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First Grace – where the city worships

This Sunday at First Grace

Sunday School at 10:00AM (All ages) 

Worship
9:00 AM Spanish Language Worship

11:10 AM English Language Worship

 

 

 Scripture
    Romans 12    

 

 ____________________________
 

First Grace Drama Ministry  

Presents 5 original plays written, directed, and performed by members of  
First Grace.  
June 15th at 7pm and June 16th at 2pm in the  
Fellowship Hall.   
Pay-what-you-can! Come one and all!
 
Sunday immediately after worship, there will be a meeting for Vacation Bible School volunteers, teachers, and Youth Ministry staff in the Parlor.

The parents of the Youth Choir will meet with Min. Jackson after worship on Sunday June 17th, immediately after worship.

Vacation Bible School June 17-21, more information to come.

Weeders Needed!  We are trying to keep our beautiful Memorial Garden
relatively weed-free during the summer months.  This is the courtyard
located between the lobby and the chapel, which is enjoyed and appreciated
by so many people.  If you can give a couple of hours of your time, please
contact Liz Wise at (267) 240-7966 or liz.einsig.wise@gmail.com, or Conor
Bertrand (214) 244-8388 or conorbrtrnd@gmail.com.

LEARNING

 Seekers Class where questions are encouraged, listening is required and hearts are accepted.   Come and join co-leaders Dan Thelen and Kahlida Lloyd in what will be a time of exploring how God can meet us right where we are and help us grow through seeking and discussion. Classes are at 10:00AM each Sunday in the Parlor.

THE GATHERING – FIRST GRACE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

Contact Adria Kimbrough at adriakimbrough@gmail.com.  Join us in the upstairs conference room! 

 

June 10 Parables of God’s Just Kingdom

Purpose: To understand God’s redemptive justice and how we can enable others to experience it. (Scripture: Matthew 13:24-43)    

 

June 17 Jesus Teaches About Justice

 

Purpose: To affirm through actions how we can live in the spirit of the law.   (Scripture: Matthew 15:1-9)

 

June 24 Shomade Sunday

 

 

First Grace Parents Prayer Line Every Tuesday at 8:30 PM. Call 641.715.3580, Access Code 838575#.

Men’s Morning Call, Tuesday, 7:15-8:15AM at Morning Call Café in City Park,

“Everything Happens for a Reason” Kate Bowler-All are welcome.

 

Monday Meditation 6 PM -6:45 PM, each week in the Chapel.

Monday Meditation is a guided meditation by Dan Thelen (dthelen2520@gmail.com).

Green Tip Do you recycle? First Grace does! Look for the BLUE containers

throughout the church buildings. Use them for paper, plastic, metal
recyclables. No STYROFOAM, No PLASTIC BAGS, No SOILED PAPER

PRODUCTS!!! No GLASS

 

SERVING 
Tuesday Meal Ministry will continuing offering our homecooked meals
on Tuesday May 22nd and Tuesday May 29th at 12:30pm.  Interested
volunteers are invited to help prepare, serve, or clean up any time between
10:30am and 2:30pm.  And we need desserts!  If you are interested in any of
these ministry opportunities, please contact Dan Thelen at
Summer Backpack Program will start on Thursday, May 24th.
Interested volunteers are invited to help pack and distribute backpacks
between 2:00-6:00 PM each Thursday. Contact Stephanie in the Church
office for more information.

 

Name Tag Ministry To volunteer with the distribution of name tags on
Sunday, contact Dallas McGlinn at dallasmcglinn@gmail.com or Robin
Ask Me Ministry Want to help new members or guests plug into the
dynamic life at First Grace? Contact Eric Craig at ericmcraig28@gmail.com or
Debbie Holman at skipdebliz@cox.net.

Desmond Project Looking for a way to make a difference in our community. The Desmond Project provides a healthy, nutritious meal to the men, women and children at the New Orleans Mission every Saturday evening. Contact Jackie Vinson at blaqjacque@gmail.com.

SOCIAL JUSTICE
Sanctuary Opportunities
While Jose takes Sanctuary in First Grace,
the Sanctuary Hospitality Committee has been asked to support
Jose’s family the following ways: Family Transportation (sign up
(https://mealtrain.com/0nv3k4), and a monthly phone bill (drop off
pre-paid visa cards with the church office any time).

