Announcements November 17 – 23

PLEASE NOTE:  Our Saturday service has moved to our winter hour: 4 p.m., continuing through and including Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Sunday, November 18:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We continue working our way through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.  This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+.  No homework required!  Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, November 18:  The Book Discussion Group – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will finish the last four chapters of Accidental Saints. There will be no meeting Sunday November 25. Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, November 18What is a LABYRINTH? – in the Parish Hall at 12 Noon. Nathan Wiles will be giving a talk about labyrinths and their place in our world.

Monday, November 19:  DECEMBER Together deadlineAll questions and article contributions should be directed to  Sue Sasso by email at susansasso@hotmail.com or contact her at 860-614-1341 (cell).

Friday, November 23 & Saturday, November 24:  SAVE THE DATES – 41st ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE – Come and support this important CHS fund raising event.  EXTRA HELPING HANDS AT THIS EVENT ARE REALLY NEEDED … WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PREPARE THE LOBSTER ROLLS, SERVE SOUP and SELL TICKETS AT THE DOOR. Contact Rick and Ann Paris at 508-255-3583 or rdparis@his.com if you are willing to take one or more 2-Hour Shifts. On the job training will be provided.

Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, December 2:  FIRST FRUITS HOLIDAY SALE – In the Parish Hall 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday and 9 am to 12 Noon on Sunday. Do you need a holiday centerpiece, mantel swag or a small arrangement to take as a hostess gift or to a shut in? Do you enjoy home made Christmas cookies? Then come to the CHS First Fruits Holiday Sale! Lovely arrangements made from fresh cut greens with embellishments, Cookie Trays, Gift Baskets and more!  Interested in helping us make arrangements? Contact Sue Sasso at 860-614-1341.

Church School NewsSunday, December 2:  ADVENT WREATH-MAKING from 9:45 am to 11 am in the Gathering Room. Bring greens if you can. Friday, December 7:  ASSEMBLING GINGERBREAD HOUSES at 5:30 pm in the Kitchen. Saturday, December 8:  PAGEANT REHEARSAL at 5 pm in the Church and PIZZA & GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Sunday, December 9:  SALE OF GINGERBREAD HOUSES in the Parish Hall during Coffee Hour.

Thursday, December 6:  Ladies Luncheon – Our December meeting will fall on December 6, and we hope to see you all there.  It is a busy month, so mark your calendars now and plan to join us at 12 noon in the Parish Hall.  Bring a sandwich to share and a yearning to sing in the season.  Dilys will lead the way on the piano. The December committee:  1/2 and 1/2 and lemon – Jane Affleck; our dearly loved chips – Ginny Lucil; paper goods – Gayle Binney-Sterne; Juice and table decorations: Fay Cole.

THE GIVING TREE IS UP in the reception room. This year we are purchasing gifts for families of the Homeless Prevention Council and the Safe Harbor domestic violence shelter. Stop by the reception area and pick a dove from the tree and an instruction sheet on your way to the Parish Hall after the service today or at any time the office is open during the week. Remember to return your dove with your gifts ASAP as we must have all the gifts for delivery by DECEMBER 9. Call Brooke Eaton-Skea at 774–3453 or email brookeskea@gmail.com. Thank you!

CHS Artist:  The featured artist for November is Janet Winter. Janet has been doing artwork all her life – happily progressing from Crayolas to oil, watercolors, ink and colored pencils.  She has won a number of awards and enjoyed several one-woman museum shows.  Janet has written and illustrated three Christmas books for children. Although now retired from commercial work, Janet continues to create colored pencil illustrations for cards and prints. A sign up sheet for 2019 is in the Gallery. Contact Sharyn at artoff@comcast.net or 508-255- 7277.

