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Last Week of April 2010
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In This Issue
Spring Celebration Dinner | Photo Directory | Tribes | Clothing Swap
Online Bible study | Gallery at Grace | Healing Prayer Service
Barrow Brigade and BBQ
Help Support Kiah's Exchange to Finland | Summer Camp Preview
Outreach Events & 2010 Grant Information
Earth Month Event Details

Diocese of Olympia

Episcopal Relief & Development

Hannah's Hopeful Hearts

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Life at Grace

Spring Dinner

Spring Celebration Dinner

Saturday, May 15, 5 p.m.

Spring is here, so why not enjoy the rich renewal and  abundance of the season with each other's company, with great food and good music.  Let's come together for a French inspired meal, Saturday, May 15 at 6:00 pm.  As we feast, we will enjoy the sounds of the Rain City Trio, with special musical guest, Barbara Hume.  Children will enjoy their own feast and entertainment especially suited to them in the Godly Play wing. $15 per person, $10 per child.  RSVP

Grace Photo Directory

Sign-up for your Session
May 16 or May 17, 2010

If you missed getting in our current photo directory, drop by the welcome table in Walker Hall during coffee hour for more information,schedule your appointment online or contact Marcy Lagerloef for more information., 842-8942

Spring Clothes SwapNew to You
May 16 5 p.m.

Without spending any money you could have a couple of new outfits! Julie Shryock and Rachel Brandt are hosting a Clothing Swap. Bring your nice, clean trades (nothing worn out or painty) including accessories, kids & mens clothes. Please also bring a munchie and a drink to share.
Anything left over will be donated to the Grace Sale June 11 & 12. If you find something new that works for you, it's yours!

Julie or 206-842-674
Rachel or 206-201-3033


It Looks Like Magic,
                   but it's Tribes!

 Maple Bars

I was told by a recent newcomer that coffee hour at Grace on Sunday mornings appeared to be magic. She's right.  It's amazingly wonderful like magic and it's the tribes of Grace who graciously serve and make that magic happen again and again. 

This fall we reshuffle our tribes and I'm looking for Grace folks who are willing to serve as tribe hosts.  We are going to shake things up a bit and keep tribes together for three years rather than 2 and rotate the hosts within the tribe.  It's fun. It really is, and hosting is a great way to get involved, get to know people at Grace, and foster the creation of magic. Please give me, Andy Houser, a call at 842-9494 or send an e-mail to and let me know you're willing to serve.

Liturgy, Music & Arts

Gallery at Grace

May & June 2010 |
"3 Slow Dance" -- Elizabeth Smith
Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Reed Smith

Precious Arbor

Trees engraved into copper, silverpoint drawings and mixed media with gold leaf.

View Artwork on Grace Art Access Page


Evening Healing Prayer
Elizabeth Smith
Elizabeth Smith Healing Service Image

Thursday, May 6, 8 p.m.

A contemplative service blending song, story, ritual and prayer with the intention of opening our hearts, mind and bodies to a healing presence.

Designed and led by Kathie McCarthy and Ann Strickland

First Thursdays of every month, 8 p.m. Next two services May 6 and June 3

Online Bible Study Group

Celebrate the Easter Season with The Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church invites online visitors into a Bible study by posting comments and thoughts on each week's Sunday readings from the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). The complete weekly readings are posted along with study questions and reader comments at: Episcopal
Mark Harbour, a volunteer and regular contributor from the Diocese of Los Angeles, explains, "The simple act of sharing our understanding of a Biblical passage with others is powerful. This exchange of ideas and observations has become, for me, personally, a remarkably helpful catalyst in growing my faith."

Place of Grace
Wheel Barrow Brigade

The Grace Barrow Brigade needs your help!
We have 40 cubic yards of gravel to spread on the new trail

and we need a lot of wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes and most of all workers.

There Will Be Drinks and Snacks
We'll Finish Around 6 p.m. with a Camp Fire Bbq

Info/R.S.V.P. to David Moen; 842.6665,
We can help you get your tools to Grace that day
- ask David

Bring a friend or two!!!

Kids Happen

Support Kiah's Exchange to FinlandSentience his book of poetry from his blogspot!
He needs to raise all of his money by May 1st---he still needs a few thousand dollars! Check out his site....

Summer Camp Registration

It's time to register for Shine the Light Week, our Grace summer camp for children. Our week of summer fun takes place July 27th-July 30th, from 9am-12noon and will be available to children who have completed at least one year of preschool through fourth grade. Middle and high school kids are encouraged to join us as "camp counselors" who can help with outdoor games and art. They also will get to enjoy their own time together venturing around Grace with cameras and putting together a slide show of our week. The fee for summer camp is $25 per child for the week and registration is not complete until payment has been received. Space will be on a first come, first served basis and is limited. Click to  Register Online or contact Debbie Rimkus,, 842.9997 x16.



Clockwise: Children in A Xing. Mike Fey planting trees in Khe Sanh. Karl Ege at Friendship Village Kindergarten.
Peace Trees
Peace Trees Vietnam:
15th Anniversary Project/Cheney Family Legacy

Sunday, May 9, 9:30 a.m.
Grace Church

Join Rae Cheney and Jerilyn Brusseau directly following the May 9, 9:30 a.m. service to learn about PeaceTrees Viet Nam's 15th Anniversary Project honoring the Rae Cheney family legacy of service. On September 10th in Quang Tri Province, Viet Nam, Rae will personally dedicate the Mother's Peace Library in honor of all Vietnamese and American mothers who lost their sons & daughters in wartime plus the Dan Cheney Kindergarten built in loving memory of her own son Daniel.
Discover Rae's gift of turning sorrow into service since 1995:
Cheney Family Brochure

Grant Partners at Grace
Following the 9:30 Services:
Join us as we also welcome these Grant Partners: May 16-Earth Ministry and June 6 -Washington Women in Need. Learn how they uniquely make the world a better place!

Immigrant/Asylum Seekers
Sparked by a small group of Quakers in this area, persons from four faith communities, including Grace, are forming a team to exercise their collective compassion by supporting immigrants/asylum seekers currently or recently detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. If you are interested in joining this team contact Mark Kruse, 842.8910 by May 1, 2010.

The 2010 Grace Outreach Grant Application
You can now download the  2010 Grace Outreach Grant applicationfrom the Grace website. Direct email requests from Grants Coordinator Andy Rimkus,,or pick up at the Grace office. 842.9997,
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Earth & Spirit
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The Word is living, being, spirit,
all verdant greening, all creativity.

This Word manifests itself in every creature.
- Hildegarde von Binge

kilowathoursKilowatt Ours:

A Plan to Re-Energize America
& Energy Efficiency Workshop
Friday, April 30, 7 p.m.
Eagle Harbor Congregational Church

This award-winning documentary explores practical, affordable solutions to America's energy challenges. Following the film, Tom Balderston with Conservation Services Group, will address energy efficiency and how it relates to our Island's energy issues.

Earth Day Initiativesustainable bainbridge 2010

sustainableSustainable Bainbridge
      Celebrates Earth Month

It's the 40th anniversary of Earth Day!  Join us (Sustainable Bainbridge) to celebrate, and mark our 11th anniversary of Community Earth Day on Bainbridge Island, with informative and fun activities for the whole family throughout the month of April!  (Events especially geared to young children are denoted with an asterisk*.)

go to sustainable for a list of events and activities