Radical welcome. Faithful worship. Compassionate service. 

June 9, 2019
Pentecost

8:00 am Holy Eucharist with Hymns
9:15 am Family Eucharist with Hymns
11:00 am Holy Eucharist with Parish Choir
Please join us after all services for fellowship, coffee and refreshment in the Guild Hall.

Saturday, June 8
Feminist Scholar in Residence
In our third annual Feminist Scholar in Residence event, The Rev. Dr. Cristian De La Rosa will lead us in learning about mujerista theology and its application to today’s world issues. For further information, please contact Dexter Guerreri or Kathy Page . T o register for this event please click here .
Grace Core Values Inquiry Process
Sunday, June 9, 10:15 am
Who are we as a church community? What are we called to do? This is an exciting time of transition and growth at Grace, and we need your help to deepen our understanding of the core values that underpin Grace’s mission and our vision for the future.

Members of the Vestry are inviting parishioners to engage in conversation about Grace’s core values and mission. A Vestry-facilitated focus group will be held  at 10:15 am on Sunday, June 9 in the North Room. We encourage everyone to attend .

 We will continue to update you about future opportunities for engagement on this very important discernment process.
Brooklyn Pride Twilight Parade
Saturday, June 8th
EPISCOPALIANS MARCH TOGETHER IN SUPPORT OF GAY PRIDE

If you are interested in joining other members of our faith community , the Episcopal contingent will gather around 5th Avenue and Lincoln Place at  7:30 pm. 
The Spirit of Stonewall
Sunday, June 9, 3:30 pm
Please join Fr. John Denaro, Bishop Provenzano, Rev. Marie A. Tatro and many of our other colleagues, parishioners and community members for our  diocesan LGBTQ Pride event on Sunday, June 9th at 3:30 p.m.   We will gather at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity to observe the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. For a brief history some reflections about Stonewall and why we are gathering as a faith community, please visit our newly minted webpage .
Father's Day
Sunday, June 16
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16 -- a day to honor fathers and, actually, all who parent and nurture. At Grace we will celebrate fathers with a sweet treat. The treats will be available on Father’s Day, in the rear of the church, please take one or two after service to share with someone you care for, maybe even a sick or shut-in member of the community.  
With love and appreciation from your Grace Family! 
Sanctuary Cinema
Friday, June 14 at 7:00 pm
Please join us for our next  FREE Sanctuary Screening, in the air-conditioned Guild Hall.

Blowin' Up is an inspiring documentary of an amazing judge in the Queens court who pioneers a compassionate method of handling human trafficking intervention from within a broken criminal justice system. In this movie, a partnership between "Girls Educational and Mentoring Services" (GEMS) and other organizations changes the way women are prosecuted. There are no offensive images in this film, it evokes empathy for these women who have already faced so much exploitation and abuse and it provides hope to those who have faced such trials and tribulation in their lives.

Popcorn and lemonade will again be served and a facilitated discussion will follow. Please take note that this will be our last screening for the summer.
Are you/your family/parents or grandparents from another country?
Australia, China, Ecuador, England, Guyana, India, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Panama and South Korea. 

Is your country represented?

Don't be left out, join us on  Sunday, June 23, 10:00 am - 11:00 am  in the  Hope Library  to plan the inaugural Grace Church Brooklyn Heights Multicultural Day. Festivities are scheduled for Sunday, October 20 with an awesome worship service at 11:00 am, followed by a spectacular international food festival with live music in the Guild Hall. For more information, contact Denise Young Farrell or Allison Robinson
Escape the Great Indoors!
Scout Me In. Boy Scout Troop 213, active in Brooklyn Heights for more than 50 years, is actively recruiting new scouts. If you are a boy or a girl between the ages of 10 1/2 and 18, you're invited to come to a meeting to experience what we do. You will learn outdoor skills, develop leadership qualities, and much more. We are an active troop that hikes or camps at least once a month. We meet weekly at St. Francis College on Thursday nights from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. For more information, stop by or contact Scoutmaster Rich Kelley (917.576.1310).

