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Weekly News

Date Posted: September 26, 2019

News for September 29 – October 5

Blessing of Animals

Grace Episcopal Church and the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia invite you and your pets to a Blessing of Animals on Saturday, October 5 at 4:00 PM. Held each year near the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, the service provides not only an opportunity for our pets to be blessed, but also for us to give thanks for the many blessings we receive through pets and other animals.

We will gather for the service on the Brenau lawn across the street from Grace Church at 431 Washington Street. Pets/domestic animals of all shapes and sizes are welcome, but please provide the appropriate restraint for any animal you bring. Owners are responsible for pet waste.

All who attend are invited to bring a donation for the Humane Society. Monetary donations and gift cards to local pet, grocery, and office supply stores, Walmart, and Target are always welcome. A full wish list can be found on the Humane Society’s website.

Be Thou My Vision

Our annual stewardship campaign has officially kicked off. This year’s theme, Be Thou My Vision: a 20/20 stewardship campaign, encourages us to look more closely at the vision we share and the way we are called to participate in God’s vision for this community and the world.

Pledge cards have been mailed to member households, are available at church, and can also be filled out online. Timely submission is incredibly important to our budgeting process, so your reply by Sunday, November 3 would be greatly appreciated!

Book Signing & Conversation

Fr. Stuart is a co-editor and contributor to the newly published volume Contemplation and Community: A Gathering of Fresh Voices for a Living Tradition. Grace Church will hold a special afternoon reading, signing, and conversation on Sunday, October 6 at 3:00 PM in the Parish Hall.

So that we have a count for refreshments and the number of books to have available for sale at the signing event, please register here if you plan to attend. Attendees at the signing will receive a 10% discount on the purchase of the book from the Cathedral Bookstore.

Please know it is not necessary to purchase a book in order to attend. All are welcome to join us for refreshments and conversation!

Wednesday Night at Grace

Come eat dinner together on Wednesday, October 2 at 5:30 PM!

Menu: pork medallions, candied yams, roasted fall veggies, mixed green salad, rolls, blueberry cobbler
Vegetarian entree: spinach stuffed bell peppers with shaved melted parmesan
Children: 1/2 portion regular menu or PBJ, Cookies

Childcare is available for families participating in Wednesday evening activities. Reservations are required and can be made on the same form as meal reservations.

Click here for complete details and to sign up. Reservations are due by Monday at noon.

Wednesday Evening Women’s Study

We’re practicing our story telling skills and studying the Women in the Bible on Wednesday evenings after dinner, now through October 23. Meet in the Grace Center Conference room from 6:30 – 7:30 PM. For more information contact Cheryl Kelley.

Women’s Retreat Registration Continues

Registration continues for our annual women’s retreat! Join us for a weekend of rejoicing, reflection, and renewal January 17-19, 2020 at the Montreat Retreat and Conference Center in Montreat, North Carolina. Sharon Garlough Brown will guide us as we explore ways to live in authentic community with God, with ourselves, and with others. Discounted copies of her books will be available, email Cheryl to reserve a specific title. Room requests will be honored as space is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so sign up soon!


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