CHS ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of August is a new parishioner, Jim Sadoski. Jim learned the basics of stained glass crafting in 1973. As an avocation for the past 45 years, he has created, gifted, sold, and installed hundreds of works of art in glass. Please come and see his creative talent on display! 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org – 508 255 7277.
Sunday, August 5: 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, 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+
Friday, August 24:, YOUTH GROUP FUNDRAISER – Ham and Bean Supper at 5:30 pm. All are welcome! Sign up in reception room and Parish Hall. You are welcome even if you forget to sign up!
LADIES’ LUNCHEON: REMEMBER!!! SEE YOU ON SEPTEMBER 6. Our June Ladies Luncheon was held on Thursday, June 7th and we “finished” our year with wonderful fellowship and conversation well beyond dessert! We are taking July and August off, but will be hoping you all will join us when we meet again on September 6. Have a happy, healthy and safe summer filled with all the things you like the most about being on Cape Cod.
News from Food 4 Kids: We are looking for a dry basement or garage to store our coolers over the winter. We will drop them off and stack them neatly at your location at the end of August and retrieve them next June. Easy access and close proximity to the church are bonuses. Please contact Brenda Ridgeway: 207-557-3478 or Anne Koehler+: 973-879-5986 if you can help us out. Food4Kids has been enjoying a very busy summer. At this point, we are more than halfway through, and some of our recreation programs will soon be finishing up for the season. We have enjoyed working with so many new volunteers as well as the faithful returnees. We see daily how important these lunches and snacks are for many children in our neighborhoods. We are so very thankful for everyone’s support!
ACOLYTES: Have 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.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: Due to the many distractions of summer we are going to take August off and renew our reading in September. Brooke and Brian Skea
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 – email@example.com – 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!” Following our brief summer hiatus, the Health Ministries returns in September when our topic will focus on keeping up with the immunization recommendations made by the CDC. All ages will be included along with other information. Ann Pike-Paris, Coordinator
The KIMBALL Guild is a long standing Parish Guild. There are currently three hammerers producing aluminum pieces and we would love to have new members. The Kimball 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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-255-9971.