Grace to Help Support Flint Residents

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Flint MI

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Flint MI


As you may be aware, the water supply of Flint Michigan has been severely compromised. A state of emergency has been declared there because its drinking water has been contaminated with unsafe levels of lead. The lead contamination — which can lead to behavior problems and learning disabilities in children and kidney ailments in adults — has left Flint residents, many of whom are poor and minority, unable to drink unfiltered tap water. The Syracuse City School District and other local organizations including 100 Black Men and Alpha Kappa Alpha are leading an effort to provide some relief to Flint residents by collecting bottled water to be sent to them. At worship on Sunday, Grace will collect bottled water as part of this campaign.

If you want to help, bring bottled water to worship here at Grace, on Sunday, where we will place it around the altar to be blessed and then take to a local collection point.

To learn more about how this crisis developed, take a look at the article posted on

31st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

The 31st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will be held at the Carrier Dome on Sunday, January 31, 2016.   Doors open at 4:00 pm, with dinner at 4:30 pm, and a program at 5:30 pm.

MarcLamontHillMarc Lamont Hill, Distinguished Professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College and a leading journalistic voice in social justice, will be the keynote speaker. The yearly MLK Celebration at the Carrier Dome is the largest University-sponsored event in the United States to honor King’s legacy.

Tickets sold through the Schine Box Office, and are available on an individual basis ($30). All tickets are for general seating. The evening program is free and open to the public.

For more information, click here.