Posts Categorized: Ministry of the week

Grace Hikers 2017 schedule

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Schedule for Summer and Fall 2017 Hikers will meet at church parking lot at 9:00 am Lunch will follow hiking Will carpool from church to hiking and back to church Total time is usually 4 or 5 hours depending on location of trails     MAY 13                                      AUGUST 5 Pete’s Woods                                                       Seven Bridges GT… Read more »

Keeping up with your pledge

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Generations of Generosity

In a perfect world the projected income for the budget would come along in neat packages of 1/12th in January, 2/12ths in February, etc. But, like in our own lives, income and expenses ebb and flow throughout the year. To the extent that is possible, there are ways to keep your financial giving to Grace… Read more »

Register now for the Bishop’s April workshops

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The Rt Rev. Whayne Hougland, Bishop of the Western Diocese of Michigan, will host a workshop at Grace Church on Saturday, April 1. This annual gathering gives leaders in the Episcopal churches in the Traverse Deanery area a chance to connect, share thoughts and pray together. The Bishop’s presentation will be called “Adaptive Leadership in… Read more »

Stephen Ministry offers care to people going through tough times

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By Barbara Dancer Stephen Minister When was the last time someone really listened to you?  We’re talking about that undistracted, full attention kind of listening.  That is one of the ways that Stephen Ministers care for others. What is Stephen Ministry?  Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry within our congregation.  In collaboration with… 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 »