NATIVITY DISPLAY:  December is around the corner and once again we would like to fill the gallery area with special crèches.  I hope some members of the congregation will consider adding their own favorite nativity set to the display. Do you have a nativity set with a meaningful story behind it? Perhaps it is something from your childhood….or perhaps it is handcrafted, or maybe a souvenir from a trip to another land? A gift from someone dear? Please call me at 508-896-5634 or email me at csamurray@mac.com and let me know if you have something to add to make this year’s array even more special. It would be helpful to have your contribution by November 29. Thank you, Cynthia Murray

FREE SHOP:  The leaves will be falling soon and turning color.  Your Winter clothing donations will be most welcomed. No more summer clothes, please! We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Have you checked out the Galley West shop recently? It’s a one of a kind shop with many wonderful items for sale. The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Thank you, Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  The Health topic for November is Diabetes. Questions: Do you know there are several types of diabetes? Do you know which type of diabetes is the most common? Do you know the signs and symptoms of diabetes? Find the answers at the health table on Sundays in November or on the desk in the Reception area. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING: SOARING EAGLE – The popular annual Nauset Interfaith Thanksgiving Service this year will feature a talk by the Medicine Man of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Soaring Eagle, otherwise known as Earl Cash Jr. The theme will be giving thanks and caring for God’s gift of Mother Earth. Hope to see you at Eastham United Methodist Church at 2 pm on Sunday, November 18.  Come early, we expect a capacity crowd!

 

 

Announcements November 10 – 16

THIS COMING Wednesday, November 14:  MEMORIAL LABYRINTH WALK – 5 pm in the Parish Hall. Many of us have lost those we love and have experienced other losses in our lives. This year we will  meet in the Parish Hall at 5 pm for prayers and an opportunity to name those we pray for. For those who are able, we will walk the labyrinth in their memory. There will be companions to walk with those who might need some assistance. All are invited to come and walk or to just be there in prayer. Gail Smith+

PLEASE NOTE:  Our Saturday service has moved to our winter hour: 4 p.m., continuing through and including Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Sunday, November 11:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We continue working our way through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.  This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+.  No homework required!  Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, November 11:  The Book Discussion Group – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We continue reading, “Accidental Saints” by Nadia Bolz-Weber. Brian and Brooke Skea

Saturday, November 17:  CREATING OUR OWN LABYRINTH – 8:30 am to 4 pm in the Church. We will be creating our own small labyrinth with the help of labyrinth creator Nathan Wiles.  The labyrinth will then be used by our Church School and others for special walks. This is a rare opportunity and we will need volunteers to help with the process.  If you are interested, please contact Gail Smith: caperev@aol.com or Jack Gentile:  jgentile39@me.com.

Monday, November 19:  DECEMBER Together deadlineAll questions and article contributions should be directed to  Sue Sasso by email at susansasso@hotmail.com or contact her at 860-614-1341 (cell).

Friday, November 23 & Saturday, November 24:  SAVE THE DATES – 41st ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE – Come and support this important CHS fund raising event.  EXTRA HELPING HANDS AT THIS EVENT ARE REALLY NEEDED … WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PREPARE THE LOBSTER ROLLS, SERVE SOUP and SELL TICKETS AT THE DOOR. Contact Rick and Ann Paris at 508-255-3583 or rdparis@his.com if you are willing to take one or more 2-Hour Shifts. On the job training will be provided.

CHURCH SCHOOL – It’s time to sign up for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany events and activities online or on the sign-up boards in the Gathering Room. Our first event will be Advent Wreath-Making in the Gathering Room on 1 Advent, Sunday December 2. Those who don’t wish to perform in the Pageant or the Trope may work on PROPS this year! Last night the Youth Group created the paper doves that will soon hang on the Giving Tree.  Stay tuned for more information on this and all other events!

CHS Artist:  The featured artist for November is Janet Winter. Janet has been doing artwork all her life – happily progressing from Crayolas to oil, watercolors, ink and colored pencils.  She has won a number of awards and enjoyed several one-woman museum shows.  Janet has written and illustrated three Christmas books for children. Although now retired from commercial work, Janet continues to create colored pencil illustrations for cards and prints. A sign up sheet for 2019 is in the Gallery. Contact Sharyn at artoff@comcast.net or 508-255- 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The leaves will be falling soon and turning color.  Your Winter clothing donations will be most welcomed. No more summer clothes, please! We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Have you checked out the Galley West shop recently? It’s a one of a kind shop with many wonderful items for sale. The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Thank you, Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  The Health topic for November is Diabetes. Questions: Do you know there are several types of diabetes? Do you know which type of diabetes is the most common? Do you know the signs and symptoms of diabetes? Find the answers at the health table on Sundays in November or on the desk in the Reception area. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY – KNITTERS NEEDED – Our pastoral visitors take the shawls to homes, nursing homes and hospitals after they have been blessed at one of our Eucharistic services. We also knit baby blankets for newborns. There is no right or wrong way to create these shawls of love and care but we do request that they be approximately 24” by 60” in size (though baby blankets are much smaller!) If you can help, please call Sandy Marshall at 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

