Anshei Chesed offering Rosh Hashanah services
HYANNIS – Anshei Chesed Conservative Synagogue of Cape Cod will hold the following Rosh Hashanah services at the Holiday Inn, 1127 Iyannough Road (Route 132):
Erev Rosh Hashanah at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; and Rosh Hashanah at 9 a.m. and Mincha/Ma’ariv at 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
For more information, call 508-428-0015.
Temple plans holiday program for children
HYANNIS – Cape Cod Synagogue will offer a program on Rosh Hashanah for all preschool children and their parents, caregivers and siblings from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday at the temple, located at 145 Winter St. This program will celebrate the Jewish New Year with interactive song, story and craft.
Admission is free; synagogue membership is not required.
For more information, call 508-775-6091.
Beach service to mark the autumnal equinox
CENTERVILLE – South Congregational Church will hold a “Service of Prayer and Thanksgiving” to celebrate the fall equinox and the changing of the seasons at 6 p.m. Friday on Craigville Beach (Osterville side).
The service will involve poetry, prayer and scripture to give thanks for the summer and rejoice in the upcoming gifts of autumn. In case of rain, the service will be held in the church’s sanctuary, located at 565 Main St.
For more information, call 508-775-8332.
Northside slates series of fall Sunday services
BREWSTER – A new informal worship service, called “Java with Jesus,” will be offered at 8:20 a.m. Sundays Sept. 17 to Nov. 19 (except Oct. 22) in Fellowship Hall of Northside United Methodist Church, at 701 Airline Road.
This 30-minute service will follow a similar format as the church’s summer beach service and will include music, prayer, sharing of the “Good News,” as well as coffee, juice, bagels and muffins.
For more information, call 508-385-8622.
Blessing of animals service set Sept. 23
WEST YARMOUTH – The 30th annual “Blessing of the Animals” will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 23 on the front lawn of West Yarmouth Congregational Church, corner of Route 28 and Lewis Road.
All members of the community are invited to bring their well-behaved fluffy, furry, feathered or scaled pets. After a brief liturgy, each pet will be blessed individually through prayer by church pastor, the Rev. Chuck Soule.
Dogs should be on leash and cats in a carrier.
Church Women United holds annual assembly
HYANNIS – Church Women United of Cape Cod will hold its annual assembly beginning with registration at 9:45 a.m. Friday at the First Church of Christ Scientist, located at 94 Stevens St. The year’s theme is “Who is My Neighbor?”
Keynote speaker will be the Rev. Laura E. Everett, executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches.
The program will include worship and the opportunity to share thoughts on the morning’s topic and will conclude with lunch.
Registration, $10, and may be sent to: Marilyn Lariviere, 19 Stetson St., Hyannis, MA 02601; or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-776-6059.
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