Grace Episcopal Church
Walking the Way of Love
Parish News
For the week of March 14, 2021
Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 14 at 2 am.
Set your clocks ahead 1 hour before before you go to bed
Saturday night!
How to Make an Origami Cross
Colin Murphy shares how to make an Origami Cross.
Allyship Training
We may have an opportunity to sponsor a 6 hour Allyship training here at Grace Church. The training would be 2 days in a row for 3 hours each day on Zoom in April or May.
What is Allyship? Service Never Sleeps facilitates a training workshop that establishes the new term, Allyship as an active way of life, revolving around the CLAIM acronym – Care, Learn, Act, Influence, and Maintain. The workshop teaches individuals about the causes of social justice, how to be effective allies for marginalized communities, and how to actively influence and educate others.
If you would be interested in participating in this training please let Sharon know ASAP so we can claim one of the 3 offerings in April or May. We would need at least 30 people to commit with a deposit of $10 each.
Spiritual Life Inventory
My Way of Love is a personal guide for the spiritual journey, providing coaching to help individuals grow along the seven practices for Jesus-centered life: turn, learn, pray, worship, bless, go, and rest. It begins with a brief online survey which assesses where you are in your spiritual life.
Once your responses have been processed, Forward Movement will email an explanation of their findings, along with some tips for improving your spiritual journey. You’ll also be given a chance to sign up for an eight-week series of emails that will offer some suggestions, coaching for how you can grow spiritually, and ways you can go deeper in love of God and neighbor.
Note from our Safety & Security Committee
Virginia’s annual “Severe Weather Preparedness Week” will be observed March 15th – 19th to improve readiness, responsiveness and resilience against severe weather events during the 2021 season, with a statewide tornado drill scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 16 at 9:45 AM.
See VA Department of Emergency Management guidance for tips on tornado preparedness at: https://www.vaemergency.gov/tornadoes/ 
and suggested contents for a home emergency kit at:
Also check out the National Weather Service site at: https://www.weather.gov/akq/SevereWeatherAwareness for information on the Tornado Drill as well as other natural disaster and severe weather related topics.
Individual and family preparedness allows us to withstand the impact of a disaster to sustain a full recovery while enhancing our ability to help others in our community also return to a state of normalcy.
March Birthdays
George Huger (3/5) Woody Sadler (3/7) Emma Brooke (3/8) Jonathan Webster (3/8) Carole Elmore (3/8) Anne Grizzle (3/9) Mary Price (3/10) John Doyle (3/11)
Alice Furgerson (3/11) Daniel Mastin (3/11) Cindy Mullen (3/14) John Milford (3/15) Shay Peters (3/16) Catherine Harcus (3/16) Ed Craun (3/17) Bill Sayre (3/17) Pat McGuire (3/17) Gray Huger (3/18) Elizabeth Knapp (3/18) Amber Lewis (3/18) Wade Branner (3/19) Cecile West-Settle (3/19) Polly Lawrence (3/23) Laura Stearns (3/23)
Rose Gordon (3/24) Sharon White (3/25) AP Smith (3/26) Kathryn Hill (3/27) Sarah Dagen (3/29) Hope Huger (3/31)