The Grace Project’s Request for Books

The Grace Project is constantly being asked by the incarcerated youth at the Justice Center for books to read. The selection of books in the unit is very small and not geared towards male teenagers. In response to their request we are looking for donations of age appropriate books for Unit 2A. They can be new or used. The books will be given to the the sergeant in charge of educational programming, who will see that they are officially stamped and placed in the unit. A tax deduction form can be made available upon request. Thank you for your support. For more information, contact Rev. Johanna or Sarah Reks via gracesyracuse@gmail.com.

Grace Gathers in support of our Muslim brothers and sisters

On Saturday, June 10th, you are invited to gather in support of our Muslim sisters and brothers. This event is co-sponsored by the Islamic Society of CNY, Grace Episcopal Church, Syracuse Community Choir, and Syracuse Peace Council.

The following information has been released about this event:

The entire community is invited to the CNY Islamic Society on Saturday June 10 at 10:00 am

Muslim community leaders are requesting that we gather peacefully at the CNY Islamic Society, at 925 Comstock Avenue in Syracuse at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 10th. Parking is available in the Mosque lot, in the cemetery across the street and along Comstock on the cemetery side.

SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017:

10am-12:30 pm – gather at the Mosque, 925 Comstock Ave, to ask questions and learn about Islam. Come for any or all of this time.

12:30 – 12:45 pm- press conference, held in an outdoor accessible area under a tent – statements from community leaders; songs led by Syracuse Community Choir. Please come, show support, and join singing if you wish.

IN ADDITION – 9:30 am

Rev. Johanna Marcure and members of Grace Church invite all who wish, to join them at 819 Madison St. (corner of University Ave.) at 9:30 am to walk to the Mosque (about a 20 min. walk).

**We will be meeting atGrace at 9:30 am to walk up to the Mosque on Comstock. Also, If people are not able to walk, we will look forward to seeing them at the Mosque!**

Community allies are encouraged to bring food offerings for Iftar (Ramadan breaking of the fast that Muslims participate in every evening of Ramadan after sundown).

This event is co-sponsored by Islamic Society of Central New York – ISCNY , Grace Episcopal Church of Syracuse, Syracuse Community Choir, and Syracuse Peace Council.

Volunteers Needed for Summer Lunch Program

This summer Grace is coming together with the Syracuse City School District and participating in their summer lunch program. This free lunch program that will be hosted at Grace will run each weekday from Wednesday, July 5th through Friday, August 18th from 11:15 pm—1:30 pm for any child up to 18 years of age.

Anyone interested in volunteering to canvas the local neighborhood for childcare programs (public and private) that could benefit from this lunch service, or to reach out to local businesses that might be able to assist in this program with donations

To volunteer to serve lunch please contact Judith Brooks. Thank you in advance for considering this very important ministry of serving the needs of our youth in our community.