Announcements July 20 – 26

Sunday, July 21:  ADULT EDUCATION – in the Fireplace Room, 9 am. We continue with Genesis and for this week, we’ll be reading and reflecting on the Flood Narrative. This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+. No homework required! Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Giving Statements Coming Soon By EmailWe will be sending out Giving Statements (January through June) soon. For the first time we will be sending them to most households by email! Just in case you might think it is yet another SPAM email, here is what the email will look like:

From: Church of the Holy Spirit <>
Subject: Church of the Holy Spirit Giving Statement
Reply-To: Church of the Holy Spirit <>

Attached, you will find your giving statement from Church of the Holy Spirit for 01/01/2019 to 07/01/2019. Please retain this for tax purposes. Those of you who have been getting the Together newsletter by traditional mail will receive your Giving Statements by traditional mail instead of by email.

Sunday, July 21:  “Sundae Sunday” – 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. Also, please mark your calendars for another DELICIOUS “Sundae Sunday” on August 18…Yum!!

The Book Discussion Group:  We‘re taking a break for July and August. See you in September! Brian and Brooke Skea

An Invitation from our Music Director – Joan Kirchner:  Summer is a great time to join in with our fabulous choir! Come to the church any Sunday at 9 am and we will provide you the music to sing with us at the 10 am service! We will also be featuring some soloists, both vocal and   instrumental. Interested? Please contact Joan at

Tuesday, July 23:  GALLEY WEST ARTISAN GALLERY – INFORMATION SESSION –  5 pm to 6 pm in the Fireplace Room. CHS is blessed with many wonderful artists. We are looking into how we can convert the Galley West into an Artisan Gallery for CHS artists to showcase and sell their art (all forms). Please join us for a 1 hour meeting to learn about this exciting opportunity. If you can not join us but are interested in learning more, contact Sharyn Laughton , Sue Sasso or Donna Tavano.

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: The featured CHS artist for the month of July is Cheryl Kyle.  She appreciates the opportunity to share her paintings with the congregation and friends of The Church of the Holy Spirit. All proceeds from the sales are donated to Endupoto Primary School, a Maasai school with over 573 students in Tanzania, East Africa. 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 here and outdoor safety precautions are back. Be it protecting yourself with sunscreen, wearing your helmet when cycling, or being mindful of the area you are swimming in, please protect yourself 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: Our reading group is taking the summer off and will resume meeting September 3rd and then on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Parish Library from 10 am to noon. We discuss books we have chosen that relate to our spiritual journeys. On September 3, we will begin to discuss Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor. 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, at 508-255-9971 or

Veggie Tale Summer Theatre:  Available every Sunday in the Creation Room all summer 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.

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