21 March 2018
THE LORD AND HIS PRAYER
Join us for our new, short-term, adult study on the Lord's Prayer on Sunday mornings during March.

Rediscover the prayer that Jesus first taught us to pray. Each week we will reflect on a section of the prayer with an eye to its importance, then and now.

This study is a great way to deepen our prayer practices during Lent, or to jump into Sunday morning classes at Grace UMC.

Meet us in Grace Cafe on March 25th, 10am, with nursery available.

No registration is necessary, but for more information, feel free to contact Bill Smith via the church office (office at graceonponce.org, 404.876.2678).
MEDITATION ON PASSION SUNDAY
We invite you to participate this Sunday in Christ's journey to the cross, surrounded by the beauty of holiness.

Grace's Chancel Choir presents Alan Bullard's "Wondrous Cross" for our Palm/Passion Sunday worship at 11am. This piece is a combination of solos, choruses, and hymns - where we all get to participate! And of course, we will begin with our traditional procession of palms from the front lawn.

We hope this service provides a meaningful beginning to the holiest week of our year as Christians.
LENT | EASTER 2018
Journeying Together: Engaging with God and Others

Mark your calendars for Holy Week and Easter Sunday!

Palm Sunday, March 25th
Worship, 11am, Front Lawn and Sanctuary

Maundy Thursday, March 29th
Worship, 7pm, Neighborhood Church

Good Friday, March 30th
Stations of the Cross, 12noon, BeltLine

Easter Sunday, April 1st
  • Sunrise Service, 7am, BeltLine, Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, Preacher
  • Easter Egg Hunt, 10am, Front Lawn - All ages are welcome to participate!
  • Festival Worship with Brass and Choir, 11am, Sanctuary, Rev. Stacey Rushing, Preacher
COFFEE WITH THE PASTOR
New to Grace?

Curious to know more about this congregation and its ministries?

Come for a casual time of coffee and conversation with Pastor Stacey on Sunday, April 15th, 10am, in Grace Cafe. All are welcome and nursery is available.

Questions? Email Pastor Stacey via the church office (office at graceonponce.org).
MATTHEW INITIATIVE LUNCH & LEARN
As we continue to pursue Grace's mission of feeding, reaching, and welcoming our neighbors, we have an exciting opportunity to focus on the children of our community.

Join us for a free lunch on Sunday, April 15th at 12:30pm in the Fellowship Hall to learn more. Our time together will be facilitated by the Matthew Initiative which works to:
  • bring children into fellowship with the church,
  • establish transformational ministry, and
  • sustain long-term relationships with the community.
Visit here (https://www.thematthewinitiative.org/) to learn more about the Matthew Initiative. To RSVP and for questions, contact Pastor Stacey via the church office (office at graceonponce.org).

Image: Action Ministries' Women's Community Kitchen Fall Festival with children of this community at Grace UMC (2017).
GRACE POTLUCK LUNCHEON
We invite everyone (community, visitors, family, friends & members of Grace) to an awesome time to enjoy fellowship and share a meal together on Sunday, April 29th at 12:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Mark your calendar sign up for what you will bring. (Sign up sheets and link coming soon!)

Questions? Contact Stephen Barwick via the church office (office at graceonponce.org).
HAVE YOU SIGNED UP YET TO HELP WITH WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY?

(http://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 

Palm Sunday, March 25
The Lord and His Prayer, 10am, Grace Cafe

Worship, 11am, Front Lawn and Sanctuary

Tuesday, March 27
Needles and Prayers, 7pm

Maundy Thursday, March 29
Worship, 7pm, Neighborhood Church

Good Friday, March 30
Grace office closed for the Good Friday Holiday.

Stations of the Cross, 12noon, BeltLine Shed at Ponce City Market (parking in lot off North Ave.)

Easter Sunday, April 1
  • Sunrise Service, 7am, BeltLine, Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, Preacher
  • Easter Egg Hunt, 10am, Front Lawn
  • Morning Worship, 11am, Sanctuary, Rev. Stacey Rushing, Preacher
Sunday, April 15
Coffee with the Pastor, 10am, Grace Cafe

Matthew Initiative Lunch & Learn, 12:30pm, Fellowship Hall

Sunday, April 29
Grace Potluck Luncheon, 12:30pm, Fellowship Hall


Congregational Care


Congratulations to Leigh Jester and Kyle Sexton who were wed on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Sardis United Methodist Church.

PRAYER REQUESTS
Please remember in your prayers all who are experiencing health issues/recovering from them, and other life events:
  • Jean Carter
  • Johnnie Chappell
  • Jane Ingle
  • Betty Nash
  • Rev. James Sanders
  • Nancy Trussell (DeKalb Medical Center)
  • Charles Webb
  • Steve Weldon

Sharing Our Gifts
Give to Grace. Safe, secure, one-time or recurring, tax-deductible giving is available by visiting
http://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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