CSN – Shomade & Children-Youth Sunday

First Grace – where the city worships
Shomade & Children Sunday at First Grace 
Shomade Groups meet at 10:00AM  
No Sunday School  
Worship

11:10 AM English Language Worship

Scripture
Mark/Marco 10.46-52
Message
Pastor Shawn
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The Adult Choir will not rehearse on Wednesday, October 31.  
Bake Sale/Cake Auction Sunday after worship. All proceeds and donations from the auction will go to the Youth ministry.
Ladies, the United Methodist Women’s Unit needs your support as we host the Annual meeting of the United Methodist Women of the New Orleans District on next Saturday, November 3,2018, here at our church. Please contact Margaret Washington or Janet Roberts.

Calling all college age students There will be a gathering on October 28th in the church chapel from 7:00 – 8:30pm to fellowship and take a break from studying.

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.
First Grace is a member of TOGETHER NEW ORLEANS. This interfaith group is calling for the support of Amendment 2, the Unanimous Jury Verdict for Felony Trials. Amendment 2 changes an old Jim Crow law. Please vote YES on Amendment 2 on November 6. Yard signs are available in the Narthex after worship.
LEARNING
NEW New Members Classes— For new members and those wanting to learn more about First Grace. Sundays after worship in the parlor: Part 1 Nov 4; Part 2 Nov. 11.  Please join us for a time of discovering more about First Grace and your place in our community.  Questions?  contact Kahlida Lloyd, Minister of Congregational Engagement.  firstgraceconnect@gmail.com. Light refreshments will be served.
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 “Everybody, 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, “Braving the Wilderness” Brene Brown-All are welcome.

Monday Meditation 6 PM -6:45 PM, each week in the ChapelMonday Meditation is a guided meditation by Dan Thelen (dthelen2520@gmail.com).   

SERVING
Tuesday Community Meals are back on for October! Come volunteer with us as we serve up a delicious meal. Join us on Tuesday, October 30th for a scrumptious shepherd’s pie for Halloween as we welcome chef Gayle Waylett back to New Orleans.  Volunteers are welcome anytime between 10am and 2:30pm for set up, cooking, serving and clean up.  Dessert contributions are always welcome, and especially Halloween candy for the 30th.  See you there!
Team Namaste (My Spirit Honors Yours) Help to minimize that awkward feeling that one might feel the first time they enter our sacred space by greeting them with your warm smile, a name tag, and the peace of Christ. Contact: Dallas McGlinn celebrateblessings@hotmail.com.

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. 

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First Grace, 3401 Canal Street, New Orleans, 70119

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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