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May 14, 2020

To All Grace Family Members:

Greetings to all of you. It never fails to amaze me that there is such good spirit and resilience in the life of the Grace family. Last night, the Official Board met online to discuss church programs and worship. Although activities and fundraisers have been cancelled, there are still creative responses happening.

Some weekly programs are meeting on-line (see attached activity and contact sheet) and there is brainstorming happening about how we might salvage some part of our fundraisers. Our loss with fundraisers is not only the financial support but also the camaraderie and sense of community we create when we gather to do a project together.

If you have some creative and fun ideas to suggest—that still allow for physical distancing and safety—please let us know!

 Our weavers continue to check with members of the church family and ensure that we are staying in touch with you. Your weaver would be another avenue for feedback if you have some ideas to share.

Worship

A big “thanks” to all those who make our worship service possible each week. And thanks to all those who last week, shared their thoughts about their mothers. Let us know if you have some creative worship suggestions.

The services are available through the Grace website, Facebook, and YouTube.
Click on the links below.

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To see previous services, click on the word “VIMEO” in the lower right-hand corner of the video picture.

Vacation Bible Camp

This year, our camp will be a stay-at-home camp, with the theme, “Hidden Treasures.”  We have an enthusiastic team putting ideas together for creative ways to “camp” online. Let us know if you are interested or have someone between the ages of 5 and 12 who would like to know more. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 705.734.0760.

Some offers of help:

Face Masks – Val Darling is offering to make a face mask for anyone who needs one, in order to leave their home to go shopping or to appointments. Especially now, as the province introduces Phase One of the reopening of public spaces, it is important to wear a face mask whenever you go out in public. Val’s number is 705.719.1821.

Need a hand: Would you like something picked up or a letter mailed, or someone to remind you to dust your plants? Please feel free to call or email us. We might not be able to help, but we'll try to find someone who can.”
Contact: Jack and Wendy Brown at 705.721.4287 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Lent Loot

Next week is the final week for dropping off your Lent Loot offerings. Our project this year is supporting a Family Supportive Housing project in Barrie for families struggling with homelessness. Your donation can be received either online in the same way you make your offering, or by dropping off your Lent Loot bag in the church mailbox (just inside the driveway at the Grove Street entrance to the church parking lot). Thank you for your support of this project.

We miss you all and hope we are able to gather again with a mixture of new and old technology in the very near future.

Rev. Susan & Dr. John

705.792.9267 home.    705.734.0760 church office.    705.817.3402 cellphone

Ongoing Online Programs at Grace

Don’t forget live online Sunday School with Jeffrey Dale each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. Click on the link below.

The contact for joining is: Join Zoom Meeting

Virtual Programs

If you would like to join the following, please make contact:

Tuesday Night Progressive Theology Group Bette McCracken 705.721.5156

Wednesday Men’s Virtual Lunch Dave Collacutt 705.436.1093

Wednesday Morning Bible Study Nancy Drury 705.721.0578

Monday and Thursday Exercises Doreen Fernandes 705.728.5815

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Solidarity with Nova Scotia

This is a reminder that Grace is still collecting messages for the grieving communities in Nova Scotia. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or wendybrown This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

Shoutouts wanted

If you want to pay tribute to Grace members or anyone in Barrie who've impressed you during this time of crisis, we're still taking cellphone shoutouts. Please submit them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Glimpse of Grace

We’re a friendly, welcoming, inclusive church. We don't tell you what to think or believe. We don't do guilt. We live the questions with open minds and open hearts. We invite you to join us if you’re on a spiritual journey — or looking for community.