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Weekly News

Date Posted: February 21, 2019

News for February 24 – March 2

New Class for Parents: Loving Your Kids on Purpose!

Join Callie and Kevin Flack as they lead a new class for parents based on Danny Silk’s Loving your Kids on Purpose. We’ll learn more together about how to bring the principles of the Kingdom of God into our strategies as parents, “so we can spend less time feeling anxious and frustrated and more time enjoying our children.” The nine-week class will meet in room 210 of the children’s wing, just down the hall from the nursery, beginning this Sunday, February 24.

 

Sunday Forum: The Spiritual Foundations of Civil Discourse

Our Sunday Forum conversation on civil discourse continues this Sunday, February 24. Fr. Stuart will have a dialogue with Dr. Don Broughton, a parishioner at Grace, who worked for Howard Thurman in developing formation opportunities for young people. We will hear some of Don’s experiences as we explore the importance of spiritual formation and Christian education.

Next Sunday, March 3, we will connect the pieces we have explored, from Thomas Keating’s reflections, to the Welcoming Practice with Cynthia Bourgeault and others, to Howard Thurman, and Don’s experiences. These are vital conversations for us to explore together as we come to understand the challenges we face in our society today. Come share in the space!

 

Friends of Music

If you would like to contribute to the annual Friends of Music fundraising campaign, please return your donation via mail, offering plate, or online by the end of February. Extra donation cards and envelopes may be found on the information table. When making an online contribution, choose check or credit card then select “Friends of Music” as the contribution type. The Friends of Music committee is thrilled with the success of our 2018-2019 programs and, with your support, looks forward to hosting a number of great concerts and services for the 2019-2020 program year.

 

2019 Grace Member Art Show

The deadline for Grace members to register entries in the art show is coming up on March 1. Information can be found on the online registration form. All Grace members are invited to participate in the show, which will open March 20 and run through May 3. This tradition is the way we at Grace share and celebrate the artist within each of us.

 

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

The youth of Grace cordially invite all parishioners to the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, March 5 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM in the Parish Hall. The youth and the youth leaders will be cooking, serving, welcoming, and cleaning up afterwards. This annual fundraiser helps support youth pilgrimage, so tips will be welcomed and much appreciated!

Reservations are required. Cost is: free for children up to 5th grade, $5 for youth (6th – 12th grade) and $10 for adults. Reserve your place online (preferred), at the information station, or call 770-536-0126, no later than Friday March 1!! There is no nursery offered during the pancake supper – the whole family is invited! So, join us for this party with plenty of butter and fat and sugar before you put it all away on Wednesday morning to begin your Lenten devotion.

 

Wednesday Night at Grace

Dinner Come eat dinner together on Wednesday, February 27 at 5:30 PM! Sign up online, at the information station, or call the church office by noon on Monday.

  • Menu: roasted chicken breast, honey glazed carrots, wild rice pilaf, rolls, salad, chocolate cake
  • Vegetarian Entree: vegetable linguini primavera
  • Children: 1/2 portion regular menu or PBJ, Cookies

Adult meals are $10/each and youth meals (grades 6-12) are $5/each. There is no charge for children 5th grade and under.

Childcare is available for families participating in Wednesday evening activities, beginning with nursery for siblings of choristers at 4:45 PM. Reservations are required and can be made on the same form as meal reservations.

Program No program following dinner on February 27.

 

Biscuits & Bargains

The Grace youth yard sale, BISCUITS & BARGAINS, is coming up on Saturday, March 2 from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM in the Parish Hall.

A huge thank you to all who have offered donations of items to sell! Items can be dropped off at the following days/times/locations:

  • Sunday, February 24 from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM in room 120 in The Grace Center
  • Monday, February 25-Thursday, February 28 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM in room 120 in The Grace Center
  • Friday, March 1 from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM in the Parish Hall (Please enter through the double doors under the porte cochere. If you have some time to help us sort and price items that would also be appreciated!)

On Saturday we will open at 8:00 AM. Our youth will sell biscuits and coffee and help customers navigate our array of items that include sporting goods, furniture, antique rugs, holiday decor, housewares, art, electronics, gardening items/planters, and much much more! Please donate, volunteer to help with our sale and clean-up, and/or COME SHOP WITH US!!

 

SAGES: Movie & Lunch

The SAGES Movie & Lunch scheduled for Thursday, February 28 has been cancelled.

 


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