Welcome, Jessica Breland! Jessica Breland is an WNBA All Star, Owner of BR3 Studio, Durham, and Cancer Survivor. We are thankful that she has given her time to tell us the inspirational story of how God has made a difference in her life.

Brunch @ 10:35 am November 3rd Thank you, Grace Men, for today's delicious brunch between services!! What a great fellowship opportunity!

Sunday Worship @ 9:30 and 11:11 am Thank you for your feedback about the time for our first service. The response was overwhelmingly in favor of 9:30 am! These are our worship times now.


Collection for The Bahamas Thank you! We raised $975 for our sisters and brothers devastated by Dorian. Of that total, $940 was donated through Grace, and $35 directly to Episcopal Relief and Development. You did an amazing job for our Bahamian friends!

Altar Flowers Thank you to Jill Allen who gave the flowers in honor of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW). If you would like to donate flowers in honor or memory of someone or just because, contact Ruby Atchison or Chris Umstead.

Sunday School Schedule/Teachers Wanted! Pre-school and elementary school have Sunday school during the 9:30 service. (We hope to offer this during the 11:11 one day, too.) Middle and High School meet between the services. Teachers are needed for both! Contact Casey Bober or John Gibson if interested in teaching!

Drivers Near Flowers Plantation Wanted We hope to setup a monthly rotation of drivers to bring to the Sunday 9:15 service a woman who lives at Flowers Plantation and cannot drive. If you would be willing to drive her to the church once a month, please contact Kirby Dodd.

Backpack Buddies School has restarted and we’re stocking our pantry to feed hunger-at-risk students at Clayton Middle School. See the list on a table in the lobby or make a check out to “Grace Episcopal Church” with “Backpack Buddies” in the memo. Contact Pat Bacheler or Logan Bober for more information.

Amazon Smile  AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. 

Sermon Series Suggestions Thank you, Samantha, for your "How to Stay Positive in Challenging Times" series suggestion! What's on your mind? What topic would you like to see in a sermon series? Write it on your connect card or tell John Gibson.

Photos in the Church Hall Thank you Sherry for loaning some of your beautiful photos. Check them out in the Parish Hall!

Church Announcements  Please help us all stay informed as to the happenings at Grace by emailing a couple sentences about your event to our new email address, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for inclusion in the bulletin or congregational email.

Spiritual Resources

New Forward Day by Day Available The November - January issue is on the lobby welcome table. This devotional is a great way to grow spiritually. A suggested donation of $1 is asked.

Caminando with Jesus Each week, at the front of the service booklet after "Opportunities to Serve," is a reflection written by a different lay or clergy person in the diocese on Sunday's Gospel text. Caminando, which means "walking" in Spanish, is designed to strengthen your walk with Jesus.

Gratitude Journals One of the best ways that we learned during our sermon series "How to Stay Positive in Challenging Times" is writing what we're thankful for once a week. A Gratitude Journal with tips on what and how to write is available in the lobby.

Bible Verses for Positive Thinking and Strength During Hard Times These verses help to focus on the positive in our negative world and to find strength during challenging times.

"This Fragile Earth" The North Carolina Disciple The Spring 2019 issue of the quarterly diocesan publication was devoted to caring for the gift of God's creation. This Fragile Earth offers important insights about creation ministries in our diocese and tips for how each of us can be better stewards of our beautiful earth.