CSN – Pastor’s Lenten Bake Sale


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: Luke 18:9-14



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.

The Youth and Adult Choir will rehearse  immediately after worship on Sunday to prepare for Black History Sunday.
Shomade Groups meet next Sunday, February 25th at 10:00AM. If you are not in a Shomade Group please contact the church office.

Lydia Kimbrough one of our youth is leading a food drive for our Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry and Tuesday Meal. Lydia and her friend McKenzie Gullage have named it HOPE. Donations will be accepted through March 11, so bring your non-perishable food donations in quickly!   Email spreadsomehope17@gmail.com for more information.

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.

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES First Grace Drama Ministry presents a benefit production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues on:

Saturday February 24th 6pm and
Sunday February 25th 4pm
Tickets $10 at the door,  Proceeds benefit Hagar’s House
Email Sarah at VDAYNOLA@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer. V-Day is a global campaign to end violence against women and girls. Planning to come? Let us know on Facebook and share the event! https://www.facebook.com/events/518687298509304/
 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.

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.” 

eekers 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. NO CLASS ON MARCH 4TH.
Contact Adria Kimbrough at adriakimbrough@gmail.com.  Join us in the upstairs conference room!
February 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.
Next meeting, Monday March 5 at 7:00 PM.

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  Trees create an ecosystem to provide habitat and food for birds and other animals. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses, such as sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, from the air and release oxygen. One large tree can supply a day’s supply of oxygen for four people. NOLA Tree Project hosts the Big TREEsy Giveaway! Saturday, February 24th, 9:00am-Noon at  Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center, 2200 Lafitte Ave., New Orleans. * 1 FREE Tree per Resident * Extra Trees Available $15 * 30 Types of Trees a *  Kids Table * Rain Barrel Building Workshop by Water Wise Nola * Tree Planting Workshop


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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