28 SEPT 2016
This Week at Grace

World Communion Sunday
Dear Grace,  
This Sunday, October 2 nd, Grace will join with congregations around the globe as we celebrate World Communion Sunday. Observed every year on the first Sunday in October, this special Sunday calls the Church to be the universal, inclusive Church.
The overall message of World Communion Sunday is one of unity. When we break bread together in Holy Communion on this day, we do so knowing that Christians all over the world are doing the same thing. As we receive the cup, we are reminded that we are participating in the same practice that Christians have celebrated and held sacred since Jesus' ministry. World Communion Sunday calls us to remember that, no matter where and when we live and worship, we are united as one body-the body of Christ.
This World Communion Sunday, we are privileged to welcome guest preacher Rev. Jack Amick. In addition to serving as Assistant General Secretary for International Disaster Response for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), Rev. Amick is an ordained elder, and has served in churches across the United States.  I, personally, look forward to hearing from him about how communion invites us into relationship with our brothers and sisters throughout the world. I know you won't want to miss it, either!
So, join us in worship this week, as we celebrate our connections to Christians everywhere. Break bread, share the cup, and experience God's love, poured out-for you, for me, and for all creation.
Grace and peace,

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To feed our surrounding community, spiritually and physically, while reaching outward with God's love and intentionally welcoming all in the name of Christ.


Calendar of Events

TONIGHT - Wed., September 28
Women's Group (Bible study and fellowship), 7pm, Calissa's home

Thursday, October 6
Grace Reads, 7pm, Starbucks in Whole Foods Ponce Plaza

Saturday, October 8
HELP Ministry, 9am, Middle Parking Lot

Sunday, October 9
PRIDE Parade

Tuesday, October 11
Needles & Prayers, 7pm

Wednesday, October 12
Women's Group (Bible study and fellowship), 7pm, Calissa's home

Thursday, October 13
Church Council Meeting, 6:30pm, Grace Cafe

Tuesday, October 25
Needles & Prayers, 7pm

Wednesday, October 26
Women's Group (Bible study and fellowship), 7pm, Calissa's home

Event Spotlight

October 6th, 7pm
Starbucks, Whole Foods Plaza

Read and discuss thought-provoking books as we journey in faith together, every 1st Thursday at 7pm.

All are welcome; please invite others to join you at 7pm on Thursday, Oct. 6th at Starbucks in the Whole Foods Plaza (650 Ponce de Leon Ave. at Glen Iris). Our next book - Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion, by Sara Miles.

Raised an atheist, Sara Miles wandered into a church one day for no earthly reason, received communion, experienced transformation and embraced a faith she once scorned. Before long, she turned her communion bread into tons of groceries, piled on the church's altar, as gifts for the hungry. Take this Bread, an achingly beautiful, passionate book, is the living communion of Christ.

Facilitated by Calissa Dauterman; for more information: office@graceonponce.org or 404.876.2678.

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