Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Racial Reconciliation Reading Group: No Innocent Bystanders

Join the Racial Reconciliation Reading group as we begin discussion of a new book on Thursday, January 11 at 7pm! We will be reading the Forward and Introduction to No Innocent Bystanders: Becoming an Ally in the Struggle for Justice by Shannon Craigo-Snell and Christopher Doucot. Our gatherings are at Andre Place (54515 Indiana 933, Notre Dame, IN 46556) Please feel free to invite friends who might be interested in this discussion.

For newcomers: because Andre Place is the community center at Holy Cross Village, you will be driving into a retirement community. Fear not—you are in the right place! We meet in the chapel. They lock the front doors at 7pm, so we will leave someone there for the first 5 minutes to let you in. If you arrive later, please call Terri Bays at 574-850-5722 to come let you in!

Jan. 11 Forward and Introduction
Jan. 25 Chapter 1: Understanding the Struggles for LGBTQ Equality and Racial Justice
Feb. 8 Chapter 2: Getting Ready to be an Ally
Feb. 22 Chapter 3: Resources for Being and Ally
Mar. 8 Chapter 4: Concrete Steps
Mar. 22 Chapter 5: Examples to Follow & An Invitation

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Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Racial Reconciliation Reading Group: No Innocent Bystanders

Join the Racial Reconciliation Reading group as we begin discussion of a new book on Thursday, January 11 at 7pm! We will be reading the Forward and Introduction to No Innocent Bystanders: Becoming an Ally in the Struggle for Justice by Shannon Craigo-Snell and Christopher Doucot. Our gatherings are at Andre Place (54515 Indiana 933, Notre Dame, IN 46556) Please feel free to invite friends who might be interested in this discussion.

For newcomers: because Andre Place is the community center at Holy Cross Village, you will be driving into a retirement community. Fear not—you are in the right place! We meet in the chapel. They lock the front doors at 7pm, so we will leave someone there for the first 5 minutes to let you in. If you arrive later, please call Terri Bays at 574-850-5722 to come let you in!

Jan. 11 Forward and Introduction
Jan. 25 Chapter 1: Understanding the Struggles for LGBTQ Equality and Racial Justice
Feb. 8 Chapter 2: Getting Ready to be an Ally
Feb. 22 Chapter 3: Resources for Being and Ally
Mar. 8 Chapter 4: Concrete Steps
Mar. 22 Chapter 5: Examples to Follow & An Invitation

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An Invitation to "How Communities Hope", a gathering with The Rev. Becca Stevens of Thistle Farms
Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

An Invitation to "How Communities Hope", a gathering with The Rev. Becca Stevens of Thistle Farms

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana invites the diocese, the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, and the Indiana-Kentucky Synod ELCA for a joint pre-Lenten gathering with:

The Rev. Becca Stevens of Thistle Farms
Introduction video

Becca is known for her amazing ministry in Nashville, TN, shepherding women into new lives of self-worth. She’s a passionate speaker with a profound message of struggle, forgiveness, and grace.  

Becca will speak on "The story of Thistle Farms: How Communities Hope", sharing how the inspiring story of founding Thistle Farms, the largest justice enterprise in the United States run by survivors of trafficking and addiction, has changed lives. She will share ways for communities to get involved and help stop human trafficking around the world.  We will also have time to discuss human trafficking specifically in the Indiana/Kentucky area.

  • Event location:  St Andrew Episcopal Church, Kokomo IN
  • This event is limited to the first 200 participants.
  • Registration deadline is 2 Feb. 2018.   (Hotel block only held until 26 Jan. 2018)
  • Single registration is $35; double registration is $60. 
  • Lunch is included.  
  • Bring a friend!

Registration is Available Here

PS ... If you live far enough away from Kokomo to want to come in the evening before, a block of rooms have been reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites (2920 S. Reed Road, Kokomo IN) for the evening of Friday, February 9th under the event title of "Becca Stevens Event - EDNIN" at a rate of $109 (King or Dbl Queen).  To make a reservation, call 765-455-2900 and use your credit card to reserve a room, or online at http://group.hamptoninn.com/beccastevensevent-edninevent.

