Canal Street News

First Grace – where the city worships

This Sunday at First Grace
 
 No Sunday School 

Worship 

9:00 AM Spanish Language Worship

11:10 AM English Language Worship

 

Rev. Irvin L.  Bell
Founder and Executive Director of Abundance of Desire  

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Youth Night for youth 6th grade and up is on Sunday evenings for the remainder of July from 5:00pm – 6:30pm.

First Grace, a founding member of “Together New Orleans” encourages you to attend the, 

Orleans Parish School Board Meeting
Funding Public Education through
Industrial Tax Exemption Reform
Thursday, July 19th
5:15 p.m.
Orleans Parish School Board, 3520 General De Gaulle Dr.
(Sits almost two blocks back from De Gaulle)
“TNOs goal is to have 100 in attendance. First Grace Goal is 8 from our congregation”…” Together New Orleans will appear before the Orleans Parish School Board to support a standard to judge Industrial Tax Exemptions being proposed by School Board Member Ben Kleban. This proposal will help support the funding of our public schools and will allow exemptions that produce new jobs and new companies for Orleans Parish. Your appearance and the appearance of leaders from your institution and networks is greatly needed.
Please RSVP below for yourself and others you are bringing.

 

On Saturday July 28, 2018 at 10:00am, all parents and children are invited to go to Gulf Islands Waterpark in Gulfport, MS. The cost per person is $25.00 for park admission and lunch. 2 years old and under are free. All children 4 years old and younger must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

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LEARNING
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 Chapel. Monday Meditation is a guided meditation by Dan Thelen (dthelen2520@gmail.com).    

Green Tip Saturday, July 14th is the monthly day for recycling drop offs at the New Orleans center at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave from 8am until 1pm. The center HAS BEGUN accepting glass again, up to 50 lb per resident. This month is also a shred day where up to 50 lb of personal or sensitive paper can be shredded. See Nola.gov website under “Sanitation” for more information about other items including tires and electronics. 

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.

 

Canal Street News

First Grace – where the city worships

This Sunday at First Grace
 No Sunday School 

Worship 

9:00 AM Spanish Language Worship

11:10 AM English Language Worship

 

Scripture:  
2 Cor 3:17-18 
 
Message by:  
“Unveiling the Glory.” 
 

Rev. Morgan Guyton, NOLA Wesley

 

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Youth Project Sunday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am in the fellowship hall, the youth will write letters and make cards to send to our city elected officials about immigration concerns in our city. If you are interested in helping, please come to the fellowship hall next Sunday at 10:00 am. 
Second Sunday Social – This Sunday (July 8th) immediately after worship in the Fellowship Hall.

Guest Minister Second Sunday of July Jubilee
Rev. Irvin Bell, Elder, Castle Rock Community Church  

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LEARNING

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

Green Tip Saturday, July 14th is the monthly day for recycling drop offs at the New Orleans center at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave from 8am until 1pm. The center HAS BEGUN accepting glass again, up to 50 lb per resident. This month is also a shred day where up to 50 lb of personal or sensitive paper can be shredded. See Nola.gov website under “Sanitation” for more information about other items including tires and electronics. 

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.

 

CSN – July Jubilee

First Grace – where the city worships

This Sunday at First Grace
 No Sunday School 

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

Scripture
 John 8
 Message:
“Walking into each other’s circle”

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New Members Class, Sunday, July 1st. 10:00 AM in the conference room, upstairs.

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Guest Ministers during July Jubilee
July 8th
July 15th
Elder, Castle Rock Community Church
LEARNING
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 Chapel. Monday Meditation is a guided meditation by Dan Thelen (dthelen2520@gmail.com).    

Green Tip Do you recycle? First Grace does! Look for the BLUE containers throughout the church buildings. Use them for paper, plastic, metal recyclables. No STYROFOAM, No PLASTIC BAGS, No SOILED PAPER PRODUCTS!!! No GLASS

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

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

 

CSN – Shomade Sunday and Jubilee

 

First Grace – where the city worships

Shomade Sunday at First Grace
Shomade Groups meet at 10:00 AM
 No Sunday School 
Worship

9:00 AM Spanish Language Worship

11:10 AM English Language Worship

 

 Scripture
     Deuteronomy 15:1-15     

 

Message:
“No Poor Among You”

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New Members Class, Sunday, July 1st. 10:00 AM in the conference room, upstairs.

