Announcements for August 15 – 21

goldenrodSummer Church School: During the Sunday 10 a.m. service, we provide Nursery Care for children under four and Veggie Tales with Ruth Campbell is offered for children over four.

Book Discussion Group: We start up on Sunday, September 14 and will be discussing Barbara Brown Taylor’s book, Learning to Walk in the Darkness. Please contact Tom Dewing about getting a copy of the book. We meet after the 10 a.m. service in the Fireplace Room and all are welcome.

FALL BOOK STUDY: Anyone interested in participating in reading and discussing, Healing The Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit, by Parker J. Palmer, please call or email Fr. Ken Campbell at 413-478-5719 or ksbcampbell@ verizon.net

Please note: Thursdays at three will be on break during August.

POP-TOPS AGAIN: Summer! Soda! St. Jude’s! Yes, they do turn them into Cash for Children’s Care! Bring yours to the Reception Desk whenever you have a collection. Many thanks.

The Ordination & Consecration of The Reverent Alan McIntosh Gates – September 13. Please contact the Diocese to register for tickets by August 15. All information is on the poster in the Parish Hall. Once you are registered with the Diocese please contact the CHS Office regarding carpooling. If you need a ride or can offer a ride, please sign up on the poster in the Parish Hall.

Wednesday, September 17: The Men’s Lunch Group will renew meeting on every third Wednesday of the month from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Fireplace Room. The September meeting is September 17. The purpose of the men’s lunch group is to provide a forum where men of the parish can meet together informally for lunch and general collegiality. The group was founded by one of the two facilitators, Bruce Lederhouse, a long-term parishioner and organist. The second facilitator is a member of the parish, Brian Skea. Members bring their own lunch while snacks and coffee are provided. For interested inquiries call Bruce Lederhouse (508-801-0654) or Brian Skea (774-279-3454)

FALL RUMMAGE SALE: The annual Fall Rummage Sale will be held Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18. Fall cleaning? Now is the time to set aside your much needed donations for this popular sale. Please bring clean adult and children’s clothing and shoes and boots in wearable condition. We will need White Elephant items such as small appliances in WORKING order. We cannot accept televisions, computer equipment, luggage without wheels, LP records, food, live plants or golf and ski equipment. Small furniture sells well as do books and children’s toys. Put this date on your calendar and set aside some time to come help with setup and the sale itself. Meet new friends and have a good time!

CHS Artist: The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Cheryl Taliaferro Kyle. Cheryl’s show includes portraits, paintings and artifacts from her many years in Tanzania, East Africa. All proceeds from the sales are donated to Endupoto Primary School – a school for Maasai boys & girls outside of Arusha, Tanzania. Please sign up to show/exhibit/sell your art or craft for one month in 2015! The 2015 sign up sheet is located on the shelf by the gallery door. Call Sharyn Laughton at artoff@comcast.net or 508-255-7277.

Contemplative/Centering Prayer: Silent, meditative prayer will be held every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. 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 nancy@cambria.com.

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 – 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. If you can volunteer your time to this special ministry, 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 http://www.diomass.org 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 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

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