Announcements October 6 – 12

INQUIRERS CLASSES:  Led by Adam+ and Gail+, will be held on Wednesdays, October 10, 17, and 24, at 5:30 pm, in the church.  Sessions are open to all, newcomers and those who’ve been around for a while! This series of three will provide a brief, interactive overview of the Episcopal Church; who we are, what we do and believe. No homework; just come. Sessions will conclude at 6:40.

Sunday, October 7:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We have resumed our series, working our way through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.  This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+.  No homework required!  Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Friday, October 12 & Saturday, October 13:  RUMMAGE SALE:  Friday:  4 pm to 7 pm and Saturday: 9 am to 12 Noon. Keep saving those much needed donations for this popular sale. DONATION DROP OFF AT THE PARISH HALL BEGINS Tuesday OCTOBER 9, please see your Together Newsletter for more information. 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! Sign-up sheets are in the Parish Hall and Reception Room. Questions? Call Suzie Gray: 774-722-1210 or Ike & Fay Cole508-255-9542.

Holiday Bazaar Food Table WORKSHOPS:  Join Cynthia Murray & Cris Harter in the Parish Hall kitchen on one of the following dates and help us make items that we will package and sell at the bazaar Food Table. Supplies to make items will be provided… we just need YOU! Wednesday, October 17, 6 pm to 9 pm, and Wednesday, October 31, 1:00 pm to 4 pm. Sign up sheets are on the Reception Desk and in the Reception Room. Needed: large sized mason jars!  If you have any to donate, please bring them in. Questions? Contact Cynthia: csamurray@mac.com or Cris: cmhcmhcmh@comcast.net.

FOOD TABLE – DONATIONS:  In addition to the workshops above, we will rely on donations of special baked goods and other food items such as jam, jelly, chutneys, pickles, candy, etc. Whatever is your specialty!  Please label your donations and also be clear if items have nuts.  If you can make items to sell but want help packaging them for sale, bring your donations to the church starting on Thursday November 1 and we will handle the packaging for you.

Parking Lot Safety:  We’ve noticed that we have more people ignoring our “Exit Only” and “Entrance Only” signs, and driving in the exit. This is a real concern, and could result in a serious accident. So let’s look out for one another and “keep with the flow”!

Church School News: Today, October 7, there is no nursery or Church School because church school families are attending a weekend at the Barbara Harris Camp in New Hampshire. Thank you to all those in the Church family who helped to fund this memorable trip. Our regular Sunday schedule returns next Sunday with Church School and nursery beginning at 9:45 am.

Sunday, October 7:  The Book Discussion Group – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. In two weeks, Sunday, October 14 we will begin a new book, “Accidental Saints” by Nadia Bolz-Weber (Convergent, New York, 2015), available online or at your local bookseller, reading the first three chapters. Brian and Brooke Skea

Friday, October 19: THE GARDEN PARTY – 9 am to 12 Noon.  Please help us put our gardens to rest for the winter. Thank you to all who have helped us keep our gardens and grounds lovingly maintained. Coffee, Water & Donut holes will be provided. Gilbert Merritt

CHS Artist:  This month’s exhibit is from the Family Diversity Project & Brooke Eaton-Skea. The Family Diversity Project has created this month’s exhibit entitled “Love Makes a Family” and other traveling  photo-text exhibits, books, and curricula to help eliminate prejudice, stereotyping, bullying, and harassment of people who are discriminated against due to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, national origin, religion, and disabilities of all kinds. A sign up sheet for 2019 is posted in the Gallery. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP:  The leaves will be falling soon and turning color.  Your FALL clothing donations will be most welcomed. No more summer clothes, please! 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 – artoff@comcast.net – 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 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. Thank you, Susan Owens

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  October is domestic violence month. This is not an easy subject to discuss or hear about, but one we all need to be aware of. Can you identify elder abuse? Please stop by our table to learn more. Additionally, on Sunday October 14 from 11:30-12 Noon, we have a speaker coming to share information and insights. Chris Morin will join us in the Parish Hall, please come for this short but important presentation.

Friday, November 23 & Saturday, November 24:  SAVE THE DATES – HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE – It’s hard to believe that our plans are underway for the 41st Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 23, from 10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 24, from 10 am – 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. We hope you will be a PATRON of this special tradition at The Church of the Holy Spirit by responding to the letter you received. Monies raised support our parish programs.  Questions? Wish to volunteer? Contact Debbie Meguerdichian at (508) 255-8819.

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