Glenda Andrews

Mac and cheese and lemonade – you just made my day!

by Glenda Andrews, Jubilee House Coordinator These are the words the Jubilee House volunteers recently heard while at your Grace Episcopal Jubilee House. There has been news lately about Safe Harbor and the Safe Harbor volunteers staying open for extended hours during our cold spring.  This permanent facility has been a blessing for our city …

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Jubilee House – Built on God’s Love

By Glenda Andrews Jubilee House Director Jubilee – just the word brings joy to your heart and a smile to your face. When you put this word alongside Bible references where debts are forgiven, you start to understand what Jubilee Ministries are all about here at Grace. In 2004 our sanctuary was too small, so …

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Looking and seeing – How Jubilee House became a house of love

By Glenda Andrews There are two words in our English language that in the dictionary have pretty much the same meaning.    LOOKING and SEEING When we LOOK we see, but when we SEE it is with more depth, meaning, and intensity, which can turn into passion.  For example: a tree.  When we LOOK at a …

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The pope’s message is the message of Grace Church

By Ken and Glenda Andrews I sit here today watching history take place in this wonderful country of ours. To hear Pope Francis speaking the words of Jesus to the leaders of our country, I ponder. The Pope’s message of family, love, and reaching out to help those of us that are in need, whatever …

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Ken & Glenda Andrews receive Sara Hardy Award

By Donna Olendorf “We receive so much more back than we give,” Glenda Andrews told a standing room only crowd at the Traverse City Government Center on Monday night, as she and her husband Ken were honored with the Sara Hardy Award for humanitarian service. Dozens of Jubilee House volunteers and patrons, as well as …

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Glenda & Ken Andrews win Sara Hardy award for Jubilee Ministries work

Glenda and Ken Andrews will be presented with the Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award on Monday, March 16, 2015. A celebration will take place at 6 p.m. in the second floor training room, with the award presentation at 7 p.m. in the Commission Chambers, Second Floor, Governmental Center, 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City. Lee Hornberger, Chair …

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Jubilee House renovation project is complete!

By Glenda and Ken Andrews Watching Jubilee House grow has been a rewarding journey – like a spring flower you watch in anticipation from that first bud in the snow until it is in full beautiful bloom. When Jubilee House opened in 2006, our grandchildren were four and five years old. They are now 13 …

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Jubilee House wins Community Champion Award

By Glenda Andrews On October 23, Jubilee House was honored by the Grand Traverse Community Collaborative and was presented the Mary Lee Lord Community Champion Award.  The Community Collaborative is made up from all of the human services agencies private and governmental in the Grand Traverse area and the award is in recognition of Jubilee …

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An open letter of thanks for Outreach Renovation support

By Glenda Andrews And now the campaign of 2014 for Jubilee Ministries has come to a close.   The grants have been awarded, the green envelopes have been opened and the construction work will begin. This has been a long journey for Grace’s Outreach Jubilee Ministries. Before these ministries could move forward, the first step was …

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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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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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