News for April 15-21

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ENCOUNTER

Our world faces many struggles. Anxiety and fear grab our attention. How can we respond with faithfulness and love to help build a better community? We have tried debates, arguments, yelling, posts, and tweets. Why not experience the wisdom of the Christian contemplative tradition? How might sharing silence with one another help ground us and build deeper relationships?

When you encounter the broken and wounded heart of another human being, you encounter the broken and wounded heart of God. In spaces of shared silence, we can experience a deeper awareness of God’s presence, and we can begin to experience the transformation that is promised to us.

Join us in the Grace Episcopal Church parish hall for ENCOUNTER on Sunday, April 15 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Enter through the St. Francis Garden doors.

SAGES: Lunch & Team Trivia

Join SAGES (age 60 to forever) for lunch and a rousing game of team trivia in the parish hall on Thursday, April 19 from 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM. We will provide sandwiches and drinks and are asking, if possible, that folks bring either a simple side dish or dessert to share. Teams will be in groups of six that will be set up at lunch time. All you need to do is let us know that you will be attending.

* Prize for 1st place – $15 gift card for each member at the winning table
* Prize for 2nd place – $10 gift card for each member at the winning table

Please make a reservation (online, at the information station, or call the parish office at 770-536-0126) on or before Sunday, April 15. Also, if you need a ride please let us know when you register so we can make those arrangements. See you there!!

VBS Registration Now Open

Kids in rising PreK-5th grade are invited to join us for Vacation Bible School, “Wizards and Wonders: A Hero’s Journey with Harry Potter,” June 25-29 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Together we will explore how we are all called to journey with God, how we are transformed along the way, and how we become the people God created us to be.

Registration is now open to all. Priority will be given to Grace Church parishioners and Children of Grace preschool students who register by Sunday, May 1. Space will be limited so don’t wait to register!

Link » Online Registration

Women’s Study Continues

All women of Grace are invited to join us in our book study: Barefoot: A Story of Surrendering to God by Sharon Garlough Brown. We are meeting in the conference room of The Grace Center from 6:30-8:00 PM on Wednesdays until May 16. This book is the third book in the Sensible Shoes series, but whether you’ve read the other books or not, you’ll find yourself in the lives of the four women of Barefoot-in their gratitude and grief, in their longings, and in their resilient hope. Join us to explore those themes with your fellow travelers.

Wednesday Night at Grace

Dinner Come eat dinner together on Wednesday, April 18 at 5:30 PM! Sign up online, at the information station, or call the church office by noon on Monday.

Menu: pot roast, mashed potatoes, Italian green beans, Greek salad, rolls, cookies and brownies
Vegetarian Entree: spinach quiche
Children: 1/2 portion regular menu or PBJ, Cookies

If you make a reservation and do not attend, you will still be asked to pay for the meal that is ordered for you. Thank you for understanding. Cost is free for kids up to 5th grade, $5 youth (6th-12th grade), and $10 adults. Nursery/childcare (children up to 5th grade) is offered from 5:00-9:00 PM on Wednesdays. Reservations are necessary and should be made on the same form as meal reservations.

Program Following the meal on April 18, Jeff Jones and Fr. Stuart will continue our special Wednesday evening program series exploring how the story of the creation of the universe answers the deepest questions of who we are, what our home is and the purpose of our lives.

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