Other hotels in the area include:
La Quinta Inn - 511 Albany Drive, 915-888-3974 $89
Courtyard       - 411 Kentucky Drive, 884-631-0595 $114
Super 8           - 5110 Clinton Drive, 860-536-1211 $55
Comfort Inn    - 522 Essex Drive, 855-849-1513 $54
Quality Inn      -1717 E. Lincoln Rd., 855-971-1668 $55
Days Inn         - 3980 S. Reed Rd., 800-329-1992  $51
Baymont Inn   - 1709 E. Lincoln Rd., 800-337-0300 $65

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Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

Racial Justice and Your Congregation

We have greater awareness of our neighbors than ever before. This awareness includes the present reality of great division across racial and ethnic lines. Your congregation can play a key role in creating safe space to have difficult conversations about racial inequities. You can help lead the way in moving our culture toward collective action to achieve a fairer and more just society.
 
Dr. Michael R. Twyman, subject matter expert on race and racism, leads this full-day workshop. He will help increase your understanding about race, as well as actions and responses your congregation can take to combat racism.

In the morning session, he will define terms, introduce a conceptual framework for race, discuss the historical precedents and the science of race, and present the implications for the role race plays in the life of congregations and in the broader community. In the afternoon session, he will facilitate an interactive, hands-on deep dive into how your congregation can be mobilized and empowered to promote racial justice within your respective institutions, and the communities you represent and are called to serve.

REGISTER HERE FOR HAMMOND WORKSHOP.

REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON FOR INDIANAPOLIS WORKSHOP.

The workshop is designed to achieve two fundamental goals:

  • To provide you with various tools and resources to have healthy dialogue about race within your congregation.
  • To equip you with knowledge and techniques to confront racism and racial oppression within your congregation and the broader society.

It is understood that you will have to determine if and how to share and apply the information presented in your respective congregation.
 
In this workshop, you will:

  • examine the history and development of racial classifications and understand why they are socially constructed.
  • identify and explain what racism is (definitions of) and how it manifests itself on a systemic, institutional, and interpersonal level.
  • explore how institutional religion and faith-based institutions may have played a role in creating and/or perpetuating racial inequities, implicitly and explicitly.
  • deconstruct theoretical assumptions, religious teachings and scientific myths of white superiority, historical and contemporary.
  • become familiar with best practice examples of what some congregations are doing across the country to promote racial reconciliation and healing.

Dr. Michael R. Twyman is the principal/owner of InExcelsis, a private consulting firm that works with institutions seeking to maximize their performance and effectiveness. He has assisted numerous organizations with governance, cultural competency, strategic planning, fund development, program management, and evaluation. An associate faculty member of the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Twyman teaches courses on race and social justice.

This workshop is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Central time) Thursday, February 22, 2018 in Hammond and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Eastern time) Thursday, April 12, 2018 in central Indiana. The cost is $30 per person. When congregational teams of three or more register together, the cost is discounted to $25 per person. This fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and workshop materials.

Workshops limited to Indiana congregations.

REGISTER HERE FOR HAMMOND WORKSHOP.

REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON FOR INDIANAPOLIS WORKSHOP.

How can you maximize your learning in this workshop and others? Check out this Center for Congregations article, "Getting the Most from an Education Event."

 

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Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Racial Reconciliation Reading Group: No Innocent Bystanders

Join the Racial Reconciliation Reading group as we begin discussion of a new book on Thursday, January 11 at 7pm! We will be reading the Forward and Introduction to No Innocent Bystanders: Becoming an Ally in the Struggle for Justice by Shannon Craigo-Snell and Christopher Doucot. Our gatherings are at Andre Place (54515 Indiana 933, Notre Dame, IN 46556) Please feel free to invite friends who might be interested in this discussion.

For newcomers: because Andre Place is the community center at Holy Cross Village, you will be driving into a retirement community. Fear not—you are in the right place! We meet in the chapel. They lock the front doors at 7pm, so we will leave someone there for the first 5 minutes to let you in. If you arrive later, please call Terri Bays at 574-850-5722 to come let you in!

Jan. 11 Forward and Introduction
Jan. 25 Chapter 1: Understanding the Struggles for LGBTQ Equality and Racial Justice
Feb. 8 Chapter 2: Getting Ready to be an Ally
Feb. 22 Chapter 3: Resources for Being and Ally
Mar. 8 Chapter 4: Concrete Steps
Mar. 22 Chapter 5: Examples to Follow & An Invitation

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Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Assets of Faith: A Quiet Day for Reflection on Spiritual Resources for the Work of ABCD

  • St. Thomas/Santo Tomás, Plymouth (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
QuietDayBanner.jpg

The work of Asset-Based Community Development calls upon us to explore the often unknown territory of our relationships with our neighbors. As Christians, we face both the real and the imagined challenges of the unknown by drawing upon a variety of spiritual assets. Join us from 10am - 3:30 pm as we reflect upon these "assets of faith" through reading, song, meditation and action.

