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Grace Notes – November 11

This Week’s Sermons

Pastor Nanette: ” Our Way of Life”
Pastor Michael:  “Creating Connection”
Pastor Kyle:  “Birthday Blessing”
Missed a service? Catch up on sermons you’ve missed (or listen again!) at graceumc.church/sermons.

Don’t Forget Your Giving Plan for 2020 Cards

Don’t forget your 2020 Plan for Giving cards are now due back. If you need a card, you can find one in the kiosks in the welcome center. Please place them in the offering plate, drop them in the mail or bring them to the church office.

If you prefer to give online, please press here to go directly to the Grace PushPay account where you can select a one-time gift or setup recurring giving.  If you need a card, you can find one in the kiosks in the welcome centers or in the church office. Please prayerfully consider being one of the 400 families to increase your giving by $10 per week or more.  Know that all giving is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity.

Fall Family Serve Day

All are invited to participate!

There are projects for every age group.  You don’t need kids at home to participate in the Family Serve Day. All are invited to come and be a part, kids, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends … you can be a blessing to someone. Join us this Saturday, November 16th starting at 8:30 am for donuts, coffee and hot chocolate as we gather together and prepare for our projects.  Preschool through second grade students and families will serve in a variety of ways at Grace including projects for: Scraps KC (making individual frozen meals for the  homeless); The Giving Brick (sorting Legos); The Kindness Rock Project; Center of Grace (Thanksgiving placemats and table favors for community dinner); Grace Care Ministry (making ornaments and cards for our shut ins) and creating Giving Plates. Our third through twelfth grade students and their parents will have the opportunity to choose to stay at Grace and work or go to one of our projects off site doing light yard work.  We will finish with everyone back at the church at noon. Childcare is available for young children if not participating in a project.   Families come in all different shapes and sizes and we welcome those with and without children! Register to participate at tiny.cc/FallFamilyServe

If you are unable to participate that day, you can still help us make a difference by donating money or items towards our homeless meals and other projects. Contact Stacy Guerrero at sguerrero@graceumc.church for more information.

As part of Fall Family Serve Day. . .
6th-12th grade students will be volunteering to help with any fall yard work chores such as raking leaves or spreading mulch! Please fill out a registration form (found in the Welcome Center) and return to the drop-box (in the Welcome Center) by November 3rd. After you’ve submitted your form, a GUMY staff member will be in contact with you to discuss the details!

30 Day Family Thankfulness Challenge

The Bible says to “give thanks” to God more than 50 times! We want to help you instill a spirit of gratitude in your family. Next week be sure to pick up your 30 Days of Thankfulness family kit outside the Coffee Shop. Use this resource as a way to take some time together as a family and say thanks to God!

Can you do the 30 day challenge?!

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.

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.

Olathe Community Orchestra Presents “Czech, Please!”

Join us Sunday, November 17,  at 3:00pm in the Celebration Center as the Olathe Community Orchestra performs selections from Bohemian master composers featuring In Nature’s Realm by Antonin Dvorak, the Scherzo Fantastique by Josef Suk, Sinfonia Pastorale by Johann Stamitz, and Three Dances from “The Bartered Bride” by Bderich Smetana.

Admission is free
There will be a reception during intermission

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

Poinsettia Order Forms

If you would like to purchase a plant for your home or office or would like to donate a poinsettia to decorate our worship spaces for Christmas, order forms are now available in the Welcome Centers. All orders need to be turned in by Sunday, November 17th.  You may drop them in the boxes located in the Welcome Centers or bring them to the church office

Join the YES Group on a Day Trip of FUN

Sign ups end this week. Be sure to get signed up to join The YES group on their next outing – a day trip to the WWI Museum and the 9-11 Memorial.  Top off your trip with lunch at Cenzetti’s.  Come join in the fun Thursday, November 14.  Pick up an information sheet in the welcome center.  Questions?  Call Judi Goertzen at 913-322-2818