Sue Kelly

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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Children and Youth Council established and working on behalf of our young people

by Sue Kelly and Catherine Turnbull Grace has established a new Children and Youth Education Council as recommended by the vestry and rector to oversee the educational programs for children and youth at Grace. The council met for the first time on February 22 and established its simple yet profound mission: Serve God, love kids …

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My journey on the vestry

By Sue Kelly The mother was putting her young son to bed for the evening.  As they were going through their usual bedtime routine, the boy suddenly took his two teddy bears, one in one hand, one in the other, and began to make them fight.  “Mommy, there is a war going on in my …

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Vestry minutes 1/10/2017

Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present: Staff Present:  Ann Hackett    Clergy Present: Prayer:  Helen opened with prayer. Approve/Amend the Agenda: The December 20, 2017 agenda was approved by acclamation with the following …

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Vestry minutes – 12/20/2016

Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  Mark Stackable Staff Present:  Ann Hackett Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer and Check-in:  Carlton opened with prayer asking the Holy Spirit to give us wise …

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Vestry Budget Mtg. Minutes – 12/10/2016

Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  Kerry Nelson Staff Present:    Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer:  Carlton opened with a prayer inviting the Holy Spirit to be present in our meeting. …

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Vestry minutes – 11/15/2016

Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  Connie Riopelle, Mark Stackable, Ward Kuhn Staff Present:    None Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer and Check-in:  Carlton opened in prayer.  We checked in with …

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Special vestry minutes – 10/30/2016

Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  none Staff Present:  Ann Hackett   Clergy Present:  none Clare opened with a prayer. The agenda was approved by acclamation. Community Information Portfolio The vestry reviewed the Community …

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Vestry minutes – 10/17/2016

Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  Kerry Nelson, Don Olendorf, Connie Riopelle Staff Present:  Ann Hackett    Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer and Check-in:  Carlton opened with prayer and we all …

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Vestry minutes – 9/20/2016

Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  Mark Stackable Staff Present:Ann Hackett Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer and Check-in:  Carlton started with a prayer and we checked in with each other. Scripture …

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Keep your heart and mind in the knowledge and love of God

By Sue Kelly Growing up, my family moved about every five years for my dad’s job as an electrical engineer with General Electric.  My parents were from Michigan but we lived in Indiana, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and New York.  Sometimes the moves were an adventure but as I became a teenager, they became more traumatic.  (Think …

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Vestry minutes – 8/16/2016

August 16, 2016 6:00 pm Vestry Members: Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Donna Olendorf, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present: Nancy Johnson, Dave Triplett Staff Present: Ann Hackett   Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer and Check-in: Carlton …

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