and about Grace Episcopal Church
Happy New Year! I suspect that you are
off and running on your New Year's resolutions and hopefully
one of your resolutions is to help make this the best year
ever for Grace!!
Grace Christmas Party a Great
Our Thanks to all who made our Christmas Party such a
great success. To the Rainbow Band, Tom Mitchell
Director, for their excellent music, to Roger and Belinda
Perna, chairs of the event, to Grace Staples, Chuck Bowles,
& Bruce Beisner, for the wonderful decorations, to Belinda
Perna, Bennyce Hamilton, Ernestein Flemister, Mary McLain,
Chuck Bowles, and Jim Edgy for the food, to Roger Perna for
the dance music, Anita Triggs for designing the invitation, to
Fred Martens for designing the program, and for all others who
made this such a wonderful evening. And especially for
those of you who rose from your seats and helped
|Hip Hop Service this Saturday!
Join us for the next Hip Hop Service this Saturday -
January 5 at 5:00 pm. Enjoy God's message in new and
uplifting way. Members of the Truth & Destiny Step
Team and Liturgical Dance Team will be present to help
motivate and inspire all who attend, so tell a friend or
neighbor about this wonderful event.
The Vicar would like to conduct a retreat for each
organization within the Grace community. Therefore,
please talk with her about a possible date. She would
like for the first retreats to be with:
-The Altar and Flower Guilds
|Mission Council Spotlight - John S.
John moved to Cincinnati in 1966 to join the University
of Cincinnati faculty where he is now Professor of
Chemistry. In 1973, he came to Grace Church for the
first time to attend the funeral of a colleague, Thomas
Cameron, whose death drastically changed his life. As a
result of this, he joined Grace Church and was confirmed in
June of 1973. At the suggestion of Ray Betts (the Church
Rector at the time), he joined the Adult Choir and
subsequently sang in 3 operas, 16 musical theatre
productions, and upwards of 50 choral concerts! In 1982,
he founded the Grace Church Hand Bell Choir; when
that dissolved, he became a handbell soloist. In
the past, John has led morning and evening services of prayer
and even preached a few sermons. Recently, John has
served on Vestry and as Treasurer. In 2006, Grace Church
elected John Senior Warden, the role he currently holds.
He has lived in College Hill since 1976, where his sister
Christine joined him in 1995. His outside interests
include music, writing, and gardening.
In future eGracenotes I will spotlight a member of
the Mission Council, so enjoy their bios and get to know the
leadership of Grace who work very hard to keep the church
Anita L. Triggs, Editor
|We Need Volunteers!
Jan 6 Needed
Jan 6 Needed
|Kick Off 2008 at Grace's Healing
Join us Wednesday, January 9th at 6:30 pm for our Healing
Service using African Drumming and Reiki as well as the
traditional laying-on of hands. Future Healing Services will
take place the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
|Mission Council Considers New Tenant
The Mission Council is considering renting our sanctuary
to another church to hold its services here. These would
occur on Sunday afternoons. If this materalizes, they
will begin worshiping here January 6. We will inform you
as soon as this is finalized.
|Annual Parish Meeting
The annual meeting for the Parish will be held on
February 3, with an alternate date for bad weather of February
10. Reports from each committee will be due in the
office on January 15.
|Grace Church Body Recall & Yoga
Body Recall, Tuesday - 10:00 a.m.
Yoga, Tuesday - 6:00
Only $8.00 per session. See Laura
Jan 5 Hip Hop Mass 5:00 p.m.
9 African Drumming, Reiki, Traditional Healing
Service 6:30 p.m.
Jan 16 Mission Council Meeting 6:00 pm
Feb 3 Annual Parish