Canal Street News

First Grace – where the city worships
This Sunday at First Grace 
 Sunday School All ages meet at 10:00 AM

11:10 AM English Language Worship


Gospel of John 6.51-59/Evangelio de Juan 6.51-59


Pastor Shawn  
Thank You Ministry Leaders for a fantastic 4.10 Connection Fair. A
Special shout out to John Stewart for his office ministry assistance and
to the Connection Fair organizer, Kahlida Lloyd, Minister of Congregational


Pastor’s Tuesday Night Study; Tuesdays 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM
Breathing and Brene’-An 8 week study of Brene’ Brown’s, Braving the Wilderness-the quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone; along with breathing practices. We will also watch a documentary film on Folsom Prison entitled, THE WORK, which addresses the capacity to overcome our brokenness and live out of healing and empathy. Beginning August 21st in the upstairs conference room.



CLASS Contact Adria Kimbrough at Join us in the upstairs conference room.
August 19 Loving and Just Behavior
Purpose: To affirm the marvelous marks of true love as followers of Christ.(Scripture: 12:9-21)
August 26  Shomade Sunday  
September 2 God created the Heavens and the Earth
Purpose: To reflect afresh about what it means to say that God created the universe. (Scripture: Genesis 1:1-13)

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.
The First Grace Tuesday Meal will continue to provide delicious, home cooked meals to our community this month on Tuesday August 21 and Tuesday August 29.  Come join us! We invite you to volunteer with us any time on these days between 9:30am and 2:30pm.   Also, contributions of desserts are most welcome!  For questions, please email Dan Thelen at
The Community Garden invites you to a garden gathering &
workday this Sunday evening, August 19 at 6pm. The garden is
located on the parking lot side of the church.  Next month’s
community gathering will be Sunday, September 16, at 6pm. For more info contact Esther at
Care Ministry meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 11:00 AM in the
Parlor. Contact Laurie Peller at

Name Tag Ministry To volunteer with the distribution of name tags on Sunday, contact Dallas McGlinn at

Ask Me Ministry Want to help new members or guests plug into the
dynamic life at First Grace? Contact Debbie Holman at


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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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