Spiritual Retreat for People in Recovery

October 28, 9:00am–2:30pm

Grace Episcopal Church, 30 Eastman Street, Concord

“The Heart of Recovery.” Our retreat leader is John Braught. John has over sixteen years’ experience in recovery, and has thought deeply about the relationship between the Twelve Steps and traditional spiritual disciplines. Registration is $, lunch included. Registration is limited.

Contact: Sandi Albom, 303-2435, sjaeds1956@gmail.com or Susan Ackley, 968-7952, ackleysusan@gmail.com

Knitting Retreat

Saturday, October 21, 9am–3pm

Grace Episcopal Church, 106 Lowell St., Manchester

A light lunch of soup and bread will be served, as well as coffee, tea and other drinks. Please bring a food item to share. Includes a “Yarn & Needle Exchange,” so bring your extra needles and yarn and maybe find something you can use that someone else has brought. Those joining us are asked to bring whatever projects they are working on, as well as any finished items they would like to share.

RSVP: Linda Chamberlain (douglas.chamberlain@comcast.net) or Karen West (kncwest@gmail.com)

The Coloring Book of Common Prayer

On Sunday, we handed these out to our younger children. Each page of the Holy Eucharist in the Book of Common Prayer has a matching page with a Bible verse and a picture to color:

Download The Coloring Book of Common Prayer (PDF)

Our hope is to bring basic familiarity with the idea of a prayer book and an order of worship that can stick with a child as she grows up into “the full stature of Christ.”

Back To Sunday School: Registration Day

Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 11:15am
Will you be responsible for seeing that the child you present is brought up in the Christian faith and life?
I will, with God’s help
(Book of Common Prayer, p. 302).

When we baptize our children, we promise the raise them so that they can know about God’s deep love for them. We also hope to teach them how to return their love back to God.

For this reason, we invite you and your children, to participate in Grace Episcopal Church’s Sunday School and Youth Group programs during the 2017-2018 school year.

Hopefully you will attend our first Family Worship service on Sunday, September 17 at 10am. Afterward, you can meet our teachers and give them completed registration forms.

If you cannot be there, just bring these forms to the church anytime or download them online at http://tinyurl.com/GraceSundaySchool2017.

Shawn LaFrance to be ordained deacon

By the Grace of God and the People consenting, Bishop Rob Hirschfeld will ordain Sandi Albom, Shawn LaFrance and Charlie Nichols to the Sacred Order of Deacons in Christ’s One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church on Wednesday, September 13, 7p.m. St. Paul’s Church (21 Centre Street). Your prayers and presence are requested. Reception to follow.

Comin’ up

Grace Needlers Monday, September 11 at 10:30am. Do you do any form of needlework? Learn, share skills, or just to be with those who share your interests. All skill levels welcome. Contact: Sharon Billingsley at srbturtle@yahoo.com

Book ClubThis month’s selection is: Following Atticus by Tom Ryan. The club meets at the church on Monday, September 25 at 6:00pm,

Book Group: The New Jim Crow

Tuesday, June 20, 7-8:30pm
St. John Episcopal Church, 270 Stark Hwy, Dunbarton

The Episcopal Churches of Central NH invite you to a discussion of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander.

James McKim will lead discussion that night. He attends St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Goffstown.

Book Group: The New Jim Crow

Tuesday, June 20, 7-8:30pm
St. John Episcopal Church, 270 Stark Hwy, Dunbarton

The Episcopal Churches of Central NH invite you to a discussion of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander.

Why The New Jim Crow? The Episcopal Church’s General Convention Resolution A-183 calls all parishes to read and discuss this groundbreaking book that challenges us to look at how mass incarceration and the war on drugs had perpetuated the caste system in this country.

James McKim will lead discussion that night. He attends St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Goffstown.

Holocaust Memorial Program

Monday, May 1, 5:30 pm, Temple Beth Jacob, 67 Broadway

After offering prayers in memory of the six million victims, we will show the film, Denial. The film will be followed by a question and answer session. Based on the acclaimed book Denial: Holocaust History on Trial, the film recounts Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt’s legal battle for truth against David Irving, who sued her for libel in London after she declared him a Holocaust denier. It was up to Professor Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. The film dramatizes the 2001 courtroom case, the behind the scenes work of Professor Lipstadt and her lawyers, and the concerns of the British Jewish community.

When friends and colleagues advised her to avoid court, Professor Lipstadt refused to back down. She put her reputation and livelihood on the line to preserve the undeniable truth of the Holocaust.

Professor Lipstadt has taught at Emery University since 1993. Her book, Denying The Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory, revealed a complex web of anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi groups that actively promote doubt about the Holocaust.
Sponsored by Temple Beth Jacob and the Greater Concord Interfaith Council

At a glance

Sundays
8:00-8:45am Holy Eucharist
9:50-10:30am Children's Programs
10:00-11:10am Holy Eucharist

30 Eastman Street
Concord, NH 03301
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