Currently, there are no COVID restrictions for attending worship or events at Grace Church.
There is a mask advisory in place for the City of Milwaukee.
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Worship and Bible Class
No Sunday Morning Bible Class—This is a friendly reminder there is no Sunday morning Bible class for the month of August. Regular Sunday morning Bible class will return on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Coming in September! Grace Groups: A Small Group Ministry—In an effort to provide you with continued opportunities to build up and grow in important relationships with God and other believers, Grace is launching a small group ministry called Grace Groups. These small gatherings will give you the chance to get to know other members and together study God's Word, serve, have fun, support and encourage one another. More details are coming soon, but for now prayerfully consider this opportunity in your life of faith.
Semi-Annual Report from Council—Congregation president Jeff Hatzung sent out the semi-annual report the beginning of August. This report is part of an effort to keep congregants in the know regarding church operations throughout the year. If you do not have access to email, printed copies are available upon request by contacting the church office at 414-271-3006.
New Events Coordinator—Please join Grace in welcoming member Chelsie Mattek as the new events coordinator! Chelsie is the new contact for all inquiries regarding wedding ceremonies at Grace Church, as well as events such as Happy Hobby Hour, First Fridays, and the Grace Fine Art & Craft Festival. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wedding at Grace—Stephanie DeKorte and Grace member Gary Brueggemann were united in marriage at Grace on Saturday, August 13. May God bless this couple in their new life together.
Grace Block Party Volunteers Wanted—The Grace Block Party committee is seeking volunteers to help day-of the event! Grace still needs 10-20 volunteers to help with a variety of tasks day-of the event! Volunteers will receive a free Grace volunteer t-shirt as well. If you are interested in helping, contact Grace member Lori Hassler at email@example.com.
Parking Changes—Beginning at 9 a.m. next Sunday, Aug. 21, Broadway will be closed for the Grace Block Party and there will be no parking allowed between Knapp St. and Juneau Ave. Drop offs for worship will need to happen prior to 9 a.m. Drop offs for the 10:30 a.m. service can be made on Juneau Ave. Please plan accordingly. Thank you for your patience and accommodation for this new outreach event!
Annual Community Rummage Sale: Volunteers Needed—Grace’s annual community rummage sale returns on Saturday, Sept. 10, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Grace Center—and is need of volunteers! Volunteers are requested to help with load-in the day before (Friday, Sept. 9) as well as day-of load-out, guest check-in, and in general to provide a pleasant experience for attendees and vendors. If interested, contact Events Director Veronica Brewer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Fridays Presents Karen Beaumont and René Izquierdo—First Fridays, Grace’s free monthly concert series, returns on Friday, Sept. 2, at 5 p.m. here in the sanctuary. Featuring Karen Beaumont, organ and René Izquierdo, guitar, this concert promises an evening of Spanish music. Concerts last approximately an hour, and are open to the public, with light refreshments served following the concert. To learn more, visit gracedowntown.org/firstfridays.
College Student Address Update—If you are a college student, help Grace stay in touch by updating your status for school this year and giving us your contact info. Phone Carolyn in the church office, 414-271-3006, or email email@example.com. If you graduated this past year, please let the church office know that as well.
Grace Adopt-A-Student—Grace is continuing its Adopt-a-Student program this fall! This program is designed to encourage the faith of our college-bound members. Grace members will write to their “adopted student” at least twice a semester for the next school year. Additional notes, care packages, or other ways to offer encouragement and support to students are also welcome. To sign up for a student, contact Peggy Stone, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Opportunity: Barista—Grace Place Coffee is looking to hire a part-time barista to help out in the coffee shop during the week, with an estimated 7-12 hours per week (with the potential of additional hours if desired). No experience necessary, training will be provided. Starting pay is $14 per hour. For more information or to apply, email Cate Jaworski, Church Administrator at email@example.com.
Job Opening: Communications Coordinator at Grace Church—Our current Communications Coordinator, Amanda Schumacher, is pursuing a career change after five years with Grace, and will be resigning from her current role this fall. If you or someone you know has a passion for Grace’s ministry, experience in communications, marketing, or public relations, and a background in digital and graphic design, please contact Church Administrator Cate Jaworski at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this full-time opportunity and to see a job description.
WELS/ELS Singles: Art a la Carte at the Zoo—Join fellow WELS/ELS singles for Art a la Carte at the Milwaukee County Zoo (10001 Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee WI) on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. The group will meet at the picnic area, behind the carousel on the south side of the welcome center and then meander through the zoo for animals, vendors, and live music! Questions contact Rachel, email@example.com.
Spiritual Growth for Christian Warriors Retreat—Join fellow Lutheran warriors for a spiritual retreat for any WELS/ELS members dealing with post-traumatic stress (PTSD) associated with military service. The retreat is set for Friday-Sunday, Oct. 7-9, 2022 at Camp Phillip (W944 Buttercup Ave., Wautoma, WI). There is no registration fee for this retreat, and all food and lodging costs are provided at no charge to attendees. Register by Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2022—space is limited; please register early. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit lutheranmilitary.org/spiritual-retreat-2022 to learn more.
Lutherans for Life Fundraiser: Treasure Life—You're invited to the Treasure Life Event fundraisers for WELS Lutherans for Life on Friday, Oct. 14, at the Milwaukee Marriott West Hotel (W231N1600 Corporate Ct., Waukesha). The luncheon starts at noon and the banquet starts at 6:30 p.m. Get ready to laugh with featured speaker, Kirk Walden, and be prepared to learn about the true impact of pregnancy help ministries all over the country. These events are free to attend, but registration is required. Tables will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. All funds raised will directly support life-affirming help for abortion-vulnerable mothers, youth development, pregnancy support for women, parenting education, and after-abortion support. Find all the details and register at treasure-life.org. For questions call 414-727-8176 or email contact@ALife2.com.
WELS/ELS Singles Retreat If you're widowed, divorced, or never been married, you are invited to the 2022 WELS/ELS Singles Retreat, Nov. 11-13, 2022 at Camp Phillip (W9944 Buttercup Ave., Wautoma, WI) for a weekend of fun and fellowship. More information can be found at wels-els-singles.com.