CSN — Shomade/Palm Sunday


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Shomade/Palm Sunday at
First Grace 
Shomade Groups meet 10:00AM 



9:00 AM Spanish Language Worship

11:10 AM English Language Worship


Mark 11:1-11  

Don’t forget to wear your blue and white.

Dillard University, a United Methodist financially-supported institution, is celebrating being the Tom Joyner Foundation’s School of the Month for March 2018. Calling all First Grace UMC Dillard alums, friends and church members to support us in raising money for much-needed student scholarships. Visit bit.ly/Give2DU or www.dillard.edu and make a donation today! Please spread the word.


Good Friday Service, March 30th at 7:00 PM.

The Care Ministry will meet on March 28th at 11:00AM in the Parlor. For more information contact Laurie Peller at lauriepeller@earthlink.net
The Community Garden invites you to a community garden gathering & workday this Monday evening, 3/26 at 6pm
Confirmation 2018 All youth 6th grade and up who have not been confirmed are eligible to participate. Please contact Marice Bailey at firstgraceumcyouth@gmail.com for more info.


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!



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 25 Shomade Sunday

April 1 He Has Risen
Purpose: To realize that for nonbelievers, “the cross is foolishness” while we know “it is the power of God” for our salvation (1 Corinthians 1:18)
(Scripture: Luke 24:1-35)

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.

Due to Easter, the next meeting is scheduled for April 9th.     

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 Both Orleans Parish and Jefferson Parish offer curbside recycling. If you do not have a recycling bin or can, contact your parish to get one. In New Orleans call Phone 311 or (504) 658-2299. In Jefferson Parish call 504-731-4614 OR 1-877-747-4374.


Name Tag Ministry To volunteer with the distribution of name tags on

Sunday, contact Dallas McGlinn at dallasmcglinn@gmail.com or Robin
Ask Me Ministry Want to help new members or guests plug into the
dynamic life at First Grace? Contact Eric Craig ericmcraig28@gmail.com or
Debbie Holman at skipdebliz@cox.net.

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.   Contact the church office to volunteer.

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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