Posts By: Donna Olendorf

Stewardship update

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By Helen Hankins, Clare Andreasson, and Marian Vermeulen The uncertainty inherent in times of transition opens doors for us to wait in hope and to grow in faith.   It also invites us to listen attentively to one another, and to listen together for the ways that God is speaking to us and through us. These… Read more »

Vestry Budget Mtg. Minutes – 12/10/2016

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Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  Kerry Nelson Staff Present:    Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer:  Carlton opened with a prayer inviting the Holy Spirit to be present in our meeting…. Read more »

2017 vestry candidates announced

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The nominating committee is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for election at our Annual Meeting on January 22, 2017. Candidates to serve for three-year terms on the vestry, our governing board, are Karl Bastian, James Deaton, Kathryn Holl, Bill Smith, and Jeff Wescott. We will elect three diocesan delegates to the annual convention…. Read more »

Vestry minutes – 11/15/2016

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Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  Connie Riopelle, Mark Stackable, Ward Kuhn Staff Present:    None Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer and Check-in:  Carlton opened in prayer.  We checked in with… Read more »

Report from the 142nd Diocesan Convention

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By Rosemary Hagan, D.Min. A few weeks ago your Diocesan Delegates and Alternate Delegates attended the 142nd Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan Convention.  Present from Grace were Elizabeth Blondia, Rosemary Hagan, Chuck Wolterink, Mary Pierce and Greg Hagan, along with The Reverends Carlton Kelly and Meredith Hunt. Our own Maggie Miron was present as a…

The Advent Season at Grace  

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Advent is a time of preparation and anticipation as we look to the celebration of the birth of Christ.  At Grace we have many opportunities to help you in your personal preparation during this season of the church year. Devotional Guides are available on both the tract rack and the credenza in the Commons.  We… Read more »