 

 

CSN – Annual Church Picnic

First Grace – where the city worships

This Sunday at First Grace

Sunday School at 10:00AM (All ages) 
 

Worship
9:00 AM Spanish Language Worship
11:10 AM English Language Worship

Scripture
Romans 12

 ____________________________

 

______________________________
Volunteers needed, contact Tim Maple at 1.240.483.8233 for more info.  
 

  

You’re invited: Sueno with Hagar’s House

THIS MONDAY,June 4, 6:30pm in the First Grace Fellowship hall. You’re invited to watch a performance of Sueno by Jose Rivera, being put on by Cripple Creek Theater (www.cripplecreektheatre.org/), who is partnering with Hagar’s House for this special free performance. Children are welcome. Lite snacks provided

Father son/Father daughter night 

with The New Orleans Babycakes is on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 7 PM. This is an event for the entire family. Please contact Marice Bailey for more information.

The parents of the Youth Choir will meet with Min. Jackson after worship on Sunday June 17th, immediately after worship.

Vacation Bible School June 17-21, more information to come.

First Grace Drama Ministry presents 5 original plays written, directed, and performed by members of First Grace. June 15th at 7pm and June 16th at 2pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Pay-what-you-can! Come one and all!
Weeders Needed!  We are trying to keep our beautiful Memorial Garden
relatively weed-free during the summer months.  This is the courtyard
located between the lobby and the chapel, which is enjoyed and appreciated
by so many people.  If you can give a couple of hours of your time, please
contact Liz Wise at (267) 240-7966 or liz.einsig.wise@gmail.com, or Conor
Bertrand (214) 244-8388 or conorbrtrnd@gmail.com.

LEARNING

Seekers Class where questions are encouraged, listening is required and hearts are accepted.   Come and join co-leaders Dan Thelen and Kahlida Lloyd in what will be a time of exploring how God can meet us right where we are and help us grow through seeking and discussion. Classes are at 10:00AM each Sunday in the Parlor.

THE GATHERING – FIRST GRACE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

Contact Adria Kimbrough at adriakimbrough@gmail.com Join us in the upstairs conference room! 

June 3: Justice and Sabbath Laws
Purpose: To discover how the Law enhances our lives as God’s people.
(Scripture: Matthew 12:1-14)
June 10 Parables of God’s Just Kingdom
Purpose: To understand God’s redemptive justice and how we can enable others to experience it. (Scripture: Matthew 13:24-43)   
   

Couple’s Ministry

meets on June 4th in the parlor.  For additional
information, please contact Jennifer Moss, 504-616-7431.

First Grace Parents Prayer Line Every Tuesday at 8:30 PM. Call 641.715.3580, Access Code 838575#.

Men’s Morning Call, Tuesday, 7:15-8:15AM at Morning Call Café in City Park, “Everything Happens for a Reason” Kate Bowler-All are welcome.

Monday Meditation 6 PM -6:45 PM, each week in the Chapel. Monday Meditation is a guided meditation by Dan Thelen (dthelen2520@gmail.com).    

Green Tip
Do you compost? First Grace does! There is a compost area in the Community Garden that you are welcome to feed. The garden is between the parking lot and Iberville St. inside the white picket fence. The compost area is on the Jeff Davis side of the garden. Deposit your fruit and vegetable peelings and egg shells in the area that says, “Feed Me”!

