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Join us on June 8th as we represent Grace Church in the 2013 Gay Pride Parade! Since this is our first year participating in the parade we want to be sure we have a strong showing. Also, in the spirit of inclusively, members of St Paul's and St John's in Newton have been invited to join us.
Please look for Diversity Task Force members in the small hall to sign up to march in the parade and to pre-order your T-shirts. Shirts will be available in sizes small, medium, large and extra large, and cost $10 each. You may claim your shirt(s) on June 2, or during church office hours June 3 -7. If these options won't fit into your schedule please let us know, and we will work out a time and place that does fit. (T-shirt purchase is not required for parade participation.)
Further details regarding the march will be available when you sign up.
Thank you for your participation - and we look forward to sharing a Happy Pride with everyone.
The Diversity Task Force.
Andy Marshall's Funeral will be held this Saturday at 10:30 AM. Our
Choir is signing and Ellen Sheehy is coordinating the Reception.
If you are able to help with food email Ellen. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you could help with set up please come to Grace at 9:00 AM.
Women building community through song
Voices Rising is a women's chorus, founded upon feminist
of community, inclusivity, activism and education. We sing together to
give voice to our lives, identities and beliefs, and to celebrate the
diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and women's communities in
and around Boston. Raising our voices in joy and solidarity, we
contribute to the growing tradition of the women's choral movement.
Through our music, we strengthen ourselves and serve our community's
history, present needs and future possibilities.
Co-Chair of Diversity Task Force
Children of all ages are encouraged to join us for a three-week "Singing School", starting this Sunday, May 5, in the Large Hall, from 9:45 to 10:15.
Come join us as we chant, sing, and move in a playful, relaxed atmosphere, gaining musical skills while having fun.
While primarily aimed at younger children (infants - age 6 or so, accompanied by a parent or caregiver), older children and other adult models are critical to making the school a success, as young children learn by imitating the older children and adults around them.
The Singing School is a tradition instituted by our former Music Director, Linda Clark, and was inspired by the schools run by itinerant music teachers during the 18th century, among them William Billings of Boston.
"If You Can Walk, You Can Dance, If You Can Talk, You Can Sing" - African proverb
ATTENTION GRACE CHURCH:
The Concerned Black Men of MA are having their
24th Annual Unity Breakfast on Saturday, May 4th.
Event Details: Marriott Cambridge, 2 Kendall Square • 10am - 1pm
PAUL ROBESON NATIONAL & REGIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS
The Honorable William "Mo" Cowan
United States Senator and former chief of staff for Governor Deval Patrick
J. Keith Motley, PhD
Chancellor of UMass Boston & CBMM co-founder
Robert Lewis Jr.
Boston Foundation veteran & advocate for youth programs
OUTSTANDING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
& LIVE MUSIC
Grace Middle School Youth will be once again leading the church’s team in the 20 mile Walk for Hunger on Sunday, May 5.
Please join us, either by walking or by contributing to, Team Grace. You can learn more about this important fund-raiser (& public awareness raiser) by going towww.projectbread.org. (You can also donate at the website, by going to Team Grace.)
We will be meeting, as a team, at the Newton Centre T Stop at 7:30 AM on Sunday, May 5. We will walk a portion of the walk, ending up at Grace Church by the end of the service. Some of us are also planning to do the entire walk. For more information, contact Lisa Tieszen email@example.com or 617-965-9831.
Saturday, April 27th
7:30 – 9:00 AM, in the Small Hall
All men of the parish are welcome!
Women of Grace will be meeting at 7, Wednesday, April 24.
One of our members has recently read a fascinating book on
Jesus and the first 1,000 years after his death. Come hear about her
book and bring a book to share that you have specially enjoyed. If you
have books that you have finished, bring them, pass them on, and get
some new ones. See you then!
Peggy Heywood: 617 969 2196, Carol Robinson: 617-505-6303
As many of you know, my band Melodeego and I are huge
advocates for fighting climate change and helping to create a more sustainable
just world. Recently we’ve been selected as one of the greenest bands in the
country and we’re competing for the grand prize of Brita's Bottle Free Band
Contest which is an eco-friendly tour supported by REVERB! With this support
we’d be able to bring our Clean Green Music Machine program which educates youth on the importance of
protecting the earth across the nation! Voting for us is an investment in a
green initiative that costs us no money and gets us all $20K worth of Climate
Protection returns. So please vote early and vote often. It just takes a minute
to register, and about 5 seconds to vote. Once registered you can vote once per
day until May 1st and EVERY VOTE COUNTS!
CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR MELODEEGO! (You may have to click the
link again to vote once you're registered) Warning: It does not work on
Thank you so much!
Vestry Member, Peter
Please join the Grace Book Group on
Sunday, April 28th at 6:00 in the Small Hall.
We will be discussing "The Gospel According to Jesus Christ" by Jose Saramago.
As always, a light supper and wine enhance a lively discussion.