Next Week’s News: October 4-10

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Blessing of Animals
Grace Church and the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia invite you and your pets to a Blessing of Animals on Sunday, October 4 at 4:00 PM. Held each year in observance of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, the service provides an opportunity not only for your pet to be blessed, but for us to give thanks for blessings we receive through pets and other animals.


We will gather for the service in the parking lot at the corner of Boulevard and Brenau. Pets of all shapes and sizes are invited to come receive a blessing. Please provide 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.

No Children’s Chapel
There will be no Children’s Chapel on Youth Sunday, October 4. Children are invited to come participate in the 10:45 AM  service.

Music Survey Closes Monday
The window to respond to the 2015 Music Survey will close on Monday, October 5. Information and a link to the online survey can be found at our website. Hardcopies are available on the information table and in the parish office. Make your voice heard!

GWAG on October 7: #eatpraytalk
At our #eatpraytalk GWAG on October 7 we will gather to enjoy a meal and the opportunity to socialize with friends. 1st Wednesdays also provide an opportunity for groups at Grace to hold meetings from 6:00 PM—7:00 PM. Make a meal reservation no later than 12:00 PM on Monday. GWAG details

The Song Bible Study
It’s not too late to join The Song Bible study at Grace! A copy of the movie is available for check out from the parish office and you can purchase a copy of the study guide online. The Song Bible study meets in the youth room from 6:00—7:00 PM on the first Wednesday of the month until December 2. On October 7 we will cover Bible Study sessions 1 & 2 .

Clergy “Pop-In” Day
Our Grace Church clergy will be doing home visits on Thursday, October 8. If you would like a visit please contact Isabel Smiley-Lewis.

Movie Night
Join us for Movie Night in the Youth Room of The Grace Center at 7:00 PM on Friday, October 9.

Safeguarding God’s People
The Diocese has policies and training in place to protect children and youth from abuse and adults from sexual exploitation and harassment. Safeguarding God’s People training is required for church employees, vestry members, lay pastoral care ministers, spiritual directors, Eucharistic visitors, hospital visitors, leaders and facilitators of all adult programs and small groups, and lay chaplains. If you missed the class on June 13, please plan to attend the make up session on Saturday, October 10  from 5:00—8:00 PM in the parish hall. RSVP to Reba Page by Friday, October 2.

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