Month: October 2013

Voice of the vestry: How will you give back to your community?

By Barb Johnson Now that I am finishing my term, I was asked to write about why I joined vestry. I had volunteered as a Sunday school teacher when the boys were little and then as a youth group leader after the boys had been through the J2A youth program. I felt this was the …

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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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Grace Upstairs: Spiritual development is a spiral

By Catherine Turnbull Director of Christian Education The biggest change we’ve made upstairs this fall is a shift away from a curriculum that offers children an interpretation of each week’s Bible story, to an open curriculum that encourages children to try interpreting the stories individually, just for themselves. Dispensing with interpretation is the most difficult …

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School of Prayer – The Daily Office for Episcopalians

By The Very Rev. Daniel P. Richards Rector Our children are off to school! Backpacks and lunches in hand, they piled back through doors of plate glass and steel. Excitement, joy, and trepidation all showed on those young faces at Eastern Elementary last week as we waited for the first day to begin. So when …

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Open invitation to Gift Planning session October 21

By Dave Eitland Stewardship Committee Have you ever thought of giving to the Parish beyond regular weekly offering? Have you ever thought of giving a bequest to the Church? Have you thought and prayed about how your legacy of giving might look? Will your legacy giving reflect your values as a Christian disciple? The Grace …

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