Teen Ministry Website Page—Teens and parents! Grace has updated the teen group page on the Grace website. The new page is called Teen Ministry, and is located under the Connect tab. The page has links to some devotional and topical resources for you to use with your teen. There is more to come to this page, so check it out and keep an eye out for future announcements about new content!

Moms Group Summer Park Play Dates—Hey, Moms! The last Wednesday Park Play Date is set for July 17 at Klode Park in Whitefish Bay. For questions, contact Anna Bondow at dabondow@gmail.com with any questions.

Grace in Action July and August Donation Drive—Grace in Action will start a donation drive this month to collect school supplies for Sojourner Family Peace Center, which provides prevention and intervention services for families affected by domestic violence. A bin will be placed in the Grace Center, with a list of needed supplies. Questions, contact Kathy Schlecht, via email at kathyschlecht3@gmail.com or by calling 414-870-5221.

Installation for Minister of Music Kevin Becker—In May 2019, the church council extended a divine call to church administrator Kevin Becker to serve as Grace’s new full-time Minister of Music, which he has accepted! His installation will take place during the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, July 21, with a small cake-and-punch reception to follow in the Grace Center atrium.

RootedMKE Beach Bash—On Saturday, July 13 from 1-5 p.m., join RootedMKE for a fun afternoon at Bradford Beach! Volleyball, frisbee, and an assortment of other beach-related activities will take place. No RSVP necessary. Visit the Facebook event HERE, or contact Luke Thomford at 989-751-7694 or email rootedmke@gmail.com for details.

RootedMKE Goes to Wisconsin State Fair—Join RootedMKE on Sunday, Aug. 4, 3-8 p.m., for a fun-filled day at the Wisconsin State Fair! Enjoy an afternoon of strolling the fairgrounds, sampling some great fried fair food, and checking out the best of what Wisconsin has to offer. For details contact Josh Grefe at 507-995-4934 or email rootedmke@gmail.com.

Parking Lot Maintenance—Grace’s surface parking lot (between the church and Grace Center) will be closed in the upcoming weeks for maintenance and resealing. Please plan accordingly, and contact the church office with any questions. Thanks for your understanding.

First Fridays Presents Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes—Come to Grace on Friday, Aug. 2, at 5 p.m., and enjoy Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52 and Op. 65. This concert will feature local artists Saira FrankKristen DiNinnoTim Rebers,Thomas WeisJames Nowack, and Maggie Rebers. Concert is free and open to the public, and will last approximately an hour, with refreshments served post-concert. 
Please note: there isn’t a First Fridays concert during the month of July.

Happy Hobby Hour: Cigars—It’s back again! On Friday, Aug. 9, starting at 5:30 p.m., enjoy a fun, summer evening as Uhle’s Cigars and Grace member Joe Gruszka l lead an informal yet educational presentation on cigars. Cost is $5, and includes tasty appetizers, high-quality cigars, and raffle entry. Must be 18 or older to attend. For details, contact Events Assistant Julie Schoenrock at jschoenrock@gracedowntown.org. Please note: there isn’t a Happy Hobby Hour during the month of July.

Blood Drive at Grace—Grace Lutheran Church and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin are once again teaming up for a summertime blood drive! Supplies have been low this year, so every little bit helps! Sign-up times will be available in July, with links on the Grace website, and will take place between 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This blood drive will be held on Sunday, Aug. 18 in the Grace Center Great Hall. For more information, contact Julie Schoenrock at jschoenrock@gracedowntown.org.

Angel Tree Thank You Cards—We recently received thank you notes from all the children who received gifts from Grace members this past Christmas through the annual Angel Tree. After church today, check out the display in the Parish Center. Special thanks to Events Assistant and Grace member Julie Schoenrock for putting it together! 

Want to do more with foster kids and families? 
Consider adopting a foster family through WELS Kingdom Workers! Details can be found HERE.

Sunday Morning Grace Center Hosts Needed—Grace is seeking smiling faces to greet members and guests who visit the coffee shop or attend Bible study in the Great Hall on Sunday mornings! Tasks may include replenishing treats for Bible study, monitoring the parking lot, and assisting the coffee shop barista with closing duties. Building hosts are stationed in the Grace Center atrium, near the Juneau Ave. entrance. Free coffee drink of choice from Grace Place during your shift! Three shift times available: 7-8:45, 8:45-10:15, 10:15-noon. Questions, contact Events Assistant Julie Schoenrock at jschoenrock@gracedowntown.org.