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Searching for Sunday Book Study

Thursdays · Mar 4 – Apr 1 · 10-11 am Like millions of her millennial peers, Rachel Held Evans didn’t want to go to church anymore. The hypocrisy, the politics, the gargantuan building budgets, the scandals—church culture seemed so far removed from Jesus. Yet, despite her cynicism and misgivings, something kept drawing her back to Church. And so…

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…

Climate Changed: Facing our Future

Climate change is an important and controversial subject that is worth considering from many points of view.  It involves science that determines if the climate is changing and why, politics that decide how we should respond, and faith because as Christians we are called to be good stewards of God’s gifts which includes our planet. …

Julie’s Farewell

Grace Lutheran Church, Saying goodbye to a job, community, and place I love so much is extremely difficult to do. I can’t begin to explain how much Grace has meant to me in the more than 8 years that I have been blessed to serve as the Director of Youth Ministries, or what it has…

Simpson Housing

In 2016 Simpson Housing made a huge impact on individuals experiencing homelessness through housing, support and advocation. They served 3,892 people, placed 1,111, 263 families with 539 children. We can continue to help support these individuals by collecting toiletry items! There will be a clear bucket in the church office all the time to collect…