Lutheran Disaster Response provides help for Hurricane Matthew survivors

As you’ve heard on the news, Hurricane Matthew is headed for Florida’s east coast. It has already left a trail of destruction in areas of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Lutheran Disaster Response has local partners ready to respond in these areas as well as in the U. S. Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response designated for “Hurricane Matthew” will help disaster survivors recover and rebuild. Donate here. You may also donate to LDR by writing a check to Grace with “Hurricane Matthew” on the memo line and placing it in the offering plate on Sunday.

Fall forums on sexual orientation and gender identity

Grace Church’s Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity invites you to participate in three Sunday afternoon forums this fall:

October 16: “Conversations on Scripture and Sexuality,” with Pastor Fred Niedner, Valparaiso University, and Pastor Jeff Leininger, Concordia University Chicago.
October 23: “Scientific and Cultural Perspectives on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity” with psychotherapist George Hogenson.
November 6: “A Graceful Conversation for Grace,” led by Pastor Dave Lyle.

Each session will include time for audience members to ask questions of the speakers. Programs begin at 2:30pm in Fellowship Hall. Read more.