Announcements Sept 5 – Sept 12

Fruits and vegetablesNURSERY CARE: is provided for infants and toddlers during the 10 a.m. service. A new Church School Year begins NEXT Sunday, September 13.

Sunday, September 6: YOUTH BRUNCH – Please attend the Youth Brunch in the Parish Hall just after the Sunday 10 a.m. service! This brunch is hosted by our Youth Group – every first Sunday of the month. Come September 6th and join the fun!

Thursday, September 10: WOMAN’S LUNCHEON – 12 noon in Parish Hall. Bring a sandwich to share and canned goods for the Food Pantry. Volunteers are Pat Carroll, dessert; Barbara Ma-honey, chips and Sue Stevens, lemon and half and half. Each time we meet we ask for a couple of volunteers to set up for the luncheon and bring lemon and half and half for the tea. Come join us and bring a friend. If you need a ride call Peter Blank at 508-760-1516.

Friday, September 11: Walking the Labyrinth 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. This is a candlelit walk with selected music; theme: Listening for the Inner Voice. At 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, we will have a candlelit walk and Holy Eucharist with music and a special exhibition if icon banners to contain the labyrinth space; theme: Peace and Justice. Participants will share symbols of inspiring quotations to encourage a commitment to peace and justice for themselves and for others. Finger Labyrinths are also available. Need a ride? Call Pattie LaBrance at 508-255-3532 or Peter Blank at 508-760-1516.

Saturday, September 12: TOAST & JAM – Back by popular demand, CHS will be holding a Toast and Jam concert on September 12. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. No reservations are taken. Please bring your own food and drink.

Sunday, September 13: Church School Registration with a light breakfast. Music and first classes (preschool through 8th grade) as we begin our 2015—2016 Church School year!
Monday, September 14: St. Martha & Kimball Guilds resume meeting Monday, September 14 at 10 a.m. in the Fireplace Room. All welcome to join us; bring a sandwich for lunch and we will provide the tea and good cheer.

Wednesday, September 16: MEN’S LUNCH—The Men’s Lunch Group will resume meeting on every third Wednesday of the month from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Fireplace Room September through June. Bring your sack lunch; coffee and snacks are donated

Friday, September 18: GARDEN PARTY – 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We’ll be doing maintenance, weeding and mulching. All are invited, no experience necessary! Coffee, Hole in One donut holes and cold drinks are provided. Meet us in the north parking lot behind the offices.

Sunday, September 20: ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL – Parish Hall, 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Adult Sunday School sessions resume. We’ll be taking on the Epistle of Paul to the Romans. The format for our sessions will be similar to what we used for John’s Gospel. We read a short portion together, and then launch in, together, with our questions and insights, learning from one another. Please come!

Wednesday, September 16: THE REVELATIONS AND THEOLOGY OF A MEDIEVAL MYSTIC, JULIAN OF NORWICH—Beginning on Wednesday, September 16 and on three subsequent Wednesday evenings, Father Adam will lead us through a study series focused on Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love. , the writings of one of the great mystics and theologians of the English Church. The four sessions in Parish Hall will begin with a simple supper at 5:15 fol-lowed by a short introductory presentation and small group discussion. We will end by 6:45 p.m. Participants are urged to buy and read the specific translation Revelations of Divine Love, Julian of Norwich, Elizabeth Spearing, translator, Penguin Classics (1999), ISBN-13: 978-0140446739, before the sessions begin. Father Adam recommends that it’s “best pondered in small, meditative doses” as there is much to contemplate and discuss. Come join us!

RUMMAGE SALE: Wait! Don’t throw that out! The Rummage Sale will be held October 16 and 17. Donations accepted starting Tuesday October 13. Many helping hands will be necessary to make this year’s sale a success! Watch for the sign-up sheets which will be posted in the Reception Room.

CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of September is Natalie Tudor. Through her art, she has turned the chaos and hard times in life into beautiful pieces that are very colorful. The medium is acrylic on canvas and the mosaic bowl that is displayed on the window sill is made of glass. Natalie is a new member of CHS and a volunteer/Site Manager at Food For Kids. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton: artoff@comcast.net or 508-255- 7277.

FREE SHOP: The shop is open Mondays 12 noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Free Shop is gladly accepting FALL clothing! Donations can be dropped off any time the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed, donations can be left in a container outside the shop door. Thank you for your continued support of this CHS ministry. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or artoff@comcast.net.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: Thanks for all who volunteered to work in the Galley during the summer. We were delighted to welcome some new staff members and send out thanks and appreciation to all volunteers for your support enabling the shop to maintain an extended schedule. That’s a good thing! During September and October the shop will be open on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Barbara Hoffman

MUSIC NEWS: New members for all music groups are invited to join us. Adult Choir rehearsals are on Wednesdays 7 to 8:30 p.m. and resume on Wednesday, September 9, in the North Transept of the Church. Sunday warm-up rehearsal is at 9 a.m. in the church prior to the 10 a.m. Service. The Bell Choir rehearsals are in the Parish Hall on Monday afternoons beginning September 14, 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Although reading music is a great help, it is not a requirement to participate. If you have any questions, please call the church at 508-255-0433 ext. 13.

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