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Off Limits

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Off Limits
Worship Series
Oct. 4-25, 2020
Churches often hear people say, “That’s too political. Stick to the Bible”. The church is told that it has no place in politics and yet we see that Christianity has been weaponized as a political tool. The echoes ring out: “True Christians vote Republican.” or “True Christians vote Democrat.” Both statements are wrong. Our Christianity is not defined by a specific political platform, but that doesn’t not mean that issues deemed “political” are not Jesus issues.
Tending to physical needs like food, shelter and water were Jesus issues. Caring for prisoners and the sick were Jesus issues. Loving our enemies, blessing those who curse us, and welcoming refugees were Jesus issues. So why do we say these things are ‘off limits’ for us to talk about in church?

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Faith & Politics Class

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Faith & Politics
4-week study led by Pastors Jesseca Aziz & Alex Williams
Tuesdays @8pm on Zoom, September 22 – October 13
In November, we will elect 435 House Representatives, 35 Senators, and a Presidential ticket, not to mention the number of local elections that will happen all across our country. It seems that we are more divided and angry than at any point since the Civil War. We know that our faith is supposed to inform how we vote, but we don’t always know how to put that into practice. Besides, how can we talk about politics when it always devolves into a fight? Join us for this four-week discussion class to find out! This class will be led by Pastor Jesseca Aziz from our Grace Avenue Modern Worship community and Pastor Alex Williams from our Grace Chapel campus.

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Grace Avenue Voter Engagement

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Important Voter Information
Grace Avenue United Methodist Church is 501c3 non-partisan organization and as such does not take a stance on a particular platform or candidate. Voter education is an important part of our mission to eradicate homelessness in whatever form it presents itself.

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God Grant Me…

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God Grant Me…
Worship Series
Sept. 13-27, 2020
It is often called “The Serenity Prayer” but in actuality it is a prayer with three focused nouns; Serenity, Courage and Wisdom. It also is a prayer with three focused verbs calling for our actions of faith; Accept, Change and Know. In these uncertain times it is easy to focus on things that do not produce anything useful in our lives. What would life be like if we focused on the things that God grants?

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Hurricane Response

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Waves of Grace
Hurricane Response
We are currently collecting WALMART, VISA & MASTERCARD GIFT CARDS and donations for UMCOR for those that have been affected by the recent hurricanes.

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Monday Meditations

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Monday Meditations
Beginning Monday, September 14, 2020
9:30pm via Zoom
Join Laurie Hanson Roberts for a guided time of meditation designed two help let go of the day and prepare for evening’s rest. Sessions will last 20-30 minutes

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Redirected (Job Networking)

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Redirected Job Networking Group
Was your employment affected by Covid 19?
Do you need help with your job search in the new normal?
Are you in the job placement business and want to help others?

If you answered Yes to any of these questions, then come join us at REDIRECTED.
A thirty minute weekly opportunity for you to connect with others who are or have been in the same situation recently.
Help people get the foundation built or updated in order to pursue opportunities and prep for on-line interviews.

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Aug 23-Sept 26 Worship

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From August 23-September 6, 2020 our Sanctuary and Modern worship teams have compiled worship series specifically for their communities. The Sanctuary will be exploring moments in which we are surprised by God’s grace both in scripture and in life. The Modern team will look at how we can cultivate hope in trying times through labor and intentionality. Join us live for either experience online at 11:00am on Sundays. Recorded versions are always available if you would like to explore both messages.

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Grace Avenue’s 21st Birthday!

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On August 15, 2020, Grace Avenue United Methodist Church will turn 21! All are invited to help us celebrate; with gifts and games!

Gifts! We would love for you to take this opportunity to support our amazing church community by making a birthday gift in memory or in honor of a loved one.

Games! Grace Avenue Photo Contest
Over the next 21 days either go through your old photos or get your camera out and take some new pictures to join in our Grace Avenue Photo Contest!

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Back to School Blessings 2020

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Back to School Blessings
August 7-9, 2020
We know this time of year is usually filled with anticipation and excitement about what the new school year has in store. This year our students, parents, teachers, administrators and all who work in our school system are facing complicated decisions and even more complicated emotions as we look towards the 2020-2021 school year. The last several months have shown us that in many ways we can’t rely on what we have always known and that we are capable of adapting to new and different circumstances. However, something that we can rely on is that our God is constant and ever-present in the midst of whatever challenges we face.