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Grace Notes – Jan 13

This Week’s Sermons

Pastor Nanette: “Not Done Dreaming”
Pastor Michael:  “Watch Out”
Pastor Kyle: “Remain”  https://commongrace.church/sermons/recent-sermons/
Missed a service? Catch up on sermons you’ve missed (or listen again!) at graceumc.church/sermons.

Many thanks to everyone that served our Grace members, family and friends during the Christmas Eve and Christmas Eve Eve services.  It takes many hands to get us through those evenings. It went very smoothly due to the graciousness of all who helped.  Special thanks to our head ushers, Rick Webb, Gary Chura and Brad Delay and to our Communion Coordinators, Kathie Pelan, Tracy Hemsath and Walt Cooper.

“Prodigal God” Book Study

What:  “The Prodigal God” by Timothy Keller
Where:  Room 204 (Chapel)
When:  Thursday’s, Jan 23, Feb 6 & 13
Time:    9:30 – 11:00am
Cost:     $15/book

Join Pastor Nanette as author Timothy Keller uses the parable of the prodigal son to reveal an unexpected message of hope and salvation.  Within the parable Jesus reveals God’s prodigal grace toward both the irreligious and the moralistic  This book will challenge both the devout and the skeptic to see Christianity in a new way.

GUMY 2020 Summer Mission Trips

Dates for summer mission trips have been set, as well as locations.  This year, in all our locations (KC/Omaha/Chicago) we will have a blend of work sites.  Students will be able to rotate through a variety of different service options.  We can expect sites to be anything from food pantries (like Harvesters) to serving the  homeless and hungry a meal (like NourishKC), doing manual labor (like Habitat for Humanity), engaging with the elderly and helping a local church do children’s studies and care.

Additional information and registration links can be found on the website:  https://graceumc.church/ministries/youth/

Chair Yoga Coming to Grace!

You asked, Grace is answering!  Weekly Chair Yoga sessions
Sundays at 2:00 PM — Grace Gathering Room

Come to the Grace Gathering Room for a gentle 50-60 minute class.  Wear comfy, stretchable clothes.  No charge, no experience needed.  RSVP or for more information, contact:  olsonrobin711@gmail.com.

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga done sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support. It is beneficial if you have limited mobility, want to improve flexibility, strengthen muscles, reduce stress, increase bone density, work on balance, expand lung capacity, and have fun!

Company’s Coming

Mark you Calendars for a Hospitality Workshop on Saturday, January 25 from 8:30 to 10:30am at Grace UMC.  A simple breakfast will be provided as we share and learn about cultivating a Culture of Hospitality in the church.

Glendora Davis, a local actress, play-writer, puppeteer, event planner, and church outreach coordinator will share her passion for the ministry of Hospitality.  Growing up in Appalachia, Glendora fondly remembers the excitement and anticipation when the clarion call went out, “Company’s coming.”  Daily she witnessed the simple, “Howdy, come up on the porch and sit a while.  Can I get you some tea?”  Since then, she has studied and observed models of hospitality in churches and business.  She will provide ideas for refreshing and renewing the ministry of Hospitality in the church. RSVP to Pastor Cheryl at csingersol@graceumc.church or Kristi at kcooper@graceumc.church.
Everyone is Welcome and Invited  Come eat, share, learn and be inspired!

Be a Third Grader’s Blessing

If you would like to be a part of an important faith journey milestone to third graders and their families, congregation members are invited to sponsor the cost of a Third Grade Bible Kit for $30.  This kit will include an engaging Bible for kids, student guide book and parent guide book.  These Bible Kits will be presented to all Third Graders Sunday, February 9th.
Envelopes for sponsorship will be available outside the coffee shop and in the church office. Contact Mona Candea (mcandea@graceumc.church) for more information or questions.

3rd Grade Bible Presentation Sunday, February 9th
It will be a joy and honor to present our 2019-2020 Third Graders with their very own Bible on Sunday, February 9! We invite all third graders and their families to be a part of this special event.  Third Graders and their families will join us for a small reception in the 3rd-floor loft area where we will present a Bible to each student at 10:20am.  Following the reception, students and their families are invited to the Celebration Center for the 10:45 a.m. service, during which students will be recognized with a special blessing and sermon by Pastor Nanette.

Interested in Membership at Grace UMC?

Join us January 26,  at 12 PM in the Coffee Shop for Coffee with the Pastors.  This is an informal fellowship event where you can ask questions and learn about our church, our missions center, and our newest campus, Common Grace. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. Childcare is available as needed.

Community Blood Drive   January 26    Chapel (Room 204)

Sign ups begin Sunday January 19th.  Everyone registering to donate blood January 26th can choose to receive either a limited edition KC Chiefs t-shirt or an NFL sanctioned KC Chiefs ball cap.  In addition, everyone donating blood in January is eligible to win one of two Chiefs Fan Packs in a random drawing to include two 2020-2021 season tickets with one season parking pass and two Chiefs hats.

2O2O Grace Extravaganza

is an annual benefit dinner and auction to raise funds for our Missions and Ministries. This year on Friday, March 6, we will host a FIESTA FOR FUNDS with Food, Music and Fun – all to benefit the missions of our church.

There is also a Kids Extravaganza.
Watch for posters with more information.

FIESTA for FUNDS Tickets go on sale Sunday, Feb 2nd.
Visit our table outside the Coffee Shop for sign ups, forms and information.

It takes many volunteers to make this event a success.
We are currently in need of help in the following areas:
Team Volunteers:  
Seek donations,  set-up auction rooms, and work the night of the event.  Contact: Liz Dunsing at elizabethdunsing@gmail.com or call (913) 269-4233.
Table Hosts: 
Play host at a table for the evening.  No cooking or cleaning required!  – Just decorate your table and fill with friends! Contact Kim Reid at kimmer66223@sbcglobal.net  or  call (913) 530-6478  or Kathie Pelan at kathiejo1258@gmail.com or call (913) 585-1159.
Donations for Silent & Live Auctions: 
Past donations have included vacation timeshares, hotel getaways, gift certificates, fine art, jewelry, toys, tickets to sporting events, other event tickets, classes and even puppies!  New and Antique items only please.  Drop off donations in the church office through February 26th.  Contact Sharon Spencer at spence0825@gmail.com or call (913) 485-0692.
Let us know if you would like to help!!  For more information, contact Liz Dunsing at elizabethdunsing@gmail.com  or (913) 269-4233.