Location: St. Thomas/Santo Tomás, Plymouth 412 N. Center St. Plymouth, IN 46563 United States

Cost: Free (but bring $10 if you would like to order lunch!)

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Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Racial Reconciliation Reading Group: No Innocent Bystanders

Join the Racial Reconciliation Reading group as we begin discussion of a new book on Thursday, January 11 at 7pm! We will be reading the Forward and Introduction to No Innocent Bystanders: Becoming an Ally in the Struggle for Justice by Shannon Craigo-Snell and Christopher Doucot. Our gatherings are at Andre Place (54515 Indiana 933, Notre Dame, IN 46556) Please feel free to invite friends who might be interested in this discussion.

For newcomers: because Andre Place is the community center at Holy Cross Village, you will be driving into a retirement community. Fear not—you are in the right place! We meet in the chapel. They lock the front doors at 7pm, so we will leave someone there for the first 5 minutes to let you in. If you arrive later, please call Terri Bays at 574-850-5722 to come let you in!

Jan. 11 Forward and Introduction
Jan. 25 Chapter 1: Understanding the Struggles for LGBTQ Equality and Racial Justice
Feb. 8 Chapter 2: Getting Ready to be an Ally
Feb. 22 Chapter 3: Resources for Being and Ally
Mar. 8 Chapter 4: Concrete Steps
Mar. 22 Chapter 5: Examples to Follow & An Invitation

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Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Racial Reconciliation Reading Group: No Innocent Bystanders

Join the Racial Reconciliation Reading group as we begin discussion of a new book on Thursday, January 11 at 7pm! We will be reading the Forward and Introduction to No Innocent Bystanders: Becoming an Ally in the Struggle for Justice by Shannon Craigo-Snell and Christopher Doucot. Our gatherings are at Andre Place (54515 Indiana 933, Notre Dame, IN 46556) Please feel free to invite friends who might be interested in this discussion.

For newcomers: because Andre Place is the community center at Holy Cross Village, you will be driving into a retirement community. Fear not—you are in the right place! We meet in the chapel. They lock the front doors at 7pm, so we will leave someone there for the first 5 minutes to let you in. If you arrive later, please call Terri Bays at 574-850-5722 to come let you in!

Jan. 11 Forward and Introduction
Jan. 25 Chapter 1: Understanding the Struggles for LGBTQ Equality and Racial Justice
Feb. 8 Chapter 2: Getting Ready to be an Ally
Feb. 22 Chapter 3: Resources for Being and Ally
Mar. 8 Chapter 4: Concrete Steps
Mar. 22 Chapter 5: Examples to Follow & An Invitation

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Advent Study #4 - Becoming Blessed Community
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Advent Study #4 - Becoming Blessed Community

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Grace and peace be with you in Jesus, the Light for all people!

Are you willing to prepare to Become the Beloved Community?  This is an initiative adopted by the Episcopal Church focused on Racial Reconciliation and Justice.  A Four Week Advent Program has been prepared for our use and I invite you to join me on one of these Thursday evenings.

Here is the schedule, theme and meeting place and time:

Thursday, 21 December – Repairing the Breach in Institutions and Society

Trinity in Fort Wayne at 7 p.m.

Plan to set aside at least 45 minutes for each conversation.  Look for an Advent Calendar to arrive at your faith community soon.  You will find a printer-friendly resources and alternative activities at www.episcopalchurch.org/beloved-community.

+ Bishop Doug

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Advent Study #3 - Becoming Beloved Community
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Advent Study #3 - Becoming Beloved Community

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Grace and peace be with you in Jesus, the Light for all people!

Are you willing to prepare to Become the Beloved Community?  This is an initiative adopted by the Episcopal Church focused on Racial Reconciliation and Justice.  A Four Week Advent Program has been prepared for our use and I invite you to join me on one of these Thursday evenings.

Here is the schedule, theme and meeting place and time:

- Thursday, 14 December – Practicing the Way of Love in the Pattern of Jesus

Holy Trinity in South Bend at 7 p.m.

- Thursday, 21 December – Repairing the Breach in Institutions and Society

Trinity in Fort Wayne at 7 p.m.

Plan to set aside at least 45 minutes for each conversation.  Look for an Advent Calendar to arrive at your faith community soon.  You will find a printer-friendly resources and alternative activities at www.episcopalchurch.org/beloved-community.

