Adult Education and Information
Creation Care Bible Study Tuesday evenings
Oct 9 - Nov 13, 6-7 p.m.
Sponsored by First Congregational Church of Falmouth, North Falmouth Congregational Church, Waquoit Congregational Church, and Mashpee Congregational Church, all United Church of Christ.
This six part series will be held at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Boathouse at 131 Waquoit Hwy (Rt.28) in the Waquoit Village of Falmouth. Parking is close by on the Reserve.
Focusing on Creation Care, this Bible study series is intended to help reconnect us with God and our relationship to the environment; focusing each week on a different subject and a related Bible passage. The topics will be Earth, Water, Air, Animals, Humanity and Stewardship. The study will be led by Linda Bowers, participant from First Congregational Church, Falmouth.
To RSVP please contact the Waquoit Congregation Church office at 508-548-5269 or by email email@example.com . Reservations are appreciated, but drop-ins for any of the weeks are welcome. Each session is independent of the others.
Super Saturday October 20, 2018
Keefe Regional School, Framingham, MA
Mark your calendar for this exiting day of intergenerational worship and many workshops to choose from. The Keynote address and major workshop leader is Dr. David M. Csinos, Assistant Professor at Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax Nova Scotia. He writes widely about faith formation, children and youth ministry and intergenerational ministry.
There are 46 different workshops to choose from, and one led by our own Rev. Saramaria Allenby entitled “Honoring Your Body.” Other workshop topics include care and wellness, church leadership and administration, church vitality, faith formation/Christian education, justice and witness, LGBTQ, racial justice training, spirituality, stewardship and finance, and welcoming.
If we have a group of 5 our registration fee is $44, for individuals the rate is $54 per person. Registration deadline is October 6. A complete list of workshops can be found at www.macuc.org//SS-Oct 2018. To register fill out the registration form found by the office and give it to Debbie Pinkney, office manager. Pastor Nancy and Lisa Allen are planning to attend. We just need three more to get the group rate.
NEW IN THE CHURCH LIBRARY
Check out these new additions to our library
Climate Church, Climate World by Rev. Jim Antel
This book deals with how people of faith must work for change in this time of climate change. As people of faith Antel belives we have a special call and responsibility to care for the gift of Gods creation.
The 36 Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People who have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss by Nancy L. Mace and Peter Rabins.
This comprehensive, hands on book is a solid and practical guide for caregivers on the journey of memory loss with loved ones. It empowers families with constructive and compassionate advice.
The Cup of Our Life: A Guide for Spiritual Growth by Joyce Rupp
This beautiful book was used by a small spirituality group here at church last winter. It is also be effective when read on your own. Why not borrow this book this summer? It just might deepen your prayer life using Rupp’s six different image of a cup: the open cup, the chipped cup, the broken cup, the blessing cup, the cup of compassion, the cup of life. Each in turn becomes a teacher in prayer.
INTERESTING BOOKS TO CHECK OUT FROM THE LIBRARY OR YOUR CORNER BOOKSTORE
Grateful: The transformative Power of Giving Thanks by Diana Butler Bass
Butler Bass has written a powerful book about how gratitude can shape our lives and bring unexpected meaning and joy. As The Rev Jacqueline Lewis, Senior minister at Middle Collegiate Church notes, “Grateful” will soften the lens through which you look at the people in your life, and the whirling world around us all It’s a spoonful of honey to help us transform the hard in our lives into wisdom, compassion, and even resistance.
Church Women United of Cape Cod