CSN — Pastors Lenten Bake Sale


First Grace – where the city worships


This Sunday at First Grace
Sunday School meets at 10:00AM (all ages)  



9:00 AM Spanish Language Worship

11:10 AM English Language Worship



Luke 12:13-21


Pastors Lenten Bake Sale – All baker’s are invited to please bring baked good’s this Sunday to sell.  All sales to benefit Hagar’s House.

First Grace Coffee Hour  immediately after worship on Sunday.  

Confirmation 2018  There is a parent meeting scheduled for Sunday March 11, 2018 during the Sunday School hour from 10:00am -1100am in the fellowship hall. This meeting is for all parents who would like for their child(ren) to participate in this year’s Confirmation. All youth 6th grade and up who have not been confirmed are eligible to participate. Young people who have already been confirmed at First Grace will be able to be in attendance for the classes as well. Confirmation classes will happen during the Sunday school hour starting on Sunday March 18, 2018. The classes will go on for 8 weeks. A day of service, group service project and the confirmation day with the Bishop will also be included in the activities for this year’s Confirmation youth group. Bishop’s Confirmation Day is Saturday March 24, 2018.  Please let me know if you plan for your child to participate in Confirmation this year. Please contact Marice Bailey atfirstgraceumcyouth@gmail.comfor more info.

Tuesday Meal Calling all fishermen/women. We are in need of cleaned,
filleted white fish for a special meal on March 13th. If you can help please
contact Marilyn Prince at marilynprince1949@yahoo.com or by calling 504.621.8051.
The First Grace Drama Club Ministry would like members of First Grace to submit for consideration their 5-10 page ORIGINAL Play for possible selection for our Spring Production.
Submission Guidelines:
*Members of First Grace (Youth/Teens/Adults) * Any Genre
* Their Original 5-10 Page Play * Must be submitted by April 7,2018
You will be advised by April 31,2018 if your play was selected for the Spring Production. Should your play be selected there is NO $ Compensation!
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.


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! 

March 11 There is No God Like You
Purpose: To build on the promises God made to those who have come before us. (Scripture: 2 Chronicles 6:1-21)
March 18 The People Gave Thanks to God
Purpose: To express our thankfulness to God with heartfelt, awe-inspired worship. (Scripture: 2 Chronicles 7:1-11)
March 25 Shomade Sunday

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 Recycle those Mardi Gras beads! There are numerous sites where beads can be dropped off. Beads can be dropped off at the city recycling center at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave on Saturday, March 10th from 8am until 1pm. The center is located between I-10 and I-610. See nola.gov for more info and drop-off locations.


The United Methodist Women  will meet on Saturday,March 24th at 10AM. New members welcome. 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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