Announcements June 29 – July 5

Sunday, June 30:  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 30: The Book Discussion Group:  We will continue reading “Rabbi Jesus” this Sunday in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service,  reading chapters 11 and 12. We hope to finish the book next Sunday, July 7, reading chapters 13 and 14.

Thursday, July 4: In observance of Independence Day, the office will be closed. Happy 4th!

Sunday, July 7Youth breakfast:  After the 10 am service please join us in the Parish Hall for another wonderful brunch prepared and served by our youth group.

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 music@chsorleans.org

Friday, July 12:  We’ll have our July Garden Party from 8:30 am to noon. There’ll be the usual weeding and trimming so please bring your clippers and something to collect your weeds in. Regular and decaf coffee, Hole in One donut holes and cold water will be provided.

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. Mark your calendars now for August 18.

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.

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 Food4KidsCapeCod.org 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).

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 artoff@comcast.net.

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 – artoff@comcast.net – 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: http://www.ewg.org/research/ewgs-guide-bugrepellants. 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 svm2@comcast.net

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 ksbcampbell5050@gmail.com or 413-478-5719.

 

Announcements June 22 – 28

Sunday, June 23:  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 23: The Book Discussion Group:  We will meet in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service, reading Rabbi Jesus, Chapters 9 and 10. Brooke and Brian Skea

Veggie Tale Summer Theatre:  Continuing 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.

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 Food4KidsCapeCod.org 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!

Friday, July 12:   We’ll have our July Garden Party from 8:30 am to noon. There’ll be the usual weeding and trimming so please bring your clippers and something to collect your weeds in. Regular and decaf coffee, Hole in One donut holes and cold water will be provided.

Sunday, July 21:  “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 August 18.

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 artoff@comcast.net.

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 – artoff@comcast.net – 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: http://www.ewg.org/research/ewgs-guide-bugrepellants. 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. 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 svm2@comcast.net

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 ksbcampbell5050@gmail.com or 413-478-5719.

 

 

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 Food4KidsCapeCod.org 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 artoff@comcast.net.

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 – artoff@comcast.net – 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: http://www.ewg.org/research/ewgs-guide-bugrepellants. 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 svm2@comcast.net.

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 ksbcampbell5050@gmail.com or 413-478-5719.

 

 

Announcements June 1 – 7

Sunday, June 9:  ADULT EDUCATION – in the Fireplace Room, 9 am. We begin 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, many ways. This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+. No homework required! Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Homeless Prevention Council:  Let’s go for a walk and support the Homeless Prevention Council!  Getting more involved in our community was one of the overwhelming responses the Vestry received during ReImagining. CHS has been a long time supporter of the Homeless Prevention Council, and we know that this is a real need in our community.

Saturday, June 8, at Provincetown Town Hall, starts a 3.2 mile walk along historic Commercial Street to raise funds for homeless prevention. Register online individually at www.HPCcapecod.org, or pick up a registration form on the desk in the Reception Room, or register the morning of the event at 9 am (walk begins at 10 am). We would love to see a good group from CHS at thewalk. Questions? Contact Melissa Keeffe at 607- 426-0916 or mkeeffe267@gmail.com

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!

Sunday, June 2: The Book Discussion Group: We will continue reading Rabbi Jesus on Sunday June 2 after the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room, reading chapters 6 and 7. Brooke and Brian Skea.

Sunday, June 2:  YOUTH GROUP BRUNCH – Please join us for a delicious brunch prepared and serviced by our Youth Group after the 10 am service in the Parish Hall .

Thursday, June 6:  The next Ladies Luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, June 5, with all hands on deck.  Our committee is : Chips, Fay Cole;  Table Decoration, Joan Proctor;   Paper Goods, Georgia Schneider;  Juice, Jan Roberts;  Dessert, Dilys.

Friday, June 7:  GARDEN PARTY – From 8:30 – 11:30 am, please meet in the back parking lot. We have plenty to do! Coffee, water and donut holes will be provided. Questions? Contact Gilbert Merritt at 508-360-1125.

Sunday, June 9:  Happy Birthday CHS! Pentecost Sunday Is the 86th birthday of The Church of the Holy Spirit, Youth Recognition Sunday and our annual “Parish Cook-In”. So wear your RED and come celebrate with us! Following the Eucharist and Church School Recognition Celebration at the 10 am service, please come to the Parish Hall for the “Cook In”. Please bring a side dish (salad, veggie or fruit platter, baked beans, coleslaw etc.) to go with hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers. Dessert and drinks provided!

Friday, June 14:  Labyrinth Walk – at 10 am in the Parish Hall. The Rev. Bill Heuss will be leading a Celtic walk.

