Happening Around Grace

Call Update—Pastor Brian Hackmann has accepted our call to serve as an associate pastor of outreach here at Grace! Please keep him and his family in your prayers as they being the process of moving from Alaska to Milwaukee over the next few months.

Offering Envelopes for 2019—If you haven’t picked up your offering envelopes for 2019 yet, please do so! Envelopes can be found in the Parish Center, on the Welcome Center counter. Those already enrolled in electronic giving are not assigned envelopes, but if you would still like a box of them, contact the church office or indicate this on the clipboard near the envelopes.

Flower Chart for 2019—Do you have a special anniversary, birthday, or celebration coming up? Consider sharing that joy with Grace with a gift of altar flowers! Many dates are available in 2019—stop by the flower chart at the south end of the church entryway. Questions, contact the church office, 414-271-3006 or email data@gracedowntown.org.

Assist with Campus Ministry—Did you know you can help with Grace’s campus ministry at MSOE and Marquette? Rides to church, providing meals, hosting events, and care-packages for students are all areas you can help serve! Questions? Contact Pastor Strong at astrong@gracedowntown.org.

First Fridays Presents Avanti Guitar Trio—The Chicago-based ensemble comprised of Jason Deroche, Julie Goldberg, and Wesley Hixson returns to First Fridays on Friday, Feb. 1, at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary. Their program features new music and original arrangements for guitar trio including the Carmen Suite by G. Bizet, Spanish Favorites, and new compositions by American composers. Learn more at: avantiguitartrio.com. Concert is free and open to the public.

Women of Grace February Event—Women of Grace is kicking off 2019 with a special screening of The War Room on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 9 a.m. until noon in the Grace Center Great Hall. This event will kick off a new five-week Bible study series on Sunday mornings. Details for the Bible study series can be found on the back page. Questions, contact the church office at 414-271-3006 or via data@gracedowntown.org.

Volunteers for Night to Shine—Night To Shine, an unforgettable prom night event for individuals with special needs ages 14 and older, is set for Friday, Feb. 8, from 5:30-9 p.m. in the Grace Center, and volunteers are needed. To sign-up to help or ask questions, contact Events Director Renee Hundley at rhundley@gracedowntown.org or Staff Minister Drew Carter at dcarter@gracedowntown.org.

Marriage Seminar—Experts in golf say that when you swing you need to have great follow through. The same is true with love. You need to follow through in showing your love. Think it. Say it. Do it. On Tuesday, Feb. 26, Grace’s married couples are invited to attend a marriage seminar so together, they can work on their follow through. Even if you already have great follow through, come to keep it going and to encourage others!

Bowl-a-Rama Date Set—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 dcarter@gracedowntown.org. Space is limited so act fast!

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, under the Connect tab. Questions, contact Pastor Strong at astrong@gracedowntown.org or by calling 414-271-3006.

Want to spread the news about an event at Grace? Email Amanda Schumacher, Communications Coordinator, at aschumacher@gracedowntown.org