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First Grace – where the city worships

This Sunday at First Grace
 
Sunday School (all ages) meet at 10:00AM  

Worship 

11:10 AM English Language Worship

Scripture

       Suggested Weekly Gospel Reading from the Lectionary             Mark/Marco 12.38-44
Message
“Waiting on the World to Change”
Pastor Shawn
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WHY IS TOGETHER NEW ORLEANS so effective in its faith-based community organizing efforts? Already, without being fully formed, we have secured millions of dollars in additional public school funding.How did we do that? Come find out our approach to broad-based organizing.TUESDAY, Nov. 27, from 6-8:30 PM, Bethany UMC, 4533 Mendez Street, in Pontchatrain Park. Questions? see Mike Robertshaw, Valerie Bouldin, or Pastor Shawn. First Grace UMC is a founding member of TNO.
Do you know your Spiritual Gift? Want to learn more about Spiritual Gifts? A Spiritual Gifts Workshop will be held Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 PM in the Conference Room Upstairs. We ask that you take the 20-30 minute Spiritual Gifts Assessments before the workshop. Spiritual Gifts Assessments are available at the Ask Me table and can be emailed to you. Childcare will be provided. Contact Kahlida Lloyd at firstgraceconnect@gmail.com with questions. Hope to see you there!
Toddlers Day in the Park will be at City Park on the playground near Morning Call Sunday November 18, 2018 from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. All parents with young children are invited to fellowship.
Thanksgiving Day Camp for Ages 5-17 will be November 19-21 , 2018 from 10:00 am – 4:00pm each day. Please make preparations for your child to participate. Contact Marice at firstgraceumcyouth@gmail.comor pick-up a registration form in the narthex after worship on Sunday.
LEARNING
NEW New Members Classes— For new members and those wanting to learn more about First Grace. Sundays after worship in the parlor: Part 1 Nov 4; Part 2 Nov. 11.  Please join us for a time of discovering more about First Grace and your place in our community.  Questions?  contact Kahlida Lloyd, Minister of Congregational Engagement.  firstgraceconnect@gmail.com. Light refreshments will be served.
The Seekers meet The Gathering: The Quest for True Community each Sunday at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall. Our two Adult Sunday Classes led by Adria Kimbrough (The Gathering), Dan Thelen and Kahlida Lloyd (Seekers) will come together for a study of how we can more deeply be the church “Where the City Worships.”  We will be drawing wisdom from a book called “Every Body, Always” by Bob Goff that explores what it means to truly be love “in a world full of setbacks and difficult people.” Class ends December 16th. Join us!
Disciple 3 Each Wednesday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon. Contact Ron
Bailey, 504.488.0856.
    
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,

NEW BOOK “Standing Naked Before God: The Art of Public Confession” by Baskette, Molly Phinney-All are welcome.

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

SERVING

Bienvenidos Ministry If you are interested in learning about and/or sharing your ideas on welcoming and supporting  Spanish speakers contact Matt mcandler@gmail.com  or Virginia vcandler@gmail.com.  

Care Ministry meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 11:00 AM in the Parlor. Contact Laurie Peller at lauriepeller@earthlink.net

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

Green Tip Plastics do not biodegrade and are being found in the ocean in huge quantities. Ocean creatures are dying from ingesting plastics and are being killed or maimed by being trapped in them. Try to find alternatives to plastic. Recycling helps but doesn’t completely solve the problem. 

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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