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Vestry Election
Thank you to all 8 parishioners who agreed to stand for election to the vestry. We are fortunate at Grace to always have a wonderful slate of candidates from which to make our choice. Elected at the meeting were: Kathie Futrell, George Henderson, Bill Kantola, and Susan Trotter. They will begin their 3 year terms on February 17. Our thanks also to Kathy Gosselin, Christy Wagner, and Ron Evans who will rotate off the vestry at that time.

GWAG Reminder
Beginning tonight (February 5) the meal will be served at 5:30 PM and the program will run from 6:15 until 7:00 PM. The reservation deadline for the meal was Monday at noon but no reservation is needed to attend the program at 6:15. Join us as we begin our process of parish discernment.

Foyer Groups Now Forming
Foyer groups are a collection of small groups of adults who get together in one another’s homes for dinner. This a great opportunity for fellowship and we encourage newcomers to sign up! If you are interested in joining, please sign up at the information table or call the church office at 770-536-0126 by February 16.

A Celebration of New Ministry
Please mark your calendars for Sunday, March 16 and make plans to attend a very special Celebration of New Ministry service at Grace Episcopal Church at 4:00 PM.

12 Tickets Left for Barbara Brown Taylor Lecture
Please join us for this year’s Christianity for the 21st Century EMW Lecture event featuring Barbara Brown Taylor, speaking on her newest book Learning to Walk in the Dark. Grace Church has 12 tickets remaining (out of our original 40) at the $65 price. Once those are sold interested participants will need to register independently with EMW Lectures at a cost of $75.

Diocese of Atlanta Ministry Summit
Register now for The Diocese of Atlanta Ministry Summit! The theme for this special day at the Cathedral of St. Philip on Saturday, March 8 is Faith in Transition. The day starts at 8:30 AM and will conclude by 3:00 PM. You may sign up for two 90 minute conversations, one before lunch and one after. Cost for the day (with lunch and morning snack) is $20. This is your opportunity to participate in charting the future for the Episcopal Church in Middle and North Georgia.

DOK Inquiry Class Begins Next Week
Would you like to become a member of the Grace Chapter of the Daughters of the King? A preparation/inquiry class will begin Wednesday, February 12 at 4:30 PM in the conference room of The Grace Center. Preparation takes 8 weeks to complete. This is an excellent time for spiritual reflection on your prayer life and service to the church.

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