Grace Weekly eNews
Fourth Week of May, 2010
In This Issue
Outreach Events & 2010 Grant Information
Donations now being accepted for the New to You Sale | Tribes Make it Happen | Clothing Swap
The Gallery at Grace Welcomes Elizabeth Smith! Kids's Sing Schedule
Acolyte School | Kids In/Parents NIght Out | Summer Camp Preview
Taize Service Sunday Eve at St. Barnabas | |Earth & Spirit: The Circumfrence of Home
Diocese of Olympia

Episcopal Relief & Development

Hannah's Hopeful Hearts

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Faith ˇ Arts ˇ News

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We are now accepting material for our next newsletter which will be a summer issue. Please send news articles, stories of faith, poetry and artwork relevent to our Grace community for the months of June, July and August to Susan at Grace. Be sure to write Summer Newsletter in the subject line.
842.9997 x11.


Meets Tonight

May 20, 5 p.m. at Grace
or on the 5:20 p.m. Boat to Seattle

Grace Church has held Streets of Seattle near the center of its Outreach
Streets of Seattle Founder, Jim Piper
Jim Piper
program for many years. Referred to at Grace as "Streets" or (SOS), Streets of Seattle is a program that offers hot food and warm drinks to the homeless of Seattle. Grace's participation began with Jim Piper many years back and continues on through the generous contributions of time and energy from Grace folk and others in our community. Streets of Seattle offers much that is great about the community in action. It brings together people on our island including high school students who prepare a meal and drink in the kitchen at Grace and then transport it to Seattle and serve the feast to upwards of 200 needy and appreciative men, women and unfortunately, sometimes children. This meal fills not just pains of hunger but it also fills a gap in awareness and understanding that can occur between those of us who have and those of us who don't have

To find out more about Streets of Seattle, or to join them this evening to help cook and or serve a meal, please contact Rose Goodhue or Barb McAllister.
Rose Goodhue; 842.8607 and Barb McAllister;  855.8437


Washington Women in Need is the next outreach grant partner scheduled to visit Grace following the June 6th 9:30 a.m. service. Details to follow!  WWIN provides financial assistance for health care and educational needs to low income women living in Washington State.

Grace grant partner KEDS gratefully accepts donations of airline frequent flier miles to even better maintain their ongoing mission efforts in Ethiopia. Contact Dennis Carlson, for more details about this Grace Grant partner's longtime efforts in Ethiopia or how to donate your miles.

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,

Life at Grace

The Grace New-to-You Sale

June 11-12

New to You
It's that time again...time to reorganize and simplify your life by searching your drawers, closets and garages for those items you no longer use.Mark your calendars for June 11 and 12 for the great Grace New-to-You Sale. Rachel Brandt welcomes volunteers to sort, price, arrange and sell all the wonderful items donated by our generous Grace members. You may donate your items on Sundays May 16 thru June 6 at the truck which will be parked at the church. Please only bring items when the truck is open.  All other donations may be brought during the week of June 7.  Larger items and furniture must be dropped off the week of June 7.  Please, no stationary bikes or treadmills.  Also, this year, Rachel's crew reserves the right to refuse items that are of ill repair or are deemed not saleable.There will be five departments:  Clothing; Books and Home Décor; Housewares; Electronics and Garage items; and the Kid's Room.  Preview Night, only open to Gracies, is Thursday, June 10, 5-8 pm.  Sip some wine and enjoy some appetizers while being the first to browse for the best deals. The suggested donation is $15 per person for the preview evening and free to all volunteers.  The sale will take place on Friday, June 11, 9am-8pm and Saturday, June 12, 9am-2pm.   Call or email Rachel Brandt, 206 201 3033,

It Looks Like Magic,
                   but it's Tribes!

 Maple BarsI 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

the gallery

May & June 2010
in the Gallery at Grace 
Elizabeth Smith, "Midsummer Madrone"
Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Reed Smith

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

View More Gallery at Grace Artwork on our Grace Art Access Page

Summer Break for the Grace Evening Healing Prayer
We will not have a service in June, July, August or September. Please know that the Memorial fountain and the labyrinth are always open for prayer and contemplation.