IF YOU UNLOCK IT – YOU MUST LOCK IT!  It has come to our attention that very often doors around the campus have been left unlocked during times when we are closed. LOCK ALL DOORS WHEN YOU LEAVE ANY AREA THAT YOU ARE USING AFTER HOURS!

INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING: SOARING EAGLE – The popular annual Nauset Interfaith Thanksgiving Service this year will feature a talk by the Medicine Man of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Soaring Eagle, otherwise known as Earl Cash Jr. The theme will be giving thanks and caring for God’s gift of Mother Earth. Hope to see you at Eastham United Methodist Church at 2 pm on Sunday, November 18.  Come early, we expect a capacity crowd!

CONSTANT CONTACT:  Here at the Church of the Holy Spirit we occasionally send out a Constant Contact email blast. What is a Constant Contact email blast? Simply put, it is an email that goes out to hundreds of parishioners at the exact same time. To keep everyone informed, we need to always have your current email address on file. So, if you change your email address, please let the office know! Our contact info: office@chsorleans.org or  508-255-0433.

 

 

 

Announcements November 3 – 9

Wednesday, November 14:  MEMORIAL LABYRINTH WALK – 5 pm in the Parish Hall. Many of us have lost those we love and have experienced other losses in our lives. This year we will  meet in the Parish Hall at 5 pm for prayers and an opportunity to name those we pray for. For those who are able, we will walk the labyrinth in their memory. There will be companions to walk with those who might need some assistance. All are invited to come and walk or to just be there in prayer. Gail Smith+

PLEASE NOTE:  Remember to turn your clocks back this Saturday evening, November 3 as we “Fall back”!  Our Saturday service has moved to our winter hour: 4 p.m. continuing through and including Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Sunday, November 4:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We continue working our way through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.  This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+.  No homework required!  Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, November 4:  YOUTH BREAKFAST  – Please join us after the 10 am service in the Parish Hall for another wonderful brunch prepared & served by our youth group.

Sunday, November 4:  The Book Discussion Group – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will continue reading, “Accidental Saints” by Nadia Bolz-Weber reading chapters 10, 11 and 12. Brian and Brooke Skea

Thursday, November 8:  LADIES LUNCHEON 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. We’re meeting on the SECOND Thursday in November. The committee for the November lunch is:  Centerpieces, Gail Binney-Sterne; Paper products, Barbara Mahoney; Chips, Ginny Lucil; Serving help, Sue Stevens; lemon and 1/2 and 1/2, Jane Affleck; and Dessert, Rev. Klondike. Come join us! Please bring a sandwich to share and unused Christmas cards. The Free Shop can always use them this time of year.

Saturday, November 17:  CREATING OUR OWN LABYRINTH – 8:30 am to 4 pm in the Church. We will be creating our own small labyrinth with the help of labyrinth creator Nathan Wiles.  The labyrinth will then be used by our Church School and others for special walks. This is a rare opportunity and we will need volunteers to help with the process.  If you are interested, please contact Gail Smith: caperev@aol.com or Jack Gentile:  jgentile39@me.com.

Friday, November 23 & Saturday, November 24:  SAVE THE DATES – 41st ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE – Come and support this important CHS fund raising event.  EXTRA HELPING HANDS AT THIS EVENT ARE REALLY NEEDED … WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PREPARE THE LOBSTER ROLLS, SERVE SOUP and SELL TICKETS AT THE DOOR. Contact Rick and Ann Paris at 508-255-3583 or rdparis@his.com if you are willing to take one or more 2-Hour Shifts. On the job training will be provided.

