Grace Episcopal Church has suspended all in-person campus events, activities, and worship services until further notice. Please visit our Grace@Home page to see ways we are staying connected to one another and to Grace during the days ahead.
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Newcomers are invited to a Newcomer’s Luncheon with a Greek theme immediately following the 10:45 AM service on Sunday, September 15 in the Parish Hall. This is our opportunity to welcome you, answer any questions you may have, and further assist you in getting acclimated into the life of the parish. Please call 770-536-0126 no later than Monday, September 9 to let us know you are attending. We look forward to seeing you!
Dinner Come eat dinner together on Wednesday, September 11 at 5:30 PM!
Menu: Build Your Own Pasta Bar spaghetti noodles or penne pasta; toppings: alfredo or marinara sauce, meatballs or grilled sliced chicken, broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, garlic, parmesan cheese; mixed green salad, garlic bread, cheesecake
Children: 1/2 portion regular menu or PBJ, Cookies
Program Parishioners of all ages are invited to join us following dinner on September 11 and 18 to learn the practice of internalizing a favorite Bible passage. For the past thirteen years, Dr. Park has participated in the research and development of the field of Biblical Performance Criticism through the International Network of Biblical Storytellers. Join us to experience firsthand the dynamic differences in hearing the text told rather than reading it silently. Learn the skills you can use to commit to heart a favorite passage to share with others.
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.
Grace adults gather each month in the Youth Room to watch and discuss movies old and new addressing a wide variety of subjects. A very casual occasion, participants often bring a little food and drink to share. We always have a good time and lively discussion – join us at 7:00 PM on Friday, September 13.
Registration is now open for our annual women’s retreat! Join us for a weekend of rejoicing, reflection, and renewal January 17-19, 2020. We’ll again enjoy the beauty and hospitality of 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!
We often think of grief as only the suffering that results from a death. But actually, grief is the normal and natural reaction to loss of any kind. It’s the conflicting feelings we experience when our familiar patterns change-for better or for worse. Thus, we grieve all sorts of things: the loss of a loved one, through death or divorce, the loss of a job, the loss of our health, for sure. But also, sometimes surprisingly, we grieve over “good things” like our children going off to college, or settling into retirement, or moving to a new home.
The Grief Recovery Method is an eight-week course which offers information and specific actions we can take to help work through those feelings and recover our sense of energy and spontaneity. The class will meet on Thursdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, beginning October 3. There is a $25 fee to cover the book and materials. Email Cheryl Kelley for details and to sign up.
This post highlights some events and news pertinent to the upcoming week. Follow the links below to learn more about what’s happening at Grace Church.