Christian Formation Hour
There will be no Forum, Inquirers’ Class or Sunday School on Sunday on Sunday, February 19. We will be having a Fellowship Coffee Hour in the Auditorium.
New Photo Board
Please check out the new Photo Display in the foyer. There are photos from the Parish meeting, chili bowl, the farewell to Mother Leslie, the presentation of the Rector’s cross and much more.
Recycle Your Grocery Bags
The Food Pantry can re-use your paper grocery bags WITH HANDLES. Clean, no tears and if you have them double-bagged, all the better. Recycling your bags means the Food Pantry doesn’t have to purchase bags! And Thank You for your continued support of this important Outreach ministry by donating non-perishable foods, toiletries, cleaning supplies and $$ (remember to put “Food Pantry” on your check memo line).
Support Sending Char Rusnak to the UN Commission on the Status of Women
Grace’s own Char Rusnak has been selected by Presiding Bishop Curry to be one of twenty Episcopal delegates to the UN Commission on the Status of Women. She will be holding a Paint It Forward fundraiser on February 22 at 6:00 p.m. at the Belle View Wine and Design in Alexandria. Each person will be provided paints and their own canvas with an outline of the beach scene being painted. Instruction on painting will be provided. Everyone 12 and over invited. Cost is $45. Snacks and beverages included. (Two glasses of wine/one beer for adults, non alcoholic beverages also available). Sign up as soon as possible on the Wine and Design website http://www.wineanddesign.com/calendars/event.php?id=46297 Private Event, Password UNCSW). If painting isn’t your thing, but you’d still like to support Char in this endeavor, put a check in the offertory with UNCSW in the memo line.
Grace At The Movies, 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 24
We will be showing “Tender Mercies” starring Robert Duvall. Doors open at 6:45; film begins at 7:00 p.m.; discussion follows. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. to: Elisabeth.Graham@gracealex.org
Walk in Love / Andamos en Amor, February 26
Join us for a procession from Grace / La Gracia Episcopal Church to our neighbors in Arlandria / Casa Chirilaguq immediately following the 9 a.m. liturgies. This is a unifying event welcoming all. Visit the Facebook event page for more information: http://www.facebook.com/events/1394269703958206
Newcomers Reception, February 26
Our first Newcomers Reception of 2017 will be held February 26 at 5:45 p.m. in the St. Mark Room.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, February 28
Lent begins in just a little over two weeks with the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper hosted by our J2A class. Dinner is between 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The cost is $6 for a large stack and $3 for a short stack.
Rise Against Hunger event, March 5
Attention all youth! Grace Church is hosting area churches for a Rise Against Hunger event on March 5. Join teenagers from Episcopal churches around Alexandria as we pack meals that will be distributed around the world. The meals you will be packing are made up of enriched rice, soy protein, dried vegetables and 23 essential vitamins and nutrients. This is a high energy, fast paced afternoon of service. Look for signup sheets in your classrooms to reserve your spot.