CSN – Tyronne B. Walker – Black History Speaker


First Grace – where the city worships

 Shomade Sunday at First Grace

 Shomade Groups meet at 10:00 AM

No Sunday School  

9:00 AM Spanish Language Worship
11:10 AM English Language Worship


Scripture: Joshua 1:9


“Prepared to Be A Blessing”

Guest Speaker
Tyronne B. Walker


Tyronne B. Walker serves as Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Communications Director. Upon the Honorable Mitch Landrieu’s election as New Orleans’s 61st Mayor on May 3, 2011, Walker was appointed to the positions of Special Assistant to the Mayor and Faith-Based Advisor.

During his tenure with the Landrieu Administration, Walker has served the community in a variety of roles including Project Manager on the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team and Director of CeaseFire New Orleans. He has also assisted in writing and leading the city’s NOLA for Life Murder Reduction Strategy. Prior to serving in his current role, he serves as Senior Advisor to the Mayor for Local Affairs where he oversaw Local Government Affairs and Community Engagement.
Outside of working in public service, Walker has demonstrated success in the private sector as Chief Operating Officer of the Law Office of Wayne E. Woods and Alpha Title Company and owner of Walker Strategic Solutions, LLC, a full service consulting firm he started in 2015that specializes in strategy development, project management and political campaigns.
Walker is a native of the New Orleans’ 9th Ward and is a proud graduate of Brother Martin High School. Walker went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. Following his graduation from St. Michael’s College, Walker returned to New Orleans to aid in recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina.

Walker is active in civic leadership serving on a number of boards in founding roles including Miller-McCoy Academy for Mathematics and Business and Son of a Saint Foundation. Walker serves as President of the Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and is a member of the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church.


The United Methodist Women will meet at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 24th at 10:30AM

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. 


Shomade Groups meet at 10:00AM on Sunday morning.




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/


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.


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

March 4 The Lord Will Provide

Purpose: To trust that, ultimately, God will provide. (Scripture: Genesis 22)


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.

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  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



 The Care Ministry will meet on Wednesday, February 28 at 11:00AM in the Parlor. If you are interested in the work of this committee please contact Laurie Peller at lauriepeller@earthlink.net or by calling 504.344.6057. 

 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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