JUL 27, 2016
This Week at Grace

Commissioning Global Mission Fellows

Dear Grace,
Our partnership with Global Ministries is beginning to bear fruit. After years of praying, planning, drafting legal documents and dodging construction, Global Ministries and Grace are partnering and living into ministry together that transforms our communities and the world.

If you were in worship on July 17th, you got to meet the class of Global Mission Fellows, young adults from all over the world who are dedicating two years to mission placements all over the world. It was a joy to worship together, offer a blessing, and hear their stories. They are finishing their training this week and next week will be commissioned in the Grace sanctuary.

You are invited! See the details below. I hope you will be able to be here for this powerful service. We are also in need of greeters, as they expect over 150 people for worship. If you are able to greet, you would need to arrive at 10am and provide hospitality in the sanctuary and cafe area.

Please e-mail me if you are available: pastor@graceonponce.org

If you are just attending the service, please be sure to RSVP using GBGM's link.
I'm looking forward to seeing some of you for our interfaith dinner tonight, for worship on Sunday morning, and hopefully for the commissioning on Wednesday the 3rd. 

Think about who you can invite! 
Grace and peace,


Please join the General Board of Global Ministries
in the Commissioning Service for the
2016-2018 Class of Global Mission Fellows

This year's class of 45 young adult missionaries comes from everywhere, including Brazil, DR Congo, Fiji, India, Kenya, the Philippines, United States, Zimbabwe, and more.  
Eleven of the young adults are prepared to go make an impact all across the United States as GMF US-2s serving with affiliates in Florida; Detroit, Michigan; Oklahoma; and Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. Thirty-four of the young adults have trained as GMF Internationals and are prepared to go live in community and serve in Brazil, Grenada, Mexico,
the Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe,
making an impact all around the world.
Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 11:00 a.m.  
Global Ministries Headquarters
458 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
There will be a luncheon reception immediately following the service.  
If you are unable to attend the service in person,
please join via live stream
by visiting our website, umcmission.org.
We hope you are able to celebrate with these new Global Mission Fellows on Aug. 3! 


The Vision at Grace
To feed our surrounding community, spiritually and physically, while reaching outward with God's love and intentionally welcoming all in the name of Christ.


Calendar of Events

TONIGHT - Wednesday, July 27
Interfaith Meal & Fellowship, 6pm, Grace Cafe

Thursday, August 4
Grace Reads, 7pm, Starbucks in Whole Foods Ponce Plaza

Tuesday, August 9
Needles & Prayers, 7pm

Wednesday, August 10
Women's Group (Bible study and fellowship), 7pm, Calissa's home

Thursday, August 11
Church Council Meeting, 6:30pm, Grace Cafe

Saturday, August 13
HELP Ministry, Middle Parking Lot, 9am

Tour of Al-Farooq Masjid of Atlanta, 10am

Tuesday, August 23
Needles & Prayers, 7pm

Wednesday, August 24
Women's Group (Bible study and fellowship), 7pm, Calissa's home

Event Spotlight

Thursday, August 4th, 7pm, Starbucks on Ponce (Whole Foods Plaza)

Read and discuss thought-provoking books as we journey in faith together - every 1st Thursday at 7pm.

All are welcome; please invite others to join you at 7pm on Thursday, Aug. 4th at Starbucks in the Whole Foods Plaza; 650 Ponce de Leon Ave. at Glen Iris.

Our next book: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver.

Author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life - vowing that for one year, they'd only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is an enthralling narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat.

Facilitated by Pastor Kate; for questions or more information: office@graceonponce.org or 404.876.2678

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Thank you for your faithful support of the work that God is doing through Grace Church!

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Atlanta, GA 30308

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