“THANK YOU”

To everyone who has supported Jose and his family by bringing groceries. We have quite a few weeks where we are looking for individuals, friends or a family to commit to bringing a week’s worth of groceries. If you would like to help us out, please sign up on the Meal Train website https://mealtrain.com/0nv3k4
or see Mary Cosper and a grocery list will be e-mailed to you the Friday before your delivery date. Gift cards to local grocery stores are also appreciated.

 

Seeking volunteers

To help with transportation for Jose’s family to attend their church service on Sundays. If you are able to drive three passengers to/from Mid City to/from Lakeview Sunday morning or afternoon please email  fgsanctuarycommittee@gmail.comor call Carolyn, 225.266.6771. We would love volunteers who can commit to one ride a month, but all help is welcome!”

 

Youth Committee
meeting is on Wednesday June 27, 2018 at 6:00pm in the conference room.

Sunday School Teachers meeting is on Sunday morning,  July 1, 2018 from 10:00am – 11:00am.
The Care Ministry will meet on Wednesday, June 27 at 11:00 in the Parlor. For more information contact Laurie Peller at

 

Interfaith Memorial Service
commemorating the 45th anniversary of the Upstairs Lounge Fire. The service will begin at 5 pm on Sunday, June 24 the at St. Mark’s UMC, 1130 North Rampart Street.

 

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! 

June 24 Shomade Sunday

 

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

 

Green Tip Do you recycle? First Grace does! Look for the BLUE containers
throughout the church buildings. Use them for paper, plastic, metal
recyclables. No STYROFOAM, No PLASTIC BAGS, No SOILED PAPER
PRODUCTS!!! No GLASS

SERVING  

Tuesday Meal Ministry will continuing offering our homecooked meals
on Tuesday May 22nd and Tuesday May 29th at 12:30pm.  Interested
volunteers are invited to help prepare, serve, or clean up any time between
10:30am and 2:30pm.  And we need desserts!  If you are interested in any of
these ministry opportunities, please contact Dan Thelen at

 

Weeders Needed!  We are trying to keep our beautiful Memorial Garden
relatively weed-free during the summer months.  This is the courtyard
located between the lobby and the chapel, which is enjoyed and appreciated
by so many people.  If you can give a couple of hours of your time, please
contact Liz Wise at (267) 240-7966 or liz.einsig.wise@gmail.com, or Conor
Bertrand (214) 244-8388 or conorbrtrnd@gmail.com

 

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.

 

Canal Street News

First Grace – where the city worships

This Sunday at First Grace

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

9:00 AM Spanish Language Worship

11:10 AM English Language Worship

  Scripture
Romans 12
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Today at 2:00 PM
First Grace Drama Ministry
Presents 5 original plays written, directed, and performed by members of
First Grace.
Fellowship Hall
Pay-what-you-can! Come one and all!

 

 

Sunday, June 17th-Thursday, June 21st
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
For more information contact Marice Bailey at firstgraceumcyouth@gmail.com
Theme: Connectedness
All children in the church and surrounding communities are welcome to participate in singing, crafts, food, and learning what the bible says about our theme this year. The VBS participants will discuss connecting with God,connecting with others,connecting with creation/earth, and serving all. All parents please register your children on Sunday morning during service. Registration forms will be available on the hospitality table in the rear of the Sanctuary on Sunday and each night for parents to sign-up their child.

 

 
Sunday, June 17th The parents of the Youth Choir will meet with Min. Jackson immediately after worship in the Choir loft.
Shomade Sunday  Shomade Groups will meet on next Sunday (June 24) at 10:00 AM. If you are not a member of 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!

June 17 Jesus Teaches About Justice
Purpose: To affirm through actions how we can live in the spirit of the law.   (Scripture: Matthew 15:1-9)

 

June 24 Shomade Sunday

 

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.

