Open Forum, Congregational and Call Meeting Recap
Last Sunday, the congregation voted to approve the 2020 church budget and elected three councilmen: Jeff Hatzung, Steve Stone, and Dan Tess.
These men will be installed Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 at the 9 a.m. service., along with Josh Grefe, who joined council via a vacancy in 2019. A call meeting was also held last Sunday, and Grace extended a call to Rev. Adam R. Mueller, who currently serves Redeemer Lutheran in Tucson, Arizona. Please keep both Grace, Pastor Mueller, and his family in your prayers as he deliberates both of his calls.

Grace in Action Event—On Friday, Feb. 7, Grace in Action will prepare dinner at Grace, then transport and serve the dinner at 5 p.m. at Lighthouse Youth Center, Garden Homes location (2475 W. Roosevelt Dr., Milwaukee). Volunteers can help prepare food at Grace beforehand (2:30-3:30 p.m.), transport the food, and/or help serve the dinner at the youth center (with a devotion at 4:30 p.m.). Want to help? Contact Kathy Schlecht at 414-870-5221, or kathyschlecht3@gmail.com.

First Fridays Presents Silver Rose Duo—Head to Grace on Friday, Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. for “Baroque, Brazil, and Beyond,” a program blending emotive music of Latin and South American composers with lyrical Baroque pieces, featuring award-winning concert flutist Kim Fleuchaus and international performing guitarist Julie Goldberg. Concert is free and open to the public, and will last approximately one hour, with light reception to follow. Questions, contact Events Assistant Rachel Proeber at rproeber@gracedowntown.org.

Women’s Retreat at Camp Phillip—Please join the women of Grace at Camp Phillip the weekend of March 20-22, 2020! Register online at campphillip.com. The cost is $97 and includes meals, Bible study, and two nights in heated cabins, in addition to campfires and making connections with wonderful women! It would be great to have a large group from Grace attend this retreat, and there will be carpools available for those in need of a ride. Contact Chris Midthun at chrismidthun@wi.rr.com for more information.

Flower Chart for 2020—Do you have a special anniversary or birthday coming up? Consider giving altar flowers at Grace to celebrate or commemorate the occasion. Lots of spots for 2020 are still available! Sign-up on the chart in the narthex. Questions, call the church office at 414-271-3006 or email data@gracedowntown.org.

Job Openings at Grace:
Church Administrator—The leadership and staff at Grace are seeking qualified candidates for the role of Church Administrator. This full-time position supervises the church office and support staff, oversees maintenance of Grace facilities, and works with the church council to manage the congregation’s finances. The qualified candidate will ideally be a Grace member in good standing with excellent leadership and communication skills, problem-solving ability, and experience in management. For more information about this opportunity, or to make a nomination, please contact Minister of Music Kevin Becker, kbecker@gracedowntown.org, or speak with one of the pastors.

Grace Place Coffee Shop Manager—This part-time position is responsible for daily operations of our coffee shop and barista team. The qualified candidate will ideally be a Grace member, work well with people, be able to work early mornings, and have a love for our downtown community. Training is provided. For more information, please contact Kevin Becker at kbecker@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. Sign up for shifts now: signup.com/go/hgidmnc. Questions, contact Events Assistant Rachel Proeber at rproeber@gracedowntown.org.