Radical welcome. Faithful worship. Compassionate service. 

January 5, 2020
The Second Sunday after Christmas

8:00 am Holy Eucharist
9:15 am Family Eucharist
11:00 am Holy Eucharist with
Parish Choir

All services are held in the Sanctuary.
Please join us afterwards in Guild Hall for coffee and fellowship.

Grace Church Brooklyn Heights Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 12, at 11:00 am
Establishing a new tradition, Grace’s Annual Meeting will be held on  Sunday, January 12, at 11:00 am . The meeting will be preceded by  a single service of combined worship at 10:00 am  and will be followed by a potluck brunch at 11:00 am. Please bring your favorite dish to share. Child care will be provided. 

We will discuss our accomplishments of 2019 and plans for 2020, as well as hold elections for members of the Vestry. Up for election are Marilyn Grant for a second two-year term as Warden, Vestry member Sheila O’Neill for a second three-year term, and Seth Lloyd, Pat Magnuson and Elder Maxwell for a three-year term as members of Vestry.  For more information, contact  Kate Rock  or  Marilyn Grant .
WinterFair 2020 Volunteer Organizing Meeting
Sunday, January 5, 10:00 am

Always the first Saturday in February (this year, February 1 ), WinterFair is fast upon. An organizing meeting for all volunteers — both experienced and interested — will be held on   Sunday, January 5 from 10:00 am-10:45 am  in the Hope Library . If you’re unable to attend this meeting but are interested in volunteering, we are so happy! Please contact Kate Hill

Donations will be accepted in the Gym starting this Saturday, January 4 . You will be of immeasurable help to your friends (who will be doubling as fair organizers and volunteers) if you pre-sort your contributions into separate bags or boxes for each type of item: Kids Clothing, Toys, Women’s Clothing, Men’s Clothing, Books and Household Items (“Fleas”). Also, just a heads up that anything left over following the Fair will be whisked away the following week to ready the Church for the February 8th service commemorating the life and ministry of Absolom Jones. If you wish to target a special group to receive specific remainders, please contact Kate Rock to coordinate a donation.
Witness at Tornillo

free screening at
SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 2020, 3:00 PM

New Film Depicts Atrocity of US Child Detention
Brooklyn Man Confronts Inhumane Immigration Policies in Texas Desert

Film with  Spanish subtitles. Q&A  with activists from  Don't Separate Families . They will discuss the upcoming  WITNESS AT THE BORDER  in Brownsville, Texas/Matamoros, Mexico beginning January 12, 2020, as well as local actions. For more information, contact  dontseparatefamilies@gmail.com.

North Room Chat
Our next  North Room Chat  will take place this Sunday, January 5, 2020, from 10:15 am to 10:45 am,  for those who have been looking for a little something "extra" from church on Sundays. 

Margaret Seiler  will lead a discussion on the topic of "Helping Migrant Families: What’s Happening Now with Family Separation?" 

Join us every first Sunday of each month at  10:15 am as we discuss spirituality and Christianity in bite-sized chunks. No need to prepare in advance. Just be open to learning something new, sharing your own life experiences, and, most importantly, growing in the Christian faith. And save the date for the following Chat on February 2, 2020.

Contact   Brianna McCarty   and/or   Anne Silver   with questions or if you'd like to lead a chat!
Docent-led Tour

As our pattern continues through the winter, we will again have a docent tour this Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 12:15 pm. The tour will begin after morning worship in the church.
Deanery Epiphany Eucharist at All Saints'
Monday, January 6, at 7:00 pm

Happy 6th day! Just a reminder that All Saints' will be hosting a deanery-wide Epiphany celebration on the feast day itself at 7:00 pm, featuring special guest preacher, Mark Genszler, followed by a light reception. All are invited. All clergy are welcome to vest and process--just give us a heads-up if you plan to do so! 

We look forward to welcoming you here!

Address 286-88 7th Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11215

RSVP Office@allsaintsparkslope.org
Sanctuary Cinema Is Back
Free Screening: “Suffragette”

Please join us for our next FREE Sanctuary Screening, on Friday, January 10, at 7:00 pm in the Guild Hall. "Suffragette" will kick off the second season for Sanctuary Cinema. Free popcorn and lemonade will again be served and facilitated discussion will follow.

Inspired by true events in 1912 in London, Suffragette movingly explores the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote – their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives.

Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of the powerful drama about the fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain.

The stirring story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother who becomes an activist for the Suffragette cause alongside women from all walks of life.
Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A joint service will be held on  Friday, January 17, 2020, 6:30 pm at the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue  to celebrate the life and ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Music will be provided by the joint choirs of the Heights Synagogue and our Parish Choir.
Advance Planning Workshop
Saturday, January 25, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come to a half-day Advanced Planning workshop dedicated to helping you get your estate and end of life planning paperwork in order. , The workshop will be held on Saturday, January 25, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Guild Hall.

Sessions on:
  • Important documents - what you need and how to store them.
  • The "stuff" of life, our possessions, and instructions for your heirs about them, with a dive into Swedish Death Cleaning.
  • Selecting hymns for your funeral service.
  • Burial and funeral service options.

Those who engage in end of life planning report a sense of accomplishment and most importantly, decreased anxiety about the future.  

Join Grace member and thanatologist, Matilda Garrido; Director of Music, Paul Olson; and funeral director, Amy Cunningham for a half day workshop (including lunch) on end of life planning necessities.  

Please note, registration is  required  for this event." If you have any questions, please email Matilda Garrido .
Community Help in Park Slope

Have you ever seen someone arrive at church with groceries and wondered why in the world they were bringing food to a Sunday service? For years Grace Church has collected food for CHiPS.

CHiPS not only offers a soup kitchen (where some of our parishioners volunteer) but also houses new mothers and babies in a residence upstairs. According to the director, CHiPS also needs many items, both food and nonfood. Here are items specifically requested: FOOD:  staples for on-site use, such as large (family size) containers of mayonnaise, peanut butter, and sugar. Please note that smaller cans and jars are less useful. NONFOOD:  heavy duty contractor strength black bags, toilet paper, paper towels, Mr. Clean, bleach, dishwashing liquid, laundry soap (powder, liquid, pellets), saran wrap, aluminum foil, hair nets, plastic gloves (one time use: medium & large)

Robin Ketchum & Susan Bluhm are heading this effort. Please contact Robin with any questions or to get involved. We give in other ways too, but now we are highlighting our basket in the back of the church. It waits for your contributions. Please help fill it up!

Tutoring has resumed at the Frederick Douglass Academy VII and we are looking for people who can tutor teens so that they can pass their state mandated Regents exams. If you’re interested, please contact Vicky Schippers at 917-902-0275 for details on how to participate.
Calling all Coffee Hour Hosts
Coffee Hour is a time for fellowship and conversation among church members. To share a cup of coffee, pastries and have small chats, what a great way to spend time after Sunday service.

To help further this fellowship we are looking for volunteers to host the Coffee Hour after the 11:00 am service. It can be very simple or as elaborate (but not expensive) as you like, fruits, carrots, celery with hummus dips or pastries, homemade cookies or brownies. Prepare your favorite goodies to share. You can also make a monetary donation and the Church can do the shopping for you.

We hope you will consider this special ministry and volunteer a small amount of time to host.If you are interested in volunteering one Sunday, please sign up by writing your name on the sign up sheet in the back of the church or you can contact Emily Horcher and/or Marilyn Grant .
Parish Prayer Concerns

For those we have been asked to remember: Caryl; Marybeth; Li; Martha; Helen; Wendy H.; Lisa; Kay & family; Gwen; Ann & George; Sandra; Jane; Leslie.  
Upcoming Baptismal Dates

At Grace, we baptize up to seven candidates at a service, usually during the 11:00 am Sunday service of Holy Eucharist. For further information, or to obtain a Baptism application, please contact the Parish Office.

February 23 - 5 slots available
May 31(Pentecost Sunday) - 6 slots available
September 27 - 7 slots available
November 22 - 7 slots available
Announcement Deadline

If you would like to submit an announcement for Grace Notes and/or our Parish News, please send all information to the Parish Office no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday of each week. Please be aware that submissions that do not meet the deadline will be published the following week. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Office Hours
The Parish Office is open  Monday through Friday  (except for holidays) from  9:00 am to 5:00 pm  but  closed  for lunch between  1:00 pm to 2:00 pm . If you would like to work in the office on any project or activity, please contact Parish Administrator, Ms. Takisha Brown to arrange a time. Takisha is available by phone at 718-624-1850 x 10 or by  email . Thank you.
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