Canal Street News

 

First Grace – where the city worships
This Sunday at First Grace

 Sunday school meets at 10:00AM   (all ages)  

 Worship 

9:30 AM Spanish Language Worship

11:10 AM English Language Worship

 Scripture:  

Matthew 5:45

“God send the rain on the just and unjust…”

 

Message:

“Everything Happens for a Reason”

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May 6th, 11:00 AM
Jazz Fest Sunday with
Doreen Ketchens

Doreen Ketchens, dubbed “Lady Louis” is one of the world’s greatest living Jazz clarinetists. Her group is Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans.
She began playing in Jackson Square with her first band, the Jackson Square All-Stars. Their band evolved into “Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans,” and, after much struggle with the chauvinism of traditional Jazz and club owners, they managed to find a winning formula playing and entertaining crowds via their street shows, Jazz festivals, and then, through direct sales of their music and videos on the Internet. Ketchens has been sharing traditional American Jazz in Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, South America, Russia and the United States. They have performed with programs sponsored by Jazz at Lincoln Center and The US Department of State. See you Sunday.

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Auditions for the First Grace Drama Club Ministry One-Act Plays will be held May 5th 2-4pm in the Fellowship Hall. All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary! Come be part of a truly fun fellowship and performance of original short plays June 15th and 16th! Contact Caroline Fourmy at caroline4me@gmail.com for questions.
Annual Church Picnic Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the City Park’s Reunion Pavillion. More information coming soon.
LEARNING
Pastor’s Study Everything Happens for a Reason And Other Lies I’ve Loved” by Kate Bowler. Tuesday, 6:15-7:30PM  in the upstairs conference room. Please purchase the book.  

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.

THE GATHERING – FIRST GRACE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

Contact Adria Kimbrough at adriakimbrough@gmail.com.  Join us in the upstairs conference room!

April 29 Blessing, Glory, Honor, Forever
Purpose: To appreciate the symbolism and significance of Christ as the Lamb that was slain. (Scripture: Revelation 5:6-14)

May 6 Giving From a Generous Heart
Purpose: To give eagerly. (Scripture: Exodus 35:20-29)
May 13   Bringing First Fruits
Purpose: To give God our first and best. (Scripture: Leviticus 2:14; 23:9-22)
Couple’s 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 is Monday, May 7th in the Parlor 

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, 
“Everything Happens for a Reason” Kate Bowler-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 Consider using bar soap instead of body wash. Bar soap is less expensive, and it saves packaging waste. The average bar of soap lasts for about 20 showers, whereas a 16 0z bottle of body wash lasts for an average of 8 showers. Also body wash costs about 4 times as much as soap. If every household in the U.S. replaced a bottle of body wash with a bar of soap, roughly 2.5 MILLION pounds of plastic containers could be diverted from the waste stream.

SERVING 

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 at ericmcraig28@gmail.com or
Debbie Holman at skipdebliz@cox.net.
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.
SOCIAL JUSTICE
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.

CSN – Neighborhood Clean-up Day

 

First Grace – where the city worships

 Neighborhood Clean-Up Day

 

Come assist the Youth and Confirmands as they work to spruce up the neighborhood along with the Green Team on Saturday, April 21st at 9am. All members are invited but please, no younger children. We will walk into the surrounding areas to pick up litter then work on an art project about litter with the youth. Light snacks will be provided.

CSN – FG Directory – Corrected link to schedule session

 

First Grace – where the city worships

Photography Sessions for
 
First Grace Directory
Free 8 X 10 of each family
(no purchase
necessary) 
Thursday, May 10, 2018, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday, May 11, 2018, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
To register online visit

https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/yce3xjsy/

Volunteers will be in the Narthex before and after worship on
Sunday, April 22nd, April 29th and May 6th
to assist with online registration.

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Canal Street News

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

9:30 AM Spanish Language Worship

11:10 AM English Language Worship

 

Scripture:

Micah 4:1-5

Message:

Morgan Guyton

“From Warriors to Gardeners”

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The Adult Choir will resume rehearsal on Wednesday, April 18th.
Shomade Groups will meet at 10:00AM on Sunday, April 22nd. If you are not in a Shomade Group please contact the church office.

