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Grace Weekly eNews
July 11, 2010

Mt. Townsend


Summer Pilgrim Journey

A dream of Bill Harper's came true in 2005 when we went into the wilderness for 12 days with the first group of Grace high school youth. We've taken many more trips since then and are now preparing for this year's Wilderness Pilgrimage.

Each year some of the Pilgrims are able to work to help cover the cost of the trip. Grace parishioners have hired Pilgrims to do yard work, painting, food prep for parties..... You name it, they've done it.

This year there is even a fluent french speaker and a guitarist in a local rock band. The kids listed below are on the island during July and ready to work!

Please consider calling these guys for your summer projects. They are great!

Arielle Boucher - 842-0810,
Contact Parent: Patricia Erskine -

Daniel Garber- 780-9604,
Contact Parent: Chip and Kimberly Garber -

Sam Reddy -  780-9226,  
Contact Parent: Janet See -

Diocese of Olympia

Episcopal Relief & Development

Hannah's Hopeful Hearts

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Liturgy, Music & Arts

the gallery

Now in The Gallery at Grace:

Gongbi artist Amy Sie
Discovering the artistic I/eye in Second Adulthood

 July-August2010,  Reception August 1

Gongbi style of Chinese painting.

amy sie
Amy Sie

This exhibit showcases the attention to detail and layering of colors typical of Gongbi style Chinese painting. In keeping with tradition, flowers, birds and fish are the chosen subjects.

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

Soul School
Demi and Karen on the Dungeness River hike last Saturday.
Dungeness River


Thank you, Demi, for leading us along the rushing waters of the Dungeness River. 
We were blessed and refreshed by the song of the winter wren, the Doug fir forest,
and the mighty, snow-melt river.

Life at Grace

Dare to Dream
2008 susan marie andersson
going to graceland

Grace Church Retreat, Fort Worden State Park
October 22-24, 2010

After a year's hiatus, we will gather once again for a weekend at Fort  Worden for the all-church retreat, October 22-24. Thinking of going? Then you'll want to jump on it now because this popular event has limited capacity and fills quickly.  Registration for the retreat is well underway, and this year we have begun a new tradition with on-line registration. You may also register during coffee hour after the 9:30 am service on Sundays. Look for more details in the summer issue of our Grace newsletter and on our website at life.

For more details/questions please visit our website or contact out Parsih Life Chair, Petra Velie:, 360.297.1653


Grant Funding for 2010/2011

The Grace Outreach Committee has nearly completed this year's primary round of grant funding.  Each year 10% of our pledges (yours, too!) is dedicated to serving something other than ourselves.  The Outreach committee continues to focus on 3 core areas for our grant efforts: affordable housing, hunger (food programs) and health care-related programs.  More detailed grant info will be available quite soon, when we finalize our first and primary 2010 round of grant-funding.

Godly Play moms
Help Wanted:

Grace's Food Basket Sunday program needs your family's support. We collect canned/dry goods for Helpline House, so always welcome your contribution. Our program also seeks additional support: taking these goods to Helpline House on a monthly basis.  

It is Grace's turn to serve The UCC Suquamish's Community Kitchen meal this month.  Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 28th to either cook, serve, clean...but most certainly eat a great dinner as well.  

info: Mark Kruse, 842.8910,, for more info on how to help
 our neighbors.