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Reframing our Stories

February 28 ·  6:30 – 8:00 pm Facilitated by Pastor Jen Collins, in our time together, participants will dig deep into understanding our personal stories. Together, we will create common understandings of the terms “single story” and “dominant culture” and examine new tools for how a particular action, decision, or “story” is influenced, particularly within the…

“Just Mercy” Movie Discussion

February 21 · 6:30pm – 8:00pmglcav.us/zoom (passcode: grace) A powerful true story about the Equal Justice Initiative, the people we represent, and the importance of confronting injustice, Just Mercy is a bestselling book by Bryan Stevenson that has been adapted into a feature film. It is an American biographical legal drama film co-written and directed…

Lent 2021

Spiritual Practices for Lent and for Life We’ve been through some hard things, and we don’t know when it will get easier. This Lenten season, let’s lean on God, who listens to our honest cries. Let’s listen to one another’s stories. In these two spiritual practices, we’ll gain strength. We’ll start healing. For five Wednesdays starting…

Merry Christmas Grace Family!

Merry Christmas, family and friends of Grace. Our gift to you and yours is from our choir who, like so many of us, long to be sharing our moments and gifts in person, yet find a way to offer them nonetheless. As you go and as you stay in the day and weeks and year…

Christmas Eve Cancellation and Invitation

Greetings family of Grace, We love bravely around here, like Jesus did. We allow that brave love to lead the way to do the right thing at the right time. After clarifying discussion with our team of staff and volunteers, and even consultation with meteorologists about the wind, ice, and road safety, we’ve decided that…

Staffing Update for Grace

Dear Grace, I’m writing today to inform our church family that Karleigh Crepin has let us know that she will step away from her role as Children’s Ministry Director, effective September 25. This fall, she enrolled at Luther Seminary, and wants to focus solely on her studies there. I am in conversation with our executive committee about…

This Fall at Grace

Dear People of Grace,  I thank God for you. I am grateful that many of you are finding new ways to practice your faith and stay connected in Christian community. Whether you offer up a prayer for a baby being baptized in a back yard, or you unfold your lawn chair and settle in for Neighborhood Church, or sing your lungs out during at-home worship, I am grateful for the ways you show up for one another.  …