Announcements for July 27 – August 2

beach plumsSunday, July 28: Adult Education, at 9 a.m. in the Parish Hall. A Mystic Sampler Led by Deacon Sarah Kelb: Join us 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 29: Awaking Amazement and Refreshing the Soul, a experiential series in spirituality. This program continues on 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: dirkjelegerstee@gmail.com.

Thursday, August 1: 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.

Monday, August 5: Cape Cod Premiere of New York City Dancer and Choreographer, PETER KYLE DANCE. 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 cherylkyle@aol.com 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 website 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, August 26 through June 25, 2014. Please call Ruth Campbell 413-537-9200 if you can help!

Thank You: Thank you and a job well done to our great “Sales Associates” for the Culinary Delights Table at the Summer Fair. Your help made the table a great success! Ann Crocker and Pat Carroll, Co-chairs.

CHS Artist: BROOKE EATON SKEA will be displaying & selling her cards in the CHS Gallery for the remaining days of July. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to see Brooke’s art!

Education for Ministry (EfM): An Evening Course of Study and Reflection! The EfM Group at CHS meets on Tuesday afternoons. A new EfM Group is starting up in the evenings at Christ Church in Harwich Port at 5 p.m. with Sara Fry and The Rev. Judith A. Davis as Co-Mentors. This program is a great place to search for answers. Have you ever wanted to read the Old Testament and really understand it? Do you have questions about God and what you believe or don’t believe? It is a journey of study, reflection, small group experience, and yes, laughter! If interested please contact Sara at 508-896-7023 or Rev. Davis at 508-432-1787.

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. 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.

FAIR TRADE UPDATE: A very special thanks to all who have been purchasing our Fair Trade products on display in the Parish Hall! 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 ksbcampbell@verizon.net).

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.

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.

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

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