Formation and Fellowship

 

Feast @ 5:30

Feast @ 5:30 again this year will not be happening since Covid continues to “pop” up, but the Volunteers want to try  and do a few events with the Moorings, the Anchorage and Washington House.  In that vein, thanks to Gard Conley’s effort, we will be having an ice cream social on September 23rd at each site.  The schedule is as follows:

·       1:00 p.m. we will be at the Moorings with the ice cream truck and as many residents and staff and volunteers that can join us for a fun time.

·       2:00 p.m. we will be at the Anchorage.

·       3:00 p.m. we will end up at Washington House for our final stop. We would love to have as many from Grace who are available to join us at one or all of the sites to enjoy a social time and ice cream with these wonderful people.  The event will be held rain or shine and outside since each site has an area where we can be under a canopy. The ice cream truck has regular ice cream, sugar free ice cream and with and without nuts so there is a wide variety that should cover any food restrictions.

 

Bible Study: Wednesday Mornings 9:30 AM

Midweek Bible Study with Commemoration of … (whatever Saint or Holy Day occurs that week). We’ll begin with a very abbreviated Morning Prayer.  We’ll alternate Rite One and Rite Two, though with such a short format the difference will not be drastic.  And we’ll allow for some discussion and questions on the short Saints’ Day lesson(s).  We’ll start at 9:30, and we’ll end when we run out of steam, but no later than 11:00.  Zoom Link.  Password: 798671.  Via Phone: 646-876-9923 with meeting ID 577-263-0207


Book Study: Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times, by Bishop Michael Curry

Fires and hurricanes, Afghani refugees and political instability, COVID: so much to trouble us in the world.  Yet, in so many ways, the church was made for these times: to share hope and light, to enter into intentional practices that can help us walk in the way of peace and deeper community.  Come join us for this hopeful read, and for the invitation to go more deeply into spiritual practice.  The books are easily ordered online. We will meet every other week, and read two chapters for each meeting. 10-11:30am  on Thursdays September 30, October 14, 28, November 11 (the 25th is Thanksgiving!) December 2, 16.  Zoom Link.  Meeting ID: 451 197 4697. Passcode: GraceGroup

Please sign up by giving the parish office a call (207-443-3792) or email churchoffice@gracebath.org

 


Coming up!

Sunday forum: Way of Love: October 10, 17 and 31.

Now that we are back on ZOOM, we have the opportunity to have conversation following the service.  Our forum will be a look at The Way of Love, a way of thinking about a rule of life, brought to you by Presiding Bishop Curry.  Together, we will look at a couple of very short videos introducing an aspect of the way of love, and have some discussion.  Our brief conversations on Sunday morning won’t do the program justice but I hope it will prompt you to explore more!  Join us! We will go for about 45 minutes following the service. To do more exploring on your own, you can begin here: https://www.episcopalchurch.org/way-of-love/getting-started/.

Sunday Dinners

October 3, November 7, December 5; 6-7:30pm

Well, we can’t actually meet in person – but we can still ZOOM together and share a meal just to catch up…maybe with a conversation prompt…The question for October 3 will be “How are you?  What are you thinking about these days?” Zoom Link.   Meeting ID: 853 7164 0339 Passcode: dinner


Coffee and Conversation:

Tuesdays September 21, October 5, 19; November 2, 23, December 7, 21 at 10:00 AM

Join the Priest in Charge and your fellow parishioners on ZOOM  for some conversation, encouragement, inspiration! Zoom Link.  Meeting ID: 886 3074 9457   Passcode: Coffee

APPLE PICKING, ANYONE?

Sunday, October 10

The suggestion has been made that we gather together for an autumn outing to go apple picking at Rocky Ridge Orchards (38 Rocky Ridge Lane, Bowdoin). The tentative date is Sunday, October 10, after Zoom church, weather permitting. (More details to follow.) We can carpool if everyone is comfortable with vaccinated, masked drivers and passengers, and/or we can meet at the Orchards. Because there have been so many things we CAN’T do during COVID, we’re trying to think of what we CAN do together, so this first outing is an “experiment” to see what type of response we have. Suggestions for future scenic walks and fun outings are welcome. Please contact  the church office (churchoffice@gracebath.org) at Grace if you’d like to participate and if you would like to carpool, so we can connect people!