Posts Categorized: Ministry of the week

Join the CROP Walk on October 12, 2014

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By Ann Hackett I can walk. And I can talk. That’s all that needs to be done for the CROP Hunger Walk. These two simple actions alone on my part seem to make little difference in alleviating world hunger or hunger in northern Michigan. But these two actions multiplied by hundreds of others does effect… Read more »

Giving Back to Africa’s Papa Kindomba will visit Grace on September 7

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Dr. Jerry Kindomba is the Project Manager of Giving Back to Africa’s innovative educational program at Centre Salisa in the Mpasa community on the edge of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He will be coming to Grace Church in Traverse City on Sunday, September 7, to visit the Church School…. Read more »

Centering Prayer Community

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The Centering Prayer Community at Grace Church meets each Wednesday from 11 am -12 noon in the meditation room on the Lower Level. The hour is divided into Centering Prayer (sitting in silence) and Lectio Divina, which is reading, reflecting, responding, and resting in God’s Word. Centering Prayer is a “wordless prayer,” it is emptying… Read more »

Grace library divides the wheat from the chaff

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Grace Church Library is located in the Parish Hall building, lower level, room LL2. In the recent past, Daniel has been very helpful in dividing the wheat from the chaff. We have a well-stocked library of readable, current topic books. In addition to new purchases, donations are welcome; they are screened for their content and… Read more »

Website celebrates 2nd anniversary – 17,266 visits and counting

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By Donna Olendorf Two years ago this month, Grace launched its rebranded website and, just over a year ago, replaced its hard copy newsletter with a Grace Notes blog ( Since then 9,430 visitors from as far away as Kenya, Australia, and Brazil have paid 17,266 visits to the website to enjoy its rich content… Read more »

We are because we sing

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By Kathy Will Have you ever listened to a young child as they play, unaware of anything but the project at hand. They are often humming or singing to themselves. Many of the earliest games we learned on the playground involved a song or a chant: “Ring-around-the-Rosie,” “London Bridge is Falling Down.” Singing is part… Read more »

Grace offers repose inside sanctuary – Columbarium ministry (11/23/13)

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Over the centuries, Christians have laid the dead to rest in churches, where they are remembered and their remains safeguarded. Burial within the church itself or in the adjacent churchyard was once a common practice. In recent years, cremation, rather than burial, has become more common. In this way, the remains of the deceased can… Read more »