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Blessing of the Animals

This year’s Feast of Saint Francis — the Blessing of the Animals — was really something. We had a mule show up! Plus all the usual critters: dogs, cats, even turtles. It’s an event I look forward to every year. […]

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Church Garden Fundraiser

As get-together for a fundraiser for the Columbarium. This year’s theme: Tapas. There is albarino, obvioulsy. Party throwers: Various tapas, including Manchego and membrillo. Mussels escabeche: Beautiful church. Sondra, with a little history lesson for the group. Washington Irving Ivy. […]

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Havana Nights at Church

Our parish’s annual fundraising party, and this year, the theme was Havana Nights. The church was decked out in tropical decorations, and people dressed — as best they could on a chilly night — as 1950s Cuba. My favorite item […]

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Blessing of the Animals

At church today, it’s the Feast of Saint Francis. Not being able to transport a hive of bees, we brought along our helmet and veil — and got a few blessings for Baa, too. Owen’s crazy costume. Stuffed animal blessings. […]

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Sam and Annabella

Two cute girls on the last day of church school. Related posts: Easter Sunday: Church and Egg Hunt Cousins! Blessing of the Animals Looking Fancy in Her Hat

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Christmas Pageant at Grace Church

Our little angel! Sam, Holly and Carter: A heavenly host! Waiting to go on. Gloria!   And afterwards, the parish advent party: Related posts: Christmas Pageant at Grace Church Christmas Eve at Grace Church Welcome Samantha Grace! A Harvest Costume Party […]

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Messiah Sing

The annual Messiah sing at Grace Church. And Brandon being silly onstage: Related posts: Messiah Sing and Advent Party! Blessing of the Animals Nuptials: Brandon and Doug The Annual Advent Party

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Blessing of the Animals

To celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, Grace Church always does a blessing of the animals. Like in years past, Samantha brought Baa. And this time, Koala came along, too. Related posts: Blessing of the Animals Blessing of […]

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Nuptials: Brandon and Doug

A wonderful day at Grace Church: our organist, Brandon, and his partner (and choir member) Doug, were married in a ceremony of meaningful readings, gorgeous flowers and, of course, beautiful music. Yes, I cried. And the cake — lavendar and […]

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Christmas Pageant at Grace Church

Our little angel was an angel. For real. Well, as a costume, anyway. Waiting in the wings, with her friend Holly: Miss Bonnie, herding cats: Sam with Bonnie: The camel! And the star! Angels, making their way: Everyone all on […]

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Harvest Gala at Church

We had an absolute blast at Harvest Gala, the annual church fundraiser. We snuck bites of steak in the kitchen, drank yummy rose wine and danced. Great time. Here are some pic: Related posts: A Harvest Costume Party at Church […]

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Blessing of the Animals

The Feast of St. Francis at Grace Church! Always a lot of fun, even though we don’t have a pet to take to church. For the second year in a row, Samamntha has brought her favorite stuffed animal, Baa, for […]

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Easter Sunday: Church and Egg Hunt

Easter Sunday: Church, Easter eggs and spring dresses. And Greg at church! A special day indeed! Isn’t it funny how the Easter Bunny comes while you’re at church and hides the same eggs that you dyed the day before? How […]

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Blessing of the Animals

For the Feast of St. Francis, people bring their pets to church for the Blessing of the Animals. Samantha brought Monkey and Baa along, but she was also enjoying playing with other parishoners’ animals, too. Here are a few pics. […]

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Sam Goes to Church

Sam’s first trip to Grace Episcopal Church. She really enjoyed the music — it was like her own little lullaby. Related posts: A Harvest Costume Party at Church Christmas Eve at Grace Church Dark Star Orchestra at the Tarrytown Music […]