Next Week’s News: October 9-15

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Women’s Bible Study

The Women’s Bible Study will meet on Sunday, October 9. Join us at 4:30 PM in the Parish Hall.

Poetry and Christian Experience

The three-part Sunday Forum on the relevance, if any, of poetry to the Christian life, the Christian mission, the Christian discovery of Jesus Christ in the world will continue on October 9. What is “religious poetry” and is Christianity “poetic”? By “poetry” do we mean and expect something true, or merely felt?


Workshop: Poetry & Painting

Monday, October 10 is the deadline to sign up for the Poetry and Painting Workshop. This creative event will be held on Saturday, October 15 at 1:00 PM in the parish hall and is open to all adults and youth in grades 9-12. Childcare will be available for children 5th grade and under by reservation. There is no charge to attend and supplies will be provided. Reserve your space at the link below or call the parish office at 770-536-0126. More details can be found on our website.

Link » reserve your space

Wednesday Night at Grace

Dinner Come eat dinner together on Wednesday, October 12 at 5:30 PM! Meal and nursery/childcare reservations are due by noon on Monday, October 10. Sign up online, at the information station, or call the church office. Full details and policies on our website.

  • Menu: Pork Tenderloin Medallions Garlic Mashed Potatoes and gravy, Steamed Vegetable Blend, Salad, Rolls, Chocolate Fudge Pie
  • Vegetarian Entree: Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Mushroom Caps
  • Children: 1/2 portion regular menu or PBJ, Cookies

Meetings/Conversations If your committee/ministry group would like to schedule a meeting at 6:30 PM following the meal, contact Jennifer or fill out the online facility use request form to reserve a room.

Children A nursery (age 4 and under) and childcare (PreK-5th grade) will be offered from 5:00-9:00 PM. Reservations are necessary and should be made on the same form as meal reservations.

Youth Youth (grades 6-12) gather for dinner in the Parish Hall (reservations required!) at 5:30 PM and continue with fellowship in the youth room until 8:00.

Movie Night

Grace adults gather each month in the Youth Room to watch and discuss movies old and new addressing a wide variety of subjects. A very casual occasion, participants often bring a little food and drink to share. We always have a good time and lively discussion-join us at 7:00 PM on Friday, October 14.

Flush Away Cancer

Last Friday, Children of Grace Preschool celebrated the end of their month long “Flush Away Cancer” fundraiser. COG is THRILLED to let you know that we had enough “flushes” to reach our goal of $5,000. With that being said, the Outreach of Grace Episcopal Church generously matched our goal of $5,000. We were honored to present a check in the amount of $11,972 to CURE Childhood Cancer. Since Friday, additional checks have pushed that total to over $12,000. Thank you to all of our COG families, Grace families, and to the Gainesville/Hall County community for their generous support! With all of the love and support of wonderful people like you in our community, we are able to make a difference.


A Call for Pen and Ink Drawings!

I am exploring a new cover for our Sunday bulletin, and I want to put out a call for pen and ink drawings of the front of Grace Church’s nave, with the bell tower. Anyone who is interested is invited to send their drawing to me by Wednesday, October 26.

We will work to have the new cover on All Saints’ Sunday, November 6.

Fr. Stuart

Day by Day

Forward Day by Day devotional booklets for November/December/January are available at the information station. Please help yourself to a copy.

Grief Recovery Group Now Forming

Grief is the normal and natural response to a loss of any kind: death, divorce, job changes, lifestyle changes and more. But it saps our energy and limits our capacity for happiness. Come learn practices to help you recover, using the Grief Recovery Method-an eight week course designed to help you move beyond loss. The group will meet weekly for eight weeks at Grace, beginning the week of October 17 (time TBD), and will be facilitated by Cheryl Kelley. Contact Cheryl for more information.

fpFamily Promise Volunteers Needed

We will host Family Promise guests from October 23-30. Please visit the volunteer board at the information station in the connector corridor to see ways you can help with this important outreach effort. You can also now sign up to help online! Simply plug your name into the spreadsheet at the link below.

Link » Family Promise Volunteer Sign Up

20s & 30s Young Adult News

CanoeCharist The CanoeCharist scheduled for October 15 has been postponed. Watch for details.

Family Promise: October 23-30 Many of you already volunteer with our Family Promise families. Thank you! If you haven’t yet, this is a great and fairly small way to help folks who need help. We host multiple families who live at Grace several times a year and volunteers are needed to either make or serve dinner, to sit with the families during the evening, or even to spend an overnight onsite. Many ways to serve. Team up with a group, or volunteer on your own. Sign up at the link in the article above.

Youth News

Trunk or Treat Food trucks, costumes, decorated cars. Youth are invited to decorate a car of our own and host children and families who will stop by for treats. This will be a fun night for all of us on Wednesday, October 26.

Young Harris College All High School students are invited to visit Young Harris College for a morning trip on November 5. Get on campus at a local college, eat in the dining hall, see what it will be like to visit a school. You don’t have to want to go to Young Harris to check this out. Take your first campus visit with your friends from Grace! Parents encouraged to attend as well. Register at

High School Retreat Love Camp Mikell? Want to have a weekend with youth your own age? Sign up for Happening (9th-12th grades) on November 11-13. Cost is $100 and scholarships are available. Register here:

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