PLEASE NOTE: Beginning NEXT WEEK, October 6, our 7:30 a.m. service will move to 8:00 a.m. There will be no other changes in the schedule.
Saturday, September 28: Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity. This new film helps us to pull the lens back so we can see the landscape of race and how as individuals we are shaped by it. Designed for dialogue and learning this extraordinary production works to disentangle internal beliefs within to address the external forces of inequity. At the Snow Library, Orleans, Saturday, September 28 at 1 p.m. CHS Justice and Peace Committee is a co-sponsor. Questions? See Fr. Ken Campbell
Sunday, September 29: Adult Education, at 9 a.m. – Parish Hall. “Transforming the Body”. Continuing through September we will work with Dallas Willard’s Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ. This is a very practical series on making progress in our spiritual formation, involving viewing a short video presentation, followed by reflection and discussion. While those who wish to do so may read the indicated chapters in Willard’s book of the same title, this is in no way necessary or required for full participation in these sessions. All are welcome to this special series!
Sunday, October 6: Blessing of the Animals at 4 p.m. – Please bring your beloved pets and join us for the Blessing of the Animals in the Parish Courtyard (rain – in the Parish Hall).
Thursday: Thursdays at Three at 3 p.m. – Parish Hall. The series for October—on Thomas Merton—is a four week series beginning on October 3 and concluding on October 24. We’ll be discussing selections from The Sign of Jonas (Mariner Books, ISBN-13: 978-0156028004), as well as providing an introduction to Merton’s life and work.
Living the Questions: This film series, will be offered on Tuesdays beginning October 8 at both 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Church Library. This video features 30 highly acclaimed Biblical scholars exploring an open, inclusive, broad minded Christianity. The video each week is 25 minutes long followed by 30 to 40 minutes for questions and discussion. Please pre-register with Fr. Ken Campbell at 508-240-5169 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Member Conversations: Every Member Conversations started on Sunday, September 8 and will continue through Sunday, October 13. The feedback from participants has been posi- tive and will be shared once the sessions are completed. If you have been unable to partici- pate and would like to attend a session, please contact Sue Sasso at 508-255-1732 or susan- email@example.com.
Hospitality: Does anyone have any ideas for or know of caterers in the area to help us with food preparation for receptions held here in our Parish Hall for funerals, celebrations, etc. We are especially interested in finger sandwiches and small goodies. Please contact Cynthia Wie- boldt at 508-385-6928.
ATTENTION YOUTH! Your help is needed! The church is looking for volunteers to serve as acolytes for the 10 a.m. service. If you are in grades 3-12 and would like to serve, please let Deacon Sarah know ASAP to get on the sched- ule. Training will take place as needed directly after the 10 a.m. service.
FALL RUMMAGE SALE: Friday, October 18 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon. As you clean out your closets, attics, etc. please set aside CLEAN items. Clothing, White Elephant items, small appliances, small furniture, toys and books are needed. We cannot accept TV’s, computer equipment, luggage, golf or ski equipment, LP re- cords, food or live plants. DROP OFF: Parish Hall – Tuesday, October 15 from 12 Noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, October 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon. Questions? Call Barbara Hoffman at 508- 255-3912, Georgia Schneider at 508-255-2368 or Judy Gardiner at 508-255-2326.
Church Library: We have a list, in the reception room, of 200 titles that are missing from the church library. Please check around your house and return to our library. Vicki Hutchens, Librarian.
CHS Artist: The featured artist for the month of September is The Rev. Canon Charles Morris. At the conclusion of Father Charles’s “time” of being Assisting Rector, the Church School children presented him with a book titled The Blessing of the Animals. This book was conceived and the prayers written by Father Charles. All original illustrations, by the children, are dis- played on the Gallery display boards. Please come and enjoy the show!
Free Shop: The Free Shop is now gladly accepting FALL CLOTHING. Please no more summer clothing or shoes. MANY THANKS for your support of this vital & important CHS ministry. Thank you to all who worked the shop this summer! Kathy Chapman – 508 255 4657, Sharyn Laughton – 508 255 7277 – Co-directors.
Galley West: Fall Hours: It was a busy and successful Summer season for Galley West, thanks to the services of our volunteer staff and our faithful customers who support the gift shop. A big hand and kudos to all for a job well done! The shop is now open Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. Thank you.
SAVE THE DATES!!! The Church of the Holy Spirit will be holding its 36th Annual Antiques Show and Sale on Friday, November 29th, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Saturday, November 30, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Admission is $4. per person ($3.50 with a discount ad or ticket). There will be 25 quality dealers from around New England. Begin your holiday shopping or find a special treat for yourself at this wonderful show! We will sincerely appreci- ate your patronage! Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair