Announcements Oct 25 – Oct 31

pumpkinsPLEASE NOTE: Remember to turn your clocks back next Saturday evening, October 31 as we “Fall back”! Our Saturday service will move to our winter hour: 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 7.

The 2016 Pledge Packets were mailed in early October. If you did not receive one, please contact the parish office. Through October 25 we have received 35 pledges for a total of $74,846. Pledges will be blessed at In-Gathering services the end of November. Requested 2016 Offering Envelope boxes will be distributed middle of December. THANK YOU!

The Rummage Sale Committee extends a HUGE “thank you” for the support of parishioners who provided the donations, worked tirelessly on the set-up, assisted during the sale, and furiously managed the clean-up at its end. Those who labored before, during, and after, deserve a well earned “pat on the back.” Without so many helping hands, this “sale” could never have been such a success.

Nominating Committee: This committee has been appointed by the vestry and convened by Fr. Adam. Their charge is to present a slate of nominees at the annual meeting in January for warden, clerk, treasurer, four 2-year members of the Vestry and our delegates and alternate to represent CHS at Convention and Deanery Assembly. If you are interested in being considered for any of these positions, please contact Ike Cole Chairman at (908)-255-9542.

Sunday, October 25: ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL – Parish Hall, 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Adult Sunday School sessions continue. The Epistle of Paul to the Romans. We read a short portion together and then launch in with our questions and insights, learning from one another and led by Farther Adam. Please come!

Wednesday, November 4: CONTINUING THE JOURNEY WITH JULIAN – Several participants in the recent series of Wednesday evening discussions of Julian of Norwich expressed a desire to continue the exploration (and not just drop it and go on to something else.) We will be offering a series of three Wednesdays in November (4, 11, 18) at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, led and facilitated by Father Adam. Beverages and light refreshment will be provided. Anyone interested in sustaining exploration, deepening understanding, and sharing of experiences of the impact on your life and spiritual practice of Julian’s mystical experiences and writings is welcome. We hope this will prove to be not only an answer to requests but also a powerful time of spiritual growth. Please let me know if you would like to participate and will be joining us in November. Tom Dewing, 508-255- 2656.

Thursday, November 5: WOMEN’S LUNCHEON – The women of the parish will gather for their monthly luncheon at noon in Parish Hall. Volunteers for the day are Ragnhild Bjerke, Sue Stevens and Pat Carroll who is creating a delicious dessert. All women are welcome to come and enjoy the camaraderie, conversation and good food. Bring your own sandwich to share; beverages and dessert are provided. If you need a ride, call Peter Blank, 508-760-1516.

CHS ARTIST: The art of our Church School children will be featured in the CHS gallery for the month of October – coordinating and corresponding with Children’s Sabbath on October 18. All art was created in response to a Godly Play story and/or scripture. Enjoy the creativity and imaginations of our children! Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton: 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 the 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

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: During 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

Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod: The walls were raised on the Eastham Rabbit Run Build on October 24 and the construction will continue through the winter and spring of 2016. All sorts of volunteer opportunities for men and women: Registration, Snacks, Lunches, Family Partners, Application Processing, installing insulation, putting up sheet rock, shingling, painting walls, all sorts of carpentry, and landscaping. If you are interested in any of these options, or more, go to the website, scroll down to the “Volunteer Up” and click on it, or call the Volunteer Coordinator, Dawn Walnut, at 508-362-3559. You can also speak to Gilbert Merritt, Bob Collins, Jody Mines or Nat Goddard, at church. They can fill you in on the details.

WELCOMING THE STRANGER: THE CHURCH AND IMMIGRATION – Dear fellow parishioners, we commend to your consideration our “Advocacy Letter on the Refugee & Migrant Crisis.” Copies can be found on the desk in the Reception room or on top of the Fair Trade bookcase in the Parish Hall. Thank you. Justice & Peace Committee.

Thursday, October 29: AN EVENING WITH DICK LEHR – at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. LAST CHANCE to register for Professor Dick Lehr of Boston University speaking on “Birth of A Nation,” the seminal film of 1915 that profoundly influenced racial attitudes in our country. Professor Lehr is also the author of, “Black Mass: The Irish Mob, the FBI and a Devil’s Deal,” which has recently been made into a movie, “Black Mass,” featuring Johnny Depp. Pre-registration requested: or No charge, contributions appreciated.

Friday, November 6: The Forum: Keeping young families on Cape Cod. 9 a.m. to 12 Noon at the Church of the Holy Spirit in the Parish Hall. Invited to the Table: Cape Cod Children’s Place, Cape Cod Commission and Cape Cod Young Professionals. Convened by The Network of Human Services and Faith Communities of the Lower/Outer Cape.

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