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Celebrating the Life of Betty VogdesBetty
Sunday, October 3, 3 pm at Grace



We will be celebrating the life of Betty Vogdes on Sunday, October 3rd, at 3 pm. Walt and Jenny look forward to sharing this service of song and sacrament with Betty's Grace-filled community.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the V Foundation for Cancer Research, Hospice of Kitsap County or Grace Church.



Liturgy, Music & Arts

the gallery

Now in The Gallery at Grace:


Revealing Nature, Concealing Art
 Works by Kathleen McKeehen

Through October 2010 in the Gallery at Grace

Hungry Souls Fed Here:
Tuesdays at Grace

Tuesdays, 7 pm, this fall at Grace

Associate Vicar Arienne Davison leads this our
Tuesdays at Grace Fall Series. The three three-week installments will each focus on a specific everyday challenge to living a faithful Christian life. Each Tuesday will include time for discussion of how daily practices can enrich our relationship with God, our families, and our communities.  

Spirituality of Time, Tuesdays, 7 pm 9.28
Spirituality, Values and Money
Spirituality, lllness, and Addiction

Zedashe Ensemble

Zedashe Ensemble Poster

 
Folk music & Dance from the Republic of Georgia

Grace Church,
Saturday, October 2, 7:30pm

Hailing from the Republic of Georgia, the Zedashe Ensemble presents a concert of traditional Georgian music, both secular and religious featuring the (ancient) haunting three-part harmony unique to the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia. Returning for their third US tour, Zedashe Ensemble will perform in eight states across the country to commemorate the upcoming 20th anniversary of Georgian independence with an evening of song and dance. In addition to the collection and preservation of songs, Zedashe is also dedicated to documenting the context in which the songs were traditionally sung and maintaining the threads which bound song and dance to every-day life. Zedashe's tour is organized by Village Harmony, a world music umbrella organization, and it is sponsored by a generous grant from the Trust for Mutual Understanding which promotes cultural exchange between the US and Eastern European artists.
To learn more visit zedashe.org.







Outreach



Earth Ministry's Celebration

St. Francis Creation Care
Saturday, October 2, 2010; 4-6pm, Olympic Community Church

You are invited to come and enjoy Earth Ministry's 3rd Annual Creation Care Sermon Contest. Earth Ministry received inspiring sermons from across the United States and their panel of judges narrowed down the entries to four finalists. Each of the four finalists will preach his or her 8-10 minute sermon on October 2. The sermon contest is a fundraiser to support the religious environmental work of Earth Ministry. Event admission is free, but to select the winner we will ask you to vote with your dollars-a donation that supports the work of Earth Ministry and is tax deductible. During the Celebration, members of Earth Ministry's thirty-six Greening Congregations (including Grace) will be honored for their greening work. The sermon contest will be followed by a heavy hors d'oeuvres reception.

Earthministry.org

Click for Map to Olympic View Community Church, 425 NE 95th St, Seattle


Membership

Membership Directory Updates Available

Update photo directory pages are now available by contacting Judy Cozine.  Beginning in October, you will be able to access our membership directory and tribe lists on our website. The information, which will include member's addresses and emails as well as tribe info, will be password protected.
Look for more details in October.
Judy Cozine,
judytedcozine@me.com

The Big Tribe Change Up ( it happens every other year)
New tribes have been formed and you'll be hearing from your new hosts soon about your first
get-together. Current tribes are still active through October 31.  If you want to be on a tribe or learn more about what tribes at Grace do, please contact Andy Houser, andy@bihouser.com.


Godly Play/Godly Journey

Our Sunday Children's Programs have started back up!
Our Grace Church's Sunday morning programs, Godly Play and Godly Journey, are for children who are in preschool through 6th grade. They are multiage, multisensory programs which deepen our children's understanding of God and faith. The lessons are stories from the bible, told in a quiet, thoughtful way with simple materials and figurines. Godly Play and Godly Journey are held each Sunday during the 9:30 service, except for the first Sunday of each month, when children are encouraged to worship with their families. If your family is new to our Sunday morning children's programs, please register them by using the registration form found on the Grace website.

Volunteering in the Classrooms Julie Shryock Image
Godly Play is a beautiful program with all the lessons and materials prepared and provided for volunteers. It offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with the children in our community. By volunteering in Godly Play you will learn more than you teach and receive more than you give. Volunteers help with art, snack, and storytelling. The materials are prepared for you and easy to use. Parents and grandparents, those with grown children and those who never had children all make wonderful volunteers.
Click Here To Volunteer in Godly Play or Godly Journey


Communities of Grace

Jammin' with Carrie

Wednesday, September 29
6:30 to 8:15,
Grace Church Kitchen

Join in the fun as Grace member, Carrie West, demonstrates how to capture summer in a jar by way of
creating jams and jellies from your garden bounty and how to safely can them. Use these delightful  jams as gifts for holidays, hostess gifts or to share with your friends and family.  You will receive tested recipes and learn the latest techniques, equipment and tools.    It's a perfect venue to get your questions answered so you can do it on your own.

The class costs $30 and takes place in the Grace kitchen on Wednesday, September 29 from 6:30-8:15pm.  Please contact Carrie West to register, 206.390.1121


Help for Haiti:
Dioceses, Red Thread Promise rally

to rebuild special needs facility in Port-au-Prince


It's been nine months since the devastating earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. But the physical and psychological rubble left by the natural disaster lingers for some of the country's most needy, namely the young people who rely on the St. Vincent's Center for Handicapped Children School and Medical Facility.


To support the children and restore their hope and dignity, the Diocese of Olympia, Diocese of Louisiana and St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Lakeview), New Orleans, announced a new partnership with the Red Thread Promise, a 501(c)(3) organization based in New Orleans. READ MORE



The Reverend Randal Gardner's 25th Anniversary
The Reverend Randal Gardner, who was ordained priest in 1985 at St. Barnabas, will be marking the 25th anniversary of his ordination in October. He is currently rector of St. James by the Sea in La Jolla, CA. Cards/notes of good wishes and congratulations can be sent to one of his staff members who will make a presentation at the surprise celebration on October 12th.  Send your good wishes to:

Chris Bernard
1235 Via Barranca
La Jolla, CA  92307
(Please Note on the bottom left hand corner of the envelope:  for Randal Gardner)