Announcements Feb 28 – March 7

st valentineSATURDAY SERVICE – PLEASE NOTE: Starting NEXT Saturday, March 7 our Saturday service will moved to 5:00 p.m. until November 1.

NEXT Sunday, March 8 – Daylight Savings begins – Remember to “Spring Forward”!

Sunday, March 1: Book Discussion Group – after the 10 a.m. service in the Fireplace Room. The book discussion, which takes place after the ten o’clock service in the fireplace room, will begin reading Dallas Willard’s masterpiece, The Renovation of the Heart. All are welcome to join.

Sunday, March 1: Youth Brunch – Come one come all! After the 10 a.m. service. Our Youth Group will be hosting a fabulous brunch. Please come and enjoy a delicious meal and remember, subsequent Youth Group Brunches are usually held on the first Sunday of each month.

Tuesday, March 3: CHS Green Team meeting: 5 p.m. in the Fireplace room. Please come and help us make our church and your home a environmentally friendly place! Questions? Call Nat Goddard at 508-255-3818/774-722-5352.

Thursday, March 5: WOMEN’S LUNCHEON – 12 Noon in the Parish Hall – BRING A FRIEND! Women of the parish are invited to their monthly luncheon. Please bring a sandwich to share; dessert and beverages are supplied.

Friday, March 13: Walking the Labyrinth at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. The Labyrinth is a spiritual walking exercise that quiets the mind, opens the heart and centers the body to encourage meditation. Margaret Rappaport facilitates a walk on our indoor canvas Chartres-style Labyrinth. The 10 a.m. walk is candle-lit and is accompanied by music courtesy of Darlene Hagon. Banners with the Stations of the Cross will be present during the guided walk. The labyrinth is available for individual walks from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

This Lent Experience A Special Evening Walking with God (Labyrinth).
Our second Labyrinth Walk with Eucharist this liturgical year will be on Friday, March 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. In addition to soft candlelight and sacred music, banners with the Stations of the Cross will be arrayed creatively around the labyrinth, providing an appropriate setting for our silent conversations with God. Each participant will be offered a small olivewood Caring Cross, sized and shaped to fit easily into your hand and take on your journey. Finger labyrinths will also be available. The meditative evening will continue as we gather at God’s table to share in a simple Eucharist. The evening will conclude with a light soup dinner. If you need a ride, please call Pattie LaBranche at 508-255-3532 or Peter Blank at 508-760-1516.

Fridays during Lent: Lenten Conversations – Race, Politics and Religion in the USA – We need volunteers to make soup or bread for our Friday Lenten program. A sign-up poster for making soup or bread is in the Reception room. This year we encourage preregistration for all since we anticipate participants from other churches. You can register with the receptionists during the week or with Fr. Ken at: There is a flyer on the Reception desk outlining the Lenten program.

Calling All CHS Crafters and Hobbyists: Would you like to show your craft or hobby in the CHS Gallery/Reception Room, during the month of April? Please call Jan Roberts @ 508-255-6281.

CHS Artist: The featured CHS artist for the month of March is FOOD FOR KIDS. The exhibit is displayed by Ruth Campbell – director of Food for Kids. Come to see pictures and news about our Child Nutrition Outreach program at Church of the Holy Spirit. Please call or email Ruth Campbell with any questions or 413-537-9200 (cell). Three months are still “OPEN” in 2015 to exhibit/sell your art/craft. The sign up poster is located by the door in the gallery. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton at 508 255 7277

Children Activity Bags: Are available for loan to keep our children “busy” during the Service.  Please feel free to take advantage of them.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Just a reminder; you can sign up for hosting coffee hour in the Parish Hall. We need new participants! Beverages are provided. You just need to bring something to go with them! Thank you, Michele Puzo

Free Shop: Thank you for your continued support & donations to the Free Shop. The shop is still accepting warm clothing. 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. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277or

Galley West: Now open Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, weather permitting. Thank you.

Stewardship – Offertory Envelopes: If you need envelopes please contact the Parish Office.

TIME TO FILL THE EGGS:  Empty plastic eggs can be picked up by the fireplace in the CHS Gallery/Reception Room. Eggs can be filled with WRAPPED candies (please, NO peanuts or peanut butter), small trinkets and returned to the same place. Thank you for making this annual & traditional Easter Egg Hunt so wonderful for our CHS children & visitors!

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