Announcements June 10-16

Sunday, June 11: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – After the 10 am service, in the Fireplace Room. We will be reading Part Two, “Human Geography,” Chapter 4, “Roots” of Grounded by Diana Butler Bass.

Tuesday, June 13: CHS CHRISTMAS BAZAAR BRAINSTORMING MEETING – 10 am in the Fireplace Room – We’ve been asked to rethink how and when we hold a Christmas Bazaar this year. Details about this meeting are in the June edition of Together. If you have ideas and want to help us figure this out, come to this meeting. Questions? Contact Sue Sasso 508-255-1732.

SUNDAY, JUNE 11: CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – Our last classes are being held today. Youth Recognition Sunday and all parish cookout will be Sunday, June 18. Veggie Tale Summer Theater begins on Sunday, June 25 in the room across from the Nursery.

Sunday, June 18: The ALL PARISH COOKOUT – Following the 10 am service sponsored by the Church School and Shepherd Groups. Hamburgers and Hot Dogs provided! Families A-P: please bring side dishes/salads and Q-Z: desserts. Please leave dishes in kitchen before the service. Volunteers needed to move food outside, set up and cleanup. To help: email Ruth Campbell Thank you.

Sunday, June 18: SHEPHERD GROUPS – Come one, Come all and celebrate as we usher in summer! In lieu of separate town gatherings, the final Shepherd Groups before our summer hiatus will be the Parish Youth Recognition Picnic on June 18 following the 10 am Service.

Wednesday, June21: MEN’S LUNCH – Our Men’s Lunch group will NOT meet during June, July, and August. Hope everyone has a wonderful Summer and we’ll see you in September! Questions? Call Bruce Lederhouse at 508-240-2853.

SINGING SUMMER: The choir has had our last official Wednesday night rehearsal until the Fall. This means that we are launching into our Summer Choir mode. Beginning on June 18 and continuing on until September 10 any and all singers (all voice ranges, all ages) are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the church at 9 am and sing with the Choir at the 10 am service. Since this is the only weekly rehearsal we hold during the summer, all who wish to participate on Sundays need to come to this important rehearsal at 9 am. Vestments are not worn. Come give it a try. Bring family and friends. Make a joyful noise!

CHS ARTIST: JUNE IS CHS CRAFTERS MONTH in the Reception Room Gallery. Derived from the German word Kraft, “craft” is defined as an activity involving skill in making things by hand or an art, trade or occupation often requiring special skill, especially manual skill. CHS is fortunate to have many members who are wonderful at an art form or craft that will be on display. Please make the time to view their handiwork in the Reception Room. Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS: 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! A special thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS: Please bring SOUP to church next week for the Food Pantry. This is a simple task, but so rewarding to help people in need!

FREE SHOP: The Free Shop is gladly and gratefully accepting SPRING and SUMMER clothing. Open on Mondays: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays: 10 am to 1 pm. Your donations can be dropped off any me 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? Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP: We are open on Sundays from 11 am to 12 Noon.

HARBOR FOR HEALING: Free REIKI clinic for adults living with cancer. In CHS’ Church School Gathering room on Thursdays at 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm. Call Ann at 508-432-7017.

Something new at Church of the Holy Spirit – Look for ALTAR FLOWERS REQUEST CARDS at each entrance to the church. For a donation of fifty dollars, flowers will be purchased and arranged by the newly formed Flower Guild. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special occasion such as an anniversary or birthday. The name of the loved one being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date. Questions? Call Marty Williams at 508-255-8730.

FOOD 4 KIDS wishes to thank everyone who has signed up to work in the program this summer. Our display has moved to the Parish Hall, but we invite you to still sign up on the chart or online if you haven’t yet done so. We especially need people to pack the lunches on Fridays all summer. If that doesn’t fit your schedule, we could still use more people on Mondays, and we also have slots for drivers everyday all summer. We remind you that you are invited to a short training/welcome session on Saturday, June 10, OR Friday, June 16, from 1 pm to 2:30 pm. See you there.

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