News for June 3-9

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Laura Masterson to Preach on June 3

Be sure to come this Sunday, June 3 to hear Laura Masterson give her first sermon at Grace! She will preach at both the 8:15 AM and 10:45 AM services.

As you may know, Laura is our seminarian, and she will begin her Middler year at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, this fall. She and her family are doing extraordinarily well in Austin, and it will be a joy to have her here with us! Make it a point to ask her about her studies and her family’s life as we continue our deep support for Laura as she studies for Holy Orders in The Episcopal Church.

Safeguarding God’s Children

All interested parishioners are welcome to attend the next Safeguarding God’s Children training on Sunday, June 10 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. This training is required for vestry members and all persons who teach,  supervise or assist with supervising children or youth ministries, programs or activities more often than occasionally. Please contact Liz Howington (770-536-0126 or office@gracechurchgainesville.org) no later than Tuesday, June 5 to register.

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, June 8.

Youth Lake Day

Rising 6th – 12th graders will meet in the Grace Church parking lot at 9:00 AM on Saturday, June 9 and go by van to Lake Burton to spend the day doing stuff and boating and cooking and playing games. We’ll be back to the Grace Church parking lot by 9:00 PM! Please call or email Ema Cynthia (770-536-0126 or cynthia@gracechurchgainesville.org) if you have any questions!!

Godly Play Core Training

Grace will host a Core Godly Play training June 7-9. If interested in attending, register online. For more information, contact Cheryl Kelley at 770-536-0126. Core training is the recommended training for any adult leading Godly Play sessions, for administrators, and for clergy. Over three days, participants experience all aspects of the Godly Play method and begin to become fluent in the stories and fundamental practices, and theology. Core training follows an action/reflection model of learning with a mixture of trainer-led presentations and participant storytelling presentations. Plenary presentations cover: The Spirituality of the Child; Setting up a Godly Play Environment; and Supporting the Circle of Children.

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