Announcements January 5 – 11

Annual Meeting of The Church of the Holy Spirit:  The Annual Meeting of The Church of the Holy Spirit will be held in the Parish Hall at 11:30 am on Sunday, February 10, 2019. In the event that a weather emergency requires the cancellation of this meeting, it shall be held on February 24, 2019, same time and place.

Sunday, January 6:  ADULT EDUCATION –  in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We continue 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.

Sunday, January 6:  The Book Discussion Group –  We will begin discussion of our new book on Sunday, January 6 – in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. Brian and Brooke Skea

Annual Report Notice:  Please send your Annual Report to by Monday, January 7, 2019. Thank you.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  Sunday, January 6: EPIPHANY TROPE – At the 10 am service. Children who are in the Trope will get dressed in the Parish Offices and all other children attend the service with their families. After the Trope, they’ll all go to the CHS Library for a Christmas Story: Grace’s Christmas and board games. Following the service in the Parish Hall please join us for a delicious brunch prepared and served by our YOUTH GROUP. January 27:  The children’s service will be in the Gathering Room at 10 a.m. with  Gail+ celebrating this service with the children.  We will also be walking our new Labyrinth.   Moms, Dad and extended family members are all welcome to join us!

 Thursday, January 10:  Ladies Luncheon will meet on the second Thursday in January 2019. Bring your sandwich to share and enjoy. Our committee for January is: Virginia Clarendon, Chips; Sandra Marshall, Table Decorations; Nancy Lugwig, Paper Goods; Half and Half and Lemon, Jane Affleck; Pat Carroll, Juice;  and Dilys Smith, Klondike Bars.

SUNDAY, January 13:  Evensong is back by popular demand! Mark your calendars for January 13, at 4 pm for an Epiphany Evensong, featuring a variety of music and preceded by an elegant tea in the Parish Hall.

NEW WEEKEND CUSTODIAN:  Please welcome Tony Johnson to our parish family. Tony is our new Weekend Custodian who started working with us on Christmas weekend. He is on duty on Saturdays and Sundays, do stop and greet him when you’re near the parish hall and kitchen on those days. And many thanks to Don and Mary Anne Bragdon who expertly filled in until Tony

ERIC IN THE MORNING: JAZZ, JOY AND JUSTICE! The immensely popular Martin Luther King annual breakfast at CHS this year will feature Eric Jackson of PBS’s Eric in the Evening, who will demonstrate through music, stories and video clips how jazz, gospel and freedom music has and continues to empower the African-American struggle for freedom and justice. Monday, January 21 at 8:30 am, in the Parish Hall. Please preregister as this event always draws a capacity crowd. To register email or call Ken Campbell+ or 413-478-4719.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  This past October, our Church School Families went on a retreat to the Barbara Harris Episcopal Camp in Greenfield, NH. An exhibit of this extraordinary adventure is featured in the Gallery for the month of January. Please make time to see all the wonderful photos and art that are fond memories of our spirit filled family retreat. While you are in the Gallery – sign up to exhibit/sell your art/craft/gift for one month in 2019. Set up the first day of the month, take down the last day the month. Art is a tradition at CHS!

FREE SHOP: Your Winter clothing donations are most welcomed. 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. Did you know that it takes 18 CHS volunteers to run the Free Shop? Right now we have 14 extremely dedicated, loyal and faithful volunteers!  Now is the time to add your name to the list.  Please consider working one Monday (noon to 3) or one Wednesday (10 to 1) each month.  It is a wonderful way to help others.  Men and women volunteers are welcome! 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:  Tips of the month from the Health Committee:  It’s not to late to get your FLU SHOT and good HAND WASHING promotes good health! Find useful information at the health table after services on Sundays or on the desk in the Reception area. Ann Pike-Paris, Chair

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY – KNITTERS NEEDED – Our pastoral visitors take the shawls to homes, nursing homes and hospitals after they have been blessed at one of our Eucharistic services. We also knit baby blankets for newborns. There is no right or wrong way to create these shawls of love and care but we do request that they be approximately 24” by 60” in size (though baby blankets are much smaller!) If you can help, please call Sandy Marshall at 508-255-9971 or

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