Happening at Grace

Grace Members in Need—Our Seminary Senior Assistant, Michael Hollmann, and his wife, Erin, recently had a baby who came very early! They have requested some assistance with meals. If you are able to help them, please go to mealtrain.com/vwgmg6 for more information and to sign up! If you have any questions, or do not have computer access and want to help, call Sarah Egelseer at 920-285-8775. Thank you for your consideration in helping them through this difficult time!

Assist with Campus Ministry—College students are back in class and Grace’s campus ministry is in full swing at MSOE and (new this year) Marquette. Your help is needed! Rides to church are needed for Marquette students on Sunday mornings as well as in forming a Campus Ministry group that would coordinate meals, events, and care-packages for students. If you are passionate about serving young people at this important stage of life, please contact Pastor Strong at astrong@gracedowntown.org.

First Fridays presents Steeplechasers—Check out this dynamic chamber music ensemble on Friday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary. With a rotating group of local musicians, Steeplechasers performs classical masterworks that may include strings, piano, woodwinds, or percussion. Learn more at steeplechasersmke.com. First Fridays concerts are free and last about an hour. Light refreshments follow the performance.

An Open Forum will be held Sunday, Nov. 4, at 9 and 10:15 a.m. in the Heritage Room (church basement). Scrumptious bacon and other refreshments will be served, courtesy of the church council. Come for an update and discussion of Grace’s strategic plan and goals for 2019, including expanded ministry at Grace and downtown. You can also check the Grace website for a brief survey on what you would like to discuss and to ask questions in advance. 

Volunteers for Grace Fine Art & Craft Festival—Our annual Fine Art & Craft Festival is on Sunday, Nov. 4. This community outreach event welcomes artisans from all over southeast Wisconsin. Volunteers are needed Saturday night and Sunday, assisting artists with load-in/load-out and setup, and greeting guests. Grace Place Coffee is also in need of volunteer baristas the day of the festival. If you are able to help please email Renee Hundley at rhundley@gracedowntown.org. Thanks in advance.

Grace in Action November Event—Join Grace in Action at Feeding America (1700 W. Fond du Lac Ave.) on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon. We will be sorting, labeling, and packaging food items. Children 10 and older are welcome. Contact Suzanne Knapp suzanneknapp@msn.com to sign up.

The Point of Grace Christmas Party—Join Point of Grace Campus Ministry on Friday, Nov. 30, @ 6 p.m. for a concert celebration to kick off the Christmas and holiday season! Food and fun start at 6 p.m; Him and Her concert at 7 p.m. Him and Her are Seth and Jenna Herlich who share their passion for God’s Word and music. This event is geared toward college-aged young adults, but the concert is open to everyone!

Save the Date: Advent By Candlelight is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1. All ladies of Grace are invited and encouraged to host a table for the event! Thanks to some small changes, hosting a table this year will be easier than ever! Hosting a table presents an opportunity to focus your heart on Advent and Christmas, an opportunity for fellowship with other ladies from Grace, and an opportunity for evangelism—reach out and invite a friend who may not have a strong church connection. Please sign up to host a table by Oct. 29; signup sheets are available in the Parish Center and Grace Center, or call the church office, 414-271-3006. You are also welcome to contact ABC coordinator Sarah Egelseer, 920-285-8775 or sarahegelseer@live.com. Also look for more information to come in the Grace Notes and the Grace Newsletter!

Grace in the Ward Concert—Grace’s second site ministry, located in the Broadway Theatre Center (158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee), welcomes Him and Her on Sunday, Dec. 2,  as part of the worship service. Him and Her are Seth and Jenna Herlich who share their passion for God’s Word and music. Learn more at himandherlich.com.

Volunteers for Night to Shine—Grace will host Night To Shine on Friday, Feb. 8, from 5:30-9 p.m. in the Grace Center. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation for individuals with special needs ages 14 and older. Volunteers are needed in many different areas to make this all come together. Sign-up sheets are available in the Parish Center lobby as well as online. Brief descriptions of responsibilities for each area are included on the sign-up sheets, so pick whatever suits you best. Questions, contact Renee Hundley at rhundley@gracedowntown.org or Drew Carter at dcarter@gracedowntown.org.