Announcements Nov 26 – Dec 3

fall on cape cod 2Sunday, November 27: CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – Advent wreath making in the Gathering Room (9:45 to 10:40). Children will process into church for the blessing of their Advent wreaths by Fr. Adam. Bring greens, if able and the church school will supply all other materials. Candles will be available during coffee hour. Saturday, December 3 at 5 pm – Christmas Pageant rehearsal, Gingerbread House making and pizza. Sign up sheets in the Gathering Room.

Sunday, November 27: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – In the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We are reading Chapters 10, 11 and 12 of Falling Upward by Richard Rohr. Brian & Brooke Skea.

Thursday, December 1: LADIES LUNCHEON is on DECEMBER FIRST! Our committee is: Barbara Mahoney (chips), Sue Stevens (milk and lemons), Lori Linton (centerpieces), Betty Yearing and Pat Carroll (desserts). We will have an old fashioned Yankee Swap, where you wrap up some treasure you don’t need and by the end of the game, end up with a new treasure to take home! Come, usher in the busy month of December with fun, caroling, and potato chips!

December 3 & 4: FIRST FRUITS CHRISTMAS SALE – Come to the First Fruits Christmas Sale in the Parish Hall for freshly made holiday arrangements and homemade cookies. On Tuesday, November 29, members of the parish and volunteers will be making all kinds of arrangements and cookies that you can purchase. Interested in helping us? Contact Dottie Walsh at 508-945-3969. If you have fresh greens to donate, please bring them to the Parish Hall on Tuesday, November 29 through Friday, December 2.

Sunday December 4: YOUTH BRUNCH after the 10 am service – Support our Youth and have a great breakfast! Yum!

Friday, December 9: ADVENT LABYRINTH WALKS – 10 am and 5:30 pm with Eucharist in the Parish Hall. The theme of the morning walk is True Hope. It features a focus for meditation offered by Dr. Margaret M. Rappaport, Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator. Rev. Anne Koehler presents theological reflection before the walk. Darlene T. Hagon, Director of Music selects music to enhance the experience of the walk, and arrays the labyrinth for Advent. Rev. Anne celebrates an intimate Eucharist in the evening. Walking the labyrinth is incorporated into the service. Meditation, accompanied by music selected by Darlene, is a highlight of the Advent season at Church of the Holy Spirit in December every year. Join us for these guided walks or walk individually between 12 pm – 2 pm. All are welcome!

Parishioners/Angels NEEDED: The Giving Tree will be up on November 28 in the reception room! The tree will be covered with doves, labeled with children who’s parents are in need of PJ’s and Slippers. Any other gifts are welcome. Many thanks to the caring people at The Homeless Prevention Council. They ask that we please do not wrap the gifts as this gives the parent’s a way of feeling connected. The last Drop off Date is Friday, December 9. Questions? Email:

The Refugee Support Team of the Nauset Interfaith Association is collecting needed items during the month of November at the Eastham United Methodist Church, from 10 am to 3 pm on Nov. 29 – Dec. 2. Labeled toiletries and household items should be left in the boxes in Younger Hall. Contact The Rev. Rod MacDonald (, 774-323-3989), Team Chair, or Fr. Ken Campbell, ( 413-478-5719). for a complete list of items.

Wednesday, December 21: MEN’S LUNCHEON – at 12 Noon. Bring your bag lunch and join the fellowship in the Fireplace Room. Please come and bring a friend!
CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of November is JANET WINTER. Janet’s exhibit is a combination display of “just finished works” in colored pencil and watercolors done in years past. Both new and older work show Janet’s interest in depicting the landscapes around us. Janet’s children’s books & cards can also be seen & purchased at the CHS Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 19.

CHS ARTIST: During the month of December, we will display crèche collections in the Reception Room. Do you have a special nativity set that you are willing to share in this show? We all enjoyed seeing the remarkable variety of nativity sets from our congregation a couple of years ago. Contact Cynthia Murray at 508-896-5634 or

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting WINTER clothing & CHRISTMAS decorations. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays: 10 am to 1 pm. 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? Call Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277 or

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: The shop is open Mondays from 10 am to 12 Noon and Sundays from 11 am to 12 Noon.

Calling All CHS HISTORIANS: We are repairing the hammered aluminum “halo” cross that is normally outside over the main (south) entrance to the sanctuary. The mount had deteriorated over the years and it was in danger of falling. Does anyone know its history, who made it, etc.? Contact Gilbert Merritt at 508-240-6998 or

WELCOMING PATHS COMMITTEE: The Welcoming Paths Committee is asking parishioners to notice new people at a service, invite them to coffee hour, and to invite people who have recently joined our congregation to join a committee and a Shepherd Group.

HELP WANTED.  CHS is looking for a part time Saturday and Sunday Custodian/Janitor. This position will aver-age approximately 8-10 hours. Interested? Please contact Sandy Marshall at 508-255-9971.

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