CSN -Pancake Break and Advent

First Grace – where the city worships

This Sunday at First Grace
 
No Sunday School 
Worship

11:10 AM English Language Worship

 
Scripture
John 1.1-5/Juan 1.1-5 (NKJV)

   Message

“Advent Week One– the Darkness and the Light”
Pastor Shawn
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Hagar’s House Pancake Breakfast
Sunday December 2, 9:00AM-10:30AM in the Fellowship Hall, (suggested donation $10.00/adults, $5.00/children).  Pancakes, live music, special jolly guest, birthday fun, & a small holiday craft market.
HagarsHouse@gmail.com or 504.210.5064 with questions.
Youth “Gift Wrapping” fundraiser on Sunday December 16th in the fellowship Hall immediately following service. Please bring your gifts to church to be gift wrapped. 
The Children’s Christmas Porgram “Las Posadas”will be on Friday December 14, 2018 in the church fellowship hall at 7:00pm.
LEARNING
The Seekers meet The Gathering :The Quest for True Community 
each Sunday at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall. Our two Adult Sunday Classes led by Adria Kimbrough (The Gathering), Dan Thelen and Kahlida Lloyd (Seekers) will come together for a study of how we can more deeply be the church “Where the City Worships.”  We will be drawing wisdom from a book called “Every Body, Always” by Bob Goff that explores what it means to truly be love “in a world full of setbacks and difficult people.” Class ends December 16th. Join us!
Disciple 3 Each Wednesday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon. Contact Ron Bailey, 504.488.0856.  

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, NEW BOOK “Standing Naked Before God: The Art of Public Confession” by Baskette, Molly Phinney-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).

SERVING
Tuesday Meal Ministry is serving it’s next meal on Tuesday, December 18th. Volunteers are welcome anytime between 10AM-2:30PM. Come cook, serve and have fun with us! Donations of desserts are always welcomed.

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry In addition to our Tuesday Meal, we are blessed to be able to hand out snack packs to the homeless and grocery items to those whose pantries are empty. We are low on the following items. If you are moved and able to contribute, please bring this list on your next trip to the grocery store!

15 oz sized canned peas, corn, green beans, etc.
Vienna sausage
Canned tuna & chicken
Red Beans & rice
Boxes of macaroni and cheese
Boxes of dirty rice or jambalaya
Fruit cups and/or Granola bars
Peanut butter and cheese crackers
Spaghetti Sauce and spaghetti
Peanut butter
Items donated may be brought to church on Sunday or left at the office M-F, 10AM-3PM. Thank you for your unwavering support.
Bienvenidos Ministry If you are interested in learning about and/or sharing your ideas on welcoming and supporting  Spanish speakers contact Matt mcandler@gmail.com  or Virginia vcandler@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.

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.

Green Tip Plastics do not biodegrade and are being found in the ocean in huge quantities. Ocean creatures are dying from ingesting plastics and are being killed or maimed by being trapped in them. Try to find alternatives to plastic. Recycling helps but doesn’t completely solve the problem. 

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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