Next Week’s News: March 1-8

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Guest Preacher This Sunday
Come share in the Holy Eucharist this Sunday as we welcome a guest preacher: The Rev. Canon John Thompson-Quartey, the Canon for Ministry for our Diocese of Atlanta. Canon John is a dynamic priest, and Stuart and Cynthia have had the chance to spend time with him each month. On the bishop’s staff, he focuses on congregational vitality, parish stewardship, vocational discernment, and seminarian support. He also is the liaison for the deacon community and youth ministry, and he helps plan clergy events. He is a phenomenal leader and colleague.

He will also stay with us to share in our “Not So Shrove Sunday Pancake Brunch,” so you’ll have time to visit with him and regale him with stories of chickens! Let’s show him what we at Grace mean by “radical hospitality.”

Note: Canon John will preach at both the 8:15 and 10:45 AM services.

Pancake Brunch Deadline Extended
The deadline to make a reservation for our “Not So Shrove Sunday” Pancake Brunch has been extended until 5:00 PM on Friday, February 27. details

Youth Ministry Planning & Discernment Meeting
The Youth Planning and Discernment meeting originally scheduled for Sunday, March 1 has been rescheduled to Sunday, March 22 due to the Pancake Brunch.

Ecumenical Service
At noon each Wednesday in Lent, we gather with members of other churches in our community for worship and a light lunch. (Suggested donation is $5.) Please note there are no 12:10 services in the Grace Church Chapel on these Wednesdays. The service on March 4 will be at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Dr. Bill Coates, preaching.

GWAG on March 4: #eatpraytalk
Join us for our next #eatpraytalk GWAG on March 4. We will gather to enjoy a meal and then begin a conversation about how we can shape our new and unique “Creative Expression” ministry to create awareness and expand our spiritual growth. How can art, poetry, drama, music, writing, quilting, etc., be expressions of God’s grace within us? How can the Grace Community nurture these spiritual expressions as a parish, seeking to celebrate God’s love and presence within each person? Make a meal reservation no later than 12:00 PM on Monday, March 2. full details

COG Spring Fling
The Children of Grace Preschool will hold it’s annual Spring Fling fundraiser on Friday, March 6 in the Parish Hall. This year’s theme is “Under the Big Top.” This is the only fundraiser COG hosts each year and we really need everyone’s support to make it a success. The event will include a silent auction, raffles, and entertainment provided by the children. Doors open at 10:30 AM for the silent auction. Funds raised will be spent on obtaining new materials and equipment that will expand our versatility with the children. As always, we appreciate all the support from our church families.

Hunger Walk Atlanta
Our Journey youth AND our Discovery kids and their families will be participating in the annual Hunger Walk in Atlanta on Sunday, March 15. The Hunger Walk is not only a fun event, but also a very meaningful experience. Our children and youth invite ALL interested parishioners to join them. details and registration links

Family Promise
Our next Family Promise rotation is March 22-29. Please visit the volunteer board in the Greeting Area to see ways you can help with this outreach effort.


  1. Which service is the Rev. Canon Thompson Going to preach . Sorry don’t mean to be lost upstairs , But have been on a lot of medicine do to being sick . God Bless Carol J

    1. He will preach at both the 8:15 and 10:45 AM services. Thanks for your question, I’ll add that information to the article to clarify! Hope you feel better soon.

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