Grace Episcopal Church, Hinsdale, Illinois, Episcopal, Church, Preschool, youth, Easter, Christmas, baptism
Grace Church invites you to reflect on your many gifts with gratitude and join the Circle of Grace in celebrating our abundant gifts - people, worship, buildings and holy spaces, music, youth, energy, and ideas - with your 2018 pledge. Your pledge is vital to our continued mission and ministries.
NEWS & NOTES
Join us for food, fun, and fellowship! We will provide fall-themed activities for children and adults, a simple Eucharist, and a movie, to celebrate autumn's awesomeness! Dinner will include a chili cook-off! Do you have a great chili recipe? We need YOU! Email Julie Pierce to enter the cook-off. (You only need to make one crock-pot to enter) We're playing for bragging rights, so enter today! The Hinsdale Halloween festivities happen earlier that day, so feel free to come in costume!
Saturday, October 21 at 4:00
Spirited Women Workshops return on October 28! Through April, we'll be talking about I Corinthians 13! Join us in the Guild Room at 2:00 p.m. for a lively discussion! Contact Diane Shalda or Barb Schwartz for more information.
Saturday, October 28, 2:00
The members of Grace Church and our adult choir have been invited to join the Redeemer Lutheran community (our neighbors across the street) for a joint Eucharist (Holy Communion) on Sunday, October 29 at 4:00, in celebration of both the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, as well as celebrating our "Call to Common Mission", a full-communion agreement between the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Bishop Wayne Miller of the Metro Chicago Synod, ELCA will be present for this service.
Choirs of both churches are already preparing festive music for the occasion and will be supported by the Gargoyle Brass Quintet, timpani, and organ. Be ready to sing rousing hymns like "A Mighty Fortress" and "The Church's One Foundation"!
Sunday, October 29, 4:00 at Redeemer
Shoppers, start your engines! The Holiday Market is back this year on Thursday, November 2 (Preview Party, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.) and Friday, November 3 (Open Shopping Day, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.). Keep in mind that proceeds to go our Outreach ministry partners. The preview party will include beverages and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Tickets for the preview party are only $35! Contact Sara Clary to get involved.
Thursday, November 2 and Friday, November 3
The Men's Retreat is coming up! Gentlemen, mark your calendars for Friday, November 10 to Saturday morning, November 11. We'll be sleeping overnight in cabins at Camp Bullfrog Lake (Cook County Forest Preserve), about 15 minutes from Grace. $50/person. Talk to Preston Tims for more information.
Friday, November 10 - Saturday, November 11
To demonstrate my/our gratitude, appreciation, and support for the mission of Grace Episcopal Church, I/we desire to pledge to the 2018 Annual Commitment campaign.