Worship Time 
9:30 am Through May 28th
9:00 am June 4th Through Sept. 3rd
9:30am From Sept 10th
1 Church Street
East Harwich, MA 02645
Tel: 508-432-3734

February 2018

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14. There will be a service of ashes at 4pm that afternoon. Included will be these words: “I invite you, in the name of the Church, to observe a holy Lent: by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditation on God’s Holy word.”

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January 2018

New Year’s Eve is an occasion for Watch Night Services in some Christian traditions. For John Wesley and early Methodists, it became a time to renew one’s covenant with God, including a review of the past year, serious confession of one’s sins and shortfalls, and intentional commitment to be more faithful in God’s gift of a new year.

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December 2017

Shortly after landing in London, Cindy and I laid eyes on the face of Christmas. It was only October 30, but surely the little one we beheld was the face of Christmas.

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November 2017

Every fall in the life of this congregation we have some sort of emphasis on stewardship, culminating with a Sunday when we formally present our financial- giving intentions for the new year.

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October 2017

Churches like Harwich UMC can make a difference! Over the years there have been countless instances of missional outreach, as well as situations when the congregation has coordinated hands-on-help for members who are sick, grieving or otherwise in need. We’ve witnessed the impact of the Thrift Shop’s mission supporting Cape Cod non-profit groups like Habitat for Humanity, Recovery Without Walls, CC Times Needy Fund, Food Pantry, and the Cape Cod Center for Women.

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September 2017

Grace is a United Methodist and Episcopal community in Christ co-led by an Episcopal priest and a semi-retired UMC pastor. I attended worship there on July 9, and introduced myself to Rev. Sharon, who was leading that day, as a fellow semi-retired UM pastor (every other week they switch between UM and Episcopal liturgy).

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July/August 2017

When I came here as an interim pastor three years ago, I noted how there wasn’t much of a view from the pastor’s study. Since then I’ve seen and overheard many who visit our Thrift Shop via that window. The interactions which happen in the Thrift Shop ministry are a metaphor for this congregation’s life and mission.

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May 2017

May 21 could be just another Sunday, except that in worship that day we will name and light candles for the nine persons murdered during a Bible study at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC on June 17, 2015. We will also dedicate to God’s gracious use a new Icon created by Pam Purdy to remember the “Emmanuel Nine”. The icon will be mailed to Mother Emmanuel Church the following day. Copies of it are also being sent to the victims’ families.

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January/February 2017

On the twelfth day of Christmas the Church celebrates Epiphany…marking the arrival of the magic at Bethlehem where they visited Joseph, Mary and the baby, offering the infant symbol – laden gifts. This visit was the first encounter between Gentiles and this Jewish child, symbolizing the appearance or manifestation of Jesus to the world….an epiphany.

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Worship Time

9:30 AM through May 29th
9:00 June 5th through Sept. 3rd
9:30 AM beginning Sept. 10th

Harwich UMC

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