ministry of the week

Grace offers repose inside sanctuary – Columbarium ministry (11/23/13)

Over the centuries, Christians have laid the dead to rest in churches, where they are remembered and their remains safeguarded. Burial within the church itself or in the adjacent churchyard was once a common practice. In recent years, cremation, rather than burial, has become more common. In this way, the remains of the deceased can …

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Walk in solidarity to feed the hungry: CROP Walk ministry (10/13/13)

What: Traverse City CROP Walk When: Sunday, October 13 2 pm; 1:45 pm registration at GT County Civic Center Where: The walk begins at the GT County Civic Center and winds its way down Washington Street, to Union Street and back to the Civic Center along State Street. The walk is scheduled rain or shine. …

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Dreams bring messages from God – Dream Group ministry minute (9/28/13)

The dream group is not widely publicized at Grace, so I am pleased to be reporting on its presence and purpose as the Ministry Minute September 27 and 28. I am Sue Brightheart and I have been facilitating that group since September of 2010. I started working with dreams years ago in an informal way …

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Ministry Minute: GEC Website (9/8/13)

Our website (http://gracecopy.cloudaccess.host) is an online channel for information about Grace Episcopal Church. We promote discipleship by sharing stories by and about Grace members whose lives reflect their commitment to Jesus Christ. The website features regular updates from key ministries, including the rector, the vestry, the education director, and former Sr. Warden Barb Klugh, whose …

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Serving those in need – Hygiene Pantry ministry (7/21/13)

Located in the basement of Jubilee House, the Hygiene Pantry serves the homeless community and the under employed. We offer personal hygiene items such as shampoo, bath soap, shave creme, tooth brushes and toothpaste, deodorant, cleaning supplies and other necessary items that can not be purchased using bridge cards. Without the help of everyone at …

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Glorious weddings with God’s blessing – Wedding Guild ministry minute (714/13)

The Wedding Guild’s purpose is to help engaged couples arrange the church and work with members of the wedding party to ensure a perfect wedding. The couple first meets with Daniel and they know that while the wedding will be glorious, it must be with God’s blessings. When the wedding becomes official and the dates …

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Give a gift that keeps on giving – GEC Foundation

Ministry of the Week – 25 September 2015 By Ward Kuhn – President, GEC Foundation The ministry of the Grace Episcopal Church Foundation is to receive gifts that will perpetuate the ministry at Grace forever and to educate the congregation about different giving tools. Here’s an article from our brothers and sisters of the Christian …

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Embrace the circle of giving – Stewardship ministry minute 6/02/13

The goal of Grace’s stewardship ministry is to help God’s people grow in their relationship with Jesus through the use of the time, talents, and finances that God has entrusted to them. There are certain characteristics that the Bible lifts up when it talks about giving, and the stewardship committee has adopted the following six …

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Add your voice to campaign to end hunger – Bread for the world ministry minute 5/26/13

Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.  God’s grace in Jesus Christ moves us to help our neighbors whether they live in the next house, the next state or the next continent.  By changing policies, programs and conditions that allow hunger …

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