Next Week’s News: November 16-22

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Guest Preacher This Sunday
John_Bolton_hi-resThe Rev. Canon John Bolton will be at Grace Church this Sunday, November 16. He will preach at both worship services and speak with our youth group during the Sunday School hour. Canon Bolton is canon chaplain on the staff of Bishop Rob Wright. He partners with the bishops to provide pastoral support for clergy and their families, particularly in times of transition and crisis, and among clergy whose ministry is geographically remote and isolating. Bolton, who moved to Atlanta in 1983, was for six years director of pastoral care at Peachford Hospital while working as a supply priest throughout the diocese. He also maintained a private counseling practice as a licensed professional counselor in Georgia. He also coordinates efforts with the Commission on Ministry and parishes to support men and women involved in the diocesan discernment of vocation.

Emmaus Groceries
Thanksgiving food bags for Emmaus House should be dropped off in the marked container by the information table by this Sunday, November 16. Please label the bag for Emmaus House. If you prefer, leave a check (payable to Grace Episcopal Church with “Emmaus House Thanksgiving” in the memo line) at the church office no later than Wednesday, November 19 and Durwood Pepper will do the shopping for you. For every $15 donated, we will be able to provide groceries to feed a family of four. Thank you for your support of Emmaus House.

Community Thanksgiving Banquet
The Community Thanksgiving Banquet and Service will be held on November 16 at 5:30 PM in the First Baptist Church Banquet Hall. Cost for the meal is $10/adult, $5/child, $25 max per family. Childcare for kids up to Kindergarten is provided. Our own Fr. Stuart is the preacher for the service. Let’s have the whole Grace community come!

GWAG November 19: #eatpraytalk
At GWAG on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month we gather to enjoy a meal, Evening Prayer, and the opportunity to socialize with friends. Join us for our next #eatpraytalk on November 19. Make a meal reservation no later than 12:00 PM on Monday, November 17. more GWAG details

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, November 21.

Pageant Rehearsal
There will be an Epiphany Pageant rehearsal on Wednesday, November 19 at 6:15 PM. Questions? Contact Melanie Couch, our director of children’s ministry.

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