CSN – Endymion at First Grace–rain or shine


First Grace – where the city worships
This Sunday at First Grace
Sunday School meet at 10:00 AM  (all ages) 
9:00 AM Spanish Language Worship
11:10 AM English Language Worship

 Scripture: Esther 8:17-9:1

“The Mardi Gras Reversal”


Endymion at First Grace– rain or shine

Children and Youth will be selling Restroom Passes– volunteers needed
Hagar’s House will be parking cars for $25
Richard’s Mardi Gras Famous Jambalaya
David’s Mardi Gras Famous Pork Shoulder
David and Davis’ Mardi Gras Famous Burgers and Dogs
Bring a side dish to share
Bring a Mardi Gras Smile
and wear a hat, wig, cheap sunglasses, silly socks…

All parents It’s not too late to sign up to volunteer.  Volunteer for at least one hour with your child(ren)  to sell bathroom passes for the Endymion parade.  Please email firstgraceumcyouth@gmail.com

Ash Wednesday Service, 6:00PM on February 14th.
2017 Giving Statements have been mailed. If you have not received your giving statement please contact the church office.
Lydia Kimbrough one of our youth is leading a food drive for our Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry and Tuesday Meal. Lydia and her friend McKenzie Gullage have named it HOPE. Donations will be accepted through March 11, so bring your non-perishable food donations in quickly!   Email spreadsomehope17@gmail.com for more information.

Safe Sanctuaries training on Saturday February 17, 2018 for all children’s staff and Sunday school teachers from 9:00am – 11:00am in the fellowship hall.

 Black History Month Children and youth of the church will speak on their Contemporary African American Hero. If your child is interested, please contact Stephanie Bossiere at 504.912.4997.

Join First Grace’s new Fitness and Philanthropy group! Join the team to walk, jog, or run the Crescent City Classic on March 31 on behalf of a local nonprofit. Join us on Saturdays, 8:30 at City Park at the water fountain across from New Orleans Museum of Art. All experience levels welcome! Email Nora Ellertsen at noraellertsen@hotmail.com or Katie Poynter at kpoynter@gmail.com for questions.

Youth Choir Parents will meet on Sunday with Minister Jackson immediately after worship. All parents are asked to attend. Thank you.

Adult Choir rehearsal will resume after Ash Wednesday Service.


Learning to Love Being Kind. Pastor’s Tuesday Night Study-

The Spirituality of Imperfection 6:15 PM-7:30 PM, beginning, 1-16-2018, upstairs conference room. All invited. We are focusing on Micah 6.8: And what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?   Our daily spiritual discipline is: “to practice loving kindness, while not giving up on justice, by trusting God with our vengeance.” NO CLASS ON MARDI GRAS. 

eekers 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 adriakimbrough@gmail.com Join us in the upstairs conference room!  

February 11 A Disciplined Faith
Purpose: To elevate our faith by allowing God to discipline our speech
(Scripture: James 3:1-12)

Couples Ministry – meets each month on the first Monday and is using “7 Inhibitors of Intimacy” along with “Marriage Today” by Jimmy Evans. 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, “Illusions” by Richard Bach -All are welcome.
Disciple II continues each Thursday at 1:00 PM in the Parlor. Led by Toni Antrum.

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  NOLA Tree Project hosts the Big TREEsy Giveaway! Saturday, February 24th, 9:00am-Noon at  Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center, 2200 Lafitte Ave., New Orleans. * 1 FREE Tree per Resident * Extra Trees Available $15 * 30 Types of Trees a *  Kids Table * Rain Barrel Building Workshop by Water Wise Nola * Tree Planting Workshop


Tuesday Meal
The meal is served at 12:30 PM and volunteers are always needed.   You may contact Marilyn Prince at marilynprince1949@yahoo.com or contact the church office.   MEAL WILL NOT BE SERVED ON MARDI GRAS.   

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.

Sanctuary Opportunities
The Sanctuary Hospitality Committee at FGUMC have been asked to support the following:
Family Transportation-A need for a few people who have reliable vehicles that can fit 3 or more people to rotate driving Jose’s family, especially to church on Sunday afternoons.  Please sign up here for more information:  https://goo.gl/forms/KWyO3919xvIpLouq2.  Or, mail or deliver an Uber or Lyft gift card to Attn: Sanctuary Committee, First Grace UMC, 3401 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119. 
Weekly Groceries– Sign up at https://mealtrain.com/0nv3k4 to deliver a week’s worth of groceries for Jose (& his family).  Feel free to partner up with a few friends as each sign up is for a whole week of food. FGSanctuaryCommittee@gmail.com. will email you his grocery list a few days before you’re scheduled.
Monthly Phone Bill– Donate at the donation link at https://mealtrain.com/0nv3k4.  Or, mail or deliver a pre-paid visa card to Attn: Sanctuary Committee, First Grace UMC, 3401 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119.


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