Grace Weekly eNews
Trintiy Sunday &
First Week of June, 2010

In This Issue
Donations now being accepted for the New to You Sale | Tribes Make it Happen | Clothing Swap
Celebrating Godly Play Volunteers | Kids In/Parents NIght Out | Summer Camp Preview
The Gallery at Grace
Earth & Spirit: Car-less Sunday, Do you Really Need That?
Outreach Events & 2010 Grant Information
Communites of Grace: Peace & Justice, a Call for Entries, Camp Huston Open House
Grace Website Links

Vicar of Grace

Hey All -- Notes from the Vicar
"The honest charm of a High School graduation is obvious. It may seem that the individual and family moments leading up to graduation are perfectly predictable and haven't changed in generations, yet they are nevertheless beautifully unique for every graduate and his or her family.  Over many, many years I have written dozens of letters to graduates-"GradGrams" as they are called at Bainbridge High School.  It's a beautiful, thing, these notes." READ MORE

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Prayer list/ Rhonda Manville: Request to add someone to our prayer list.

2010 Summer Youth Wilderness Brochure

Register 4 Summer Camp

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Episcopal Relief & Development

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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.

Life at Grace

Clean Your House!

and help the Grace New-to-You Sale

June 11-12

New to You
It's that time again...t
ime 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. Rachel Brandt, 206 201 3033.

Kids Happen
image by Sarah Rimkus
Godly Play moms
Summer Camp Registration
noon, Grace Church
Registration is almost complete for Shine the Light Week, with only a few spots remaining. Our week of summer fun takes place July 27-30, from 9am-12 noon and is available to children who have completed at least one year of preschool through fourth grade.  

In addition to our Shine The Light program for the younger kids, we are also taking registrations for those rising 5th graders and above for our Photography Camp. Colleen Rain returns again this year to lead this group as they learn about lighting, shadows, composition and editing. They can plan to spend a little time as "camp counselors" in Shine the Light art and outdoor games. Then they will hike the trails, explore the garden and be our camp photographers. Once our Shine the Light campers have left for the day, our Photography campers will take over the Grace kitchen and prepare their own gourmet lunch. They'll learn knife skills, menu planning and some cooking tips and then enjoy the feast they prepare together. Photography campers should plan to arrive by 9am and be picked up at 1:30. (Noon pick up if they do not plan to stay for the cooking portion of the camp.) Cost of the camp is $25 per child for the week if they plan to stay for the cooking portion and $15 if they are participating only in the photography portion.

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

Andy  teaching Godly Play
Godly Play

Thanking our Godly Play Volunteers
June 6th, 9:30 Worship Service

Please plan to be at church on Sunday, June 6, when we thank our fabulous Godly Play volunteers and celebrate the coming season of summer with a special coffee hour. There will be games for the kids out on the lawn and perhaps a special treat or two. And when you see the following people at coffee hour, or even walking down in Winslow, give them a hug and say thanks for the time and gifts they have shared with our children.

Our deepest gratitude to: Petra Velie, Sonja Fritts, Andy Rimkus, Sarah Townsend, Roger Townsend, Julie Davis, Jenny DeWitt, Liz Joss, Sophie Hill, Tammy Galbraith, Nancy Norton, Martin Garthwaite, Peg Hubbard, Patty Robinson, Dawnae Whittlesey, Beulah Downing, Katy Wing, Rachel Roer, Martha Rice, Karen Walker, Ursula Pontieri, Kathy Baker, Rachel Brandt, Jeannie Payne, Jon Payne, Lorna Belkin, Jen Breen, John Lange, Colleen Rain, Warren Boeker, Colette Boeker, Jeff Hummel, Marcia Montgomery, Michele Bombardier, Vicki Milander, Geraldine Moeller, Angela Meek, Cindy McDole, Elizabeth Conklin, Elizabeth Dressler, Julieann Hickam, Valerie Johnson.

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

Liturgy, Music & Arts

the galleryElizabeth Smith

May & June 2010
in the Gallery at Grace

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

Earth & Spirit
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Use It or Lose It!
You can support the Grace "New to You Sale" and clear out your house at the same time. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you share some of your past treasures with the community:
What to Keep and What to Let Go
Does this inspire you? Or drain your energy?
If you can, let it go.
When was the last time you used this?  More than a year?  Consider letting it go.
If you don't use it very often, could you borrow or rent the few times you need it?  If yes, let it go.
Is it a duplicate? Keep the best one and pass on the other one.
Is it out of date?  Clothing that you may never wear again?  Pass them on.

If you didn't have this anymore, what impact would it have on your life?  Would you have to replace it?  If no, Trash, Recycle, Pass On.
Do you value this item?  If yes, put it where you can enjoy it. If not, Pass On.
Will you really finish this unfinished project? When? Are you keeping this because you'd feel guilty if you tossed it?  People give gifts because they want to please you.  If you don't like it or use it, give it a home with someone who will.
  Let go of the guilt!

Car-less Sunday, May 30

The math of "Car-less Sunday" is simple:  each mile we travel by car results in roughly one pound of CO2 emissions.

Any time we reduce the number of car trips we take, combine a trip with others, or use alternative transportation we help to lower how much CO2 we are putting into the atmosphere, thereby slowing, or even reversing the climb in total CO2 which is contributing to climate change.  And, there are added benefits of exercise and community.  Try a different choice this Sunday, and invite someone who lives near you to bicycle or join your carpool, then tell us about your experience!


Washington Women in Need  Washington Women in Need ("WWIN") is the next outreach grant partner scheduled to visit Grace following the June 6th 9:30AM service.  WWIN provides financial assistance for health care and educational needs to low income women living in Washington State.  Please welcome WWIN Executive Director Deborah Cushing on the 6th, who will give an overview of WWIN at the classroom side of the sanctuary following the service.

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,
Grace Outreach is looking for students in need of service hours or anyone simply wishing to help out.  We are organizing a small group to collect/split/stack firewood 1-2 times this summer for folks who rely on it as their only heat source. or 842.8910. 

Communities of Grace

Peace & Justice

Camp Huston Open House & BBQ
Just a reminder that Camp Huston will be hosting a Free Open House BBQ this Saturday, May 29th from 10 am to 4 pm. Take this opportunity to tour camp, ask questions, meet the staff and enjoy a hot dog with friends!
Also a reminder to check out Camp Huston's Parent Forum at A place for parents and guardians to learn more about camp and connect with each other.  
Questions? Call 360-793-0441 or email
See you Saturday!

Chelsea Hendrikx
Program Director
Huston Camp and Conference Center
w: 360- 793-0441, c: 206-909-2597