World Peace Village, SAGES Outing, and more News for May 28 – June 3

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Office Closed

The parish office will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

Prayer Class

Our Wednesday morning prayer class, Resting In God, will meet for the last session on May 31 at 11:00 AM. Come experience a time of restoration and renewal as we explore a variety of contemplative practices that can enrich our personal prayer lives.

World Peace Village Registration Now Open

ALL parishioners (not just children!) are invited to experience World Peace Village – Monday, June 19 through Thursday, June 22 from 5:30 until 8:00 PM each evening. With a goal of fostering peace through understanding and mutual respect, we will explore a different religious tradition each evening:

  • Monday – Hindu
  • Tuesday – Native American
  • Wednesday – Buddhism
  • Thursday – Islam

This program is for children, youth, and adults – all ages and abilities will learn and play together. (Adults need not be accompanied by children but all children must be accompanied by an adult!) We’ll begin with dinner, and learn from our neighbors. We will also play games that make you laugh and think, create prayer tools with art, and sing songs of peace. Please come!

Registration is required no later than Monday, June 12. For meal planning purposes, we are trying to get an accurate attendance count for each evening. There is no fee to attend, however donations will be taken each evening to help offset the cost of the meal.

Link » World Peace Village Registration

Wednesday Communion

A reminder that our Wednesday 12:10 service is on a brief summer break. Look for its return on August 2, as a new space for communion, contemplative prayer, and silence.

Nursery Relocation

The nursery is still in its temporary home in the conference room of The Grace Center.

Children’s Chapel News

Children’s Chapel met for the last time of the academic year on Sunday, May 21. After taking a break for the summer, Children’s Chapel will resume on Sunday, September 10.

SAGES: State Botanical Garden of GA

Thursday, June 1 is the deadline to sign up to join SAGES for a trip to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens on Thursday June 15. We will depart the church parking lot at 10:00 AM and return around 2:30 PM.

LUNCH Lunch will be on your own at Café Botanica or bring your lunch. The botanical garden café serves coffee beverages, house-made chai and hot chocolate, scones, muffins, sandwiches, quiches, salads, soups and snacks. Vegan menu items are also available. The café also offers free Wi-Fi.

TOURS Garden and Nature Rambles are informal walks through the gardens and trails that focus on natural areas and plants, flowers or trees of seasonal interest. These rambles are typically led by garden staff or University of Georgia professors with knowledge of that day’s particular topic. Cost is $5.00 per person or walk at your own leisure. Learn more:

TRANSPORTATION We will start with one 12 passenger van. Depending on the number of people that sign up we will carpool or use 2 vans if available.

SIGN UP Sign up via telephone call to church office – 770-536-0126, sign up sheet around the corner from the greeting area, or online on or before June 1.

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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