SERVING 
Tuesday Meal Ministry will continuing offering our homecooked meals
on Tuesday May 22nd and Tuesday May 29th at 12:30pm.  Interested
volunteers are invited to help prepare, serve, or clean up any time between
10:30am and 2:30pm.  And we need desserts!  If you are interested in any of
these ministry opportunities, please contact Dan Thelen at
Summer Backpack Program will start on Thursday, May 24th.
Interested volunteers are invited to help pack and distribute backpacks
between 2:00-6:00 PM each Thursday. Contact Stephanie in the Church
office for more information.
Name Tag Ministry To volunteer with the distribution of name tags on
Sunday, contact Dallas McGlinn at dallasmcglinn@gmail.com or Robin
Ask Me Ministry Want to help new members or guests plug into the
dynamic life at First Grace? Contact Eric Craig at ericmcraig28@gmail.com or
Debbie Holman at skipdebliz@cox.net.
Desmond Project Looking for a way to make a difference in our community. The Desmond Project provides a healthy, nutritious meal to the men, women and children at the New Orleans Mission every Saturday evening. Contact Jackie Vinson at blaqjacque@gmail.com.
SOCIAL JUSTICE
Sanctuary Opportunities
While Jose takes Sanctuary in First Grace,
the Sanctuary Hospitality Committee has been asked to support
Jose’s family the following ways: Family Transportation (sign up
(https://mealtrain.com/0nv3k4), and a monthly phone bill (drop off
pre-paid visa cards with the church office any time).
5 Ways to make a gift
1.    Online:   On Realm/Vanco Services

https://onrealm.org/firstgracenola/Give/FYGZRMCPOI

(Annual givers, please designate pledge on the drop-down menu)

2.  Use  your smart phone and scan the UC Code below.
Note: The UC code reader app is free through the Apple Store or GooglePlay

3. Text Messaging

Send a text 73256 and in the body of the message type FIRSTGRACENOLA GIVING and follow the prompts. Standard text message rates do apply.

4.    Automatic draft:    Please set-up with your Financial Institution

5.    The Old Fashion Way: Write a check
First Grace, 3401 Canal Street, New Orleans, 70119

 

CSN – Shomade Sunday

 

First Grace – where the city worships

Shomade Sunday at First Grace

Shomade Groups meets at 10:00AM     
No Sunday School 
Worship
9:00 AM Spanish Language Worship
11:10 AM English Language Worship

 

 Message by  
Reverend Dr., Torin Sanders  
Sixth Baptist Church 
 
____________________________

 

Annual Church Picnic
Sunday, June 3, 2018, immediately after worship
(Wear your picnic clothes to worship)

City Park’s Reunion Pavilion

Bounce Houses
Games

Face Painting

Jambalaya by Richard Rogers
Pork shoulder by David Harms

Grilling by David Haydel

Members are asked to bring fried chicken, a side dish, salad, dessert, or drinks.

______________________________

Children and Youth Ministry  Boy’s and girl’s step-team practice Tuesday and Thursday this week from 6:00pm-7:30pm. 

Vacation Bible School June 17-21, more information to come.
Weeders Needed!  We are trying to keep our beautiful Memorial Garden
relatively weed-free during the summer months.  This is the courtyard
located between the lobby and the chapel, which is enjoyed and appreciated
by so many people.  If you can give a couple of hours of your time, please
contact Liz Wise at (267) 240-7966 or liz.einsig.wise@gmail.com, or Conor
Bertrand (214) 244-8388 or conorbrtrnd@gmail.com.

LEARNING

Seekers Class where questions are encouraged, listening is required and hearts are accepted.   Come and join co-leaders Dan Thelen and Kahlida Lloyd in what will be a time of exploring how God can meet us right where we are and help us grow through seeking and discussion. Classes are at 10:00AM each Sunday in the Parlor.
THE GATHERING – FIRST GRACE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
Contact Adria Kimbrough at adriakimbrough@gmail.com.  Join us in the upstairs conference room! 
May 27 Shomade Sunday 
June 3: Justice and Sabbath Laws
Purpose: To discover how the Law enhances our lives as God’s people.
(Scripture: Matthew 12:1-14)
Couple’s Ministry meets each month on the first Monday and is using “7 Inhibitors of Intimacy” along with “Marriage Today” by Jimmy Evans. For additional information, please contact Jennifer Moss, 504-616-7431.   
First Grace Parents Prayer Line Every Tuesday at 8:30 PM. Call 641.715.3580, Access Code 838575#.

Men’s Morning Call, Tuesday, 7:15-8:15AM at Morning Call Café in City Park, “Everything Happens for a Reason” Kate Bowler-All are welcome.

Disciple II continues each Thursday at 1:00 PM in the Parlor. Led by Toni Antrum.    

Monday Meditation 6 PM -6:45 PM, each week in the Chapel. Monday Meditation is a guided meditation by Dan Thelen (dthelen2520@gmail.com).    

