Next Week’s News: November 6-12

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This blog post highlights some events and news just for the upcoming week. The primary source of information about what’s happening at Grace Church is our weekly newsletter – for full news and events please subscribe to the e-vangelist!

17th-century_unknown_painters_-_synaxis_of_all_saints_-_wga23504A Requiem Mass for the Feast of All Souls

A Requiem Mass for the Feast of All Souls will begin at 6:00 PM on Sunday, November 6. The choir will sing anthems and chants and the congregation will join in hymns. During the Prayers of the People we will read the names of those who have died.

The service will be preceded by dinner at 5:00 PM. Dinner reservations were required by November 2.

No reservations are necessary to attend the service. All are welcome.

Doughn-it Feel Good to be at Grace

Please join us from 9:00 – 9:30 AM this Sunday, November 6, in the Parish Hall for coffee, tea, and donuts to welcome new friends to Grace. Our Vestry Participation Cluster hosts this informal gathering on the first Sunday of every month, 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!

Fall Back

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 6 at 2:00 AM. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night!


Wednesday Night at Grace

Dinner Come eat dinner together on Wednesday, November 9 at 5:30 PM! Meal and nursery/childcare reservations are due by noon on Monday, November 7. Sign up online, at the information station, or call the church office. Full details and policies on our website.

  • Menu: Meat Lasagna, Steamed Broccoli, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread, Cannoli
  • Vegetarian Entree: Veggie Lasagna
  • Children: 1/2 portion regular menu or PBJ, Cookies

Meetings/Conversations If your committee/ministry group would like to schedule a meeting at 6:30 PM following the meal, contact Jennifer or fill out the online facility use request form to reserve a room.

Children A nursery (age 4 and under) and childcare (PreK-5th grade) will be offered from 5:00-9:00 PM. Reservations are necessary and should be made on the same form as meal reservations.

Youth Youth (grades 6-12) gather for dinner in the Parish Hall (reservations required!) at 5:30 PM and continue with fellowship in the youth room until 8:00.

Youth News

Cakes & Casseroles Cakes and Casseroles is November 20. Don’t forget to sign up for your work shift and let us know what two items you will contribute. The link to a planning spreadsheet was sent in an email on October 24.

Movie Night

Grace adults gather each month in the Youth Room to watch and discuss movies old and new addressing a wide variety of subjects. A very casual occasion, participants often bring a little food and drink to share. We always have a good time and lively discussion-join us at 7:00 PM on Friday, November 11.

Poetry & Painting Workshop

The Poetry and Painting Workshop originally scheduled last month, was rescheduled to Saturday, November 12 at 1:00 PM and registration has been reopened. Please join us!

Call for Christmas Pageant Performers and Musicians

The children and youth of Grace will perform a Christmas Pageant as part of the celebration at the 4:00 service on Christmas Eve. Participants are needed! Rehearsals are scheduled after the 10:45 AM service on December 4, 11 & 18. All musicians are also invited to participate by playing their instrument during the prelude to the service. Please contact Meredith West to sign up not later than Friday, November 11 and tell her which role(s) appeal to you or your child.

Angel Tree

Christmas is always an enchanting time of joy and eager anticipation for children. Sadly, circumstances may prevent some children from realizing the happiness that accompanies the season. We have a wonderful opportunity to fulfill the dreams of these children. Through our annual Christmas Angel Tree program, Grace Church, in partnership again this year with the Salvation Army, helps to fulfill the holiday hopes and dreams of some of these children. The Christmas Angels will be available at the Christmas tree located in the greeting area, beginning Sunday, November 6.

Each Angel will include a child’s name and the desired gift, either a toy or clothing. Please return the Angel with the gift by Wednesday, November 30. The gifts can be left in the Church office during the week, or under the Christmas tree in the greeting area. All gifts should be returned unwrapped with the angel tag firmly attached.

The generous Angel Tree participation by the congregation in past years has made Christmas wishes come true for so many children. We thank you for your 2016 participation as we welcome the holiday season spirit of giving.

Pathways Magazine

The Diocese of Atlanta’s free Pathways magazine shares inspiring stories from middle and north Georgia of Episcopalians and non-Episcopalians who are taking their love and faith beyond the walls of the church. A new issue will be mailed soon, however the Diocese is no longer using the previous mailing list. If you would like to receive Pathways, please add your address to the mailing list. One copy per household please.


Be in a Parade!

Grace Church and COG Preschool are joining together to participate in the Christmas on Green Street parade on Sunday, December 4. If you are interested in walking in the parade and passing out candy, please contact Jane Bradley or Fr. Stuart.

Save the Date:

  • November 16: Youth Worship & Movie Night
  • November 20: Cakes & Casseroles
  • November 27: Advent Wreath Making
  • December 10: Parish Advent Retreat
  • December 11: Blue Christmas Service
  • December 18: Lessons & Carols

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