Grace Pilgrims 2010
Welcome Back Grace Pilgrims!
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Project Backpack is in full swing at Grace! This annual back-to-school program serves between 150-225 Bainbridge families each year. Supplies received by Helpline House by Aug. 20 will be distributed immediately for children in need of school supplies this fall. Other contributions will be used in the future. For a list of items needed: Click here
From the Bainbridge Review June 17, 2010. Islanders Henry Vandersluis and automobile designer Raffi Minasian examine a 1956 Chevrolet (left) and 1970s Triumph Grace member Henry Vandersluis (age 9) has been working with Project Backpack to raise money through his car drawings at the Tuesday night Cruise In's, and will be coordinating delivering the supplies brought to Grace Church by Grace members. Thank you for your contributions!
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,
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
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. - Carl Sandburg
Homecoming Picnic on the Patio
Sunday, September 12
Homecoming Sunday is a great Grace tradition, and this year
will be no different. Let's
celebrate our coming together with a picnic on the patio, Sunday, September
12. After the 9:30 service, please plan to
stay for hot dogs, hamburgers and veggie burgers provided
by Grace. We'll also supply
lemonade and iced tea . Bring your
favorite side dish, salad or dessert to round out our picnic fair. There will be special activities for the kids to enjoy and plenty of
time to visit as we rejoice in another coming together of Grace folk.
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
Earth & Spirit
Healing Oceans® Soul Collagefacilitated by Morgan McBride
Silverdale and Bainbridge Island
October 22-24, 2010
Join Healing Oceans® Soul Collage for a positive, creative, community experience making collages and sending healing to the Gulf oil crisis. This unique workshop includes expressive art, guided meditation, and non-denominational community prayer.No previous art experience is necessary. Materials provided -- Shared potluck lunch.
Be part of the solution!
Cost is Free. Limited to 25 students
Morgan McBridge, email@example.com, 206.819.1753
A free-will offering will be collected to support healing of the Gulf.