20  June 2018
SUMMER VESPERS!
Enjoy with us an evening of casual worship and fellowship!

Bring your dinner and a blanket and join us TOMORROW, Thursday, June 21st at Olmsted-Linear Park at 6pm.

All are welcome!

Olmsted-Linear Park is near the Druid Hills community between Ponce de Leon and Moreland Avenues. Take shared transportation to or park near the intersection of Springdale Rd. and S. Ponce de Leon Ave. (near the Self Discovery Center B&B). We will gather at the Springdale entrance to the park.
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COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
To connect with our community and to those who survive in it, Grace will prepare gift baskets filled with treats to deliver to each of the police and fire stations that serve our area on Sunday, July 1.

Since we're purchasing items in bulk for the baskets, if you'd like to support this community connection, please make a financial donation to Grace - online or in church by check or cash.

For online donations, please visit here (http://bit.ly/DonateToGrace), designating "Missions," and type "Gift Baskets" in the box next to it. (Please make your donations by the end of today, June 20th.)

Also, if you're interes ted in helping to assemble baskets this Saturday, June 23rd, please visit here 
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REACHING OUR COMMUNITY'S CHILDREN
We invite you to the final planning meeting for our work with The Matthew Initiative, continuing to determine our scope of work and to discern  how we will reach the children of our community.

Please join us THIS Sunday, June 24th, 2pm at Grace. Questions? Please contact Pastor Stacey (pastor at graceonponce.org).

Image: Action Ministries' Women's Community Kitchen Fall Festival with children of this community at Grace UMC (2017).
JULY MEAL MAKERS
Join Grace's Meal Makers Ministry on Sunday, July 1st after worship, as we prepare meals for Action Ministries' Women's Community Kitchen.

For more information and to sign up, visit here

We invite everyone - all ages and abilities - to meet in the Kitchen/Fellowship Hall to cook and enjoy fellowship!
DAY CAMPS: GROW SPIRITUALLY, SOCIALLY, INDIVIDUALLY
You can find a day camp for just about anything. What about one focused on forming faith and friendships?

Grow Day Camps puts 90+ years of experience into creating an environment where every moment - whether in morning chapel or 20 feet up a tree - is about practicing faith in Christian community.

Grow is setting up camp at Grace UMC the week of July 2-6! Learn more and register your rising 1st-6th grader at growdaycamps.org.
HAVE YOU SIGNED UP YET TO HELP WITH WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY?

(bit.ly/GraceWorshipSignUp) to sign up for one of the following teams:
  • Greeters
  • Communion Servers
  • Readers
  • Audio/Visual Team
For more info, please contact the church office (office at graceonponce.org, 404.876.2678).

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Calendar 

TOMORROW-Thurs., June 21
Summer Vespers, 6pm, Olmsted-Linear Park, Springdale Rd. Entrance

Saturday, June 23
Community Connections Gift Basket Assembly, 9a, Grace Cafe

Sunday, June 24
Matthew Initiative Planning Meeting, 2pm

Tuesday, June 26
Needles and Prayers, 7pm 
(For this gathering's location, contact the church office: office at graceonponce.org.)

Sunday, July 1
July Meal Makers, following worship, Kitchen/Fellowship Hall

Monday-Friday, July 2-6
GROW Day Camp, Grace UMC

Wednesday, July 4
Grace office closed for the July 4th Holiday.

Tuesday, July 10
Needles and Prayers, 7pm 
(For this gathering's location, contact the church office: office at graceonponce.org.)

Sunday, July 15
Church Council Meeting, 12:30pm


Congregational Care

Congratulations to Edith and Melco Langford on their 57th Wedding Anniversary, married at Grace UMC on June 24th.


PRAYER REQUESTS
Please remember in your prayers all who are experiencing health issues/recovering from them, and other life events:
  • Jean Carter
  • Johnnie Chappell
  • Charlie Hunter
  • Jane Ingle
  • Betty Nash
  • Shirley Tondee (recovering at a relative's home)
  • Nancy Trussell
  • Charles Webb
  • Steve Weldon

Sharing Our Gifts
Give to Grace. Safe, secure, one-time or recurring, tax-deductible giving is available by visiting
bit.ly/DonateToGrace or by scanning the below QR code.


Your gifts make a difference in the lives of our church and community.

And remember that Grace's financial documents are open and available. Simply email our financial assistant, Nora Harris (nharris@graceonponce.org), with any questions you may have.

Thank you for your faithful support of the work that God is doing through Grace Church!




GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
458 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-876-2678

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