Next Week’s News: October 23-29

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Forum: Bicentennial Vision Update

Join Fr. Stuart on Sunday morning, October 23 and 30, from 9:30-10:30 AM for a special forum discussing the ongoing work of the Bicentennial Vision Committee. The committee has been hard at work meeting with ministry groups throughout the entire parish, gathering hopes, dreams, and ideas as we listen to how the Spirit of Christ is leading us into our third century of shared worship and ministry. These conversations are so very important, as we continue to lean into God’s dream for us.

Women’s Winery Trip

All women (age 21 and older) of Grace are invited to join us for lunch and a wine tasting on Saturday, October 29 at Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega! We’ll meet in the Grace Center parking lot at 11:00 AM and carpool together. Reservations are required no later than Tuesday, October 25.

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Trunk or Treat and The Varsity!

Come participate in our first Trunk or Treat, Wednesday, October 26 at 5:30 PM. Decorate your car, pass out candy, or just enjoy dinner and seeing the children in their costumes! The Varsity food truck will cater dinner. Please contact Cheryl to register to decorate your car, and make a meal reservation for dinner no later than noon on Monday, October 24.

Wednesday Night at Grace

Our Wednesday dinner on October 26 will be catered by the Varsity food truck as part of our Trunk or Treat event. Cost for kids (5th grade and under) is $5 for 1 entree, side, dessert. Adults and youth (6th grade and up) can get 1 entree, side, dessert for $10 or 2 entrees, side, dessert for $12. Make a meal reservation no later than noon on Monday, October 24. All are welcome!

Interfaith Dinner Reservation Deadline

October 26 is the deadline to make a reservation if you plan to join us for dinner prior to the interfaith dialogue on Sunday evening, October 30. We will share dinner at 5:30, and the conversation will begin at 6:30, all in the parish hall. (Fr. Stuart is cooking dinner, meet in the kitchen around 2:00 PM if you’d like to help!)

Don’t miss the opportunity to share in a vital conversation with Imam Arshad and Fr. Brian Sullivan. This conversation will mark the beginning of a long-term dialogue with other faiths, an exercise that is so important for our world today. Imam Arshad and Fr. Brian are both exceptional people whose hearts are deeply attuned to the building of relationships.

SAGES Movie and Lunch

Join SAGES for a Movie and Lunch in the parish hall on Friday, October 28 from 12:30 – 3:00 PM. Lunch will be assorted sandwiches, salads and brownies, with coffee, tea, lemonade and water. There will be gluten free offerings as well. For those who might like a glass of wine, feel free to bring your own.

Please make a reservation for lunch so we have enough food. Sign up online or call the parish office (770-536-0126) by Monday, October 24 at 9:00 AM. Need a ride? Let that be known when making your reservation. We’ll see you get from home and back.

Youth News

Trunk or Treat Come early on October 26 to decorate the youth car. Dress up in your Halloween finest. Stick around to eat at the Varsity food truck (reservations required) and to hand out candy. Prizes for best youth costume!

Advent Reflections Sign up to write an advent reflection for the rest of the parish. It’s super easy: read the readings. Think about what God is doing in that story. Think about what in your life (or someone else’s) this reminds you of. Write a short paragraph about it… what these readings make you think of… what they make you grateful for… Sign up at https://goo.gl/Q10SBk

Registration Now Open for Women’s Retreat

Join us for a weekend of fellowship, refreshment and renewal January 13-15, 2017, at the breathtaking Montreat Retreat and Conference Center in Montreat, North Carolina. We will once again be led by our beloved singer-songwriter, Donna Marie Todd. Accommodations are in the newly-renovated Assembly Inn.

Costs, which include lodging, meals (3 meals Saturday, Sunday breakfast), and all expenses for the weekend range from $150-$260, dependent on room occupancy. Please turn in a $50 deposit AND a completed registration form to hold your spot. The remaining balance is due 1/6/2017. Room requests will be honored as space is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so sign up soon!

Registration forms are available online, at the information station or in the parish office. Please contact Cheryl Kelley with any questions you may have.

Save the Date:

  • October 30: An Evening of Interfaith Dialogue
  • November 6: Dinner and All Soul’s Requiem
  • November 6: Daylight Saving Time Ends
  • November 20: Cakes & Casseroles
  • November 27: Advent Wreath Making

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