Next Week’s News: September 13-19

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New Forum Begins Sunday
In preparation for our inaugural Symposium on Mindful Faith and Practice, please join us for the Adult Forum, Judaism, Christianity and Human Wholeness, as we consider the following topics:

  • September 13: Christianity, Judaism, and the Search for Wholeness
  • September 20: Judaism and Christianity: The Role of Militancy in Faith
  • September 27: Tribal Judaism: From Abraham to the Exodus
  • October 4: Israel the Nation: From the Wilderness to the Second Temple
  • October 11: Jesus As A Jew: Let This Mind Be Also in You
  • October 18: Does God Have Only One Blessing? Jacob, Esau & Isaac’s Anguished Cry

Ron Walker and Dr. Park will co-facilitate this course exploring the concepts of wholeness and salvation from the Jewish and Christian perspectives. All are welcome! This Forum will meet in the Parish Hall from September 13—October 18.

Living the Life of Faith
The new Living the Life of Faith class is open to all adults but will be especially beneficial for those coming to The Episcopal Church from other denominations and anyone who would like to learn more about ministry and spiritual life at Grace. Classes begin this Sunday September 13 in the Conference Room of The Grace Center and will continue until October 25. The class will join with the Sunday Forum to hear Bishop Keith Whitmore on September 20. Please join us.

GWAG September 16: #eatpraytalk
Did you know that Grace has an endowment fund? Are you aware of the good works it is doing? Join us for GWAG on September 16 and hear a brief (we promise) introductory program on Grace’s endowment fund and the purposes for which that fund is used. We can discuss the endowment fund and envision ways in which the fund can further Grace’s mission in our community and beyond. Make a meal reservation no later than 12:00 PM on Monday. Sign up online, at the information table, or call the church office. A nursery is available by reservation only for kids age 4 and under. GWAG details

Come Share In the Jane Baird Lecture with Fr. Stuart
Don’t forget! This year’s Jane Baird Lecture features Fr. Stuart, exploring the topic “Risky Bliss-ness: Moving Toward a Practice of Christian Mindfulness.” The lecture begins at 7:00 PM in Child Hall at The Cathedral of St. Philip on Thursday, September 17. Stop by the Atrium between 6:00-7:00 for wine and light refreshments, and stay for a reception in the Book Store following the lecture. There is no charge for this event but please RSVP to the Book Store at 404.237.7582 or Folks interested in carpooling are invited to meet at 4:30 PM in the Grace Center parking lot. Contact Isabel Smiley-Lewis at 770-536-0126 with questions.

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