20 Dec  2018
GIVE TO GRACE WHILE YOU SHOP
The holidays are a great time to add to your giving to grace by doing your holiday shopping on Amazon.

Simply visit smile.amazon.com to purchase your holiday gifts and supplies. Amazon donates a percentage of your purchases to Grace!

Thank you for your generosity and for making a difference while you shop. Happy holidays!
VOLUNTEER TO HELP DELIVER BREAD TO NEIGHBORS IN NEED
Once a week, members of the Grace community drop by the Ansley Mall Publix to pick up good bread that they can no longer sell and deliver it to places that help feed our neighbors in need.

We need a few more people to add to our list of volunteers. Your signing up to deliver bread just 1 day per month will be a big help! Interested? Contact Carol Oliver at 404.634.7330.
KIDS @ GRACE JINGLE JAMS
Looking for something to do on Christmas Eve while you wait for Santa? Join us in the Fellowship Hall from 2-4pm THIS Monday, December 24th.

We will have Reindeer Games, a Hot Chocolate Bar, Cookie Decorating, Crafts, and MORE!

If you're interested in volunteering or bringing a snack or a dozen cookies to be decorated, please follow the link to sign up! 
( https://goo.gl/forms/4JCYN1MynVrQrYXo2)
 Questions? Please contact Corrie Alexander (calexander@graceonponce.org).
CUPCAKES & COCOA
Enjoy sweet and warm treats with us on Christmas Eve - 6pm!

Then stay a bit longer to worship by candlelight, THIS Monday, December 24th, 6pm. 

Cupcakes & Cocoa at 6pm, Candlelight Worship at 7pm. See you there!
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
What a beautiful way to usher in Christmas - by candlelight, in worship.

Join us in the sanctuary on Christmas Eve, THIS Monday, December 24th, 7pm.
SEE ALL THE PEOPLE: OPENING THE DOORS OF WORSHIP
"Here's the church, here's the steeple. Open the doors and see all the people."  This classic children's rhyme tells us a lot about worship, but not in the way we may think.

Join Pastor Stacey, Sundays, January 6-27th, 10am, for a four-week (4-week) class that explores how the doors of worship are opening to and for the next generation. Register for FREE here: (bit.ly/WorshipSmallGroupJanuary2019).

(Meeting in the Living Room, 1st Floor)
BROADWAY BRUNCH: "FATHER-SON CAMPOUT"
Looking forward to camping out, father-son style for our January Broadway Brunch!

Join us on Sunday, January 20th, 11am, in the Fellowship Hall to enjoy Grace's new, wonderful, insightful, fun, and delicious way of doing Sunday mornings with this 30-minute, 1-act play by award-winning, local playwright, Hank Kimmel, directed by one of Atlanta's Best Bets, Mia Kristin Smith, and featuring Robert Bryan Davis and Fred Galyean - with music from CC Sunchild and catered by Pay It Forkward Food Truck/Chef Jess.
 
Admission is FREE and open to all, but please be sure to RSVP via EventBrite here  (bit.ly/BroadwayBrunchJanuary2019) or by emailing the church office (office at graceonponce.org). Your RSVP helps us plan best. You may also make a financial donation to help support the arts at Grace, which you may give during the offering or online - designating "Broadway Brunch." For online donations, visit here. (bit.ly/DonateToGrace ) .

Broadway Brunch (BB) features some of the best of Atlanta's theatrical talent and restaurants, chefs, and caterers. BB is also one of the ways we connect to community through some of Atlanta's best nonprofits doing work around the themes we explore. Stay tuned for this month's featured organization. We look forward to enjoying good stories with good messages, good food, and doing good work with you every 3rd Sunday at Grace.

Sponsored by: Pay It Forkward Food Truck, Scarlett Loves Rhettro Antiques, and West End Print Shop
SUPERBOWL CHILI COOK-OFF AND SMALL GROUP KICK-OFF
Let's kick off something new together! We invite you on Sunday, January 27th, following worship in the Fellowship Hall, to bring your best chili recipe to the cook-off as we kick off new small groups. Sign up your chili here: (bit.ly/ChiliCookOff2019).

Taste the entries to determine the winner of the cook-off while you learn about our small-group opportunities forming around Metro Atlanta. We hope you'll sign up for one that fits you best.
SHARE YOUR VOICE WITH US IN WORSHIP!
We are looking for a few folks to share your voice by reading scripture, poems, and other inspirational writings.

To learn more and to sign up, please contact Bess Walthour via the church office
(office at graceonponce.org).

And to sign up for other areas or worship,  visit here

  • Greeters
  • Communion Servers
  • Audio/Visual Team
For more info, please contact the church office (office at graceonponce.org, 404.876.2678).
KIDS @ GRACE
FREE food and fun for the children (Pre-K through 5th Grade) - ALL are welcome!

We're excited to greet and share with your children with our brand new ministry just for them every Sunday, 12:30pm, beginning in the Fellowship Hall. 

and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
Calendar 

Sunday, December 23
4th/Final Sunday of Advent

Monday , December 24
Christmas Eve

Kids @ Grace Jingle Jams, 2pm, Fellowship Hall

Cupcakes & Cocoa, 6pm, Grace Café

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 7pm, Sanctuary

Monday, December 24, 2018 - Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Church office closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The office reopens on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Sunday, January 6
See All the People: Opening the Doors of Worship Small Group,  10am, Living Room

Sunday, January 13
See All the People: Opening the Doors of Worship Small Group,  10am, Living Room

Kids @ Grace Winter Kick-off Party, 12:30pm, Fellowship Hall

Sunday, January 20
See All the People: Opening the Doors of Worship Small Group,  10am, Living Room

Broadway Brunch, 11am, Fellowship Hall

Kids @ Grace, 12:30pm, Grace Café

Sunday, January 27
See All the People: Opening the Doors of Worship Small Group,  10am, Living Room

Superbowl Chili Cook-off and Small Group Kick-off, following worship, Fellowship Hall

Kids @ Grace, 12:30pm, Fellowship Hall


Congregational Care

Heartfelt Christian Sympathy to: 

the family and friends of Grace Member Kirk Dorsey who recently passed away.

Grace Musician CC Sunchild and the other family and friends of her grandfather, William Gray, who passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

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
  • Rev. Arthur McClenton
  • Betty Nash
  • Charles Webb
  • Steve Weldon

Sharing Our Gifts
Give to Grace. Safe, secure, one-time or recurring, tax-deductible giving is available by visiting
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 UMC Staff
Rev. Stacey Rushing, Lead Pastor

rev. dr. candi dugas, Interim Pastor of Worship and Arts

Minister Corrie Alexander, Minister of Growth and Discipleship

Ms. Nora Harris, Financial Assistant

During this interim period, pastor candi continues to serve as Grace's Office Manager. You may reach the office via our main number and email (404.876.2678; office at graceonponce.org).

GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
458 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-876-2678

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