Announcements For June 7 – 14

goldenrodSunday, June 8: Congratulations to Georgia Schneider on completing her four years in the EfM (Education for Ministry) Program. Georgia will receive her Graduation Certificate during the 10 a.m. service .

Sunday, June 8: Adult Education at 9 a.m. – Parish Hall. Now through June 29. The topic is “Beginning with Barth” – part one, led by Father Adam. Part two will be in August and September.

Sunday, June 8: Church School – Last classes for 2013/2014 and parties in the classrooms! THANK YOU to everyone who came and who helped at the Parish Wide Cookout and Car Wash! Our High School class will be selling delicious bake goods during the coffee hour. Sign up sheet is on the Gathering Room Bulletin Board for those who would like to help as a 2nd adult with “Veggie Tales Summer Theatre” – July 6 thru August 31 – for ages 4 and up and nursery care for ages 4 and below.

Sunday, June 8: 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.

Sunday, June 8: Grocery Gift Cards: For Stop & Shop, Shaws, Friends Market and NEW cards – CVS and Phoenix Fruit. These cards will be on sale TODAY in the Parish Hall after the 10 a.m. service. By purchasing these cards, you will get the full value for your groceries and the stores will donate 5% to Homeless Prevention. Please consider this worthwhile cause.

Thursday, June 12: Thursdays AT 3 p.m. in June will feature a series of stimulating documentary films. The second one on June 12: “Legalize Democracy,” The “We the People,” proposed amendment to the US Constitution to limit the power of money to influence government. For more information call Fr. Ken at 508-240-5169.

Saturday and Sunday, June 14 & 15: 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 Don’t miss this special event!

Friday, June 20: Walking the Labyrinth at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. The Labyrinth is a spiritual walking exercise that quiets and centers to encourage meditation. Margaret Rappaport facilitates a walk on our indoor canvas Chartres-style Labyrinth. This one hour walk is candlelit and is accompanied by music courtesy of Darlene Hagon. The Labyrinth is available on labyrinth walk days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for silent reflection. Please join us!

Saturday, June 22: Food for Kids – We begin serving meals on June 30! Sunday, June 22 after church we are getting the rooms ready and could use some “manly strength”. Contact: Ruth Campbell at 413-537-9200 or

Shepherd Groups: The Shepherd Groups are off for the summer. Please look for information about gatherings in September.

Toast and Jam: Over 90 people attended the “Toast and Jam” event last Monday night, the musicians were applauded for their usual excellent performances and the crowd was obviously having much fun. Proceeds will go to our parish ministries. Many thanks to my committee: Cynthia Murray, Celia Calhoun, Tom Murray and Phil Marshall. Come hear Toast and Jam again at the Summer Fair! Sandy Marshall

CHS Artist: The featured artist for the month of June is Leslie Jones. Leslie’s exhibit consists of prints of her original watercolors, which include her responses to the beauty of Cape Cod and of Oxford, England. Enjoy Leslie’s show! Plans have begun for the CHS summer fair on Saturday, July 26. 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 – 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

Free Shop: Every summer (July & August) we ask regular volunteers and members of the church 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. 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 Gift Shop: Summer hours starting June 16 – Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon; Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. We have clothing, toys, books for children a new supply of brooms (great for sandy floors!), and many items that are handmade by our Guild members. Why not come for a visit and support this historic shop?

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 or contact the office.

Summer Fair: Saturday, July 26, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please sign up now in the in the Parish Hall. Drop off times for your donations are June 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and continue Monday thru Friday until the Fair. Paperback books may be left in the designated classroom in the lower Parish Hall. All other summer related items, including bikes, toys and games, beach things, sport equipment may be left inside the Craft House. Costume jewelry can be dropped off at the Parish Office. Clothing will not be accepted at the Fair. Questions? Contact Marcia Bechtold at 508-255-0611.

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