All Are Invited to Attend the First Gifts Workshop Thursday
All Grace members and friends are encouraged to attend a series
of three Common Ministry Gifts Workshops starting the coming week. We expect that these workshops may well enable participants to live lives that are more fun, more meaningful and more rewarding. We also expect that the life of the Grace community will be further invigorated.
the first workshop on Thursday (April 15) at 6:30pm. Snacks
and child care will be provided both times. If you have not already told someone that you'll be attending, please let Ken Lyon know (firstname.lastname@example.org
or 513-542-2941) so we can be ready for you.
The Gifts Workshops are being set up on Sundays after church and
repeated on the following Thursdays so that as many parishioners as
participate in this process. This is the only way we will be able to
goals and missions that truly reflect the nature of the entire parish.
Please make every effort to attend all three of these workshops,
it be on the Sunday or the following Thursday. Together, and
guidance, we will be able to develop Grace into the strong parish that
be. We can be a real force for God's work in greater Cincinnati. Please
along with us on this exciting journey.
Three Grace members attended this series of workshops given by the Diocese. They will be conducting Grace's workshops. Hawley Todd was enthusiastic about what he discovered during his workshop experience. See here
for his observations.
Here's the schedule for all three workshops:
Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 pm.
Gifts Assessment Workshop I: "People Who Inspired Me."
You will share with
others people in your life that have influenced you and helped you develop the
values that you have. This process will help us realize why we are the people
that we are today and why we believe what we believe.
Sunday, April 25 after worship or Thursday, April 29 at 6:30 pm.
Gifts Assessment Workshop II: "Identifying Our Gifts."
We will meet in small
groups and talk about accomplishments in our life that we value or feel good
about. By listening, others in your group will be able to help you assess your
gifts as demonstrated by your stories
Sunday, May 16 after worship or Thursday, May 29 at 6:30 pm.
Gifts Assessment Workshop III: "What Tugs at My Heart?"
You will identify what
community and world issues are most important to you, and we will work together
to determine which of these issues are most important to Grace Church as a