Next Week’s News: November 23-29

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Cake & Casseroles (and biscuits and brownies!)
The youth will hold their annual Cakes & Casseroles fundraiser on Sunday, November 23, beginning after the 8:15 worship service. There will also be individual servings of brownies and cookies for sale to satisfy that immediate sweet tooth. New this year you can purchase biscuits in the Parish Hall beginning after the 8:15 AM service! Choose a bacon or sausage biscuit for $2 or a plain biscuit for $1. Butter and jelly will be available.

Some of the yummy items up for sale & auction include: chocolate peppermint cake, Kahlua cake, Spanakopita, lasagna, altar guild chicken, baked ziti, chocolate pie, potato casserole, and more!

Please don’t miss this opportunity to support our youth by picking up a sweet treat or savory meal for your holiday table. more details

Forum News
Fr. Stuart’s Sunday Forum series has concluded and the Forum will not meet on Sundays, November 23 or November 30. Beginning December 7, join us for “Staying Sane During Sacred Seasons.” more details

Angel Gifts Due
All Angel Tree gifts should be returned unwrapped with the angel tag firmly attached by Tuesday, November 25. Gifts can be left in the church office during the week, or under the Christmas tree in the greeting area.

Thanksgiving Eucharist
A Thanksgiving Eucharist will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, November 26 at 12:10 PM. (There is no service on Thanksgiving Day.)

No GWAG This Week
There is no GWAG on November 26. Candlelight Café begins Wednesday, December 3!

Office Closed
The parish office will close at noon on Wednesday, November 26 and remain closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28.

Waiting, Watching, Hoping:  A Guided Advent Quiet Day
Do you need a space for silence and reflection this Advent Season? Come share in such a space on Saturday, December 13, from 9:00 AM—3:00 PM in the Parish Hall. Our time together will be “filled” with silence, with opportunities to walk the labyrinth, share in walking meditation, journaling and mindful eating. Through all of these practices, we will reflect on what it means to wait, watch, and hope for the coming of Jesus Christ into our lives. Come share in this time of intentional reflection as we enter more deeply into Advent. There is a suggested fee of $10 to help with the cost of lunch. A nursery will be available for children age 4 and younger by request. Sign up at the information table or call the church office by Friday, December 5 to make a reservation.

EMW Lecture Tickets Now on Sale
Please join us at the Brenau Center on February 13 & 14 for the 2015 Religion for the 21st Century EMW Lecture event featuring noted teacher, author, and speaker Professor Amy-Jill Levine, speaking on her newest book Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi. Grace Church has 40 tickets for sale at $65. more event information and registration form

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