Prayers for the First Day of School
Book of Common Prayer
O Eternal God, bless all schools, colleges, and universities, that they may be lively centers for sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom; and grant those who teach and those who learn may find you to be the source of all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty God, heavenly Father, you have blessed educators with the joy and care of children: Give them calm strength and patient wisdom as they bring them up that they may teach them to love whatever is just and true and good, following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Back to School Time
“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and Man and Woman!” Luke 2:52
As each school year approaches hopefully we will all grow older and wiser. Seek to continue to grow spiritually and in matters of the world .
Traditionally back to school is for our children however it’s NEVER too late to learn!!
Learn a new song!
Learn a craft!
Learn a hobby!
Learn a sport!
Learn to dance!
Read books to gain insight in history!
Read books to enrich your mind!
Go back to school in the traditional way or untraditional way!
Bible Study Resumes
Revd. Deborah Duguid-May
Bible study is back on Wednesday September 6th at 6pm, starting with a bring and share meal and continuing at 6:30pm with the video series “The Chosen”. Come, bring a friend or family member, but most of all bring YOU!
Fall Sunday School Kickoff
Join us on September 10th at 10:30 am for our Fall Sunday School Kickoff.
We have Sunday School on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of each month. Children (4+) and teens meet during the first half of the 10:30 service. If you have any questions about our programs, please reach out to Pam Fitzmorris, Kim Branco, or the church office.
Trinity Lamb Preschool Resumes
We are excited to welcome our 3- and 4-year-old classes starting on September 5th. It is such a blessing to have little ones in the building again. As a reminder, the church doors will be locked while school is in session for security.
Greece Ecumenical Churches Book Study
Pastor Cheryl Frank, Greece Baptist Church
Houses of Healing is a groundbreaking book for prisoner healing and (re)habilitation. It deals directly with root causes of crime, violence, and addiction, and offers a practical approach to emotional growth that speaks specifically to the challenges facing incarcerated men and women. Having worked with hundreds of inmates in Massachusetts prisons for over eight years, author Robin Casarjian, a veteran teacher and counselor, developed the emotional literacy curriculum/program presented in Houses of Healing.
Houses of Healing offers an in-depth program in emotional habilitation and personal growth as well as the consistent encouragement needed to engage successfully in this challenging and demanding process, using numerous firsthand accounts of prisoners who have worked with the program, where they learn how to confront issues such as childhood wounding, grieving, managing anger, facing the impact of crime, and taking ultimate responsibility for themselves and their actions. Guiding prisoners toward a restored sense of self in a context of respect, encouragement, and inspiration, Houses of Healing combines essential tools for change with a deep understanding of the challenges facing the offender population.
Join with the Greece Ecumenical Churches in this discussion.
Houses of Healing Book Study – Mondays from 6-7:30pm, beginning Sept. 25 (Hosting Church will provide a dinner each week).
DATE HOST CHURCH ADDRESS
September 25 Trinity Episcopal 3450 W. Ridge Rd (led by Rev. Aileen)
October 2 Greece Baptist 1230 Long Pond Rd (led by Rev. Alan)
October 9 NO STUDY
October 16 Messiah Lutheran 4301 Mt Read Blvd (led by TBA)
October 23 Greece United Methodist 1924 Maiden Ln (led by Rev. Deborah)
October 30 Greece Baptist 1230 Long Pond Rd (led by Rev. Gary)
RSVP to the GBC Office at 225-6160 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and let us know if you want a paper copy of the book.