GRACE CHURCH END OF SUMMER BLOCK PARTY AND POTLUCK
On Sunday, August 19th following worship till 3pm
Grace will be having a potluck BLOCK PARTY!
There will be sidewalk chalk, bubbles, water balloons, and some inflatables for the kiddos and youth. We will also be featuring games and other activities for all ages to participate in. So be sure to bring some food and games to share, your friends, and family to Grace’s potluck block party! Tables and chairs will be provided.
Join the Midnight Breakfast Team
Helpers are ALWAYS welcome to come help. No experience is necessary…we’ll train you on the spot! The coordinator(s) shop for the groceries (they’d be reimbursed, of course) and “direct traffic” at the Midnight Breakfasts…mostly making certain all our tasks are covered.
We're looking for 2-3 "Coordinators" who'd organize volunteers around shopping, preparing, serving and "post-Breakfast" tasks.
While Midnight Breakfasts function very smoothly, we're hoping to establish a Midnight Breakfast Team to help assure that continues. If you'd like to be a Coordinator or want to be sure you're on the list for other Midnight Breakfast volunteer roles as the Fall Semester begins, please contact Alaina Dick for more information 712.276.3452.
Yes, you heard right! We will be bringing back our Midnight Breakfast!
This year we will be serving once a month from 10:30pm-12am.
Last school year hundreds upon hundreds of Morningside College students (and others) crossed the parking lot, sometimes in ugly weather, to gather in our Fellowship Hall for pancakes, Belgian waffles and custom-made omelets at Grace's Midnight Breakfasts. Dozens of Grace members and friends committed many late night hours to welcome and serve our Morningside friends and Midnight Breakfasts seem, in just a few months, to have become a tradition...for both students and our church.
We’ve set the dates for the fall…Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and, possibly, Dec. 7. More details will be in our worship bulletins, college ministry brochure and next month’s chimes!
After some market research, we’ve moved our hours earlier. This fall we’ll begin set-up at 9:30 p.m., serve from 10:30 to midnight and
then it’s time for clean-up!
Faith Meets Fiction
The Faith Meets Fiction book group is a monthly group that is open to anyone who loves to read, talk about books and the reading experience. On Monday, September 24th at 7:00pm in the Parlor the group will be discussing Eventide by Kent Haruf.
Overview: Kent Haruf, award-winning, bestselling author of Plainsong returns to the high-plains town of Holt, Colorado, with a novel of masterful authority. The aging McPheron brothers are learning to live without Victoria Roubideaux, the single mother they took in and who has now left their ranch to start college. A lonely young boy stoically cares for his grandfather while a disabled couple tries to protect their a violent relative. As these lives unfold and intersect, Eventide unveils the immemorial truths about human beings: their fragility and resilience, their selfishness and goodness, and their ability to find family in one another.