21  Nov  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!
GREENING OF GRACE SERVICE
It's time again to deck the halls at Grace!

And yes, we're doing it this Sunday morning, November 25th, beginning during our traditional worship time (11am), remembering that our work is another way to worship God.

We'll have doughnuts and coffee - and cake for November birthdays - to go along with our caroling before we start hanging ornaments and wreaths. Greening of Grace is always a really great, fun time to (re)connect with each other and new members of our community!

RSVP to pastor candi so we'll know how many doughnuts to get - via email (cdugas at graceonponce.org) or phone (404.876.2679). "Deck the halls with boughs of holly ..." See you there!
CHILDREN-CENTERED WORSHIP DEBUT
"Through the eyes of a child ..."

At Grace, we not only create space to hear our youngest voices alongside our own - we do so as well for them to share their thoughts, ideas, and designs for our worship experiences.

Join us for our very first worship experience when everything we do and say will be especially curated for us and led by our children - Sunday, December 2nd, 11am, in the Sanctuary.
KIDS @ GRACE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
As we wrap up our fall session of Kids @ Grace, we invite you and your young ones to a Christmas Celebration.

We will have food and fun activities to start this season off right - immediately following our Children-centered worship debut,  Sunday, December 2nd , following worship, in the Fellowship Hall.

NOTE: after this celebration, Kids @ Grace will be on winter break, resuming on Sunday, January 13, 2019.
HELP MINISTRY HOLIDAY OUTREACH
Special Request from HELP Ministry:

Our next HELP outreach is the holiday edition - Saturday, December 8th, 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 Café:
  • Fleece blankets (typically 40x60 inches) - purchased rolled up at drug/discount stores
  • Tote bags (reusable grocery or trade show giveaway type)
  • Knit gloves, hats & scarves (adult sizes)
  • All in dark/subdued colors; we serve mostly men.
Thank you for your generosity!
BROADWAY BRUNCH: THE COLOR PURPLE
We are excited to welcome Atlanta's award-winning production, director, and cast members of The Color Purple to Broadway Brunch!

On Sunday, December 16th, 11am in the Fellowship Hall, enjoy Grace's new, wonderful, insightful, fun, and delicious way of doing Sunday mornings with scenes from The Color Purple, book by Marsha Norman; Music/Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray; directed by David Koté; and musical direction by CC Sunchild. (Stay tuned for our caterer announcement.)
 
Tickets are available via EventBrite for a suggested donation of only $5.00. Buy your tickets and learn more here. (bit.ly/BroadwayBrunchDecember2018) 

If the suggested donation presents a financial burden, please contact either pastor candi (cdugas at graceonponce.org) or Pastor Stacey (pastor at graceonponce.org). We always do everything that we can for there to be enough space at the tables we set at Grace Church.

Broadway Brunch (BB) features some of the best of Atlanta's theatrical talent and restaurants, chefs, and caterers. We look forward to enjoying good stories with good messages and good food with you every 3rd Sunday at Grace.
DECEMBER MEAL MAKERS
Join us to make a holiday meal for our sisters and their children who eat lunch at Action Ministries' Women's Community Kitchen (WCK)!

We'll gather in the Grace kitchen after Broadway Brunch on Sunday, December 16th  and prepare a meal that will be served on Monday, December 17th.

Stay for a few minutes or for a few hours.


Aren't able to join us this month? Help by donating ingredients from the sign-up list or by making a donation designated for "Meal Makers."

Everyone is welcome - all ages, abilities, and levels of experience!
KIDS @ GRACE JINGLE JAM
Enjoy some family fun time at our first annual Jingle Jam before Santa arrives!

We'll have snacks, crafts, family games, and a special reading of the Christmas Story - on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th, 2pm-4pm, in the Fellowship Hall.
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
What a beautiful way to usher in Christmas - by candlelight, in worship.

Join us in the sanctuary on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th, 7pm. See you there!
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 

Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 21-23
Church office closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Sunday, November 25
Greening of Grace Service, 11am, Sanctuary

Kids @ Grace, 12:30pm, Fellowship Hall

Sunday, December 2
Children-centered Worship Debut, 11am, Sanctuary

Kids @ Grace Christmas Celebration, 12:30pm, Fellowship Hall (After this celebration, Kids @ Grace will be on winter break, resuming on Sunday, January 13, 2019.)

Advent begins.

Saturday, December 8
HELP Holiday Outreach, 9am, Fellowship Hall/LivingRoom/ Parking Lot

Sunday, December 9
2nd Sunday of Advent

Tuesday, December 11
Needles & Prayers, 7pm, 
(For this gathering's location, contact the church office: office at graceonponce.org.)

Sunday
, December 16
Broadway Brunch:  The Color Purple, 11am, Fellowship Hall

December Meal Makers, 12:30pm, Kitchen/Fellowship Hall

3rd Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 23
4th/Final Sunday of Advent

Monday , December 24
Christmas Eve

Kids @ Grace Jingle Jam, 2pm, Fellowship Hall

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.


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
  • 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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