News for October 28 – November 3

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Contemplative Workshop III: Promise

Our third and last Elements of a Contemplative Reformation workshop is scheduled for Saturday, November 3 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. We have explored the grounding of contemplative practices which anchor us in a spirit of discipline and willingness to the Spirit’s movement; and the dynamics of a contemplative posture out of which we embody compassion and leadership in our vocations and ministry.

At this point, we look toward the promise of a contemplative life. What does it mean to be open to the guiding presence of the Spirit of Christ that invites us toward transformation? What risks and resistances do we encounter? What possibilities for grace do we yearn for?

Fr. Richard Rohr will be calling in from Albuquerque to share his thoughts and offer a time of Q and A. The Rev. Brian Sullivan will also help facilitate. The cost of the workshop is $40 to cover food and honoraria. Please register on or before Wednesday, October 31.

Wednesday, October 31

Most Wednesdays during the church school year, our Grace Church family gathers for food and fellowship.

The menu for October 31 is fried chicken, mac and cheese, green beans, mixed green salad, rolls, Halloween cupcakes and cookies. The vegetarian entree is spaghetti with marinara and children are offered 1/2 portion regular entree or PB&J and cookies.

Meal reservations are due by 12:00 PM each Monday. Sign up online, at the information station, or call the church office. Adult meals are $10/each and youth meals (grades 6-12) are $5/each. There is no charge for children 5th grade and under. Please visit our website for additional payment and policy details.

Childcare is available for families participating in Wednesday evening activities, beginning with nursery for siblings of choristers at 4:45 PM. Reservations are required and can be made on the same form as meal reservations.

There is no program following dinner on October 31.

Family Promise

We will host Family Promise guests from November 18-25. Please visit the volunteer board at church to see ways you can help with this outreach effort. Contact Tricia McDuff if you have any questions.

Pathways Magazine

The 2018-2019 issue of Pathways Magazine, an annual publication of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, is now available for order. Through original photography, articles and interviews, Pathways shares inspiring stories from middle and north Georgia – examples of loving like Jesus.

Order Your Free Copy of Pathways

Advent Images

The visual arts committee is asking for your creative participation in Advent Images: The Gift of Reflection. Send in your photos and words no later than November 17.


  • November 4: All Saints’ Sunday
  • November 4: Daylight Saving Time ends
  • November 6: Election Day Prayer & Communion
  • November 9: Movie Night
  • November 11: Christian Meditation
  • November 16: COG PreK Thanksgiving Feast
  • November 18: Cakes & Casseroles
  • Full Calendar of Events

This blog post highlights some events and news pertinent to 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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