CSN: Labor Day Sunday at First Grace

First Grace – where the city worships

This Sunday at First Grace
 
 Sunday School (all ages) meet at 10:00 AM
Worship
11:10 AM English Language Worship

Scripture
Deuteronomy 5.12-15/Deuteronomio 5.12-15  

 Message  
Pastor Shawn  
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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.
The United Methodist Women in conjunction with the League of Women Voters, New Orleans Chapter will host a voter registration drive on Sunday, September 9 immediately after worship.

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LEARNING
THE GATHERING – FIRST GRACE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
CLASS Contact Adria Kimbrough at adriakimbrough@gmail.com. Join us in the upstairs conference room.

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)

September 9 God Created Plants and Animals
Purpose: To contemplate the goodness and the order of God’s creation.
(Scripture: Genesis: 14-25)
September 16 God Created People
Purpose: To ponder how to live as the image of God.
(Scripture: Genesis 1:26-31)
September 23 Shomade Sunday

   

Seekers Class where questions are encouraged, listening is required and hearts are accepted. Contact Dan Thelen (dthelen2520@gmail.com) or Kahlida Lloyd, kahlidalloyd@gmail.com.  10:00AM each Sunday in the Parlor.   

Couples Ministry will meet on Monday, September 10th due to Labor Day
in room A2. Regulars meetings are held on the 1st Sunday of each month. For
more information contact Jennifer Moss at jennsmoss@gmail.com
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 (dthelen2520@gmail.com).   

 

Green Tip

Do you filter your tap water at home? If so, check out the recycling programs at terracycle.com for PUR and Brita filters, pitchers and packaging.
The New Orleans Drop-Off Recycling Centercontinues on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays each month at 2829 Elysian Fields from 8am until 1pm.

 

SERVING
The First Grace Tuesday Meal will continue to provide delicious, home cooked meals to our community this month on Tuesday September 18th and Tuesday September 25th.  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 dthelen2520@gmail.com

The Community Garden GARDEN HELP NEEDED! We are calling all volunteers for weekly First Grace Community Garden work parties at 6p on Sunday September 2, 9 and 18. We are adding and improving paths and beautifying communal areas. For more info contact Esther at 1stgracecommunitygarden@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
Name Tag Ministry To volunteer with the distribution of name tags on
Sunday, contact Dallas McGlinn at dallasmcglinn@gmail.com. 
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.

 

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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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