Orland Bishop

CSN – Orland Bishop

First Grace – where the city worships

This Sunday at First Grace
 
 Sunday School meets at 10:00AM (All ages)
Worship

11:10 AM English Language Worship

Scripture

John/Juan 1.1-5

      

“First Grace Got Talent”
Second Annual Talent Show
Friday, October 12th, 7:00pm Fellowship Hall
Pre-Sale Tickets beginning Sunday in the Narthex
$7.50 Adults, $10.00 at door & Children $5.00 per family.
A Drama Ministry Production
First Grace 11th Anniversary
Theme: A Peculiar People: “But you… are…a peculiar people…
called out of darkness into the marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2.9
When:
Sunday, October 21, 11:10 AM
Speaker: Dr. Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre,
National President Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Colors: Denim and White—with a splash of you.
Meal: Down-home, real good, potluck. Sign-up to prepare a dish, or tidy-up.

Hagar’s House is 10 years old! Hagar’s House is 10 years old! Any house that has been lived in for 10 years will need some sprucing up now and again. Because of this, we will be spending all of next week renovating some of the house and yard and are looking for volunteers. If you love remodeling, painting, cleaning, beautifying and organizing spaces, please sign up to help out! Among other things, we need people primarily to help paint ceilings on Oct. 10th, paint walls on Oct. 11th and paint trim and floorboards on Oct. 12th. Please email Jennie Hammatt with your preferred day and time to sign up (jennienka@gmail.com). She’ll be leading the effort next week.  

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.

The Choir Ministry will be preparing music for the Advent and Christmas seasons and are opening the rehearsals to those who are interested in singing with the choir during these seasons. Rehearsal starts on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, from 7:55PM to 9:00PM and will end on December 19th, 2018. The last date to register for the rehearsals is October 10th 2018. If you are interested in participating, please see Minister Jeremy Jackson after worship or send an email to, firstgracemusic@gmail.com.
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LEARNING
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 1 A 32-week course that proclaims the transforming power of Scripture while teaching Bible study skills that take participants deeper into the Scripture. Each Monday, 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, except Daniel, and will read the thirteen Letters traditionally attributed to Paul. Each Wednesday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon in the Parlor. 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

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

SERVING
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
Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry is in need of the following items
15 oz sized canned peas, corn, green beans, etc.
Vienna sausage, Canned tuna & chicken
Red Beans & rice
Boxes of macaroni and cheese or dirty rice or jambalaya
Spaghetti Sauce and spaghetti
Fruit cups and/or Granola bars
Peanut butter and cheese crackers

You may bring your donation to worship on Sunday, or to the office M-F.   

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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La Semillia

CSN – Hispanic Heritage Sunday

First Grace – where the city worships
This Sunday at First Grace 
 Sunday School meets at 10:00AM (All ages)
Worship

11:10 AM English Language Worship

Scripture

Psalm/Salmos 133
 Message  
Hugo Torres, La Semilla
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Sunday, after Worship 
Join us for a Latino meal and live music in the Fellowship Hall.
Cost, by donation.
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Parents of youth 6th grade and up are encouraged to attend a
meeting in the sanctuary on Sunday (September 30) immediately after worship too discuss our trip to the National UMC conference
Couples Ministry will meet on Monday. October 1st, 7:00-8:30 PM in room A2. For more information contact Jennifer Moss at jennsmoss@gmail.com.
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 will be preparing music for the Advent and Christmas seasons and are opening the rehearsals to those who are interested in singing with the choir during these seasons. Rehearsal starts on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, from 7:55PM to 9:00PM and will end on December 19th, 2018. The last date to register for the rehearsals is October 10th 2018. If you are interested in participating, please see Minister Jeremy Jackson after worship or send an email to, firstgracemusic@gmail.com.