 

Green Tip
Do you compost? First Grace does! There is a compost area in the Community Garden that you are welcome to feed. The garden is between the parking lot and Iberville St. inside the white picket fence. The compost area is on the Jeff Davis side of the garden. Deposit your fruit and vegetable peelings and egg shells in the area that says, “Feed Me”!

SERVING

Tuesday Meal Ministry will continuing offering our homecooked meals on Tuesday May 22nd and Tuesday May 29th at 12:30pm.  Interested volunteers are invited to help prepare, serve, or clean up any time between 10:30am and 2:30pm.  And we need desserts!  If you are interested in any of these ministry opportunities, please contact Dan Thelen at dthelen2520@gmail.com 

Summer Backpack Program will start on Thursday, May 24th. Interested volunteers are invited to help pack and distribute backpacks between 2:00-6:00 PM each Thursday. Contact Stephanie in the Church office for more information.

Name Tag Ministry To volunteer with the distribution of name tags on Sunday, contact Dallas McGlinn at dallasmcglinn@gmail.com or Robin Hayes at mshayes40@gmail.com.

Ask Me Ministry Want to help new members or guests plug into the
dynamic life at First Grace? Contact Eric Craig at ericmcraig28@gmail.com or
Debbie Holman at skipdebliz@cox.net.

Desmond Project Looking for a way to make a difference in our community. The Desmond Project provides a healthy, nutritious meal to the men, women and children at the New Orleans Mission every Saturday evening. Contact Jackie Vinson at blaqjacque@gmail.com.

SOCIAL JUSTICE
Sanctuary Opportunities
While Jose takes Sanctuary in First Grace, the Sanctuary Hospitality Committee has been asked to support Jose’s family the following ways: Family Transportation (sign up at  https://goo.gl/forms/KWyO3919xvIpLouq2), weekly groceries (https://mealtrain.com/0nv3k4), and a monthly phone bill (drop off
pre-paid visa cards with the church office any time).
5 Ways to make a gift
1.    Online:   On Realm/Vanco Services
(Annual givers, please designate pledge on the drop-down menu)

2.  Use  your smart phone and scan the UC Code below.
Note: The UC code reader app is free through the Apple Store or GooglePlay

3. Text Messaging
Send a text 73256 and in the body of the message type FIRSTGRACENOLA GIVING and follow the prompts. Standard text message rates do apply.

4.    Automatic draft:    Please set-up with your Financial Institution
5.    The Old Fashion Way: Write a check
First Grace, 3401 Canal Street, New Orleans, 70119

 

CSN – Lemonade

First Grace – where the city worships
Mother’s Day at First Grace
 
Sunday school meets at 10:00AM   (all ages)  
Worship

9:30 AM Spanish Language Worship

11:10 AM English Language Worship

 

Scripture:
Exodus 2:1-10
____________________________

 

Annual Church Picnic
Sunday, June 3, 2018, immediately after worship
City Park’s Reunion Pavilion

Bounce Houses
Games
Face Painting

Jambalaya by Richard Rogers
Pork shoulder by David Harms
Grilling by David Haydel

Members are asked to bring fried chicken, a side dish, salad, dessert, or drinks.
______________________________

Children and Youth Ministry is starting a girls step team and
inviting new members for the boys step team. All boys and girls nine years of age and older are invited to join. Practices are Tuesday and Thursday this week from 6:00pm-7:30pm.

 
LEARNING

  
Pastor’s Study Everything Happens for a Reason And Other Lies I’ve Loved” by Kate Bowler. Tuesday, 6:15-7:30PM  in the upstairs conference room. Please purchase the book.  

Seekers Class where questions are encouraged, listening is required and hearts are accepted.   Come and join co-leaders Dan Thelen and Kahlida Lloyd in what will be a time of exploring how God can meet us right where we are and help us grow through seeking and discussion. Classes are at 10:00AM each Sunday in the Parlor.

THE GATHERING – FIRST GRACE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
Contact Adria Kimbrough at adriakimbrough@gmail.com.  Join us in the upstairs conference room!

