Next Week’s News: August 21-27

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Following are some highlighted events and news for the upcoming week. For full news and events please refer to your e-vangelist email each Friday morning! (learn how to subscribe if you don’t receive the e-vangelist)

Bicentennial Survey Due Sunday

What are the five things you value most as a member of the Christian community of Grace Episcopal Church? As we begin our bicentennial vision work, it is important that you make your voice heard! All adult parishioners, and youth in grades 6 and above, are invited to respond to the bicentennial survey by Sunday, August 21 if you have not already done so.

A Special Blessing and Commissioning for the Staff

I hope you’ll plan on coming this Sunday, August 21, as we celebrate the staff of Grace Church at the 10:45 service. I am so grateful for the incredible group of folks on my staff, a dedicated team of people who pour their hearts and minds into all aspects of the parish’s life. As we continue to explore ways to encourage the vocation of every member of the community, I want to take the opportunity to hold up this amazing team as we give thanks to God for their ministries!
~ Fr. Stuart

DOK Discernment Class

A Daughters of the King discernment class will begin Sunday, August 21 at 12:15 PM in the conference room. All women interested in learning more about DOK are invited to attend.

20s & 30s Young Adult News

August 21: Young Adult Brunch – Meet in the Greeting Area after the 10:45 AM service.

SAGES Ice Cream & Sangria Social

Friday, August 19 is the deadline to sign up to attend the SAGES Sangria and Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, August 24 at 3:00 PM in the parish hall. Sign up at the information station or call the parish office at 770-536-0126 if you’d like to attend.


The acronym SAGES (Socially Active Grace Episcopal Seniors) represents all Grace Seniors (60 to forever) who are looking to be socially active in the company of other Grace seniors. Come learn more on August 24.

Wednesday Night Dinner

Come eat dinner together at Grace on Wednesday nights! This fall, the meal begins at 5:30 PM. Special classes and conversations will occasionally be offered following the meal and committees and ministry groups are also encouraged to schedule meetings and conversations beginning at 6:30 PM. (coordinate space with Jennifer)

On August 24 following the meal, Fr. Stuart will reveal the word cloud created with responses received to the bicentennial survey. Take the survey (if you haven’t already done so) to have your response included! Come see what our community values most about Grace Church.

Meal reservations for August 24 are due no later than noon on Monday, August 22. Sign up online, at the information station, or call the church office. The cost for the meal is $10 for adults, $5 for youth in 6th-12th grades, and free for kids up to 5th grade. If you make a reservation and do not attend, you will still be asked to pay for your meal. Thank you for understanding.


  • Regular: Fried Chicken, Mac and Cheese, Southern Style Green Beans, Salad with Ranch and Balsamic, Pound Cake with Assorted Toppings
  • Vegetarian: Spinach Quiche
  • Child: 1/2 portion regular or PB&J sandwich, cookies

A nursery (age 4 and under) and childcare (PreK-5th grade) is being offered on a trial basis on Wednesday nights until September 7 from 5:00-9:00 PM. Reservations are necessary and should be made on the same form as meal reservations.

Youth Retreat is Here!

Our youth will head up to Camp Mikell on Friday, August 26 for a weekend of fun, games, prayer, and great food. They will return to Grace at the 10:45 AM service on Sunday, August 28. Please keep the group and their leaders in your prayers while they are away!

Youth in grades 6-12 who would like to attend but are not yet registered should contact Alan ASAP!

2015 Youth Retreat

Foyers Deadline

Friday, August 26 is the deadline to join a fall/winter Foyer group! Foyer groups are a collection of small groups of adults who get together in one another’s homes for dinner. This a great opportunity for fellowship and all are welcome. We especially encourage newcomers to sign up! If you are interested in joining, please sign up online or at the information station.

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