RUMMAGE SALE 2020: There will be a planning meeting in the fireplace room on Tuesday, March 10 at 10 am to put together a leadership team to run the Rummage Sale. We are looking for new leadership this year. Save the dates for Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 with set-up beginning in the parish hall on Tuesday, May 12. This is a major parish fundraiser and is always a fun event. We can’t pull it off without a lot of help. If you are interested in helping but cannot attend the meeting, please contact Melissa Keeffe: call/text (607) 426-0916. or firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy Conversations: Sundays in Lent & Easter – March 15, 29, April 19, 26 from 11:30 am to 2 pm in the Parish Hall. During our Holy Conversations we will share stories from the Church of the Holy Spirit’s history. After collecting our stories during our first Holy Conversation, we will decide which ones we want to talk about more. We do this work as part of our preparation for the next rector. Like the Japanese art of Kintsugi, we will mend the broken pieces of our stories into a wholeness that is made possible only through Jesus Christ. We will also be creating a beautiful work of Kintsugi together and have a healing service. Since the Holy Conversations are for adults only, all children and young adults are welcome in the Gathering Room for fun and games!
CHOIR APPRECIATION: SUNDAY, MARCH 15 – We deeply appreciate our wonderful choir every Sunday, but on Sunday, March 15, we will give them special recognition and celebrate with a festive coffee hour following the service. Please plan to attend and then join in the first of our Holy Conversations.
Wednesday Soup Suppers this Lent: Continuing with the Wednesdays during Lent, March 11th, 18th, 25th, April 1st, we will meet at 5 pm in the Parish Hall to share in a simple meal of soup and bread. We will watch the Oscar nominated film ‘Chocolat’ and examine the story and characters to explore what it means to be truly and completely human as God intended. Please contact Dianne Fromm at email@example.com or 508-255-3481 or sign up in the parish hall to make soup or bake bread for the evening.
MAUNDY THURSDAY: The sign up sheet for our Maundy Thursday Vigil is available in the reception room. Please come and sign up for this meaningful devotion.
CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS: Church School news: CHANGE in filling the Eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt! Please bring wrapped candy to the basket in the Reception/Art Gallery Room. The Church School Team and any volunteers will fill the 300 eggs on Palm Sunday in the Gathering Room after the Youth Brunch. Please no peanut related candy. Speak to any member of the Church School team if you would like to help. There are sign up sheets in the Gathering Room of the Church School for children to be Acolytes on the 4th Sunday of each month and for Readers on the 1st Sunday of each month. Please encourage your children to participate.
Youth Group SPONSORED FUN PARISH Event: FRIDAY MARCH 20 from 5 to 9 pm in the Parish Hall. Spaghetti Supper & Pie Eating Contest plus a paper airplane building night! Come join in the fun! This event is open to all ages, bring a friend and your fun party attitude. We will supply the materials for the airplane building. There is no cost for this event but donations are greatly appreciated. There’s a first time for everything…bet this is one for most of us! Matt Thompson
Lenten Array Booklets: The Lenten Array is now up on the altars for the season of Lent. For those of you who would like to know more about the Lenten Array in church history or the symbolism used in the design for the hangings and vestments, there are laminated sheets available at all entrances to the church and on the small altar table.
CHS FEATURED ARTIST: The artist for March is Gail Smith+ “Soul Work Gatherings”: Baskets, Paintings, Appliqué Quilt work, Poetry, Soul collage by Gail Smith. “My art work, quilting, poetry writing, basket weaving all serve as ways for me to spend time and be present with God.”
Please stop by the Gallery/Reception Room and enjoy Gail’s+ show!
Adult study group – Sunday, March 8 in the Fireplace Room at 9 am. “Glimpse of the Gospel” – using themes for the Lenten season, we are exploring the gospel lessons for each Sunday. Come join us in the Fireplace Room. Gail Smith+
Book Discussion Group – Sunday, March 8 in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. We will continue reading Chilton’s Rabbi Paul, reading chapter 8. Brian and Brooke Skea
HEALTH MINISTRY: March’s topic of the month is Brain Health. Did you know, more than 3.5 million children and adults sustain an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) each year? For more information, go to Food & Drug Administration Medicines and You: A Guide for Older Adults – http://www/fda.gov/drugs/resourcesforyou/ucm163959.htm