Oct 2018
THANK YOU!
Thank you for celebrating fall at Grace UMC!

We hope you had a wonderful time on Saturday at the Fall Festival. It was great to connect with so many neighbors and we hope you know you are always welcome here.

Each week we send out an email newsletter with upcoming events. Some of these events are social. Some of them involve opportunities to volunteer. Some are to worship. And all of them are fun and easy ways to stay connected with the Grace community.

If you want to learn more about Grace or have questions on how to connect, please send me an email (pastor at graceonponce.org).

Peace,
Stacey
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HELP MINISTRY OUTING
Join Grace's HELP Ministry this Saturday, October 6th, 9am, as we pray with and provide basic personal supplies for our neighbors in need.

Meet in the parking lot, and then we'll go out into the community.
WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY - LATIN/CARIBBEAN EDITION
World Communion Sunday (WCS) focuses our attention on the universal and inclusive nature of community. It is a lovely beginning to our worship theme for October: "All of Us; We Are One."

Join us for our weekly coffee (this week on the front lawn), at 10:30am, and then for an exuberant and lively worship experience, 11am, on this Sunday, October 7th .
KIDS @ GRACE - MONSTER BASH
Loads of FREE food and fun for the children - ALL are welcome!

We're excited to greet and share with your children as we launch this brand new ministry just for them this Sunday, October 7th, 12:30pm, beginning in the Fellowship Hall. 
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS + PET COSTUME CONTEST
Bring your furry (and not-so-furry) friends to receive a special blessing during worship on Sunday, October 21st, 11am.

We'll be worshipping on the terrace, enjoying the wonderful fall weather. Annnd, it makes for easy potty breaks for our pets!

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MEET ME @ MARY MAC'S: pastor candi's LISTENING SESSION
Enjoy lunch, community, and share with Grace's new, interim Pastor of Worship and Arts, rev. dr. candi dugas.

On Sunday, October 21st, 1pm, we'll delight in the southern cooking Mary Mac's is famous for as we all get to know each other better!

NOTE: Lunch is on our own.
 
RSVP here

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OCTOBER MEAL MAKERS
Join Grace's Meal Makers Ministry on  Sunday, October 28th , after worship, as we prepare meals for Action Ministries' Women's Community Kitchen. All ages and abilities are welcome!
 
Visit here for more information and to sign up
(http://bit.ly/OctoberMealMakers2018).
HAVE YOU SIGNED UP YET TO HELP WITH WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY?

(bit.ly/GraceWorshipSignUp) to sign up for one of the following teams:
  • Greeters
  • Communion Servers
  • Readers
  • Audio/Visual Team
For more info, please contact the church office (office at graceonponce.org, 404.876.2678).

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Calendar 

THIS Saturday,  October 6
HELP Ministry Outing, 9am. Gather in the Grace parking lot, and go into the community.

THIS Sunday, October 7
World Communion Sunday

Kids @ Grace Launch/Monster Bash, 12:30pm, Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, October 9
Needles and Prayers, 7pm 
(For this gathering's location, contact the church office: office at graceonponce.org.) 

Sunday, October 14
Pride Sunday

Kids @ Grace, 12:30pm, Fellowship Hall

Sunday, October 21
Blessing of the Animals, 11am, Grace Terrace

October Birthday Celebration, following worship, Grace Terrace

Kids @ Grace, 12:30pm, Fellowship Hall

Meet Me @ Mary Mac's: pastor candi's Listening Session (lunch on our own) , 1p, Mary Mac's Tea Room  (224 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atl., GA 30308)

Laity Sunday

Tuesday, October 23
Needles and Prayers, 7pm 
(For this gathering's location, contact the church office: office at graceonponce.org.)

Saturday, October 28
October Meal Makers, following worship, Kitchen/Fellowship Hall

Kids @ Grace, 12:30pm, Fellowship Hall


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
  • Kristi Painter (former Grace intern serving as a Global Mission Fellow in Pennsylvania)
  • Nancy Trussell (recovering at AG Rhodes Atlanta)
  • 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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