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Grace Notes – Nov 18

This Week’s Sermons

Pastor Michael:  “10,000 Reasons”
Pastor Kyle:  “Blessed”
Missed a service? Catch up on sermons you’ve missed (or listen again!) at graceumc.church/sermons.

Advent Study

Join Pastor Nanette on Monday evenings, Dec. 2, 9, and 16 from 6:30 – 8:00; or Thursday mornings, Dec. 5, 12, and 19 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. for “Light of the World,” by Amy Jill-Levine.  We’ll explore the biblical texts surrounding the birth of Jesus tracing the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi. All are welcome to include a faith focus on the journey leading to Christmas! Registration available through the Grace UMC website or call Karen in the church office 913-859-0111.

Advent Family Kit

Starting December 1, be sure to pick up your weekly Family Advent Kits. These kits include a guide plus supplies to encourage your family to spend time together through devotionals, fun family activities, and service projects to do together!

Parent Night Out!

Parents: Do you need a date night? Or a night to finish holiday shopping? Or maybe just a few hours to do nothing? Enjoy a night out during this busy season while we provide a fun and safe evening for your kids 6 weeks through 5th grade! Kids will enjoy dinner, have fun with crafts and games, enjoy popcorn and a hot chocolate bar, watch a movie, and more!  As a bonus, our Club 45 will get a special opportunity in the night to go on the Amazing Christmas Race around the church.  $10/child.  Spots are limited so be sure to register for Parent Night Out on Friday, December 13, from 6-9 p.m.: tiny.cc//GraceKidsPNO

Children & Youth Programming

There will be no children or youth programming on December 1st. “Please enjoy worshiping together with your family as we usher in the holiday season”

Fall Family Serve Day

Thank you to all who Participated
You made our first Fall Family Serve Day a huge success!  We were able to make 80 meals for the homeless, place mats to share joy at Center of Grace community dinners cards and ornaments for our home-bound friends, sort legos for the giving Brick and serve 13 families by helping with light yard work.  We can’t wait to do this again!

Hanging of the Green

Come help Deck the Halls at Grace for the Advent Season.  The banners fly, the Greens are Hung, the Tree rises, and the ornaments are placed.  The season of joy begins November 24th.  Grace is beautiful during Advent.  Join us in making this happen.  Begin with a quick lunch of pizza at 12:00 Noon and then enjoy this fun time together.

Alternative Gift Fair

Tired of giving the same candles or gift cards for Christmas every year?  On November 24th, stop by the chapel and visit with representatives from local nonprofit agencies, including our own Center of Grace.   International projects connected to Grace mission teams will be represented as well. You’ll have the opportunity to donate to a great cause in honor of a friend or family member, or purchase handmade goods and crafts from Ten Thousand Villages which supports the entrepreneurship of craftspeople in the developing world.  No time to shop?  Take your order form home and return it to the church office with payment by December 1st.

New Blankets for Safehome

During the month of November, Missions is collecting NEW, twin-sized blankets for Safehome, a shelter for people dealing with domestic abuse.  They are requesting new only, used blankets collected will go to Grace’s clothing closet to fulfill needs there. Labeled boxes will be available for your donations through out the church.  Thank you for your support.

Trip to Southern Africa

Dr. Lutgen is putting together a two week Trip to Southern Africa for next June, 2020.  It will begin in Cape Town, South Africa one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and from there travel to The Kruger for a Safari. Then on to Johannesburg the economic engine of Africa and finally to Victoria Falls and the Chobe.  This will be a group of about 20 of which half are already committed to participate.  If interested contact Dr. Lutgen klutgenjr@gmail.com.

Missing Something? I’m lost and I want to go home!!

Please visit the lost and found table in the Narthex in November to find your misplaced umbrella, glasses, coat, sweater or jewelry.  These items really want to go home for the holidays and be loved again.