Announcements October 20 – 26

ALL SAINTS SERVICE – Remembrance Forms (Green form) – The ushers will have these forms available this 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 CLASS:  Led by Adam+ and Gail+, will be held on Wednesday, October 24, at 5:30 pm, in the church.  This is the last of three sessions and are open to all, newcomers and those who’ve been around for a while! This series provides 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.

The Third Quarter Pledge Statements are in the Reception Room. Please pick yours up and help us save postage.

Sunday, October 21:  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.

SPECIAL LABYRINTH WALK in remembrance of Matthew Shepherd and all others who have lost their lives or who have been harmed for being who they are. Friday, October 26 at 10 am and Saturday, October 27 from 9 am to 12 Noon In the Parish Hall.

Holiday Bazaar Food Table WORKSHOPS:  Join Cynthia Murray & Cris Harter in the Parish Hall kitchen on 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:

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 1. We will rely on donations of baked goods and other food items such as jam, jelly, chutneys, pickles, candy. 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. 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 21:  The Book Discussion Group – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will continue reading, “Accidental Saints” by Nadia Bolz-Weber reading chapters 4, 5 and 6. 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.

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.

INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING: SOARING EAGLE – The popular annual Nauset Interfaith Thanksgiving Service this year will feature a talk by the Medicine Man of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Soaring Eagle, otherwise known as Earl Cash Jr. The theme will be giving thanks and caring for God’s gift of Mother Earth. Hope to see you at Eastham United Methodist Church at 2 pm on Sunday, November 18.  Come early, we expect a capacity crowd!



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