Announcements July 11 – July 18

food for kids 2SUMMER CHURCH SCHOOL: Veggie Tales Theatre: 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Ages 4 and above.  Parish Hall Downstairs across from Nursery. Children will join families for the Eucharist following Veggie Tales Theatre. Nursery Care for 3 and under is available every Sunday from 9:30-11:30 across the Hall from Veggie Tales Theatre!

Monday, July 13: MEETING HOUSE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL – In the Parish Hall at 7:30
p.m. for a concert with the Meeting House Festival Concerts. For information and tickets call
508-896-3344 or go to the website: http://www.meeting Other dates in July: 7/19, and 7/27 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 17: Garden Party – Please join us this Friday for the July Garden Party, from 8:30
a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We’ll be doing mid-summer maintenance, mostly weeding and mulching. 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. Call Gilbert Merritt at 508-360-1125.

Friday, July 17: Walking the Labyrinth at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. At 10 a.m. our monthly
guided labyrinth walk with music and candles in the Parish Hall. Individual walks from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. At 5:30 p.m. a special guided labyrinth walk with Eucharist that invites us to walk and pray in the creative beauty of the universe. Banners reflecting the Creation theme will be present. Finger labyrinths will also be available. If you need a ride please call Pattie LaBranche at 508-255-3532 or Peter Blank at 508-760-1516.

FOOD 4 KIDS: F4K needs volunteers in 3 areas! M-F, a volunteer who lives at Tonset Woods
needs a ride to the church at 8 a.m. Pick a day! We need substitute drivers. We need a daily
driver (any day is a help!) to the Nauset Middle School and Orleans Elementary School, leaving
Holy Spirit at 11:15 a.m. and dropping off coolers. Lots of help lifting coolers! Please speak to
Ruth Campbell, call 413-537-9200 or! Thank you

New Pictorial Directory update: Please call for Appointments!
We are creating a new Parish Pictorial Directory and we need as many of you as possible, year-rounders AND summer visitors. The last sessions of photo appointments are Tuesday, July 14 thru Saturday July 18. Please contact us if you do not yet have an appointment. If you already have an appointment in July, please show up. If you cannot make it, call one of the team below.  We have a team of photographers to take pictures in nursing homes, so call if you know of anyone. Please continue taking digital photos of yourself and your Parish friends carrying out your ministries; let us know you have them! Celia Calhoun (508-255-1981),
Page McMahan (508-237-4977) and Sharon Inger (508-349-3115).

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of July is Eiric MacKenzie. A new exhibit by another member of the creative MacKenzie family! Eiric will be exhibiting pastels, sketches and collages. Questions? 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.

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 – 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 ex-tended hours during the summer, we NEED volunteers. We have 96 openings 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 searching 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 at or 508-255 0433.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: Prayer shawls are knitted by parishioners, blessed and given to help our friends who are ill, recovering, bereaved or distressed. Should you know of such a need, please phone the church office or Helen Richardson at 508-255-0065.

ROOM FOR A MONTH: Would anyone be willing to provide a room at a low rental for the
month of August for a middle aged woman? Please call Fr. Ken if you might be able to help, at 413-478-5719. Thank you.

SUNDAY GREETERS WANTED: No experience necessary except a smile! Opportunities at all entrances before the 10 a.m. service – main entrance, north and west transepts! Serve only one Sunday a month. Please contact Nancy Munson, 508-255-4091 or

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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