DECEMBER Together deadline:  Monday NOVEMBER 19TH.   All questions and article contributions should be directed to  Sue Sasso by email at susansasso@hotmail.com or contact her at 860-614-1341 (cell).

CHS Artist:  The featured artist for November is Janet Winter. Janet has been doing artwork all her life – happily progressing from Crayolas to oil, watercolors, ink and colored pencils.  She has won a number of awards and enjoyed several one-woman museum shows.  Janet has written and illustrated three Christmas books for children. Although now retired from commercial work, Janet continues to create colored pencil illustrations for cards and prints. A sign up sheet for 2019 is in the Gallery. Contact Sharyn at artoff@comcast.net or 508-255- 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The leaves will be falling soon and turning color.  Your FALL clothing donations will be most welcomed. No more summer clothes, please! We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Have you checked out the Galley West shop recently? It’s a one of a kind shop with many wonderful items for sale. The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Thank you, Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  The Health topic for November is Diabetes. Questions: Do you know there are several types of diabetes? Do you know which type of diabetes is the most common? Do you know the signs and symptoms of diabetes? Find the answers at the health table on Sundays in November or on the desk in the Reception area. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY – KNITTERS NEEDED – Our pastoral visitors take the shawls to homes, nursing homes and hospitals after they have been blessed at one of our Eucharistic services. We also knit baby blankets for newborns. There is no right or wrong way to create these shawls of love and care but we do request that they be approximately 24” by 60” in size (though baby blankets are much smaller!) If you can help, please call Sandy Marshall at 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

IF YOU UNLOCK IT – YOU MUST LOCK IT!  It has come to our attention that very often doors around the campus have been left unlocked during times when we are closed. LOCK ALL DOORS WHEN YOU LEAVE ANY AREA THAT YOU ARE USING AFTER HOURS!

INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING: SOARING EAGLE – The popular annual Nauset Interfaith Thanksgiving Service this year will feature a talk by the Medicine Man of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Soaring Eagle, otherwise known as Earl Cash Jr. The theme will be giving thanks and caring for God’s gift of Mother Earth. Hope to see you at Eastham United Methodist Church at 2 pm on Sunday, November 18.  Come early, we expect a capacity crowd!

 

 

Announcements October 27 – November 2

PLEASE NOTE:  Remember to turn your clocks back NEXT Saturday evening, November 3 as we “Fall back”!  Our Saturday service will move to our winter hour: 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 3 through and including Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Sunday, October 28:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We have resumed our series, working our way through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.  This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+.  No homework required!  Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Holiday Bazaar Food Table WORKSHOPS:  Join Cynthia Murray & Cris Harter in the Parish Hall kitchen on Tuesday, October 30 at 1 pm (corrected date) and help us make items that we will package and sell at the bazaar Food Table. Supplies to make items will be provided… we just need YOU! Sign up sheets are on the Reception Desk and in the Reception Room. Needed: large sized mason jars!  If you have any to donate, please bring them in. Questions? Cynthia: csamurray@mac.com or Cris: cmhcmhcmh@comcast.net.

Saturday, November 3:  HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 9 am to 3 pm. YOU can help make this a successful fund raising event by donating homemade food items, special homemade cookies for the Cookie Walk , used jewelry, better used books and elegant white elephant items. Drop off at CHS starting Thursday November 1. PLEASE REFER TO SPECIAL FLYER FOR WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT THIS FUND RAISING EVENT. Volunteer sign up sheets are in Reception Room and Parish Hall. Come and enjoy the bazaar – bring family & friends – Lunch room open 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Thursday, November 8:  LADIES LUNCHEON 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. We’re meeting on the SECOND Thursday in November, because so many of us are involved with the Christmas Bazaar. The committee for the November lunch is:  Centerpieces, Gail Binney-Sterne; Paper products, Barbara Mahoney; Chips, Ginny Lucil; Serving help, Sue Stevens; lemon and 1/2 and 1/2, Jane Affleck; and Dessert, Rev. Klondike. Come join us!  Bring a sandwich to share and a smile. Bring unused Christmas cards. The Free Shop can always use them this time of year.

