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 is posted in the Gallery. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – firstname.lastname@example.org – 508 255 7277.
CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS: Church School begins September 9 and is LIVE on the CHS Website holyspiritorleans.org – click on Church School to REGISTER NOW! Veggie Tales Theater is available for children during the 10 am service until then. You can still SIGN UP ONLINE for the BCH Camp weekend Oct 6-8. We have nearly half the funds needed for the trip. Please help us raise the remaining $5,000+ by participating in these fundraisers: CAR WASH at First Citizens’ Bank, Skaket Corners – Saturday, September 8 at 1 pm. A PARISH-WIDE (children and adults) TALENT SHOW and Supper, Friday September 21 at 6 pm in the Parish Hall. Sign up for the ham and bean supper and the talent show and supper on posters in the reception room/gallery.
YOUTH SUNDAY BRUNCH – There will be 2 Brunches in September on 9/2 and 9/30. Please join us after the 10 am service in the Parish Hall.
Thursday, September 6: LADIES’ LUNCHEON – September 6 is the first Thursday of the month and we will meet in the Parish Hall at 12 Noon. Bring a sandwich to share, and all the rest will be provided. Our committee for September is: Pat Carroll, chips; Sue Stevens, paper goods; Georgia Schneider, juice; Fay Cole, table decorations; Jane Affleck, lemon and half & half; and Dilys Smith, dessert. Remind each other with a call or text, and talk it up with friends. Hope to see you there.
NEWS FROM FOOD FOR 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
CHS GARDENS and GROUNDS: Do you appreciate the CHS Gardens and Grounds but can’t participate in our monthly Garden Parties? Then a donation to the St Fiacre Fund could be an option. A gift to the St. Fiacre Fund is a fitting memorial to a loved one or to honor a notable individual or occasion in your parish life or just to ensure our gardens and grounds will have sufficient income in future years. Please include “For St. Fiacre Fund” on your check.
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 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!
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.