May 20, 2020
SEEKING GRADUATE INFORMATION
Submit information to the office THIS WEEK!
Some of you (or your kids) are graduating this spring…will you tell us who you are? High school, college or university, graduate school, PhD program…we’d like to know about it! Please contact Jill in the office to say who is graduating, in what program from what school, if there’s a near future plan post-graduation (no pressure) and we’ll share the news in our June/July newsletter. Email email@example.com.
NEW (PHOTO) DIRECTORY
Email us a photo of you/your family for our soon-to-be-published photo directory… we want to see your faces well and a relatively current photo is best. We have room for one photo per household.
If you have moved, or changed phone numbers or email addresses in the past year and haven’t let us know, please contact Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the church phone 612-331-8125 (leave a message) to inform us of the change.
If you aren’t officially a member of Grace but you consider Grace as your church home, we’d love to include you—just reach out to Jill.
We plan to distribute the directory as a pdf file, but if you prefer it as a printed booklet, please let us know and we’ll mail a copy to you.
Sunday, June 14 at 11:30 am, online
Please plan to attend our June congregational meeting, when we elect council members and committee chairs for the coming year and discuss other important updates. Your voice is important in our mission and leadership decisions!
At this time, we are planning for this to be a meeting held via Zoom. Login in details and applicable documents will be available beforehand.
As the COVID-19 virus spreads in Thailand the government has issued a shelter at home edict. The two families with whom Al Negstad has relationship are safe at home but without resources. He has been sending financial support, $900 to date, and he will continue supporting them. If you’d like to contribute to the support of these Thai families, you may do so through Grace. Make your gift to Grace designated in the memo to “Thailand.”
A county relief station is set up in the parking lot of All Nations Church in south Minneapolis. Pastor Marlene Helgemo Whiterabbit reports that one of the things they’ve been calling for is protective face masks, homemade or otherwise. Are there Grace folks who are making them—or are able and willing to make them—and could donate them to this group of neighbors? Sue Engh, Grace member, is glad to collect them for delivery to the county officials running that relief station, or she can provide information for you to donate them directly. Please contact Sue: email@example.com
LOAVES & FISHES
If you are struggling with access to affordable food or other resources during this time, Loaves & Fishes is an organization that might be able to put you in touch with services that can help. Please visit https://www.loavesandfishesmn.org/mobile-network-for-seniors/ to learn about some services they are offering.
AN OPPORTUNITY TO HELP DURING THIS TIME
The Racial Justice Network (RJN) Education Committee is partnering with the We Win Institute, which helps kids of color overcome the effects of systemic racism. Families identified as experiencing food insecurity are being provided groceries through the RJN Education Committee. They bring enough food to last 2-3 weeks, at a cost of $250. You may contribute! Checks can be sent and made out to “Grace ULC” with “RJN” in the memo.