Bible Study Book Sale—Starting in October, Grace will offer a Bible study featuring portions of Prepared to Answer, while the Most Certainly True podcast will have listeners working through Grace Abounds. Grace members have the opportunity to purchase the books ($30 for Grace Abounds, $15 for Prepared to Answer, $35 for both), on sale now.

Want to learn more? CLICK HERE to learn more!

Call Notices: Pastor Bondow—Pastor Bondow continues to deliberate his call to serve as pastor at Living Savior in Littleton, Colorado. Continued prayers for both him and his family appreciated!

Advent By Candlelight—Advent by Candlelight (ABC) will be held in the Grace Center on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, 3-5:15 p.m. This special event allows women to focus their hearts on Christ during the busy Advent season while sharing in fellowship with each other.

Volunteer Hostesses are needed: Hostesses decorate their tables, and provide a friendly atmosphere for their guests. Hostesses have the opportunity to co-host with a friend, invite their own guests or use this as a chance to make new friends! Sign up to host a table before Sunday, Nov. 3. Sign up sheets will be in the Grace Center and in the Parish Center, or individuals interested in hosting can call the church office 414-271-3006 or email ABC Coordinator, Sarah Egelseer, at sarahegelseer@live.com. Questions, call Sarah at 930-285-8775.

Grace Adopt-A-Student—
Grace needs you for a new program designed to encourage the faith of Grace college-attending members! Adopt a Grace student who is attending college and connect with them by writing a letter of encouragement twice a semester. Additional notes, care packages, and other ways to encourage and support students are welcome. Sign up for a student in the Parish Center and to receive more information.

Happy Hobby Hour: BoardTogether—Get your craft on with BoardTogether! Choose from four different designs and create a beautiful wood sign for your home! Cost is $5 per person and includes drink ticket, appetizers, and supplies for the project. RSVP deadline is tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 7 (no walk-ins will be permitted). To RSVP, call Julie Schoenrock at 414-271-3006, ext.114, or fill out the form HERE, under the Connect tab.

Gracemade’s October Crafting Session—Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 12, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Parish Center Heritage Room—this is the fall crafting session for Gracemade! Come for the whole day, a half day, or any time you are available! Project focus for the fall session is pajama pants and blankets.

Would you make some items to donate? We have kits available as well if that works better for you - all materials provided. Questions, contact Rachel LaMantia at gracemademke@gmail.com.

LWMS Fall Rally—Grace has the honor of hosting the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) Metro Milwaukee North Circuit Fall Rally this year on Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 a.m.-noon in the Grace Center. The rally features Rev. Ryan Kolander, pastor of home mission Palabra de Vida (Word of Life) Lutheran Church in Detroit, MI, as the guest speaker. Save the date for this event!

Would you like to help? LWMS needs help collating materials for folders, gathering breakfast food donations, assisting with parking, counting offering dollars, managing the registration desk day-of, and clean-up. Sign-up sheets are located in the Parish Center.

Baby Shower for Baby Hackmann—Women of Grace is hosting a baby shower for the Hackmanns on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, noon until 2:30 p.m. in the Grace Center classroom. The Hackmanns are registered at Target, and in lieu of diapers (since babies change size so fast!) gift cards would be greatly appreciated.

Annual Grace Camp-Out—he reservation window is already open for next summer’s annual camp out at Long Lake Campground in the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, just northeast of Kewauskum (about an hour drive from the zoo). This is not a group camp so everyone needs to make reservations for their own camp sites. This can be done at wisconsin.goingtocamp.com or by calling 1-888-947-2757. Reserve for any evenings July 23-25, 2020 with departure on Sunday, July 26—whatever fits your schedule and tolerance level! Ask for a site in the upper 900s loop (sites 922-967). Some now are already non-reservable, so if you can’t get one in the upper, go for the lower 900s nearby. Details on joint devotions, church service, etc. will be sent to you in July. If you decide to reserve a site, please let Drew Carter know which one you reserved at dcarter@gracedowntown.org.

Grace in Action November Event—Join Grace in Action in creating and filling food stock boxes for senior citizens with Hunger Task Force on Saturday, Nov. 9, 1-4 p.m, at 300 E. College Ave., in the MKE Regional Business Park (just south of the airport). Kids ages 12-15 are welcome with an adult chaperone, youth ages 16+ can volunteer independently. Space is limited; contact Kathy Schlecht to sign up by Nov. 1: kathyschlecht3@gmail.com or 414-870-5221.