Announcements for June 14 – 21

Beach_roseSunday, June 15: 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 15: Church School – Today, June 15 is last day of Church School – parties and children sing in Church! Summer Veggie Tales begins on Sunday July 6 thru August 31. Please sign up to help with Veggie Tales on Gathering Room bulletin board.

Wednesday, June 18: Men’s Lunch – 12:30 p.m. in the Fireplace Room. Last lunch before the summer break. We are providing pizza, coffee and soft drinks.

Thursday, June 19: Thursdays at 3 – In June will feature a series of stimulating documentary films. The third one on June 19: “Inequality for All,” (90 mins.) Prof. Robert Reich addresses wealth and poverty in the USA. For more information call Fr. Ken at 508-240-5169.

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 21: Food for Kids – Begins serving meals on Monday, June 30 and continues through August 22. Staff and volunteer training; June 21 at 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon in the Parish Hall, includes lunch. Please call or email Ruth Campbell if you plan to attend the training at 413-537-9200 or Thanks!

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

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 22 – Aug. 31). Singers — of 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 available during the Summer, we ask those who wish to participate on Sundays to be present for this important rehearsal at 9 a.m. Vestments are not worn. Please come and join the choir any Sunday and bring your relatives and friends. All are welcome. Darlene Hagon

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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