Posts Categorized: Grace Notes

Financial Peace University begins January 23

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We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money through video teaching, class discussions, and interactive small group activities. FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you… Read more »

Advent at Grace Upstairs

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By Catherine Turnbull Christian Education Director Jerome Berryman, the theologian whose work we rely on in our storytelling upstairs, says that we need Advent because the mystery of the Incarnation is so big that it takes several weeks to get ready to enter it. He reminds us how common it is—how easy—to walk right up… Read more »

Stations of Advent

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The Root of Jesse, reprinted by permission of Johnathan Grant.

In 2011, Grace Episcopal Church asked artist Johnathan Randall Grant to paint four meditations for Advent. Each is inspired by various texts in the prophets- and there is a painting for each of the weeks in Advent. The paintings are on permanent display on the lower level opposite the music room. Grant is an artist… Read more »

Voice of the Vestry: What are we thankful for?

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By Mike Cotter At the opening of every Vestry meeting, each member takes a turn bringing fellow Vestry members up to date on what has been happening since we last met. Most times, this involves a mentioning of something we are thankful for. This is a very prayerful process and when we all have had… Read more »

Advent taps our spiritual roots

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By Dixie Stephen The observance of Advent and the Nativity is one of mankind’s most significant events. They are an observance and celebration that provide us with a sense of connectedness – a communal event that taps our spiritual and emotional roots. When our sons were three and six years old, it became apparent that… Read more »

Finding hope at the holidays

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By Kathryn Holl It is okay to be sad when someone you love dies. This is especially true during the holidays when fresh memories arise, when tradition, fellowship, and love–all once delightful expectations of the season, now bring sadness to the surface. If you feel overwhelmed, remember to be gentle with yourself and with others…. Read more »