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Through Jesus, God redeems our stories and creates new ones. We'd love to show you who Jesus is.

St. Barnabas welcomes all people. We are part of the welcoming churches of Cape Cod--so no matter who you are--we welcome you. We care about each other, our community and deepening our faith.

Our Sunday Schedule

8:00 a.m. | Eucharist Rite I

9:30 a.m. Sunday School

10:00 a.m. | Eucharist Rite II with choir
Nursery Care is available for this service.

Sunday School Children start in the Parish Hall at 9:30 and join us in the Church for the Eucharist.

We're located in Falmouth on Cape Cod.

From the Bourne Bridge, follow Route 28 to Falmouth Center, follow signs to Main Street. We are the large stone church located on the south side of the Village Green.

Our Sunday Schedule

8:00 a.m. | Eucharist Rite I

9:30 a.m. Sunday School

10:00 a.m. | Eucharist Rite II with choir
Nursery Care is available for this service.

Sunday School Children start in the Parish Hall at 9:30 and join us in the Church for the Eucharist.

We're located in Falmouth on Cape Cod.

From the Bourne Bridge, follow Route 28 to Falmouth Center, follow signs to Main Street. We are the large stone church located on the south side of the Village Green.

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Homeless Ministry

Belonging To Each Other 

Belonging to Each Other is a Falmouth Community Organization that provides temporary housing and
loving support to our homeless neighbors during the winter months.

October 2017

CURRENT NEWS

We will have two rental homes for our third winter season, which will run from12/1/17 thru 3/31/18 One for homeless men and one for homeless women.  And we are delighted that Alan Burt, our licensed social worker, is returning as Program Director. He will be ably supported by volunteer Catriona Purdy.

With our guests in homes with kitchens, the need for delivered hot prepared meals will be greatly reduced. Given that, we are re-thinking our committee structure to best support our clients. Both the Transportation and Food Committees will meet at 5 pm before the start of our next BTEO General Meeting, which will take place on Monday October 16th at 6pm at St. Barnabas. 

Sonya Wargo reports that the First Congregational Church’s Youth assembled “dignity bags” during their Summer Camp program. These will be distributed to our guests and include essential self-care items.

BTEO is a now a member of the Chamber of Commerce. The BTEO Board will be meeting with the staff and detectives of the Falmouth Police Dept. on November 1st to build relationships. The chief has agreed to regular meetings with BTEO.


Our next meeting will be at 6pm on October 16, with Committee meetings beforehand at 5pm.

FUNDRAISING EFFORTS 

While our season for assisting Falmouth's homeless runs from December 1 through March 31, the Development Team continued to work throughout the other eight months of the year!  And it was a very active off-season!

GRANTS
We were fortunate to be awarded two grants this summer: One from Beth Israel Senior Citizens Housing, Inc. (BISCHI) for the purchase of computer equipment for our two rental houses, and one from the Falmouth Rotary Club for program expenses.  Having computers and printers available for our clients to complete benefit applications, and search and apply for jobs is so important.  And the additional funds to cover the cost of housing means the world to us.  We are so grateful to both organizations for their support.
FALL 50 ROAD RACE     
We had the opportunity to volunteer, have fun, and earn money for BTEO!  For the August Falmouth Road Race we handed out runner numbers over 3 days, covering 27 shifts.  On Saturday September 30th 20 people volunteered at the finish line at Craigville Beach at the first annual Fall 50 Cape Cod 50 mile Relay Race.  Thanks to all our amazing volunteers!  These two events brought in $1900 from the corporate sponsor of the races, NuBalance. We so appreciate this corporation giving back to our community!

FALL FUNDRAISING LETTER
For the first time BTEO is conducting a matching funds campaign!  Our letter of appeal went out at the end of September letting our generous friends and donors know that we have $3000 in matching funds from three donors.  Since that time two additional donors have come forward with another $1000!  With a total of $4000 in matching funds, over six weeks from October 1 through November 11, we have the opportunity to bring in $8000!  This information would be great to pass along on Facebook along with BTEO's mailing address.  Friends and family are often happy to pitch in.

ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT:  Stay tuned!  We will be announcing our 2018 fundraising event soon.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

ALTERNATIVE GIFT MARKET
We are very pleased that Belonging to Each Other has been invited  again to participate in the Upper Cape Alternative Gift Market (AGM). This annual community event, sponsored by a coalition of seven Falmouth congregations, promotes alternative giving and raises funds for local and international nonprofit organizations.  We need volunteers to help at our table on November 11th and 12th, from 11:00 - 3:00. Please contact Paula Beckerle at paula.beckerle@alumni.umass.edu  if you can help for a 1 hour shift.
 

CHRISTMAS TREE AND WREATH SALE     
The Waquoit Congregational Church has invited BTEO to partner with them, and share in the proceeds, for their first Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale the weekends of November 25 & 26 and again on December 2 & 3. Hours will be 9-6 on both Saturdays and 11-5 on both Sundays to accommodate church services and available parking.  We need a total of 10 volunteers, 3 for each Saturday, and 2 for each Sunday, in 3.5 hour shifts. The Church will do a lot of publicity on this so in addition to cash proceeds, we will gain name recognition. The church youth group and a youth organization will do the heavy lifting. BTEO volunteers will sell trees and wreaths. If you can volunteer 3.5 hours of your time for this, please contact Fran Senner-Hurley, fransennerhurley@yahoo.comIf you are interested in reserving a tree or wreath during the October pre-sale period, please contact Fran Senner-Hurley.



 

STORIES FROM THE GENERUS BTEO COMMUNITY


Fran Senner-Hurley shared this story: "I just spent about 20 minutes on the phone with the Mom of a 12 years old boy who got a $25 Visa gift card for his birthday. He saw the BTEO concert flyer along with the number for Falmouth Jewish Congregation in case of storm cancellation. After he and his Mom got over the surprise of learning there are homeless in Falmouth, he decided he wanted to donate his gift card to help the homeless. And his Mom is going to do a cash match! There are so many good people in our community."

 

VOLUNTEER CORNER

  • The Development Team Needs Your Help: while our housing program is seasonal, Fundraising is year round. In order to be well prepared for this winter, the team will continue to work throughout the year on new fundraising ideas. We could use more helpers.   It would be wonderful to have at least one person from each congregation represented in our fundraising efforts.  If you are interested please send an email to Fran Senner-Hurley at fransennnerhurley@yahoo.com.
  • The very successful season for BTEO is because of the devoted volunteers from the Falmouth community and beyond. We would like to acknowledge the many faith groups that have participated this year:

Christ Lutheran, Falmouth Jewish Congregation, First Congregational, John WesleyMethodist, St. Anthony's, St. Barnabas, 
Unitarian Universalist, Waquoit Congregational

Support Falmouth's Efforts
Donations can be made by check, payable to Belonging To Each Other

Mail To:
Belonging To Each Other
P.O. Box 343
FalmouthMA 02541

Copyright © 2017 Belonging To Each Other, All rights reserved.

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