Grace Church Picnic—The Grace Church Picnic is today, starting at noon at LaFollette Park (1100 S. 92nd St., West Allis—two blocks north of Greenfield Ave). Hamburgers, hot dogs, all utensils and soft drinks are provided. If you would like adult beverages, you may bring your own. Help with set up and take down is also appreciated! See you there!

Wedding at Grace—Veronica Fenske and Grace member Nicholas Buzzell were united in marriage at Grace on Saturday, June 22. May God bless this couple in their new life together.

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, under the Connect tab, and 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! CLICK HERE to check it out!

Moms Group Summer Park Play Dates—Hey, Moms! Friday mornings together are over, but that means Wednesday Park Play Dates are back for the summer! Dates and locations below:

June 26: Oakwood Park (Menomonee Falls)
July 10: Doctors Park (Fox Point)
July 17: Klode Park (Whitefish Bay

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 next month to collect school supplies for Sojourner Family Peace Center, which provides prevention and intervention services for families affected by domestic violence. Watch upcoming GraceNotes for more information regarding what types of school supplies will be collected. Questions, contact Kathy Schlecht, via email at kathyschlecht3@gmail.com or by calling 414-870-5221.

RootedMKE Trivia at Hoyt Park—Join RootedMKE at the Hoyt Park Beer Garden in Wauwatosa on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. during the summer for trivia night! For more details, visit the Quizmaster Trivia Facebook page, email rootedmke@gmail.com, or check out the RootedMKE group page on Facebook.

RootedMKE Beach Bash—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. Contact Luke Thomford at 989-751-7694 or email rootedmke@gmail.com for details.

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 Frank, Kristen DiNinno, Tim Rebers, Thomas Weis, James 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 Gruska 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.

Grace Center Hosts Wanted—Grace is seeking friendly individuals to greet members and guests who visit the Grace Center Sunday mornings! Tasks may include replenishing treats for Bible class, monitoring the parking lot, and assisting the coffee shop barista with closing duties. Free coffee drink of choice from Grace Place during your shift! Looking specifically for help 7-8:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.-noon. Questions, contact Events Assistant Julie Schoenrock at jschoenrock@gracedowntown.org.