AdventWreathColor.jpgAdvent mid-week worship

We gather on the next three Wednesdays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17, for Morning Prayer at 11:30 a.m. and Evening Prayer at 7 p.m. Supper is served in Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m. Set aside this time to focus on “Peace, Patience, Promise,” and the meaning of Christ’s coming at Christmas.

Grace Happy Hour on Friday

Drop in and decompress with Grace friends at a Happy Hour on Friday, November 28, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the home of Greg Caraballo. Email Greg for directions (

Helping others this Christmas Season

Night Ministry stocking stuffers. The Night Ministry provides housing, health care, and human connection to members of the Chicago community struggling with poverty or homelessness. Grace members are donating toiletries and other items for Christmas stockings. Bring these to the bin in the atrium this Sunday and December 7. Needed: toothbrush, toothpaste (medium size), deodorant (full size), lip balm, hand cream, soap, shampoo, comb (wide tooth), Magic Gloves, foot and hand warmers, warm socks (dark colors), small sewing kits, decks of cards, small memo pads and pens, mints or wrapped chocolate.

Christmas gifts for those in need. Please take a tag from the Social Ministry Committee's Christmas Giving Tree in the atrium and purchase a gift for a child, a senior or a teenage mom.

Annual Uptown Ministry Christmas dinner. Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve a holiday meal to folks in need at the Chicago Uptown Ministry, 4720 N. Sheridan Road, on Thursday, December 11, 5:30–8:00 p.m. Come to the event, cook ahead, or donate new hats, gloves, mittens and scarves for men, women and children. Bring these to the box marked “Uptown Ministry” in the atrium coat closet. Contact Julie Christopher for more information (