Announcements for June 22 – 28

JB_NativityForums with Father Adam: This adult education series continues with lively theological topics of current interest. Fr. Adam will offer an opening presentation, followed by conversation. Sundays at 9 am. Please join us!

The Angelica Center 2013 Speakers Series at the Church of the Holy Spirit: Saturday, July 27 at 2 pm in the Parish Hall, Walter Brueggemann will present The Counter-world of the Psalms. Tickets available for a suggested donation of $20. Call 508-255-2656 or email st.dewing@verizon.net.

Church School: Veggie Tales with Ruth Campbell begins July 7 for children 4 years and older. Nursery care is offered for children 3 years and younger.

Parish Census: Please complete and return the Parish Census by July 15. Mail to the church or put in the box in the Reception Room. If you did not receive one in the mail, please contact the parish office.

Thursdays at Three: “Taking care of Business” will be offered again by Father Adam and Sara Fry on Thursdays at 3 pm in the Parish Hall starting on June 27. This course covers: Everything You Need to Know About End-of-Life Choices; Funeral Planning; Cremations; Burials; Funeral Home Arrangements; Wills; Trusts; and Planned Giving. Please join us for this informative program and feel free to bring a friend.

Living with Loss: Will meet on Thursday, June 27 at 5 pm at the Hunan Restaurant at the Un- derground on 6A in Orleans. Questions? Call Dilys Smith at 508-255-9647.

CHS LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE: PLEASE NOTE – DATE CHANGE – Sunday, June 30 after the 10 am service, come and see the newly renovated Parish Library and enjoy refreshments in the Memorial Courtyard.

SUMMER FAIR: SATURDAY, JULY 13 FROM 9 am – 3 pm – RAIN OR SHINE
DONATIONS NEEDED: Flowers from your garden; Paperback books for all ages; Summer items – boogie boards, beach chairs, etc.; Baked Goods; Toys – games, puzzles; DVDs. DROP-OFFS: at the Church – June 10 – Monday through Thursday – 9 am to 3 pm. Books – downstairs in the Parish Hall; All other items in the Craft House; Flowers on Friday, July 12 in the Parish Hall. Come help and have fun – sign up sheets are in the Parish Hall. We have many ways to help! Questions? Call Marcia Bechtold (508-255-0611) or Phil Suraci (508-240-2785). 

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR JUNE 29 & 30 AND JULY 6 & 7 BULLETINS – Debbi will be out of the office for a short period, so please make sure you submit notices for these Bulletins by 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 25. Thanks!

CHS Artist: The featured CHS artist for the month of June is The Rev. Bill Heuss. Since 1974, Bill has drawn two cartoon strips about the “lighter” side of life in the church, THE LAST PEW, pub- lished in many church periodicals around the country. A collection of his cartoons are on dis- play in the CHS Gallery. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton: 508-255-7277.

Free Shop: Every summer (July & August) we ask members of the church to volunteer to work one Monday (noon to 3) and/or one Wednesday (10 to 1). Two volunteers are needed for each day. The sign-up poster is in the CHS Gallery/Reception Room. We are now gladly accepting clean Summer clothing. If the Free Shop is closed, donations can be left in the container outside the Free Shop door in the lower level of the Parish Hall. Thank you.

Galley West: Summer hours: Sundays from 11 am to 12 noon; Mondays through Thursdays from 10 am to 3 pm and on Friday mornings from 10 am to 12:30 pm. Your valued support makes it possible for the shop to maintain this extended schedule and to enable the Galley to meet its pledge. Thank you.

Summer Choir: Part of our tradition at Church of the Holy Spirit is to provide a Summer Choir for the 10 am Service each week (June 9 – Sept. 1). Singers, all voice ranges, are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the Church at 9 a.m. prior to the 10 am service. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal during the Summer, we ask those who wish to participate on Sundays to be present for this important rehearsal. Vestments are not worn. Please come and join the choir any Sunday and bring your relatives and friends. All are welcome.

LIVING THE QUESTIONS – SUMMER BIBLE SCHOOL FOR ADULTS: This course provides an opportunity to watch a 25-minute video in which theologians discuss challenging interpretations of Christian teachings, followed by an informal discussion of the video. All are welcome, including visitors. Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm in the renovated Church Library beginning July 18 through August 29. Notify Fr. Ken, 508-230-5169 or ksbcampbell@verizon.net if you plan on attending or have questions.

HAVE YOU NOTICED? How much better the coffee tastes at Holy Spirit! It is Fair Trade organic coffee! Have you bought a container of our Fair Trade coffee for your home use? Please give it a try. This is one way to help small farmers get a fair wage, protect the environment AND help small American businesses too!

Transportation: If you have need of a ride to church or to a medical appointment, we have drivers to transport you. Please call Pattie LaBranche at 508-255-3532, or Peter Blank at 508-760-1516 to make the arrangements. Your Lay Pastoral Care committee.

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