Announcements for July 21 – 28

mary magdaleneSunday, July 21: Vox Fidelis Concert, at 4 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Vox Fidelis is a splendid vocal ensemble specializing in sacred Renaissance Music. This is a fundraiser for CHS, so please come!

Sunday, July 21: Adult Education, at 9 a.m. in the Parish Hall. A Mystic Sampler Led by Dea- con Sarah Kelb: Join us for four weeks as we explore the writings within Christian Mysticism. “Studying the great Christian mystics inspired me to pursue an extra certificate in Spirituality and has lead to the deepening of my own spirituality and prayer life. I am thrilled to share this time with the mystics with you. Come and bring a friend!” Blessings, Sarah.

Monday, July 22: Awaking Amazement and Refreshing the Soul, a six week experiential series in spirituality. Monday mornings 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. sponsored by and held at the Federated Church of Orleans. The August 12th sessions will be held at The Church of the Holy Spirit in the Parish Hall. Please contact The Rev. Dr. Dirkje Legerstee if you would like to attend:

Thursday, July 25: Thursdays at Three, at 6:30 p.m. in the Library. Now through August 29 “Living the Questions”, Part 2, of a 25 minute per segment film series featuring theologians and scholars arguing for a progressive, open, inclusive Christianity, will be presented in the LIBRARY. Each week is a separate unit so come when you can. The focus is RECONCILIATION. Fr. Ken Campbell.

Saturday, July 27: The Angelica Center 2013 Speakers Series at the Church of the Holy Spirit, at 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Walter Brueggemann “The Counter-world of the Psalms.” Tickets available for a suggested donation of $20. Call 508-255-2656 or email

Monday, August 5: Peter Kyle Dance, Cape Cod Premiere of New York City Dancer and Choreographer. Peter Kyle, Artistic Director of Peter Kyle Dance presents an informal program of three solo dances at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall. This performance will benefit the construction of Endupoto Primary School for Maasai boys and girls in Tanzania. Tickets $20. Contact or 508-896-9999.

Monday, August 12: The deadline for the September issue of the Together is Monday, August 12. Paperless Together: Please let us know if you do not need the paper version of Together sent to you. We will send out the link to Together on the web-site when it is published.

Church School: Veggie Tales for children 4 years and younger in the Gathering Room Class Rooms, bottom floor of the Parish Hall. Free Food for Kids: Needs a home for 55 coolers for the winter months! Dates: Monday, Au- gust 26 through June 25, 2014. Please call Ruth Campbell 413-537-9200 if you can help!

Giving Statements: Your half-year statements are in the Reception Room. Please help us save postage – come in and pick yours up!

Parish Census: Please complete and return the Parish Census ASAP! 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.

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 accept- ing 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 a.m. to 12 noon, Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Friday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 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 a.m. 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 a.m. 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. Darlene Hagon

Fair Trade Update: A very special thanks to all who have been purchasing our Fair Trade products on display in the Parish Hall! When you buy our Fair Trade items you are voting with your dollars to protect the environment and support worker owned small businesses across the earth AND in the USA. All our products are organic and include coffee, tea, chocolate, extra virgin olive oil, hot chocolate, and healthy snack foods. Questions or suggestions? See Fr. Ken Campbell (508-240-5169 or

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