Thanking our Godly Play Volunteers
9:30 Worship Service
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
Our deepest gratitude to:
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.
Shine the Light Week almost Full!
July 27 - 30th, 9am to noon
Registration is almost complete for
Shine the Light Week, with only a few spots remaining. Our week of
summer camp fun takes place July 27-30, from 9am-12noon for Shine
the Light camp and 9am-1:30pm for Photography Camp. Shine the Light is
available to children who have completed at least one year of preschool
through fourth grade.
5th graders and above can register now for our Photography and Cooking
Camp. Colleen Rain returns again this year to lead this group as they
spend a little time as "camp counselors" for Shine the Light and then
turn their attention and cameras to photography. 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. Cost of the
camp is $25 per child for the week.
Click to Register Online or
contact Debbie Rimkus,
The Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel Visits Grace
An "Episcopal Visitation" can sound like a quite formal
affair. Or maybe a haunting from
affected, English ghosts! In fact,
as Nedi Rivera taught us, it's really a time of celebration, inspiration and
dancing! So when Bishop Rickel
visits on Sunday, June 27th, we should expect something grand,
graceful and great. And it will be
all that-with some genuine formal touches as well.
Greg will preach and celebrate at both services, and will indeed
be spending the weekend on Bainbridge with his family. It turns out that the 27th
is also his birthday, and so Grace his gifting his family with a weekend at the
Vineyard Inn, with some Island adventures planned. After the services on Sunday Doug and Cassie Picha are
graciously hosting a brunch for our Trustees (the Bishop's Committee) and
partners where we look forward to talking with Greg about the future calling
and mission of Grace.
A Bishop's visit is, in fact, a central part of both
tradition and identity in the Episcopal Church. As such, the liturgy and our worship for those visits usual
include a chance to for us to honestly, and publicly, affirm our faith-and even
to say, with confidence and hope, that we identify ourselves as Christians Folk
in the Episcopal tradition. Many
of the people who participated in our Lenten Evenings this year indicated a
desire to be received into the Episcopal Church when Greg is here. If you would like to join in that
process please let Bill Harper and Candee Heald know. Bill will be hosting a conversational dinner at Grace on
Tuesday, June 22nd, from 6:30-9-and during dinner we will talk about
this natural and good "public proclamation" of faith. If you attended the Lenten program and still want to step out
and forth (and even if you didn't attend, but now feel inspired) please let us know.
Life at Grace
Bring your Stuff!
and help the Grace New-to-You Sale
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.
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 at the truck which will be parked at the church. 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.
Dare to Dream
Grace Church Retreat, Fort Worden State Park
October 22-24, 2010
Summer is still a bit of a dream, so do we dare think ahead to fall now? Well, in this case, it might actually be fun! After a years hiatus, we will gather once again for a weekend at Fort Worden for the all-church retreat, October 22-24.
Registration for the retreat will begin June 13th. This year we will begin a new tradition, on-line registration. You can also register during coffee hour, in the Narthex. A friendly face with treats and a laptop will greet you and take care of your registration right then and there.
You can find more details in the summer issue of our Grace newsletter and on our website at gracehere.org/parish life.
Liturgy, Music & Arts
Finance: Pledge Statement Update
Now that we're getting toward the mid-point in the calendar year, it's a convenient time for many people to start asking "how we're doing" with our individual operating and capital pledges to Grace. To help with that, Grace typically sends financial statements at the end of the first quarter showing gifts made through the end of March.
This year, we have been transferring our pledge tracking system over into a new bookkeeping software. Because the transition was not yet complete, we did not send first quarter statements this year. Statements for the second quarter (showing gifts made January through June) will be prepared in July.
In the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like a personal accounting of your pledge. The information is readily available, and we would like to help you plan your giving.
Through the end of April, approximately one-third of our total estimated operating pledge income had been paid. Thank you very much for your generous gifts to Grace.
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.
HELP WANTED: 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. Mskruse12@gmail.com or 842.8910.
Communities of Grace
Remembering Carl Knirk
From Bishop Rickel:
The Celebration of the life of Carl Knirk will be held Saturday, June 12th at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Cathedral. A reception will follow. No word on memorial requests but I will get those out as I know them.
for up to date information, please visit the ECWW website: ecww.org/carlknirk.cfm
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 camphuston.wordpress.com. A place for parents and guardians to learn more about camp and connect with each other.
Questions? Call 360-793-0441 or email email@example.com
See you Saturday!
Huston Camp and Conference Center
w: 360- 793-0441, c: 206-909-2597