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LEARNING
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 1 A 32-week course that proclaims the transforming power of Scripture while teaching Bible study skills that take participants deeper into the Scripture. Each Monday, 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, except Daniel, and will read the thirteen Letters traditionally attributed to Paul. Each Wednesday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon in the Parlor. 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

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

SERVING

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

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry is in need of the following items
15 oz sized canned peas, corn, green beans, etc.
Vienna sausage, Canned tuna & chicken
Red Beans & rice
Boxes of macaroni and cheese or dirty rice or jambalaya
Spaghetti Sauce and spaghetti
Fruit cups and/or Granola bars
Peanut butter and cheese crackers

You may bring your donation to worship on Sunday, or to the office M-F.

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.

 

 

To God Be The Glory

CSN – Shomade and Children and Youth Sunday

First Grace – where the city worships
Shomade and Children and Youth  Sunday at First Grace 
 Shomade Groups meet at 10:00AM (no Sunday School)
 
Worship
11:10 AM English Language Worship

 

Scripture
Mark/Marco 9.38-40
 Message  
“To God Be The Glory”   
Pastor Shawn  
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Sunday, September 30th
Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Sunday at First Grace United Methodist Church. The Service is in English with Spanish translation using headphones. Afterwards join us for a Latino meal and live music in the Fellowship Hall.
$5.00 Adults & $2.00 Children

 

Women Performing for Women (WPFW) Thursday evening, September 27th, 2018, 6:30-10:00PM at Café Instanbul, 2372 St. Claude Avenue. For tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-performing-for-women-2018-tickets-48454754475
 
Parents of youth 6th grade and up are encouraged to attend a
meeting in the sanctuary immediately following service on Sunday October 7, 2018 to discuss our trip to the National UMC conference
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 will be preparing music for the Advent and Christmas seasons and are opening the rehearsals to those who are interested in singing with the choir during these seasons. Rehearsal starts on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, from 7:55PM to 9:00PM and will end on December 19th, 2018. The last date to register for the rehearsals is October 10th 2018. If you are interested in participating, please see Minister Jeremy Jackson after worship or send an email to, firstgracemusic@gmail.com 

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LEARNING
The Seekers meet The Gathering: The Quest for True Community
Beginning Sunday, September 30th in the Fellowship Hall at 10am, 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 1 A 32-week course that proclaims the transforming power of Scripture while teaching Bible study skills that take participants deeper into the Scripture. Each Monday, 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, except Daniel, and will read the thirteen Letters traditionally attributed to Paul. Each Wednesday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon in the Parlor. 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

Couples Ministry Regular 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 ParlorMonday Meditation is a guided meditation by Dan Thelen (dthelen2520@gmail.com).   

SERVING
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

The First Grace Tuesday Meal will continue to provide delicious, home cooked meals to our community on 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  

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.

LOOKING AHEAD    

ORLAND BISHOP
Orland Bishop is the founder and director of ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation in Los Angeles, where he has pioneered approaches to urban truces and mentoring at-risk youth that combine new ideas with traditional ways of knowledge. ShadeTree serves as an intentional community of mentors, elders, teachers, artists, healers and advocates for the healthy development of children and youth. Orland’s work in healing and human development is framed by an extensive study of medicine, naturopathy, psychology and indigenous cosmologies, primarily those of South and West Africa.
Author of the book “The Seventh Shrine: Meditations on the African Spiritual Journey: From the Middle Passage to the Mountaintop” Bishop states that “when I navigate the currents of the soul, I find myself within my ancestral pool. I find myself swimming in their grief, and the longing during the great event and initiation called the Middle Passage. I find myself in their collective soul journey from a place of homeland to a dream of the Promised Land.” This book is a telling of the soul striving of people of African heritage into the American experience of creating a community, a community created for the possibilities of new covenants within the larger collective sphere of human life. This book navigates the flow of the American stream from sovereignty to slavery to service of the higher mandate of the collective soul quest for a covenant of prosperity into which human beings can live.

Jesus Disappointed People and You Can Too

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