J. M. Hirsch, AP Food Editor and cookbook author
“Fitting real food and real cooking into really busy lives is no simple task. Most families struggle with this daily, too often giving up in the face of sometimes overwhelming frustrations and setbacks. But there is great value in finding balance between the chaos of modern family life and an appreciation of honest food cooked at home. It doesn’t require much time or energy. It just takes mindfulness.”
J. M. is the author of several cookbooks, including High Flavor, Low Labor. He will lead discussion on Wednesday night on preparing good, healthy food on a tight budget of time and money. He will also address how to engage your children in cooking and getting them out of the “McDonlad’s trap.”
Our March-April issue of Harvestings newsletter is ready for download!
In this issue:
- Holy Week dates
- Annual Meeting election results
- Spirituality of Food program details
- Come and See 2013
- New Members’ Class (Koinonia)
- Pork Fest dates
- And more!
Download the March-April 2013 newsletter (PDF)!
Yesterday our Sunday congregations kicked off our third annual “Come and See” program! In this program, individuals invite people they know to “come and see” Grace Episcopal Church on the invited persons choice of March 31, April 7 and April 14.
Last year, parishioner Joe invited Shelly to “come and see” at Easter. She did and became a regular worshiper, giver and volunteer at Grace Episcopal Church! This year, Joe told us what it was like to invited someone to church. Shelly shared her experience of what it was like to be invited and what it was like to come to this church for the first time.
Everyone on our parish mailing list will receive a commitment form to promise that they will invite someone they know during this time. The form is attached below if you did not receive it or have lost it. Please return this commitment by Sunday, March 10 so that we can pray for you and for those you will be inviting!
Download the Come and See Invitation commitment form! (PDF)
This week’s speaker: The Rev. Jason Wells, priest, Grace Episcopal Church
We know that eating food involves spirituality because it involves values. When we order a pizza instead of roasting a chicken, we acted on a value. When we choose organic food or a farmer’s market, we act on other values. Often unconsciously, we make our food choices with different values: how much money will we spend on it? How busy am I to cook and enjoy it? How does it impact the environment? Do I have concern for those who grew and harvested it?
Food also has deep religious meaning in every culture. Ancient Greek philosophers taught and debated at symposium meals. Jews tell the story of Passover by gathering for seder meals. Christians share in Christ’s presence by sharing bread and wine. The list goes on and on.
How do you make your eating choices? How do you find meaning in meals, daily or special? How does your faith or culture use food as a symbol of something deeper? Come, eat, learn, talk and discuss!
Last Sunday, February 3, we raised $160 for The Friendly Kitchen in our annual Super Bowl Sunday fundraiser. Thank you for your generosity to feed hungry people in Concord!
Friday, February 15, 5pm
Tuna Noodle Casserole
All are welcome! See you there!
Dinner is free, but donations support our Take-a-Tote feeding program.
12:15pm Imposition of Ashes (lunch-hour)
5:30pm Simple Supper (vegetarian lasagna)
7:00pm Imposition of Ashes (with hymns)
Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.