Next Week’s News: May 1-6

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A Space to Explore Jewish Mysticism

Register no later than Monday, May 2 to spend a couple days with Rabbi Mark Biller when he returns to Grace on Friday, May 6 (5:30 pm dinner, 6:30 discussion) and Saturday, May 7 (10 am to 2 pm, lunch included). He will share teachings with us on Jewish Mysticism and on Kabbalah – which have influenced the Christian contemplative tradition so deeply throughout the centuries.

Cost for the event (to cover Friday dinner and Saturday lunch) is $25. Register by Monday, May 2 with a registration form and payment to the office, or call Isabel at 770-536-0126.

Doughnn-it Feel Good to be at Grace

Please join us from 9:00 – 9:30 AM this Sunday, May 1, in the Parish Hall for coffee, tea, and donuts. This informal gathering, held on the first Sunday of every month, is designed to give each of us an opportunity to share a conversation or two with those friends familiar to us and those we have not yet met. Come spend some time with us!

Christian Education

Forum: Fr. Stuart is leading a conversation reflecting on the dynamics, history, and spiritual significance of the Anglican Tradition within Christianity. The Forum is meeting in the Parish Hall.
The Seekers: The Seekers class is learning about the Kabbalah in preparation for Rabbi Mark Biller’s return to Grace. The Seekers are meeting in the Parlor.
Youth: Youth will meet together in the youth room on Sunday, May 1.
Children: WoRM classes have resumed for our PreK-5th graders.

GWAG May 4

It’s that time again… At the May 4 GWAG you will have a chance at stardom. We are looking for all of you singers, dancers, musicians, magicians and any other talent skill you would like to perform in front of your fellow parishioners at the Annual Grace Talent Show. It should be an evening of great fun and festivities. There will be prizes for the winners, who will be chosen by an elite panel of judges as well as your fellow parishioners.


If you are interested in performing or in playing a role in this event, please contact Isabel at 770-536-0126 and let her know. We look forward to hearing from you.

Make a GWAG reservation by noon on Monday, May 2. Sign up online, at the information table, or by calling the church office.

Meal: 5:15-6:15 PM
Menu: Salad, Fried Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Southern Style Green Beans, Pound Cake
Vegetarian Entree: Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce
Child: 1/2 portion regular or PB&J Sandwich, Cookies
Program: 6:15-7:00 PM
Talent Show

The cost for the meal is $10 for adults, $5 for youth in 6th-12th grades, and free for kids up to 5th grade. No shows will be expected to pay. Please do come just for the fellowship and program if you like. You do not have to eat to attend. A nursery is available by reservation only for kids age 4 and under.

VBS Update

Kids in PreK – 5th grade are invited to join us for our Festival of Faith Vacation Bible School, June 20-24 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Registration is now open to all. Priority registration for Grace Church parishioners and Children of Grace preschool students ends Sunday, May 1. Remaining spots will then be filled in the order in which registrations are received. Space will be limited so don’t wait to register!

Supplies Needed
Please collect or donate the following items for VBS: containers with lids (such as margarine tubs, etc.), old white sheets, foil gift wrap, gold braid/cord/ric rac, canning jar lids, origami or gift wrap paper, old Christmas cards with religious images, and stickers of flowers, birds, and assorted holiday scenes.

A Call to Travelers…

Our Children’s Formation Committee is looking for folks who have traveled to France, Australia, Germany, Brazil, England, Poland, Mexico, Japan, Russia, or Greece who would be willing to share some souvenirs or memories/stories of their travel with our children during Vacation Bible School. If interested, please contact Melanie Couch.


Parish Picnic

It’s that time of year again! Our Parish Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, May 15 and we want you there! This is a wonderful opportunity to gather for fellowship, fun activities, and a delightful picnic on the Brenau lawn following our 10:00 AM combined worship service.

Delicious chicken and beverages will be provided. Please bring a dish to share with ten people according to the following assignment based on the first letter of your last name.

• A-H: hot side (ex. mac and cheese, baked beans, scalloped potatoes, green beans)
• I-N: cold side (ex. salads, fresh fruit, veggie tray)
• O-Z: dessert

We rotate the categories every year and would greatly appreciate you bringing a dish for the category that applies to you so that we end up with a tasty variety of food with plenty for everyone.

We will need volunteers before (setting up), during (serving drinks, supervising activities) and after (cleaning up). If you are available and willing to help, please sign up on the board near the information table. We appreciate you!

Sacred Threads

The Sacred Threads quilt exhibit closes Wednesday, May 4. Public hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday through Saturday and 1:00 – 4:00 PM on Sunday. The quilts are displayed in our Parish Hall and Greeting Area and there is no charge. Please stop by and see the quilts if you haven’t had a chance to do so already!

Graduate Recognition

graduateThursday, May 5 is the deadline to complete a graduate recognition form. If you will graduate (or have a child graduating) this spring, please submit an online graduate recognition form and email the graduate’s photo to Jennifer Williams. Graduates submitting information after the deadline will still be recognized during the 10:00 AM combined worship service on May 15 but will not appear in the printed bulletin.



  1. Hey Jennifer, I took these pictures last night at the newcomers get together. Thought you might like to look them over and post.Carol (Newsom’s wife)

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