 

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 Do you recycle? First Grace does! Look for the BLUE containers

throughout the church buildings. Use them for paper, plastic, metal
recyclables. No STYROFOAM, No PLASTIC BAGS, No SOILED PAPER

PRODUCTS!!! No GLASS

 

SERVING  
Tuesday Meal Ministry will continuing offering our homecooked meals
on Tuesday May 22nd and Tuesday May 29th at 12:30pm.  Interested
volunteers are invited to help prepare, serve, or clean up any time between
10:30am and 2:30pm.  And we need desserts!  If you are interested in any of
these ministry opportunities, please contact Dan Thelen at
Weeders Needed!  We are trying to keep our beautiful Memorial Garden
relatively weed-free during the summer months.  This is the courtyard
located between the lobby and the chapel, which is enjoyed and appreciated
by so many people.  If you can give a couple of hours of your time, please
contact Liz Wise at (267) 240-7966 or liz.einsig.wise@gmail.com, or Conor
Bertrand (214) 244-8388 or conorbrtrnd@gmail.com
 
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
While Jose takes Sanctuary in First Grace,
the Sanctuary Hospitality Committee has been asked to support
Jose’s family the following ways: Family Transportation (sign up
(https://mealtrain.com/0nv3k4), and a monthly phone bill (drop off
pre-paid visa cards with the church office any time).

 

 

CSN – Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School 2018
Sunday, June 17 – Thursday, June 21
6:00PM – 8:00 PM
Theme: Connectedness
All children in the church and surrounding communities are welcome to participate in singing, crafts, food, and learning what the bible says about our theme this year. The VBS participants will discuss connecting with God,connecting with others,connecting with creation/earth, and serving all. All parents please register your children on Sunday morning during service. Registration forms will be available each night for parents to sign-up their child.

 

 

 

Canal Street News

First Grace – where the city worships

This Sunday at First Grace

Sunday School at 10:00AM (All ages) 

Worship
9:00 AM Spanish Language Worship

11:10 AM English Language Worship

 

 

 Scripture
    Romans 12    

 

 ____________________________
 

First Grace Drama Ministry  

Presents 5 original plays written, directed, and performed by members of  
First Grace.  
June 15th at 7pm and June 16th at 2pm in the  
Fellowship Hall.   
Pay-what-you-can! Come one and all!
 
Sunday immediately after worship, there will be a meeting for Vacation Bible School volunteers, teachers, and Youth Ministry staff in the Parlor.

The parents of the Youth Choir will meet with Min. Jackson after worship on Sunday June 17th, immediately after worship.

Vacation Bible School June 17-21, more information to come.

Weeders Needed!  We are trying to keep our beautiful Memorial Garden
relatively weed-free during the summer months.  This is the courtyard
located between the lobby and the chapel, which is enjoyed and appreciated
by so many people.  If you can give a couple of hours of your time, please
contact Liz Wise at (267) 240-7966 or liz.einsig.wise@gmail.com, or Conor
Bertrand (214) 244-8388 or conorbrtrnd@gmail.com.

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! 

 

June 10 Parables of God’s Just Kingdom

Purpose: To understand God’s redemptive justice and how we can enable others to experience it. (Scripture: Matthew 13:24-43)    

 

June 17 Jesus Teaches About Justice

 

Purpose: To affirm through actions how we can live in the spirit of the law.   (Scripture: Matthew 15:1-9)

 

June 24 Shomade Sunday

 

 

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.

 

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 Do you recycle? First Grace does! Look for the BLUE containers

throughout the church buildings. Use them for paper, plastic, metal
recyclables. No STYROFOAM, No PLASTIC BAGS, No SOILED PAPER

PRODUCTS!!! No GLASS

 

SERVING 
Tuesday Meal Ministry will continuing offering our homecooked meals
on Tuesday May 22nd and Tuesday May 29th at 12:30pm.  Interested
volunteers are invited to help prepare, serve, or clean up any time between
10:30am and 2:30pm.  And we need desserts!  If you are interested in any of
these ministry opportunities, please contact Dan Thelen at
Summer Backpack Program will start on Thursday, May 24th.
Interested volunteers are invited to help pack and distribute backpacks
between 2:00-6:00 PM each Thursday. Contact Stephanie in the Church
office for more information.

 

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
While Jose takes Sanctuary in First Grace,
the Sanctuary Hospitality Committee has been asked to support
Jose’s family the following ways: Family Transportation (sign up
(https://mealtrain.com/0nv3k4), and a monthly phone bill (drop off
pre-paid visa cards with the church office any time).