Sunday, October 28:  The Book Discussion Group – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will continue reading, “Accidental Saints” by Nadia Bolz-Weber reading chapters 7, 8 and 9. Brian and Brooke Skea

Parking Lot Safety:  We’ve noticed that we have more people ignoring our “Exit Only” and “Entrance Only” signs, and driving in the exit. This is a real concern, and could result in a serious accident. So let’s look out for one another and “keep with the flow”!

CHS Artist:  This month’s exhibit is from the Family Diversity Project & Brooke Eaton-Skea. The Family Diversity Project has created this month’s exhibit entitled “Love Makes a Family” and other traveling  photo-text exhibits, books, and curricula to help eliminate prejudice, stereotyping, bullying, and harassment of people who are discriminated against due to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, national origin, religion, and disabilities of all kinds. A sign up sheet for 2019 is posted in the Gallery. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The leaves will be falling soon and turning color.  Your FALL clothing donations will be most welcomed. No more summer clothes, please! We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Have you checked out the Galley West shop recently? It’s a one of a kind shop with many wonderful items for sale. The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Thank you, Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  October is domestic violence month. This is not an easy subject to discuss or hear about, but one we all need to be aware of. Can you identify elder abuse? Please stop by our table to learn more. Additionally, on Sunday October 14 from 11:30-12 Noon, we have a speaker coming to share information and insights. Chris Morin will join us in the Parish Hall, please come for this short but important presentation.

Friday, November 23 & Saturday, November 24:  SAVE THE DATES – 41st ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE – Come and support this important CHS fund raising event.  EXTRA HELPING HANDS AT THIS EVENT ARE REALLY NEEDED WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PREPARE THE LOBSTER ROLLS, SERVE SOUP and SELL TICKETS AT THE DOOR. Contact Rick and Ann Paris at 508-255-3583 or rdparis@his.com if you are willing to take one or more 2-Hour Shifts. On the job training will be provided. They will answer your questions and provide you a list of  tasks.

INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING: SOARING EAGLE – The popular annual Nauset Interfaith Thanksgiving Service this year will feature a talk by the Medicine Man of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Soaring Eagle, otherwise known as Earl Cash Jr. The theme will be giving thanks and caring for God’s gift of Mother Earth. Hope to see you at Eastham United Methodist Church at 2 pm on Sunday, November 18.  Come early, we expect a capacity crowd!

IF YOU UNLOCK IT – YOU MUST LOCK IT!  It has come to our attention that very often doors around the campus have been left unlocked during times when we are closed. LOCK ALL DOORS WHEN YOU LEAVE ANY AREA THAT YOU ARE USING AFTER HOURS!

 

Announcements October 20 – 26

ALL SAINTS SERVICE – Remembrance Forms (Green form) – The ushers will have these forms available this weekend (October 20 & 21). If you would like to have your loved one remembered at our All Saints Service November 4, please fill out the form and place it in the offering plate.  Deadline, Tuesday – October 23.

INQUIRERS CLASS:  Led by Adam+ and Gail+, will be held on Wednesday, October 24, at 5:30 pm, in the church.  This is the last of three sessions and are open to all, newcomers and those who’ve been around for a while! This series provides a brief, interactive overview of the Episcopal Church; who we are, what we do and believe. No homework; just come. Sessions will conclude at 6:40.

The Third Quarter Pledge Statements are in the Reception Room. Please pick yours up and help us save postage.

Sunday, October 21:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We have resumed our series, working our way through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.  This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+.  No homework required!  Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

SPECIAL LABYRINTH WALK in remembrance of Matthew Shepherd and all others who have lost their lives or who have been harmed for being who they are. Friday, October 26 at 10 am and Saturday, October 27 from 9 am to 12 Noon In the Parish Hall.

Holiday Bazaar Food Table WORKSHOPS:  Join Cynthia Murray & Cris Harter in the Parish Hall kitchen on Tuesday, October 30 at 1 pm (corrected date) and help us make items that we will package and sell at the bazaar Food Table. Supplies to make items will be provided… we just need YOU! Sign up sheets are on the Reception Desk and in the Reception Room. Needed: large sized mason jars!  If you have any to donate, please bring them in. Questions? Cynthia: csamurray@mac.com or Cris: cmhcmhcmh@comcast.net.

