Announcements August 10 – 16

Sunday, August 10:  ADULT EDUCATION – in the Fireplace Room, 9 am. We continue with Genesis. For this week, we’ll be reading and reflecting on Ishmael, the Covenant Sign, and the Promise to Sarai. This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+. No homework required! Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, September 8:  HOW HE PREPARES TO PREACH. For the past ten years, we have had the gift of hearing Adam+’s sermons, week after week, on the lectionary readings. These are given to us in his own distinctive style, which some have called Rabbinical. (He takes that as a high compliment.) We know that he preaches without scripts or notes. Have you ever
wondered how he gets ready? On Sunday, September 8, after the 10 o’clock service, we’ve invited him to reflect with us, discussing how his sermons come into being. Doug Fromm and I will be his “interviewers.” Come to the Fireplace Room after enjoying a few minutes of coffee hour, for a lively and revelatory time. Who knows? In addition to celebrating this dimension of Adam+’s ministry among us, it may also inspire us to new ways of engaging scripture, ourselves, as we prepare for worship. Tom Dewing

Tuesday, August 13:  Galley West Artisan Gallery (GWAG) – Information Meeting – 1 pm in the Fireplace Room. If you were unable to join us on July 23 (the tornado/stormy day) at the GWAG information meeting, you have another chance to learn about this exciting opportunity being offered to CHS members.  Please read the article in the August Together with more details…. and then come and listen to what we have planned. If you are interested in this opportunity but can not join us, please contact Sue at or 508-255-1732.

Friday, August 16:  August Garden Party –  8:30 am to noon.  All  parishioners and  their friends are welcomed to join us. Come when convenient and stay as long as you can. There is always a break about 10 am when we gather around for coffee and donut holes and get to know each other better (and take a photo for the CHS Facebook page).  Please plan to join us on August 16.

Sunday, August 18:  “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…Yum!!

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!  Interested? Contact Joan at

Wednesday, August 14:  APOLLO MISSION ANNIVERSARY & BOOK STUDY! – There will be a special showing of the academy award winning film, Hidden Figures, at the Eastham Public Library at 3 pm, followed by discussion. The film is about the three African American women working as human computers on the Apollo Project. Sponsored by the Martin Luther King Action Team of Nauset Interfaith. All welcome!

Wednesday, September 18:  Beginning on Wednesday, September 18 and continuing through October 9, at 5 pm in the Parish Hall, Ken Campbell+ will lead a 4 week book study of The Words of My Father:  Love and Pain in Palestine, by Yousef Bashir. This is about a young Palestinian growing up in the Gaza Strip. Please contact Ken+ at or 413-478-5719.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST: The featured CHS artist for the month of August is Laura Baksa. Laura
is a sculptor and landscape artist. She creates functional art pieces for the garden and stone “follies” or “ruins”. Please stop by and enjoy her show! Questions/comments about the CHS Gallery, 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 still here bringing heat waves, heavy thunder storms, tornados, sharks, seals… so we thought it good to  repeat our reminders on outdoor safety precautions.  Be it protecting yourself with sunscreen, bug spray, wearing your helmet when cycling and being mindful of the area you are in, please protect yourself and those around you. Here’s to a safe summer! Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

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.

ANTIQUE SHOW:  The 42nd Annual Antiques Show and Sale Committee has mailed our Patron donation letters to parishioners. If you wish to make a donation, you still have time to send in your check and to be included in the patron listing in the Antique Show booklet. Forms are available in the parish office. Please make out your check to the “Church of the Holy Spirit” and note that it is for the Antique Show. A donation of $20 will be greatly appreciated. Mail your donation to the church or place it in the offering plate at any church service. Donations with patron names in the booklet need to be submitted by 10/31/19. Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair

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