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Weekly News

Date Posted: February 13, 2020

News for February 16-22

Concert: The Bulldog Brass Society

The Bulldog Brass Society, the premier graduate brass quintet at the University of Georgia, will give a concert at Grace Church on Saturday, February 22 at 7:00 PM. Admission is free.

The Bulldog Brass Society was created in the fall of 1996 by Frederick Mills, founding member of the Canadian Brass and professor of trumpet at the Hodgson School until his passing in 2009. The ensemble is one of the most active student chamber groups on campus, and performs repertoire ranging from Bach to 20th Century works throughout the US and Europe.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Reservations for the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper are requested by Thursday, February 20. learn more

The youth hope you plan to attend this annual this party with plenty of butter and fat and sugar before you put it all away on Wednesday morning to begin your Lenten devotion.

Foyers Sign Up Deadline

Twice a year, all Grace Church members are invited to participate in a Foyer Group. Foyer Groups consist of small groups of adults who meet in one another’s homes for a meal and fellowship over the course of approximately six months. Not only is participation in Foyers fun, but it also facilitates deeper relationships among Grace Church members. Newcomers are especially encouraged to sign up. Foyers groups are forming now! Sign up online or at the information station no later than Sunday, February 16.

2020 Grace Member Art Show

The Visual Arts Committee of the Liturgy & Creative Expression cluster invites all Grace members to submit their art to the 2020 Grace Member Art Show that will open March 23 and run through April 30. Pieces submitted to this show may include paintings, mixed media, photography, fabric and 3D art such as ceramics, glass, metal, sculpture and woodwork. Learn more and register online by March 6. If you have any questions, need clarification, or want to volunteer to help with the show, please contact Fran Hazel or Ann Goble.

Wednesday Evening Dinner

Come eat dinner together on Wednesday, February 19 beginning at 5:30 PM.

  • Menu: blackened chicken breast, red beans & rice, cajun mixed vegetables, salad, rolls, king cake
  • Vegetarian: vegan red beans & rice
  • Child: 1/2 portion regular or PB&J, cookies

Childcare is available for families participating in Wednesday evening activities. Reservations are required and can be made on the same form as meal reservations.

Click here for complete details and to sign up. Reservations are due by Monday at noon.

Wednesday Program: Mental Health Awareness

Jason Bennett, LCSW, the Treatment Services Coordinator for Hall County H.E.L.P. Program (mental health accountability court) will be with us on February 19 at 6:30 PM. Jason is sharing information about general mental health awareness and how to better support and “be with” those with mental illness. Jason will also explain the H.E.L.P. Program and its impact on both participants, as well as the community.

Step Right Up to the Greatest Preschool on Earth!

At least we think it is the greatest! But we need your help to make it even better. Spring Fling is COG’s one and only annual fundraiser and this year we hope to raise enough money to completely revamp the bark side of our playground. The goal is to replace all the bark with a more preschool friendly material as well as augment the landscaping to minimize tripping when transitioning from the playground rubber flooring to the swings.
Funds raised during Spring Fling every year enable us to make significant enrichments to our school that directly benefit our amazing children as we prepare them for each new year and ultimately to enter Kindergarten.

We are selling raffle tickets again this year for $25. Each ticket is worth 4 chances to win! You do not need to be present to win so family and friends from out of town also have a chance to participate. You can purchase tickets through the COG office or online. The prizes are: $2,000 toward a vacation courtesy of Dreams Fulfilled Travel OR toward your 2020-2021 COG tuition, a three night vacation in the Highlands, a one night stay at Great Wolf Lodge Atlanta/LaGrange + gift card, or a pottery workshop for 6 at Ember Ceramics. see full details

We are grateful for all your help and support. COG is a team, a family, a community. We are beyond thankful to serve our children and our families every single day. Being a part of their lives is a joy and treasure. We look forward to continuing to serve our community to the very best of our ability.


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