+ Bishop Doug

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Advent Study #2 - Becoming Beloved Community
Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

Advent Study #2 - Becoming Beloved Community

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Grace and peace be with you in Jesus, the Light for all people!

Are you willing to prepare to Become the Beloved Community?  This is an initiative adopted by the Episcopal Church focused on Racial Reconciliation and Justice.  A Four Week Advent Program has been prepared for our use and I invite you to join me on one of these Thursday evenings.

Here is the schedule, theme and meeting place and time:

- Thursday, 7 December – Proclaiming the Dream of Beloved Community

Gethsemane in Marion at 6:30 p.m.

- Thursday, 14 December – Practicing the Way of Love in the Pattern of Jesus

Holy Trinity in South Bend at 7 p.m.

- Thursday, 21 December – Repairing the Breach in Institutions and Society

Trinity in Fort Wayne at 7 p.m.

Plan to set aside at least 45 minutes for each conversation.  Look for an Advent Calendar to arrive at your faith community soon.  You will find a printer-friendly resources and alternative activities at www.episcopalchurch.org/beloved-community.

+ Bishop Doug

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Advent Study #1 (7pm CST) - Becoming Beloved Community
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Advent Study #1 (7pm CST) - Becoming Beloved Community

  • St. Augustine's Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Grace and peace be with you in Jesus, the Light for all people!

Are you willing to prepare to Become the Beloved Community?  This is an initiative adopted by the Episcopal Church focused on Racial Reconciliation and Justice.  A Four Week Advent Program has been prepared for our use and I invite you to join me on one of these Thursday evenings.

Here is the schedule, theme and meeting place and time:

- Thursday, 30 November – Telling the Truth about our Churches and Race

St. Augustine’s in Gary at 7 p.m.

- Thursday, 7 December – Proclaiming the Dream of Beloved Community

Gethsemane in Marion at 6:30 p.m.

- Thursday, 14 December – Practicing the Way of Love in the Pattern of Jesus

Holy Trinity in South Bend at 7 p.m.

- Thursday, 21 December – Repairing the Breach in Institutions and Society

Trinity in Fort Wayne at 7 p.m.

Plan to set aside at least 45 minutes for each conversation.  Look for an Advent Calendar to arrive at your faith community soon.  You will find a printer-friendly resources and alternative activities at www.episcopalchurch.org/beloved-community.

+ Bishop Doug

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Asset Based Community Development - 11/11 @ St. John the Evangelist, Elkhart
Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

Asset Based Community Development - 11/11 @ St. John the Evangelist, Elkhart

Join us for a short workshop on the Asset Based Community Development approach to integrating our faith communities with our geographical communities. Missioner for Community Engagement, Adrien Niyongabo, will lead this practical workshop. (missioner.niyongabo@ednin.org or 574-233-6489 ext 5)

Register here.

"Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.” ~http://www.abcdinstitute.org

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Asset Based Community Development - 11/4 @ Christ the King, Huntington
Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

Asset Based Community Development - 11/4 @ Christ the King, Huntington

  • Christ the King Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a short workshop on the Asset Based Community Development approach to integrating our faith communities with our geographical communities. Missioner for Community Engagement, Adrien Niyongabo, will lead this practical workshop. (missioner.niyongabo@ednin.org or 574-233-6489 ext 5)

Register here.

"Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.” ~http://www.abcdinstitute.org

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Asset Based Community Development Workshop - 10/28 @ St. Andrew's, Valparaiso
Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

Asset Based Community Development Workshop - 10/28 @ St. Andrew's, Valparaiso

Join us for a short workshop on the Asset Based Community Development approach to integrating our faith communities with our geographical communities. Missioner for Community Engagement, Adrien Niyongabo, will lead this practical workshop. (missioner.niyongabo@ednin.org or 574-233-6489 ext 5)

Register here.

"Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.” ~http://www.abcdinstitute.org

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Clergy Study Day
Oct
26
9:30 AM09:30

Clergy Study Day

Join us for a clergy study day facilitated by Susan Czolgosz, formerly of the Diocese of Chicago.  The discussion will center on Russ Crabtree’s Penguins in the Pews.  The book will be purchased and provided to you in advance.  Please come to the session having read the book (it's a short read) and given some thought to the pre-study day discussion questions (which will be provided later).

More details and a fuller description will be available shortly.

Please plan to either bring a brown bag lunch or to place an order for delivery, which we will coordinate the morning of the event (most likely pizza).

