Upcoming Enrichment Experiences & events

    plants&Bale sale

    Sarurday, May 25 9am-1pm

    The annual Plant & Bake Sale is the churches' main fund raiser. There are a wide variety of plants, perennials, shrubs, Hostas and more to select from. The Bake table has a delicious selection of home made breads, cookies and desserts.

    voice of Migrants

    Saturday, May 18-2pm

    This program provided by the Refugee Support Team of Nauset Interfaith Association offers a series with speakers from the largest groups of migrants who live with us on Cape Cod. The stories of immigrants allow us to learn and understand their unique experiences and journeys. Please join us in knowing why they chose to leave their country, how they journeyed to the USA, their experience of the immigration process, and how we can be a more welcoming and helpful community. You are invited to join us. Pastor Wesley Silva will be speaking about Brazilians’ experiences.

    May Enrichment Series:  

    Christianity and World War II

    World War II was the decisive global event of the twentieth century, and its causes and consequences continue to shape our nation and our world to this day.  Christians were everywhere in this war, drawing on their faith to support many different (and mutually conflicting) convictions about the war itself and the principles that led to the war.  In this series, we will explore some of the many ways that Christians participated in and responded to this catastrophic conflict.  We will also consider and reflect on the lessons we still need to learn from World War II. 


      Lower Level Fellowship Hall

      May 5: Christians Contributing to War

      Specific Christian teachings provided tacit approval of governmental policies and potent justification for violence.  In this session, we will take an unflinching look at the roles played by Christian churches and ecclesiastical leaders in supporting and sustaining totalitarian regimes and racist and antisemitic aggression.


      Lower Level Fellowship Hall

      May 12: Christians Struggling with War 

      Christian beliefs ranged widely over the morality of participating in war.  In this session, we will examine the various stances taken by churches and individual Christians in the United States as war loomed and then became a reality.


      Lower Level Fellowship Hall

      May 19 : Christians Resisting the Evils of War   

      Christians living under enemy occupation could choose to collaborate, submit, or resist.  In this session, we will hear some of the remarkable and inspiring stories of Christians who chose resistance, often laying their lives on the line to protect and rescue victims of war.


      Lower Level Fellowship Hall

      May 26 : Christians Fighting in War

      Millions of Christians served in the military and many saw combat.  In this session, we will examine the religious experiences and moral decision-making of Christians in military leadership and on the war front.

    Bible Study

    Every Tuesday- 1pm

    This Bible study will focus on stories of some of the women in Genesis and Exodus. These women are complex and intriguing figures within the biblical narrative and in the broader Christian tradition. Over the course of six weeks, we will look with care at the biblical texts featuring a variety of these women: Eve, Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Shiphrah and Puah, and Miriam. The Bible study will meet on Tuesdays from 1-2pm and you are welcome to bring your lunch. Sessions will be led by the Rev. Dr. Diane Lobody. 

    As a resource for the Bible study, we will be using a book by Wilda Gafney called Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne. Gafney is an Episcopal priest and Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School. In this book, she provides an engaging, thoughtful, and poetic introduction to the texts we will be exploring (and many more as well). Copies of the book will be provided to participants in the study, but we need to know how many to order! So if you plan to come to one or more of the Bible study sessions, please add your name to the sign-up sheet in the church office. The book is also available as an e-book and an audiobook, so if you prefer one of those formats please note this on the sign-up sheet.