Divine Call Returned—Rev. Mark D. Gabb has returned the call Grace extended to him to serve as an associate pastor. The next call meeting will take place on Jan. 26, during the congregational meeting.

Gracemade Winter Crafting Session—Attention knitters and crafters: Gracemade’s winter session is set for Saturday, Jan. 18, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Heritage Room. The project for this session is cowl scarves, which will be donated to The Guest House. The goal is to make 90 scarves. Can’t make the session but want to help? Leave items in the bin in the Parish Center! Questions? Contact Rachel LaMantia at gracemademke@gmail.com.

RootedMKE Roller Skate Outing—Get the new year rolling with skating at Incredi-Roll Skate + Family Fun Center (10928 W. Oklahoma Ave., West Allis)! This event is family friendly, so bring the kids! Skating plus rental is $8.50 ($5.50 if you bring your own pair). RSVP not required but appreciated. Email Josh Grefe at rootedmke@gmail.com with any questions.

Save the Date: Open Forum & Congregational Meeting—Save the date for Sunday, Jan. 26, for the next open forum and congregational meeting. Join council president Josh Schermerhorn and council members at either 9 or 10:15 a.m. in the Great Hall of the Grace Center to hear about what’s next at Grace. Following the open fora, a congregational meeting will start at 11:45 a.m. for a vote on the 2020 budget as well as to extend a call for an associate pastor. Light refreshments will be provided. Please note that there is no Sunday morning Bible class this day. Questions, contact council president Josh Schermerhorn at josh.schermerhorn@gmail.com or call the church office at 414-271-3006 to connect with one of the pastors.

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.

Job Opening at Grace—Grace is now seeking candidates for the role of Grace Place Coffee Shop Manager. This part-time position is responsible for daily operations of our coffee shop and barista team. Qualified candidates will 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.

Offering Envelopes for 2020—Grace members’ 2020 offering envelopes are available in the Parish Center lobby. Those already enrolled in electronic giving are not assigned envelopes, but if you would still like a box of them, please contact the church office or indicate this on the clipboard near the envelopes.

Flower Chart for 2020—Do you have a special anniversary, birthday, or celebration coming up? Consider giving altar flowers at Grace to celebrate! 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.

Grace Book Club 2019 Titles Announced—Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to read more? Consider joining Grace’s Book Club! The club meets the third Wednesday of every month in Grace Place Coffee. Titles will be in the January/February newsletter, so watch your mailboxes, or read it online at Grace Downtown through the members portal. Questions? Contact Angela Hohenstein at cleoang@gmail.com.

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-CLICK HERE. Questions, contact Events Assistant Rachel Proeber at rproeber@gracedowntown.org.