Announcements October 13 – 19

ALL SAINTS SERVICE – Remembrance Forms (Green form)
The ushers will have these forms available this weekend (October 13 & 14) and next weekend (October 20 & 21). If you would like to have your loved one remembered at our All Saints Service November 4, please fill out the form and place it in the offering plate.  Deadline, Tuesday – October 23.

INQUIRERS CLASSES:  Led by Adam+ and Gail+, will be held on Wednesdays, October 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 14:  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.

Holiday Bazaar Food Table WORKSHOPS:  Join Cynthia Murray & Cris Harter in the Parish Hall kitchen on Wednesday, October 17 at 3 pm and Tuesday, October 30 at 1 pm (corrected date) 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! 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? Cynthia: or Cris:

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.

Saturday, November 3:  HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 9 am to 3 pm.   YOU can help make this a successful fund raising event by donating homemade food items, special homemade cookies for the Cookie Walk (2″ size preferred), used jewelry, better used books and elegant white elephant items. Drop off at CHS starting Thursday November 1st;  Come and enjoy the bazaar – bring family & friends – Lunch room open 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Volunteer sign up sheets are in Reception and Parish Hall.

Sunday, October 14:  The Book Discussion Group – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We 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 – – 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 – – 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.

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”!




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