CSN – Life at First Grace

 

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

Scripture:
Matthew 18:20

Message:
Connectedness
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Tree Giveaway First Grace is hosting a tree giveaway on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9 am until 12 noon. The event is presented by NOLA Tree Project with the sponsorship of Energy and the Apache Foundation. One free tree will be available to persons attending with additional trees at $15 each. There will be 500 trees of 30 different varieties. FGUMC Green Team is hosting this event. For more information go to nolatreeproject.org
Shomade Groups will meet at 10:00 on Sunday, January 28. If you are not a member please contact the church office
CCYM Youth Leadership Winter meeting is January 26th and 27th. Our three CCYM youth representatives will be traveling to Lafayette, LA on Friday January 26, 2018. We will meet up at 3:00pm in the church parking lot.
There will be a Youth Committee meeting in the fellowship hall immediately following church service on Sunday January 28, 2018
The Care Ministry will meet on Wednesday, January 24 at 11:00. If you cannot attend but would like to participate Laurie Peller at 504-344-6057 or emailing me at lauriepeller@earthlink.net.
The Drama Club Ministry will meet at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, January 24 in the 2nd floor conference room
LEARNING
 
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.”

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

January 21 A Prayer for an Obedient Faith
Purpose: To purify our faith by confessing our collective and individual sins to our loyal God. (Scripture: Daniel (:4-8, 15-19)

January 28 Shomade Sunday

Couple Ministry – meets each month on the first Monday and is using
“7 Inhibitors of Intimacy” along with “Marriage Today” by Jimmy Evans.

Series will run through May 7th and the next meeting is on Monday,   For additional information    please contact Jennifer Moss, 504-616-7431.

First Grace Parents Prayer Line Every Wednesday 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

Odyssey House welcomes all sporting equipment and games that you may be willing to donate. They help addicts recover. Their adolescent program needs sports balls and equipment, board games, playing cards and other entertainment items. Contact them at 504-821-9221.

SERVING 

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.

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
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.
  
5 Ways to make a gift
1.    Online:   On Realm/Vanco Services

https://onrealm.org/firstgracenola/Give/FYGZRMCPOI

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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