 

Toddler’s Fun Day is on Saturday April 21, 2018 from 12noon – 2pm. For all toddlers 8 months – 5 years old. All families with toddlers are invited. Puppet Show, Jumping Inflatable, kid’s games, face painting fun and food. **FREE ADMISSION**

Earth Day 2018

First Grace will be celebrating Earth Day on Sunday, April 22nd. Here are a few ways that you can participate and honor Mother Earth and God, her Creator.

Neighborhood Clean-Up Day.
Come assist the Youth and Confirmands as they work to spruce up the neighborhood along with the Green Team on Saturday, April 21st at 9am. All members are invited but please, no younger children. We will walk into the surrounding areas to pick up litter then work on an art project about litter with the youth. Light snacks will be provided.
Earth Day Flowers
The Green Team is requesting that the members bring flowers to church on Earth Day Sunday, April 22nd. These will be placed in the sanctuary to display for all the beauty of the Earth that God has given us!
Bike to Worship  
Bike to Worship will be fun for the entire family!  First Grace Bike to Worship: On Sunday April 22nd, join us and ride your bike to church! Interested in learning more or forming a meet up spot in your neighborhood? Email Emily emily.wcislo@gmail.com or Bella at artfulbiking@gmail.com for more details.
LEARNING
  

Pastor’s Study Everything Happens for a Reason And Other Lies I’ve Loved” by Kate Bowler. Tuesday, 6:15-7:30PM  in the upstairs conference room. Please purchase the book.  

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.

THE GATHERING – FIRST GRACE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

Contact Adria Kimbrough at adriakimbrough@gmail.com.  Join us in the upstairs conference room!

April 15 Follow Me

Purpose: To feast on Christ’s presence and word, and share the feast with others. (Scripture: John 21:15-25)
April 22 Shomade Sunday
April 29 Blessing, Glory, Honor, Forever
Purpose: To appreciate the symbolism and significance of Christ as the Lamb that was slain. (Scripture: Revelation 5:6-14)
Couple’s 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.
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,

“Everything Happens for a Reason” Kate Bowler-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).

Pastor Shawn’s
Reading and other Recommendations for 2018
– Future Home of the Living God-a novel, Louise Erdrich,
Evolution stops as mysteriously as it began. Pregnancy and childbearing quickly become issues of state security… a moving meditation on the divine presence, female agency, and the power of love
– Everything Happens for a Reasonand other lies I’ve Loved,
Kate Bowler. A memoire. Bowler is young, faithful, living the dream then…stage IV colon cancer. Her journey from faith to new faith.
– Barking to the Choir-The Power of Radical Kinship, Gregory Boyle, Founder of Homeboy and Homegirl Industries-“I’ve learned from giving thousands of talks that you never appeal to the consciousness of your audience but, rather, introduce them to their own goodness.” A quote from the introduction.
– Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saez. A coming of age novel for tweens. My then 13 year old daughter insisted that I read this book. I’m grateful
– Parable of the Sower, and Parable of the Talents, Octavia Butler.
A two part, science fiction series about a teenage girl in America in 2030-75. While written in the 1990’s about America in 2030, it a feels a bit too real-environmentally and politically.
– Divine Therapy and Addiction-centering prayer and the 12 steps, This is actually an interview with Father Thomas Keating, a Trappist monk. It is practical and deep, and offers the spirituality of the 12 Steps without needing to be an alcoholic to benefit.
– Podcast: On Being. Te Nehisi Coates interviewed by Krista Tippet. Imagining a New America. Coates is one of the most important voices in America today.https://onbeing.org/programs/ta-nehisi-coates-imagining-a-new-america-nov2017/
SERVING
  
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 at ericmcraig28@gmail.com or
Debbie Holman at skipdebliz@cox.net.

 

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.
SOCIAL JUSTICE
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.

Canal Street News

First Grace – where the city worships

 

This Sunday at First Grace

Sunday School meets at 10:00AM (All ages) 

 Worship 

9:30 AM Spanish Language Worship

11:10 AM English Language Worship

 

Scripture: 
Luke 24:13-25 
_______________________

 

New Pastors Study

Everything Happens for a Reason

And Other Lies I’ve Loved

Starts, Tuesday, April 10th
6:15-7:30PM
in the upstairs conference room
Please purchase the book.

