Please Join Us
Participate in ongoing monthly Outreach meetings directly following each "Second Sunday" 9:30AM service in the Grace ,last room, classroom wing). All are welcome to discuss and/or review service ideas, active programs & grant partner activities. The next monthly Outreach meeting is scheduled for August 8.
GIVING A LITTLE BIT OF YOUR TIME to help a neighbor--
can be as easy as 1, 2, 3
(1 hour, 2 people, 3 Shifts)
Friday, August 27 - 2-6pm
Safeway is opening their doors Friday, August 27, from 2-6pm to assist Helpline House in stocking their much
needed foodbank. A few times a year the local churches on Bainbridge join
together to hand out flyers and receive donations for this much needed
community outreach. If you have 1 hour to help out please let
us know. 2 volunteers per hour is recommended. We'll need 6 people to cover 3 shifts. If you have children this is a
wonderful experience for them to give back to their community. Please contact Candee Heald in the Grace office, 842 9997,
At the Bainbridge Public Library:
Richard LeMieux: Author of Breakfast at Sally's
Monday, August 9, 7 pm - 8:30pm
Kitsap County resident and recent Grace Soul School Speaker Richard LeMieux, had it all
until the trappings of success were stripped away and he was left homeless.
"Breakfast at Sally's," written by Richard on a discarded typewriter while he
was living in his minivan, reveals who the homeless really are, what redemption
really means, and how The Salvation Army transforms lives. Come hear his story
of his descent into homelessness and his inspirational journey to peace at the Bainbridge Public Library this coming Monday.
Bring Extra Cheer with Little Bouquets from your Garden
Volunteer Caregivers (IVC): IVC has a pressing need for more
volunteers who can devote modest amounts of time to help our elderly or
frail or vulnerable neighbors to remain independent and in their own
homes, and to maintain dignity and quality of life. Take someone to the
doctor, shopping, banking, or running various errands. Visit someone
who may be lonely. Help with some minor chores. Do what you like to do
when you want or have time to do it! Call IVC for details at 842.4441. Right now, during the summer, please take cut
flowers from your garden to Eagle Harbor Congregational Church's
doorstep, and volunteers will create little bouquets with them and give
them to our neighbors who are home-bound and need some extra cheer.
PARTICIPATE FOR AWARENESS:
Put your best foot forward and volunteer to join team Grace in the CROP Walk this year. What's a Crop Walk you ask? Find out by reading a great story about the 2008 Crop Walk. Recruiter training for this local hunger-awareness
event is held August 16th (evening); the walk is September 26th. And be sure to eat out on September 23, Restaurant Day, when local B.I. restaurants
contribute part of their sales to CROP Walk.
there too much exercise? Participate in the Freedom 5K Run. This
local B.I. walk/run event aims to raise awareness surrounding human
trafficking both in our state and internationally. The Freedom 5K run
starts 10AM on September 25th at Waterfront Park; more info is available
Grace Happens Again
than a dozen folks from Grace helped make this month's UCC Community
Kitchen meal event a success! Also, 8 families have signed up to serve
1-month stints of the Grace Food Basket program...way to go, Grace! Contact Mark Kruse at email@example.com to learn more about either of
these service opportunities.
Life at Grace
Dare to Dream
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 has been ongoing since June
and will wrap up on September 15. This year we have begun a new tradition with on-line registration. You may also register at the Membership table in Walker Hall following the 9:30 am service on Sundays. Register for the
entire weekend, or as a day associate.
Those spending the weekend will be assigned to one of the 13 officer
houses, each large enough for three or four families.
Cost for the retreat is as follows:
Full Weekend: $110 per person, $215 Couple, $250 for a Family of
3, $260 for a family of 4 or more.
Day Associate: $25 per person, $40 per
couple, $100 per family.
will hold your space, payment must be
received in full by September 15.
Reservations are confirmed when payment is received.
For more details/questions please visit our website or contact out Parsih Life Chair, Petra Velie:
Nothing happens unless first a dream.
Liturgy, Music & Arts
Now in The Gallery at Grace:
Gongbi artist Amy Sie
Discovering the artistic I/eye in Second Adulthood
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