Announcements Oct 25 – Nov 1

Advent 3PLEASE NOTE: Our Saturday service will move to our winter hour – 4 p.m. – NEXT Saturday, November 1.

FALL BACK:  Also, please remember to turn your clocks back on Saturday evening, November 1 as we “Fall back”! Sunday Nov 2nd.

Acolytes: Every Sunday at 10 a.m. our priests, their assistants and the CHS choir enter the church to start our main service of the week. But did you ever notice they are led to the altar by our own young people? These are our Acolytes, and now we have an opportunity for your students (grade 3 to 12) to join them. It’s a chance to serve this parish and God at the altar. Please contact Mary Anne Bragdon at or 508-896-3481

Sunday, October 26: Adult Sunday School, 9 a.m., Parish Hall – Now through November 2 – “Beginning with Barth (Again)” We pick up again with the good Doctor Karl, as he works his way incrementally through the Apostles’ Creed. No homework required – but those who wish to read beforehand may do so. Jump right in with us; the water’s fine!

Sunday, October 26: Book Discussion Group – after the 10 a.m. service in the Fireplace Room. We are reading Amy Jill Levine’s Short Stories by Jesus, an exploration of the parables from the perspective of the people who heard them first hand. All are welcome.

Thursday, October 30: Thursdays at Three – This series of four will be a set of reflections with Father Adam on key areas of our common faith life. Each session will begin with a short presentation of his and will then open up to broader group conversation. The point will not be to debate, but to share—from our core—as Rector and parish, different ways that we connect in our life together.

Wednesday, November 5: Justice & Peace: INTERFAITH BOOK STUDY at 10 a.m. in the Library.  Fr. Ken Campbell and his colleagues, Dr. Abdul Raoof, expert on Middle East culture and politics and Dr. Sharon Leder, expert on Judaism and women’s studies will lead a 6 session study of Embracing Israel/Palestine: A strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East, by Rabbi Michael Lerner. To register call Fr. Ken at 413-478-5719 or  Registrations are limited!

Thursday, November 6: LUNCHEON GET TOGETHER FOR WOMEN OF THE PARISH: The next luncheon will be on Thursday, November 6 at 12 noon. Please join us in the Parish Hall. Bring a sandwich to share; dessert and beverages will be provided.

Friday, November 14: Our November Garden Party from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. We’ll be doing some fall trimming and lots of garden clean up. This should be the final party of 2014 so there will be lots for all to do. Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather and bring clippers, rakes and containers to haul debris to the curb. Thanks again for all of your help this season. As usual I’ll bring coffee, Hole In One donut holes and cold water.

CHS Artist: The featured CHS artists for the month of October is Ian Ellison. Ian Ellison is an internationally known timber framer/woodworker and his art is using wood to create magnificent living spaces. Don’t miss Ian’s exhibit in the CHS Gallery! Please sign up to show/exhibit/sell your art or craft for one month in 2015! Call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or

Free Shop: The shop is now accepting FALL Clothing. Please no summer or winter clothing because our storage space is limited. All donations can be dropped off any day the parish hall is open. If the shop is closed there is a container outside the door. The shop is open Mondays 12 noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sharyn Laughton 508-255-7277 or

Galley West: Fall Hours: The shop is now open Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon and Mon-days from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. Thank you.
Pastoral Care: Need a ride to church or for a hospital or medical appointment? The Pastoral Care Committee provides transportation! Please call Pattie LaBranche at 508-255-3532 or Peter Blank at 508-760-1516.

YOUTH CHOIR: It has been the custom for a Youth Choir to sing at the Church of the Holy Spirit Christmas Eve service. The opportunity to do so again this year is available. Beginning the first Sunday in October (10/5), and continuing on the first and third Sundays of each month, we will be rehearsing in the church immediately following the 10 a.m. service. Rehearsals will be limited to 30 minutes. Readers in third grade and above may join. Please let Fr. Charles Morris know if you would like to join the Youth Choir. His email is:

SAVE THE DATES – The 37th Annual Holiday Antiques Show and Sale  Friday, November 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and
Saturday, November 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
Admission is $5. per person ($4. with a discount ad or ticket).

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