Troop 213 does not discriminate based on race, gender, or sexual orientation.
Summer Church Camp Registration is Now Open!    
Grace Church, together with St. Ann's and the Holy Trinity Church, is hosting The Brooklyn Heights Episcopal Story and Song  Summer Church Camp for the week of August 26 - 30 . Story and Song Camp hours are from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with aftercare available until 5:30 pm.  Opportunities are available for adult, middle school, and high school volunteers. For more details please click here.

Space is limited, so don't wait, sign up today!  Questions? Contact Brianna McCarty or Rev. Erika Meyer .
Becoming Beloved Community: Sacred Ground

In response to key themes that have emerged from Grace’s ongoing Core Values inquiry, we are developing a new " Becoming Beloved Community" initiative. In the near future, you will receive a letter with more detailed information concerning this initiative. 

One of the pieces in  Becoming Beloved Community is Sacred Ground , the Episcopal Church’s exciting new film - and readings - based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith.

You will hear more about  Sacred Ground during the announcements in church Sunday. In the meantime, for more information, please click here .   
Grace Education for Ministry
The Grace Education for Ministry group is looking for people who may be interested in joining them come this September. Each year, EfM participants commit to meeting on Wednesday evenings from September to June. In a safe and trusting environment, we study the Bible, our Christian tradition and theology, reflecting on our call to ministry in the world. 
Contact co-mentors Kathy Page   or the Rev. John Musco   for more information. Or you can speak to or contact our current participants; Jane Parkerton, Cub Gichenje , Claude Scales or Elizabeth Stong.
To learn more about this international program with 80,000 participants since 1975 please click  here.
Grace Goes Live!
Our 11:00 am Sunday morning worship experience is now being live streamed every Sunday excluding the summer months! Join us online as we begin this new facet of our Communications Ministry. For more information we encourage you to stay tuned here .
Thank You For Being Our Host!
We are most appreciative for Mary Jacobus for hosting Coffee Hour last Sunday, June 2, 2019 after our 11:00 am service. Thank you very much!
Calling all Coffee Hour Hosts.

Coffee Hour is a time for fellowship and conversation among church members to share a cup of coffee, a pastry, a smile and to engage in small talk amongst our church family. What a great way to spend time after Sunday service?

As we continue in this awesome fellowship, we are looking for volunteers to host Coffee Hour after the 11:00 am service.

It can be very simple or as elaborate (but not expensive) as you'd like, infusing fruits, carrots, celery with hummus dips or pastries. You can prepare your favorite goodies to share, some homemade cookies or brownies. If you would like to participate but just do not have the time to shop, you can also make a monetary donation and the Church will do the shopping for you.

We hope you will consider this amazing opportunity to participate in this special ministry of bringing people together and volunteer a small amount of time to host.

If you are interested in volunteering one Sunday, please sign up by adding your name to our volunteer book located in the back of the sanctuary or contact Marilyn Grant, Emily Horcher, or Sheila O’Neill . We look forward to you being our host.
Grace Schedule of Upcoming Baptismal Dates
2019
  • July 14 - 4 slots available
  • September 22 - 5 slots available
  • November 17 - 6 spots available
2020
  • January 12
  • February 23
  • April 11 (Easter Eve)
  • June 7 (Pentecost Sunday)
  • September 27
  • November 22
At Grace, we baptize up to seven Candidates during the 11:00 am service of Holy Eucharist with Baptisms. For further information or to obtain a Baptism application, please contact the Parish Office.
Parish Prayer Concerns
For those we have been asked to remember: Philip & Mary; Kurt; Mary I.; Dolores; Theo; Elaine; Jacob; David; Ron & Betsy; Andrew; Karen; Daniel and Robert.
Do You Have An Announcement?
If you would like to submit an announcement for Grace Notes and or our Parish News, please submit all information to the Parish Office no later than Wednesday by 5:00 pm of each week. Please be aware that any and all submissions that do not meet the deadline will be published the following week. Thank you in advance.
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