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This Sunday at First Grace
 Adult and Seekers Sunday School will meet.
No children’s Sunday School  

11:10 AM English Language Worship


Scripture: Jeremiah 18:1-6

1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Come, go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as seemed good to him.
Then the word of the Lord came to me: Can I not do with you, O house of Israel, just as this potter has done? says the Lord. Just like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.


“Giving God Hope” 
Pastor Shawn  

Children and Youth Sunday School Open House

August 12th, 10:00AM-11:00PM in Sunday School rooms. Meet your child(ren) teachers and learn about the great things we have planned for the fall.
It’s time!  Time to re-connect at First Grace. Sunday, August 12 after worship is our CONNECTION FAIR.  The Connection Fair is your opportunity to connect, serve and grow with others in the ministries of First Grace. We all have gifts and talents God is waiting to employ.  There will be live music, food for children, and opportunities to meet leaders, connect with others and find ways serve. It will be a good time offellowship, fun, and door prizes! We hope to see you there! Questions?  Contact Kahlida Lloyd .
The Youth Choir will rehearse today, immediately after worship.
Youth Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday August 8, 2018 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in room A2 upstairs.

Toddlers Day at The Park Sunday August 5, 2018 from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. Parents and toddlers will meet up at Audubon park next to the Hyams Fountain (by the Tea Room and stables).

YOUTH IGNITE! 2018 will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at First Grace UMC from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (registration begins at 8:30 am.)  Cost for the event is $30/person which includes a tee shirt, lunch, and street car fare.  All youth 6th grade and up are invited to attend.  This is a joint event with the Baton Rouge District.


CLASS Contact Adria Kimbrough at Join us in the upstairs conference room.
August 5 God’s Justice
Purpose: To commit to leading a nonjudgmental and repentant life.
(Scripture: Romans 2:1-16)
August 12 Global Economic Justice
Purpose: To identify the reason and ways of living generous lives in Christ.(Scripture: 2nd Corinthians 8:7-15) 

Seekers Class where questions are encouraged, listening is required and hearts are accepted. Contact Dan Thelen ( or Kahlida Lloyd,

10:00AM each Sunday 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, “Braving the Wilderness” Brene Brown-All are welcome.

Monday Meditation 6 PM -6:45 PM, each week in the ParlorMonday Meditation is a guided meditation by Dan Thelen (   


Green Tip

The New Orleans Drop-Off Recycling Center is open on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays each month at 2829 Elysian Fields from 8am until 1pm. All food items should be thoroughly washed before recycling. Sorting is not required; please separate paper, metals, cardboard and plastics, which are disposed of through different processes.


FG UMW Annual School Supply Drive

July 7th – August 5th

It is time for the Annual UMW school supply drive. We need your support.
Elementary Students
Crayons (box of 24)
#2 pencils
Glue stick
Pencil sharpener w/sharpener
Colored construction paper
Wide-ruled loose leaf paper
Colored, 2-pocket, 3-pronged folders
Blunt tip scissors
Middle/High School Students
#2 Pencils
Medium ballpoint pens
Composition tablets (black and white marble)
Spiral notebooks
College-ruled loose leaf paper
Colored, 2-pocket, 3 pronged folders
Ream of standard multi-purpose paper, 20lb
Donations may be left in the designated box located in the back of the sanctuary.   See Margaret Washington, Janet Robert or contact the church office to make donations or to volunteer. Thank you for supporting this effort!
Tuesday Meal Ministry Next meals served on August 21st and August
28th. Interested volunteers are invited to help prepare, serve, or clean up
any time between 10:30am and 2:30pm.  We need desserts!  If you are
interested in any of these ministry opportunities, please contact Dan Thelen
Name Tag Ministry To volunteer with the distribution of name tags on
Sunday, contact Dallas McGlinn at or Robin
Ask Me Ministry Want to help new members or guests plug into the
dynamic life at First Grace? Contact Eric Craig at or
Debbie Holman at
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
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

First Grace Statement of Affirmation

First Grace is an urban community of faith embracing all of God’s children as persons of sacred worth, regardless of station in life, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We invite and welcome all persons to join us as disciples who believe in the transforming love of God revealed in Jesus Christ from which nothing can separate us.


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