GRACE UPCOMING EVENTS

Women of Grace Spring Luncheon, Saturday, April 25, 12PM:  Tickets go on sale this Sunday in the narthex for the annual Women of Grace Spring Luncheon.  This year’s speaker is LaDonna Gatlin.  LaDonna began her career singing with the famous Gatlin Brothers, and thereafter began a journey that led her to become an inspirational speaker, receiving standing ovations from audiences around the country.  Ladies, you are not going to want to miss this! The cost of tickets is $10ea.
 
Minnie’s Food Pantry Workday, Saturday, April 18, 8:15-11AM:  If you would like to join the Minnie’s workday team you must sign up on your Connection Card this Sunday, March 29.  Spots are limited, so we will only hold sign-ups for one Sunday.
 
Easter Lilies:  This Sunday is the last day to order Easter lilies.  Order envelopes can be found in the pews.  Fill out the envelope, include payment and drop it in either the offering plate, or the brown box in the narthex.
 
Grief Groups: For eight consecutive Tuesday nights, beginning April 7 and ending on May 26, join with others who are experiencing “Death and Grief.”  Stephen Ministers will lead the Small Group through “Recognizing,” “Reacting,” “Recollecting,” “Relinquishing,” “Re-adjusting” and “Reaching Out”.  Check your Connection Card for more information.
 
College Care Ministry:  We are sending a small gift of encouragement to 40+ of our undergraduate college students in April.  If you would like to help, please drop off $5 Starbucks gift cards or a monetary donation marked “college care” in the wooden box in the narthex by this Sunday, March 29.  If you would like your undergraduate college student to be added to the college care mailing list, please send his or her name and complete mailing address to Ruby Gibke at rubymg@aol.com or Margaret Stanley at stanleys@tx.rr.com.
 
Family Promise:  Our next hosting week is May 10-17.  If you are feeling called to volunteer for this wonderful mission opportunity, we are signing up volunteers for training now.  We have two training opportunities coming up:
April 28, 9-11AM at the Family Promise Day Center in Lucas
May 3, 12:15-2:15PM at Grace Place
If you would like to sign up for either training, please check your Connection Card.
 
Minnie’s Food Pantry Collection:  We are currently collecting 1lb. individual bags of rice and beans through April 12.  Bring all donations to the mission table in the narthex.