Grace Episcopal Church invites Concord residents to the 7th Annual Pork Fest fundraiser on Saturday, September 10 from 12-2:30pm at Merrill Park on Eastman Street. The neighborhood cookout will feature BBQ pork, hamburgers and hot dogs, games, bounce houses and a raffle.
While the event is free, donations will be accepted. All donations will support Grace Episcopal Church’s Take-a-Tote ministry to provide weekend meals to local public schoolchildren enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. Take-a-Tote currently supplies 50 tote bags of food each week to East Concord’s Mill Brook School. Each tote bag costs $10 to fill.
“Children who get free lunches can’t be served when school is out, on weekends and in the summer. This Pork Fest allows our Take-a-Tote program to serve a hidden need,” said Will Ashworth, a member of Grace Episcopal Church.
On Sunday, September 11, come and register to take part in our growing and enthusiastic Sunday School program so that you children can know about God’s deep love for them. They will offer several programs for different age groups:
Family Worship beginning on Sunday, September 11 (then on 10/2 and 11/6). At 10am, all ages worship together with kid-friendly messages and music, using God’s Word, My Voice children’s Bible readings.
Sunday School Classes for grades pre-K and up begin on Sunday, September 18 at 9:50am and continue every Sunday.
Altar Servers (grades 3 and up) are a great way to learn more about prayer and worship in an interactive, hands-up way. Trainings are on 11/9 and 12/11 after the 10am worship service. Novices will learn the basics and experienced servers will be given more to explore.
Youth Group (grades 9-12) begins on Sunday, September 25 with leader Kate Ess. Youth will share ideas for upcoming events. Already scheduled programs include:
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the beginning and the end of faith.”
Thanks for continuing to bring in food items during the summer months. However, a reminder that we cannot accept packages containing peanuts, peanut butter, tree nuts. Recently we received boxes of Nature Valley Oats ‘n Honey granola bars. The label states, “may contain peanut, almond and pecan ingredients.” Same goes for crackers filled with peanut butter. Please read food labels carefully so no child suffers a nut reaction.
“Doris Munro Dunbar, 90, of New Hartford, Conn., formerly of Concord, died peacefully Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, after a long period of declining health. …
After her husband’s death, Doris devoted her time to the Episcopal Church. She managed the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire Media Center in conjunction with the New Hampshire Conference of the United Church of Christ. Doris was an active member of St. James Church in Greenfield, Mass., Church of the Epiphany in Newport, Grace Church in Concord, and finally, Trinity Church in Torrington, Conn.”
“If we accept faith in the Creator, then we accept the belief that we are foreigners, strangers, pilgrims and travelers, then we accept that this world is not our true home. Knowing that must change how we act and live in this world.”