CSN – #MeToo-The Need to Weep


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: Psalm 55 

“#MeToo-The Need to Weep”


Bake sale to benefit First Grace Children and Youth There will be a bake sale on this Sunday (February 4) immediately after worship. Stop by after worship and pick-up some delicious treats for you and your family. Credit cards accepted.

ENDYMION -Join the members and families of First Grace for a fun-filled day as we wait for Endymion to roll past First Grace. Featuring Jambalaya by Richard Rogers, Brisket by David Harms, clean restrooms, and a great view for people watching. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and what you need to have a great time.
Volunteers are needed to help monitor the bathrooms, and to work with the food stations.  Donations of side dishes, snacks and drinks are welcomed. Please call the church office at 504.488.0856 or email firstgracenola@gmail.com if you can help.

All parents please sign up to volunteer at least one hour with your children to sell bathroom passes for Endymion parade on Saturday February 10, 2018.
There is a sign up sheet in the bulletin for members who want to volunteer.

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 next Sunday, February 11, 2018  with Minister Jackson immediately after worship. All parents are asked to attend. Thank you.
No Adult Choir rehearsal on Wednesday February. Rehearsal will resume Wednesday, February 14th at 7:15pm,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.”

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

Feb 4th Faith Without Works is Dead
Purpose: To embody our faith in God through our actions.
(Scripture: James 2:14-26) 

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.
The next meeting is on Monday, February 5th at 6:00 PM. 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 To help finance its mission of assisting low-income families in financing and building homes, Habitat for Humanity operates ReStore, which sells donated tools, materials, architectural salvage and more to the public at reduced prices. It welcomes donated tools, lumber, plumbing, flooring, appliances, doors and more in good condition. Pick-up is available. Located at 2900 Elysian Fields Ave in New Orleans 504-943-2240.

The United Methodist Women has been re-scheduled to Saturday, February 3 at 10:30AM in the parlor. All women are invited. Margaret Washington, President.
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.

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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