Please register here.

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Fall Clergy Retreat 2017
Oct
2
to Oct 4

Fall Clergy Retreat 2017

  • Lindenwood Retreat & Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for our Fall Clergy Retreat! The 25th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, Frank Griswold, will be our presenter. Check-in begins 3pm Monday; wrap up after Eucharist/Lunch Wednesday.

Our Retreat Focus - “You have lost the love you had at first.

These words of the risen Christ in the Book of Revelation are addressed to the busy, active and long-suffering church at Ephesus.  Are they perhaps addressed to us as well?  If so, how might we, in the midst of our ministries, with all of their complexities and demands, remain disciples rather than become functionaries?  Together we will explore  how we, day-to-day, can remain deeply rooted in communion with the One whose ministry we have been called to share.

Preliminary Agenda here.  Register here.

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Senior High Mission Week
Jun
25
to Jul 1

Senior High Mission Week

We are looking forward to another great year of mission opportunities this summer. We will be staying with the Frank family in Dyer, IN and working with the Calumet Episcopal Ministry Partnership (CEMP). While the exact projects are still being defined, we know that it will be a great week of doing God's work!

Please register online here and pay your $50 down payment. 

Please download this entire form and make sure that you have completed and signed copies forwarded to Carol Bianchini at The Diocese of Northern Indiana, 117 N Lafayette Blvd, South Bend, IN46601.

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Spring Clergy Conference
May
15
to May 17

Spring Clergy Conference

  • Lindenwood Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for our Spring Clergy Conference! The Rev Randolph Ferebee, author of "Cultivating the Missional Church:  New Soil for Growing Vestries and Leaders", will be our presenter. Check-in begins at 3pm Monday; wrap up after Eucharist/Lunch Wednesday.

A copy of Rev Ferebee's book has been purchased for your review prior to our time together.  Please pick up your copy at the Chrism Liturgy on Thursday 4/6, or contact us to let us know another way to get it to you.

Register here.

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2017 Chrism Liturgy @ Saint Michael & All Angels
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

2017 Chrism Liturgy @ Saint Michael & All Angels

Registration is available here.

Please join us in the year's Chrism Liturgy, which will take place at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in South Bend on Thursday, 6 April beginning at 9 a.m.

This year we are doing a new thing, that is, gathering with our sisters and brothers in the Indiana - Kentucky Synod of the ELCA. We have been in full communion since 2001 and this gives us an opportunity to be more intentional about getting to know one another, listening to each other's stories, worshiping together, sharing a meal and exploring how we may engage in God's mission together.

So, bring your stories, bring your dreams, bring your voices as we join in worshiping our Triune God during this Lenten Journey. I look forward to see you there!

Schedule (all times are EDT)
9am   - Arrival & Refreshments
10am - Worship: Blessing Oils, Eucharist, Prayer for Healing, Renewal of Ministry Commitments
11:30am - Lunch (will be provided)  (Group conversation with the bishops will follow lunch.)

1:30pm - Wrap-up & Departures

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118th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana
Nov
5
7:30 AM07:30

118th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana

The 118th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana will be held at St. Paul's Church in Munster, Indiana. The other parishes of the Calumet Episcopal Ministry Partnership (St. Christopher's, Crown Point, St. Barnabas-in-the-Dunes, Gary, and St. Timothy's, Griffith) will assist hosting.

Lay Delegates may be registered using this form.

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Fall Clergy Retreat
Oct
3
to Oct 5

Fall Clergy Retreat

  • Lindenwood Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the Northern Indiana Fall Clergy Retreat. We are privileged to have The Rev. Dr. Richard H. Schmidt as our guest speaker. He will be speaking on "Humor as a Spiritual Gift". Registration begins Monday at 4pm with evening prayer at 5pm.

When registering, please pay special attention to room and meal selections.  We pay for each room and each meal (for which you've registered) regardless of whether it is used or not.  Thank you!

The agenda is located here.

Registration is available here.

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Senior High Mission Week
Jun
26
to Jul 2

Senior High Mission Week

  • Grace College Town House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Senior High Students! We are looking forward to another great year of mission opportunities this summer. We will help Holy Trinity in South Bend with a day of VBS, All Saints in Syracuse needs help setting up for their yard sale. We will again serve one day on the campus of Grace and a day with the elderly at Grace Village. We are looking forward to our hearts being filled with the Holy Spirit in service.

To register, please follow this link. Please also complete this form.

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