Month: May 2014

Remembering Bill – a quiet powerhouse who listened but never judged

By Donna Olendorf Bill Hankins was already retired by the time I met him. Maybe that’s why he seemed to have all the time in the world, to never be rushed or harried, and to always be fully present in the moment. But, somehow, I don’t think it was retirement that calmed Bill down. I …

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Consider legacy giving

By Dave Eitland For we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves. 2 Corinthians 4:7 At Grace, we have two ways of giving legacy gifts: · If your desire or calling is to make a gift to current ministry, then …

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We are the desire of God’s heart – Report from the Diocesan Convention

By Michael D. McManus I attended the 140th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan on May 2 and 3. This was my first experience at this gathering and I had no idea what to expect; I wondered if there would be a lot of ‘rubber-stamping’ and was happy to see that this was …

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