Veggie Tale Summer Theatre:  June 16 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.

News from Food 4 Kids: Signup Genius will be up and running on our website (www.food4kidscapecod.org) on May 1.  We are looking for volunteers to prepare and pack the food and drivers to deliver the coolers to our many sites. Questions? Call Brian Ridgeway at 408-710-9434.

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 svm2@comcast.net

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  June is CRAFTERS MONTH at CHS. Please plan to show one of your favorite works and to write a few words about it!  If you’ve shown it before, show it again!! Questions? Call Jan Roberts at 508-255-6281.

FREE SHOP: Your Spring 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 – artoff@comcast.net – 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: http://www.ewg.org/research/ewgs-guide-bugrepellants. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

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 ksbcampbell5050@gmail.com or 413-478-5719.

 

 

Announcements May 25 -31

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 Murry or Mellissa Keeffe. Come join the Church School team and have fun!

Homeless Prevention Council:  Let’s go for a walk and support the Homeless Prevention Council!  Getting more involved in our community was one of the overwhelming responses the Vestry received during ReImagining. CHS has been a long time supporter of the Homeless Prevention Council, and we know that this is a real need in our community.  Saturday, June 8, at Provincetown Town Hall, starts a 3.2 mile walk along historic Commercial Street to raise funds for homeless prevention. Register online individually at www.HPCcapecod.org, or pick up a registration form on the desk in the Reception Room, or register the morning of the event at 9 am (walk begins at 10 am). We would love to see a good group from CHS at thewalk. Questions? Contact Melissa Keeffe at 607- 426-0916 or mkeeffe267@gmail.com

Sunday, May 26: The Book Discussion Group: We will continue reading Rabbi Jesus on Sunday May 26 after the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room, reading chapters 4 and 5. Brooke and Brian Skea.

Monday, May 27: In observance of Memorial Day, the CHS Office will be closed.

Sunday, June 2:  Please join us for a delicious brunch prepared and serviced by our Youth Group after the 10 am service in the Parish Hall .

Thursday, June 6:  The next Ladies Luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, June 5, with all hands on deck.  Our committee is : Chips, Fay Cole;  Table Decoration, Joan Proctor;   Paper Goods, Georgia Schneider;  Juice, Jan Roberts;  Dessert, Dilys.

Friday, June 7:  From 9-12, please meet in the back parking lot. We have plenty to do! Coffee, water and donut holes will be provided. Questions? Contact Gilbert Merritt at 508-360-1125.

Sunday, June 9:  Happy Birthday CHS! Pentecost Sunday Is the 86th birthday of The Church of the Holy Spirit, Youth Recognition Sunday and our annual “Parish Cook-In”. So wear your RED and come celebrate with us! Following the Eucharist and Church School Recognition Celebration at the 10 am service, please come to the Parish Hall for the “Cook In”. Please bring a side dish (salad, veggie or fruit platter, baked beans, coleslaw etc.) to go with hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers. Dessert and drinks provided!

Friday, June 14:  Labyrinth Walk – at 10 am in the Parish Hall. The Rev. Bill Heuss will be leading a Celtic walk.

Veggie Tale Summer Theatre:  June 16 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.

News from Food 4 Kids: Signup Genius will be up and running on our website (www.food4kidscapecod.org) on May 1.  We are looking for volunteers to prepare and pack the food and drivers to deliver the coolers to our many sites.  Staff members will be available in the Gathering Room after each 10 am service during the month of May to assist with signing up.  Questions? Call Brian Ridgeway at 408-710-9434. F4K is seeking one site supervisor to deliver coolers to Chatham and serve the lunches there each day.  Candidates must have access to an automobile and a valid MA Driver’s License.

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS:  Our group is currently reading The Delight of Being Ordinary by Roland Murillo, an entertaining and spiritually uplifting novel. We meet the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Parish Library from 10 am to noon to discuss books related 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! Come join us. Sandy Marshall

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Please come to the Reception Room in May and enjoy the “Food 4 Kids Display”. We have many wonderful pictures and information to share. Most importantly. Sign up to be a volunteer!!!! 

June is CRAFTERS MONTH at CHS. Please plan to show one of your favorite works and to write a few words about it!  If you’ve shown it before, show it again!! Questions? Call Jan Roberts at 508-255-6281.

FREE SHOP: Your Spring 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 – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Open weekdays during the Summer! Tentative starting date for Summer Hours will be July 1 through August 29, Mondays through Thursdays. Hours are 10 to 3, volunteer shifts: 10 am to 12:30 pm and 12:30 pm to 3 pm. Please say yes when called to help.  Simplified pricing starting this summer will include tax! Remember to bring your guests to tour CHS and stop in at Galley West to purchase some special one of a kind gifts.

