11  July 2018
SUMMER VESPERS!
Join us for an evening of casual worship and fellowship!

Bring your dinner and a blanket and hang out with us at Olmsted-Linear Park next Thursday, July 19th 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 B&B). We will gather at the Springdale Park entrance.
BACKPACK DRIVE
Help us reach our goal of 75 backpacks for the children of Action Ministries.

We invite you to bring your donated, new backpack on or before Sunday, July 22nd. You may also make a financial donation to Grace UMC. Write "Backpacks" on the memo line or visit here (http://bit.ly/DonateToGrace) to donate online, selecting Missions and then type "Backpacks" in the blank box.
DINNER WITH VISITING MISSIONARIES
Grace has the unique opportunity to host the Barte Family, missionaries  from Laos, for dinner on Wednesday, July 25th at 6pm (location TBD).

Come hear stories and learn about the work they are doing to share God's love! RSVP here (http://bit.ly/DinnerWithBartesRSVP) - we'll see you there!
YOUNG ADULT SMALL GROUP OUTING
We are going to Topgolf!

Join Grace's Young Adult Small Group on Saturday, July 28th, 2pm, for some friendly competition and fellowship. (Midtown location)

The cost should be no more than $10 per person (not including food). Please RSVP to Corrie Alexander by July 23rd (calexander at graceonponce.org).
BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUNDAY + POTLUCK!
It's time for another school year to begin!

Join us on Sunday, August 5th as we pray for our students and teachers as they head back to the classroom.

Following worship we will share a potluck meal together in the Fellowship Hall. We invite you to bring a side, a salad, or a dessert to share. Sign up here (http://bit.ly/BTSPotluck2018).
AUGUST MEAL MAKERS
Join Grace's Meal Makers Ministry on  Sunday, August 12th , after worship, as we prepare meals for Action Ministries' Women's Community Kitchen.
 
Visit here for more information and to sign up
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 

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

Thursday, July 19
Summer Vespers Casual Worship, 6pm, Olmsted-Linear Park (Druid Hills community, between Ponce de Leon and Moreland Avenues)

Sunday, July 22
Backpack Drive

Tuesday, July 24
Needles and Prayers, 7pm 
(For this gathering's location, contact the church office: office at graceonponce.org.) 

Wednesday, July 25
Dinner with Visiting Missionaries, 6pm, Location TBD

Saturday, July 28
Young Adult Small Group Outing, 2pm, Topgolf Midtown

Sunday, August 5
Back-to-School Sunday + Potluck; worship at 11am, potluck following worship; Fellowship Hall

Sunday, August 12
August Meal Makers, following worship, Kitchen/Fellowship Hall


Congregational Care

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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