Hungry Souls Fed Here
This fall season, Associate Vicar Arienne Davison is leading Tuesdays at Grace Series. Each theme 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, Values and Money
October 12 & 19, 7 pm, Grace Church, Walker Hall
How does my budget reflect my spirituality and values? How can families teach values around money to children? How can families begin discussions about money that involve aging parents or adult children?
Grace Women's Book Group
Barbara Bradley Haggerty
Sundays on Oct 17 & Nov 7
8 am in the Grace Living RoomThe Women's Book Group will be continuing to discuss Fingerprints of God by NPR Correspondent Barbara Bradley Haggerty, meeting October 17 and November 7 in the Living Room at 8 am. We are finding the well written discussion of brain chemistry and spirituality fascinating
and welcome all comers. And as an added bonus, Eagle Harbor Books offers a 15% discount to those buying the book club title. You simply need to identify yourself as a Grace Women's Book Group member to receive the discount - a great way to help keep our local bookstore vital. Dallas Young
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!
Mom's Morning Retreat- Sneak Peek
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 November 4. Meetings are open to mothers with children of all ages.
For a registration packet or more information, be sure to attend our sneak preview evening or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Needs for Helpline
House/Grace Food Basket
needs this month are:
tea and coffee, soy milk, feminine napkins, toiletries - even if only
the sample size from hotels.
Helpline stressed that people can't buy these items with the food money
they get from the state, so toiletries don't last long on the shelves there.
The Food Basket is right by
the name tag "tree" at Grace, waiting for your donations!
Run of Hope Update
Hannah's Hopeful Hearts
by Reba Ferguson from CaringBridge
Thanks to all of the HHH friends and families for making the Run of Hope for pediatric brain tumor research a great success! I was honored and impressed that so many of you gave of your time and money to support this cause. HERE'S THE BIG NEWS: Our little HHH team has done much more than that this year for brain tumor research at the Olson Lab. We raised over $11,000 for the Run of Hope, over $110,000 from the HHH fundraiser in March (at Grace) AND, Children's Hospital has received over $32,000 in memorial donations since Hannah passed away. Wow, Bill and I were blown away by that number. So, simple math - Hannah's Hopeful Hearts has contributed over $153,000 towards the big goal of making sure kids in the future don't have to suffer and die the way Hannah did from a brain tumor. Remembering Hannah smiling and so excited during the paddle call at HHH, when so much money was raised, I know she is very happy now to see what we have accomplished towards finding a cure for these kids.
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
Sunday, October 17, 4-6pm
Parenting is an incredibly awe-inspiring and daunting
responsibility. It can fill us with great joy and deep despair. In our desire
to get it right, we read parenting books. We attend parenting workshops. We talk
to our friends. And yet we still have doubts. Does our faith offer us any
practical wisdom? Or just more questions?
Faithful Parenting returns this year to help with all the
difficult questions and concerns that come with one of the toughest jobs we ever
do. Bill Harper and Debbie Rimkus will provide some lovely desserts and some
time to wonder together about how to parent with humor, with insight, with
patience and with faith. There will be special activities and a snack for the
children. Join us on Sunday, October 17th, at 4pm as we question and
Place of Grace
Grace Memorial Wall & Garden
grace memorial wall and garden, oil by Pam Fermanis
Spiritual faith is a journey (at least for most of us). At grace, the journey begins with the
baptismal font in the front. It
continues through the building which can and does encompass services, classes,
music, gatherings and more. The
Memorial Wall on the south side of Grace is one more step (and usually our
last) in our faith journey.
The garden next to the niches on the south side of Grace is
designed to be a restful, contemplative place for all members of Grace. A place to remember our loved ones, but
also a spot to enjoy the fountain, the plants and a bit of peace.
The landscape committee is soon to add a grove of cherry
trees on the east and west side of the garden. This will provide a bit of color in the spring, shade in the
summer, and definition of the garden.
If you would like to provide a tree in memory of a loved
one, now would be a good time to arrange this. The committee suggests an engraved stone done by Molly
Greist with a note for the loved one, which can be placed by the tree.
For more information or with any questions, please contact
Della Ferguson, 206-842-2740, or email@example.com
The Grace kitchen is overflowing these days with platters/bowls/trays,
etc. left over from Sunday morning coffee hour, youth night, memorials, etc. Please stop by Walker Hall on Sunday and see if any of these
"left-behinds" belong to you. We will be donating any dishes left after Sunday (10/10) to a
local charity. Thank you.
Communities of Grace
Help for Haiti:
Dioceses of Olympia,
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)