Professor Tiefel Retirement Celebration Luncheon—Professor James P. Tiefel, who has served Grace Church as a part-time Minister of Music since 1995, has officially retired from his position at Grace. To celebrate his years of dedication and faithful service, a brunch luncheon has been planned for today, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Grace Center Great Hall. Please come and wish him well!

Summer Sunday School—Sunday School is still going during the summer! Ages 3 years old (and toilet trained) through sixth grade are invited to participate in a space-themed,VBS-style hour of stories, crafts, and games, 9 a.m. Sundays through June and July in the Heritage Room (lower level of the Parish Center). Older kids and teens are welcome to help out. If you are able to help in any way this summer, please contact Drew Carter at dcarter@gracedowntown.org or by phone 512-925-9138.

Sunday School Donations—The Summer Sunday School team is seeking donations: dry black beans, star and planet stickers, and aluminum foil. If you are able to donate, please contact Drew Carter at dcarter@gracedowntown.org or by calling 512-925-9138.

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 12: Lilly Heights Park (Brookfield)
June 19: Sheridan Park (Cudahy)
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.

Happy Hobby Hour: Dartball—Give this fun, alternative sport a try on Friday, June 14, as Northside Lutheran Mens Dartball League members Jeff and Tom show you the ropes! Cost is $5, and includes drink ticket, supplies for dartball, and raffle entry. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m., in the Grace Center. RSVP HERE or call the church office at 414-271-3006.

Grace in Action—Grace in Action is working The Hunger Task Force Farm, 9000 S. 68th St., Franklin, (Ryan Rd. and 68 St.), 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 15. Possible activities include harvesting lettuce, transplanting crops or weeding. Volunteers must be 16 years or older, or ages 12-15 with a chaperone. To sign up, contact kathyschlecht3@gmail.com or call 414-870-5221. Please sign up by this Monday, June 10, 2019!

Sheepshead Date Correction—Sheepshead is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, instead of June 13, as previously announced. Sheepshead takes place once a month, in the Grace Center Great Hall. All are invited to join in on the fun!

Canticum Novum Concert at Grace—Canticum Novum, a WELS chamber choir, invites you to join them for their upcoming concert at Grace on Thursday, June 20, 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Grace Place coffee shop manager Samantha O’Connell and Grace member Anne Hafenstein both will be performing with the choir. This summer’s program is titled “Blessed,” which focuses on the many blessings the Lord promises and has given, while also offering songs of thanksgiving and praise.

Kayak the Milwaukee River—Enjoy a day of kayaking on the Milwaukee River Saturday, June 22, 1-5 p.m. This event is kid friendly and open to everyone, so bring your friends, family, and coworkers! The cost is $20 per person. For those 21+, drinks are allowed in the kayaks, and the 21+ group will dock at a few bars for drinks. Please read Milwaukee Kayak Co.’s waiver on their website and RSVP to Josh Grefe by June 7 via rootedmke@gmail.com to ensure there are enough kayaks for all!

Church Picnic—The Grace Church Picnic is quickly approaching! Starting at noon, on Sunday, June 23, 2019 join us at LaFollette Park (1100 S. 92nd St., West Allis—two blocks north of Greenfield Ave). Sign-up sheets can be found in the Parish Center and Grace Center as well as online, under the Connect tab on the Grace website. Please sign-up by June 20 so that we know how much food to order, and please bring a dish to pass or a dessert. Hamburgers, hot dogs, all utensils and soft drinks are provided. If you would like adult beverages, you may bring your own as well. We are also looking for grills and grillers for the hamburgers and hot dogs as well as people to help with setup and take down. If you would like to offer help in any way or have any questions, please contact Drew Carter at dcarter@gracedowntown.org.Sign up soon so our cooks know how much food to purchase—sign-up sheets are located in both the Parish Center and Grace Center, as well as online HERE. Contact Drew Carter at dcarter@gracedowntown.org or call 512-925-9138 with any questions.

WELS Night at Miller Park—Friday, July 12, at 7:10 p.m., the Brewers take on the San Francisco Giants, and Pastor Huebner is throwing out the ceremonial first pitch! Join fellow Grace and WELS members in cheering him on! The Brewers are once again offering 50 percent off tickets for WELS members in three different seating areas, complete with a $5 WELS Night T-shirt! To purchase tickets and order your shirts, click HERE before Friday, June 14, 2019. There are only a limited number of tickets remaining, so order yours today!

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.