Saturday, November 3:  HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 9 am to 3 pm. YOU can help make this a successful fund raising event by donating homemade food items, special homemade cookies for the Cookie Walk (2″ size preferred), used jewelry, better used books and elegant white elephant items. Drop off at CHS starting Thursday November 1. We will rely on donations of baked goods and other food items such as jam, jelly, chutneys, pickles, candy. Please label your donations and also be clear if items have nuts. If you can make items to sell but want help packaging them for sale, bring your donations to the church starting on Thursday November 1 and we will handle the packaging for you. Come and enjoy the bazaar – bring family & friends – Lunch room open 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Volunteer sign up sheets are in Reception and Parish Hall.

Sunday, October 21:  The Book Discussion Group – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will continue reading, “Accidental Saints” by Nadia Bolz-Weber reading chapters 4, 5 and 6. Brian and Brooke Skea

Friday, October 19: THE GARDEN PARTY – 9 am to 12 Noon.  Please help us put our gardens to rest for the winter. Thank you to all who have helped us keep our gardens and grounds lovingly maintained. Coffee, Water & Donut holes will be provided. Gilbert Merritt

CHS Artist:  This month’s exhibit is from the Family Diversity Project & Brooke Eaton-Skea. The Family Diversity Project has created this month’s exhibit entitled “Love Makes a Family” and other traveling  photo-text exhibits, books, and curricula to help eliminate prejudice, stereotyping, bullying, and harassment of people who are discriminated against due to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, national origin, religion, and disabilities of all kinds. A sign up sheet for 2019 is posted in the Gallery. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The leaves will be falling soon and turning color.  Your FALL clothing donations will be most welcomed. No more summer clothes, please! We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  October is domestic violence month. This is not an easy subject to discuss or hear about, but one we all need to be aware of. Can you identify elder abuse? Please stop by our table to learn more. Additionally, on Sunday October 14 from 11:30-12 Noon, we have a speaker coming to share information and insights. Chris Morin will join us in the Parish Hall, please come for this short but important presentation.

Friday, November 23 & Saturday, November 24:  SAVE THE DATES – HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE – It’s hard to believe that our plans are underway for the 41st Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 23, from 10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 24, from 10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall. There will be 25 dealers from the New England area offering you a wide range of choice antiques to choose from. We hope you will be a PATRON of this special tradition at The Church of the Holy Spirit by responding to the letter you received. Monies raised support our parish programs.  Questions? Wish to volunteer? Contact Debbie Meguerdichian at (508) 255-8819.

INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING: SOARING EAGLE – The popular annual Nauset Interfaith Thanksgiving Service this year will feature a talk by the Medicine Man of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Soaring Eagle, otherwise known as Earl Cash Jr. The theme will be giving thanks and caring for God’s gift of Mother Earth. Hope to see you at Eastham United Methodist Church at 2 pm on Sunday, November 18.  Come early, we expect a capacity crowd!

 

 

Announcements October 13 – 19

ALL SAINTS SERVICE – Remembrance Forms (Green form)
The ushers will have these forms available this weekend (October 13 & 14) and next weekend (October 20 & 21). If you would like to have your loved one remembered at our All Saints Service November 4, please fill out the form and place it in the offering plate.  Deadline, Tuesday – October 23.

INQUIRERS CLASSES:  Led by Adam+ and Gail+, will be held on Wednesdays, October 17, and 24, at 5:30 pm, in the church.  Sessions are open to all, newcomers and those who’ve been around for a while! This series of three will provide a brief, interactive overview of the Episcopal Church; who we are, what we do and believe. No homework; just come. Sessions will conclude at 6:40.

