Save the Date: Grace Abounds Launch Sunday, Mar. 3—Save the date for Sunday, Mar. 3 as the church council and pastors will discuss with Grace members the potential for multi-site ministry here in downtown Milwaukee. Presentations will be at 9 and 10:15 a.m. in the Grace Center Great Hall. Light refreshments will be provided.

First Fridays Concert—On Friday, Mar. 1, First Fridays welcomes clarinetist Orlando Pimentel and pianist Elena Abend for “Fantasy and Dance,” a program featuring European fantasy pieces and Latin American dance compositions. Concert begins at 5 p.m.

March Happy Hobby Hour: Cupcake Creations—On Friday, Mar. 8, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Grace Center, join Grace member Julie Schoenrock as she guides you through her steps to creative cupcake designs that are both darling and delicious! Cost is $5 and includes drink ticket, appetizers, supplies for decorating, and raffle entry. To RSVP, fill out the form at or contact the church office, email at or call 414-271-3006.

Blood Drive—Grace Lutheran Church and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin team up once again for a blood drive on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. Our goal is to get 27 donations —can you help us reach our goal? To sign up, select a slot via this link: otherwise call the church office at 414-271-3006, or sign up on the sheets in the Parish Center or Grace Center.

Bowl-a-Rama—Grace’s Bowl-a-Rama is scheduled for Sunday, Mar. 24, from 2-4 p.m. at Riviera Lanes (8600 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis). For $4, you can play two games and rent shoes! Please bring non-perishable food items for the St. Marcus food pantry. This year participants are encouraged to wear either wacky socks, wacky hats, or both! Sign up at the counter in the Parish Center lobby or email Drew Carter at Space is limited so act fast!

Grace Young Professionals/Rooted MKE March Events—Grace Young Professionals (soon to become Rooted MKE) invites you to join them for a few March events! Game Night is set for Saturday, Mar. 9, 7 p.m.-midnight in the Grace Center Great Hall, Axe Throwing at AXE MKE is set for Friday, Mar. 22, and a new Bible study on Ruth will be offered Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. in the coffee shop. Questions? Contact for details, or follow them on Facebook.

Grace Apparel Orders—Grace is once again accepting orders for Grace apparel! Polos, jackets, and t-shirts featuring the new Grace logo are all on sale. Order forms can be found in the church office during the week or at the Grace Center host table on Sundays, as well as online at, under the Connect tab. Questions, contact Pastor Strong at or by calling 414-271-3006.

Job Openings at Grace—Grace is now seeking candidates for:

Events Assistant: Grace is seeking a qualified candidate for the role of Events Assistant. This part-time position works closely with the Events Director. Applicants should possess a passion for working with people, the ability to share their faith, pristine organization skills and experience working in events. Candidate must be a WELS member in good standing, and willing to work nights and weekends. For a full job description, contact Veronica Brewer, Events Director, at or call the church office at 414-271-3006.

Event Representatives: Are you 18 or older, have reliable transportation, a passion for special events and can work two weekends a month? Grace is currently looking to hire 12 event representatives for events at the church and in the Grace Center. Interested? Contact Events Director Veronica Brewer at

Assistant Manager for Grace Place Coffee: Angie Grass, after six years of service as the coffee shop manager, is hanging up her apron and leaving Grace Place Coffee for an exciting, full-time opportunity. We wish God’s blessings to her as she embarks on her next adventure! Assistant Coffee Shop Manager Samantha O’Connell will take over as our new coffee shop manager, which means we are seeking a coffee lover to help her out! Qualified candidates will love working with people, be able to work early mornings and weekends, and able to help with day-to-day tasks. Training (and tasting) by Stone Creek Coffee is provided. Contact Samantha O’Connell at 414-271-3006 or email

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