27 Dec 2017
WELCOMING A NEW YEAR!

It is always a blessing to worship with community in this sacred space! Grace UMC has a long history of being a church based in this community and this city. The last few years have brought many changes to our campus, which have provided state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly improvements. The coming year will bring more improvements to our space, including an update to our audio/visual system in the sanctuary in early 2018 and the opening of new parking and green space (currently under construction) in the spring.

There are many plans underway to deepen our connection with the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM), which has made possible the beautification of our campus, and with Metro Atlanta's Action Ministries, our partner for over 30 years. If you haven't already, I hope you will consider liking our Facebook page
(bit.ly/GraceFacebookPage) and signing up for our weekly email(bit.ly/GraceEmailSignUp) to learn more about how you can connect to upcoming opportunities for spiritual growth and for service to our community
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Peace,
Stacey

NEEDLES & PRAYERS
Patsy Woods and Edith & Melco Langford visited Grady Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 19th to deliver 18 stoma covers to the Respiratory Department, and 16 blankets and 73 hats to the NICU (Special Care Nursery). Both departments expressed their gratitude.

Grace's total donation to Grady for 2017:
  • 167 hats
  • 48 blankets
  • 71 stoma covers
Also, we gave out 5 prayer shawls. We welcome more knitters, crocheters, and also donations to help with our yarn costs.

Thank you for your generous support of this ministry, and happy hoildays!
SMART LUNCH, SMART KID FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Action Ministries will host a Smart Lunch, Smart Kid lunch distribution site at Fort Street United Methodist Church for students over their schools' holiday break.

If your child or a child you know is in need of brown-bag lunches during the break (12/22-1/5), they may receive a lunch at the church from 12:30pm - 1:30pm (562 Boulevard, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308).

Please visit here (http://bit.ly/SLSKwinterto volunteer to help prepare lunches or to serve them.


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Calendar

Friday-Tuesday, Dec. 22-Jan. 2
Church office closed for the Christmas and New Year's Holidays

Tuesday, January 9
Needles and Prayers, 7pm

Thursday, January 11
GIPL Solarize Town Hall, 7pm, Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, January 23
Needles and Prayers, 7pm


Congregational Care

PRAYER REQUESTS
Please remember in your prayers 
all who are experiencing health issues/recovering from them:
  • Johnnie Chappell
  • Edith Langford
  • Betty Nash
  • Rev. James Sanders
  • Charles Webb
  • Steve Weldon

Sharing Our Gifts

Give to Grace. Safe, secure, one-time or recurring, tax-deductible giving is available by visiting www.graceonponce.org/donate 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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