We worship together, but we also gather outside of worship time to share food and stories, ideas and laughter. Please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to learn more about any of these opportunities.
Men are invited to meet the second and fourth Saturdays at 8:30 am. Beginning in October 2017, the location will rotate as a suitable new restaurant is being scouted – locations will be announced in advance through worship bulletins and weekly emails. These informal breakfasts are a fun way to connect and discuss the issues and happenings of the day.
OWLs (Older Wiser Lutherans)
People of all ages (we say “older”, meaning “older than birth”) gather at the home of Peggy and Richard Anderson Mann on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:30 pm (September-May). We begin with Bible Study, and conclude with a sit-down tea that includes delightful conversation and delectable treats.
A bible study focused on the text for the coming Sunday meets the first, third, and fourth (and fifth) Tuesdays of the month at 1:30 pm in the Peace Chapel (September-May). Tea is set on the table, along with openness to the questions and ideas of others.
Grace Reads Book Group is an occasional gathering to which anyone is invited to participate. Books are announced 1-2 months ahead of time, and are usually available for sale at a book fair in Grace’s fellowship hall beforehand (October 1, 2017 and February 11, 2018 are the next Book Fairs). Book choices may revolve around a theme for the year, or just something that the community is particularly interested in. Check announcements for opportunities.
Women’s retreats, men’s retreats, and couples’ retreats are offered throughout the year. We gather at retreat centers, such as ARC Retreat Center and Heartwood Retreat and Conference Center, away from Grace for a time set apart to rest and renew, reconnect and reflect. Check announcements or contact the church office to learn about upcoming retreat opportunities.