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Julie & Denya: A Sunday Morning Concert

Sunday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m. 

Live at Chapel in the Pines, 220 Samoset Road, Eastham

All are welcome

Julie Charland and Denya Levine perform ancient and contemporary Irish songs, new and classic country favorites, sea shanties and lively jigs and reels, with a pinch of poetry and comedy. They play guitar, fiddle, Irish drum, and ukuleles. Their vocal harmonies on sea shanties and folk songs sparkle and inspire. This duo has a zest for life that is contagious!

Julie Charland is a Nashville recording artist, award-winning songwriter, and local folk and bluegrass musician with Toast And Jam.  Denya LeVine a full time musician who’s performed on Cape Cod and in southeastern Massachusetts with folk and ethnic bands for 35 years. 

 

 “Doing the Steps”: Edward Gorey’s Fascination with Dance

Sunday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m.  —-   This service will be held live in the chapel.

Famous as an illustrator, set and costume designer, as well as book artist, playwright and collector, Yarmouth Port artist Edward Gorey is also well-known in some circles as the man who attended the

New York City Ballet every night for 30 years between 1953 and 1983. Doing the Steps, on display now at the Edward Gorey House, looks at the influence that NYCB choreographer George Balanchine obviously had over Edward and how dance and movement came to permeate so much of Edward’s works. Gregory Hischak will review the highlights of Edward’s career, show examples from this year’s exhibit and discuss the importance of dance in Gorey’s body of work.

Gregory Hischak has been the Curator / Managing Director of the Edward Gorey House since 2013. He is a graphic designer, poet, and playwright—the recipient of a 2015 Mass Cultural Council Fellowship in dramatic writing. Hischak and his wife, Rachel, reside in the upper floors of the Edward Gorey House and, at this point, have yet to bump into Edward.

 

 

“Black Art Matters” with Robin and James Miller

Program for Sunday, April 24, 2022

While we’d probably all agree with the title of this Sunday’s program, “Black Art Matter,” let’s take some time to deepen our understanding of why they matter so much. Robin Joyce Miller and James W. Miller will share the video Black Art Matters: Master Artists Tell Our Story created with support from the Cotuit Center for the Arts as part of their BLM Series and lead a discussion afterwards. This presentation highlights the struggle that African American artists have had getting recognition for the incredible talent that they have displayed and the contributions they have made to the American cultural landscape.

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All are welcome. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Meeting platform will open at 9:30 for informal socializing. Program will begin promptly at 10:00.

Robin Joyce Miller retired from the NYC school system after a little more than 30 successful and joyous years of teaching. She was a special education teacher for the first half of her career and ended as a celebrated art educator. She is currently a resident artist at the Zion Union Heritage Museum in Hyannis, MA where her mixed media collage works of art are exhibited.  In 2018, Robin and her husband, James W. Miller, published The Faithful Journey – From Slavery to Presidency, a revised and more comprehensive edition of their first book, Rhythms of a Faithful Journey. Together, they perform and conduct Race Relationship workshops. The Milllers have residences in Bronx, NY and Marstons Mills, MA.

 

 

Spring Storytelling Circle out back the Chapel in the Pines

Sunday, April 17

Have you heard the Peepers?

https://youtu.be/-oSNzxN3kfo

Our Gathering allows a sharing of our joy and sadness coming into Spring 2022. If you are not at ease with personal disclosure, bring a poem, reading or momento to share. Food to share will also be appreciated. Deborah and Gail will set the tone. Friends of the fellowship and family members welcome. Weather permitting, this will be an outdoors event; masks optional.

Reporting from the Frontiers of Climate Change and Conservation: A Journalist’s Perspective by David Abel

Program for Sunday, April 10, 2022

David Abel will discuss his adventures as a reporter and documentary filmmaker. Abel’s films include “Gladesmen: The Last of the Sawgrass Cowboys,” about the government’s $16 billion effort to restore the Everglades, one of the planet’s most damaged ecosystems; “Sacred Cod,” about the historic collapse of the iconic cod fishery in New England; and, most recently, Entangled which chronicles the efforts to protect North Atlantic right whales from extinction. He is the host of a podcast about climate change called Climate Rising produced by Harvard Business School.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  Meeting platform will open at 9:30 for informal socializing. Program will begin promptly at 10:00. All are welcome.

David Abel has been a reporter for the Boston Globe since 1999. An award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker, he has covered war in the Balkans, unrest in Latin America, national security issues in Washington D.C., terrorism in Boston, and climate change and poverty throughout New England. Born and raised in New York City, Abel’s career started in Mexico City, where he wrote for an expatriate newspaper covering the nation’s social movements and economic woes. Before that, he spent a year in San Francisco, writing poetry, fiction, and articles for the Haight Ashbury Free Press.

 

 

 

“Green Eternal Growth” with Madhavi Venkatesan

Program for Sunday, March 13, 2022

Join us as Madhavi Venkatesan, economist and founder of Sustainable Practices, discusses the individual challenge and the collective potential of living within the environment. Our present economic system has promoted an implicit perspective that we control the environment but the speed of climate change is sufficient evidence that the environment, natural forces, the Earth have a balance of their own. The discussion will address the inconsistency between our present economic worldview and the attainment of sustainability.

