CSN – Saturday Blood Drive

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

Scripture

James 2:1-13/Santiago 2:1-13

  Message  

Pastor Shawn  
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Saturday Blood Drive for Tahj Tomorrow (September 8th) 9:00AM-3:00PM in the Fellowship Hall. 
 
Bienvenidos Ministry  If you are interested in learning about and/or sharing your ideas on welcoming and supporting  Spanish speakers on Sundays, please join us after church on September 16 in the fellowship hall for a pizza lunch/brainstorm.
La Iglesia de First Grace quiere que la gente que habla Español sienta cómodo durante los servicios de adoracion cada Domingo. Si desea ayudarnos, por favor, almuerze con nosotros el 16 de Septiembre, después de los servicios en las sala social. Thank you/!Gracias! Contact Matt mcandler@gmail.com y Virginia vcandler@gmail.com
Toddlers Day at The Park will be every 3rd Sunday. September’s gathering is on September 16th, 5:00-6:30 PM. Parents and toddlers will meet up at City Park in the grass by Morning Call.
Youth Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday September 12, 2018 from 6:00-7:00 PM in room A2. We are asking for parents of all youth 6th grade and up to attend this meeting.
Junior High Retreat for Louisiana Youth is Friday November 2, 2018 – Sunday November 4, 2018. All youth in 6th grade and up are invited to go. Parents please contact Marice Bailey if you are interested in your child
traveling with us.
The Choir Ministry in preparation for Advent and Christmas is opening their rehearsals to anyone interested in singing with the choir during these seasons. Rehearsals will be each Wednesday, October 10-December 19th at 7:30-9:0 PM.  The last date to register is October 10th. Please see Min. Jeremy Jackson after worship email firstgracemusic@gmail.com.
The United Methodist Women in conjunction with the League of Women Voters, New Orleans Chapter will host a voter registration drive on Sunday, September 9 immediately after worship.

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LEARNING

Disciple 1 A 32-week course that proclaims the transforming power of Scripture while teaching Bible study skills that take participants deeper into the Scripture. Starting Monday, September 17th, 6:00-7:30 PM in the upstairs conference room. Contact Toni Antrum, toni.hackett.antrum@gmail.com

Disciple 3 A 32-week study where you will read the major and minor Old Testament prophets, with the exception of Daniel, and will read the thirteen Letters traditionally attributed to Paul. Contact Ron Bailey, 504.488.0856.
Pastor’s Tuesday Night Study   Each Tuesday 6:15- 7:30 PM, Breathing and Brene’-An 8 week study of Brene’ Brown’s, Braving the Wilderness-the quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone, with breathing practices and a viewing of the documentary film on Folsom Prison entitled, THE WORK, which addresses the capacity to overcome our brokenness and live out of healing and empathy. Class is in the upstairs conference room

 

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

 

September 9 God Created Plants and Animals
Purpose: To contemplate the goodness and the order of God’s creation.
(Scripture: Genesis: 14-25)
September 16 God Created People
Purpose: To ponder how to live as the image of God.
(Scripture: Genesis 1:26-31)
September 23 Shomade Sunday

   

Seekers Class where questions are encouraged, listening is

required and hearts are accepted. Contact Dan Thelen
10:00AM each Sunday in the Parlor.   
 
Couples Ministry will meet on Monday, September 10th due to Labor Day
in room A2. Regulars meetings are held on the 1st Sunday of each month. For
more information contact Jennifer Moss at jennsmoss@gmail.com

 

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,

“Braving the Wilderness” Brene Brown-All are welcome.

 

Monday Meditation 6 PM -6:45 PM, each week in the Parlor.

Monday Meditation is a guided meditation by Dan Thelen (dthelen2520@gmail.com).

 

 

Green Tip

Do you filter your tap water at home? If so, check out the recycling programs at terracycle.com for PUR and Brita filters, pitchers and packaging.
The New Orleans Drop-Off Recycling Centercontinues on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays each month at 2829 Elysian Fields from 8am until 1pm.

SERVING

The First Grace Tuesday Meal will continue to provide delicious, home cooked meals to our community this month on Tuesday September 18th and Tuesday
September 25th.  Come join us! We invite you to volunteer with us any time on these days between 9:30am and 2:30pm.   Also, contributions of desserts are most welcome!  For questions, please email Dan Thelen at dthelen2520@gmail.com
The Community Garden GARDEN HELP NEEDED! We arecalling all volunteers for weekly First Grace Community Garden workparties at 6p on Sunday September, 9 and 18. We are adding and improving paths and beautifying communal areas. For more info contact Esther at 1stgracecommunitygarden@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

Name Tag Ministry To volunteer with the distribution of name tags on
Sunday, contact Dallas McGlinn at dallasmcglinn@gmail.com. 
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.

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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