Happening Around Grace

Save the Date: Open Forum & Congregation Meeting—Save the date for Sunday, Jan. 20, for an open forum and congregation meeting! Join president Josh Schermerhorn and council members at either 9 or 10:15 a.m. in the Grace Center Great Hall for an update and review of 2018 and our ministry goals for 2019. A congregation meeting will start at 11:45 a.m. to vote on the 2019 budget and new council members. Doughnuts and light refreshments will be provided. Please note that there is no Sunday morning Bible class this day. Questions, contact council president Josh Schermerhorn at josh.schermerhorn@gmail.com or call the church office at 414-271-3006 to connect with one of the pastors.

Offering Envelopes for 2019—If you haven’t picked up your offering envelopes for 2019 yet, please do so! Envelopes can be found in the Parish Center, on the Welcome Center counter. Those already enrolled in electronic giving are not assigned envelopes, but if you would still like a box of them, contact the church office or indicate this on the clipboard near the envelopes.

Flower Chart for 2019—Do you have a special anniversary, birthday, or celebration coming up? Consider sharing that joy with Grace with a gift of altar flowers! Many dates are available in 2019—stop by the flower chart at the south end of the church entryway. Questions, contact the church office, 414-271- 3006 or email data@gracedowntown.org.

Thank you!—Long time Grace member John Daly had requested assistance with meals after his wife, Ginny, an active Grace member who serves as flower coordinator and wedding host, recently suffered a stroke and underwent rehab. The Dalys would like to thank everyone who helped provide them with meals. They are no longer needed.

Lost and Found—The lost and found is overflowing with coats, scarves, gloves, and random accessories. Missing something? Items are on display in the Parish Center; be sure to stop by and take a look to see if any long lost items of yours will be found! All remaining items will be donated or discarded.

Grace Book Club—Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to read more? Grace’s Book Club meets the third Tuesday of every month at Grace Place. Titles are in the January newsletter. Questions? Contact Angela Hohenstein at cleoang@gmail.com.

Gracemade Updates & Upcoming Projects—Gracemade has now donated almost 300 items to local people in need! Upcoming dates and projects include: cowl scarves (Jan. 19), pillowcases (Feb. 16), and walker/bed bags (Mar. 16). You can also be involved on your own time at home. Blankets of any sort, scarves and hats are welcome anytime, along with items we’re making that particular month. There’s a bin in the Parish Center with a green lid for items you make at home. Questions? Contact Rachel LaMantia at gracemademke@gmail.com.

Grace YP January Event: Escape Room—Join Grace YP on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Escape MKE (3333 N Mayfair Rd, Wauwatosa). The group will have an hour to attempt to escape Mr. Dupree’s Office. Cost is $15 per person (thanks to Grace covering the other half of the cost!). The room allows for a max of 10 players, so please RSVP in advance—if there is more interest, the possibility of booking another room is possible. Contact graceyp@gmail.com for details.

Assist with Campus Ministry—Did you know you can help with Grace’s campus ministry at MSOE and Marquette? Rides to church, providing meals, hosting events, and care-packages for students are all areas you can help serve! Questions? Contact Pastor Strong at astrong@gracedowntown.org.

Women of Grace February Event—Women of Grace is kicking off 2019 with a special screening of The War Room on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 9 a.m. until noon in the Grace Center Great Hall. This event will kick off a new five-week Bible study series on Sunday mornings. Details for the Bible study series can be found on the back page. Questions, contact the church office at 414-271-3006 or via data@gracedowntown.org.

Volunteers for Night to Shine—Night To Shine, an unforgettable prom night event for individuals with special needs ages 14 and older, is set for Friday, Feb. 8, from 5:30-9 p.m. in the Grace Center, and volunteers are needed. Sign-up sheets are available in the Parish Center lobby. Questions, contact Events Director Renee Hundley at rhundley@gracedowntown.org or Staff Minister Drew Carter at dcarter@gracedowntown.org.

Want to spread the news about an event at Grace? Email Amanda Schumacher, Communications Coordinator, at aschumacher@gracedowntown.org