Announcements June 15 – 21

Sunday, June 16:  ADULT EDUCATION – in the Fireplace Room, 9 am. We continue with Genesis. It’s an engaging, demanding, puzzling, and sometimes disturbing text. But it’s also a very rich one, with so much to reflect on, that invites us into the heart of things in many ways. This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+. No homework required! Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, June 16:  Today is the first “Sundae Sunday” of summer 2019. This was very popular last year! Weather permitting we will gather in the memorial garden, after the 10 am service, to enjoy ice cream and homemade chocolate sauce, whipped cream and sprinkles!  Too wet or too hot, we will see you in the Parish Hall. Mark your calendars now for July 21 and August 18.

Sunday, June 16: The Book Discussion Group:  We will meet in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service, reading Rabbi Jesus, finishing Chapter 7 and reading Chapter 8. Brooke and Brian Skea

Sunday, June 16: Veggie Tale Summer Theatre:  Begins today, June 16 and runs thru September 1 in the Creation Room at 9:45 am. Snacks included. All ages welcome. Children will join families in church around 10:40 am. Nursery Care available 9:30-11:30 am every Summer Sunday in Nursery under the Parish Hall across from Creation Room.

Thursday, June 20:  Garden Party – 8:30 am to 12 Noon. Our Garden Parties are attended by members of the parish who are willing to give part of one morning a month to maintaining the gardens at Church of the Holy Spirit. There are no requirements for participation other than a desire to help keep the Church grounds looking good. All parishioners and their friends are encouraged to join us, come when convenient and stay as long as you can. The usual donut holes, coffee and water will be provided. Gilbert Merritt

News from Food 4 Kids: Food4Kids wishes to thank all of you have signed up to volunteer with us this summer, but we still have many openings. Visit our website at to sign up. We still need help preparing the fruit, vegetables, and sandwiches, as well as packing the bags and coolers. A small number of driving opportunities also remain open. If you need assistance with Signup Genius, please call Brenda Ridgeway (207-557-3478).

Ladies Luncheon:  Is taking a break for July and August. We will not meet again until September 5. Hope everyone has a safe summer!

Nursery Care Help Needed: A paid position is available immediately. Must be 18 years old or older. Love of young children is essential! Please contact Cynthia Murray or Mellissa Keeffe. Come join the Church School team and have fun!

ALTAR FLOWERS:  Please consider a donation for altar flowers! Just fill out an Altar Flowers request card, available at all the church entrances. You may choose to do this to remember someone or perhaps to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday.  For a donation of fifty dollars the Flower Guild will purchase and arrange flowers and the name(s) of the loved ones being honored will be noted in the service bulletins of the weekend services of the chosen date.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST: June is CHS Crafters Month in the Reception Room/Gallery. Derived from the German word, Kraft, the noun “craft” is defined as an activity involving skill in making things by hand or an art, trade or occupation requiring special skill, especially manual skill. CHS is fortunate to have many members who are wonderful at an art form or craft that will be on display. Please make the time to view their handiwork in the Reception Room. Questions/comments, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or

FREE SHOP: Your Summer 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. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – – 508 255 7277.

HEALTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE:  Summer is fast approaching and outdoor safety precautions are back. Be it protecting yourself with sunscreen, wearing your helmet when cycling or swimming and being mindful of the area you are in, please protect your self and those around you. And don’t forget the tick checks! The Environmental Working Group has a great resource about repellents, diseases and science based facts: Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS: COME JOIN US! Our reading group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Parish Library from 10 am to noon to discuss books we have chosen that relate to our spiritual journeys. Our time together includes worship and “checking in” on what’s going on in our lives while nurturing our spiritual gardens, weeds included! If you would like to join us call Sandy Marshall, 508-255-9971 or

Summer Hosts Needed: The Refugee Support Team (Nauset Interfaith Association) is seeking hosts for this summer’s Welcome Weekends for refugee families. Providing joyful mini-vacations at the Cape for refugees is only one part of this; more important is sharing and learning with persons whose stories are remarkable. The two weekends chosen for this year are:  July 12-14 and August 9-11. More information or questions? Please contact Ken Campbell+ at or 413-478-5719.



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