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Announcements May 18 – 24

Homeless Prevention Council:  Let’s go for a walk and support the Homeless Prevention Council!  Getting more involved in our community was one of the overwhelming responses the Vestry received during ReImagining. CHS has been a long time supporter of the Homeless Prevention Council, and we know that this is a real need in our community.  Saturday, June 8, at Provincetown Town Hall, starts a 3.2 mile walk along historic Commercial Street to raise funds for homeless prevention. Register online individually at www.HPCcapecod.org, or pick up a registration form on the desk in the Reception Room, or register the morning of the event at 9 am (walk begins at 10 am). We would love to see a good group from CHS at thewalk. Questions?Contact Melissa Keeffe at 607- 426-0916 or mkeeffe267@gmail.com

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 Murry or Mellissa Keeffe. Come join the Church School team and have fun!

Sunday, May 19:  ADULT EDUCATION – in the Fireplace Room, 9 am.  We start working our way through Second Corinthians. This is a lively, interactive Bible study, led by Adam+. No homework required! Just come, in spirit, mind, and heart.

Sunday, May 19: The Book Discussion Group:  We will review chapters 2 and 3, and possibly 4, of Rabbi Jesus, in the Fireplace Room after the 10 am service. Brooke and Brian Skea.

Sunday, May 19: CHURCH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE – Coffee hour will be in the Church School! Take the stairs or take the elevator and join the children for coffee and treats, open classrooms, Godly Play stories and art!  Church School children will greet you, guide you and be so happy that you have come!  There will be places to sit, places to walk, much to see, lots to hear!

Sunday, May 19:  SHEPHERD GROUPS – Eastham/Wellfleet Shepherd Group: The Annual Poetry Evening will be at Nat and Kathy Goddard’s at 5 pm with a Pot Luck supper.  Please RSVP  to 508-255-3818. Orleans Shepherd Group: Will meet at the home of Ann and Rick Paris, 57 Woodsneck Road, E. Orleans. Please call to confirm: 508-255-3583. Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Group: Will meet at 5:30 pm at the home of Cynthia and Tom Murrary: 173 Crocker Lane, Brewster.  Questions? Call Elizabeth  at (508) 240-6998.

Friday, May 24:  Our May GARDEN PARTY has been changed to Friday, May 24. We meet in the rear parking lot at 8:30 am. Water, coffee and donut holes provided. Gilbert Merritt

Saturday, May 25: Fans of the Meetinghouse Chamber Music Series can attend a free sampler of the upcoming season next Saturday, May 25, at 4 pm at the Brewster Ladies Library. A varied program will be offered by Joan Kirchner, soprano, Meghan Koch, cello and Donald Enos, piano.

Monday, May 27: In observance of Memorial Day, the CHS Office will be closed.

News from Food 4 Kids: Signup Genius will be up and running on our website (www.food4kidscapecod.org) on May 1.  We are looking for volunteers to prepare and pack the food and drivers to deliver the coolers to our many sites.  Staff members will be available in the Gathering Room after each 10 am service during the month of May to assist with signing up.  Questions? Call Brian Ridgeway at 408-710-9434. F4K is seeking one site supervisor to deliver coolers to Chatham and serve the lunches there each day.  Candidates must have access to an automobile and a valid MA Driver’s License.

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS:  Our group is currently reading The Delight of Being Ordinary by Roland Murillo, an entertaining and spiritually uplifting novel. We meet the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Parish Library from 10 am to noon to discuss books related 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! Come join us. Sandy Marshall

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Please come to the Reception Room in May and enjoy the “Food 4 Kids Display”. We have many wonderful pictures and information to share. Most importantly. Sign up to be a volunteer!!!! 

June is CRAFTERS MONTH at CHS. Please plan to show one of your favorite works and to write a few words about it!  If you’ve shown it before, show it again!! Questions? Call Jan Roberts at 508-255-6281.

FREE SHOP: Your Spring 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 – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Open weekdays during the Summer! Tentative starting date for Summer Hours will be July 1 through August 29, Mondays through Thursdays. Hours are 10 to 3, volunteer shifts: 10 am to 12:30 pm and 12:30 pm to 3 pm. Please say yes when called to help.  Simplified pricing starting this summer will include tax! Remember to bring your guests to tour CHS and stop in at Galley West to purchase some special one of a kind gifts.

