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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.

APRIL 2017 NEWS LETTER

BREAKING NEWS 


Belonging to Each Other, Incorporated has been granted non-profit 501(c)3 status.  The approval date is: August 23, 2016.  Thanks to the law firm of Dunning, Kirrane, McNichols & Garner and Board President, Paul McCadam for all the work required to get this process completed.


FROM THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR -  Alan Burt

Belonging to Each Other is both a Concept and a Program. The Concept: BTEO contends that every community member deserves the respect, protection and resources of the larger community.

A supportive winter housing program was created in 2015, through fund raising efforts and coordination with health, housing and human service organizations. With the assistance of over 100 volunteers from both faith and non-faith communities, 27 men & women (8 at a time) were housed, fed and provided resources in motels during the winter months of January, February and March. By the end of the 2015/2016 winter program 19 of the 27 guests, 70% were helped into sustainable housing options. 

On December 1st, 2016 BTEO began its 2nd year of operation. A partnership was formed with a motel and 2 landlords. BTEO was able to provide housing and case management for 23 men and women (12 at a time). As in the previous year, many volunteers from the faith communities and other Falmouth residents provided friendship, food and transportation. With the assistance of our case managers our guests were helped to obtain needed health, housing and social services benefits. By the end of our program on March 31st, 2017, over 83% of our guests were helped into housing or a program.

In addition to the creation of an effective homeless Intervention program in Falmouth, BTEO can now serve as a model for other towns to create their own BTEO Programs. Ifeach of the 15 towns on Cape Cod provided a winter program for approximately 20 individuals like the Falmouth Program, this would provide an important resource for over 300 homeless individuals on Cape Cod during the winter months. With an approximate 70% housing outcome in each town, over 200 men and women would be helped into housing each winter. 

Individuals, faith based organizations, businesses and any other organizations are welcome to join in on the efforts of BTEO. If interested in learning more about BTEO please email Paul McCadam at pmccadam@gmail.com or bteofalmouth@gmail.com


FUNDRAISING EFFORTS

Standing Room Only at Benefit Concert for Falmouth's Homeless 
Three-Legged Dog, the Cape-based trio, played to a packed house on March 18 at St. Barnabas' parish hall in Falmouth. Billed as a coffeehouse venue, the benefit concert raised $5200, which will go toward Belonging to Each Other's (BTEO) work in providing temporary housing for Falmouth's homeless. 

OTHER NEWS
Companion Animal Program (CAP) Visits the Women's and Men's Houses After much planning and some unexpected cancellations, we were able to schedule one visit by two teams from the Companion Animal Program (CAP) to the men's and women’s houses.  It was a bitter cold night, but the warmth inside was wonderful as Moxie and Chowdah, pictured below, bonded with our guests and brought smiles to their faces. This venture was a first for both CAP and BTEO, and we have hopes to schedule again next season.

BOARD UPDATES

  • BTEO's first Annual Meeting will be held on May 15 at 6:00 p.m., St. Barnabas Church. 

  • Realtors Needed: We are looking for someone with Real Estate experience to assist the Board in finding rental properties (year round or winter only). Ideally, we would like a rental that is close to town and/or on a bus route. Please email Paul McCadam at pmccadam@gmail.com if you can help.

 

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 next winter, the team will continue to work throughout the summer 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 Wesley
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.

Newsletter - January 2017

 

BTEO NEW RENTAL
BTEO is now renting an additional property from the Falmouth Housing Corporation (FHC). In addition to reducing our housing expenses significantly for the remainder of the winter, this allows up to four homeless men to gain a measure of independent living and will help to establish more of a community feeling, just as we have in the women's house. Program Director Alan Burt announced at our BTEO General Meeting in January that all is going well at the newly acquired men's house in North Falmouth.

Four bed frames and mattresses were purchased by BTEO and, through the amazing generosity of our members and other neighbors in town, the house went from empty to fully functional and occupied in less than a week!  Food is being acquired from the Falmouth Service Center and meals are being prepared at the house. So, as with the women's house, daily delivery of dinner and breakfast is not required. Transportation challenges will increase given the change in location, but new volunteers for that role are being recruited, and DART passes will be purchased on a trial basis to see how much they may help.