Grace Kids Sing-ers,

NO practice May 27th
YES practice on June 3rd

SING on Sunday, June 6th and we'll sing One Day again on June 27th for the Bishop's visit!

If you are interested in receiving KIDS SING
emails, please contact our Music & Arts Director, Ann Strickland, 842.9997,
Kids Happen
image by Sarah Rimkus
Godly Play moms
Summer Camp Registration

Sign-up by May 31

Make plans now for our next Kids Night on Saturday, June 5. We'll take advantage of the approaching summer and longer days to spend some time outside playing games and perhaps enjoying a little gardening. Summer and garden art will also be available in the classrooms. As always, we will follow with dinner, story and cookies, and then end with a movie on the big screen. To help us plan the right amount of food and supervision please sign up by *May 31.

*Please note we have a total of 60 slots for camp and as of this week have 40 kids registered. If you are planning on having your child/children attend, be sure to register soon.

Click to  Register Online or contact Debbie Rimkus,, 842.9997 x16.

Acolyte Celebration
Wednesday, May 26th, 5-7 p.m.

The school year is almost over and it is time to celebrate. We want to thank all our wonderful acolytes with a cookout just for you. Our Vicar will be manning the grill and there'll be all the fixings for make your own ice cream sundaes. We also invite any rising 4th/5th/6th graders interested in acolyting to join us and learn more about being an acolyte. If you have a child who is interested in becoming an acolyte but unable to attend contact Debbie Rimkus.

Kids In/Parents Out
Saturday, June 5, 5 to 8:30 p.m. (please note corrected time from last week)

Due to a conflict our spring Kids In/Parents Out has been moved to Saturday, June 5th.  We'll take advantage of the approaching summer and longer days to spend some time outside playing games and perhaps enjoying a little gardening.  Summer and garden art will also be available in the classrooms.  We will follow with dinner, stories and a movie.  To help us plan, please sign up by May 31, 842.9997 x16

Soul School

Taize Service at St. Barnabas
Sunday, May 23, 8 p.m., St. Barnabas
Taize is a soothing contemplative evening service in a quiet, candlelit church following the worldwide Taize practice of meditation and prayerful chanting led by a cantor and a musician.  At St Barnabas Church, 1187 Wyatt Way NW (at Finch).  842-5601 for information.

The Circumference of Home Kurt  Hoelting, Islandwood
a reading by Kurt Hoelting at IslandWood,
7 pm, Sunday, May 23
Directions to Islandwood

Kurt Hoelting, whom many of us remember from his presentation at Grace of "Deep Presemce. Meditations on a Wild Coast," will be back on Bainbridge to read from his new book. the story of his year spent living and traveling without a car, getting to know what is within a 60 mile radius of his home on Whidbey Island.

Communities of Grace

Remembering Bishop Robert H. Cochrane

Service May 29, 1 p.m., St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle
Bishop  Cochrane
The Rt. Rev. Robert Hume Cochrane, sixth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, died early Friday morning, May 7, 2010 after a battle with cancer.

He was 85. A service celebrating Cochrane's life and ministry takes place at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 29 at St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, 1245 10th Ave. E, Seattle, WA
Read more about Bishop Cochrane here.
directions to St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle

BI TV Summer Camps
Call 206-780-2980 or visit
T V Fusion
12 -16 yrs. July 19 - 23 @ 9 - 4 p.m, $375
Create your own television commercials, movie trailers & music videos! Learn about digital cameras, editing, working with music, sound effects, and more Completed films premiere on BITV.


12 yrs. on up August 16 - 19 @ 9 - 4pm, $295
Explore all aspects of animation and produce short films that air on BIT V. Emphasis will be on storytelling and hand-drawn animation techniques, stop-motion & digital animation.


11 - 16 yrs. August 2 - 5 @ 9 - 4pm, $295
Hands-on experience with real production gear. Your team's newscast will appear on BIT V's CH12 & 22. Taught by Bnews Director and reporters.

Studio Production
15 yrs. on up June 28 - 29 @ 9 - 4pm, , $150
Learn how to set up and record a live television show in the BIT V Studio.

15 yrs. on up June 21 - 23, $225
Learn to shoot, write & edit a news story. Topics include researching a story, interviewing techniques, on-camera deliver y, writing into a sound byte and journalistic ethics.