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The Forth Sunday after Epiphany

building in frost

Soul School 

Radical Hope for our Challenging Times

Friday, January 28, 7 - 9 pm, E&S Logo

and Saturday, January 29, 9 am - 3 pm

Grace Church 




When the news seems bleak, what grounds and guides our spirits in these troubled times?


On January 28 and 29, Fritz and Vivienne Hull, co-founders of the Whidbey Institute, will be inviting us into a deeper personal spiritual life in the context of the new Universe/Earth story, and the ancient, earth-affirming teachings of the Celtic tradition. Through discussion and reflection, the group will explore how an understanding of the sacredness of all life can be a resource for individual transformation, inspiration, and living open to the Spirit, so that we can give ourselves whole-heartedly to the "great work" of our time


The workshop will begin Friday evening with a reception and talk open to the public.


A smaller group will gather Saturday morning and afternoon for workshop time. A registration fee of $30 for Saturday includes lunch.


>> Radical Hope Brochure and Registration Form

>>Read more about the Whidbey Institute



Earth & Spirit

Environmental Service Learning ProjectJosie Hill

My name is Josie Hill and I am in 3rd grade at Odyssey school. I am doing an Environmental Service Learning Project in science. I want to learn more about garbage and recycling and composting.  I hope that I can help Grace Church reduce its waste on Sundays. I will be weighing our garbage each week. My goal is to reduce waste at Grace over the next four months.  Please help me by using the compost bin and recycling bin and not throw so much in the garbage.  Thank you!


A New Harmony: the Spirit, the Earth, and the Human Soul

Friday, February 11, 7 - 8:30pm, and Saturday, February 12, 9 - 3pm 

University Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle


Fortuitously, a couple of weeks after the Radical Hope workshop, there will be a two-day series at University Congregational UCC with J. Philip Newell, a poet, scholar, teacher, and former warden at Iona Abbey in Scotland.He is internationally known for his work in Celtic spirituality, including Listening for the Heartbeat of God, and his poetic book of prayers, Sounds of the Eternal.He has played a leading role on both sides of the Atlantic in re-birthing a creation spirituality for today.


For ticket information please visit >>



Kids Happen

Kids In/Parents Out 

Saturday, February 12



Don't miss our next Kids' Night on Saturday, February 12th. Parents, here's your opportunity for some quiet time at home or perhaps an evening out to celebrate Valentine's Day. While you enjoy your time, the children will enjoy some Valentine's and winter art projects, games, dinner and a movie. Drop off is at 5pm and pick up is by 8:30pm. A small donation to help cover the cost of food and art supplies will be gratefully accepted. To help us plan the right amount of food and supervision, be sure and sign up by emailing Debbie Rimkus.    


Outreachour homes

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Housing Resources Board

Sunday, January 23, 10:30 am

Grace Church

Please visit Ken Balizer of Housing Resources Board ("HRB") following the 9:30 am service on January 23, and learn about the variety of relevant programs that HRB employs to make Bainbridge Island a more livable community.

VISIT >> Housing Resources Board



Now in the Gallery at Grace
Winter in Solitude
2010 Jeffery Hummel

the gallery

 January & February 2011

Winter in Solitude
Color Solarizations
Photographs by Jeffrey Hummel


Artist Reception: Sunday, February 6,

10:30 am at Grace


Faith, Arts, NewsGrace Faith Arts News Winter

Our bi-monthly publication/newsletter; Grace Faith, Arts, News

is now available >> online and on our kiosk at Grace.

For more information about upcoming programing and events, visit our online calendar. >> Grace Calendar

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Communities of Grace

Open House at The Island Schoolvoyage montessori

On Thursday, February 3rd at 7 pm, interested parents are invited to visit Voyager Montessori Elementary School for parent Information Night to learn more about Voyager and Montessori elementary education. Parents and children are also invited to attend an Open House on Saturday, February 5 from noon until 2:00 to visit the classrooms, meet current students and chat with the teachers. Voyager Montessori Elementary School located at 8225 NE High School Road, offers elementary education for students in grades one through six grade and specialist programs in art, music, fitness and chess.  Financial aid is available. Voyager is committed to providing our students with a solid academic foundation based on the time-tested principles of Montessori education preparing students for the journey ahead with a spirit of exploration, self-discovery, independence and delight. Visit >>



Interested in foreign affairs?  

Come to The 2011 Great Decisions discussion series at the Bainbridge Public Library.


These free, moderated discussions, based on the Foreign Policy Association program, will take place on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11 a.m., now through March 23 at the Bainbridge Public Library.



Upcoming topics:

Rebuilding Haiti - Jan. 29

The Caucasus - Feb. 5

Global Governance - Feb. 12

Sanctions and Nonproliferation - Feb. 19

U.S. National Security - Feb. 26

Horn of Africa - March 5

Germany Ascendant - March 12

Great Decisions is co-sponsored by BIAHC and the Kitsap Regional Library.