Announcements For June 28 – July 4

rosa rugosaSunday, June 29: Adult Education at 9 a.m. – Parish Hall. Through June 29. The topic is “Beginning with Barth” – part 1, led by Father Adam. Part 2 will be in August and September.

Monday, June 30: Food for Kids – Begins serving meals on Monday, June 30 and continues through August 22. Please call or email Ruth Campbell with questions at 413-537-9200 or Thanks!

Thursday, July 3: Thursdays at 3 p.m. in July – Divine Beauty: Experiencing God through sight and sound. Mother Sarah will offer an interactive version of her thesis.

Sunday, July 6: Church School – Summer Veggie Tales begins on Sunday, July 6 through August 31. Please sign up to help with Veggie Tales on the Gathering Room bulletin board.

July and August Garden Parties: Friday, July 11, 8:30 a.m. to Noon and Friday, August 15, 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Please put these dates on your calendars and consider them in your summer plans. We’ll continue with general clean up, weeding and trimming. Coffee, donut holes and cold drinks provided. Come when you can and leave when you need to. Bring a friend!

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

On Sunday, July 13 we will be having a guest preacher at the 10 a.m. service. The Very Rev. Walter Brownridge is currently serving as Dean of the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu, Hawaii. Formerly, he was Associate Dean for Community Life at the School of Theology, at Sewanee. Prior to his appointment at Sewanee, Fr. Walter served in the Diocese of Cape Town, South Africa where he served as a Canon at St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town. St. George’s Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Anglican Communion in South Africa. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cape Town where illustrious bishops have served including The Archbishop Emeritus Desmond M. Tutu. Fr. Walter is married to his wife, Christina Nader-Brownridge. They are the parents of two sons, Alec Thurgood and Martin Desmond.

Summer Fair – Saturday, July 26, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Fair is only a month away, so please sign up to help in some way, large or small. We need kitchen staff to serve lobster rolls at lunch, cashiers at various tables, flower arrangers and flowers on the day before the Fair as well as Saturday morning, and volunteers willing to take a short shift to relieve other tireless volunteers. Come and join the fun and help to raise funds for Food For Kids. Drop offs donations: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday – Friday. All summer items such as bikes, sports equipment, beach things, picnic baskets, toys and games, puzzles may be put in the Craft House. Paperback books may be dropped off in the designated classroom in the lower parish hall. Costume jewelry may be left in the church office. We will not be accepting clothing for sale at the Fair. Questions? Contact Marcia Bechtold at 508-255-0611 or Phil Suraci at 508-240- 2785.

Education for Ministry (EfM): Is a program of study and reflection on the Bible and on Church history and theology. We meet every week, September through May. If this sounds interest- ing please talk to one of the mentors, Celia Calhoun, 508-255-1981 or Sharon Inger, 508-349- 3115 or to any of the current or graduated members (see Ministry Bulletin Board).

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! If you intend to be a vendor and/or donate a piece of your art at the CHS Summer Fair – please return the yellow form to Sharyn Laughton. Forms can be found on the shelf by the Gallery/Reception door. Any questions – contact Sharyn Laughton at 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. For these extended hours during the summer, we NEED volunteers. We have 96 open- ing that have to be staffed during the time slots of 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Please consider offering your help. Please call Barbara Hoffman at 508-255-3912.

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 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 — 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

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