Alan reported that one of the four women in our women's house has been placed in more permanent housing at Champs House in Hyannis.  Within 24 hours, FHC recommended a homeless woman who is working in Falmouth for our program.  Alan interviewed her and immediately placed her in the BTEO women's house -- a double success story for our program!

Our program is making a real difference in the lives of more than a dozen homeless Falmouth residents -- blessings to all the many volunteers and donors who are making this possible! Thanks to Ellie, Joe, Catriona, Paula and Karen for their efforts in making the guests at the men's house truly feel at home.

- Ed Curley, BTEO Board 

 UPCOMING FUNDRAISING EFFORTS - FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 7:00 p.m

Three Legged Dog  -  Benefit Concert

Plans are underway for the benefit concert by Three Legged Dog on Saturday, March, 18 at St Barnabas Social Hall.  Three-Legged Dog is today’s version of the string bands that existed all about the country in the Thirties and Forties, groups that played everything – old time mountain music, blues, ballads, devotional and dance music, jazz, pop tunes of the day – on acoustic instruments.  Suggested donation:  $15 payable at event.  
Reserved tables of 10 available in advance for $150.  Contact Fran Senner-Hurley if you are interested in reserving a table of 10.  We will need volunteers to set up, clean up, greet people, and provide baked goods and snacks.  To volunteer, contact Fran at fransennerhurley@yahoo.com.

 

OTHER NEWS - BOARD UPDATES

  • The 501 (c) 3 application has been submitted to the IRS!
  • Our first Annual Meeting will be held in May.  Date to be announced shortly. 

VOLUNTEER FAIR  volunteerfair-small.jpg

BTEO took place in the Volunteer Fair on Jan. 29, organized by Engage Falmouth, a grass roots organization formed this past fall. The fair showcased 30 local social service organizations. Visitors learned about volunteer opportunities available through the various organizations.

 STORIES FROM THE BTEO COMMUNITY

BTEO is grateful to all of our dedicated volunteers. This month we want to recognize two particular individuals who quickly responded to special requests. 

  • Thank you Dave Paton for connecting BTEO with the Falmouth Bike Lab.  We received a donated bike and two helmets from the Lab. Their volunteers are working on acquiring two more bikes for the men at the rental house.
  • Bill Borden finally found others to watch the Patriots with! Thank you Bill for driving the men to the Falmouth Cinema to watch the game on the big screen.

VOLUNTEER CORNER

DRIVERS NEEDED:  We are looking for additional volunteers to give our guests rides. The driver needs are mostly on the weekends and Thursday afternoons.  Other times also require drivers.  Email Karen crichtonk@msn.com if you can help.

If you are interested in Volunteering please contact a committee chair

Food:   Paula Donahue  pauladdonahue@gmail.com

Transportation:   Karen Crichton  crichtonk@msn.com

Development:  Fran Senner-Hurley fransennnerhurley@yahoo.com

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.

News 2016 - A grant from Falmouth Human Services, just awarded to Housing Assistance Corporation in collaboration with Belonging to Each Other will be used to pay for case management this year including Alan Burt LICSW, for the men and two licensed women case managers associated with HAC. This is wonderful news for our community organization and soon we ourselves will be a Non-profit 501-C 3. We will be housing four women at a time in a rented home. The men will be housed, ideally, in another winter rental home. BTEO is seeking a seasonal homeowner who finds in their heart a desire to make their otherwise empty house available to Falmouth neighbors without warm shelter this coming winter. The critical housing shortage in Falmouth as throughout the Cape is particularly poignant in the winter months when we drive by countless empty homes. Meals and transportation will continue to be provided for by our BTEO volunteers. St Barnabas is recruiting volunteers now. Please call the office or email. BTEO will be paying for the housing through our continued fund raising. Response to our letter to past donors has received immediate response. Thank you! Various fund raising events are on the calendar: yoga classes, family pumpkin painting, community scarf making in October. BTEO will have a table at the Alternative Gift Market Nov 12 and 13. Checks may be made out to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, P.O.Box 203 Falmouth, MA 02541, memo Belonging to Each Other
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