 

Adult Choir The choir will not rehearse on Wednesday, April 4th or 11th. The choir will resume rehearsal on Wednesday, April 18th.

First Grace Coffee Hour immediately after worship in the Fellowship Hall.
Toddler’s Fun Day is on Saturday April 21, 2018 from 12noon – 2pm. For all toddlers 8 months – 5 years old. All families with toddlers are invited. Puppet Show, Jumping Inflatable, kid’s games, face painting fun and food. **FREE ADMISSION**
Shomade Groups will meet at 10:00AM on Sunday, April 22nd. If you are not in a Shomade Group please contact the church office.

LEARNING

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.

 

THE GATHERING – FIRST GRACE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

Contact Adria Kimbrough at adriakimbrough@gmail.com.  Join us in the upstairs conference room!

April 8 The Risen Lord Appears
Purpose: To encounter Jesus in shared experiences. (Scripture: John 21:1-14)
April 15 Follow Me
Purpose: To feast on Christ’s presence and word, and share the feast with others. (Scripture: John 21:15-25)
April 22 Shomade Sunday
April 29 Blessing, Glory, Honor, Forever
Purpose: To appreciate the symbolism and significance of Christ as the Lamb that was slain. (Scripture: Revelation 5:6-14)
Couples Ministry – Will meet on Monday, April 9th in the Parlor.
For additional  information, please contact Jennifer Moss, 504-616-7431.
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,  “Everything Happens for a Reason” Kate Bowler-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 Next Saturday, April 14th is the 2nd Saturday Drop Off Recycling Day for the City of New Orleans. Items to be recycled include: paper, plastics, metals, cardboard and boxboard, glass up to 50 lbs, Mardi Gras beads, E-waste, batteries, lightbulbs and tires. This month is also a shred day where up to 50 lbs of personal/sensitive papers may be shredded. The recycling center is located at 2829 Elysian Fields and is open on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 8am until 1pm sharp. See nola.gov recycling center for more info and reduce, reuse, recycle!

Pastor Shawn’s
Reading and other Recommendations for 2018
Future Home of the Living God-a novel, Louise Erdrich,
Evolution stops as mysteriously as it began. Pregnancy and childbearing quickly become issues of state security… a moving meditation on the divine presence, female agency, and the power of love

Everything Happens for a Reasonand other lies I’ve Loved, Kate Bowler. A memoire. Bowler is young, faithful, living the dream then…stage IV colon cancer. Her journey from faith to new faith.

Barking to the Choir-The Power of Radical Kinship, Gregory Boyle, Founder of Homeboy and Homegirl Industries-“I’ve learned from giving thousands of talks that you never appeal to the consciousness of your audience but, rather, introduce them to their own goodness.” A quote from the introduction.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saez. A coming of age novel for tweens. My then 13 year old daughter insisted that I read this book. I’m grateful
Parable of the Sower, and Parable of the Talents, Octavia Butler.
A two part, science fiction series about a teenage girl in America in 2030-75. While written in the 1990’s about America in 2030, it a feels a bit too real-environmentally and politically.
Divine Therapy and Addiction-centering prayer and the 12 steps, This is actually an interview with Father Thomas Keating, a Trappist monk. It is practical and deep, and offers the spirituality of the 12 Steps without needing to be an alcoholic to benefit.
Podcast: On Being. Te Nehisi Coates interviewed by Krista Tippet. Imagining a New America. Coates is one of the most important voices in America today.https://onbeing.org/programs/ta-nehisi-coates-imagining-a-new-america-nov2017/

SERVING

Name Tag Ministry To volunteer with the distribution of name tags on Sunday, contact Dallas McGlinn at dallasmcglinn@gmail.com or Robin Hayes at mshayes40@gmail.com.

Ask Me Ministry Want to help new members or guests plug into the
dynamic life at First Grace? Contact Eric Craig at 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.  

  
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.
SOCIAL JUSTICE

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.

