Announcements September 23 – 29

WEDNESDAY 7:30 AM NEW BEGINNING.  Wednesday morning worship and fellowship at CHS has begun anew!  Most weeks, this will now be a lay-led service of Morning Prayer, 7:30 a.m. in the church’s side chapel.  This will include opportunity for sharing of reflections in various ways and from various sources.  However, the first Wednesday of each month, our staff clergy, either Adam+ or Gail+ will lead Eucharist – same time and place.  And all Wednesdays, after the service there will be a simple breakfast, with fellowship, in the Fireplace Room. Please join us for this very special opportunity to be and grow with God and one another.

Sunday, September 24:  Book Discussion Group – In the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will begin reading Richard Rohr’s “The Divine Dance” (2016). We will review the first 41 pages. Brooke and Brian Skea

Sunday, October 1:  CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS – It’s official the first Sunday of every month is YOUTH SUNDAY.  As well as the ever popular Youth Group Brunch, Church School youth will be Lectors and Church School families will be reading at the 10 am service. The Youth Group  will serve and host a delicious brunch in the Parish Hall after the 10 am service. Please come!

Thursday, October 5:  Ladies Luncheon – 17 of us shared lunch together in September, for our first gathering after summer vacation and as one person put it, “It felt like a party.” We decided to continue to collect baby items for the Baby center in Hyannis at this Oct. meeting.  Remember to bring a sandwich to share and be in the Parish Hall at 12 Noon.  The rest will be provided.  Our committee for October is Sue Stevens (chips), Jane Affleck (lemon and 1/2 and 1/2), Pat Carroll (paper goods), and Bev Dreher and Dot Cross collaborating on table decorations.  Hope to see you there.

Friday, October 13 (4 pm to 7 pm) and Saturday, October 14 (9 am to 12 Noon):  RUMMAGE SALE – DONATION DROP OFF AT THE PARISH HALL BEGINS WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11, times will be posted. We need CLEAN adult and children’s clothing, shoes and boots in wearable condition. We will also need gently used books (no mildew please!) as well as “white elephant” items such as dishes, baking items, small furniture, small appliances IN WORKING ORDER and children’s toys. We CANNOT ACCEPT – TV’s, computer equipment, luggage, LP records, food, live plants, golf or ski equipment. Many helping hands will be necessary to make this year’s sale a success! Watch for sign up sheets to be posted in  Parish Hall and Reception Room later this month. Please contact Melissa Keeffe: email at or call/text her cell at 607- 426-0916.

Saturday, November 4:  HOLIDAY BAZAAR UPDATE – Plans are well underway for our All Parish Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 4 from 9 am to 3 pm. In October you will be asked to volunteer to help make our Bazaar a success.  Please see more info in your October Together newsletter and contact Sue Sasso at 508-255-1732 with any questions.

CHS GALLERY/CHS ARTISTS:  The featured CHS artist in the Reception/Gallery Room for the month of September is Pia Mackenzie. Please view her new series of twelve collages she created this summer in the themes of “Woods, Angels and Wilderness”. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Set up the first day of your chosen month – take down the last day of that month. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – – 508 255 7277.

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.

FREE SHOP:  The new Free Shop Schedule was mailed to all volunteers in August. If you did not receive a copy, please contact the CHS office. The shop is gladly and gratefully accepting fall clothing and paper shopping bags. We are open Monday: 12 Noon to 3 pm and Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or placed in the box outside the shop door any time the parish hall is open. Thank you to Janet Winter and Nancy Munson for answering the call for Wednesday volunteers. Questions? Call Sharyn Laughton or email:

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  The shop is open to the public on Sundays from 11:15 am to 12 Noon and on Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Holidays. Please stop by, browse, and shop for yourself, family, and friends. Susan Owens

St. Martha and Kimball Guilds has reconvened; Every Monday, in the Fireplace Room and Kimball House at 10 am and then get together at 12 Noon to share a bag lunch.  Tea will be provided along with warm fellowship sharing the sad and the glad.  All are welcome.  Any questions call Libby Hall 508-349-2362.

SAVE THE DATES for the 39th Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 25, from 10 am to 4 pm and on Saturday, November 26, from 10 am to 3 pm in the Parish Hall. There will be 25 dealers from the New England area offering you a wide range of choice antiques to choose from, including 18th and 19th century furniture, nautical items, quilts, Staffordshire china, ironstone, early American pattern glass, jewelry, Americana, brass candlesticks, vintage post cards, chocolate and ice cream molds, primitives, textiles, folk and fine art.  You will receive a letter asking for your support of this longstanding fund raiser for our parish.  We hope that you will be a PATRON of this show that has been such a tradition here at the Church of the Holy Spirit. Monies raised at this annual event are used to support our parish programs. Please join us and help to make this 39th year the best yet! If you have any questions or wish to volunteer to help make this show a success, please contact me at 508-255-8819. Thank you for your support! Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair



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