14 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 through 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).
UMC DAY OF HEALTH
To further the United Methodist Church's commitment to improve health for all, Global Ministries, in partnership with the North Georgia Annual Conference, is hosting the UMC Day of Health this Saturday, March 17th, at Dunwoody UMC (1548 Mount Vernon Rd., Atlanta, GA 30338).

This day will help to equip leaders and inspire others to find new ways to engage their communities through health ministries.

Everyone is welcome! Visit here to learn more. (http://bit.ly/UMCDayOfHealth2018)
GA MARATHON - PLAN ACCORDINGLY
The Georgia Marathon is coming this Sunday, March 18th! Several roads around Grace UMC will be closed for the race.

You WILL be able to make it to church, but you may need to plan ahead. Visit here for street closures. (http://GAMarathon2018StreetClosures)
EASTER GARDEN PLANT ORDERS
Easter Sunday is April 1st, and you can help turn our sanctuary into a flowering garden, celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

You may purchase plants to the Glory of God, or in the honor or memory of a loved one. On Easter Sunday, we will publish a list of those who have given a plant, and in whose honor or memory it was given.

The cost of each plant is $15, and our deadline is this Sunday, March 18th.

Please complete this form. (http://bit.ly/EasterPlantOrderForm2018) for your order and make your payment online (http://bit.ly/EasterPlantPayments2018), selecting the "Easter Plants" designation. We also accept checks, payable to Grace UMC, clearly marked for "Easter Plants." Just drop it in the offering plate or return it to the church office (458 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308).

You may pick up your plant shortly after worship on Easter Sunday.
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).
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 

Saturday, March 17
UMC Day of Health

Sunday, March 18
Easter Plant orders are due.

Georgia Marathon

The Lord and His Prayer, 10am, Grace Cafe

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
Stations of the Cross, 12noon, BeltLine

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


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
  • 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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