Grace Notes – October 31, 2018

November Above & Beyond Mission Offering:
Medical Loan Closet

Sunday November 18, Food Offering
Spaghetti 16oz

Transportation for Voting!

If you need transportation to the polls or know of someone needing transportation to the polls on Nov 6th or early voting from Oct 24th-Nov 5th Please Contact Charlie Hunter @ 620-218-1978 he would be happy to help you!


Southwestern College Greenhouse would like our poinsettia orders in as soon as possible, preferably by Nov 1st, 2018!  The 6.5″ pots of poinsettias are $13.00 per pot with multiple blooms. The prices remain the same as last year. There are some other colors this year, such as burgundy, white and pink. Please contact the office or be ready to fill out an order form in the bulletin. Please include who this is in memory or in honor of on the order slip.

All Saints Day Invitation
We will celebrate All Saints Day on November 4 this year. We will light a candle for the people of Grace who have died in the last year and toll the bells. We also invite you to bring a photo of a loved one you are remembering this All Saints Day to place on the altar during worship as a way to honor them as well. You will be able to take it with you when you leave. The saints shape us and mold us as we journey with God each day, and we are grateful for the memories and connection with have in Christ.

Charge Conference – November 4
The business meeting that happens yearly for the church to vote on lay leadership nominations and pastor compensation will be done in a group like last year with the other churches in our network and held at First UMC in Winfield at 2pm on November 4. This is a time to hear about various ministries and celebrations in the network which includes the following churches: Ark City First, Ark City St. Paul, Ark City Grandview, Ark City Mt. Hope, Burden, Prairie View, Rock, Tisdale, Udall, Winfield First, Winfield Grace, and Winfield Grandview.

Medical Loan Closet The public is invited to a Ribbon-Cutting and Open House for the Medical Loan Closet of South Central Kansas on Wednesday, November 7 at 501 Harter. Ribbon-Cutting is at 10a.m. and the Open House is until 1 p.m. The closet is staffed fully by volunteers, loans quality medical equipment at no cost to the uninsured, to be used, and then returned so it can be used again by others. Various supplies are also available.

Terry Ngalu needs drivers please on November 9th, 16th and 23rd.
Doug Teubner and Charlie Hunter are looking for a backup person to drive Betty Clark to and from church when they are unavailable. Please call Doug at 620-221-3543 or Charlie at
620-218-1978 for details.

Dinner for Eight!
We will be offerings our dinners for 8 again in November. If you are willing to be a host/hostess for a group, there is a signup sheet on the bulletin board outside of the office.

Church Women United
2018 World community Day, Reaching for Wholeness in Harmony with God’s People. If will be held Friday, November 2nd at Grace Episcopal church. The Church is located at 8th and Millington. There will be a Potluck dinner at 6:00pm and program to follow.
Child Care will be provided.

Rock Christian Church Fall Festival!
Saturday Nov 3rd. Supper is 5:00pm-7:00pm, Country Store and Auction Starts at 6:30pm!

Eagle Nest Benefit Dinner!
The dinner will be held November 9, 2018 at 6:00pm. At the Nazarene Church RSVP: 229-0289Food-Fun-Music it is for operation benefit expenses.

Winfield Kiwanis Club
Barnyard Bash will be on Tuesday November 13th, 2018from 5:00pm-6:00pm at Baden Square. There will be Pork Chops or Chicken, sides and desserts. Suggested donation of $9.00 Adults; $5.00 children Under 10.

35th Annual Soroptimist Community Meal

For individuals who find themselves alone on Thanksgiving Day. Thursday-November 22,2018 Traditional Thanksgiving Meal! First United Methodist Fellowship Hall 10th and Millington, Winfield. There is No Charge, but Reservations are appreciated. There is a social at 11:30, Dinner is at Noon! For reservations, deliveries or carry-outs (for shut ins within city limits only) Please call by Tuesday, November 20th. Donna Thompson at 221-1909 or Toni Long at 222-5148

Trunk or Treat!

Thank you to all of our Grace Members for all you’re hard work, and thank you all who came out to be with us for our community event!

Senior Night!

There was a good group of Grace People at Senior Night for the Women’s Volleyball Team at SC on Friday. Congrats, Builders!

Environmental Justice Rally
United Methodists are called to protect the earth. Our Social Principles invite us to be ‘responsible, to value and conserve’ because it belongs to God. The Juliana v. US lawsuit, led by 21 youth plaintiffs against the federal government for causing climate change, was planned to go to trial today in Eugene, Oregon. People in every state rallied at their federal courthouse in support of these brave youth as they head to court to challenge the government to protect the earth for our children’s future. Thank you to Grace Member, Lynne Hunter, for organizing the rally in solidarity today at the federal courthouse in Wichita! Read more about our Social Principles on the Natural World here:

“Global Climate Stewardship

We acknowledge the global impact of humanity’s disregard for God’s creation. Rampant industrialization and the corresponding increase in the use of fossil fuels have led to a buildup of pollutants in the earth’s atmosphere. These “greenhouse gas” emissions threaten to alter dramatically the earth’s climate for generations to come with severe environmental, economic, and social implications. The adverse impacts of global climate change disproportionately affect individuals and nations least responsible for the emissions. We therefore support efforts of all governments to require mandatory reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and call on individuals, congregations, businesses, industries, and communities to reduce their emissions.”

– The Natural World, United Methodist Social Principles

The Circles kids did some Neighboring Monday night and delivered Halloween treats to many of the College Hill neighbors around Grace. How have you been loving your neighbors lately?

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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