Catherine Turnbull

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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Changing seats on the Grace train

Dear People of Grace: I’ve sometimes said that when our church life is at its best, it’s like a moving train:  the route is set by the Spirit, and people hop on to become stokers, or engineers, or porters—and maybe some people sit down for a while, and some do hop off—but the train itself …

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Children learn the heart of giving this Christmas season

By Catherine Turnbull Director of Children and Youth Ministries Thank you for bringing food with you on December 13 for St. Nicholas’ visit and Grace’s Food Pantry.  Having St. Nicholas visit Grace in December has been a tradition for more than 20 years.  Along with the fun comes the opportunity to highlight service during the …

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We live in a spiral of faith…

By Catherine Turnbull Director of Children and Youth Formation I’ve been working on a document that describes the action and goals of all the levels of our programs for youth at Grace Church.  It’s been a daunting undertaking.  I kept making the mistake of trying to line our programs up along a timeline, or stack …

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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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