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A Year in Review..

2022 was a great year here at Grace, Eleanor Simons was kind enough to put together this list of events that happened here at Grace during 2022!


January

Annual Meeting

Meals to Episco Gators in Gainesville 4 times a year

Focus on IJM this month

Red Sands Art Project at Citizens Circle

Instillation of Vestry Members

Food Collection for Food 4 Kids at Interfaith

Bishop Greg announces retirement

Whole Parish Profile done my Fr. Frans and Deacon Mary

Martin Luther King Day parade participation


February

Diocese Convention on Zoom

Lenten Devotional Booklet focus on Grace

Membership reads Yancey’s book What’s So Amazing about Grace

Alpha begins

March

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Bishop Greg’s last visit before retirement. Gift given in his honor.

Launch of Connections for middle grades 5-8th grades

ECW yard sale

ERD (Episcopal Relief Dev.) collects funds for Ukraine

Lenten Movie night and Pizza


April

Palm Cross Workshop

Parish Quiet Day Retreat

Money raised for church in Italy

Resident applicant comes to visit

Fr. Jonathan celebrates 14 years as rector

Partnership with Trinity Wall Street

Parish Profile Project (visits to every parish in our deanery) finished

Episcopal Chapel at UF sent $10,000 for renovation More than $51,000 sent to Seremissima in Italy for Ukranian refugees Volunteer luncheon well attended Easter Bags for Group Home teens Easter Egg Hunt in the Courtyard Instructed Eucharist May Mother’s Day and chocolate handed out Graduates honored Parish Picnic Newcomers Luncheon ECW Luncheon at Ann Anderson’s home June Father’s Day and chocolate handed out Camino walk with Grace Members and others July August Walmart gift cards collected for school supplies for Group Homes Internment of ashes for Bill Mansfield and Martha Jane Singletary Wonder Kids Starts Wonder Kids Movie Night Volunteer Lunch and Curriculum Fair Growing Spiritually this Fall information meeting September Curriculum fair for all age groups Back to Church Sunday and Vision Meeting Blessing of the Backpacks Alpha Begins and Youth Alpha Begins Pot Luck Dinner and Talent Show October Stewardship Month Collect Umbrellas for Interfaith Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes handed out Name Tag Sunday and Coffee Hour Talent Show and Pot Luck Dinner November Holiday Bazaar Advent Wreath Workshop Baptism on All Saints Day Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes collected and blessed Collected Paper Products for Open Arms Village December ECW Christmas Luncheon Undecorate the Tree on 4 Sundays Fr. Frans announces Men’s Handyman Group forming Deacon Mary celebrates 10th Anniversary as deacon at Grace Lessons and Carols and Pie in the Parish House Children’s Christmas Pageant Christmas Eve Services

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