Next Week’s News: November 27 – December 3

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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!

wreath2Advent Wreath Making

THIS Sunday, November 27, parishioners of all ages are invited to come make Advent wreaths together from 9:30-10:30 AM in the Parish Hall. There is no need to sign up. Enough supplies will be available to make 40 wreaths on a first-come, first-served basis. One wreath per household please and a $5 donation would be welcome. Please bring small pruning shears and supplies (additional greenery from your garden, ribbon, pinecones, etc.) from home to personalize your wreath or to share with others.

SAGES: Dinner & Concert

SAGES will attend the Northwinds Holiday Concert on Tuesday, November 29 at 7:30 PM and enjoy dinner together prior to the concert. Dinner reservations were requested by November 21 but please meet us at First Baptist at 7:30 PM for the Northwinds Concert if you didn’t make a reservation. The concert is free, however donations will be taken at the door.

Angel Tree

Angel tree gifts should be returned unwrapped with the angel tag firmly attached by Wednesday, November 30. Bring them to the parish office during the week, or leave them under the Christmas tree in the greeting area. We thank you for your 2016 participation as we welcome the holiday season spirit of giving.

Candlelight Café: November 30 190_candlelightcafe

The very popular Candlelight Café returns to GWAG on Wednesdays in Advent. After dinner we linger a bit over our coffee and dessert. The programs provide some unique opportunities for learning and fellowship. Parishioners are encouraged to come relax in Grace Church’s Candlelight Café during the holiday season!

DINNER at 5:30 PM
Regular Entrée: Roast Beef
Vegetarian: Tortellini
Child: 1/2 portion regular entrée or PBJ
Sides: Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Carrots, Tossed Salad, Rolls/Butter
Dessert: Key Lime Pie and Pecan Pie

Please make a reservation by Monday, November 28 at noon. The cost is $10/adults, $5/youth (6th-12th grade), and free/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.

PROGRAM at 6:30 PM
As we begin this season of hopeful anticipation, all ages will gather together to focus on the Holy Family by making our own crèche figures and nativity scenes. No special skills required. Come enjoy a relaxing creative project together!

A nursery and childcare are available by reservation only. Older children are encouraged to participate in all of our Candlelight Café events.

Christmas Poinsettias

If you would like to make an offering for Christmas poinsettias, please fill out a Christmas Flowers form and return it to the office by Friday, December 16. Contributions may be made in thanksgiving for or in memory of loved ones, friends and family. Acknowledgement will be published in the Christmas Eve worship bulletins.

Grace Art Show

The Creative Expression Art cluster is happy to announce details of the 2017 Grace Member Art Show.  The show will open March 15 and run through April 23. Participation as an artist is limited to Grace members.

Please visit our website for details and participation application. If you have questions or want to volunteer for planning and installation, please email arts@gracechurchgainesville.org or contact Jim Taflinger. We look forward to showcasing the incredible artistic talents we have in our Grace family.

Save the Date:

  • December 4: Christmas on Green Street Parade
  • December 10: Parish Advent Retreat
  • December 11: Blue Christmas Service
  • December 18: Lessons & Carols

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