Announcements July 28 – August 3

Sunday, July 29:  ADULT EDUCATION – In the Fireplace Room starting at 9 am and ending at 9:45 am. Continuing on July 29, we will be reading through The Rev. Ed Bacon’s book: “The Eight Habits of Love.”  We will be exploring the habit of Candor. Gail Smith+

CHS Artist:  The featured CHS artist for the month of July is Pia McKenzie. Come enjoy her show entitled:  Recent collages-Memory, Inspiration and My Childhood Faith. Her series of collages were completed over the past 6 months; remembering her experiences in her Christian faith as a child. If you are an artist who would like to display your art at CHS, please sign up for a month in 2019. A sign up sheet will be posted soon. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – – 508 255 7277.

Sunday, July 29:  Veggie Tales (Summer Church School) During the 10 am service, in the Creation Room across from the Nursery – we welcome visitors! Offered for infants and toddlers.

Sunday, July 29:  BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP  In the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service.  The group will continue reading Chapter 6 of “Living Jesus”. Due to the many distractions of summer we are going to take August off and renew our reading in September. Brooke and Brian Skea

Friday, August 3:  GARDEN PARTY – 9 am to 12 Noon. The August Garden Party is on the 3rd. Usual weeding, mulching, pruning. Coffee, Real and Decaf, water, Hole in One donut holes. Bring your gardening tools or use ours. Come for a little while or all morning. There are things that ANYONE can do. Come have fun with us and make our parish grounds a little bit more beautiful. Questions? Call Gilbert Merritt: Cell 508-360-1125; Home 508-240-6998.

Sunday,  August 5:  YOUTH  SUNDAY – Please join us for a delicious brunch! After the 10 am service in the Parish Hall. Note: There will be 2 Brunches in September on 9/2 and 9/30.

Friday, August 10:  LABYRINTH WALK – 10 am, Parish Hall. This month we will be exploring and walking with Rev. Ed Bacon’s “Habit of Candor.” Practicing candor is about having the courage to engage in difficult conversations. Relationships can be complex, bringing with them joy and sorrow, laughter and tears, hard times and good times. When we walk the labyrinth with candor we open ourselves to letting this spiritual practice open our hearts and help us move from fear to love. Come join us for our walk as we begin to explore living our lives with “Candor” and what it means on our life long journey of love. Gail Smith+

The KIMBLE GUILD is a long standing Parish Guild. There are currently three hammerers producing aluminum pieces and we would love to have new members. The Kimble House is open from 11 am to 12 Noon on Sunday and 10 am to 12 Noon on Monday, please come and check it out, maybe it will appeal to your creative ability!

ACOLYTESHave you ever wanted to be an Acolyte?  Now’s your chance!  We need volunteers
during the summer.  Contact Mary Anne Bragdon at  508-896-3481.

CHURCH SCHOOL FAMILIES:  Visit The Church of the Holy Spirit website, click on Spiritual Formation and click on Church School. Here you will find all the “activities and events” in the Church School for May through August. It’s a beginning for Church School presence online. Soon we will offer Registration and Sign up for events and MORE online – stay tuned!

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please signup 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! Thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

FREE SHOP:  The shop is gratefully accepting summer clothing. 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. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – – 508 255 7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Have you checked out the Galley West shop recently? It’s a one of a kind shop with many wonderful items for sale. The summer hours for the GALLEY WEST SHOP have begun for July and August: in addition to Sundays, the Galley West is open Monday through Thursday from 10 am-3 pm, except holidays. When Susan Owens calls, please try to fit a 2 and 1/2 hour for the church and the Galley West Shop.  Thank you, Susan Owens.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  “We’re going on vacation!” The Health Ministry committee will be taking time off for July and August and will bring back the Health Information table in September. Watch for information on immunizations. Ann Pike-Paris, Coordinator

PRAYER SHAWLS:  Welcomed, needed at so many stressful times. Knit or crocheted; all happily accepted, blessed, distributed where needed.  Thanks to all who help in this ministry. We’re looking for a new Prayer Shawl Ministry leader; If you are interested please contact Helen Richardson at 508-255-0065.

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS The “Tuesday Study Group” has a new name:  Reading For Spiritual Growth. We meet in the Parish Library twice a month on Tuesday mornings at 10 am to discuss books related to our spiritual journeys. Come join us! On September 4 we will re-convene to begin to discuss Amy-Jill Levine’s Short Stories by Jesus, reviewing Jesus’ parables. Contact Sandy Marshall for more information: or 508-255-9971.

SUMMER CHOIR:  All singers are invited to come any Sunday for a rehearsal in the church at 9 am to sing 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. No vestments, no procession, and a great variety of music! Joan Kirchner




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