|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.
Blessing of the Animal
St. Francis of Assisi
Sunday, October 3
Following the 9:30 service at Grace
will celebrate the gift and Grace
of St. Francis of Assisi with our annual Animal Blessing following the 9:30 am service on October 3.
So bring them with you or run home right after service and round 'em up.
All creatures are welcome!
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
Bainbridge Island Watershed Council
A few years ago several of us from Grace drove down to Port Orchard to watch returning salmon. Seeing that instinctual behavior in spite of the fish being so spent is a sight that goes straight to the heart. The City of Bainbridge Island needs a couple more volunteers to help with the annual salmon monitoring program described below. Training will be held this Saturday, Oct 2.
For more information, please go to the BI Watershed website.
Run of Hope
for Hannah's Hopeful Hearts, This Sunday!
Oct. 3, Seward Park, Seattle
The Run of Hope is this Sunday, October 3rd and today is the last day for online registration. Team Hannah's Hopeful Hearts is growing daily and we are sure to have one of the largest teams! Thank you for the wonderful support, it is sure to be an inspiring event! To see the event schedule go to the Run of Hope homepage . Everyone is welcome to stop by Team HHH tent, just look for the beautiful, lavender banner made by Hannah's dear friends. We will have team nametags, thanks to the loving efforts of Amanda Devine and baked goodies, thanks to our volunteer bakers!
SPECIAL NOTE: Registration closes at 9:15a.m. and the run/walk starts at 10:00a.m. The Sunday ferry schedule does not have the 7:55 boat, so the 7:05 ferry might be a good option. Thank you, again for the generous support of Run of Hope 2010, an event that now has special meaning to all of us.
Ryan and Kathi
Mom's Morning Retreat
Wednesday, October 13th, 7pm
The Grace Outreach Group is pleased to be supporting a
new program to be held at Grace - Mom's Morning Retreat. Mom's Morning Retreat
is an interfaith support program for mothers on Bainbridge Island and the
surrounding community. We are celebrating with a sneak peek on Wednesday,
October 13 at 7pm. The group will meet on the 1st and 3rd
Thursdays of the month, from 9:30-11:00am beginning Thursday, November 4th.
Meetings are open to mothers with children of all ages. Children's programming
(including stories, art, music and snack) is provided. This year's theme is "The Gift of Life:
Finding Joy Where You Are." We are thrilled to have
Bev Gaines as the mentor for the group's guided discussions.
Tuition is $90 for the year or you may pay in two $50
installments. Tuition covers activities, guided discussions, and children's
programming. Partial and full scholarships are available on a confidential
basis. For a registration packet or more information, the group can be
reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or register at our Sneak Peek evening. Come meet other moms and enjoy some
lovely desserts while you learn more about the program. Childcare will be
Sunday, Oct 10, 2010
been attending Grace Church for years or this is your first visit, please come
to the next Outreach meeting on October 10th following the 9:30AM service in
the classroom side of Walker Hall. Let your thoughts be known as to the direction Grace Outreach
should take. See you there!
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
Folk music & Dance from the Republic of Georgia
Saturday, October 2, 7:30 pm
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.
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.
Also, New name tags are available for pick up at the Welcome Table. Please check and see if yours is waiting for you. If you need a new one you can request it there as well.
Judy Cozine, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)