It’s supposed to be warm outside! Come enjoy the sunshine on Thursday, April 14th from 5:00-7:00 (4:00 if you are working in the kitchen!) for our monthly Feeding America ministry. We will welcome over 250 folks to Grace, share a warm meal, and distribute over 8000 lbs of food along with laundry detergent and toilet paper. If you can help, come. If you need food, come. All are welcome!
What are your relationships like? Are they mutual? Are they life-giving to you and to others? These are the questions we will be asking in our 2016 Bishop’s Workshops in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Traverse City.
In this conversation, we will also focus on vulnerability, and how we must be vulnerable to reap the fruits of faith and trust. This applies to ourselves as well as to our congregations. Vulnerability and humility are the keys to our most important relationships inside and outside the church. (Watch this brilliant video by Brene Brown on vulnerability).
After the bishop’s presentation, lunch will be provided. Workshops will be offered in the afternoon.
Workshops are subject to change, and workshop facilitators are to be announced. They include the following possible topics:
Developing a Rule of Life
Spirituality of Good Stewardship
Lay Worship Leadership in Small Churches
Family Formation at Home
Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. with welcome & introductions beginning promptly at 10:00. We will conclude at 3:00 p.m.
We will come together in closing to discuss the day and pray. All are welcome. If you have questions or concerns about this event, contact the diocesan office at (269) 381-2710.
Click the following link for the event flier.
We welcome you to Grace’s website and encourage you to come for a visit! Grace is a congregation of about 450 members committed to worship, hospitality, education, outreach, and care. All those who come to Grace are welcome at our Sunday table and the many tables we set throughout the week for our programs, projects and worship experiences. As Episcopalians, we’re a part of the Diocese of Western Michigan, the larger Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion. Enjoy our website. Contact us. Visit us. At Grace, the doors are open for all.