Announcements for June 28 – July 4

daylilyCONGRATULATIONS: The parish wishes to extend its heartiest congratulations to Marjorie O’Reilly, who is a Nauset High 2013 graduate and the winner of our CHS Annual Scholarship.

CHS LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, June 30 after the 10 a.m. service, come and see the newly renovated Parish Library and enjoy refreshments in the Memorial Garden Courtyard.

ADULT EDUCATION: Sundays at 9 a.m. – Forums with Father Adam. This series continues with lively theological topics of current interest. Fr. Adam will offer an opening presentation, followed by conversation.

JESUS, THE CHURCH AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: Fr. Ken Campbell will address this subject next week, July 7, inviting comments and questions. Visitors always welcome!

FREE FOOD FOR KIDS: Your prayers are asked for Ruth Campbell and all the staff and volun- teers for our summer food and book ministry. Free Food for Kids begins Monday, July 1 and continues until August 23.

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.

SUMMER FAIR: Saturday, July 13 from 9 am to 3 pm,  rain or shine. Donations needed. Flowers from your garden; Paperback books for all ages; Summer items like boogie boards, beach chairs, etc.; Baked Goods; Toys – games, puzzles; DVDs. Drop off at the Church Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm. Books go downstairs in the Parish Hall. All other items go 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).

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.

SPEAKER SERIES: The Angelica Center 2013 Speakers Series at the Church of the Holy Spirit resumes on Saturday, July 27 at 2 pm in the Parish Hall as we welcome Walter Brueggemann on “The Counter-world of the Psalms.” Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $20. Call 508-255-2656 or e-mail

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 called THE LAST PEW, which has been published in many church periodicals around the country. A collection of his cartoons are on display in the CHS Gallery. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton: 508-255-7277.

FREE SHOP: Every summer DURING July and August we ask members of the church to volunteer to work one Monday from noon to 3 pm and/or one Wednesday from 10 am to 1 pm. 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 are Sundays from 11 am to 12 pm, Mondays through Thursdays from 10 am to 3 pm, and  Friday mornings from 10 am to 12:30 pm. Your valued support makes it possible for the shop to maintain this extended schedule and allows the Galley to meet its pledge. Thank you.

SUMMER CHOIR: Part of our tradition at The Church of the Holy Spirit is to provide a Summer Choir for the 10 am service each week from June 9 – Sept. 1. Singers of all voice ranges are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the Church at 9 am prior to the 10 am service. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal held during the summer, we ask that those who wish to participate on Sundays 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. – Darlene Hagon

FAIR TRADE: Have you noticed how much better the coffee tastes at Holy Spirit? It’s 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!

TOGETHER: The deadline for the September issue of Together is Monday, August 12. Please let us know if you do not need the paper version of Together sent to you. We will send you the link to the online version of Together as soon as it is published on the website.

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