Radical welcome. Faithful worship. Compassionate service. 

June 23, 2019
Second Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 am Holy Eucharist. with Hymns
9:15 am Family Eucharist with Hymns
11:00 am Holy Eucharist with the Summer Choir
Please join us after all services for fellowship.

Summer Worship Experience
Join us this Sunday, June 23 , for our air conditioned worship in the Guild Hall with our wonderful summer choir. Please let Paul Olson know if you would like to sing.
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 this  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
Thank You For Your Contributions
Last Sunday’s end of the season Cook Out was a tremendous success! Thank you to everyone who grilled, baked and made salads for your wonderful contributions to the day’s offerings. To those who were undeterred by the threat of rain we thank you too!
(Photo credit: Allison Robinson)
A Warm Welcome
We are pleased to inform you that Takisha Brown has joined the staff of Grace Church Brooklyn Heights as our Parish Administrator. As many of you know, Takisha has been working here since May in a temporary position and we are very happy that she will now be with us in a permanent, full-time position.
Takisha has 11 years prior experience as an administrative and personal assistant, and has worked in a number of areas which range from reception, events management, and human relations. While working most recently as a temp through the firm of Winter Wyman, she continues to work on the weekends as the Executive Administrator at the Loyal Baptist Church, where she continues to worship. 
Please join us in welcoming Takisha to Grace. If you have not yet had the opportunity of speaking with her, please introduce yourself on your next conversation so she can get to know the members of our community. Takisha is available at (718) 624-1850, x10, and at  parishoffice@gracebrooklyn.org .

The Rev. Allen F. Robinson
Summer Men's Book Group

Join the Reverend Dr. Allen F. Robinson for a new summer men's book group. The group will meet in the evening on the last Thursday of each month from July to September, and will read three books by women of color. Each Thursday is independent, you don't need to commit to all of them! Our first book is "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng (available in Kindle and hard copy at the Brooklyn Library). To RSPV for our first meeting on July 25th at 6pm (located TBD), please e-mail Jim Williamson.
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 .
Stewardship in Giving

We’re excited to announce that a group of supportive parishioners have put together a matching fund for our Annual Giving Stewardship campaign. All new and increased donations in the month of June will be matched up to $30,000, to help us reach our goals and to continue important ministries. More information will be sent out in a mailing, but we hope you will use this as a perfect opportunity to join the Grace pledging family, or to increase your pledge if that is right for you. Pledges can be made here or by returning a pew card.
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.
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
  • July 14 - 4 slots available
  • September 22 - 5 slots available
  • November 17 - 6 spots available
  • 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: Diosdado; Robert; Samuel; Frank; Kurt; Baby Daniel; Sohee; Anne; Donald; Karl; Robin; Sarah; Andrew; Wendy; and E. Cory.  
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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