May 13   Bringing First Fruits
Purpose: To give God our first and best. (Scripture: Leviticus 2:14; 23:9-22)
May 20  Shomade Sunday 

Couple’s Ministry 
meets each month on the first Monday and is using
“7 Inhibitors of Intimacy” along with “Marriage Today” by Jimmy Evans.
For additional information, please contact Jennifer Moss,

First Grace Parents Prayer Line Every Tuesday at 8:30 PM. Call 641.715.3580, Access Code 838575#.
Men’s Morning Call, Tuesday, 7:15-8:15AM at Morning Call Café in City Park,

“Everything Happens for a Reason” Kate Bowler-All are welcome.
Disciple II continues each Thursday at 1:00 PM in the Parlor. Led by Toni Antrum.
Monday Meditation 6 PM -6:45 PM, each week in the Chapel.

Monday Meditation is a guided meditation by Dan Thelen (dthelen2520@gmail.com).

Green Tip Consider using bar soap instead of body wash. Bar soap is less expensive, and it saves packaging waste. The average bar of soap lasts for about 20 showers, whereas a 16 0z bottle of body wash lasts for an average of 8 showers. Also body wash costs about 4 times as much as soap. If every household in the U.S. replaced a bottle of body wash with a bar of soap, roughly 2.5 MILLION pounds of plastic containers could be diverted from the waste stream.
SERVING
  
Name Tag Ministry To volunteer with the distribution of name tags on
Sunday, contact Dallas McGlinn at dallasmcglinn@gmail.com or Robin
Ask Me Ministry Want to help new members or guests plug into the
dynamic life at First Grace? Contact Eric Craig at ericmcraig28@gmail.com or
Debbie Holman at skipdebliz@cox.net.

 

Desmond Project Looking for a way to make a difference in our community. The Desmond Project provides a healthy, nutritious meal to the men, women and children at the New Orleans Mission every Saturday evening. Contact Jackie Vinson at blaqjacque@gmail.com.
SOCIAL JUSTICE
Sanctuary Opportunities
While Jose takes Sanctuary in First Grace,
the Sanctuary Hospitality Committee has been asked to support
Jose’s family the following ways: Family Transportation (sign up
(https://mealtrain.com/0nv3k4), and a monthly phone bill (drop off
pre-paid visa cards with the church office any time).

CSN – Jazz Fest Sunday

First Grace – where the city worships

Jazz Fest Sunday at First Grace
  
Sunday school meets at 10:00AM   (all ages)  

Worship
9:30 AM Spanish Language Worship
11:10 AM English Language Worship

Scripture:
Psalm 104:33  

__________________________  

Jazz Fest Sunday
A Musical Message
from
Doreen Ketchens
 
Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans is a group whose primary interest lies in spreading the culture and traditional music of New Orleans all over the world, through performances and education. Doreen Ketchens, the leader of the group, has been called “Queen Clarinet”, “The female Louis Armstrong”, and “Lady Louie” by critics who have heard her perform. She has performed with Ellis Marsalis, Jon Faddis, Trombone Shorty, Al Hirt, Dorothy Donagan, The Black Crows and Jennifer Warrens, to name a few. She has opened for such names as Macy Grey and Dr. John.
Her husband, Lawrence plays the Tuba, Valve Trombone and Piano with the group. He sometimes plays the Sousaphone and Drums SIMULTANEOUSLY! He also arranges and produces music. Lawrence has also performed with Pete Fountain, Trombone Shorty, Al Hirt, Jon Faddis, Teddy Riley, Danny Barker and countless others.
Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans has represented New Orleans and the United States around the world, performing in Africa, Asia, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Europe, Mexico, Russia and the United States. They have performed for four United States presidents, including Bill Clinton, George Bush Sr., Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter. The band also boasts 23 volumes of CDs and 3 DVDs.
The newest addition, Miss Dorian Ketchens-Dixon is a very talented drummer. She premiered her talents at age four during the Sioux Falls, SD Jazz Festival. She now travels the world as the drummer for Doreen’s Jazz.
___________________________
 