CSN – Marilyn Prince – Memorial Service

 

First Grace – where the city worships

 Memorial Service celebrating the Life of Marilyn Prince

Tuesday, April 3, 2017
11:00 AM

First Grace United Methodist Church
3401 Canal Street

New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

Marilyn was instrumental in the First Grace bagged food outreach program before helping it grow into a weekly community meal that rivaled
any restaurant in the area.

 

5 Ways to make a gift
1.    Online:   On Realm/Vanco Services

https://onrealm.org/firstgracenola/Give/FYGZRMCPOI

(Annual givers, please designate pledge on the drop-down menu)

2.  Use  your smart phone and scan the UC Code below.
Note: The UC code reader app is free through the Apple Store or GooglePlay

3. Text Messaging

Send a text 73256 and in the body of the message type FIRSTGRACENOLA GIVING and follow the prompts. Standard text message rates do apply.

4.    Automatic draft:    Please set-up with your Financial Institution

5.    The Old Fashion Way: Write a check
First Grace, 3401 Canal Street, New Orleans, 70119

Canal Street News

 

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

 

Worship

No Spanish Language Worship

11:10 AM English Language Worship

 

Scripture:
  John 20:1-18    
_______________________

  

New Pastors Study

Everything Happens for a Reason

And Other Lies I’ve Loved

Starts, Tuesday, April 10th
6:15-7:30PM
in the upstairs conference room
Please purchase the book.

 

 Adult Choir The choir will not rehearse on Wednesday, April 4th or 11th. The choir will resume rehearsal on Wednesday, April 18th.    

LEARNING

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.

THE GATHERING – FIRST GRACE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS 

Contact Adria Kimbrough at adriakimbrough@gmail.com.  Join us in the upstairs conference room! 

 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 (Scripture: Luke 24:1-35)

April 8 The Risen Lord Appears
Purpose: To encounter Jesus in shared experiences. (Scripture: John 21:1-14)

April 15 Follow Me
Purpose: To feast on Christ’s presence and word, and share the feast with others. (Scripture: John 21:15-25)

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, “Everything Happens for a Reason” Kate Bowler-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 Have you heard of the Green Project? It’s a New Orleans non-profit that is a warehouse of salvaged building materials for sale. It also has a paint recycling program! Check out their stuff or donate leftover materials and paint. See thegreenproject.org for more info.

Pastor Shawn’s
Reading and other Recommendations for 2018
Future Home of the Living God-a novel, Louise Erdrich,
Evolution stops as mysteriously as it began. Pregnancy and childbearing quickly become issues of state security… a moving meditation on the divine presence, female agency, and the power of love

Everything Happens for a Reasonand other lies I’ve Loved, Kate Bowler. A memoire. Bowler is young, faithful, living the dream then…stage IV colon cancer. Her journey from faith to new faith.

Barking to the Choir-The Power of Radical Kinship, Gregory Boyle, Founder of Homeboy and Homegirl Industries-“I’ve learned from giving thousands of talks that you never appeal to the consciousness of your audience but, rather, introduce them to their own goodness.” A quote from the introduction.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saez. A coming of age novel for tweens. My then 13 year old daughter insisted that I read this book. I’m grateful
Parable of the Sower, and Parable of the Talents, Octavia Butler.
A two part, science fiction series about a teenage girl in America in 2030-75. While written in the 1990’s about America in 2030, it a feels a bit too real-environmentally and politically.
Divine Therapy and Addiction-centering prayer and the 12 steps, This is actually an interview with Father Thomas Keating, a Trappist monk. It is practical and deep, and offers the spirituality of the 12 Steps without needing to be an alcoholic to benefit.
Podcast: On Being. Te Nehisi Coates interviewed by Krista Tippet. Imagining a New America. Coates is one of the most important voices in America today.https://onbeing.org/programs/ta-nehisi-coates-imagining-a-new-america-nov2017/

SERVING

 Name Tag Ministry To volunteer with the distribution of name tags on Sunday, contact Dallas McGlinn at dallasmcglinn@gmail.com or Robin Hayes at mshayes40@gmail.com.

Ask Me Ministry Want to help new members or guests plug into the
dynamic life at First Grace? Contact Eric Craig at 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.  

  
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.
  
SOCIAL JUSTICE
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.