oktoberfest-1.gifFriends, fellowship, fun at Oktoberfest festivities this Sunday

Come to Grace’s Oktoberfest this Sunday for great food, beer and wine, an oom-pah band, folk dancers, a sing-along, plus the Laterne parade and face-painting for children. Everyone is welcome! Read more.

This year’s silent auction features more than 100 items, including a boat trip on Lake Michigan for 20-25 people, Bears-Dolphins tickets, baked desserts by renowned Grace cooks, and a $100 gift certificate from the Chicago Christkindl Market. Plus restaurants, services, lots of great stuff! Shop the Erzegebirge market for German toys and Christmas decorations and take home a special Chicago Oktoberfest souvenir mug. Proceeds go toward kitchen improvements at Grace.

Advance tickets are available through Friday, October 3, at the reception desk ($15 for age 12 and up; $8 age 5-11).
 Tickets are also available at the door 
($18 and $10). 
Children under 5 are free.

MentalIllnessAwareness.jpgCornerstone Counseling at Grace

On Sunday morning, members of the Health Cabinet will be handing out stickers from the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) to promote Mental Health Awareness Week, Oct. 6-10. Representatives from Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago will be in the atrium offering confidential depression screening and information about their services. Therapists from Cornerstone are available on-site at Grace on Thursdays from 10am–9pm, providing counseling and personal development services to individuals, couples, and families from a faith-based perspective.

Donate gently used business clothing to the Safer Foundation

The Social Ministry Committee is working with Grace Youth to collect gently used business attire for the Safer Foundation, which serves men and women with criminal records who are striving to become employed, law-abiding members of the community. Please bring appropriate items to the racks in the atrium this Sunday or next. Needed:

• Suits and sport coats
• Dress pants and skirts
• Dress shirts, blouses, sweaters
• Accessories such as ties, belts and shoes