Auditions for the First Grace Drama Club Ministry One-Act Plays will be held May 5th 2-4pm in the Fellowship Hall. All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary! Come be part of a truly fun fellowship and performance of original short plays June 15th and 16th! Contact Caroline Fourmy at caroline4me@gmail.com for questions.
Looking for a Mother’s Day gift? Look no further (than the back of the church)! Hagar’s House is selling homemade candles and other herbal products after service! As usual, all proceeds benefit the women and children of Hagar’s House.
Project Ishmael & La Semilla (ESL classes) invite you to a Community Resource Fair & Potluck Meal this Tuesday May 8, 5pm-7pm in the fellowship hall.  Meal is at 6pm.  Email ProjectIshmaelNola@gmail.com to volunteer or sign up to bring a dish.  We especially need First Grace folks to bring potluck dishes (before 5:30pm) & to help with hospitality.  Gracias!


Annual Church Picnic
Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the City Park’s Reunion Pavillion. More information coming soon.

LEARNING

Pastor’s Study Everything Happens for a Reason And Other Lies I’ve Loved” by Kate Bowler. Tuesday, 6:15-7:30PM  in the upstairs conference room. Please purchase the book.  

Seekers Class where questions are encouraged, listening is required and hearts are accepted.   Come and join co-leaders Dan Thelen and Kahlida Lloyd in what will be a time of exploring how God can meet us right where we are and help us grow through seeking and discussion. Classes are at 10:00AM each Sunday in the Parlor.

THE GATHERING – FIRST GRACE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
Contact Adria Kimbrough at adriakimbrough@gmail.com.  Join us in the upstairs conference room!  

May 6 Giving From a Generous Heart
Purpose: To give eagerly. (Scripture: Exodus 35:20-29)
May 13   Bringing First Fruits
Purpose: To give God our first and best. (Scripture: Leviticus 2:14; 23:9-22)
   
Couple’s Ministry meets each month on the first Monday and is using “7 Inhibitors of Intimacy” along with “Marriage Today” by Jimmy Evans. For additional information, please contact Jennifer Moss, 504-616-7431.  Next meeting is Monday, May 7th in the Parlor 

First Grace Parents Prayer Line Every Tuesday at 8:30 PM. Call 641.715.3580, Access Code 838575#.

Men’s Morning Call, Tuesday, 7:15-8:15AM at Morning Call Café in City Park, 
“Everything Happens for a Reason” Kate Bowler-All are welcome.

Disciple II continues each Thursday at 1:00 PM in the Parlor. Led by Toni Antrum.    

Monday Meditation 6 PM -6:45 PM, each week in the Chapel. Monday Meditation is a guided meditation by Dan Thelen (dthelen2520@gmail.com).    
Green Tip Consider using bar soap instead of body wash. Bar soap is less expensive, and it saves packaging waste. The average bar of soap lasts for about 20 showers, whereas a 16 0z bottle of body wash lasts for an average of 8 showers. Also body wash costs about 4 times as much as soap. If every household in the U.S. replaced a bottle of body wash with a bar of soap, roughly 2.5 MILLION pounds of plastic containers could be diverted from the waste stream.

SERVING

First Grace Community Alliance

To volunteer at Hagar’s House, our home for women & children,
email HagarsHouse@gmail.com.  To get involved with Project
Ishmael, our children’s immigration legal program, email

Name Tag Ministry To volunteer with the distribution of name tags on Sunday, contact Dallas McGlinn at dallasmcglinn@gmail.com or Robin Hayes at mshayes40@gmail.com.

Ask Me Ministry Want to help new members or guests plug into the
dynamic life at First Grace? Contact Eric Craig at ericmcraig28@gmail.com or
Debbie Holman at skipdebliz@cox.net.

Desmond Project Looking for a way to make a difference in our community. The Desmond Project provides a healthy, nutritious meal to the men, women and children at the New Orleans Mission every Saturday evening. Contact Jackie Vinson at blaqjacque@gmail.com.

SOCIAL JUSTICE

Sanctuary Opportunities

While Jose takes Sanctuary in First Grace, the Sanctuary Hospitality Committee has been asked to support Jose’s family the following ways: Family Transportation (sign up at  https://goo.gl/forms/KWyO3919xvIpLouq2), weekly groceries (https://mealtrain.com/0nv3k4), and a monthly phone bill (drop off
pre-paid visa cards with the church office any time).