Announcements June 6 – June 13

springySunday, June 7: YOUTH GROUP BREAKFAST – Come one, come all and enjoy a delicious brunch hosted and prepared by the Youth Group. In the Parish Hall after the 10 a.m. service. This month: stuffed French Toast—YUM!

Tuesday, June 9: HIGH TEA WITH JAN SWAFFORD – Please come for a discussion and book signing at Church of the Holy Spirit from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Jan Swafford is a world renowned composer, teacher and author of Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph. Tickets are $25. Enjoy savories, sweets and lots of door prizes! Proceeds to benefit the Eastham Library Building Fund, Inc. 501(c)3. Tickets available at or at Main Street Books, 46 Main Street, Orleans. Any questions please email: and you will be contacted.

Friday, June 12: WALKING THE LABYRINTH – 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. The labyrinth is available for individual walks from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, June 14: ALL-PARISH COOKOUT immediately following the 10 a.m. service, sponsored by the Shepherd Groups and Church School. Folks A-P: side dishes, Folks Q-Z: desserts. We are having ice cream!

Sunday, June 14: POLICE & COMMUNITY: CREATING JUSTICE TOGETHER – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Federated Church, Orleans. The public is invited to a forum with the purpose of strengthening positive police-community relations and addressing the hard questions brought on by recent tragic national events. The Rev. Karyn Carlo, UCC minister and Captain in the NYC Police Department will be the keynote speaker. Several police chiefs in the Nauset region will speak. Sponsored by the Nauset Interfaith Association and chaired by The Rev. Wesley Williams, The Rev. Sally Norris and Fr. Ken Campbell. See Fr. Ken for more information.

Tuesday, June 16: The Massachusetts Organizations for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) is hosting three community forums on addiction recovery on Cape Cod on June 2, June 15 and June 16. People in recovery, families, friends, policymakers, coalitions and community members are invited to attend. The third talk (Tuesday June 16 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm) will be held at CHS. Please RSVP to attend the events: or call 617-279-3395.

Thursday, June 18: THURSDAYS AT THREE – 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Parish Hall. MANAGING OUR ADULT CHILDREN WHILE THEY TRY TO MANAGE US: the challenge of maintaining good relation-ships with our children (and parents) as we age, while holding on to what’s important to us. Sara Fry and Sandy Marshall, facilitators.

Friday, June 19: GARDEN PARTY – Friday, June 19 from 9 to 12 noon. We’re getting ready for the full summer bloom. Weeding, trimming and dead heading of the early flowers. All are invited, no experience necessary! Come for the whole time or for only a few minutes. Bring your tools or use ours. Coffee, Hole in One donut holes and cold drinks are provided. Meet us in the north parking lot behind the offices. Questions call Gilbert Merritt at 508-360-1125.

Sunday, June 21: 9:00 am Bishop Alan Gates to Visit CHS.  There is no 8 am or 10 am service, but rather a combined 9 am service.  This is the Bishop’s first visit to Church of the Holy Spirit after being consecrated Sept. 13, 2014.  Please come and welcome him to our parish!

Join the fun. Please sign up in the Parish Hall or the Reception Room. 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. Drop off times for all of your donations are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Questions? Contact Marcia Bechtold at 508-255-0611 or Dianne Fromm at 508-255-3481.

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of June is Sharyn Laughton. Exhibiting- Rocks & Words on Paper: Two “quotes” of inspiration that hang in my studio: “I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.” – Pablo Picasso “When the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art”.- Leonardo da Vinci. Questions? Comments? Contact Sharyn Laughton – –
508 255 7277.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY BAGS: Are available at every entrance 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

FOOD 4 KIDS: Volunteers welcome—all ages. Sign-up in the Parish Hall. Dates June 29 through August 26.

FREE SHOP: The shop is open Mondays 12 noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every June, faithful volunteers and members of the parish are asked to sign up to work during the summer. If you can help, the sign up poster is in the Gallery/Reception Room. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: SUMMER HOURS – Starting June 14 – 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 opening 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 Susan Owens at 508-240-1788.

NURSERY CAREGIVERS—HELP WANTED: We are beginning a search for two Nursery Caregivers. These are Paid Positions beginning August 3 and continuing every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m . You must be 18 years old or older. Interested candidates should contact Amanda McClenahan, Parish Administrator – – 508 255 0433.

SUMMER CHOIR: Our tradition at CHS is to provide a Summer Choir for the 10 a.m. service each week (June 28 – Sept. 6). 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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