New Prayer Class Begins Wednesday, and other news for April 30-May 6

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A Retreat with the Rev. Martin Smith

Monday, May 1 is the deadline to sign up for the retreat with renowned Episcopal priest, former prior of the Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, author, and retreat leader, the Rev. Martin Smith May 5 and 6. more information

  • Friday, May 5: 5:00 PM dinner, 6:00-8:00 PM reflection
  • Saturday, May 6: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, with lunch

The cost of the entire event is $30, to cover cost of food and supplies. Please RSVP to Liz Howington, Parish Secretary, at office@gracechurchgainesville.org.

Sunday Forum

The Rev. Dr. Park will lead the Sunday Forum on April 30. She will talk about her dissertation research into three practices in the ancient world that were intentionally manipulated by the exiled Jewish community after the destruction of the First Temple to transform them into religious rituals, and how these practices as religious rituals changed forever our ideas around religion.

Office Closed

The parish office will be closed on Monday, May 1. The staff will be meeting to make plans for the next academic year.

Prayer Class: Resting in God

Come experience a time of restoration and renewal as we explore a variety of contemplative practices that can enrich our personal prayer lives. Find the one that resonates for you! Come join us four Wednesdays in May, beginning May 3, from 11:00 AM -12:00 PM in the parlor. Contact Cheryl Kelley or Laura Masterson with any questions.

Women’s Group

Dr. Park is leading the Women’s Group on Wednesday evenings. We will meet in the parlor from 6:15 – 8:15 PM on May 3 and from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on May 10.

Wednesday Night at Grace

Dinner Come eat dinner together on Wednesday, May 3 at 5:30 PM! Meal and nursery/childcare reservations are due by noon on Monday, May 1. Sign up online, at the information station, or call the church office. Full details and policies on our website.

  • Menu: Meat Lasagna, Caesar Salad, Steamed Broccoli, Garlic Bread, Pound Cake w/toppings
  • Vegetarian Entree: Vegetable Lasagna
  • Children: 1/2 portion regular menu or PBJ, Cookies

Meetings If your committee/ministry group would like to schedule a meeting at 6:30 PM following the meal, contact Jennifer 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.

This blog post highlights some events and news just for the upcoming week. The primary source of information about what’s happening at Grace Church is our weekly newsletter – for full news and events please subscribe to the e-vangelist!

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