6 Dec 2017
HELP Ministry Holiday Outreach
Special Request from HELP Ministry!

Our next HELP outreach is Saturday, December 9th, 9am. Join us; you will be blessed!

Questions? Contact Laura Weldon via the church office (office at graceonponce.org).

What do we need? Donations of the following, dropped off in the Grace Cafe:
  • Fleece blankets (typically 40x60 inches) - purchased rolled up at drug/discount stores
  • Tote bags (reusable grocery or trade show giveaway type)
  • Knit gloveshats & scarves (adult sizes)
  • All in dark/subdued colors; we serve mostly men.
Thank you for your generosity!

DECEMBER MEAL MAKING
Join us this Sunday, December 10th, to make a holiday meal for our neighbors who eat lunch at Action Ministries' Women's Community Kitchen (WCK)! We'll gather after worship in the Kitchen/Fellowship Hall to prepare delicious meals for the following week.

We will also celebrate the season with a Birthday Party for Jesus, complete with cake and drinks. As a gift for the party, please consider bringing diapers (sizes 3 & 4) that will benefit WCK.

Stay for a few minutes or a couple of hours. Can't stay? Help by donating ingredients. Visit our sign up page here. (http://bit.ly/MealMakersDecember)
You may also leave donations during worship in the offering plate.

Everyone is welcome; everyone can contribute regardless of age, ability, or experience! And, please check out here how we made N. GA Conference news, in their newsletter featuring " ... stories of innovative, risk taking, and inspiring ministry." (http://mailchi.mp/ngumc/revision-grace-meal-makers?e=f715c5fb13)
CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON EXTRAVAGANZA!

Monday, December 18th (Doors open at 11:30am; lunch begins at Noon in the Living Room/Fellowship Hall.) 

The Sunshine Club is sponsoring a wonderful Christmas luncheon and entertainment program that is open to everyone. The cost is only $10, but advanced reservations are required for this event.

Robby Hollida and Chef Jess will put out a spread that you won't want to miss. Also, we'll have special guests entertaining us with Christmas songs and caroling.  We look forward to seeing all our "old friends"  (no pun intended) , and making lots of new ones! 

Please contact David Hober by December 10th to make your reservations via the church office (office at graceonponce.org or 404.876.2678).

LIVING ROOM CLASS
Advent is the perfect starting place. Advent is a time of waiting and preparing for the birth of Jesus, filled with beautiful songs in scripture and appearances of angels.

Advent study meets from November 19th - December 24th. Extending the Advent Season will provide the opportunity to explore in more depth our scripture, tradition, reason, and experience as we prepare for the birth of the Messiah.

Everyone is welcome, and you do not have to attend every week - come when you can! When you are present, your voice is vital to our conversations. We meet at 10am, in the Living Room, on the 1st floor.

For more information, contact Michelle Levan via the church office  (office at graceonponce.org or 404.876.2678) .


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Calendar

Saturday, December 9
HELP Ministry Holiday Outreach, 9am, Meet in the Middle Parking Lot

Sunday, December 10
Meal Makers Birthday Party for Jesus

Tuesday, December 12
Needles and Prayers, 7pm

Sunday, December 17
Church Council Meeting, following worship

Monday, December 18
Sunshine Club Christmas Luncheon Extravaganza, 11:30am, Fellowship Hall/Living Room

Sunday, December 24
Christmas Eve Worship, 11am & 5pm, Sanctuary

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


Congregational Care

PRAYER REQUESTS
Please remember in your prayers 
all who are experiencing health issues/recovering from them:
  • Stephen Andrews
  • 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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