Shomade and Children & Youth Sunday

First Grace – where the city worships
Shomade Sunday
Children and Youth Sunday  
at First Grace 
 Shomade Groups meet at 10:00 AM

11:10 AM English Language Worship


Psalm/Salmo 84 


Pastor Shawn  
Pastor’s Tuesday Night Study; Tuesdays 6:15 PM to 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; along with breathing practices. We will also watch a documentary film on Folsom Prison entitled, THE WORK, which addresses the capacity to overcome our brokenness and live out of healing and empathy.
The United Methodist Women in conjunction with the League of Women Voters, New Orleans Chapter will host a voter registration drive on Sunday, September 9 immediately after worship.


CLASS Contact Adria Kimbrough at Join us in the upstairs conference room.

August 26  Shomade Sunday  

September 2 God created the Heavens and the Earth
Purpose: To reflect afresh about what it means to say that God created the universe. (Scripture: Genesis 1:1-13)

September 9 God Created Plants and Animals
Purpose: To contemplate the goodness and the order of God’s creation.
(Scripture: Genesis: 14-25)
September 16 God Created People
Purpose: To ponder how to live as the image of God.
(Scripture: Genesis 1:26-31)
September 23 Shomade Sunday


Seekers Class where questions are encouraged, listening is required and hearts are accepted. Contact Dan Thelen ( or Kahlida Lloyd,  10:00AM each Sunday in the Parlor.   

Couples Ministry will meet on Monday, September 10th due to Labor Day
in room A2. Regulars meetings are held on the 1st Sunday of each month. For
more information contact Jennifer Moss at


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 Parlor.

Monday Meditation is a guided meditation by Dan Thelen (


Green Tip 

Do you filter your tap water at home? If so, check out the recycling programs at for PUR and Brita filters, pitchers and packaging.

The New Orleans Drop-Off Recycling Center continues on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays each month at 2829 Elysian Fields from 8am until 1pm.  


The First Grace Tuesday Meal will continue to provide delicious, home cooked meals to our community on Tuesday August 29.  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
The Community Garden The garden is located on the parking lot
side of the church.  Next month’s community gathering will be
Sunday, September 16, at 6pm. For more info contact Esther at

Care Ministry meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 11:00 AM in the Parlor. Contact Laurie Peller at

Name Tag Ministry To volunteer with the distribution of name tags on
Sunday, contact Dallas McGlinn at 
Ask Me Ministry Want to help new members or guests plug into the
dynamic life at First Grace? Contact Debbie Holman at

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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