Next Week’s News: October 5-11

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Welcome Cynthia!
Come celebrate this Sunday, October 5, as we welcome Cynthia and Jack Park to Grace Church! As George Henderson said on Sunday, they are an answer to our prayers, and we are so grateful for their presence with us. I know you all will be supportive of them as Cynthia settles into her new role as Associate Rector for Ministries of Compassion. Cynthia (the kids call her Eme, Hebrew for ‘Mother’) will give the sermon this Sunday, so she is hitting the ground full speed. We will also have a welcome reception for them in the Parish Hall between services, so we all will have time to get to know one another… As always, I am so thankful for the amazing staff we have at Grace….
Blessings, Stuart+

Blessing of Animals
Grace Episcopal Church and the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia invite you and your pets to a Blessing of Animals service on Sunday, October 5 at 4:00 PM. We will gather for the service on the Brenau lawn across the street from Grace Church. Pets of all shapes and sizes are welcome. Please provide the appropriate restraint and plan to clean up after any animal you bring. Those who attend are invited to bring a donation for the Humane Society. See their wish list online

Christian Education Classes This Sunday
The Sunday Forum class will not meet on Sunday,October 5. All other classes will meet as usual from 9:30 – 10:30 AM.

Holy Ghost Hunt: #eatprayconnect
On Wednesday, October 8, join us for a night of mystery and fun at our first annual “Holy Ghost Hunt” where we will learn of the Christian customs that helped to form Halloween as we know it today. The history will lead us to clues… that will lead us to our pumpkins…that will lead us to our decorating. Don’t miss this fun event for all ages! more details

DOK Meeting
Dear God, Quiet my thoughts, still my movements, that I might hear in my heart the words spoken from You. Amen
“Holy Listening” will be our topic of discussion at the October gatherings of Daughters of the King. Remember you have two choices of times to attend; Wednesday October 8 at 10:30 AM in the Grace Center Conference room or Sunday, October 12 immediately after the 10:45 AM worship service in the Parish Hall. DOK blog

Movie Night
Grace adults gather each month in the Youth Room to watch and discuss movies old and new addressing a wide variety of subjects. A very casual occasion, participants often bring a little food and drink to share. We always have a good time and lively discussion—join us at 7:00 PM on Friday, October 10.

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