|Celebrating the Life of Betty Vogdes|
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
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
Folk music & Dance from the Republic of Georgia
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.
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
Click for Map to Olympic View Community Church, 425 NE 95th St, Seattle
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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
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:
1235 Via Barranca
La Jolla, CA 92307
(Please Note on the bottom left hand corner of the envelope: for Randal Gardner)