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: http://www.ewg.org/research/ewgs-guide-bugrepellants. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

 

 

Announcements May 11 – 17

THANK YOU – The Rummage Sale team would like to give a heartfelt THANK YOU to all who worked so hard to make our springtime rummage sale a success.  The pre-sale advertising and posting of flyers all over town; the parishioners and their friends who filled the Parish Hall with donations; the volunteers that set up the Parish Hall, unloaded cars, sorted, organized, and priced “treasures” for days; the volunteers that worked the sale on Friday and Saturday; Fay & Ike Cole’s lunch on Friday; Matt Thompson’s lunch on Saturday; and the team that re-packed our leftovers for the Salvation Army truck. Our volunteers ranged in age from 4 to 100 and it was a wonderful week of both working and fellowship. It really takes a dedicated team to make this sale happen and we can’t thank you all enough! We took in $3400. A donation will be made to the Homeless Prevention Council.

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 Murry or Mellissa Keeffe. Come join the Church School team and have fun!

Sunday, May 12: The Book Discussion Group: We will continue reading Rabbi Jesus on Sunday May 12 after the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room, reading chapters 2 and 3. Brooke and Brian will unfortunately be out of town. Brooke and Brian Skea.

Friday, May 17:  Our Labyrinth Walk in May will take place at 10 am in the Parish Hall. We will be exploring and celebrating the Easter season and spring.

Friday, May 17:  SAVE THE DATE:  The Youth Outreach and Hospitality (YOH), an action team of the  Nauset Interfaith Association, will sponsor a BENEFIT CONCERT at 7 pm in the CHS Parish Hall.  CELTIC ROOTS, a band of talented Middle and High School musicians will perform a
concert to benefit homeless and at-risk youth on the Lower and Outer Cape. Questions? Please contact Brooke Eaton-Skea at brookeskea@gmail.com or 774-279-3453.

Sunday, May 19: CHURCH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE – Coffee hour will be in the Church School! Take the stairs or take the elevator and join the children for coffee and treats, open classrooms, Godly Play stories and art!  Church School children will greet you, guide you and be so happy that you have come!  There will be places to sit, places to walk, much to see, lots to hear!

Sunday, May 19:  SHEPHERD GROUPS – Eastham/Wellfleet Shepherd Group: The Annual Poetry Evening will be at Nat and Kathy Goddard’s at 5 pm with a Pot Luck supper.  Please RSVP  to 508-255-3818. Orleans Shepherd Group: Will meet at the home of Ann and Rick Paris, 57 Woodsneck Road, E. Orleans. Please call to confirm: 508-255-3583. Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Group: Will meet at 5:30 pm at the home of Cynthia and Tom Murrary: 173 Crocker Lane, Brewster.  Questions? Call Elizabeth  at (508) 240-6998.

COFFEE HOUR SIGN UP:  THANK YOU to all of you who responded to the appeal for coffee hour hosts!  The sign up sheet goes into August and as of right now there are just two openings:  May 12 and July 28.  Sign up today!

News from Food 4 Kids: Signup Genius will be up and running on our website (www.food4kidscapecod.org) on May 1.  We are looking for volunteers to prepare and pack the food and drivers to deliver the coolers to our many sites.  Staff members will be available in the Gathering Room after each 10 am service during the month of May to assist with signing up.  Questions? Call Brian Ridgeway at 408-710-9434. F4K is seeking one site supervisor to deliver coolers to Chatham and serve the lunches there each day.  Candidates must have access to an automobile and a valid MA Driver’s License.

CHS FEATURED ARTIST:  Please come to the Reception Room in May and enjoy the “Food 4 Kids Display”. We have many wonderful pictures and information to share. Most importantly. Sign up to be a volunteer!!!! 

 June is CRAFTERS MONTH at CHS. Please plan to show one of your favorite works and to write a few words about it!  If you’ve shown it before, show it again!! Questions? Call Jan Roberts at 508-255-6281.

FREE SHOP: Your Spring 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 – artoff@comcast.net – 508 255 7277.

GALLEY WEST GIFT SHOP:  Open weekdays during the Summer! Tentative starting date for Summer Hours will be July 1 through August 29, Mondays through Thursdays. Hours are 10 to 3, volunteer shifts: 10 am to 12:30 pm and 12:30 pm to 3 pm. Please say yes when called to help.  Simplified pricing starting this summer will include tax! Remember to bring your guests to tour CHS and stop in at Galley West to purchase some special one of a kind gifts.

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: http://www.ewg.org/research/ewgs-guide-bugrepellants. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY – KNITTERS NEEDED – Our pastoral visitors take the shawls to homes, nursing homes and hospitals after they have been blessed at one of our Eucharistic services. We also knit baby blankets for newborns. There is no right or wrong way to create these shawls of love and care but we do request that they be approximately 24” by 60” in size (though baby blankets are much smaller!) If you can help, please call Sandy Marshall at 508-255-9971 or svm2@comcast.net.

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