Announcements July 29 – August 4

PLEDGE STATEMENTS:  Your second quarter pledge statements have been mailed. If you did not received yours by July 28, please call the office at 508-255-0433.

Sunday, July 23:  Book Discussion Group – The Book Discussion is on hiatus for the summer. We are hoping to finish “Grounded” in one summary meeting after Labor Day. We will set up a date later in August. We will also try to select the next book to read. Keep on reading! Brian and Brooke Skea

Sunday, July 30:  Church School News – Our Veggie Tale Summer Theatre with snacks has begun! It is being held in the Creation Room across the hall from the Church Nursery at 9:45 am. Visitors and children 5 years and older are welcome to enjoy this animated Biblical series. Nursery Care is offered for children 4 years and younger. Veggie Tale Theatre runs through September 3, Labor Day Weekend.

Saturday, August 5:  HABITAT CAPE COD – Saturday, August 5, is the day the Church of the Holy Spirit has been asked to provide LUNCHES FOR VOLUNTEERS on the Chatham work site. Volunteers are busy getting ready for the dedication of four houses.  Please contact Kathy Goddard at 508-255-3818/ or Georgia Schneider at 508-255-2368/ if you can help make sandwiches, a dessert, and provide drinks. They would like to hear from anyone interested in helping THIS COMING WEEK. Thank you.

Sunday, August 6:  YOUTH  BRUNCH—After the 10 am service, in the Parish Hall. Come enjoy a wonderful breakfast prepared by our youth before you enjoy the rest of a summer Sunday on Cape Cod. Always delicious and service with a smile!

Friday, August 11:  LABYRINTH WALK – 10 am in the Parish Hall – Our monthly guided walks continue in August with the theme, Kindness. Opening reflections with The Rev. Anne Koehler will be offered. Before the walk, a short commentary focusing on the nature of “kindness” and its importance for personal growth will be presented by Dr. Margaret Rappaport, a Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator. Following those remarks, she will recognize Darlene T. Hagon who completed the Veriditas certification in June, 2017. Darlene will give a brief overview of her training by Rev. Lauren Artress, the founder of the Veriditas labyrinth movement in the United States and Europe. Director of Music, Darlene T. Hagon will offer meditative music during the walk to enhance awareness of the theme. Please join us in the Parish Hall to sit quietly, pray and meditate even when you don’t walk the labyrinth. Closing prayer and comments will conclude the walk. All are welcome to participate in our parish labyrinth community. Please save Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10 a.m., for our Pilgrimage Walk.  Details to follow. 

Sunday, August 13:  OPEN FORUM on CHS finances, 11:30 am in the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. Please join us for a presentation by our Treasurer, Steve Koehler, and Wardens, Cynthia Murray and Rick Paris. 

Friday, August 18:  GARDEN PARTY – 8:30 am to 11:30 am – Please join the Parish Garden Team and help show the weeds that they are not welcome in our  gardens, we mean business!  Cold water, coffee and donut holes will be available. Any questions contact Gilbert Merritt at 508-240-6998.

SINGING SUMMER:  The choir is in its Summer Choir mode! Continuing 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:  The featured CHS artist for the month of July is Eiric MacKenzie. Take some time to enjoy Eiric’s paper collage art in frames & on boxes. Contact Eiric if you are interested in purchasing her art:  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 any canned food to church next week for the Food Pantry. This is a simple task, but so rewarding to help people in need!

FREE SHOP:  AN URGENT REQUEST  – The Free Shop needs 18 to 20 volunteers to serve the community and CHS and to successfully and smoothly run our shop with no volunteer working alone. Won’t you join our current 14 faithful volunteers? PLEASE consider working ONE DAY PER MONTH (Monday or Wednesday) for THREE HOURS. Open on Mondays:  12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesdays:  10 am to 1 pm. Questions? Sharyn Laughton at 508-255-7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  We are now opened for the Summer! On Sunday from 11 am to 12 Noon and Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, except on Holidays. Susan Owens

Men’s Lunch & SHEPHERD GROUPS will resume in September—stay tuned!

RUMMAGE SALE:  SAVE THE DATES! – October 13 & 14 – It’s time to start thinking about the Annual Fall Rummage Sale and collect “treasures” from the corners of your attic, basement, garage, and hall closets. If you want to get on the volunteer and email distribution lists, please contact Melissa Keeffe, via email at or call/text her cell phone at 607- 426-0916.


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