Posts Categorized: Grace Notes

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.

Vestry minutes – 12/20/2016

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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:  Mark Stackable Staff Present:  Ann Hackett Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer and Check-in:  Carlton opened with prayer asking the Holy Spirit to give us wise… Read more »

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 »