Category Archives: Sunday Programs

Feb 25: “No Surrender” with Candace Perry

Sunday, February 25, 2024 10:00 AM

Join Nauset Fellowship in-person at Chapel in the Pines in Eastham on Sunday, February 25 at 10am as Candace Perry presents “NO SURRENDER” a short play which imagines what happens when a famous confederate statue is removed and General Lee pays a visit to a 2017 homeless encampment in New Orleans. All are welcome.

Candace Perry is a writer, teacher, and social justice activist who strives to change the world, one play at a time.  Over 40 of her short plays have been produced in the US and Ireland; her four full length plays have had readings, workshops and productions in New York and at Cape theaters; and a dozen of her short plays have been produced online.  She lives in Wellfleet with her husband, Charles Thibodeau.

Learn more at 10am on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at the Chapel in the Pines in Eastham.  Doors open at 9:30. Also on Zoom. Register here.

Feb 18: FCEN’s Lessons Learned: Becoming Climate-Engaged Activist

Sunday, February 18, 2024 10:00 AM

Join us to hear advocacy insights from the Faith Communities Environmental Network as Susan Starkey engages us in exploring three ongoing climate-related challenges: a proposed Machine Gun Range at Joint Base Cape Cod, the Offshore Wind industry’s growth off our shores, and a national effort to stop Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) from being developed and exported.  At the end of this discussion, you will have the opportunity to send handwritten letters to legislators.

Susan Starkey is a semi-retired Leadership coach who moved from Denver, CO in 2015, just in time to help mobilize faith communities to embrace the Paris Climate Accord. She is co-founder of the Faith Communities Environmental Network which has grownfrom two to forty-two members. FCEN is affiliated with the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative.

Learn more at 10am on Sunday, February 18, 2024 at the Chapel in the Pines in Eastham.  Doors open at 9:30. Also on Zoom. Register here.

Jan 28: Some Musical Variety with Michael Holt

Sunday, January 28, 2024 10 AM

Join us as Truro-based troubadour Michael Holt plays a variety of mostly original music ranging from jazz and classical on the keyboard to folk and pop on the guitar.

“Michael Holt writes an all-too-rare kind of music, in which sophistication is in the service of emotion. His personal, powerful songs are really smart, but you realize that only after you first experience them as intimate, direct, and deeply meaningful.”
— David Garland, WNYC, America’s most-listened-to public radio station

Michael Holt has toured North America and Europe twenty times and released ten albums of his music. Since 2022, he’s also been entertaining Cape audiences with the dance band Woof Woof Meow.

Learn more at 10am on January 28, 2024 at the Chapel in the Pines in Eastham.  Doors open at 9:30. 

Dec 31: Wiley Walk & Gathering

Sunday, December 31, 2023 10 AM

On Sunday, Dec 31, members and friends of Nauset Fellowship will meet at the Wiley Park parking lot at 10 a.m. to carry forward a tradition initiated by our recently deceased member and friend, Gail Hoffman.

Please feel free to join us whether you knew Gail or not. The walk can be as long or short as works for you. If you bring a canine friend to join us on the walk, please keep them on a leash.

We will gather back at the chapel before 11 a.m. to share hot chocolate, coffee or tea and treats to toast the new year!

From all of us at Nauset Fellowship we wish each of you a new year chock full of friendship, love, opportunities to be helpful, peace and pleasures galore!


Dec 24: Social Hour Gathering

Sunday, December 24, 2023 10 AM

ʻTis the season….and Christmas Eve morning we will gather for breakfast and hospitality at the Chapel. Bring some food to share if you like, and letʻs share our good will for all in this season when the light of days are becoming longer and winter is upon us. We can all bring the spirit of this special season to see us through the days and year to come as the light grows.

Dec 17: Shakespeare and Me – A Private Journey Made Public with Bill Salem

Sunday, December 17, 2023 10 AM

Join us as actor Bill Salem discusses how his experience performing Shakespeare’s words has deepened, with his own acting technique evolving to always searching first for Will’s journey as a playwright, then overlaying his own journey as an actor upon the character. Salem will perform several characters with some reflection about what they are saying and how they say it.  Salem has come to think of the Bard as his life coach.

Bill moved to New York City to become an actor and although things didn’t work out as he hoped, he took acting classes and was cast in many diverse roles while working as a teacher and librarian. He eventually located in Boston where he worked with the Public Theater, a Shakespeare Company, in many Shakespeare roles.  Here on the Cape he and his friend Rod Owens have presented a two-man program: now Bill wants to inhabit his own presentation.

Learn more at 10am on December 17, 2023 at the Chapel in the Pines in Eastham.  Doors open at 9:30. 

POSTPONED! Nov 26: Facts and Misconceptions about a Wild Dog – Eastern Coyote

Sunday, November 26, 2023 10:00 AM

Join us as Peter Trull educates us on the Eastern Coyote. It is important to learn about these magnificent animals that we all live with. Peter will give us the history of coyotes on Cape Cod, and discuss his years studying the interaction between coyotes and pets, wildlife and humans. Peter will also delve into the genetic makeup of the coyotes on Cape Cod – how much of it is wolf?

Peter Trull is a renowned Field Naturalist, Educator, Photographer, and Author who has been involved in research on plants, animals, habitats and ecosystems for about 40 years here on Cape Cod. In this program he will be speaking about the Eastern Coyote, the subject of his latest book.

Learn more at 10am on Sunday, November 26, 2023 at the Chapel in the Pines in Eastham.  Doors open at 9:30. Also on Zoom. Register here.

Nov 12: A Birthmother’s Journey

Sunday, November 12, 2023 10:00 AM

Recording available here:

Join us as Pat O’Brien shares a very personal story. Through pictures and poetry, Pat traces her journey to and in Nepal to meet her birth daughter, Nancy, for the first time.

Pat O’Brien is a Nauset Fellowship member and former teacher and clay artist. She served on theNational Board of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), and after teaching in New York, Los Angeles and Boston, worked on several peace and justice organizations over many years.

Learn more at 10am on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at the Chapel in the Pines in Eastham.  Doors open at 9:30. Also on Zoom. Register  here.

Oct 29: Edward Penniman of Eastham

Sunday, October 29, 2023 10:00 AM

Recording available here:

Join us as Susan Abbott tells us of the life of Captain Edward Penniman: one of the most successful whaling captains of the 19th century. He lived his entire life on Fort Hill in Eastham — except for the 22 years when he was sailing the globe in search of whales. In his retirement, he helped to found the Eastham Universalist Society and was chair of the building committee. Learn about Penniman’s whaling career, his innovative home, and how the design of the chapel echoes the historic house on Fort Hill.

Susan Abbott is an Eastham resident and president of the Nauset Light Preservation Society. Her in-laws, George and Rosemary Abbott, were members of the Nauset Fellowship and helped to spark Susan’s interest in Eastham history. She gives tours of the Penniman House as a volunteer for the Cape Cod National Seashore, and also guides tours of Eastham’s lighthouses.

Learn more at 10am on Sunday, October 29, 2023 at the Chapel in the Pines in Eastham.  Doors open at 9:30. Also on Zoom. Register  here.