Posts By: Donna Olendorf

Minutes – 150th Annual Meeting

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January 22, 2017  I.    Call to Order The meeting was called to order by The Reverend Carlton Kelley at 11:36 a.m. II.   Opening Prayer Rev. Kelley offered the opening prayer. III.    Welcome/Remarks Members of the congregation were welcomed to the 150th Annual Meeting by The Reverend Carlton Kelley.  Comment cards were available by… Read more »

Vestry minutes 1/10/2017

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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: Staff Present:  Ann Hackett    Clergy Present: Prayer:  Helen opened with prayer. Approve/Amend the Agenda: The December 20, 2017 agenda was approved by acclamation with the following… Read more »

Lenten series begins with screening of Spotlight

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Ending the Silence – Responding in Love Special Movie Screening Wednesday, Feb. 15, 6 pm Father Carlton is pleased to announce our Lenten Study Series this year, Ending the Silence – Responding in Love, dealing with the issues surrounding sexual abuse in the church and the events that have occurred in our own parish.  A… Read more »

Schrader steps into official office role

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By Ellen Schrader Administrative Assistant and Outreach Coordinator When Carlton asked me to ‘stop by’ his office last week after I finished my work with the Monday Morning Group (the folks who process the offerings from the weekend), my first thought was…rats!  I’m in trouble again!  Imagine my surprise when he invited me to consider… Read more »

Election results – 150th Annual Meeting

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Elections The 150th Annual Meeting was held on Sunday, January 22, 2017, and included several important elections. James Deaton, Kathryn Holl, Bill Smith, and Jeff Wescott were elected to fill three year terms on the vestry, while Karl Bastian was appointed to replace Nancy Flowers for a one-year-term. Elizabeth Blondia, Greg Hagan, and Donna Olendorf…

Youth group commits to pilgrimage – one step at a time

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By Donna Olendorf Director of Children & Youth Formation I remember the day that Daniel told me he had cancelled the youth group pilgrimage. It cost too much money, he said, and required so much fundraising that the spiritual focus of the group was lost. Furthermore, pilgrimage hadn’t deepened the faith of the participants, but… Read more »

Jubilee Success

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By Connie Riopelle Jubilee House Director Last year we realized that if the Church was having financial difficulty, we would need to do some fundraising to insure the continued operation of Jubilee House.  We did not think we should continue to expect funding from the parish while our members worked to support the Church.  A… Read more »

Annual Meeting on Sunday 1/22/17

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150th Annual Meeting of Grace Episcopal Church Sunday, January 22 11:30 am in the Sanctuary All members of Grace are invited to attend. The agenda includes: election of candidates for Vestry, Delegates to the Diocesan Convention and the Nominating Committee report from the treasurer (Note: copies of the projected 2017 budget are available at the… Read more »

Grace Church Community Portfolio

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The Community Portfolio, also known as the Office for Transition Ministry Portfolio (OTM), is part of a national database open to rectors who are looking for a new position.  To access Grace’s OTM, click the download link below.