Posts Categorized: Ministry of the week

Keeping up with your pledge

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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 »

Safe Harbor looks different at Grace this year

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What is Safe Harbor? Dedicated to the preservation of the physical health and spiritual welfare of people experiencing homelessness, a primary goal of Safe Harbor is to offer food, shelter, and hope for guests  staying in a shelter. According to county-wide statistics, the average Safe Harbor guest is over the age of eighteen including 74%… Read more »

Ministry through music here at Grace

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By Katherine Will One of the keys to our worship as Episcopalians is the understanding that our liturgy functions on many levels of awareness. There is an intellectual component as we study Scripture. There is an emotional component as we express our love, sorrow, repentance, and all the other feelings that find their place in… Read more »