PLANNED GIVING: During the Month of April, are you a church member that considered or
started to direct your attention to a family financial plan? Information about a “Family Legacy Plan” and/or a “Charitable Gift Annuity” (CGA) is available on the Church of the Holy Spirit Web Site.
Sunday, April 24: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – We will be discussing Chapter 8 (“The Women Too”) of Christ Actually.
Brooke and Brian Skea.
Sunday, April 24: Members of the Nauset Interfaith Association are sponsoring an informational session on the prevention of child sexual abuse at the Federated Church of Orleans from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The presentation will be offered by members of the “Enough Abuse” Campaign of Cape Cod and the Islands, founded by Massachusetts Citizens for Children in 2002. For more information, contact Brooke Eaton-Skea at 774-279-3453.
Wednesday, April 27: FLEMING RUTLEDGE – 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall. We are
most fortunate to have another occasion to listen to the wit and wisdom of the Rev. Fleming
Rutledge. She will be interviewed by Father Adam about ideas presented in her recently published magnum opus, The Crucifixion, Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a brilliant mind in an intimate setting discussing ideas at the very heart of what we believe. We will share light refreshments.
Friday, April 29: A Network Forum – in our Parish Hall from 9 a. m. to 12 noon at which the six
candidates seeking to succeed Senator Dan Wolf as our state senator will respond to 3 residents sharing part of their struggle to survive economically on Cape Cod. Register to attend
with Fr. Ken Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by: THE NETWORK (human
service organizations and faith communities on the lower/outer Cape).
St. Martha’s Women’s Guild is in need of metal coffee cans with tops. Please drop them off at
the office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
ATTENTION: SAFE CHURCH TRAINING ON SATURDAY, MAY 14 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
in the Parish Hall. Check your email to see if you have been contacted about this training. If
so please let us know that you can attend by emailing Amanda in the Office at email@example.com Thank You.
ATTENTION – PARISH MINISTRY LEADERS Do you need new members for your Committee/Team? You have a RECRUITMENT OPPORTUNITY on the Parish Ministries bulletin board display for the month of May. The Welcoming Paths team has reserved the board for May to help ministries add to their teams. Just let us know if you want to be part of the display and we’ll create a space for you. Contact Marty Williams or Sandy Marshall, co-chairs of Welcoming Paths.
SAVE THE DATE – SUNDAY, MAY 22: Angelica Series – Rabbi Michael Lerner will be the keynote speaker at 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Seeking healing for the divisions amongst us, Rabbi Lerner has led a life as a personal witness in non-violent confrontation with injustice. Come to our Parish Hall to hear what he has to say to us. The event is jointly sponsored by Am HaYam Cape Cod Havurah, The Church of the Holy Spirit, The Federated Church of Orleans, Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church, Harwich, and First Parish Brewster Unitarian Universalist. We anticapete a full house, so please make your reservations early with Tom Dewing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHS ARTIST/APRIL CRAFT MONTH: Works of our parish crafts people are on display in the Reception Room. Come to enjoy! Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton – email@example.com – 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: HELP NEEDED – Please sign up on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall. The beverages are provided. You just need to bring something of your choice to go with them! Be creative and lend a hand to this fun cause! Please call Michele Puzo at 508-432-1981.
DRIVERS NEEDED: Volunteers to drive parishioners to church services, activities and medical appointments are sorely needed. If you can help please call Pattie LaBranche at 508-255-3532 or Peter Blank at 508-760-1516.
EVENTS IN THE PARISH HALL: Please be kind to the floors. When you move tables or chairs in the Parish Hall please LIFT them to move them as opposed to DRAGGING them across the floor. This way we can prevent streaks on the wood. Thank you!
FAIR TRADE UPDATE: We have received a new order of olive oil from the Holy Land (the same oil that is used to make Holy Chrism for baptismal anointing). We also now have hot chocolate and cocoa and healthy organic cashews and almonds as well as an assortment of coffees, teas and chocolate bars. Questions? Call Fr. Ken at 508-240-5169.
FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly accepting spring clothing. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Your donations can be dropped off any time the Parish Hall is open. If the shop is closed there is a container outside the Free Shop door at the foot of the elevator. Questions? Please call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: The shop will be open on Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Please stop by and buy! Barbara Hoffman
WELCOMING VISITORS: If you are sitting near visitors at the services please extend them a greeting, and invite them over to the parish hall for coffee hour and a visit to the newcomer table.