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This Sunday at First Grace

Sunday School at 10:00AM (All ages) 

9:00 AM Spanish Language Worship

11:10 AM English Language Worship

Romans 12


Today at 2:00 PM
First Grace Drama Ministry
Presents 5 original plays written, directed, and performed by members of
First Grace.
Fellowship Hall
Pay-what-you-can! Come one and all!



Sunday, June 17th-Thursday, June 21st
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
For more information contact Marice Bailey at
Theme: Connectedness
All children in the church and surrounding communities are welcome to participate in singing, crafts, food, and learning what the bible says about our theme this year. The VBS participants will discuss connecting with God,connecting with others,connecting with creation/earth, and serving all. All parents please register your children on Sunday morning during service. Registration forms will be available on the hospitality table in the rear of the Sanctuary on Sunday and each night for parents to sign-up their child.


Sunday, June 17th The parents of the Youth Choir will meet with Min. Jackson immediately after worship in the Choir loft.
Shomade Sunday  Shomade Groups will meet on next Sunday (June 24) at 10:00 AM. If you are not a member of a Shomade Group please contact the church office.
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.

Contact Adria Kimbrough at  Join us in the upstairs conference room!

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 (

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

throughout the church buildings. Use them for paper, plastic, metal



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
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, or Conor
Bertrand (214) 244-8388 or
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
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
(, and a monthly phone bill (drop off
pre-paid visa cards with the church office any time).



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