Open Forum & Congregational/Call 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. Light refreshments will be provided. Please note that there is no Sunday morning Bible class this day. Questions, contact council president Josh Schermerhorn at or call the church office at 414-271-3006 to connect with one of the pastors.

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

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

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

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

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

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