News for April 22-28

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VBS Registration Now Open

Kids in rising PreK-5th grade are invited to join us for Vacation Bible School, “Wizards and Wonders: A Hero’s Journey with Harry Potter,” June 25-29 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Together we will explore how we are all called to journey with God, how we are transformed along the way, and how we become the people God created us to be.

Registration is now open to all. Priority will be given to Grace Church parishioners and Children of Grace preschool students who register by Sunday, May 1. Space will be limited so don’t wait to register!

Link » Online Registration

Women’s Study Continues

The women of Grace will continue their book study of Barefoot: A Story of Surrendering to God by Sharon Garlough Brown on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 until May 16.  Join us in the conference room to explore themes of gratitude, grief, longing and hope with your fellow travelers.

Wednesday Night at Grace

Dinner Come eat dinner together on Wednesday, April 25 at 5:30 PM! Sign up online, at the information station, or call the church office by noon on Monday.

Menu: chicken parmesan, creamed corn, rice pilaf, salad, rolls, cherry cobbler
Vegetarian Entree: eggplant parmesan
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 (children up to 5th grade) is offered from 5:00-9:00 PM on Wednesdays. Reservations are necessary and should be made on the same form as meal reservations.

Program Following the meal on April 25, Jeff Jones and Fr. Stuart will continue our special Wednesday evening program series exploring how the story of the creation of the universe answers the deepest questions of who we are, what our home is and the purpose of our lives.

Graduate Recognition

Grace Church will soon publish our annual bulletin honoring all graduates from high school, college, and graduate school. High school graduates will also be recognized at church on Sunday, May 20. Please note there is one combined service at 10:00 AM on May 20, followed by our annual parish picnic.

If you (or your child) will graduate this spring, fill out the online recognition form and send a photo to Jennifer at jwilliams@gracechurchgainesville.org. The deadline to submit information for the bulletin is Sunday, May 13. Information submitted after the deadline will not appear in the published bulletin but high school graduates will still be recognized at church.

News from the Diocese

Read the latest issue of Connecting, the newsletter for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, at this link.

Upcoming

  • May 6: Art Show Closes
  • May 6: Evensong
  • May 8: COG PreK Graduation
  • May 9: COG last day of school & ice cream social
  • May 11: Movie Night
  • May 13: Doughn-It Feel Good to Be at Grace
  • May 20: One Service and Annual Parish Picnic
  • 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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