11 April 2018
BLOOD DONE SIGN MY NAME
As a part of its celebration of the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., join Global Ministries for a production of Blood Done Sign My Name this Friday, April 13th, 6:30pm, in the Fellowship Hall.

The play, based on the award-winning best seller by Tim Tyson, centers on the acquittal of those who murdered U.S. Army veteran Henry Marrow and the season of reprisals that followed in Oxford, NC. Tyson, 10 years old at the time of these events, recounts how they shaped his life, inviting the audience to examine their own roles in the complex and often confusing racial fabric of the United States. This one-person show will be performed by actor/playwright, Mike Wiley, accompanied by gospel singer, Mary D. Williams.

Following the performance, Global Ministries invites the audience to participate in a discussion with Wiley and members of Global Ministries and the UMC.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP your attendance here (bit.ly/RSVPApril13).
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 this 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 this 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 (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 are posted in Grace Cafe and via this link. {bit.ly/GracePotluckSignUpApril2018})

Questions? Contact Stephen Barwick via the church office (office at graceonponce.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 

THIS Friday, April 13
Blood Done Sign My Name, 6:30pm, Fellowship Hall

Sunday, April 15
Coffee with the Pastor, 10am, Grace Cafe

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

Church Council Meeting, 12:30pm

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

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

Tuesday, May 8
Needles and Prayers, 7pm (For this gathering's location, contact the church office: office at graceonponce.org.)

Tuesday, May 22
Needles and Prayers, 7pm  (For this gathering's location, contact the church office: office at graceonponce.org.)



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
  • 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
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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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