Announcements September 14 – 21

STEWARDSHIP TIME 2020…OUR TIME: It is Stewardship season at the Church of the Holy Spirit.  Letters and Pledge Cards have been mailed to every household. If you not have received your mailing, please contact the Church Office and one will be mailed to you or pick one up on the desk in the Reception Room. With each of us making a Pledge, we can continue the vital and varied ministries of the Parish. Receiving all Pledges by the first Sunday of October would be very helpful as next year’s budget is planned. They may be returned by mail, offering, or to the Church Office. Thank you!

Sunday, September 15:  The Fall season of the Book Discussion Group will begin, in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. Members should bring ideas for the book we will read this Fall. Brian and Brooke Skea

Monday, September 16:  Together DEADLINE!

Sunday, September 29:  SHEPHERD GROUPS & EVENSONG – All Shepherd groups will meet together at a celebration of St. Michael and All Angels in a Choral Evensong  at 5 pm.  Bring your friends and join us first in the church for Evensong and then in the Parish Hall for a reception hosted by the Shepherd Groups of CHS.

In honor of St. Francis, we will have a bulletin board in the Parish Hall with pictures of your pets. Please send or bring the picture to the office. Please put your name and your pet’s name on the back of the photo. Deadline Sunday, September 29. We will have a Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 6 at 3 pm in the Parish Hall.

CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS:  The 2019-2020 Church School Year has begun!  SAVE THE DATE –  Friday October 18 – Pumpkin Carving – details and sign up are on Church School and Youth Group Bulletin boards. Plans are underway for a Middle School Retreat (5th – 9th Graders) November 15-17 at the Barbara Harris Camp in Greenfield, NH. These retreats are always great fun. Interested? Contact Matt Thompson at Joan McFadden

Choir rehearsal has resumed! We begin work on Evensong, as well as Adam’s+ last service, and All Saints’ Day. We are always happy to welcome new singers to this joyful ministry. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7 pm to 8:30 pm in the church.

New Coffee Hour Volunteer sign up list for September through December now available in the Parish Hall. Please take a turn!

CHS HEALTH MINISTRIES:  Cape Cod Healthcare is providing a free service to groups interested in learning how to make the plans we may all prefer to ignore: Advance Care Planning. Learn how to start the conversations, identify a healthcare agent,  and more. Please plan to attend Sunday, October 6 after the Youth Brunch and listen to this informative session given by a  speaker from Cape Cod Healthcare. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

CHS FEATURED ARTIST: The Gallery display for September showcases Ruth Campbell’s favorite children’s stories in which a biblical passage was more clearly understood and illuminated for Ruth. Children’s books are for grownups too! Come by, read a story to see and hear what Biblical message you find. Questions/comments about the CHS Gallery, call Sharyn at 508 255 7277 or

FREE SHOP: Your Fall 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.

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH has resumed. We meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Library from 10 am to 12 noon. We are discussing Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor. If you would like to join us call Sandy Marshall, 508-255-9971 or

HOLIDAY BAZAAR:  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 – SAVE THE DATE! It’s that time of year again! There are many ways you can support this popular and successful fund raising parish event. Gently Used Jewelry: We welcome “good costume” or “fine” jewelry donations.  Drop off box is in Parish Office. Clearly label these donations so we can price them properly in advance of the bazaar. Volunteer sign up and other donation drop offs will be in October. More information will be available as we get closer to the date! Sue Sasso & Priscilla Isner.  If you are making jams, jellies, chutneys, pickles, etc., for the HOLIDAY BAZAAR, please save a jar or two for the bake sale. Along with PIES and breads, these are our best sellers!  Any questions or suggestions, please contact Cris Harter or Cynthia Murray.  Thanks!

SAVE THE DATES – 42nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE: Plans are again underway for the 42nd Annual Antiques Show and Sale to be held on Friday, November 29, 10 am – 4 pm and on Saturday, November 30,  10 am – 3 pm in the Parish Hall. 

CONSTANT CONTACT:  Here at the Church of the Holy Spirit, we occasionally send out a Constant Contact email blast. What is a Constant Contact email blast? Simply put, it is an email that goes out to hundreds of parishioners at the exact same time. To keep everyone informed, we need to always have your current email address on file. So, if you change your email address, please let the office know! Our contact info: or  508-255-0433.

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