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Grace hosts Safe Harbor Jan. 5-12; training this Sunday Dec. 2

by Donna Olendorf, coordinator for Grace Safe Harbor volunteers Fifteen years ago, one small church decided that no more homeless people would freeze to death in Traverse City. They opened their doors, nightly, to provide a warm, dry place for the homeless to sleep. Since then, Grace Church and 22 other churches have joined this …

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Finding treasures in God’s good earth – Vacation Bible School

by Elizabeth Blondia For three mornings this past week, ten adults, seven middle schoolers, and 12 young participants from Grace Church met at Art and Linda Schubert’s beautiful farm in Leelanau County to search for and find Treasures in God’s Good Earth. The weather was beautiful, the flowers were blooming, the garden was flourishing, and …

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Vacation Bible School at Grace July 17-18-19: Searching for treasures on God’s good earth

by Sue Kelly, Children & Youth Education Council Where can you find God this summer?  Our children and youth will be asked this question on our last day of church school, June 10.  Look for their responses in the centerpieces on the tables in the parish hall during our ice cream social coffee hour. One …

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Mad about the saints!

by James Deaton As Holy Week approached, many Michiganders were concerned how a certain team from Ann Arbor would fare in a certain college basketball tournament. Here at Grace, our minds were set on higher things, heavenly realms, as we waited on pins and needles to see who would win Lent Madness. This online discipline—er, …

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Faith formation during Lent

By James Deaton Lent is early this year, beginning February 14. This season in the life of the church is purposefully introspective, a time to turn inward. How can we use these forty days to draw us deeper into relationship with God, and also grow closer to our sisters and brothers here at Grace? To …

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Anniversary Open House will focus on history and outreach

[pdf-embedder url=”http://gracecopy.cloudaccess.host/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Oct.-14-15-Poster.pdf” title=”Oct. 14-15 Poster”] Grace Episcopal Church warmly welcomes the public to a slate of events scheduled for October 14-15, 2017, in celebration of their sesquicentennial. An open house will be held on Saturday from 2-4 pm, featuring docent-led historical tours of the church campus and a spotlight on outreach ministries. On Sunday, an …

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Can you give your time to Safe Harbor?

Safe Harbor Grace Church is co-hosting Safe Harbor, an overnight shelter for the homeless, at Faith Reformed Church (FRC).  During this season of Lent you are invited to give something, rather than give up something. Give your time. Give you skills. Give your wealth. God calls us to love our neighbor and contributions to Safe …

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Lenten series begins with screening of Spotlight

Ending the Silence – Responding in Love Special Movie Screening Wednesday, Feb. 15, 6 pm Father Carlton is pleased to announce our Lenten Study Series this year, Ending the Silence – Responding in Love, dealing with the issues surrounding sexual abuse in the church and the events that have occurred in our own parish.  A …

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Dominican Republic trip – mission accomplished!

By Reneé Wegman Our mission trip group consisted of five individuals: Brittney Collins, Cooper Nordeen, Amy Wegman, Ann Nordeen and myself. It took us to a small rural town outside of Puerto Plata called Mosavi. To get to Mosavi we traveled daily several miles down a rocky dirt road that, at times, becomes impassable due …

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Community Dinner will raise funds for youth mission trip

By Renee Wegman Youth leader This weekend, the Seekers teen youth group will begin selling tickets for the Community Dinner that will raise funds for their mission trip to the Dominican Republic.  The event will be held on Saturday, April 23, at 6:00 p.m., and will offer an authentic Dominican dish with an atmosphere in true …

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Election results – 149th Annual Meeting

Elections The 149th Annual Meeting was held on a snowy Sunday, January 17, and included several important elections. Clare Andreasson, Eddie Grim, Maria DiStefano-Post, and Marian Vermeulen were elected to fill three year terms on the vestry, while Anne Montgomery was appointed to replace Dixie Stephen for a one-year-term. Elizabeth Blondia, Bob Foote, and Rosemary …

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