Advent Quiet Day - Dec. 15, 2018.
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Adult Formation events are at this link.
The Book Study Group organizes itself around authors who focus on living more fully from one’s soul in the second half of life. The life of Christ is often used by such authors as a paradigm for this. The Fall 2018 selection is Days of Awe and Wonder by Marcus Borg. 2nd Wednesdays at 7 pm. Last program year they discussed Phyllis Tickle’s The Great Emergence, Richard Rohr’s The Naked Now and Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Accidental Saints.
Please email Izabella for meeting dates and location, with any other questions, or to join the group.
Advent Women's Study Group
Icons are windows to the divine. Mary, the mother of Jesus, who has been called the foremost disciple, may also be a window for us as we prepare for the light of Christ to be born anew in our hearts this Christmas.
Beginning November 27th and ending December 18th, we will meet on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. in the small groups room in the Parish House using Rowan Williams’ book, Ponder These Things: Praying with Icons of the Virgin, to understand and pray with icons, including:
Men’s Spirituality Group
This group was reconstituted in 2018 and meets on 4th Saturday mornings from 9:30 – 11 am. Please contact Fred Barnett here for more information.
Coming in January - Good Book Club returns!
Grace joined Forward Movement’s Good Book Club during Lent and Easter 2018 with over 50 from Grace reading the books of Luke and Acts daily, together with thousands of Episcopalians across the church. A small group gathered weekly around a coffee hour table to discuss their readings. A closed Facebook group provided a space and community for comments and questions at all hours. We’re looking forward to the next read, Romans, beginning in early January 2019. More on the Good Book Club here. www.thegoodbookclub.org.
One Book, One Oak Park
For the last two years, Grace has participated in the Oak Park Public Library summer program One Book, One Oak Park with a group discussion of the work selected by the library. We’re looking forward to the 2019 selection.
This group seeks to connect with those in their 20s and 30s (or so!) as we discuss spirituality and enjoy social time together. Connect with the 20s/30s Group on Facebook here. We have brunch at a nearby restaurant on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Meet us at the back of the church after the 10:30 service.
Contact us at this link.
9:30 – 10:15 am in the Parish Hall
Church World Service is involved in getting aid to those who have experienced disasters such as Hurricane Michael that devastated the Florida Panhandle and the east coast. We are planning on assembling Hygiene Kits at Grace on Sunday, December 2nd at 9:30. In the face of natural disasters, violence or grinding overstep, hygiene kits can mean the difference between sickness and health for struggling families.
Children’s and Youth Formation does not meet on 1st Sundays to coordinate with the youth choir rehearsal schedule. As a parallel activity for all ages, we’re pleased to offer large format coloring posters, related to scripture, as a venue for all ages to come together colorfully and enjoy each other’s company. Coloring is also in the parish hall so that one may listen and color, if so desired.