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

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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

 

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