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Madhavi Venkatesan is a faculty member in the Department of Economics at Northeastern University where her teaching and research focus is on aspects of sustainability, and the economic operationalization of sustainability. She is the editor-in-chief of Sustainability and Climate Change, a peer reviewed journal dedicated to timely multi-disciplinary research and discourse on issues on and related to sustainability and climate change. Prior to re-entering academics, Madhavi held senior level investor relations positions at three Fortune 250 insurers.

“Question Authority: The Radical Life and Times of Jessica Mitford” with Carla Kaplan

Program for Sunday, March 27, 2022

Carla Kaplan shares insights from her book-length study of social activist Jessica Mitford, “Queen of the Muckrakers.” Beginning with her 1963 blockbuster The American Way of Death –an exposé of the funeral industry’s exploitation of the poor–Mitford’s writing revived, and radicalized, Gilded Age ideas of civic responsibility in ways which continue to impact contemporary debates over social inequality, whistle blowing, and the ethics of writing. Kaplan shows us how Mitford’s life choices and intellectual insights are relevant today.

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All are welcome. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Meeting platform will open at 9:30 for informal socializing. Program will begin promptly at 10:00.

Carla Kaplan, lives mostly in Eastham and is a member of Nauset Fellowship. She is Davis Distinguished Professor of American Literature at Northeastern University, has published 7 books, including Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance and Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters, both New York Times Notable Books, as well as the definitive editions of Nella Larsen’s novels Passing and Quicksand. A Guggenheim and NEH “Public Scholar” Fellow, she has also held fellowships from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, the Hutchins Center for African and African American Studies, and elsewhere.

Lee Roscoe and Janet Robertson present “Water Spirits Colloquy”

Program for Sunday, March 20, 2022

Myth meets science as angry gods confront humans for their misdeeds to the waters of earth in “Water Spirits Colloquy,” the first of Lee Roscoe’s Four Plays for a Planet in Peril to become available for public viewing. As filmed by collaborator Janet Murphy Robertson during the COVID-19, this production uses a combination of green screen and outdoor/on-location filming sessions with the actors, self-filming and/or audio recording by the actors themselves, photography and video by our producer or licensed from others, and licensed music and sound effects. This sneak preview features performances by Tom Wolfson, Judith Partelow and Rod Owens.

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All are welcome. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Meeting platform will open at 9:30 for informal socializing. Program will begin promptly at 10:00.

A former Equity actor, New Yorker, and Yale Drama Series Finalist, Lee Roscoe now lives in Brewster. Her award-winning plays have been seen at the Living Theatre, NYC, Boston Playwrights Theater, Provincetown Theater, and heard on public radio stations in Boston, San Francisco and WOMR FM, which premiered “The Mooncusser’s Tale.” Roscoe is also a journalist and author whose newest book Wampanoag Art for the Ages, Traditional and Transitional will be released in spring summer of 2022.

Janet Murphy Robertson is the Executive Director and Founder of ArtistsAndMusicians.org, the producer of Shoestring Virtual Theater, as well as documentaries, stage plays, concerts, and other cultural events. Since landing on the Cape a decade ago, she has filmed and produced the documentary Icons of the Civil Rights Movement, spotlighting Pamela Chatterton-Purdy’s magnificent art exhibition of the same name. She is the documentarian for Zion Union Heritage Museum in Hyannis, MA. 

 “This Church Follows No Creed” with Bob Seay

Program for Sunday, February 27, 2022

Unlike many traditional churches, Nauset Fellowship has never had a pastor in the pulpit.  Since its founding in 1979, the fellowship has distinguished itself by having its own membership develop all its programming. Co-founder Bob Seay will describe why and how that process originated and how it has changed over the years. What might we learn from our own history? When does collaboration bring joy to our daily lives? When does it create community? What is the “work” we need to do to broaden our ability to be a resource and succor our neighbors in difficult times? What does the future look like for our evolving congregation? Please join us for this highly interactive program.

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All are welcome. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Meeting platform will open at 9:30 for informal socializing. Program will begin promptly at 10:00.

Bob Seay, Bob Seay is the transportation reporter and former host of Morning Edition for WGBH News. A broadcast journalist for over three decades, Bob worked for WOMR in Provincetown and for more than 15 years as the news and public affairs director at WQRC in Hyannis. Bob will share anecdotes and lead Sunday’s discussion. We especially hope that those who remember the late seventies and early eighties on the Outer Cape will join the meeting to share their stories. We also look forward to hearing the perspectives of those who have more recently joined us through our virtual offerings, sustainability potlucks, or anti-racism reading group.

 “Simply Perfect for Times Like These” with Pancheta Peterson

Program for Sunday, February 20, 2022

Poets and their poems are gifts—sometimes serious, often amazing. Poetry, such as that delivered by Amanda Gorman and Langston Hughes of the Harlem Renaissance, has carried us emotionally through these difficult times, reminding us of what others have successfully endured. Pancheta Peterson will share some poems she hopes will be encouraging, assuring us that we are stronger than we think, reminding us of the inner strength we all have been exhibiting.

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All are welcome. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Meeting platform will open at 9:30 for informal socializing. Program will begin promptly at 10:00.

Pancheta Peterson is Jamaican born and, as a teenager, arrived in Massachusetts where she finished high school and attended college.  For almost 50 years, she has been living on Cape Cod, where she has been actively trying to advance the opportunity of increased conversations between persons of different hues.  Her four children attended Nauset High and her husband was Lead Chef Instructor at Cape Cod Tech for years until his retirement.