The Fishermen’s House Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop re-opened for 2020 on February 12.  and we had a fantastic opening week!  We are very grateful for all of the hard work our volunteers put in.  Thank you!  Donation are now being accepted. 

The clothing and household goods shop is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 to 2.  We’re looking for a couple of people to help out with sales and pricing items.   Please contact Connie Swedlund at 508.760.4074 for further information.

The Furniture Barn needs some more people to staff it.  Weather permitting, the barn will be open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 to 2 beginning March 4.  We would like to open the barn on Fridays as well.  Do you have three hours to donate? 

Estate Sale Packing:  Many of the best things in our shop are unsold items from estate sales.  We’re looking for people who will be available to go to the estate and help us pack smaller items into boxes for transport. 

Estate Sale Pickups:  We also need people, men or women, young or old, grandparents or grandchildren, as long as they’re strong enough to load up furniture and boxed items.  We’re also looking for folks with trucks or larger cars to bring the items to the shop.

We’re compiling a list of people to phone when we need to put a pickup team together, sometimes with only a few days notice.  Pickups are usually on Sunday or Monday, sometimes with only a few days notice

New Note Cards

We are grateful to Bill Atcheson for the wonderful illustration he made of our historic church building that has now been used to create new note cards.  Bill was asked if he was interested in participating in this project and he immediately agreed.   Ruby Ackert-Herzig worked with Bill’s design to come up with delightful note cards that will be used in the church office, but are available to congregation members as well. 

Perhaps others would also like to send a note to a friend on this fine stationery?  It’s a fun way to help “spread the word” about SYUMC.  Each packet of five note cards is only $3.00.  If you’re interested in purchasing a packet or two, speak with Pastor John, call the church office, or see Vilma Johnson in the Parish Hall after Sunday worship. 

Thank you to Bill and Ruby for making these wonderful cards available to us all.


All are welcome to join the SUNday Eater OuterS for good food and fellowship at The Riverway Lobster House at  5:00 p.m. on March 29.   Please sign up if you plan to attend.  Margaret Rice hosts this month.  The restaurant is located at 1338 Route 28 in S. Yarmouth.

Opportunities to Remember

Bible Study
March 4 through April 15
12:30 & 7:00 PM
Our Historic Sanctuary
is open for prayer and meditation
Wednesdays, March 4 through April 8 
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  

Palm Sunday
April 5
10:00 a.m.  Service with Communion
Holy Thursday
April 9
6:00 p.m.   Service with Communion
Good Friday
April 10
Ecumenical Service St. David’s Episcopal Church
12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Evening Service in the Sanctuary of SYUMC
6:00 p.m.
Easter Morning!
Sunday, April 12
6:00 a.m.   Sunrise Service at the Bass River Beach Pier
8:30 a.m.   Easter Breakfast in the Parish Hall
9:30 a.m.   Easter Egg Hunt on the Church lawn
10:00 a.m.   Worship Service of the Resurrection in the Sanctuary!

Bay to Sound Neighbors

This volunteer-driven membership-based organization seeks to assist mid-life and older adults in Dennis and Yarmouth with the support they need to live independently at home.  

Most people would prefer to remain in their homes and communities as they age. However, staying put gets more complex as we grow older. We frequently find we need a little extra help doing the things we once did easily by ourselves.  

Bay to Sound a few examples of their services include:
Transportation to and from 
Medical & vet appointments
Visit a friend, go the library or a social event
Grocery shopping, hairdresser/barber
Technology assistance:  
PC and MAC computers and printers
Cell phone, tablet and TV remote set-up 
In-home projects/minor repairs:
Change smoke and carbon monoxide batteries
Change light bulbs or hang pictures 
Take out trash barrels 
Change smoke and carbon monoxide batteries
Change light bulbs or hang pictures 
Take out trash barrels 

You may not need Bay to Sound Neighbors yet, but you can get involved by becoming a volunteer.  You may devote as much or as little time as they choose.  

For further information, you may phone 508.470.0585, go to or www.baytosound  Annual membership fees are $250 for an individual and $375 for a household of two.  Waivers are available depending on income and needs.  

This article is included solely for informational purposes.  SYUMC does not endorse this organization.  

Yarmouth Senior Center expands Voyager Van service

The Voyager Van Service is now operational 7 days a week with an increase in the daily hours of operation. The demand for transportation is growing and they want to meet this challenge. One reason for their increased hours is because medical offices and labs are offering Saturday hours.  Other destinations include pharmacy trips, supermarkets, church services,cemetery visits, seaside festivals, Cultural Center events and Library activities to name a few. 

Call Ken Watson to schedule your ride at 508.394.7606 x 1331.

New Voyager Hours:  
Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 8 AM to 1 PM