Posts Tagged: Grace Episcopal Church

Voice of the Vestry – faith at the core

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by Kelly Ignace I’m a marketing contractor, and one of the services I provide is building websites. I mostly build in WordPress. This isn’t a commercial. There’s a useful analogy to be told. Please stick with me. WordPress is this amazingly powerful open-source platform. Open-source meaning that the code is essentially available to anyone, and… Read more »

Voice of the Vestry: deployed to The Border

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by Glen MacPherson Turns out the dark blue operational dress uniform (ODU) is excellent camouflage in Sonoran scrub.  At least when it’s pitch black out.  There I was, a card-carrying member of the ACLU hunting illegal migrants a stone’s throw from “the wall”, exhilarated.   Three weeks ago I was putting Nancy Johnson in touch with… Read more »

Grace hosts Safe Harbor Jan. 5-12; training this Sunday Dec. 2

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by Donna Olendorf, coordinator for Grace Safe Harbor volunteers Fifteen years ago, one small church decided that no more homeless people would freeze to death in Traverse City. They opened their doors, nightly, to provide a warm, dry place for the homeless to sleep. Since then, Grace Church and 22 other churches have joined this… Read more »

Voice of the Vestry – Moving Deeper

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by Elizabeth Blondia The 144th Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan convened on November 2 and 3, 2018 in Lansing. In attendance from Grace Church were George Prewitt, Tony Nelson, Elizabeth Blondia, and The Reverend Kathryn Costas. We were joined by around 300 clergy and laypeople from all around our diocese who… Read more »

Statement from Grand Traverse Area Clergy on Recent Acts of Violence

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October 30, 2018 Contact: Rev. Jody Betten (616) 706-3549 We join together as an interfaith community of leaders to share in the profound grief provoked by the attack on Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh that took the lives of eleven Jews gathered for Sabbath worship and wounded several others, including first responders. Together, we… Read more »