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.
Wednesdays in February and March, 6:00pm
Have you wondered about:
- What can you learn from the experience of food insecurity?
- How do our food choices impact the economy and the environment?
- How is food a symbol in Christianity and other world religions?
- How can you provide delicious, healthy meals with little time or money?
- How can you encourage your children to eat well?
- Could our eating habits be a personal spiritual practice?
- February 20: The Rev. Jason Wells, priest, Grace Episcopal Church
- February 27: Courtney Wells, attorney, New Hampshire General Court
- March 6: Hope Butterworth, secretary, The Friendly Kitchen
- March 13: J. M. Hirsch, cookbook author, High Flavor, Low Labor
- March 20: The Rev. Charles LaFond, priest and former monk
All are welcome + Meals are free + Donations support Take-a-Tote food program