News for January 21-27

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Sunday Forum Update

The Adult Sunday Forum meets in the parish hall each Sunday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 AM to explore various topics of interest throughout the year. On January 21 and 28 participants in the recent Pilgrimage to Israel and Italy will share their experiences and reflections.

The Highjacked Brain

Mark your calendar for the next “Not My Family” forum, The Highjacked Brain,” as an expert in brain chemistry shares how substances and traumatic events affect the teenage brain. We’ll cover what to look for, what to do, and how one time/place can change a young person’s life and that of his or her family forever. This second forum of the “Not My Family” series will be presented on Tuesday, January 23 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Brenau Downtown Center, 301 Main Street in Gainesville.

COG Fall Registration

Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is currently under way for the Children of Grace preschool. Episcopal families can register Sunday, January 21 in the greeting area from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM. You will need to fill out a registration form and pay the $75 registration fee.

Openings will be made available to the general public on Thursday, January 25 starting at 9:30 AM. If you have any questions please call the preschool office at 770-536-9088.

Wednesday Night at Grace

Dinner Come eat dinner together on Wednesday, January 24 at 5:30 PM! Sign up online, at the information station, or call the church office no later than noon on Monday, January 22.

  • Menu: baked tilapia, rice pilaf, green beans, mixed green salad, rolls , lemon bars
  • Vegetarian Entree: cheese tortellini, marinara sauce
  • Children: 1/2 portion regular menu or PBJ, cookies

If you make a reservation and do not attend, you will still be asked to pay for the meal that is ordered for you. Thank you for understanding. Cost is free for kids up to 5th grade, $5 youth (6th-12th grade), and $10 adults. Nursery/childcare (up to 5th grade) is offered from 5:00-9:00 PM. Reservations are necessary and can be made on the same form as meal reservations.

Program Following the meal on January 24, Fr. Stuart will continue his special conversation series leading up to our Annual Meeting on January 31.


  • January 31: Annual Parish Meeting
  • February 9: Movie Night
  • February 13: Pancake Supper
  • February 14: Ash Wednesday
  • February 18-25: Family Promise
  • February 21: Ecumenical Worship/Lunch at Grace
  • February 22: SAGES Lunch and Team Trivia
  • Full Calendar of Events

This blog post highlights some events and news pertinent to 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!

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