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Healing Service This Wednesday

The monthly Celebration of Wholeness and Healing returns Wednesday at 7pm.  Here's an excerpt from Candy Moxley's description taken from the special Healing Service issue of eGracenotes.
It starts with drumming--a primal call felt deep within our DNA--beckoning community. Everyone is invited to join as evidenced by the spare drums in the circle. You can feel the increase of energy in the air. Chanting follows in a foreign tongue reminding us that inclusion is desired on a global scale. "Welcome, welcome," we say in Swahili.



The service has prayer and a sermon and the clear intent is on healing. Many healers with different training and backgrounds offer laying on of hands, believing that energy follows thought (prayer) and the energy to transform comes from the Divine. There are many stations around the church: padded tables, a padded kneeler at the chapel alter, a blanket on the floor. People are directed to participate as the spirit moves them, in peace and harmony.


See you there! 

Bagpipes and Ice Cream Tomorrow

Bagpipes. Tommy Thompson returns Sunday to pipe us back into the nave.  Please join him on the front steps before the service. 

Ice Cream.  We return to the nave next Sunday, however that doesn't mean that the Summer is over. Snack & Chat will return to the Small Assembly Room. As a part of all this hustle and bustle, instead of screaming "Let's all have some ice cream!" Snack 'n Chat will be an Ice Cream Social. Please join in by bringing your favorites : ice cream, topping, cookies, etc. J and Anthony thank you in advance for your support.

Short Subjects

Christ's Community in College Hill, in collaboration with Feast of Love, is looking for household items, such as silverware, glasses, plates, bowls, cooking utensils, pots, pans, sheet sets and blankets. Drop off your items at Christ's Community, 5819 Salvia Avenue, or call 513-541-0303 for pickup.


Little Blossoms Academy
, a preschool focused on preparing 3- to 5-year olds to thrive in kindergarten, opened its doors in College Hill as part of the Cincinnati Union Bethel family of excellence. They are hosting an open house Wednesday, September 10th from 5 to 7 pm at 2015 W. North Bend Road. Read more about it here.


Our Cathedral hosts Music Live at Lunch every Tuesday at 12:10pm. Here's the September schedule:
  • September 9 | Janice Trytten (Native flutes)
  • September 16 | Sarah Kim (cello) & Julia Siciliano (piano)
  • September 23 | Ron Esposito (singing bowls)
  • September 30 | Linda McAlister (soprano) & Avedis Manoogian (piano)

All performances are in Centennial Chapel. Bring your own lunch or purchase one at the Cathedral for $5. The Cathedral is at 4th and Sycamore downtoen. Parking is available at the Queen City Square Garage (entrances on 4th Street and Sycamore Street) at a special mid-day rate of $2 per hour.  



Candace Moxley tells us that the Healing Graces Room is available to all healers for use, for pay or not.  Make arrangements for use of the room through Candy (candy.moxley@yahoo.com, 513-376-7044).




Bring Toothbrushes & Tooth Paste to Church. J White tells us that she knows of school kids who can use toothbrushes and toothpaste. Ransack your medicine chest and bring your unused brushes and past to church Sunday.    

Thanks ...

... to the office volunteers for taking responsibility for keeping the Grace Church public calendar uptodate.  It's great to have a single place to go to see what's happening at Grace.

If you want to thank anyone in the congregation for something they did week (leading the meditation in the Friday Prayer and Meditation group, going above and beyond on a routine responsibility, donating food or cooking for the Community Dinner, etc.) then please send that thank you to Ken Lyon (eGraceNotes@gracecollegehill.org) or the office (office@gracecollegehill.org), so those people can get recognition in Grace Notes.

Even though everyone who does something special may not be recognized each week (although we do try), we are aware of how hard members of this congregation work together to keep this church going.  Most of the work done in this church is by volunteers, so thank you to every one in this congregation for keeping our dream of Grace Church alive by your consistent contributions.  None of us could do it without all of us working together.
Altar Flowers

Flowers last Sunday were given to the glory of God and in memory of her father Shella Bryeans by Carol Lyon.

Flowers this Sunday are given by John Thayer in loving memory of my sister, Christine, on the anniversary of her passing.

You can donate a bouquet of flowers on the altar on any Sunday in honor of or in memory of anyone. The suggested donation is only $35. Just sign on the flower sheet by the door or call the church office or email spikelyon@gmail.com or donate online at gracecollegehill.org.
Prayers and Thanksgivings

Fr. Bob Hufford was taken ill last week and has been in the hospital. After a couple days of good care, he is feeling and sounding much better. His hospital address is the Rev. Robert Hufford, Good Samaritan Hospital, 375 Dixmyth Ave.,Room 1111,#1, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220. His phone there is 513-362-3892. If you prefer to send a card to his home, his address is still 52 Bishopsgate Dr., #703, Cincinnati, OH 45246. He asks our prayers for his health and getting into Marjorie P. Lee Community!


Prayers for healing are asked for Rev. Ernestein, Patty Rogers, Sarah and Joe Rogers-- Patty's parents, Carl, Jackie, Robb Martin, Kim Martin, Melissa, Jordan and Brandie, Bill, Viola and Irma, Lee Hardy, Rhonda Sharp, The Partin Family, D.L., Merrilee Atkins, Maree White, Anna Keefer, Virginia Chapel and Family, Our President and Our Country, Anni Gibson, Bill Jenne, Don Wake, Albertha Howard and DeConte Howard, Johnny, Peter Harten, Phillis Dietz, Peter Hawkins, Judy Handy, Laura Hubrich (Phillis Dietz' daughter), Madeena Nolan, Gwynne and Naomi Gabbard, Marla, Mae Armstead, The Garland Family - Teresa, Debbie and Jay, Sherry Ridgeway, Jayna, Jan Sharp, James McNabb Nickname: Cousin, Bev Olinger, David McManus, Kathy Casebolt's family and friends, Ruth Bertram, Paul, Katharine Thayer, Grace Moore, Stella Parker, Jim and Nancy Vath, Darryl Handy, James. 


Prayers are asked for members often not able to come to church: Elizabeth Kelly, Janet Henthorn, Mary Jane Showers, Naomi Koester, Elva Gscheidle, Jo Carroll, Anne Henneberg, Phillis Dietz, Raymond Betts.


To add or subtract from this list, please contact the Church Office (513-541-2415, office@gracecollegehill.org) with the names of the persons to be included on this list. If you email, please place "Prayer Request" in the subject line. Please also indicate whether the name of the prayer recipient is to be listed in the bulletin.


Names remain on the list for about a month. Please let us know if people should be put back on the list.


Pastoral Care. If you need pastoral care or know of someone who does, please call or email the office (513-541-2415, office@gracecollegehill.org). Keep us informed about about illness, hospital stays, requests for visits, communion, and prayers for special concerns.
 Coming Attractions

The online Grace Church Calendar lists most everything we know about that's happening at Grace Church. If something's not listed, or if you see errors, please tell the office (office@gracecollegehill.org, 513-541-2415).


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