Announcements January 26 – February 1

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 27:  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 27:  The Book Discussion Group – We will continue reading Walter Brueggemann’s “A Gospel of Hope” after the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room, reading chapters 4 and 5, up to p 56. All are welcome!  Brooke and Brian Skea

Church School News – January 27:  A children’s service with Labyrinth will be held in the Gathering Room at 9:45 am led by Gail Smith. February 10:  A Valentine card making table for children will be set up during the Annual Meeting so parents’ can attend.  During the 10 am service, a children’s instructed Eucharist will be held. The Coffee Hour following will include a light lunch buffet for everyone before the Annual Meeting. February 8, 9 and 10:  A group from Holy Spirit will attend a high school retreat at the Barbara Harris Camp. Questions? Please email or talk to Matt Thompson our Youth Leader at:

Sunday, February 3:  YOUTH SUNDAY AND BREAKFAST  –  Please join us after the 10 am service in the Parish Hall, for another wonderful brunch prepared and served by our youth group.

Thursday, February 7:  LADIES LUNCH 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Be sure to put it on your calendar, bring a sandwich to share, and join us. Our committee this time is: Ginny Lucil, Chips; Joan Proctor, Table decorations; Georgia Schneider, Paper Goods; Jane Affleck, Lemon and 1/2 and 1/2; Lori Linton, Juice. Diana Crighton volunteered to bring dessert, which just might have a Valentine theme.

Thursday February 14:  LABYRINTH WALK and POT LUCK SUPPER – 5 pm in the Parish Hall.  Our February labyrinth walk will be followed by a Pot Luck Supper. Bring your family, someone you love to share the walk and your favorite potluck dish to share. Come join us as we celebrate Christ’s love for us as we share that love with one another. Sign up sheet in the Reception Room. Gail Smith+

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!

BABY CENTER BASKET:  There is an almost empty basket on the shelf in the vestibule of Parish Hall that’s ready to take donations for the Baby Center in Hyannis. The Center really needs baby supplies such as wipes and diapers and can also use children’s coats and snow suits. The attendees at the monthly women’s luncheon have agreed to bring their donations to their luncheons but we need your help as well. Please put your donation in the basket and we will deliver them to the Center. Even one package of diapers is appreciated! Many thanks!

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:  Please signup on the posted sheet in the Parish Hall. The beverages are provided, you just need to bring something of your choice to go with them! Thank you to those of you who have helped out with Coffee Hour, to keep this fellowship going.

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 considerworking one Monday (noon to 3) or one Wednesday (10 to 1) each month. Men and women volunteers are welcome! Needed: Paper shopping bags with handles. 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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