Grace Notes – 2/28/18

Team Meetings
Sun. March 4th
SPRC-1:15, College Care-1:30,
Trustees-2:00, Finance-3:00

Grace Notes Replaces Amazing Grace

We have come to realize our Grace Notes has evolved over the last few years to serving as a mini-newsletter each week with very few differences from the monthly Amazing Grace. Therefore, we are going to discontinue the separate publication of the monthly newsletter and instead include that information in regular Grace Notes. Note the addition of the birthdays and Prayer List that Don Brewer puts together for us to pray through the church in a year. Pastor Lora will move her article to the blog and we will link it in Grace Notes when it appears. Folks who receive Amazing Grace by paper mail will now receive our Grace Notes in a print out form.

Grace Notes Sent Through MailChimp

The wonderful design we have for our newsletter is through a program called MailChimp. We currently have been bypassing that system to ensure no one misses their Grace Notes due to it going to a junk folder. Starting next week, we will be using MailChimp to send the emails. It will allow us to send through our database and track readership to know how we can more effectively communicate with us all. It is possible the system will go to your junk folder. If you don’t receive Grace Notes next week, check your junk folder and make sure it is not marked as junk. You can also go to our website and there is a place to subscribe to the emails if you scroll down to the bottom. You will only have to do this once and then it will be good to go! You can call the office and Amber can walk you through it if you need help!

Welcome New Members!

On Sunday we welcomed new members (l-r): Raquel Resendiz, Carolina Garbato, and Kathleen Mason.

Raquel serves as one of our interns and has been with us for three years now. She is a graduate of Lydia Patterson Institute and serves at Grace with the children’s ministry, Spanish conversations, Neighbor Groups, and G(race) Talks. She transfers her membership from Centro Familiar El Olivo in Juarex, Mexico.

Carolina (“Gabby”) is the head volleyball coach at Southwestern College. She participates as one of the adults in the College Class in Sunday school. Gabby makes sure the volleyball team actively serves in mission at Grace on projects like the basement floor and soon to be education wing flooring project! She transfers her membership from Life Church in Broken Arrow, OK.

Kathleen serves as a member of the Welcoming & Discipleship Team, College Care Team, Bell Choir, and volunteers with The Food Pantry among others things! She transfers her membership from Shawnee Heights UMC and is grateful to be at the church her mother, Mary Marie Mason, called home.

March is National Intellectual Developmental and Disabilities Awareness Month.  NIDDAM. 
Think about the people in your life whom you see on a regular basis. If you took away the people who are paid to be there (health care professionals, workers, etc.), who would be left? For many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, there’s no one left. They’re often isolated from others, not by physical space, but by society’s attitudes toward disability. You can help change that. March is National Intellectual and Development Disabilities Awareness Month. If you know someone with a disability, take the time to become a friend. You both will benefit! Visit for more information.

March 4th Luncheon with the Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation:

We will be hosting Alan Herndon, president of the Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation, to give the presentation “Reaching Future Generations Through Charitable Giving: Sustaining the United Methodist Witness.” He will be sharing about planned giving opportunities and the other opportunities our Foundation brings us. This will be an information session only (you will not be asked about your own giving). The luncheon will be right after church. Please RSVP to the office so we know how many to have for food. Click here for the poster for more information:

Help For Africa- A Note from Cherri Baer
Young women in several African countries cannot attend school during the week of their body’s monthly cycle. PROJECT PATRICIA has made more than 5,000 reusable hygiene kits which are hand-delivered by missionaries to villages in those countries. The girls are then allowed to go to school and other places.Women of Grace are invited to help construct 30 of these kits during LENT minimum cutting and sewing is needed.

WHEN: February22, March 1,8, 15 and 22
WHERE: Hathaway’s 1609 E. 11th Ave.
SUPPLIES: pair of scissors
TIME: 1:30-2:30 pm
Call Cherri Baer for more information: 221-3678 or

Great Plains Connect
Each week the Great Plains Annual Conference publishes their weekly email announcements just like we do for Grace. We will be giving you all a link to this content if you would like to read it. Click here to read this week’s addition!

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