Next Week’s News: January 15-21

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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!

Family Promise

We will host Family Promise guests from January 15-29. There are still a few volunteer openings, please prayerfully consider how you might be able to contribute and sign up on the spreadsheet.

Parish Office Closed

The office will be closed on Monday, January 16.

Strum with a Chum

A new guitar club is meeting after dinner on Wednesday nights until February 22! Whether you have played for years, or never before picked up a guitar, you are welcome to come “Strum with a Chum.” Dinner is at 5:30 PM (make a reservation) and guitar club at 6:15 PM.

Wednesday Night at Grace

Dinner Come eat dinner together on Wednesday, January 18 at 5:30 PM! Since the office is closed on Monday, meal and nursery/childcare reservations are due by 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 17. Sign up online, at the information station, or call the church office. Full details and policies on our website.

  • Menu: Lasagna, Caesar Salad, Broccoli, Garlic Bread, Cannolis
  • Vegetarian Entree: Vegetable 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 News

Register for Confirmation Sessions Calling all 9th & 10th graders (and anyone older who hasn’t yet been confirmed) – register now for the new confirmation class beginning January 29. This special class will meet Sunday afternoons from 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM on January 29, February 12, 19, 26, and March 12, 19. The final meeting is Saturday March 25 and Confirmation is April 2 at the Cathedral. These classes will be led by different members of the Grace community and lunch will be provided. Contact Father Alan or Cheryl Kelley for questions and more information. Register NOW at https://goo.gl/QGZR6n

Register Now for Retreats @ Camp Mikell New Beginnings (Middle School) February 3-5 and Happening (High School) February 24-26. These fun and spiritual weekends are full of community, music, and laughter. Cost is $100. Scholarships are always available. Register for both of these at www.eycdioatl.org/calendar.html

Young Adult News

Retreat: February 17-19 @ Camp Mikell Hey, Young Adults(ages 18-22), register now for the first ever diocesan Young Adult retreat Feb 17-19 at Camp Mikell. Cost is $50 but this shouldn’t deter you! Payment is optional. Anything you contribute helps someone else attend! Register now at https://goo.gl/VbtF39

Register Now for Women’s SUMMIT @ First Baptist Come hear Rachel Held Evans, one of the critical voices re-connecting faith with our lives in the world, January 20-21. Her book, Searching for Sunday, is one of those books you just have to check out… Now you can get up close with the author over this weekend. Cost is $25. Register at www.fbcgainesville.org

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