NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR VESTRY – 2019
The Vestry has formed the Nominating Committee, and given it its charge in preparation for the Church of the Holy Spirit’s next Annual Meeting, to be held February 2019.
Appointed to the Committee were: Chip Bechtold, Judy Gardiner, Gilbert Merritt, Anne Moronta, and outgoing Warden Rick Paris. At the Annual Meeting, the parish will elect one Warden for a two-year term, a Treasurer and a Clerk, each for a one-year term, and five Vestry-at-large members, four for two-year terms, and one for a one-year term.
The Convention Delegates/Deanery Assembly Representatives and Alternate, and two delegates to the Cape Cod Council of Churches were elected last year for two-year terms and will serve their second year in 2019.
Anyone interested in making suggestions for the open 2019 positions is encouraged to contact a Nominating Committee member.
CHS Artist: The featured CHS artist for the month of September is Gail Binney-Sterne. Included in her show marking the 85th Pentecostal birthday of this very special spiritual “HOME” is Gail’s gift to the Church of the Holy Spirit, a quilt entitled GATHERED IN HIS NAME. Please come and see her creative talents 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.
IF YOU UNLOCK IT – YOU MUST LOCK IT! It has come to our attention that very often doors around the campus have been left unlocked during times when we are closed. LOCK ALL DOORS WHEN YOU LEAVE ANY AREA THAT YOU ARE USING AFTER HOURS!
Sunday, September 9: ADULT EDUCATION – In the Fireplace Room at 9 am. We will be finishing 8 Habits of Love, focusing on the chapters of Compassion and Community.
Sunday, September 9: Today – CHURCH SCHOOL BEGINS TODAY! Come to the gathering room to register your children or register online at holyspiritorleans.org. There is just one more fundraiser scheduled for the Barbara Harris Camp weekend, Oct 6-8. Holy Spirit’s Got Talent! so please sign up in the reception room and share your talent at the PARISH-WIDE TALENT SHOW AND SUPPER: Friday, September 21 at 6 pm in the Parish Hall.
Monday, September 10: St. Martha and Kimball Guilds will reconvene in the Fireplace Room and Kimball House at 10 am and then get together at 12 Noon to share a bag lunch. All are welcome. Questions, call Libby Hall 508-349-2362.
Friday, September 14: LABYRINTH WALK at 10 am in the Parish Hall. Our next labyrinth walk is an invitation to slow down, to relax, and take some time for ourselves. Come walk with us and take some time to let the labyrinth be a healing and restorative place for you.
Friday, September 14: Play Readers will resume meeting at 1 pm in the Fireplace Room. New readers welcome. Call Betty Suraci 508-240-2785.
Saturday, September 15: Eucharistic Visitors Meeting – 10 am in the Chapel in the East Transept. This is an important meeting, due to some changes being made. We urge all EVs to attend.Sunday, September 16: The Book Discussion Group will be resuming in September in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will be finishing “Living Jesus” by Luke Timothy Johnson, reading Part 2, Chapters 7 to 12, during September. We hope to begin a new book in October. Brooke and Brian Skea
Friday, September 21: GARDEN PARTY – 9 am to 12 Noon – We will have a lot of cleanup; putting our gardens to bed for the fall and winter. All hands will be greatly appreciated. There are things that ANYONE can do. Come have fun with us and care for our parish grounds. Questions? Call Gilbert Merritt Cell 508-360-1125.
Saturday, September 22: ALI SANDS SPEAKS OUT ON YOUTH HOMELESSNESS, at 2 pm in the Parish Hall. Author of the book I Know Who You Are but What Am I?, Ali will speak on her personal journey of self-discovery, issues that affect LGBTQ youth, how they relate to youth homelessness and what we can do to prevent it. Sponsored by Youth Outreach and Hospitality, an action team of the Nauset Interfaith Association. Admission is free. For more information email email@example.com or call 774-279-3453.
Sunday, September 30: YOUTH SUNDAY BRUNCH – This is our second Brunch in September on September 30. Please join us after the 10 am service in the Parish Hall.
Acolytes: Every Sunday at 10 am our priests, their assistants and the CHS choir enter the church to start our main service of the week. But did you ever notice they are led to the altar by our own young people? These are our Acolytes, and now we have an opportunity for your students (grade 3 to 12) to join them. It’s a chance to serve this parish and God at the altar. Please contact Mary Anne Bragdon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-896-3481.
CHOIR NEWS – The Church of the Holy Spirit Choir Wednesday rehearsals have resumed at 7 pm in the church. If you have an interest in joining us, this would be a great time! We have some special projects for the fall and would love to welcome new faces. Speak to Joan or a choir member and come join in singing God’s praises! Joan Kirschner
FREE SHOP: The shop is gratefully accepting FALL 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.
HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE: Our committee is still on hiatus. Our topic for October will be Domestic Violence. Ann Pike-Paris, Coordinator