Announcements December 28, 2019 – January 3, 2020

Sunday, January 5: One service at 10:00 a.m. – Epiphany Trope with breakfast following.
Please remember to bring your unwrapped gifts for the Christ Child.

Adult Education:  There will be NO Adult Education on December 29, January 5 and February 9 (Annual Meeting).

Please Note:  So that the office staff can enjoy the New Year Holiday, the office will be closed on December 31 and January 1, 2020. There will be NO Healing service on December 31 and NO Morning Prayer on January 1.

Sunday, December 29:  BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – After the 10 am service, in the Fireplace Room. We will read chapters 8 and the Epilogue of Grateful by Diana Butler Bass. There will be NO Book Discussion Group on Sunday, January 5. Brian and Brooke Skea

Centering Prayer will NOT be held Monday, December 30 or January 6. Thursday prayer will continue at 10:30 am as scheduled.  We will resume Monday prayer on January 13 at 4:30 pm.

CHURCH SCHOOL:  Sunday, December 29 – New Year’s Party and Veggie Tale Christmas Movie at 10 am in the Gathering Room. Sign up sheets in Gathering Room for Angels and Shepherds for the Epiphany Trope Sunday, January 5, 2020.

Annual Reports DueFor those of you chairing committees or groups please send in your Annual Reports for 2019 to me by Friday January 10 at the latest. Thanks – Celia Calhoun (

2020 Pledge Envelopes:  If you have made a financial pledge for 2020 and you requested either weekly or monthly envelopes, they are here!  Please pick them up in the Gallery, where they are being watched over by many angels.

CHS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD:  The Church of the Holy Spirit awards a $1000 scholarship to a deserving senior who attends and contributes to the church. This can be for a collegiate or other school of higher learning.  This year we have a bumper crop of 5 seniors.  The scholarship committee is asking for donations to the fund as all of the seniors are worthy of the award. Please help by sending a check to the church made out to the CHS scholarship fund. Thank you.

Thursday, January 9:  Ladies Luncheon – 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Our committee is as follows: Chips, Ginny Lucil; Juice, Ginny Clarendon; Paper goods, Sue Stevens; Centerpieces, Ragnhild Bjerke; and Dessert, Diana Crighton. Bring a sandwich to share, and all the rest will be provided…chips, coffee, tea, juice, and dessert.  It is good to keep in touch with each other whether we feel “up” or “down”.  Companionship always helps.  Please come join us.

CHS FEATURED ART EXHIBIT:  “Angels we Have Heard on High” – Our December Gallery Exhibit. This year we are featuring angels. Please come and enjoy this heavenly collection. Questions? Please contact Cynthia Murray. The 2020 CHS Gallery sign up sheet is ready to be filled! The sign up sheet is located by the door in the Reception Room Gallery. Looking ahead to February 2020 in the Reception Gallery…… LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS – A call for hearts from CHS artists, crafters, quilters, potters, photographers & beyond! This will be a “group” showing of your hearts on paper, fabric, rocks, clay, etc. work can be for sale or just for exhibit. All hearts gladly & gratefully received mid-January 2020.  Let Sharyn Laughton know what you will be submitting at or 508 255 7277.

FREE SHOP: Your Winter 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 or Suzy Gray – or 774-772-1210.

Health Ministry:  Monthly tip from the Health Ministries Committee – December is a good time to talk about FALL PREVENTION! We are all at risk of injury due to a fall. Check out the tips we’ve posted this month, and the completed ramp not the Parish Hall! Be vigilant during the upcoming holidays. Prevention is the key. Ann Pike-Paris and Meg Nemitz, co-chairs

RECYCLING TEAM AT CHS:  We still need additional volunteers to join the CHS Recycling Team. Every 7 to 10 days is usually sufficient to collect the parish recycles from the kitchen and the hallway off the Reception room. You then bring them to your town recycling center.  PLEASE consider helping with the CHS recycling. It is a small but important task to help our environment. Questions? Contact Jack Sasso at

READING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON TUESDAY MORNINGS:  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. We will be wrapping up reading  Holy Envy by    Barbara Brown Taylor, and in January will select our next book.   Come join us!
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



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