Month: April 2014

Outreach ministries feed hunger of the soul

By Glenda Andrews Jubilee House Coordinator There are many forms of hunger. The life sustaining hunger that food will ease. The hunger from loneliness that the compassion of man can fulfill. The hunger for knowledge that a teacher can bring and open the mind. And then there is the hunger from our souls as we …

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Thanksgiving, Trust and Transformation: the three T’s of Stewardship

By Glenn Taibl We were talking about Stewardship and Tom O’Brien suggested it was time to replace the classic three “T’s” of Time, Talent and Treasure with categories that would be more helpful in growing stewards. His suggestion was that we would be better served by three new “Stewardship T’s” of Thanksgiving, Trust and Transformation. …

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An empty house is not a home – one woman’s story

By Glenda Andrews Jubilee House Coordinator Currently the waiting list in Traverse City for affordable housing with assisted financial help from the Department of Housing is two-and-a-half years or longer. This is a major concern for the social outreach programs within the city, and commissions have been formed to study the programs and see how …

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Family reunited thanks to Jubilee House ministry

By Glenda Andrews Jubilee House Coordinator During this harsh winter there have been many new faces that came to Jubilee House. I would like to tell you the story of Jim (not real name). Jim came to Jubilee House alone, isolated from the community, and in need of help. Jim told the volunteer at Jubilee …

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Jubilee House serves people in need

By Glenda Andrews Jubilee House Coordinator The gap between those who are financially sound and those who are not is getting wider everyday. People who were on the edge of poverty are now falling into poverty at a faster rate than ever before. These people all have names and faces that your outreach ministries see …

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Food Pantry + Jubilee House = Outreach Renovation

By Glenda Andrews Jubilee House Coordinator Grace Church is a very giving, caring church. The love and warmth coming from the people of Grace can be felt not only emotionally but also physically. Our love shines through in the many ministries of Grace, and the ministries that serve God’s children in need, are in need. …

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Mentors shape our children’s faith

 By Catherine Turnbull  “Faith, typically, first reaches us through the example and witness of others,” says L. William Countryman in Living on the Border of the Holy. “Through the tradition, we enjoy the company of a vast array of witnesses and fellow pilgrims, even as we discover GOD at work in new ways in our …

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To follow Christ, you have to choose, not once, but a million times…

By The Very Rev. Daniel P. Richards Life lessons usually come with sweat and blood and leave scars behind. Or you can read a lot of books. I prefer the books, but I have to say that I don’t actually get the lesson into my bones until I’ve lost a little skin. Right now, it …

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Website celebrates 2nd anniversary – 17,266 visits and counting

By Donna Olendorf Two years ago this month, Grace launched its rebranded website and, just over a year ago, replaced its hard copy newsletter with a Grace Notes blog (http://gracecopy.cloudaccess.host). Since then 9,430 visitors from as far away as Kenya, Australia, and Brazil have paid 17,266 visits to the website to enjoy its rich content …

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