Center" and the featured guests are Robin Hayward, A Baby Center Director, and Sue Latimer, A Baby Center Volunteer.
Please click on the photo above to enjoy the show.
Please click here to contact On Good Faith's producer, Cheryl Quast, if you have an idea for a topic for a future show.
In memory of and for the mass shooting victims in Orlando, there will be a candlelight vigil in Sandwich on Wednesday, June 15. It will begin at St. John's Episcopal Church (159 Main St) at 7:00 p.m. and continue on to First Church UCC (136 Main St). Let us show our support against hate and our belief in loving community by gathering together this evening.
“No Place For Hate” is sponsoring a Peace Vigil and inviting all the area churches and community members to show their support. Please share this information with your congregations.
Vigil in Solidarity with the Victims of Hate in Orlando
Wednesday, June 15
Village Green, Falmouth
We come together as a community to mourn and to affirm our collective vision of a nation that rejects hatred and violence.
Sponsored by: No Place For Hate - Falmouth
Cape Cod Healthcare Announces June Blood Drives
Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital are in need of blood donations, and numerous blood drives are being held across Cape Cod in June to benefit Cape Cod Healthcare. Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital must have at least one week’s worth of blood on hand at all times. Since each unit collected or purchased will only last between 35 to 42 days, it is a constant challenge to maintain a sufficient supply. All blood types are needed. All blood collected at CCHC Blood Drives stays on Cape Cod to help our families, friends and neighbors.
Please click here for a schedule of blood drives for the month of June.
Interested in becoming a Samaritan Volunteer?
There is an upcoming training for anyone interested in becoming a Crisis-Line Volunteer for The Samaritans On Cape Cod and the Islands. Please click here for training dates and contact information for the program.
Gregorian Chant Retreat
Unravel the mysteries of the neumes on this four-day beginners chant retreat, August 3-7 at the Community of Jesus in Orleans, culminating in the celebration of the Feast of the Transfiguration. In a stunningly beautiful setting, study the vast history of Gregorian chant, learn how to read ancient and Roman neumes, and work with the Latin language, opening up the basic conversation of chant. Retreat will be held at Paraclete Guest House at the Community of Jesus. Join us as we explore the riches of this glorious tradition.
- Basic chant instruction with members of the Community of Jesus, where Gregorian Chant is sung in Latin daily
- Singing Gregorian Chant in the breathtaking Church of the Transfiguration
- Opportunity to attend the daily Divine Offices and Eucharist
- Lovely meals and accommodations overlooking Cape Cod Bay
Nauset Neighbors Needs You
Nauset Neighbors is an ALL volunteer 'aging in place' nonprofit organization serving the towns of Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans, Brewster, Chatham and Harwich. Our mission is to keep seniors independent in their own homes and contributing to their community.
Help seniors stay in their homes by doing what a good neighbor does. Do you have an extra hour or so a week, a month or even a year to volunteer? We offer hassle free volunteering. Control your schedule with online self-signup.
No regular commitment is required. Choose your services and when you can provide them.
Give a ride, change a lightbulb, help with email or visit a lonely senior.
Contact: (508) 514-7067 or visit the website at: www.nausetneighbors.org to find out more.
Someday you might need some help. Help keep Nauset Neighbors alive and productive.