Sunday, May 25: Book Discussion Group – after the 10 a.m. service in the Fireplace Room. In anticipation of Bishop Griswold’s visit on June 14 and 15, the book group will be reading his book: Going Home, an Invitation to Jubilee. All are welcome to participate.
Tuesday, May 27: Justice & Peace Film – Fr. Ken will show “Martin Luther King in Palestine,” on Tuesday, May 27 at 9:30 a.m. in the Library. Please call Fr. Ken at 508-240-5169 if you want to attend this film as space is limited.
Friday, May 30: We are all Misfits – The Sharing the Blessing Committee will host a community event featuring author, James Howe. Mr. Howe has written more than eighty books in the thirty-plus years he’s been writing for young readers. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, followed by a pizza dinner at 6 p.m. and a talk and discussion from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Saturday, May 31: Habitat for Humanity – Holy Spirit Team, Bevan Way, Orleans – sign up in the Reception Room. Needed: folks to help with Lunch and Construction. Join us, won’t you?
Sunday, June 1: YOUTH RECOGNITION SUNDAY – the Church School and the Shepherd Groups are sponsoring a Parish Cookout on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. just after the 10 a.m. service. Please come to this wonderful intergenerational event! Also our High School Sunday School Class will be hosting a car wash after both Sunday services. This fundraiser is to help with funds for their High School Class Retreat, July 8 – July 15 to Glacier National Park, Montana. Please support our kids with this worthwhile endeavor! The winner of the planter raffle held on May 18 was Betsy Lind.
TOAST AND JAM IS COMING BACK! MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014 – Bluegrass and Folk Concert in the Parish Hall, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p. m. Bring your own beverages, snacks and friends (Beer, wine or soft drinks) $15 donation per person. Tickets will be for sale in May at Sunday coffee hours. Proceeds to benefit church and outreach ministries. Questions: Sandy Marshall, 508-255- 9971.
Friday, June 6: Garden Party – Please join us for the June Garden Party from 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon. As usual come when you can and leave when you need to. We’ll be doing some serious weeding so please come prepared and bring a friend!
The Most Rev. Frank Griswold, 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church – Bishop Griswold is our second speaker from the Angelica Center 2014 Speaker Series. Listen to his lecture on Grace at 2 p.m. on Saturday the 14 with a question session following. He will also be preaching at the 10 a.m. service on Sunday the 15. The suggested donation for the Saturday lecture is $20. For tickets and information contact Tom Dewing at 508-255-2656 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t miss this special event!
CHS Artist: The featured artist for the month of May is Kathy Fitch. Kathy uses water based oils to create paintings with an “Impressionistic” flare. Enjoy Kathy’s show! Plans have begun for the CHS summer fair on Saturday, July 26th. Not too early to begin planning to be a “vendor” and/or donate one of your “creations” to the CHS ARTISTS SHOW. Any questions or comments – contact Sharyn Laughton – email@example.com or 508-255-7277.
Contemplative/Centering Prayer: Silent, meditative prayer will be held every Tuesday at 12 noon and on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in St. Dunstan’s Chapel, located in the lower level of the church. All are welcome. If you are interested in participating in a small contemplative prayer group at another date and time, please contact Nancy Crewdson at 650-714-1862 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAIR TRADE UPDATE: Thanks to all for your patronage! We now have six types of chocolate (including eggs) six types of coffee (including a strong French Roast), as well as fabulous marmalade, strawberry jam and honey, all organic! Contact Fr. Ken if you have any requests for products at 508-240-5169.
Free Shop: Hours – Monday, 12 Noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Free Shop is now accepting SPRING clothing. Donations can be dropped off any time the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed – there is a container outside the Free Shop door for your donations to this vital CHS Ministry. Sharyn Laughton: 508-255-7277.
Galley West Gift Shop: We will be open Sundays 11 a.m. to 12 Noon and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. Please come and support this valuable ministry at CHS.
Thursdays at 3 p.m. in June will feature a series of stimulating documentary films. In the first one on June 5, The Stones Cry Out, the indigenous Christian community in Israel-Palestine tell their story. For more information please contact Fr. Ken at 508-240-5169.
Trip to the Holy Land: Have you ever thought of making a trip to the Holy Land? Bishop Gayle Harris is leading a mission pilgrimage in Israel and Palestine on Nov. 9-21 and invites members of the diocese to join her. For more information go to http://www.diomass.org or contact the office.
Summer Fair – Save the Date – Saturday, July 26, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. We need your ideas and help! There will be sign up sheets in the Parish Hall for volunteers. Now is the time to start saving paper back books (no hard covers, please) summer toys, games, bikes, sports equipment, beach stuff. Church drop-offs will begin in June! Questions? Contact Marcia Bechtold at 508-255-0611 or Phil Suraci at 508-240-2785.