A Place of Grace April Calendar
4/02 April Online Bible Study begins. Join the group by RSVPing in the form to the right of this column. Bible Study posts are added each Monday through the month. Participants can post at their convenience. Guidelines for community participation are posted on the group page.
4/10 Meditative Art Retreat at Always in Touch from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. -- 130 Carlinville Plaza, Carlinville, IL; RSVP to Always in Touch or A Place of Grace by 4/9 required.
4/11 Mission Madness Event at Community Hope Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – 1201 Hope Center Lane, Cottage Hills, IL
4/18 Deadline to place April Young Living Essential Oil order.
4/25 Mission Madness Event at Uni Pres Kindercottage from 9 a.m. to noon – 564 Veronica Avenue, East St. Louis, IL
Please RSVP to events on the Facebook event listings or by completing the RSVP on this page. If an event needs to be canceled due to weather, illness, or emergency, I will need to know how to contact you with that information. You can also check this page and the APOG Facebook page the day of the event to be sure no cancellation is posted.
*Non-contracted retreats are hosted by A Place of Grace. They are designed around the monthly theme, and are always open to the public.
Open Dates for Contracted Retreats
4/18 morning or afternoon or evening
4/20 morning or afternoon
4/24 morning or afternoon or evening
4/26 morning or afternoon or evening
*Contracted retreats are public or private retreats hosted in partnership with A Place of Grace. These retreats may offer the same monthly theme or may be custom-designed for your group’s particular needs. They can be held in a home, a church, a community center, or a place of business, and the partnering host issues invitations to guests. Hosts may choose to invite guests to bring offerings or may make an offering to cover the cost of the retreat for everyone. Call 618-410-5060 to schedule a retreat with Julie!
GRACE GRAMS Newsletter
Subscribe to the free monthly e-newsletter for first-looks on upcoming events by sending your email and the word "subscribe" via the Contact page here. Grace Grams subscribers get a first look at the calendar and newsletter-only features and Healing Focus articles.
As Founder and Creative Executive Director of A Place of Grace, I am committed to supporting area ministries and agencies. One of the ways I believe that gets accomplished is by showing up to be the hands and feet and heart of Christ at work in the world. To that end, A Place of Grace has set a goal of 500 mission hours by May 2nd, 2018, our second anniversary. The total to date is 374.58 hours, thanks to dedicated people in this ever-growing APOG community.
In April, A Place of Grace will be working with two area agencies: Community Hope Center (4/11) and Uni Pres Kindercottage (4/25). Our May Mission Madness will take place during Mission Madness week (see page 5), and our June Mission Madness will be to work with the PC(USA) during General Assembly June 15-23. You are invited to participate with us! Mark your calendar for the Mission Madness events and email or PM Julie to RSVP. Those who wish to volunteer in June should contact Julie to find out how to sign up for that online.
Please plan to wear an APOG shirt, which you can purchase at exactly the cost I pay for them. Shirts need to be ordered in advance in order to have them to wear. We look forward to working alongside you in a spirit of community! Come be part of this transformative, wonder-filled, healing work.
A Place of Grace T-SHIRTS!!!!!
We have t-shirts!!!!! A Place of Grace’s super soft, USA-made, Bella and Canvas t-shirts are athletic heather in color with light purple writing. The A Place of Grace logo is on the left front pocket position. The A Place of Grace tagline (“transformative. wonder-filled. healing.”) is stacked on the back with #APLACEOFGRACE underneath. The cost is as follows:
Adult Small through Adult X Large = $10.62
Adult XXL = $12.89
Adult XXXL = $14.96
Sales tax is included in the price. Additional sizes may be available. Call to inquire. Logo and tagline were designed by Keely Rust. Shirts are screen printed by Keith Bartels of Bigfoot Prints Screen Printing in Bethalto, IL. The next order will be placed when I have orders for thirteen shirts. Email Julie to make payment arrangements.