Sunday, October 14:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We have resumed our series, working our way through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.  This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+.  No homework required!  Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Holiday Bazaar Food Table WORKSHOPS:  Join Cynthia Murray & Cris Harter in the Parish Hall kitchen on Wednesday, October 17 at 3 pm and Tuesday, October 30 at 1 pm (corrected date) and help us make items that we will package and sell at the bazaar Food Table. Supplies to make items will be provided… we just need YOU! Sign up sheets are on the Reception Desk and in the Reception Room. Needed: large sized mason jars!  If you have any to donate, please bring them in. Questions? Cynthia: csamurray@mac.com or Cris: cmhcmhcmh@comcast.net.

FOOD TABLE – DONATIONS:  In addition to the workshops above, we will rely on donations of special baked goods and other food items such as jam, jelly, chutneys, pickles, candy, etc. Whatever is your specialty!  Please label your donations and also be clear if items have nuts.  If you can make items to sell but want help packaging them for sale, bring your donations to the church starting on Thursday November 1 and we will handle the packaging for you.

Saturday, November 3:  HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 9 am to 3 pm.   YOU can help make this a successful fund raising event by donating homemade food items, special homemade cookies for the Cookie Walk (2″ size preferred), used jewelry, better used books and elegant white elephant items. Drop off at CHS starting Thursday November 1st;  Come and enjoy the bazaar – bring family & friends – Lunch room open 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Volunteer sign up sheets are in Reception and Parish Hall.

Sunday, October 14:  The Book Discussion Group – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We begin a new book, “Accidental Saints” by Nadia Bolz-Weber (Convergent, New York, 2015), available online or at your local bookseller, reading the first three chapters. Brian and Brooke Skea

Friday, October 19: THE GARDEN PARTY – 9 am to 12 Noon.  Please help us put our gardens to rest for the winter. Thank you to all who have helped us keep our gardens and grounds lovingly maintained. Coffee, Water & Donut holes will be provided. Gilbert Merritt

CHS Artist:  This month’s exhibit is from the Family Diversity Project & Brooke Eaton-Skea. The Family Diversity Project has created this month’s exhibit entitled “Love Makes a Family” and other traveling  photo-text exhibits, books, and curricula to help eliminate prejudice, stereotyping, bullying, and harassment of people who are discriminated against due to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, national origin, religion, and disabilities of all kinds. A sign up sheet for 2019 is posted in the Gallery. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The leaves will be falling soon and turning color.  Your FALL clothing donations will be most welcomed. No more summer clothes, please! We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Have you checked out the Galley West shop recently? It’s a one of a kind shop with many wonderful items for sale. The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Thank you, Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  October is domestic violence month. This is not an easy subject to discuss or hear about, but one we all need to be aware of. Can you identify elder abuse? Please stop by our table to learn more. Additionally, on Sunday October 14 from 11:30-12 Noon, we have a speaker coming to share information and insights. Chris Morin will join us in the Parish Hall, please come for this short but important presentation.

Friday, November 23 & Saturday, November 24:  SAVE THE DATES – HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE – It’s hard to believe that our plans are underway for the 41st Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 23, from 10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 24, from 10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall. There will be 25 dealers from the New England area offering you a wide range of choice antiques to choose from. We hope you will be a PATRON of this special tradition at The Church of the Holy Spirit by responding to the letter you received. Monies raised support our parish programs.  Questions? Wish to volunteer? Contact Debbie Meguerdichian at (508) 255-8819.

Parking Lot Safety:  We’ve noticed that we have more people ignoring our “Exit Only” and “Entrance Only” signs, and driving in the exit. This is a real concern, and could result in a serious accident. So let’s look out for one another and “keep with the flow”!

 

 

 

Announcements October 6 – 12

INQUIRERS CLASSES:  Led by Adam+ and Gail+, will be held on Wednesdays, October 10, 17, and 24, at 5:30 pm, in the church.  Sessions are open to all, newcomers and those who’ve been around for a while! This series of three will provide a brief, interactive overview of the Episcopal Church; who we are, what we do and believe. No homework; just come. Sessions will conclude at 6:40.

