Next Week’s News: January 1-7

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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!

New Year’s Day

Please note that there will be ONE combined service of worship at 10:00 AM on New Year’s Day, January 1. There will be no Christian Education classes, no nursery, and no Children’s Chapel.

No Newsletter This Week

There will be NO newsletter emailed on Friday, December 30. The first newsletter of the new year will be dated January 8 and the deadline for that newsletter is Monday, January 2.

Youth Retreat @ Camp Mikell

The deadline to register for DYC youth retreat at Camp Mikell is January 1. Cost is $100. Register at  https://goo.gl/vn9e6y DYC is an annual retreat, led by youth (our own Louisa Gille is a leader!) and adults of the diocese. It begins on Friday, January 6 with dinner at 5pm at Camp Mikell and ends with lunch, Sunday, January 8.

Office Schedule

The parish office will be closed on Monday, January 2.

guitarclub

Strum with a Chum

I bought myself a guitar for Christmas and am learning how to play chords! I wonder who would be interested in joining me on Wednesday nights to play guitar together? Whether you have played for years, or never before picked up a guitar, you are invited to join the guitar club. Come “Strum with a Chum” on Wednesday nights from January 4 – February 22. Dinner is at 5:30 PM (make a reservation) and guitar club at 6:15 PM.

Fr. Stuart

Wednesday Evening at Grace

Dinner Come eat dinner together on Wednesday, January 4 at 5:30 PM! Since the office is closed January 2, meal and nursery/childcare reservations are due by 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 3. Sign up online, at the information station, or call the church office. Full details and policies on our website.

  • Menu: Country Fried Steak, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Peas, Mixed Green Salad, Yeast Rolls, Banana Pudding
  • Vegetarian Entree: Black Bean Burger
  • 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.

Grace Member Art Show

Grace Church artists are reminded to visit our website for details and the participation application for our 2017 Grace Member Art Show. The deadline to apply is January 9 and the show will run March 15 through April 23. We look forward to showcasing the incredible artistic talents we have here at Grace. Email arts@gracechurchgainesville.org with questions.

Volunteer to Help With Family Promise

We will host Family Promise guests for TWO weeks next month, from January 15-29. That means double the amount of volunteer effort will be needed, There are MANY ways to help, from donating food, serving meals, setting up bedrooms, doing laundry, and spending the night at church. Please prayerfully consider how you might be able to contribute and sign up by filling in the spreadsheet at this link.

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