Our new class of vestry members was officially seated on February 17. Fr. Stuart asked Becky Whitmire to serve as Senior Warden and Pete Miller was chosen by the vestry to continue on as Junior Warden. Visit our website for a full list of vestry members and their areas of responsibility.
GWAG Time Change
Have you noticed that the number of parishioners at GWAG has been increasing? In order to get everyone through the buffet line and have enough time to eat we have begun serving the meal at 5:15 PM. Please make plans to join us on Wednesdays for dinner at 5:15 PM and then to participate in our ongoing process of parish discernment starting at 6:15 PM. (Please note there is no GWAG on Ash Wednesday, March 5.)
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Make a reservation by Sunday, March 2 for our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on March 4 at 5:30 PM. Call the church office or sign up at the information table. Cost: free for children up to 5th grade, $8 for adults and youth (6th grade and up) and $21 for families. Our youth will cook and serve the meal with the help of their leaders and parents. Tips received by the youth will go towards their travel opportunities. No nursery available—the whole family is invited to come ‘feast’ before the ‘fast’ of Lent begins.
Discovery Family Game Night
Our Family Game Night, originally planned for Friday, February 28, will need to be rescheduled. Watch for details.
Challenged Child Fun Run/5K
Would you like to join others from Grace Church for the 22nd annual Challenged Child and Friends 5K/1mile Fun Run/Walk held at Riverside Military Academy on Sunday, March 2? Fill out your entry form and return it along with a registration fee of $25 per person (checks payable to Grace Episcopal Church with CCAF fun run in the memo line) to Melanie Couch no later than Thursday, February 27. If you can’t participate but want to contribute, your donation would be welcome!
Hunger Walk Atlanta
Youth in grades 6—12 AND all interested parishioners are invited to participate in the Hunger Walk/Run 2014 benefiting the Episcopal Charities Foundation & Atlanta Food Bank on Sunday, March 9 at Turner Field. We’ll have lunch in the youth room immediately following the 10:45 AM service and then depart for Atlanta, returning around 5:00 PM. Cost is $5 lunch and $25 walk/run. You will receive a t-shirt (subject to availability) with a $25 donation but contributions of any size are welcome. Please RSVP to 770-536-0126 by Friday, February 28.
Volunteers Needed for Family Promise
Our next rotation for Family Promise is March 23-30. Please visit the volunteer board in the Greeting Area to see ways you can help with this important outreach effort.