Sunday, October 7:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We have resumed our series, working our way through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.  This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+.  No homework required!  Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Friday, October 12 & Saturday, October 13:  RUMMAGE SALE:  Friday:  4 pm to 7 pm and Saturday: 9 am to 12 Noon. Keep saving those much needed donations for this popular sale. DONATION DROP OFF AT THE PARISH HALL BEGINS Tuesday OCTOBER 9, please see your Together Newsletter for more information. We CANNOT ACCEPT TV’s, computer equipment, luggage, LP records, food, live plants, golf or ski equipment. Many helping hands will be necessary to make this year’s sale a success! Sign-up sheets are in the Parish Hall and Reception Room. Questions? Call Suzie Gray: 774-722-1210 or Ike & Fay Cole508-255-9542.

Holiday Bazaar Food Table WORKSHOPS:  Join Cynthia Murray & Cris Harter in the Parish Hall kitchen on one of the following dates and help us make items that we will package and sell at the bazaar Food Table. Supplies to make items will be provided… we just need YOU! Wednesday, October 17, 6 pm to 9 pm, and Wednesday, October 31, 1:00 pm to 4 pm. Sign up sheets are on the Reception Desk and in the Reception Room. Needed: large sized mason jars!  If you have any to donate, please bring them in. Questions? Contact Cynthia: csamurray@mac.com or Cris: cmhcmhcmh@comcast.net.

FOOD TABLE – DONATIONS:  In addition to the workshops above, we will rely on donations of special baked goods and other food items such as jam, jelly, chutneys, pickles, candy, etc. Whatever is your specialty!  Please label your donations and also be clear if items have nuts.  If you can make items to sell but want help packaging them for sale, bring your donations to the church starting on Thursday November 1 and we will handle the packaging for you.

Parking Lot Safety:  We’ve noticed that we have more people ignoring our “Exit Only” and “Entrance Only” signs, and driving in the exit. This is a real concern, and could result in a serious accident. So let’s look out for one another and “keep with the flow”!

Church School News: Today, October 7, there is no nursery or Church School because church school families are attending a weekend at the Barbara Harris Camp in New Hampshire. Thank you to all those in the Church family who helped to fund this memorable trip. Our regular Sunday schedule returns next Sunday with Church School and nursery beginning at 9:45 am.

Sunday, October 7:  The Book Discussion Group – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. In two weeks, Sunday, October 14 we will begin a new book, “Accidental Saints” by Nadia Bolz-Weber (Convergent, New York, 2015), available online or at your local bookseller, reading the first three chapters. Brian and Brooke Skea

Friday, October 19: THE GARDEN PARTY – 9 am to 12 Noon.  Please help us put our gardens to rest for the winter. Thank you to all who have helped us keep our gardens and grounds lovingly maintained. Coffee, Water & Donut holes will be provided. Gilbert Merritt

CHS Artist:  This month’s exhibit is from the Family Diversity Project & Brooke Eaton-Skea. The Family Diversity Project has created this month’s exhibit entitled “Love Makes a Family” and other traveling  photo-text exhibits, books, and curricula to help eliminate prejudice, stereotyping, bullying, and harassment of people who are discriminated against due to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, national origin, religion, and disabilities of all kinds. A sign up sheet for 2019 is posted in the Gallery. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The leaves will be falling soon and turning color.  Your FALL clothing donations will be most welcomed. No more summer clothes, please! We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Have you checked out the Galley West shop recently? It’s a one of a kind shop with many wonderful items for sale. The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Thank you, Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  October is domestic violence month. This is not an easy subject to discuss or hear about, but one we all need to be aware of. Can you identify elder abuse? Please stop by our table to learn more. Additionally, on Sunday October 14 from 11:30-12 Noon, we have a speaker coming to share information and insights. Chris Morin will join us in the Parish Hall, please come for this short but important presentation.

Friday, November 23 & Saturday, November 24:  SAVE THE DATES – HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE – It’s hard to believe that our plans are underway for the 41st Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 23, from 10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 24, from 10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall. There will be 25 dealers from the New England area offering you a wide range of choice antiques to choose from. We hope you will be a PATRON of this special tradition at The Church of the Holy Spirit by responding to the letter you received. Monies raised support our parish programs.  Questions? Wish to volunteer? Contact Debbie Meguerdichian at (508) 255-8819.

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