Donations for Christmas Flowers are welcomed before December 17th. Please place donation with note to specify as Flower funds and any special dedication. Or, contribute via Tithe.ly app or the website link, and email email@example.com with dedications. Thank you!
It’s back! The Mitten Tree is up in the Vestibule and ready to receive your donations of mittens, hats, scarves and socks (hand-made or purchased) for clients of the Oxford Food Shelf. Please help us keep our neighbors warm and cozy this winter by covering the tree in donations by December 23rd. Thank you!
We invite you to choose a stocking from the Giving Tree in the Church Vestibule to provide a Christmas gift for a child from a Food Shelf client family. After choosing a stocking, please email your name and the stocking # to firstname.lastname@example.org . Organized by the Oxford Ecumenical Council, wrapped gifts must be delivered to Grace Church with matching tag no later than December 9th for delivery to the Food Shelf. Thank you!
Please consider donating a gift basket to be raffled off at the event on December 15th. Popular basket themes include: Wine, Snacks, Christmas, Home Movie Night, Spa/Bath, Auto Care, Kitchen, Candy, Arts & Crafts, Pet Lovers... Be creative! Please bring baskets to the church by December 14th.
Then, join us on December 15th, 9am-2pm in Hodges Hall for the Annual Holiday Basket Festival! Gift baskets will be raffled off, lunch will be for sale. Come, shop, and have fun!
Contact Carol email@example.com with any questions. Thank you!
Rev. Paula will be leaving Grace Church and the Diocese of Western Massachusetts. She has accepted a call to serve as Rector of St. Stephen’s, Millburn in the Diocese of Newark. Her last Sunday with us will be November 11th. We will celebrate with a special liturgy marking the “Ending of a Pastoral Relationship”, followed by a special coffee hour to celebrate our time together.
The Vestry is working hard to begin planning for this transition, with the help of diocesan staff. There will be a special parish meeting on Sunday, October 14th following the 10:30 service. We hope all members of the Grace Church family will come to this important meeting.
as we welcomed Bishop Doug Fisher and Canon Pam Mott with true Grace Church hospitality. A favorite phrase from our Jewish brothers and sisters is, “May you be blessed to be a blessing.” We are lucky at Grace Church to be both blessed by and a blessing to our bishop and our diocesan family.
The Bishop is Coming! the Bishop is Coming!
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is bringing Episcopal Revival to Western Massachusetts! He'll be here in October, though the Revival is revving up and will continue long after he visits us. We invite you to pray with us and also to join in the fun, faith-filled fellowship.
Prayer for Revival 2018
God of the living,
Your faithful love has made us a people of hope. This hope is your gift to be shared. We wonder how to share Jesus’ mission of mercy, compassion and hope in this time, in this place. We hear voices that cry out for your justice. We see children who long for bread. We are waiting for your Word to spark our imagination. We are trusting that you will lead us to a deeper praise that touches hearts and lifts up those who are bowed down. We know that if we wonder, listen and wait, you will revive your people. We thank you for guiding our way and for what we, as yet, cannot see. In Jesus’ name we pray. AMEN.
WMA Revival Homepage here
THE BIBLE CHALLENGE Revives WMA page here
THE BIBLE CHALLENGE Revives WMA Facebook group here
Potluck Dinner Schedule
Sign up online (BIBLE is the password) or on the bulletin board in the church
The second Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
June 13th at Christ Church
July 11th at Grace - sign up here https://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=UEWD3543
August 8th at Christ Chruch - sign up here https://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=LRYN8233
September 10th at Grace
October 12th at Christ Church
November 14th at Grace
December 12th at Christ Church
January 9th at Grace
February 13th at Christ Church
March 13th at Grace
April 10th at Christ Church
May 8th at Grace
Last Sunday we celebrated the Day of Pentecost in fantastic and fabulous Grace Youth Sunday style! Several of the kids joined in the gathering, Gospel, and sending processions,..AND they talked about the Holy Spirit to get the homily going. What a wildly, wonderful way to give thanks to God for the wildly, wonderful Holy Spirit working in and through us!
Our youngest lector- Small and powerful!